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SALT LAKE CITY -- Before he even got the ball on the first play of the game, Dirk Nowitzki decided he was going to shoot. When that went in, he just kept on shooting. "I didnt even wait to see if theyd double team. I was going to get a shot up regardless. That got things jumpstarted," Nowitzki said. Nowitzki scored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Dallas Mavericks 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday. He made 12 of 14 from the field and all four of his 3-point attempts to help the Mavs snap a three-game road losing skid. "I was determined to set a more aggressive tone tonight," he said. "The way weve been playing offensively, something needed to change." Trey Burke scored 20 points and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, but the Jazz struggled down the stretch against Dallas long-range shooting. The Mavericks converted 13 of 21 3-point attempts -- their best percentage of the season topping the last time they played Utah with a 10-of-18 performance on Feb. 7. Meanwhile, the Jazz went 5 of 26. On the first possession of the game, Nowitzki drained his trademark one-legged fade-away jumper, which moved him past John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBAs all-time scoring list. "He really led our team tonight," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "Dirk was great from start to finish. I mean, shooting 12-of-14 is ridiculous and 4-for-4 from 3, its hard to do much better than that." Havlicek scored 26,395 points and Dominique Wilkins is No. 11 in the record books with 26,668. With more games like this one, Nowitzki could possibly reach the top 10 this season by passing Oscar Robertson (26,710). "I havent been quite on fire lately, but I got out early and was really looking to get my groove," he said. Monta Ellis, on the other hand, started slow but finished strong -- scoring 13 of his 16 points in the second half and tallying 11 assists and seven rebounds for Dallas. "After a frustrating first half, Monta stayed patient, disciplined and aggressive. He took what the defence gave him and got the jumper going. Then he made a bunch of plays," Carlisle said. Nowitzki agreed and gave plenty of praise to Ellis. "Monta was spectacular in the fourth. I dont always need to grind and go to the post and try and make some stuff happen. He knows how to nick his guy and a bit and next thing you know hes at the rim," he said. Devin Harris, who was a game-time decision with a strained Achilles, scored 12 and kept Dallas in the eighth Western Conference playoff slot. Derrick Favours scored 15 points and Alec Burks had 13 points and a career-high eight assists, but the Jazz have lost seven of their past eight games in this rebuilding season. Neither team led by more than seven points until Ellis and Jose Calderon made back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 101-93 with 3:04 to play. Burke made a 3-pointer for the Jazz, but then Ellis made a jumper and then assisted Nowitzki for another shot beyond the arc to put the game out of reach. Nowitzki said he appreciates how easy Ellis can make it for him. "He is just so explosive off the pick-and-roll. Hes fun to play with ... and he just exploits any mistake the defenders make in their coverage," Nowitzki said. The back-and-forth game featured 17 ties and 18 lead changes before the Mavericks made all the key shots down the stretch. "Dirk, in my opinion, was spectacular. I tried a lot of different coverages on him and he still made tough shots. Thats what great players do in this league," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. Burke had his second consecutive 20-point game after struggling with his shot most of his rookie season. But he marveled at what Nowtizki has been doing for more than 15 years. "We tried to contain Dirk but you just have to take your hat off to him, when a guy has a night like that," Burke said. Notes: Dallas forward Jae Crowder sat out his second game with a strained abdominal muscle suffered Sunday against Indiana. . Dallas coach Rick Carlisle got a technical for complaining about Burke kicking out his feet on his jump shots. . The Jazz outscored the Mavericks 56-32 in the paint. Cheap Vapormax Plus Gold . -- During a players meeting following the All-Star break, Jermaine ONeal promised his teammates to play the rest of the regular season like he would never play again -- because he very well might not. Cheap Vapormax Plus Orange . The Twins announced Thursday the 28-year-old Albers cleared waivers. He will join the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. http://www.cheapvapormaxplus.us/cheap-vapormax-plus-yellow/ . 