Earl Boykins returned after a one-game suspension to score a season-high 26 points and the Bucks beat the injury-depleted Dallas Mavericks, 99-87, Saturday night in Milwaukee.
Missing Dirk Nowitzki for the third consecutive game because of a sprained right knee and Shawn Marion because of a thigh injury, the Mavericks suffered another blow when starting forward Caron Butler injured his right knee in the first quarter. The extend of his injury wasn't immediately known.
Dallas lost its third in a row.
at San Antonio 101, Oklahoma City 74: Tim Duncan scored 21 points for the Spurs, who followed up wins over the Lakers and Dallas with a rout of another West power and improved their NBA-best record to 29-4, one the 10 best starts in league history.
at Miami 114, Golden State 107: LeBron James had 25 points and 10 assists, and the Heat overcame a 20-point second-quarter deficit to win for the 17th time in 18 games.