Nowitzki, Barnes Help Mavericks Beat Wizards 112-107

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WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Dallas Mavericks make an unlikely run to the playoffs, their final quarter on Wednesday night might turn out to be the start of it.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 20 points and Seth Curry added 10 of his 19 in the fourth, and the Mavericks used their highest-scoring period of the season to complete a 112-107 victory over the Washington Wizards that boosted their slim playoff hopes.

“We desperately needed this game,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose team outscored Washington 39-27 in the fourth quarter. “Our guys knew it.”

Harrison Barnes had 22 points for the Mavericks, who began the night tied for 10th place in the Western Conference, 3 1/2 games behind Denver for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Nicolas Brussino scored eight of his 11 points off the bench in the fourth as Dallas snapped a two-game skid, two days after an ugly 100-77 loss in…

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