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Ellis scores 22, keys late surge as Bucks spoil Nowitzki's 20-20 game with 95-90 win over Mavs

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    Milwaukee Bucks' J.J. Redick (5) attempts to get past Dallas Mavericks' Jae Crowder (9) on a drive to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings (3) gets past Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Dallas Mavericks' Bernard James, center, dunks as Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova, left, and Larry Sanders (8) watch in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Dallas Mavericks' Elton Brand (42) stops a shot attempt by Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson (31) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Dallas. Bucks' Ekpe Udoh (13) and Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) watch. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

Monta Ellis scored 22 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's first game in nearly 10 years with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds with a 95-90 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

Ellis twice put the Bucks ahead in the final 2 minutes, the last time on a jumper for a 92-90 lead with 1:03 remaining.

Nowitzki had 21 points and 20 rebounds for the Mavericks, who had two chances after Ellis' go-ahead basket. Vince Carter missed a 3-pointer and Darren Collison's wild shot on a drive wasn't close.

Nowitzki's last 20-20 game was April 3, 2003, against the Los Angeles Lakers, when he had 25 points and 22 boards.

J.J. Redick, playing his second game in Dallas in six days but in a different uniform after he was traded from Orlando to Milwaukee, had 14 points and Mike Dunleavy added 13.