DALLAS (AP) — Jason Terry had 21 points, Dirk Nowitzki scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks extended Golden State's losing streak to seven games, beating the Warriors 110-101 on Wednesday night.
Monta Ellis, who scored a career-high 46 points, drove for a layup to bring the Warriors to 95-92 with 5:11 left. Nowitzki, who had his right thumb wrapped late in the third quarter, scored the next six points to stretch the lead to nine.
Dallas' Josh Howard scored 19 points, Shawn Marion added 18 and Drew Gooden had 16. Jason Kidd had 16 assists and tied a season high with six steals to help the Mavericks snap a three-game losing streak.
Four days after Portland's Andre Miller scored 52 points against Dallas, Ellis hit 17 of 23 shots from the field and 8 of 13 free throws. Corey Maggette scored 20 points in the second half, and C.J. Watson had 14 points.
Nowitzki was hit hard on the right hand when he was fouled with 3:10 left in the third quarter. He left the game 17 seconds later and the training staff wrapped his thumb on the bench.
Nowitzki returned with 8:01 remaining in the game and was fouled hard driving to the basket seconds later.
The Mavericks led by 18 points in the second quarter before the Warriors trimmed their deficit in the second half.
Ellis scored 12 in the third quarter to bring the Warriors within six and his drive sliced it to 95-92.
Nowitzki, who did not take a shot in the fourth quarter in a loss to Utah on Monday night, hit two free throws after grabbing an offensive rebound off a Terry miss. He added two mid-range jumpers to give Dallas a 101-92 lead with 3:20 remaining.
Ellis kept the Warriors close by scoring the next five points. The Mavericks pulled away when Nowitzki found Terry for a jumper and Kidd connected on a 3-pointer to make it 106-97 with 1:25 left.
The Warriors hit 12 of 17 shots in the third, and they outscored the Mavericks 19-10 over the final 7:36 of the quarter to get to 81-75.
Maggette, who scored 11 in the third, hit a jumper and added a 3-pointer that cut Dallas' lead to six.
Dallas built a 41-23 cushion after going on 25-8 run that spanned the first and second quarters. Howard scored nine points, and Gooden added eight in the surge.