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Nowitzki scores 23, Harris gets season high again as Mavs hand Cavs 5th straight loss 124-107

  • Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany drives between Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) and Tristan Thompson, rear, to the basket for a shot attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany drives between Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) and Tristan Thompson, rear, to the basket for a shot attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Mavericks' Samuel Dalembert (1) of Haiti defends as Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) leaps to the basket for a shot attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Mavericks' Samuel Dalembert (1) of Haiti defends as Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) leaps to the basket for a shot attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Mavericks' Samuel Dalembert (1) of Haiti dunks after getting past the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Mavericks' Samuel Dalembert (1) of Haiti dunks after getting past the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 and the Dallas Mavericks pulled away from Cleveland 124-107 Monday night, handing the Cavaliers their fifth straight loss.

Nowitzki was on the bench for most of a key third-quarter stretch as the Mavericks restored a double-digit lead behind by Harris, Brandan Wright and Jose Calderon.

Harris had seven points on a 9-2 run that gave the Mavericks their first 15-point lead, and Wright scored nine of his 14 points in the third. Jose Calderon had four of his game-high 10 assists in the quarter and hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Kyrie Irving had 27 to lead the Cavaliers, who have dropped seven of their last eight.