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Nowitzki lifts Mavericks past Bulls 100-98

Published On: Mar 30 2013 06:40:43 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 30 2013 09:55:52 PM CDT
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DALLAS -

Dirk Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 100-98 on Saturday.

The Mavericks trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter, but Nowitzki scored Dallas' last eight points in a closing 15-1 run over the final 3½ minutes of the game. He finished with a season-high 35 points.
    
After Jimmy Butler missed two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining, Nowitzki connected on the winning 3 with Luol Deng running at him. Chicago's Nate Robinson then missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have tied it.
    
Robinson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth in Chicago's first game since ending the Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak.