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Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Jazz 108-101

  • Article by: MATTHEW COLES
  • Associated Press
  • March 12, 2014 - 10:40 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday.

The big German made 12 of 14 from the field and all four his 3-points attempts to help the Mavs snap a three-game road losing skid.

Trey Burke scored 20 points and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, but the Jazz wilted down the stretch against Dallas' long-range shooting. The Mavericks converted 13 of 21 3-point attempts while the Jazz went 5 of 26.

On the first possession of the game, Nowitzki rained his trademark one-legged fade-away jumper, which moved him past John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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