NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki made a clinching 3-pointer in overtime that moved him into seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-88 on Monday night to match their season high with a sixth straight victory.

Monta Ellis scored 19 points and made a pair of jumpers early in overtime before consecutive 3-pointers by Chandler Parsons and Nowitzki made it 96-88 with 34 seconds to play. That gave Nowitzki 15 points for the game and 27,412 in his career, moving him past Moses Malone into the No. 7 spot.

Rajon Rondo shot 1 of 13 for two points but had 14 assists and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks, who have the longest current winning streak in the NBA. Tyson Chandler finished with 14 points and 13 boards.

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Nets but faded after an 18-point first quarter. Jarrett Jack had 20 points and 10 assists.

The Nets were without Deron Williams (sore left side) and Kevin Garnett, who rested on the second night of back-to-back games, and dropped their second straight after winning three in a row.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Golden State used a smothering defensive effort to rout Oklahoma City.

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry scored 19 points each as the NBA-best Warriors (27-5) bottled up Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. Golden State held Oklahoma City to 30.6 percent shooting.

The Warriors’ whipping denied the rejuvenated Thunder (17-18) a chance to move above .500 for the first time this season.

Westbrook scored 22 points, and Durant had 14 points and 10 rebounds on a night when everything seemed to be a struggle for the Thunder. Durant shot 3 of 16, and Westbrook finished 5 for 21 from the floor. But help is on the way for Oklahoma City’s All-Star tandem.

The Thunder acquired shooting guard Dion Waiters from Cleveland in a three-team trade that was announced during the game. Oklahoma City sent the Cavaliers a protected 2015 first-round draft pick and moved reserve Lance Thomas to the New York Knicks.


CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Jimmy Butler scored 22 and Chicago rallied for its 13th win in 15 games.

Derrick Rose added 19 points, Nikola Mirotic had 17 and the Bulls outscored the Rockets 19-5 over the final 3:19.

Josh Smith led Houston with 21 points. James Harden scored 20, but the Rockets lost for the fourth time in six games.

Butler scored five points and took a charge against Harden during the game-ending rally to help the Bulls wipe out a five-point deficit.

Mirotic also hit a 3 and scored five points during that stretch.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tony Wroten scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left to lift Philadelphia over short-handed Cleveland.

Philadelphia had been 0-14 at home this season.

Kevin Love had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who didn’t have LeBron James and Kyrie Irving because of injuries. They lost Dion Waiters and two reserves shortly before tipoff because of a three-team trade with New York and Oklahoma City.

After the Cavaliers blew all of a 17-point lead, Love made it 92-90 with a pair of free throws with 1:09 left.

Wroten made one of two free throws, then scored the go-ahead layup to help the Sixers end their home-losing streak.

Michael Carter-Williams had 18 points and 13 assists for the Sixers.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Jeff Teague added 20 and Atlanta pulled away from Los Angeles in the fourth quarter to earn its seventh straight road victory for the first time in 21 years.

DeMarre Carroll had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Al Horford scored 16 for the East-leading Hawks, who won their fifth in a row and 19th in 21 games.

Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Clippers, whose biggest lead of nine came at the start of the game. DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 10 points and 10 assists before fouling out with 1:50 to play as the team’s three-game winning streak ended.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and Memphis sent depleted New York to its record-tying 12th straight loss.

The Knicks (5-32), who have the NBA’s worst winning percentage, lost for the 22nd time in 23 games.

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