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Dirk Nowitzki's 32 pushes Mavericks by Thunder

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Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points and recorded 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in a complete effort to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 128-119. The Mavericks had no trouble knocking down shots from the field in this one, going 45-90 (50.0%). Dallas (43-29) has now won seven of their last 10 games.

Nowitzki finished 11-23 from the field (2-8 on 3-pointers) and 8-8 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Dallas were Jose Calderon with 22 points and 8 assists, Shawn Marion with 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Samuel Dalembert with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Kevin Durant had another big game for Oklahoma City despite the loss, putting up 43 points on 15-27 shooting (5-11 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 8-8 from the free throw line. Russell Westbrook chipped in 23 points and 8 assists and Reggie Jackson finished with 11 points and 8 assists.

This loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Oklahoma City, dropping them to 52-19 on the year.

Coming up next, the Mavericks square off against the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 50-21 on the year. The Thunder match up against the Sacramento Kings, currently 25-45 this season. The Mavericks lost to Los Angeles the last two times they've played. The Thunder have been victorious in their last two games against Sacramento.

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