Wolves 2nd Half Charge Falls Short

Updated: 12/31/2013 6:09 AM
Created: 12/30/2013 10:01 PM

Shawn Marion scored 32 points and hit two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Dallas Mavericks withstand a furious second-half charge from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 100-98 victory Monday night.

Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points for the Mavericks, who led by 19 late in the first half before the Wolves came back.

Kevin Love had 36 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, and his 3-pointer 90 seconds into the fourth quarter gave the Wolves an 86-85 lead. They led 90-87 midway through the period, but Marion hit two 3-pointers during a 10-0 run to put the Mavericks back in front.

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Dallas Mavericks' Jose Calderon, right, of Spain, gets off a pass as Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, center, defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Minneapolis.
Photo: AP/Jim Mone
Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love defends in the first quarter.
Photo: AP/Jim Mone

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