Jason Kidd’s Season-High 21 Points Help Mavericks Top Lakers

Kidd was 8 of 12 after going 1 of 14 over his previous two games. Jason Terry and Shawn Marion added 22 points each. The Mavericks made a similar turnaround, going from five straight losses by at least 10 points each to a convincing win over the two-time defending champion Lakers.

The Lakers led by 11 in the first half and were up 8 midway through the third quarter. Then the Mavericks got rolling. They were up 9 going into the fourth quarter, and was unable to force a tight finish. Pau Gasol scored 23 points as the Lakers lost for only the second time in 10 games. Bryant had 21 points and 10 assists.

86, 82 Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and Ray Allen hit a jumper with 25 seconds left to give host Boston its first lead of the second half and its fourth straight win. The loss ended Detroit’s season-high three-game winning streak.

MAGIC 99, SIXERS 98 Ryan Anderson scored 20 points and added 18 as host Orlando overcame a 7-point second-half deficit to outlast the Philadelphia in overtime.

104, 95 DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help host San Antonio rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Toronto.

Manu Ginobili scored 23 points and Tony Parker added 17 for the Spurs, who improved their league-best record to 36-6.

112, THUNDER 107 had 35 points and Chauncey Billups and Nene each added 16 points for host Denver, which took the lead for good early in the fourth quarter.

106, 98 scored 27 points, Steve Nash had 15 points and 15 assists, and visiting Phoenix won its fourth game in a row, and sent Cleveland to its 14th straight defeat.

Cleveland trimmed a 17-point deficit in the second half to 3 but could not get closer. The Cavaliers (8-33) have not won since Dec. 18.

103, GRIZZLIES 102 Marcus Thornton broke up an inbounds pass with 14 seconds left in overtime and then finished a fast break with a reverse layup, lifting host New Orleans over Memphis.

bucks 100, 87 Keyon Dooling scored a season-high 23 points, Corey Maggette added 21, and Milwaukee dropped Washington to 0-20 on the road.

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