Bulls piss one away to Mavs with lack of defense in last few minutes.

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DALLAS—Dirk Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Bulls 100-98 on Saturday. The Bulls defense in the last few minutes of Nowitzki was horrible. They kept leaving him wide open. The Mavericks trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter, but Nowitzki scored Dallas’ last eight points in a closing 15-1 run over the final 3 1/2 minutes of the game. He finished with a season-high 35 points.After Jimmy Butler missed two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining, Nowitzki connected on the winning 3 with Luol Deng running at him. Nate Robinson then missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have tied it.Robinson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth in the Bulls first game since ending the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak.

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