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Nowitzki, Mavericks rally past Thunder, 112-107

By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki matched his season high with 30 points, Chandler Parsons added 26 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 Sunday night.

The Mavericks rallied from seven points down to start the fourth quarter. They were without center Tyson Chandler, a late scratch with back spasms that aren't supposed to sideline him long.

The Thunder played their sixth straight game without Kevin Durant because of a sprained right ankle. They fell short in their third chance to reach .500 for the first time after Durant and Russell Westbrook were sidelined by injuries for 14 of the first 16 games.

Nowitzki put the Mavericks ahead for good with a pair of free throws with 3:25 to go.

Serge Ibaka led Oklahoma City with a season-high 26 points.

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