SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, 14 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 95-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.

Jason Terry had 14 points and 10 assists, Josh Howard added 12 points in his return to the lineup, and Erick Dampier contributed 11.

Tim Duncan made three free throws with 12 seconds left to bring the Spurs within one, but two from the line by Nowitzki and last-second misses by Robert Horry and Michael Finley sent the Spurs to their third home loss of the season.

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