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Mavericks take down Suns
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points apiece to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 110-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
Vince Carter added 15 points, Elton Brand scored 12 and Dahntay Jones finished with 11 for the Mavericks, winners in six of their last eight games.
Goran Dragic scored 18 points and dished out eight assists, Luis Scola scored 14 points and P.J. Tucker and Michael Beasley added 12 points apiece for the Suns, who fell to 4-19 on the road this season.
Dallas led 29-21 after the first quarter and took a 57-42 lead into the break.
Phoenix shot 64.7 percent (11-for-17) from the field in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 81-72 entering the final period. Dragic scored eight points in frame.
The Suns scored the first four points of the fourth to pull within 81-76, but the Mavericks erased any thought of a Phoenix comeback with a 19-5 run to go up 100-81 with just over six minutes to go.
The Mavs shot 51.1 percent (45-for-88) from the floor ... Dallas scored 23 points off of 18 Phoenix turnovers ... The Mavericks outscored the Suns, 50-40, in the paint ... Phoenix went just 4-for-17 from behind the arc.
01/27 22:34:28 ET
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