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Dirk Hands Spurs Second Loss Of Season

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks signs autographs for fans before playing against the San Antonio Spurs during the game on November 26, 2010 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks signs autographs for fans before playing against the San Antonio Spurs during the game on November 26, 2010 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

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SAN ANTONIO¬† (AP)– Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks halted San Antonio’s winning streak at 12 games, beating the Spurs 103-94 on Friday night.

Shawn Marion scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Dallas, which probably took extra satisfaction finally handing the Spurs a loss. Last time the Mavs were in San Antonio, their season ended in a stunning playoff ouster to the Spurs.

Manu Ginobili had 31 points for the Spurs, 16 in the first quarter.

But the Mavericks, who lost all three playoff games in San Antonio in their first-round loss last season, pulled away with a 14-2 run within the final five minutes.

Tyson Chandler scored 13 of his 19 points from the foul line for Dallas, which has won four straight.