The Denver Nuggets dropped their fourth straight game on Wednesday night, losing to the defending champion Dallas Mavericks 105-95 at the Pepsi Center. The loss drops Denver to 15-11 overall and 7-6 at home, while Dallas improves to 15-11 overall and 6-6 on the road.
The Mavericks were led by Dirk Nowitzki, who shot 11-of-20 from the field to finish with 25 points and nine rebounds. Guard Vince Carter added 17 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the win. Rodrigue Beaubois scored all 13 of his points for Dallas in the first half. Mavericks forward Shawn Marion chipped in 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
Rudy Fernandez and Al Harrington each scored 17 points to lead the Nuggets. Nene finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
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