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DALLAS - Irate after another botched defensive assignment and an easy lay-in for the Mavericks, Dwane Casey called a timeout less than two minutes into the second quarter. At the time Dallas held a 15-point advantage, they would lead by as many as 19 early in the frame. So what was said in that timeout? "This is a PG-rated show, so I cant really say it," Casey joked after the game. Whatever it was, it worked. Casey challenged their pride. So too did the Mavericks, who had knocked them down, both literally and figuratively. As three Raptor players went to the ground, scrambling for the rebound as time expired in overtime - following a missed floater from Monta Ellis - it became clear, they had taken the challenge personally, and prevailed. "We were sleepwalking, kind of emotionally [hung over] from our close loss the other night I thought, maybe feeling sorry for ourselves," Casey said after his teams 109-108 victory, two days following a heartbreaking OT defeat to Charlotte at home. "I had to get their attention." "Guys responded. They came out swinging. We were down 19, they hit us with a haymaker and Im proud of the way our guys fought back. Thats what the NBA is all about." The Raptors gave the home team a 16-minute head start before closing out the first half on a 27-11 run. Once they showed up, tightened some screws on defence and matched Dallas physicality, they showed a lot of character. "We just held ourselves accountable," said Amir Johnson, who blanketed Dirk Nowitzki on the final play of regulation and contested Ellis runner as time expired in OT. "We took it as a team, like look, were not going to win this game if we dont get defensive stops." Looking at the box score it seems strange to say the Raptors won this game on the defensive end. The Mavs shot 51 per cent from the floor, 10-of-21 from three-point range, outscored Toronto 60-40 in the paint and recorded 31 assists on 26 field goals. But the Raptors defence was timely. They got big stops when they needed them the most, working hard for each one. It was a gritty effort on an unforgiving stage -- the Mavs had the second best home record in the West at 11-2. It was also another page in the book of DeMar DeRozans continued evolution into star-player status. Evident early on, DeRozan was going to have a tough time getting his shot to fall against this Mavericks defence. Without Rudy Gay around to attract attention, opponents have been zeroing in on the Raptors guard and the Mavs - using elite, veteran defender Shawn Marion, among others - were no different. Instead, DeRozan embraced the attention, matching a career-high with nine assists. Most importantly, he came through when it mattered most. DeRozan was 3-for-14 before hitting the game-tying jumper at the end of regulation and going 2-of-3 in OT. "I understand a lot of teams, mostly all the teams, are going to key into me so I used that to my advantage and just tried to get my teammates going," said DeRozan, who finished with 15 points. "They help me get easy baskets once they knock down shots and put me in the best situation at the end of games to get a bucket when we need one." Kyle Lowry led the team with 20 points, also adding six assists while Jonas Valanciunas bounced back from a tough outing in the loss to Charlotte with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Defensively, the heroes were Johnson and newcomer John Salmons, who were assigned to the red-hot Nowitzki and Ellis down the stretch. With Johnson draped all over him, Nowitzki missed a 13-foot step back jumper - a shot he might as well have patented - at the end of the fourth quarter. When Ellis caught the ball with 10 seconds remaining in OT, the plan for Caseys club was to commit the foul they still had left to give. As the Mavs guard put the ball on the floor, Johnson - who switched onto Ellis - opted to play it out. "I just took it in my own hands to just try to play him straight up, man-to-man," Johnson said. "It was a great decision I guess because he missed the shot." Jose Calderon led the Mavs in scoring with 23 points, adding nine assists with just one turnover against his former team. Calderon shot 7-for-10 from three-point range, where hes shooting a career-high 47 per cent this season, his first in Dallas. The 32-year-old point guard greeted his old teammates and coaches with hugs following the Mavs shoot around Friday morning but was all business once the ball was tossed up. "Thats just Jose, man," said DeRozan, who played with Calderon for four-plus seasons in Toronto. "It seems like every time the ball leaves his hand its going in. Hes, in my opinion, one of the best shooters in the league, without a doubt. So its not surprising to me." NHL Jerseys Sale . 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James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, and Irving scored 15 of his 27 in the final quarter of Clevelands third straight win.Perhaps most importantly for the Cavs, they held Boston to 20 points in the final 12 minutes after allowing 42 in the third.We gave up a 40-point quarter and thats unacceptable if we want to grow, James said, but we showed growth in the fourth quarter.James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to give Cleveland the lead. The Celtics then lost the ball out of bounds, but Irving missed a layup and Avery Bradley rebounded for Boston, which called timeout with 7 seconds to go.Rajon Rondo, who finished with 16 assists, then lost control of his dribble near the top of the key. He shot and missed just after the final buzzer.We had a couple of different options, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Rondo had a good matchup, but Joe Harris did a nice job on him.Kevin Love added 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers.Thats quite a homecoming, said Cleveland coach David Blatt, who grew up in nearby Framingham. I thought Boston played great basketball for three quarters (and) we waited a long time to get it in gear defensively.Kelly Olynyk led Boston with a season-high 21 points, and Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green had 19 apiece.Boston grabbed a 103-84 lead on Tyler Zellers layup early in the fourth quarter.Then Irving took charge, scoring 13 of Clevelands next 15 points and cutting the margin to 107-99 with 8:40 left.James led the Cavaliers in the last six minutes of the quarter with 10 pooints.dddddddddddd His three-point play put them ahead 120-118 with 1:11 remaining before Love added a free throw.Boston then tied the game at 121 on one free throw by Sullinger and two by Green.Kyrie made some shots. LeBron made some shots, Sullinger said. Thats what great players do.Coming into the day, Cleveland had allowed the sixth-highest average points in the NBA, while Boston gave up the fourth most.The first half ended with the score tied at 59. Neither team led by more than three points in the last eight minutes.THREE AT A TIMEIrving made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter.The problem is, if you defend him differently, youre going to give up something else, Stevens said.HOT AND COLD CELTICSBoston missed just six shots while outscoring Cleveland 42-25 in the third quarter, but then went 8 for 16 from the field while getting outscored 38-20 in the fourth.Well have a chance to be very, very good with consistent defensive play, Blatt said. Until we do, were going to have to win games like this.TIP-INSCavaliers: James had his first shot blocked by Olynyk but finished the first half with 22 points. ... James passed former Celtics star Robert Parish for 24th place in career scoring with 23,360 points. Parish scored 23,334. ... G Dion Waiters came off the bench after missing Monday nights win over New Orleans with a bruised lower back.Celtics: Seven Celtics scored in double figures. ... G Marcus Thornton returned after missing Wednesday nights loss to Oklahoma City with a sprained right ankle.UP NEXTCavaliers: Return to Cleveland to face Atlanta on Saturday night, beginning a stretch of eight games at home in their next nine.Celtics: Finish a three-game homestand Monday night against Phoenix. ' ' '

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