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Posted: Saturday October 6, 2012 8:21PM ; Updated: Saturday October 6, 2012 8:21PM

Nowitzki, Mavs pull out exhibition win in Germany

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Dirk Nowitzki scored only eight points, but the Mavericks squeaked out a win Saturday.
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BERLIN (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored only eight points in his return to Germany and the Dallas Mavericks overcame 27 turnovers to beat Alba Berlin 89-84 Saturday night.

Chris Kaman, Darren Collison and Vince Carter each scored 14 points to lead the Mavericks.

Deon Thompson scored 20 points to lead the eight-time German champions, who led 23-21 after the first quarter.

The Mavericks' next game on the NBA Europe Live tour is at 17-time Spanish champion FC Barcelona Rega on Tuesday, before the team returns home to face Houston on Oct. 15 in Dallas.

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