Mavericks top Warriors

Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004

DALLAS Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, including the opening basket in overtime that put Dallas ahead to stay, and the Mavericks remained unbeaten with a 101-98 victory over winless Golden State on Monday night.

The Warriors, who have lost 12 straight in Dallas since April 1999, had a chance to force another overtime after Nowitzki missed a free throw with 1.8 seconds left.

Jazz 102, Nuggets 91

SALT LAKE CITY Andrei Kirilenko scored 24 points to help Utah beat Denver and improve to 4-0.

Mehmet Okur had his best game since joining the Jazz with 12 points and nine rebounds, and Raja Bell added 17 points. The Jazz swept the home-and-home series with the Nuggets, who edged Utah for the final playoff spot last season.

Pistons 99, Clippers 96, 2OT

LOS ANGELES Chauncey Billups scored four of his 20 points on free throws in the final 45 seconds of the second overtime, and Richard Hamilton also scored 20 in Detroit's victory over Los Angeles.

All five Detroit starters scored in double figures for the fourth straight game. Ben Wallace had 15 points and 14 rebounds after learning of the death of his brother, Sam Jr., who died Monday morning in Alabama.

Corey Maggette had 25 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for the Clippers, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game.

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