Najera, the only Mexican in the NBA, was heartily cheered as he
was introduced during pregame festivities. He made four of his
first five shots and finished with eight points -- all in the first
half, but he fouled out with just over five minutes to play.
The Jazz committed nine turnovers in the third quarter and
trailed 68-59 entering the fourth before mounting a comeback with
the help of several Dallas fouls.
The lead changed hands five times in the first half before
Dallas went up 35-33 at 5:37 in the second quarter on Josh Howard's
It was the 16th NBA game played in Mexico City but the first
since 2000. All but one have been preseason games.
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