Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, to rally the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
Trailing by 10 after three periods, Nowitzki brought the Mavs
back during a furious fourth. With a flurry of fadeaways,
turnarounds and long-range jumpers, Nowitzki helped Dallas build an
The Spurs pulled within four, 104-100, but Nowitzki held them
back with a 3-pointer with 51 seconds to play.
Spurs forward Tim Duncan outperformed Nowitzki with 31 points
and 12 rebounds, but the Mavs' star got strong support from five
others who scored in double-figures. Jason Terry had 21 points,
Erick Dampier added 14, and Shawn Marion and Tim Thomas each
chipped in 12.