DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki matched his season high with 39
points and new starter J.J. Barea provided quite a spark in the
fourth quarter, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-97 victory
over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Nowitzki had 37 points through three quarters and the Mavs
seemed to be comfortably headed to victory when the Suns began to
make things interesting. But just when they got within 10, Barea -
a 5-foot-11 backup point guard-turned-co-starter alongside Jason
Kidd - helped Dallas regain control by single-handedly guiding a
10-0 run. Soon after, he nailed a 3-pointer and punctuated it with
a loud scream drowned out by a roar from fans already on their
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