The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to
a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City
Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in 18 games.
Nowitzki scored 13 points before leaving with 9:10 left in the
second with what the Mavericks said was a sore right knee. Shawn
Marion led the effort to replace him, scoring 20 points off the
Dallas improved to 11-1 on the road this season, best in the
NBA, and 24-5 overall.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points, one game after a season-high 44
points on Christmas against Denver. James Harden had 18 for the
Thunder, who dropped their second in a row to the Mavericks this
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle also missed the game due to a knee