Dirk Nowitzki lead Dallas Mavericks to victory

Dallas Mavericks 82, Philadelphia 76ers 76

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PHILADELPHIA — Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit with a dominant second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 82-75 on Friday night.

Dallas power forward Brandan Wright shoots between Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (left) and center Nikola Vucevic in Friday's game.  ALEX BRANDON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Dallas power forward Brandan Wright shoots between Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (left) and center Nikola Vucevic in Friday's game.

Dominique Jones added 12 points, and Jason Kidd had nine points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help the Mavericks win their sixth straight game. The Mavericks snapped a tie early in the fourth with a 9-0 run, and that was more than enough with the 76ers losing their touch in the second half.

HORNETS 89, KNICKS 85

In New York, the Lin-ning streak is over. And Jeremy Lin’s sloppiness was one of the problems for the Knicks.

Lin committed nine turnovers, tied for the most in the NBA this season, and New York had its seven-game winning streak stopped with a loss to New Orleans.

Lin scored 26 points, but his turnovers nearly doubled his five assists

HEAT 111, CAVALIERS 87

In Cleveland, LeBron James scored 28 in his third game back to Cleveland as a visitor, Dwyane Wade added 22 and Miami won its fifth in a row – all on the road.

Miami has won eight of nine, and went 5-1 on its trip, winning by an average of 18.8 points.

MAGIC 94, BUCKS 85

In Orlando, Fla., Dwight Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as Orlando rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Milwaukee.

Ryan Anderson added 23 points, including four 3-pointers for the Magic.

Carlos Delfino led the Bucks with 16 points.

THUNDER 110, WARRIORS 87

In Oklahoma City, James Harden scored 25 points, Kevin Durant added 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Oklahoma City completed a season sweep of Golden State.

Russell Westbrook scored 18 points for Oklahoma City, but the All-Star point guard left the game with 1:13 left in the third quarter with what the team said was a sprained right ankle. He didn’t return.

GRIZZLIES 103, NUGGETS 102

In Memphis, Tenn.,Dante Cunningham tipped in Rudy Gay’s miss with less than a second left and Memphis beat Denver.

Andre Miller’s inbounds pass with two tenths of a second left was batted away at the rim, and allowed Memphis to win its third straight, despite blowing a 23-point second-half lead.

Gay had 20 points to lead six Memphis players in double figures.

TIMBERWOLVES 119, ROCKETS 98

In Houston, Kevin Love scored 33 points, including eight in a row during a key fourth-quarter stretch, and Nikola Pekovic added a career-high 30 to give Minnesota a win over Houston.

Love’s fourth 30-point outing in the last five games helped the Timberwolves improve to 3-1 against Houston this season.

BOBCATS 98, RAPTORS 91

In Toronto, Reggie Williams scored a season-high 22 points to help Charlotte snap a 16-game losing streak.

D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 10 assists, Kemba Walker scored 14 points and Bismack Biyombo had a career-high 13 rebounds for the Bobcats.

PISTONS 114, KINGS 108

In Auburn Hills, Mich. Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 36 points and rookie Brandon Knight added 23 points and 10 assists as Detroit rallied to beat Sacramento.

Tayshaun Prince finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Stuckey was 12 for 20 from the floor and 11 for 12 from the free-throw line. Detroit has now won six of its last eight games after a 4-20 start.


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