SCOREBOARD
Friday, April 11
Phoenix at Houston (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Suns trail the Rockets and San Antonio by half a game for third place in the Western Conference, and the Lakers by the same margin for first in the Pacific Division.

STARS
Thursday
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, swished a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left, breaking a tie and giving Dallas a 97-94 victory over the Utah Jazz.
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets, scored 33 points in a 114-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

DRIVER'S SEAT
Allen Iverson scored 33 points, J.R. Smith added 24 off the bench and the Denver Nuggets took control of the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 114-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The win moved Denver (48-31) a full game ahead of the Warriors in the race for eighth place in the West with only three games remaining. The Nuggets also control the tiebreaker, meaning they can clinch their fifth straight playoff berth by winning two of their final three games.

NICK OF TIME
Dirk Nowitzki swished a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left, breaking a tie and giving the Dallas Mavericks a 97-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night that also clinched a playoff berth. Dallas got in on the combination of the victory and Golden State losing to Denver. With three games left, the Mavericks have a two-game edge on the Nuggets for the No. 7 seed.

SPEAKING
``Everybody knew what was at stake. It's easy for players to say it's just another game. But everybody knows it wasn't just another game. It was a game that both teams felt they had to have.'' - Denver's Allen Iverson, who scored 33 points as the Nuggets took control of the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 114-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The win moved Denver (48-31) a full game ahead of the Warriors in the race for eighth place in the West with only three games remaining.

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