Wesley Matthews scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-87 at American Airlines Center. The Mavs have won back-to-back games for just the third time this season.
The Dallas Mavericks have brought back forward Nicolas Brussino and former Baylor star guard Pierre Jackson after each had stints in the NBA D-League. Brussino averaged 16 points in three games, Jackson led the league with 29.6 points per game.
Karl-Anthony Towns outscores Dallas 20-19 in the first quarter and finishes with 34 points and 11 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio becomes the first player in the NBA this season with 15 assists and five steals. Dirk Nowitzki scores a season-high 26 in the loss.