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Without Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks pull away from Suns 109-99

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    Dallas Mavericks' Darren Collison (4) drives past Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Suns coach Lindsey Hunter motions to his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter (25) shoots over Phoenix Suns' Shannon Brown (26) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion (0) blocks the shot of Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

O.J. Mayo scored 20 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks, despite the absence of Dirk Nowitzki, added to their mastery of Phoenix with a 109-99 victory over the Suns on Friday night.

Darren Collison added 19 points and Vince Carter 17 for the Mavericks, minus Nowitzki for the second game in as many nights because of a sore right hip.

Shannon Brown scored 20 and Goran Dragic added 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Suns, 0-3 against Dallas this season and losers of 11 of the last 12 in the series.

The Suns lost at home for the first time in four games since interim coach Lindsey Hunter took over from the fired Alvin Gentry.