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Lakers come close, but Dirk Nowitzki pulls out the win for the Mavericks

Lakers come close, but Dirk Nowitzki pulls out the win for the Mavericks

The Lakers lost their seventh consecutive game Tuesday night, falling at Staples Center to the Dallas Mavericks, 92-90.

Dirk Nowitzki hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left, then took a moment to pat Kobe Bryant, who stood by the Lakers' bench in street clothes.

Bryant was expected to play one final career game against Nowitzki, but he was a late scratch with a sore shoulder.

Julius Randle got a good look at an open three-point attempt, but missed at the buzzer.

The Lakers played the Mavericks tightly for most of the game, falling behind twice by nine early, before eventually pulling ahead by six.

Lou Williams electrified the crowd with...

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