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 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Josh Howard scored 28 points and the Dallas Mavericks overcame Hedo Turkoglu's triple-double to hold off the Orlando Magic 107-98 Monday night.
Dallas led by as many as 19, but Orlando got within 83-80 on Rashard Lewis' 3-pointer with 7:15 left. The Magic didn't score again for almost 5 minutes, and Dallas went on a 10-0 run to put the game away.
Turkoglu had 13 points, a career-high 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and Dwight Howard scored 28. But Howard, the NBA's rebounding leader averaging 15, had only seven, and Orlando was outrebounded 47-34.
Jason Terry scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and nine rebounds and Brandon Bass scored 16 for Dallas.
The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Orlando, and a two-game skid for Dallas. The Mavericks closed a four-game Eastern Conference road trip 2-2.
Jazz 110, Hornets 88
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Deron Williams had 29 points and 11 assists, and Utah set a team record for 3-pointers.
azz extended their winning streak to nine games and went 14-for-22 from 3-point range, getting six from Kyle Korver and three from Williams.
Carlos Boozer finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds and Mehmet Okur scored 14 for Utah, which won its 11th straight home game. Williams had his eighth consecutive double-double.
The meeting between division leaders was a rout, almost from the start.
Williams badly outplayed Hornets guard Chris Paul, selected for the All-Star game last week while Williams was not. Williams got Paul into foul trouble and Paul finished with just six points and six assists.
Jannero Pargo led the Hornets with 24 points.
Rockets 92, Timberwolves 86
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Tracy McGrady had 26 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and surging Houston held on for the win.
Though McGrady had a season-high seven turnovers, he made the shots when they counted down the stretch, including the clinching 3-pointer with 30 seconds to go after Al Jefferson led the improving Wolves on an impressive rally. Jefferson had 33 points and 16 rebounds.
Since McGrady came back from his knee injury, Houston has won eight of nine. The Rockets also ran their road winning streak to eight.
Rashad McCants finished with 15 points for Minnesota, which had its four-game home winning streak end.
Raptors 114, Heat 82
Andrea Bargnani added 22 and Toronto shot 60 percent.
Anthony Parker scored 18 points for the Raptors, who delivered more indignity to Miami's season of epic struggle by handing the Heat their biggest loss of the year.
Jose Calderon had 11 points and 10 assists for Toronto, and Jason Kapono - in his first trip back to Miami after the Heat chose not to re-sign him in the offseason - scored 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting.
Dorell Wright scored 17 points, and Mark Blount and Dwyane Wade each added 12 for Miami, which has lost 19 of its past 20 overall, 10 of its past 11 at home.
Suns 118, Bobcats 104
PHOENIX (AP) - Leandro Barbosa scored 30 points and Raja Bell added 24, including a season-high seven 3-pointers, to help Phoenix stay unbeaten against Charlotte.
Barbosa hit five 3-pointers as the Suns improved to 8-0 against Charlotte since the Bobcats' franchise was established in 2004. Amare Stoudemire added 24 points and Shawn Marion 14.
Overall, Phoenix made 16 of 36 3-pointers.
Jason Richardson scored 25 for the Bobcats, who lost the last four on a five-game road trip. Raymond Felton scored 19 and Emeka Okafor had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte.
Hawks 96, 76ers 91
ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Smith had 19 points, nine assists and nine blocks to lead the Hawks to the win.
Josh Childress scored 21 points and Joe Johnson added 18 for Atlanta, which trailed by 20 in the first quarter.
The Hawks led 91-88 before turning the ball over on an offensive foul by rookie Al Horford with 1:20 left. Philadelphia rookie Thaddeus Young, a Georgia Tech product making his first return to Atlanta, missed on the other end, and a basket by Horford pushed the Hawks' lead to five.
Andre Miller scored 29 points and Andre Iguodala had 22 for the 76ers.
Clippers 103, Knicks 94
NEW YORK (AP) - Corey Maggette scored 19 points in his return to the lineup, and the Clippers snapped a nine-game road losing streak.
Chris Kaman, who like Maggette had missed the last four games with the flu, added 15 points and nine rebounds as Los Angeles improved to 1-2 on its seven-game road trip. Cuttino Mobley had 14 points as the Clippers handed the Knicks their sixth straight loss.
Kaman had missed five in a row total, the first with a left shin contusion.
The Clippers were led by assistant coach Kim Hughes, with Mike Dunleavy staying behind at the team hotel because he was sick.
Eddy Curry led the Knicks with 19 points.
Bulls 118, SuperSonics 108
SEATTLE (AP) - Joe Smith scored 25 points in his first game back after missing three with an injury and the Bulls defeated the SuperSonics.
Ben Gordon added 20 points for the Bulls, who won for just the second time in six games behind their third-highest scoring game of the season. Kirk Hinrich had 15 points and five assists for Chicago before he left the game in the fourth quarter with bruised ribs. He planned to stay behind and have tests done on the injury as the Bulls went on to Portland for Wednesday's game.
So much for the Sonics' season-high three-game winning streak, which came during a spate of unusually good defense immediately after a franchise-record 14 losses in a row. Seattle still hasn't won four straight since April, 2006.
Wally Szczerbiak led the Sonics with 21 points and rookie Kevin Durant added 20.
Nuggets 105, Trail Blazers 103, OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Allen Iverson's 14-foot fadeaway jumper with less than a second left in overtime gave the Nuggets a victory over the Trail Blazers.
Denver led by as many as 17 in the first half but the Trail Blazers battled back.
Carmelo Anthony led the Nuggets with 28 points and 15 rebounds. Iverson finished with 25 points.
Brandon Roy had 26 points for the Blazers.
 

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