DALLAS – Jason Kidd scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night, Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off the short-handed Miami Heat, 97-91.

Dwyane Wade of Miami missed his second straight game with a strained left calf and watched from the bench as the Heat’s five-game winning streak ended.

Kidd scored 19 points in the second half as the Mavericks rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Miami for the 12th straight time in the regular season.

Daequan Cook scored a season-high 22 points, and Jermaine O’Neal added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat.


RAPTORS 109, WIZARDS 104: Jarrett Jack had 23 points and eight assists, Antoine Wright scored a season-high 19 points and Toronto earned its ninth victory in 10 home games.

Andrea Bargnani added 18 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 16, and Rasho Nesterovic and Jose Calderon each had 10 for Toronto, which topped 100 points for the 20th straight game and won its second straight with Chris Bosh watching from the bench.


THUNDER 121, KNICKS 118: Kevin Durant scored 36 points as Oklahoma City won in overtime at New York for its eighth straight victory.

Durant made the go-ahead jumper with 16 seconds left in his 27th consecutive game with at least 25 points, the longest streak since Allen Iverson also did it in 27 straight from Jan. 12-March 9, 2001. The last longer streak was by Michael Jordan — 40 straight in the 1986-87 season.


PACERS 125, ROCKETS 115: Danny Granger scored 36 points, T.J. Ford led a second-half surge and Indiana won at Houston to snap a four-game losing streak.

The Rockets, playing their first game with four new players from a three-team trade, led most of the game, but the Pacers rallied from nine points down to start the third quarter, led by Ford, who scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half.


BUCKS 93, BOBCATS 88: Brandon Jennings and John Salmons each scored 19 points to help Milwaukee win at home.

Andrew Bogut added 18 points and 13 rebounds in the Bucks’ fifth win in their last seven games. The victory pulled the Bucks within one game of Charlotte for the eighth playoff spot in the East.


BULLS 122, 76ERS 90: Rookie Taj Gibson tied a career high with 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Chicago used a big first-half run at home for its fourth straight victory.

Derrick Rose scored 17 points to help the Bulls set a season high for points. So did Kirk Hinrich, who also buried three 3-pointers to give him 773 in his career and break a tie with Ben Gordon for the club record.


BULLS: Center Joakim Noah played on a limited basis against Philadelphia after missing seven games because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Coach Vinny Del Negro said Friday that Noah probably wouldn’t play against the 76ers.


GRIZZLIES: Swingman Ronnie Brewer suffered a partially torn right hamstring during Friday night’s game against Miami.


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