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Dirk covers for Ellis, carries Mavs past Warriors
Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) in the first half during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)
November 27, 2013, 11:15 pm

DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points to offset a rough night for playmaking partner Monta Ellis, and the Dallas Mavericks held off a late charge from Golden State for a 103-99 victory over the Warriors on Wednesday night.

Nowitzki was 11 of 19 from the field and added three assists and matched the team high with two steals.

Ellis finished with a season-low four points on 2-of-16 shooting, ut he had a game-high 10 assists, including one to get Samuel Dalembert a dunk and push Dallas' dwindling lead to six at 101-95 with 1:21 remaining.

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 29 points as the Warriors stayed close a night after a tough one-point win in New Orleans.

Klay Thompson and David Lee had 20 points each, while Lee had 12 rebounds and Thompson 10 boards.

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