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Nowitzki stars as Mavericks edge Magic

Updated: 31 March 2012 12:25 IST

Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki banked in a jumper with 5.9 seconds left and scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Mavericks to a comeback 100-98 win over the Orlando Magic in the NBA on Friday.

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Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki banked in a jumper with 5.9 seconds left and scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Mavericks to a comeback 100-98 win over the Orlando Magic in the NBA on Friday.

The Mavericks trailed by 15 points in the third quarter before rallying in the final period, aided by a plethora of turnovers by the Magic. Jason Terry had 10 points in the quarter and 17 in the game.

Orlando had 16 turnovers, which led to 20 points for the Mavericks. Orlando lost to Dallas for the sixth straight time at home.

Jameer Nelson scored 24 points to lead the Magic.

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