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    Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Brandan Wright had a season-high 23 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 22, with the duo leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 104-94 victory over the slumping Boston Celtics at American Airlines center.

    Wright finished 11-of-16 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds for Dallas, which also got a boost from Vince Carter's 19 points off the bench and Shawn Marion's return to the lineup to prevail for the seventh time in their last 10 outings.

    Out since March 4 due to a strained left calf, Marion put up 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds to help send the Celtics to a third straight loss and fifth defeat in seven contests.

    Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass each posted double-doubles in the setback, with Garnett compiling 16 points and 12 rebounds and Bass pulling down 11 boards along with 16 points. Paul Pierce also ended with 16 points for Boston, which fell a half-game behind Chicago for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

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