Marion, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Suns, 110-95

Marion, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Suns, 110-95
January 27, 2013, 10:08 pm

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, fights Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris (11) for an opening to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(APWF)

DALLAS (AP) Shawn Marion scored 18 points in his 1,000th game, Dirk Nowitzki also had 18 while passing Allen Iverson on the career scoring list and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 110-95 Sunday night.

It was the 10th straight home win for the Mavericks against the Suns, who haven't won in Dallas since March 14, 2007.

Nowitzki passed Iverson for 18th on the NBA's scoring list with a third-quarter jumper that stopped a Phoenix run, and his 3-pointer early in the fourth started a spurt that put Dallas in control for good.

Phoenix rallied from a first-half deficit and made it interesting for a second straight night in Texas after losing at Western Conference-leading San Antonio. Goran Dragic led four players in double figures with 18 points.