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Carmelo Anthony scores 43 as Nuggets win in Dallas

Anthony's five points in the final 43 seconds lift Denver to a 103-101 victory over the Mavericks, who are without Jason Kidd.

March 28, 2009|Associated Press

Denver 103, at Dallas 101: Carmelo Anthony made three free throws and a tough layup in traffic in the final 43 seconds, capping a 43-point performance that lifted the Nuggets over the Mavericks, who were playing without Jason Kidd. Kidd hurt his lower back Wednesday and missed his first game for Dallas after playing 100 straight since being acquired last year.

Boston 99, at Atlanta 93: The Celtics rested Kevin Garnett, who's still experiencing soreness after missing 13 games because of a right knee strain, but Glen Davis filled in with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

at New York 103, Charlotte 93: Al Harrington scored 23 points and David Lee had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who ended a losing streak at six games.

at Orlando 110, Milwaukee 94: Rashard Lewis scored 19 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 18 and the surging Magic won its fifth in a row to stay percentage points ahead of Boston for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte 100, at Philadelphia 95: Boris Diaw scored 24 points to help the Bobcats keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Andre Iguodala scored 25 points for the 76ers.

at Toronto 112, Oklahoma City 96: Chris Bosh had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Shawn Marion had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors matched a season high with their third consecutive victory.

Memphis 113, at Sacramento 95: The Grizzlies ended a five-game skid, with Marc Gasol, Rudy Gay and Mike Conley combining for 70 points.

at San Antonio 111, Clippers 98: The Spurs celebrated the reuniting of their big three, as Tim Duncan (13 points) returned after missing a game because of sore knees to join Tony Parker (18 points) and Manu Ginobili (14), who returned Wednesday after a long absence because of a sprained ankle.

Lakers 103, at New Jersey 95: The Lakers nearly blew a 22-point third-quarter lead before clinching the top playoff seeding in the Western Conference.

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