Nowitzki scored a game-high 29 points. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
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Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, 37 years old and with more than 1,300 NBA games under his belt, is still the Mavericks' go-to guy.Dallas forward Chandler Parsons added 14 points and center Zaza Pachulia scored 13, but it was Nowitzki's scoring touch that made the difference.Nowitzki finished the game 12-for-22 from the floor and pulled down seven rebounds in 31 minutes. The Timberwolves trimmed the deficit to 85-82 late in the fourth quarter, but Nowitzki converted a 3-point play with 1:30 remaining, and Dallas held on.Point guard Chris Paul scored 25 points with 11 assists and five rebounds for the Clippers, one of seven Los Angeles players to score in double figures.Luc Mbah a Moute and Johnson then made three of six free throws to help the Clippers secure the win.
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