ATLANTA (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 37 points, Jason Kidd had 19 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-103 in overtime on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Kidd had his first triple-double this season and 104th of his career, third-most in NBA history behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson.
Joe Johnson scored 27 points for Atlanta, which dropped to 22-7 at home. The Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won their Western Conference-best 19th on the road, one more than their total last season.
Josh Smith forced overtime with a putback that tied it at 99.
With 1:37 left in regulation, Kidd got into a brief argument with Mike Woodson after the Atlanta coach took too long to step off the court as the guard was dribbling near the left sideline.
Woodson seemed to be pulling his right foot off the floor when Kidd used his left arm to push the coach back rather softly into the scorer's table.
Lead official Mark Wunderlich quickly called timeout, cleared the players from the floor and brought Dallas coach Rick Carlisle over to speak with Woodson before whistling the Atlanta coach for a technical foul.
After Nowitzki hit the ensuing free throw that cut the Atlanta lead to 97-96, Johnson missed a jumper before Kidd hit a three in front of the Hawks bench to put Dallas ahead 99-97.
Atlanta missed its first eight shots of overtime before Smith's layup cut the lead to 108-103 with 30 seconds remaining.
Hawks sixth man Jamal Crawford hit a pair of free throws with 8:23 left in regulation to make it 86-71 for the game's biggest lead. But he and his teammates soon lost their shooting touch, as Crawford combined with Al Horford, Mike Bibby and Marvin Williams to finish just 17-for-54 from the field.
Nowitzki hit 15-of-26 shots for the Mavs, and teammate Shawn Marion finished with 14 points after going 7-for-11 from the field.
NOTES: Mavs F DeShawn Stevenson, who started his second straight game because Caron Butler is having a negative reaction to medication, finished with three points. ... Dallas improved to 22-6 when scoring 100-plus points and 22-5 when out-rebounding opponents. ... Smith's seven steals were a career high.