Mavs halt Heat's win streak

MIAMI — Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Jason Terry hit two big 3-pointers in the final 21/2; minutes, and the Dallas Mavericks ended Miami's 12-game winning streak by beating the Heat 98-96 on Monday night.

It was Dallas' 14th straight regular-season victory over Miami, a streak that doesn't include the Heat win in the 2006 NBA finals.

Terry finished with 19 and Caron Butler scored 13 for Dallas, which won despite giving up a 17-0 run in the first half and a 13-0 run in the third quarter.

Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, while LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 19 for Miami.

Spurs 118, Suns 110

At San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and San Antonio beat undermanned Phoenix for its ninth win in a row.

Gary Neal scored 22 off the bench for the Spurs, who improved the NBA's best record to 24-3 and are one victory from their second double-digit winning streak already this season.

Jazz 101, Cavaliers 90

At Cleveland, CJ Miles scored 22 points, Paul Millsap and Raja Bell added 19 apiece and Utah beat Cleveland, moving coach Jerry Sloan into a tie with Pat Riley for the third-most wins in NBA history.

Deron Williams had 17 points and 10 assists as the Jazz improved to 11-1 against the Eastern Conference.

Sloan, Utah's coach since 1988, has matched Riley with 1,210 victories. Up next is Lenny Wilkens (1,332) and Don Nelson (1,335). During Sloan's long run, which began before Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward was born, there have been 234 coaching changes across the league.

Daniel Gibson scored a career-high 29 for the Cavaliers, who have lost 11 of 12.

Hawks 91, Magic 81

At Atlanta, Al Horford scored 24 points and Atlanta rolled over Dwight Howard and reconstructed Orlando.

Orlando, which hasn't had time to practice since acquiring Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu on Saturday, struggled to find an offensive flow all night.

Wizards 108, Bobcats 75

At Washington, Washington limited Charlotte to one field goal in the third quarter and snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Nick Young scored 21 points for the Wizards, short-handed while No. 1 pick John Wall remained injured and Rashard Lewis was unavailable after coming in a trade with Orlando for Gilbert Arenas.

Washington used a 21-2 run to start the third quarter and held Charlotte without a field goal for 12:20 in the second half of its biggest victory since a 103-72 win over Atlanta in January 2006.

Pacers 94, Hornets 93

At Indianapolis, Mike Dunleavy's tip-in at the buzzer gave Indiana a victory over New Orleans.

The Hornets had taken the lead on a jumper by David West with 3.9 seconds left. Indiana's Danny Granger's long shot rattled around the rim, and Dunleavy was uncontested for the rebound under the hoop. The officials reviewed the play and the basket stood.

Granger led the Pacers with 27 points. Darren Collison scored 18 points and James Posey added 15 in their first game against the team that traded them in the offseason.

Rockets 121, Warriors 112

At Oakland, Calif., Kevin Martin made a tying basket and a go-ahead 3-pointer in crunch time on the way to 30 points, and Houston won for the fifth time in six games, beating short-handed Golden State.

Luis Scola had 20 points with a key late jump hook, nine rebounds and six assists. Chuck Hayes added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won eight of 11 this month.

Clippers 113, Timberwolves 90

At Los Angeles, Eric Gordon scored a season-high 36 points, Blake Griffin added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Los Angeles handed Minnesota its sixth straight loss.

Coming off their first back-to-back victories on the same road trip since Feb. 6-7, 2009, the Clippers snapped a three-game home losing streak.

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