DIRK Nowitzki recovered from a bad first half to lead the Dallas Mavericks past the Charlotte Bobcats in an 89-82 victory Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).
Nowitzki scored 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept the Charlotte Bobcats winless in Dallas. The German superstar was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth.
Al Jefferson scored 19 points, and Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker chipped in 16 each. Charlotte is 0-10 in Dallas and 1-17 overall against the Mavs and is considered the NBA's worst record for one team against another.