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Fighting to extend their 12-year postseason streak, the Dallas Mavericks could take a big step toward that goal with a rare second road win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Trying to further their momentum from a huge come-from-behind victory, the Mavericks open a crucial four-game road trip Tuesday night when they visit the injury-ravaged Lakers.
Dirk Nowitzki supplied the latest heroics for the Mavericks on Saturday when he sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left in a 100-98 come-from-behind victory over visiting Chicago, capping a 15-1 run over the final 3:33.
"This game was kind of like the story of our season,'' said Nowitzki, who finished with a season-high 35 points. "Every time someone writes us off, we find a way to come back.''
The Mavericks (36-37) appear to be peaking at the right time, winning 10 of 14 to get back into the playoff picture. Now they have a chance to get their record to .500 and pull closer to both Utah and the Lakers (...
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Dirk Nowitzki hit the winning shot to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls Saturday 100-98, and he celebrated like a madman. One thing youâ€™ll notice about Nowitzki is that he looked just like a caveman as he celebrated. Refusing to shave for nearly two months will do that to someone.
As we told you last month, several Mavericks players vowed not to shave until the team...
Dirk Nowitzki finally leads the Dallas Mavericks in scoring again. He has more work to do if he wants to make the playoffs for a 13th straight season.
The 7-foot German passed O.J. Mayo even before getting a season-high 35 and hitting a last-second 3-pointer to complete a stirring rally against Chicago over the weekend.
The Mavericks started winning at a playoff pace once Nowitzki...
Dirk Nowitzki said the ball felt flat coming out of his hand.
It turned out to be the perfect trajectory for the Dallas Mavericks.
Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and the Mavericks rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 100-98 on Saturday.
''This game was kind of like the story of our season,'' said Nowitzki, who finished with a season-high 35 points...
The Dallas Mavericks are not going to go quietly in the night, that much is for certain. With a tough game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday it would not have been shocking to see the Mavericks drop one. Nothing against the team; the Bulls are just a good squad in their own right.
With the season winding down and those beards starting to make the team look like Civil WarÂ...
The Mavs used a 15-1 run in theÂ final 4:08 andÂ Dirk Nowitzki capped off a 35 point performance with a game-winning triple with 2.9 seconds left to give the Mavs a 100-98 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday afternoon.
DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 100-98 on Saturday.
The Mavericks trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter, but Nowitzki scored Dallas' last eight points in a closing 15-1 run over the final 3 minutes of the game. He finished with a season-high 35 points.
After Jimmy Butler missed two free...
Dirk Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 100-98 on Saturday.
The Mavericks trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter, but Nowitzki scored Dallas' last eight points in a closing 15-1 run over the final 3 1/2 minutes of the game. He finished with a season-high 35 points.
After Jimmy Butler missed two free throws...
The big German Dirk Nowitzki game winner Bulls-Mavs.
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