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                   === Marion, Mavericks move past Magic ===
 
 Orlando,  FL (Sports Network) - Shawn Marion tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds
 along  with three  steals to help the Dallas Mavericks down the Orlando Magic,
 111-105, on Sunday at Amway Center.
 
 Seven Mavericks scored in double-figures, with Vince Carter and O.J. Mayo each
 finishing  with 15 points. Carter also had six assists and three blocks in the
 victory  for Dallas,  which bounced  back after  having its  four-game winning
 streak snapped against Oklahoma City on Friday.
 
 "I  think we're  really hitting  our stride  right now,"  said Carter.  "We're
 shooting it well."
 
 Dirk  Nowitzki added  12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks
 and  Chris  Kaman finished with 13  points and eight boards for the Mavericks,
 who have won seven in a row at Orlando.
 
 The  Magic  continued their troubles  at home, falling  for the eighth time in
 their  last nine  games. Glen  Davis tallied  24 points,  six assists  and six
 rebounds,  Jameer Nelson poured in 20 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 14 points
 and 11 rebounds in the setback.
 
 "We'll  continue to  work," said Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn. "That's the best
 part of it, we've got games ahead of us. We'll continue to work and that's our
 best approach."
 
 Orlando  came  out strong,  taking a 14-2  lead to begin  the game, but Dallas
 rallied  to go  ahead by quarter's end  and the Magic were forced to play from
 behind for most of the remainder of the contest.
 
 Trailing  by as many as 13 in the fourth, the Magic cut the Mavericks' lead to
 104-102 with less than a minute remaining following Vucevic's baseline jumper.
 
 After  Darren  Collison drained  a  triple  from  the  corner on  the  ensuing
 possession for Dallas, J.J. Redick answered with a 3-pointer at the other end,
 but time was working against the Magic.
 
 They  were forced to foul the rest of the game and Nowitzki and Mayo each sank
 a pair from the line to put the contest out of reach.
 
 After  falling  behind by 14 in  the first, the  Mavericks used a 19-2 push to
 take the lead before carrying a 26-24 edge into the second quarter.
 
 The  Magic took a  brief one-point lead early in the second following a Redick
 triple, but the Mavericks regained control soon after.
 
 After  Elton Brand  put  Dallas back  in  front with  a  running hook,  Marion
 finished back-to-back scores inside to create a five-point edge.
 
 The  Mavericks then made their final seven shots from the field -- including a
 3-pointer  each  from Nowitzki and Collison  -- to take a 57-48 advantage into
 halftime.
 
 Dallas  took a 63-52  lead early in the third following a triple by Mayo and a
 technical  free throw by Collison. The Magic pulled even near the midway point
 of  the  quarter after a pair  of Davis scores  bookended an 11-0 run, but the
 Mavericks never let them move in front and they went on to carry an 85-75 edge
 into the fourth.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Magic dropped their seventh consecutive game to an opponent with a losing
 record  ... 10 of  Orlando's last 12 opponents have scored at least 101 points
 against  them ...  Collison scored 11 points and dished out nine assists while
 Brand totaled 14 points and six rebounds off the bench ... Redick scored 18 on
 7-of-13 shooting.
 
 
 01/21 00:02:01 ET