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Andy Murray begins the days action from 11am when he takes on Tomas Berdych.The Scot resumes his rivalry against the big-serving Czech and leads the head-to-head 7-6, having only got himself in front with victories on the last three occasions they have met. A note of caution for Murray is that Berdych has won all three of their clay-court encounters, with the world number two taking just one set in those meetings.The last of those encounters on the red dirt came in 2013 and Murray is a very different beast these days. He comes into the match having shaken off the rust following some understandable time off as a new father. Berdych is Murrays quarter-final opponent on Friday After reaching the final of the Australian Open, Murray took almost a month out of the game before returning successfully with two wins in the Davis Cup.Early exits in Indian Wells and Miami followed, but a semi-final run in Monte Carlo and his form here suggest that he is getting back to his best ahead of the French Open later this monthMurray, the defending champion, was in fine form to see off the potentially awkward Gilles Simon in round three, while Berdych was equally impressive in beating David Ferrer in straight sets. Highlights of Gilles Simon v Andy Murray from the third round of the Madrid Open. Mutua Madrid Open - Quarter Final draw Top Half Novak Djokovic (1) v Milos Raonic (11) Nick Kyrgios v Kei Nishikori (6) Bottom Half Rafa Nadal (5) v Joao Sousa Tomas Berdych (8) v Andy Murray (1) Rafa Nadal is aiming for a third successive tournament victory, having won in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. He is currently on a 12-game winning streak - Sam Querrey his latest victim - and is demonstrating that talk of his demise is premature.That run is unlikely to come to a halt against Portugals Joao Sousa, who has done well to reach a first-ever Masters quarter-final but won only one game in his only previous meeting with the Spaniard. Nadal is expected to come through comfortably. Highlights of Rafael Nadal against Sam Querrey from the third round of the Madrid Open. Masters of their Trade Where do Rafa and Novak rank in the all time Masters list One to WatchNovak Djokovic and Milos Raonic meet in the final match of the day on the main stadium court and it could be a cracker, despite the one-sided nature of their head-to-head - the world number one has won all six previous meetings, including a 6-2 6-0 success at the Indian Wells final earlier this year.dddddddddddd. Andy Murray will take on Tomas Berdych at the Madrid Open, live on Sky Sports Raonic was struck by injury in that match and when he hasnt been sidelined, the Canadians form has been as good as anyone this year. He is up to number 10 in the latest world rankings, claiming one title - the Brisbane International - to go with his runs to the semi-final of the Australian Open and the Indian Wells final.However, Djokovic looked ominously back to his very best with a ruthless 6-2 6-1 destruction of Roberto Bautista Agut in the last 16 and looks to have put his second-round Monte Carlo defeat to Jiri Vesely firmly behind him. Highlights of Novak Djokovic against Roberto Bautista Agut from the third round of the Madrid Open. Surprise in Store?Nick Kyrgios is one of two unseeded players left in the draw and he takes on sixth seed Kei Nishikori in what we have to pick as our surprise, although the game itself could easily have made our one to watch. Nick Kyrgios is enjoying another impressive Masters run Nishikori has been in terrific form without quite getting over the line, reaching the final in each of his last two events (Miami and Barcelona), while Kyrgios has shown a maturity to his game and behaviour this year that has seen him claim a maiden ATP title in Marseille and make a first Masters semi-final in Miami.The 21-year from Canberra will hope to add a second when his faces Nishikori, the man who ended his run in Florida with a straight-sets win in their last-four showdown. 2016 Masters 1000 - Winners Indian Wells Novak Djokovic Miami Novak Djokovic Monte Carlo Rafa Nadal In Case You Missed ItBernard Tomic has been in the news again for all the wrong reasons, despite appearing to have regained his focus for much of the season.And earlier this week, he appeared to give up against Fabio Fognini when he turned his racket upside down to receive at match point down with his handle! Hit play on the video below to see that again. Bernard Tomic effectively gave up match point against Fabio Fognini by attempting to return the ball with his rackets handle. You can follow all the action from Madrid live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 11am. Also See: Murray eases past Simon Nadal, Djokovic race through Masters of their trade Sky Sports Weekend Menu Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '