Nowitzki Powers Mavs Past Celtics

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Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks past the Boston Celtics 89-73 Monday night at the American Airlines Center.  Nowitzki scored a game-high 26 points while moving into 20th place all-time on the NBA scoring chart.  As if that wasn’t enough, Nowitzki also grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds and made is 1000th block.

Jason Kidd moved into the record books also, passing Michael Jordon in steals to move into 2nd place all-time.  Kidd finished the game with 8 assists and 3 steals.

Jason Terry scored 16 for the Mavs, and Shawn Marion added 11.

Dallas has now won 7 of the last 8 games.

The Mavericks will host the Lakers on Wednesday.