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Mavericks 112, Nuggets 80

October 17, 2001

DALLAS(AP) _ Steve Nash scored 22 points and Michael Finley had 16 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 112-80 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.

Dirk Nowitzki added 15 points and Adrian Griffin had 11 for the Mavericks (3-2). Zendon Hamilton led the Nuggets (1-2) with 14 points and Cedric Ceballos had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Finley scored 14 points and Nash had 13 in the first half to help the Mavericks take a 62-41 lead. Dallas shot 54 percent from the field in the first half, while Denver shot 33 percent.

Nash had nine points in the third quarter as Dallas extended its lead to 96-60.

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