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2009-04-01 22:44:04

Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points Wednesday and Dallas survived a wild fourth quarter to edge Miami 98-96. The Mavericks moved to within 1 1/2 games of Utah in the fight for seventh place in the Western Conference, a position that keeps a team from having to play the powerful Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Miami, which holds down the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, had a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter and the lead changed hands 11 times in the period....

2009-03-31 23:02:13

Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday and the Dallas Mavericks coasted to a 108-88 victory over the toothless Minnesota Timberwolves. Jason Terry scored 21 points and Jason Kidd had 13 assists for Dallas. The Mavericks were helped by Josh Howard, who had missed the past 12 games with an ankle injury. Howard had 14 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes. Dallas, in the eighth and final post-season spot in the Western Conference, four games ahead of the Phoenix Suns, is looking to...

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2009-03-29 15:13:19

LeBron James scored 24 points and doled out a dozen assists Sunday in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 12th straight win, a 102-74 romp over the Dallas Mavericks. Mo Williams added 22 points for the Cavs, who are 35-1 at home this season. Dirk Nowitzki totaled 20 points for Dallas. The Cavaliers have already clinched the Central Division title and are leading in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

2009-03-27 22:59:02

Carmelo Anthony scored 43 points Friday and the Denver Nuggets survived two Dallas chances in the final seconds to defeat the Mavericks 103-101. Denver swept the Mavericks in a season series for the first time in franchise history. Anthony came within two points of his season high and led the Nuggets to a 10-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter. Dallas rallied to take the lead briefly but trailed by one in the closing moments. Dirk Nowitzki and Antoine Wright then missed shots in the...

2009-03-25 22:58:52

Dirk Nowitzki and Jason both scored 26 points Wednesday and Dallas shot 58 percent from the floor in defeating Golden State 128-106. The Mavericks trail Portland by one game in their attempt to move up from eighth place in the Western Conference and avoid a first-round playoff meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. Jose Barea chipped in 20 points for the Mavericks, winners of three out of four. Golden State, which has lost three straight, got 29 points from Anthony Morrow. He made 10-of-11...

2009-03-24 01:01:29

Grant Hill had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Steve Nash scored 15 Monday to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 118-115 victory over Denver. Jason Richardson scored 22 and Shaquille O'Neal had 19 for the Suns, who have won five straight and pulled to within three games of the Dallas Mavericks for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and Chauncey Billups had 20 points and eight assists for the Nuggets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Denver...

2009-03-22 01:10:30

Jason Richardson had a season-best 35 points and Shaquille O'Neal rose to fifth on the NBA all-time scoring list Saturday when Phoenix beat Washington 128-96. The Suns got 17 points from Steve Nash and shot 55.4 percent from the floor to win their season-high fourth straight game and move within 3 ½ games of the idle Dallas Mavericks for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth. O'Neal scored 13 to run his NBA career total to 27,411 and overtake Moses Malone...

2009-03-20 23:18:59

A season-best 40 points from J.R. Smith Friday allowed the Denver Nuggets to open a large fourth-quarter lead en route to a 116-105 decision over Washington. Smith made 15-of-23 shots and Chris Andersen reached an NBA career high with 18 points. Denver won its fifth in a row, also getting 20 points from Carmelo Anthony. The Nuggets lead Portland and Utah by 1 ½ games in the Northwest Division. Washington, loser of three straight and 10 out of 12, was led by 27 points from...

2009-03-20 22:03:09

Dirk Nowitzki's jumper with 1.1 seconds left Friday boosted the Dallas Mavericks to a 94-92 victory against the Indiana Pacers. Nowitzki, an eight-time all-star forward, capped a 23-point, seven-rebound performance by canning an 18-footer that snapped a 92-92 tie and helped Dallas complete a rally from an 89-87 deficit with 1:45 left. His jump shot at that point set the stage for his dramatic game-winner. Jason Terry had 17 points, four assists and three steals. Jason Kidd had 10 points, nine...

2009-03-19 21:01:49

Joe Johnson's 24 points Thursday helped the Atlanta Hawks rally to record a 95-87 victory against the Dallas Mavericks. It was their seventh win in a row. Following a 29-23 first period deficit, Atlanta used a 33-16 second to build a 56-45 halftime advantage, and led the entire second half, maintaining their composure after Dallas closed to 76-72 after the third. Ronald Murray's 19 points led five other Atlanta players in double figures. Josh Smith scored 15 with nine rebounds. Al Horford...