After a timeout, Dallas had one more chance to pull this one out — and so did Brewer.
Sure enough, he sideswiped Morrow's 23-footer, getting just enough of the ball for it to fall short of the rim.
"I just knew he was going hard right," Brewer said. "I knew he had to shoot it. There was only 2.8 seconds left and I knew I could block it."
These are the types of things the Nuggets will hang onto as they forge ahead without Gallinari.
"We've got some gutsy guys that have a competitive spirit that's pretty first-class," Karl said.
NOTES: Denver is one win shy of matching its franchise record 20-game home winning streak, set in 1984-85. ... This marked the Mavericks' only visit to Denver this season. The teams play again in Dallas next week.
AP Sports Writer Arnie Stapleton can be reached at http://twitter.com/arniestapleton