Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists as the Dallas Mavericks stretched their club-record home winning streak to 19 games with a 115-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets last night.
Nowitzki fell two assists short of his first career triple-double and 28th in the history of the Mavericks, who won their 11th in a row overall.
The Mavericks are the fourth team in NBA history with three double-digit winning streaks in a season. Dallas already has streaks of 12 and 13 games this season. The Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71), Philadelphia 76ers (1980-81), and Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2000) are the other teams with three winning streaks of 10 or more in a season.
Josh Howard, playing on a sore right ankle, added 27 points for the Mavericks.
Spurs 102, SuperSonics 71 -- Tony Parker scored 21 points and Robert Horry added 17 to lead host San Antonio over Seattle.
Matt Bonner had 13 points, Manu Ginobili scored 11, and Tim Duncan added 6 points and 15 rebounds to help the Spurs win their fifth straight.
Ray Allen scored 12 points to lead the Sonics, and Rashard Lewis and Damien Wilkins had 10 each.
Raptors 93, Bobcats 76 -- Chris Bosh scored all 24 of his points in the second half and added 11 rebounds to help visiting Toronto beat injury-depleted Charlotte.
Bosh, who missed his first five shots and didn't score until midway through the third quarter, dominated inside after Charlotte lost leading rebounder Emeka Okafor to a strained left calf in the third quarter.
Clippers 103, Warriors 90 -- Elton Brand had 31 points and 12 rebounds and tied a career high with eight blocked shots, leading host Los Angeles over Golden State.
Corey Maggette scored 8 of his 18 points in the final 5:18 in his sixth start of the season, helping the Clippers end a four-game losing streak. Tim Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds before leaving the game with back spasms in the fourth quarter.
Bucks 109, 76ers 90 -- Michael Redd and Mo Williams scored 26 points each and host Milwaukee beat Philadelphia to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Redd started strong and Williams, who finished 10 of 13 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, helped finish off Philadelphia, which has now lost five of six despite getting Andre Iguodala back on track.