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2009-04-18 22:36:44

Josh Howard's 25 points led Dallas to a 105-97 victory Saturday at San Antonio, the Mavericks' first road playoff win in three years. The home loss in Game1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal was the fourth since 2007 for the third-seeded Spurs. High-scoring forward Dirk Nowitzki had eight of his 19 points in the fourth period and finished with eight rebounds. He scored six in the closing three minutes. Brandon Bass scored 14 with four rebounds and Erick Dampier had 10 points and 11...

2009-04-15 22:21:02

Jason Terry scored nine points in a game-closing, 15-4 run Wednesday, giving Dallas a 95-84 win over Houston that cost the Rockets a division title. Houston slipped a game behind San Antonio in the Southwest Division on the final night of the regular season, leaving the Rockets facing a first-round playoff series with Portland. Dallas, which was not certain it would be in the playoffs until the final two weeks of the season, climbed all the way to a No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and...

2009-04-15 22:02:55

Michael Finley's 3-pointer sent the game into overtime Wednesday and San Antonio dominated from there to win a division title by downing New Orleans 105-98. The Spurs' victory, combined with Houston's loss to Dallas, made San Antonio champion of the Southwest Division and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. San Antonio will take on sixth-seeded Dallas in the opening round. New Orleans slipped behind Dallas into the No. 7 seed on the final night of the regular season and will...

2009-04-14 00:39:27

J.R. Smith hit on a franchise-record 11 3-pointers and finished with an NBA career high 45 points Monday to lead the Denver Nuggets past Sacramento 118-98. The win gave the Nuggets the Northwest Division title, their first since the 2005-06 season. With Denver holding a comfortable lead in the closing moments of the game, Smith put on a show for the home crowd -- nailing his 10th long-range shot of the night with just over 3 minutes remaining and then hitting No. 11 with just under 2 minutes...

2009-04-13 22:36:24

Jason Terry, who had 22 points, hit the game-winning jump shot with 0.2 seconds left Monday to give the Dallas Mavericks a 96-94 win over Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who have won four of their last five games and are tied for sixth place with New Orleans in the Western Conference. Craig Smith had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves. Mike Miller had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Sebastian Telfair 14 points and 12 assists,...

2009-04-10 22:24:54

Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard both scored 25 points Friday, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a critical 100-92 victory over New Orleans. The Mavericks led by as many as 23 points in the second period and survived a shooting slump late in the first half to improve their playoff position in the Western Conference. Dallas moved one game in front of Utah into a tie with New Orleans for the sixth spot in the playoff standings. Utah, which fell to San Antonio Wednesday, slipped into eighth place --...

2009-04-08 23:41:30

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas to a big shooting performance Wednesday and the Mavericks stormed to a key 130-101 victory over Utah. The Mavericks clinched a playoff berth and moved into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with Utah. Both are trying to avoid being the eighth-place team in the final standings since the team that winds up in that position will have to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Dallas and Utah are both a game behind sixth-place New...

2009-04-05 18:56:48

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and Jason Kidd had 19 points and 20 assists Sunday, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 140-116 thrashing of the Phoenix Suns. Kidd's assists raised his career total to 10,142. He passed Earvin Magic Johnson for third place on the NBA all-time assists list and trails only former Utah Jazz star John Stockton, who had 15,806, and Mark Jackson, who accumulated 10,334 while playing for seven teams. Josh Howard added 24 points and Jason Terry had 18 for Dallas, which...

2009-04-04 21:17:00

Dwyane Wade had 33 points, eight assists and five rebounds Saturday to lead the Miami Heat to a 118-104 win over the Washington Wizards. Jermaine O'Neal and Yakhouba Diawara each had 16 points and Michael Beasley and James Jones scored 13 points each for the Heat, who are close behind Philadelphia for fifth place in the NBA East. Caron Butler had 27 points for the Wizards, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Antawn Jamison added 23 points for Washington and Brendan Haywood had...

2009-04-03 22:37:35

A 3-pointer by O.J. Mayo put Memphis in front for good with 1:41 to play Friday and the Grizzlies went on to down Dallas 107-102. Memphis, which is 33 games under .500 this season, has won four of its last five. That stretch has come after the Grizzlies had lost 17-of-19. Rudy Gay led Memphis with 27 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Conley added 25 points. Mayo had 19 to go with nine rebounds. Dallas went into the night's action trailing seventh-place Utah by one game in the Western Conference...