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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, left, and Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion battle for a rebound in the first quarter Monday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Associated Press

Mavericks fight off Timberwolves


By Jon Krawczynski, AP Basketball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS — Shawn Marion scored 32 points and hit two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Dallas Mavericks withstand a furious second-half charge from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 100-98 victory Monday night.

Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points for the Mavericks, who led by 19 late in the first half before the Wolves came back.

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