ATLANTA Stephen Jackson had 11 of his career-high 30 points during an early fourth-quarter rally, helping the Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 102-96 Monday.
The Hawks improved to 8-7 over their past 15 games, including three victories in four games. The first of those was over the Minnesota Timberwolves, another top team from the Western Conference.
Cavaliers 97, Celtics 89
CLEVELAND Rookie LeBron James scored 24 points and the Cavaliers made sure they didn't give Ricky Davis anything more to say.
James played the final 10:19 with a strained left calf muscle, but hit a crucial 3-pointer and grabbed a big rebound down the stretch as the Cavs snapped a three-game losing streak.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 19 points and 16 rebounds as Cleveland also broke an 13-game slide against the Celtics. The Cavs hadn't defeated Boston since Nov. 4, 2000.
Nuggets 86, Grizzlies 83
DENVER Andre Miller's 16-foot jumper with 36 seconds left and Carmelo Anthony's two free throws lifted Denver, snapping the Grizzlies' four-game winning streak.
Miller and Anthony each scored 20 points, and Anthony pulled down 11 rebounds. Nene had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets.
Spurs 85, Rockets 82
HOUSTON Tim Duncan scored 28 points and Manu Ginobili hit two driving layups in the final minute. It was San Antonio's fifth straight victory and fourth in a row on the road.
The Spurs beat the Rockets for the sixth straight time.
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