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Mavericks finally overcome Rockets for 90-81 win

Houston Rockets' Courtney Lee, left, defends against a drive by Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Dallas. Houston Rockets' Courtney Lee, left, defends against a drive by Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
By Stephen Hawkins
AP Sports Writer / March 28, 2012
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DALLAS—Jason Terry scored seven consecutive points in a minute to start a game-turning run for the Dallas Mavericks, who went on to a 90-81 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points despite a bad shooting night (5 of 17) for the Mavericks, who have won consecutive games against Houston. Rodrigue Beaubois had 14 points and Brandan Wright 13.

The Mavericks won 101-99 in overtime on Saturday night in Houston, which played at home again Monday and needed overtime to beat Sacramento.

Luis Scola had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, while Goran Dragic scored 17 points. Chandler Parsons had 15 points and nine rebounds.

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