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Nowitzki, Mavs move past Lakers

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points with nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 107-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brandan Wright posted a season-high 23 points off the bench for the Mavericks and Shawn Marion tallied 15 points and grabbed eight boards.

Dallas remained one-half game ahead of Memphis and Phoenix for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Mavericks have five games remaining on their schedule, while the Grizzlies and Suns each have six games left.

Jodie Meeks led LA with 25 points, while Jordan Hill registered 14 points with 10 rebounds in the setback, the Lakers' third in a row and fifth in their last six games.

04/05 01:02:24 ET