Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks recap: Dirk Nowitzki scores 29 in Dallas’ victory over Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) grabs a rebound away from Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) in the first half in Minneapolis.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) grabs a rebound away from Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) in the first half in Minneapolis. AP

Why the Mavs won: Dirk Nowitzki poured in a game-high 29 points Sunday afternoon to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 93-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Mavs completed this three-game road trip with a 2-1 record and will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Key players: Nowitzki was 12 of 22 shooting from the field in 32 minutes. Chandler Parsons scored 14 points, and Zaza Pachulia finished with 13 points to go with 11 rebounds as he registered his 19th double-double of the season. Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 21 points.

Key stat: The Mavs shot 46.8 percent from the field.

Records: Mavs 22-16, Timberwolves 12-26

Dallas

22

26

20

25

93

Minnesota

22

20

13

32

87

Dallas

MIN

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

F

Pt

Parsons

29:36

6-7

1-3

0-5

2

2

14

Nowitzki

31:42

12-22

1-1

1-7

1

1

29

Pachulia

32:04

4-9

5-5

6-11

2

3

13

Williams

29:12

2-10

0-0

1-3

4

3

4

Matthews

33:05

1-8

2-2

1-5

1

4

5

Powell

13:33

0-0

0-0

0-4

1

1

0

Felton

18:27

2-4

3-4

0-0

2

1

7

Harris

18:57

1-4

3-6

1-2

3

1

5

McGee

15:56

4-6

0-0

1-1

0

2

8

Barea

17:28

4-7

0-0

0-1

4

1

8

Totals

240

36-77

15-21

11-39

20

19

93

Percentages: FG .468, FT .714. Three-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Nowitzki 4-7, Parsons 1-1, Matthews 1-5, Felton 0-1, Barea 0-2, Harris 0-2, Williams 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 15 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Felton, Pachulia, Powell). Turnovers: 13 (Williams 4, Barea 2, Harris 2, Matthews 2, Pachulia, Parsons, Powell). Steals: 7 (Harris 2, Matthews 2, Nowitzki, Powell, Williams). Technical Fouls: Matthews, 3:40 first; Pachulia, 4:27 third.

Minnesota

MIN

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

F

Pt

Prince

20:23

2-5

0-0

1-1

3

0

4

Garnett

7:26

1-3

0-0

0-0

2

3

2

Towns

25:05

5-9

0-0

1-4

1

3

10

Rubio

33:30

4-10

4-5

1-7

8

2

12

Wiggins

36:00

8-19

4-5

3-7

3

1

21

Dieng

18:49

0-1

0-0

4-7

1

3

0

Pekovic

15:19

2-5

0-0

0-1

0

4

4

Muhammad

27:37

5-10

5-8

1-5

0

4

16

LaVine

8:22

0-2

0-0

0-1

1

0

0

Payne

16:20

0-6

0-0

0-2

1

1

0

Martin

12:00

3-6

3-3

0-1

0

0

9

Miller

6:08

1-1

1-1

0-0

2

1

3

Bjelica

13:01

2-2

0-0

0-2

1

3

6

Totals

240

33-79

17-22

11-38

23

25

87

Percentages: FG .418, FT .773. Three-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Bjelica 2-2, Muhammad 1-4, Wiggins 1-4, Martin 0-2, Payne 0-2, Rubio 0-2). Team Rebounds: 14. Team Turnovers: 17 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Towns 2). Turnovers: 16 (Martin 3, Wiggins 3, Dieng 2, Rubio 2, Towns 2, LaVine, Miller, Payne, Pekovic). Steals: 8 (Rubio 3, Wiggins 2, Bjelica, Payne, Towns). Att.—14,363 (19,356). T—2:18.

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