Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks maintained the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with a 109-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Shawn Marion added 21 points and Jason Terry contributed 15 for
Dallas, which increased its conference lead over Denver to 1 1-2
Nowitzki hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range and went 16 for 17 from
the free throw line as the Mavericks moved to 4-4 since snapping a
season-best 13-game winning streak.
J.R. Smith scored 27 points and Nene had 14 for the Nuggets, who
lost their fifth in six games. Carmelo Anthony, the league's No. 3
scorer, went 3 for 16 from the floor and had 10 points, 18.9 below