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Dirk Nowitzki's late shot leads Mavericks past Pacers

He makes an 18-foot shot with 1.1 seconds left in 94-92 victory.

March 21, 2009|Associated Press

Dallas 94, at Indiana 92: Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and made an 18-foot stepback shot with 1.1 seconds left to lift the Mavericks past the Pacers, who have lost five consecutive games and have seen their playoff hopes fade.

at Golden State 119, Philadelphia 111: Brandan Wright scored 25 points, and the Warriors got rolling right after a power failure. Most of the lights went out with 8:24 left in the third quarter, and only some came back on moments later. After a delay of nearly three minutes, the officials decided to keep playing.

at New Jersey 96, Miami 88: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a career-high 18 points and Vince Carter had 17 points for the Nets. The Heat's Dwyane Wade had 27 points in his return from a hip flexor injury.

Sacramento 121, at New York 94: Kevin Martin scored 30 points as the Kings finally beat an Eastern Conference team on their 29th attempt of the season.

Charlotte 102, at Toronto 89: Gerald Wallace and Boris Diaw each scored 30 points to help the Bobcats beat the Raptors, who have lost nine of their last 10 games.

at Houston 107, Minnesota 88: Ron Artest scored 20 points for the Rockets, who beat the Timberwolves for the eighth consecutive time.

at New Orleans 96, Memphis 84: Chris Paul had 32 points and David West 29 for the Hornets. The game was close inside the final five minutes before the Hornets went on a 17-1 run.

Utah 101, at Oklahoma City 94: Deron Williams scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half for the Jazz.

at Denver 116, Washington 105: J.R. Smith scored a season-high 40 points to lead the Nuggers to their fifth consecutive victory.

at Detroit 108, Clippers 90: The Clippers have lost 13 consecutive games against the Pistons.

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