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Mavericks rally from 24 down to defeat Kings
Mavericks rally from 24 down to defeat Kings

Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside the U.S. and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to beat the visiting Sacramento Kings, 106-98, on Tuesday night. Monta Ellis scored 10 of his 16 points in the third quarter, including a fadeaway three-pointer at the buzzer after the Mavericks had taken their first lead in their 21st straight regular-season win at home against Sacramento. Nowitzki passed Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth place on the all-time scoring list. The 7-foot German finished with 23 for 26,953 career points, seven more than the Nigerian-born former star of the Houston Rockets. Rudy Gay scored 26 to lead the Kings, who were outscored 58-28...

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