Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Jazz 108-101

Mavs vs. Jazz

Credit: NBAE/Getty Images

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks shoots over Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on March 12, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Copyright 2014 NBAE/Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by MATTHEW COLES

Associated Press

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:44 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday.

The big German made 12 of 14 from the field and all four of his 3-point attempts to help the Mavs snap a three-game road losing skid.

Trey Burke scored 20 points and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, but the Jazz wilted down the stretch against Dallas' long-range shooting. The Mavericks converted 13 of 21 3-point attempts while the Jazz went 5 of 26.

On the first possession of the game, Nowitzki rained his trademark one-legged fade-away jumper, which moved him past John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Print
Email
|