Mavericks halt Heat's streak at 12
Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Jason Terry hit two big three-pointers in the final two minutes, and the Dallas Mavericks ended Miami's 12-game winning streak by beating the Heat, 98-96, Monday night in Miami.
It was Dallas' 14th straight regular-season victory over Miami, a streak that doesn't include the Heat's win in the 2006 NBA Finals.
Terry finished with 19 and Caron Butler scored 13 for Dallas, which won despite giving up a 17-0 run in the first half and a 13-0 run in the third quarter.
Elsewhere: Al Horford scored 24 points and the Hawks cruised to a 91-81 victory over Dwight Howard and the reconstructed Orlando Magic in Atlanta. Orlando, which hasn't had time to practice since acquiring Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu on Saturday, struggled to find an offensive flow all night. . . . Mike Dunleavy's tip-in at the buzzer gave host Indiana a 94-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. . . . CJ Miles scored 22 points, Paul Millsap and Raja Bell added 19 apiece, and the Utah Jazz beat host Cleveland, 101-90. . . . The host Washington Wizards limited the Charlotte Bobcats to one field goal in the third quarter and cruised to a 108-75 win that snapped a seven-game losing streak. . . . Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs won their ninth in a row, 118-110, over the visiting Phoenix Suns, who played undermanned again following their blockbuster trade.
Bucks' Jennings out four to six weeks
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings will miss four to six weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot.
General manager John Hammond said that the 21-year-old Jennings was examined after Saturday's 95-86 loss to Utah.
He earlier said he first felt pain in a loss to San Antonio, but kept playing and also played 30 minutes against the Jazz.
League now owns Hornets
The NBA has completed its purchase of the New Orleans Hornets.
The league announced that its board of governors has given its anticipated approval of the purchase.
NBA Commissioner David Stern announced Dec. 6 that the NBA intended to buy the Hornets from majority owner George Shinn and minority owner Gary Chouest.
- Associated Press