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|Sunday, 23 March 2008 19:30|
Nowitzki hurt his lower left leg during a nasty spill late in San Antonio's game-breaking stretch. Both the ankle and knee seemed to buckle when he landed after running to block a shot. He slapped the court and put a hand to his head in agony, then sat motionless for a few minutes. He put no weight on the leg leaving the court, then was seen limping into the X-ray room.
The team said he would be evaluated Monday.
San Antonio actually went ahead on that play, with Tim Duncan grabbing the loose ball and scoring, wiping out what had been a 12-point Dallas lead only minutes before. Duncan added a free throw, too, and the Spurs were headed to their third straight win since a 1-6 slump.
Warriors 115, Lakers 111
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Jackson scored six of his 31 points on two 3-pointers in the final 38 1/2 seconds, and Golden State beat Los Angeles.
Jackson's first 3-pointer gave the Warriors a 112-108 lead. After Kobe Bryant's 3-pointer with 30.5 seconds left drew the Lakers within one, Jackson connected from the top of the key with 8.5 seconds left to complete the scoring.
Monta Ellis also had 31 points along with seven rebounds and five assists for the Warriors, who won for the 10th time in 14 games. Baron Davis scored 18 points and Al Harrington added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State (43-26), which remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Denver in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Bryant scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and added a season-high 14 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Lakers (48-22), who had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell percentage points behind the Western Conference-leading New Orleans Hornets.
Nuggets 109, Raptors 100
TORONTO (AP) - Allen Iverson had 36 points, Carmelo Anthony added 33 and Denver beat Toronto.
J.R. Smith scored 14 points and Marcus Camby had 15 rebounds for Denver, which has won five of seven.
Chris Bosh was one assist shy of a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as Toronto lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Wizards 95, Pistons 83
WASHINGTON (AP) - Antawn Jamison had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Washington topped Detroit.
The Wizards earned their third straight victory and sixth in their past seven. They shot 53 percent and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of sixth-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference.
Caron Butler added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Brendan Haywood had 16 points for the Wizards.
Richard Hamilton scored 19 points to lead the Pistons, who have lost two in a row. Rasheed Wallace scored 11 points on 3-for-12 shooting and was called for a technical for shoving Andray Blatche during the Wizards' key fourth-quarter run.