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Barea keeping Mavs close

Update on Dirk Nowitzki: three stitches to right elbow and getting X-rays. He's doubtful to return.

J.J. Barea scored 10 points in the first four minutes of the third quarter, including two 3-pointers to keep the Mavs in the game with Nowitzki in the locker room with a laceration on his right elbow. Barea has 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

The rest of the Mavs are 14-of-50.