Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/23/12
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Shawn Marion scored a season-high 29 points and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks stretched their home winning streak to seven games with a 93-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Marion, who entered with five 3-pointers all season, went 4 of 6 from behind the arc and 11 for 20 from the field. Top scorer Dirk Nowitzki and key reserve Vince Carter remain out for the defending NBA champion Mavericks (11-7), who returned home from a 2-2 road trip. Grant Hill scored a season-high 19 points for Phoenix and Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 17 rebounds, his eighth consecutive double-double. Shannon Brown added 14 points for the Suns, who have lost six of eight. Phoenix has dropped its last nine games at Dallas. Ian Mahinmi had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks. Nowitzki missed his second game in what has been projected as a four-game stretch to work on his conditioning and allow his sore right knee to improve. Carter sat out his fourth consecutive game with a...
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