Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis scored a team-high 19 points with eight assists while Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Orlando Magic, 108-100, at Amway Center.
Dallas led 100-91 with 3:11 remaining in the game after Jose Calderon drove the near sideline and whipped it back to Nowitzki, who buried a triple from the wing to give the Mavericks enough cushion to hold off the Magic.
Arron Afflalo continued his hot shooting for Orlando, leading all scorers with 25 points going 13-of-14 from the charity stripe. Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Calderon finished with 11 points and nine helpers while DeJuan Blair netted 18 points off the bench for Dallas, who will head home to begin a three-game home stand on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers.