MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points and the Dallas
Mavericks led by as many as 31 in a 101-78 pounding of Minnesota.
Nowitzki shot 12-for-20 in leading the Mavericks in scoring for
the ninth straight game. He's averaging 26.2 points a game during
his recent scoring binge.
Josh Howard added 22 points and eight rebounds to help the Mavs
make it four straight wins and nine of 11.
Jason Terry added 14 points off the bench for Dallas, which led
31-16 after one period.
Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the Timberwolves'
eighth straight loss.
The Wolves are a league-worst 4-and-29.