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Dirk Nowitzki Leads Mavericks to 92-90 Victory Over Lakers With Late Jumpshot

The Los Angeles Lakers (9-38) fell to the Dallas Mavericks (26-21) at their own Staples Center on Tuesday night.

Dirk Nowitzki Leads Mavericks to 92-90 Victory Over Lakers With Late Jumpshot

Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki made a big jumper over Los Angeles’ Julius Randle with 2.1 seconds left to play to lead his team to a 92-90 victory over the Lakers. The game marked the Lakers’ sixth straight loss, and the first win for the Mavericks after two straight losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. This was also the Mavs’ tenth straight victory over the Lakers.

Nowitzki scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

The relatively young Lakers were matched up against the veteran Mavericks. Kobe Bryant was out for Los Angeles due to a shoulder injury.

”I heard him talk some noise during the game, so that was fun,” Nowitzki said with a grin, referring to Bryant. ”It was just fun competition down the stretch…. I’m not really a big trash-talker, but once I’m talked to, I’ll have some fun.”

The Lakers dominated the boards with a 47-35 advantage. Randle led the team with 11 points, and Larry Nance Jr. scored seven after returning from a four-game absence due to a sore knee. The Lakers remain in last place in the Western Conference and only hold a better record than the Philadelphia 76ers (7-39).

 

Written by Pablo Mena
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