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Nowitzki's late points lead Mavericks past Grizzlies 103-95


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, including the last eight for Dallas in the final 2 minutes, and the Mavericks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 103-95 on Monday.

The Grizzlies took a two-point lead with about 4 minutes left, but Dallas outscored Memphis 14-4 the rest of the way.

Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 25 points and seven assists. Chandler Parsons added 15 points, but was 5 of 14 from the field. Devin Harris had 12 points off the Dallas bench, and Tyson Chandler finished with 10 points and 16 rebounds.

Mike Conley, back after missing two games with a right ankle sprain, led Memphis with 22 points. Marc Gasol scored 20, and Zach Randolph had 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Courtney Lee had 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting, and Jeff Green scored all 11 of his points in the first half.

The Mavericks led by as many as 11, and were still up by seven entering the fourth quarter. Memphis opened the period with a 9-2 run and tied it at 84, but Dallas pulled away again.

Conley's 3-pointer with 4 minutes left gave Memphis its first lead since the opening quarter at 91-89.

Dallas erased that with its final push, led by Nowitzki. Rajon Rondo had only three field goals in the game, but two came after Memphis took the lead and before Nowitzki went on his spurt.

Ellis' jumper at the end of the first half gave him 12 points and a 53-46 lead for Dallas. Harris also had 12 points by halftime for the Mavericks.

Memphis chipped away at the lead in the third, but could never overtake Dallas. Nowitzki, limited to two points in the first half, had nine in the quarter.

Parsons scored 10 points in the third and the Mavericks connected on six 3-pointers. That helped Dallas hold an 82-75 lead going into the fourth.

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Mavericks: Chandler had his 18th double-double of the season. Dallas is 13-5 in those games. ... Nowitzki has reached double figures in all 39 games he's played this season. . Dallas had lost two straight to Memphis.

Grizzlies: The FedExForum was evacuated for a short time about 90 minutes before the opening tip. A mechanical detector went off, activating the alarm. After an investigation, it was determined to be a false alarm. . Pregame activities included the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sports Legacy Symposium honoring Earl Monroe, Jason Collins and Chauncey Billups. ... The Grizzlies are 5-8 on MLK Day.

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