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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...

2009-03-17 23:05:48

Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points Tuesday to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 103-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Erick Dampier added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Jason Terry 18 points for the Mavericks. Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 28 points and seven rebounds. Rodney Stuckey added 17 points and seven assists for Detroit, which has lost three of four without center Rasheed Wallace (calf).

2009-03-15 17:56:09

Kobe Bryant, Trevor Ariza and Pau Gasol combined for 79 points Sunday, carrying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Bryant totaled 28 points, Ariza 26 and Gasol 25 in the Lakers' fifth win in six games. Gasol scored 20 of his points on 10-for-10 shooting in the first half. Jason Terry connected on seven 3-point shots and finished with 29 points for Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki added 20 points and James Singleton had 16 for the Mavs. Los Angeles has beaten the Mavericks...

2009-03-14 00:15:25

Stephen Jackson scored 31 points Friday night and the Golden State Warriors cooled off Dallas with a 119-110 victory. The Mavericks were coming off back-to-back wins in Phoenix and Portland. After handing the Trail Blazers their first home loss in 13 games, the Mavericks came up empty against a Golden State team that had lost three of its previous four. Monta Ellis added 29 points and the Warriors made 24-of-31 free throw attempts. Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points for Dallas and Jason Kidd 21. The...

2009-03-12 00:03:45

Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry combined for 53 points Wednesday and Dallas held on down the stretch to defeat Portland 93-89. The Mavericks won their second crucial road game in as many nights to improve their chances of climbing out of the eighth playoff position in the Western Conference. That would allow them to avoid a first-round meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. Only two games separate third from eighth place in the West and Dallas moved within a half game of Portland in the tightly...

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