Shawn Marion had a season-high 29 points and 14 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks stretched the league's longest active winning streak to 12 straight games with a 125-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and Caron Butler had 23 for
Dallas, which has flourished since acquiring Butler and Brendan
Haywood from the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline.
The Mavericks (44-21) haven't lost since Feb. 16 at Oklahoma
City and have climbed into second place in the Western Conference,
not far behind the Los Angeles Lakers (46-18).
Al Jefferson had 36 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota in his
return from a two-game suspension because of a DWI arrest.