Dirk's 35 helps Mavs top Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 35 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 112-106 on Thursday night for their 13th victory in 14 games.

Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 12 rebounds, including a tip-in with 19 seconds left. Jason Terry scored 16, capped by a pair of free throws with 14.1 seconds to play to give Dallas a 111-106 lead.

Shawn Marion added 12 points as the Mavericks improved to 9-0 against Pacific Division foes, including 4-0 on the road.

Channing Frye scored 24 points and Steve Nash 15 points and 14 assists in just the third loss for the Suns in their last 11 games.

Nowitzki was at his smooth-shooting best most of the night, sinking 8 of 10 in a 19-point first half. He finished the game 13 of 18 from the field and 6 of 6 at the foul line, including a nine-point fourth quarter.

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