Nowitzki, Mavericks bounce back in OT

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Dirk Nowitzki was right, and, as a result, the Dallas Mavericks are in playoff position again.

Nowitzki scored 7 of his 32 points in overtime, and added 10 rebounds and six assists, leading the Mavericks to a 128-119 victory over visiting Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

In Dallas’s 107-104 OT loss to Brooklyn on Sunday, he was 2 for 12 from the field in his worst shooting performance of the season.

The victory pushed Dallas into eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of idle Phoenix.

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