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Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Jazz 108-101
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) looks on after scoring against the Utah Jazz in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 12, 2014, 11:38 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 his 3-points 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.

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