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Mavericks Hold Off Wolves 104-97 Behind Nowitzki

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer
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1386929511 Mavericks Hold Off Wolves 104 97 Behind Nowitzki

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves protects the ball from Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks on February 10, 2012 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki welcomed Kevin Love back from his two-game suspension with a season-high 33 points, winning the matchup of Western Conference All-Star power forwards and helping the Dallas Mavericks stave off a Minnesota rally with 104-97 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday.

Nowitzki topped 24 points for the fourth straight game by shooting 11 for 19 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Love finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds, going 14 for 14 from the free-throw line, and sparked a late-third-quarter surge by the Wolves to slash a 17-point deficit to 78-75 on Nikola Pekovic’s putback to open the fourth.

But they missed a chance to sweep the season series from the Mavericks for the first time since 1995-96.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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