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Gobert's monster game leads Jazz to OT win over Mavs (1:26)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea is expected to miss several games after straining his left calf for the third time this season. "Same calf, different area," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "Just unlucky. It's going to be a while. It's going to be likely weeks and not days."

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Gobert air-balls a free throw in win (0:23)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 112, Mavs 107 (final in OT). Rudy Gobert (27 points, 25 rebounds) dominated. Dirk Nowitzki (1-of-13 FG) had one of his worst nights.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rudy Gobert (27 points, 25 rebounds) has the first 25-25 night of this NBA season. Both are career highs.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rudy Gobert has career highs in points (25) and rebounds (24).

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs PG J.J. Barea strained his left calf again and will not return.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 98, Jazz 98 headed to OT. George Hill has fouled out. Dirk Nowitzki is 1-of-12 from the floor.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz PG George Hill fouls out of a tie game with 1:17 remaining. Utah in jeopardy of suffering its second loss with Hill/Gordon Hayward duo.

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Powell soars for the jam (0:20)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 72, Mavs 68 after three quarters. Dallas briefly took the lead but gave up five points the following possession (flagrant 1 foul, defensive 3 seconds, Joe Johnson bucket).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 46, Mavs 41 at the half. Gordon Hayward leads all scorers with 15 points despite the pain in his left ring finger (which he broke during preseason) flaring up badly enough to force him to call a timeout at one point.

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Baylor favored to defeat Horned Frogs

Reigning Big 12 Player of the Week Vladimir Brodziansky of TCU welcomes No. 6 Baylor to Fort Worth, where BPI gives the visiting Bears a 61 percent chance to win this Texas battle. Preview

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Hayward skies for alley-oop jam (0:19)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 22, Jazz 19 after a quarter. Devin Harris has 8 points in 4 minutes off the Dallas bench.

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Range of Big 12 talent will meet on Saturday

Texas has the worst offense in the Big 12 this season. No. 2 Kansas has been among the best, leading in FG percentage and 3-point FG percentage. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban said NBA office fined him $25,000 earlier this season after he criticized officiating after a no-call in a Nets-Clippers game.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban kind of softens his stance on Russell Westbrook: "If he's not a superstar, he's the closest thing to it."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban on MVP: "If it would end today, as much as I hate the Rockets, I would vote for [James] Harden."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight was asked today about the controversy at Oregon and noted his staff is providing longer rest times during the early phase of their offseason conditioning program, since Texas players didn't play in a bowl game and thus have been off for 7 weeks.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Like they did with their Houston team, Texas' new coaching staff will sort players into 3 groups this offseason. The "gold" players are leaders who take care of their business. "Green" players are improving. And the ones who need help, the troublemakers who skip class and tutoring? Strength coach Yancy McKnight says they'll be the "crimson" group, clearly a nod to rival Oklahoma.