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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
After 1: Mavs 25, Suns 25

By Jeff Caplan

DALLAS -- A sloppy start for both teams turned into a mildly entertaining first quarter in which neither team led by more than five points and they combined for 12 turnovers.

Hakeem Warrick hit a corner 3 off a pass from Steve Nash to tie it up. Dallas shot just 42.3 percent (again), and made just 1-of-5 shots from beyond the arc, while the Suns are at 47.6 percent.

Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas with seven points. Brendan Haywood has four points and six rebounds.

Marcin Gortat has eight points for Phoenix and Channing Frye has seven.

Dallas has already used several linup combinations and six players off the bench.