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Dirk Nowitzki had his usual monster game, scoring 32 points -- he averaged 34.4 in the series -- and Kidd added 19.
"It's not over, we're still on the road man," Billups said. "We are moving on to bigger and better things and hopefully we can remain successful."
Before the game, the NBA said it wouldn't punish anybody over the ugly incidents that occurred on and off the court in the games in Dallas, which included Mavs owner Mark Cuban throwing a fit after a non-call helped Denver win Game 3, when he also yelled at Kenyon Martin's mother.
In Game 4, Anthony shoved Wright to break away from his elbow clamp underneath the basket, resulting in one of a slew of technical fouls.
Cuban wasn't in Denver to hear from the Nuggets' fans Wednesday night as he skipped Game 5 to attend an awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Cuban had written in his blog this week that the Nuggets' families and friends could sit in his private suite "when the series returns to Dallas."
There didn't appear to be any incidents with the crowd surrounding the Mavericks on Wednesday night other than a small giveaway plastic ball that bounced near their bench as the clock ticked off the final seconds.
Notes: Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle arrived an hour before tip-off after serving as a pallbearer at Chuck Daly's funeral in Florida. ... Dallas fell to 3-6 in conference semifinal series. ... Billups improved to 16-4 in closeout games in his career. ... The Nuggets fell to the Lakers in five games in their last trip to the conference finals 24 years ago. ... Denver F Chris Andersen returned from a bout of food poisoning that kept him out of Game 4 but he had a quiet game, failing to score in 14 minutes.
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