Nets top Mavs 107-104 in OT in Kidd's Dallas visit

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 23, 2014 at 10:35 pm •  Published: March 23, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime to lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 107-104 Sunday night in Jason Kidd's return to Dallas as a coach.

The Nets swept the two-game season series with Dallas in their first year under Kidd, who spent his 41st birthday on the floor where he was essentially the coach at point guard when the Mavericks won the 2011 title.

Marcus Thornton had 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Nets, who won their fourth straight game and beat a Western Conference team for the fifth straight time.

Monta Ellis led Dallas with 32 points, but Dirk Nowitzki finished with 10 on one of his toughest shooting nights of the season.

Nowitzki hit his first shot of overtime after going 1-of-10 in regulation, but the Mavericks couldn't make any shots until it was too late in overtime.

Nowitzki was 2 of 12 from the field, finishing below 42 percent for the third time in four games as the Mavericks dropped to 2-2 on a franchise-record eight-game homestand. Both losses were in overtime.

After a layup that tied the score with 9 seconds left in regulation, Johnson put the Nets up 96-93 early in overtime with a 3-pointer and answered a pair of free throws from Nowitzki with a jumper.

After another miss by Nowitzki, Shaun Livingston stepped in front of a pass from Shawn Marion and went the distance for a layup and Brooklyn's biggest lead at 100-95.

Deron Williams hit a 3-pointer that appeared to put the game away, but Dallas rallied enough to get a 3-point try at the buzzer. Ellis' shot bounced off the rim.

Williams and Paul Pierce had 15 apiece for the Nets.

The Mavericks, who led by 14 points after the first quarter and midway through the third, were up four with 44 seconds left in the regulation when Pierce hit two free throws after getting fouled by Marion.