The Dallas Mavericks snapped a four-game losing streak to the Denver Nuggets with a 105-95 win on Wednesday night. The Mavericks put up 64 points in the first half and although they cooled off in the second half were able to still keep the Nuggets at bay.
Dirk Nowitzki led five Mavericks players in double figures with 25 points and nine rebounds. Vince Carter added 17 points and eight assists while Rodrigue Beaubois and Shawn Marion finished with 13 points each. Brandan Wright came off the bench to finish in double figures with 10 points.
Al Harrington and Rudy Fernandez led the Nuggets with 17 points each. Ty Lawson added 16 points and 10 assists while Nene chipped in 16 points and 10 boards. Aaron Afflalo and Andre Miller finished with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Dallas improves to 15-11 on the season and moves to within 2.5 games of the San Antonio Spurs for the Southwest Division lead.
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