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Nowitzki's late shot carries Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki hit a 19-foot jumper with 1.3 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 101-99 on Thursday night for their eighth straight victory.
Nowitzki took a pass in the right wing from Jason Terry and made the shot over Shawn Marion. The Suns had one more chance after a time-out and the inbound pass, but Amare Stoudemire's shot bounded off the front of the rim as time expired. That ended Phoenix's eight-game road winning streak.
Terry had 35 points and eight assists, setting up the final two Dallas baskets in the last 23 seconds. Steve Nash, the two-time NBA MVP since leaving Dallas, had an ally-oop pass to Stoudemire with about a minute left to tie the game at 97.
Nowitzki had 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Howard finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Stoudemire scored 25 points, and Nash finished with 24 points _ on 10-of-14 shooting _ and 13 assists for the Suns.
Spurs 106, Jazz 83
At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 22 points, Tim Duncan added 20 and San Antonio cruised to its 15th consecutive home victory over Utah.
Parker hit all five of his shots from the floor and scored 12 points in the second quarter as the Spurs turned a one-point lead into a 15-point advantage at halftime.
Manu Ginobili returned from a one-game absence because of stomach flu. He scored 12 points, had four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes.
Deron Williams led Utah with 11 points.
Nuggets 112, SuperSonics 98
At Denver, Allen Iverson helped give Denver coach George Karl his 800th win, finishing with 44 points and 10 assists.
Karl was handed a Denver jersey with No. 800 on it along with the game ball after beating his former team to become only the 12th coach in NBA history to reach the milestone. He's 800-555 in 19 seasons.
Iverson had his highest-scoring game since being acquired by Denver in a trade with Philadelphia on Dec. 19. His season high is 46 against Chicago on Nov. 24.
Earl Boykins added 24 points, and Reggie Evans had a season-high 18 rebounds.
Seattle's Damien Wilkins matched his career high with 26 points, and Luke Ridnour finished with 16 points for the Sonics.