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Nowitzki leads Mavs past Bulls

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Dirk Nowitzki scored his team's final eight points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left that vaulted the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-98 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

Nowitzki shot a scorching 14-of-17 from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3- point range en route to a season-high 35 points. Vince Carter assisted on Nowitzki's go-ahead bucket and finished with 17 points off the bench for the Mavericks, who closed the contest on a 15-1 surge.

Brandan Wright donated a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Dallas bounce back from Thursday's 103-78 setback against Indiana.

Carlos Boozer recorded a double-double with 25 points and 11 boards, while Luol Deng and Nate Robinson also added 25 points apiece for the Bulls, who had won three straight.

03/30 16:47:36 ET