The NBA roundup …
DALLAS ó Dirk Nowitzki scored 44 points, 14 in overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a hand injury to second-leading scorer Jason Terry for a 115-114 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
Nowitzki hit three straight jumpers on Dallas’ first three possessions of the overtime for a 103-99 lead, and the Mavericks went on to win for the fifth time in six games.
Nets 114, Nuggets 70
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó Devin Harris scored 14 of his 28 points from the free-throw line and the New Jersey Nets won their season-high fourth straight game with a stunning 114-70 victory over the frustrated Denver Nuggets.
Rookie Brook Lopez added 15 points and nine rebounds and Vince Carter had 12 points and eight assists in one of the most impressive performances of the season for Lawrence Frank’s young team.
Pistons 126, Bucks 121, OT
MILWAUKEE ó Allen Iverson and Richard Hamilton combined for 15 of Detroit’s 17 points in overtime and the Pistons rallied for a 126-121 overtime win over the injury-plagued Milwaukee Bucks.
Hamilton finished with 38 points, a career high as a reserve, and Iverson added 27 points and nine assists to give the Pistons their second straight gritty win after a 3-10 stretch. 76ers 94, Heat 84
PHILADELPHIA ó Andre Miller and Marreese Speights scored 15 points, Royal Ivey ignited a second-half comeback with 11 off the bench and Philadelphia beat Miami.
Dwyane Wade had 21 points and Mario Chalmers added 18 for Miami.
Grizzlies 78, Raptors 70
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó O.J. Mayo scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth period, including nine straight, and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 78-70.
Rockets 107, T’wolves 90
HOUSTON ó Yao Ming scored 30 points, Rafer Alston added 22 and the Houston Rockets rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-90.
Clippers 121, Hawks 97
ATLANTA ó Al Thornton scored 31 points and Zach Randolph had 25 in Los Angeles’ victory.