NBA Roundup

NBA Rounup | Dallas snaps 6-game losing skid

The Associated PressJanuary 1, 2013 

— Vince Carter scored 23 points, O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison each added 15 to help the Dallas Mavericks break their six-game losing streak with a 103-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

When the Wizards, who are now 4-25, took a 14-point lead early in the second quarter, Dallas, which had arrived in Washington in the midst of its longest skid in nearly 14 years, rallied. They trailed by four at the half, and then outscored the Wizards 35-19 in the third quarter to take an 83-71 lead.

The Mavericks were ahead 99-84 with 3:28 to play, but Washington scored eight straight to cut the lead to seven, but Carter, making just the second start of the season threw down an emphatic dunk with 1:11 to play to make it 101-93.

DALLAS (103)—Carter 9-14 3-4 23, Marion 5-7 0-0 11, Kaman 6-11 0-0 12, Collison 4-13 6-7 15, Mayo 6-10 0-0 15, Crowder 0-0 0-2 0, Nowitzki 5-7 0-0 11, Brand 2-8 0-0 4, Douglas-Roberts 0-1 2-2 2, Beaubois 2-6 0-2 5, Da.Jones 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 41-82 11-17 103.

WASHINGTON (94)—Webster 4-11 4-4 14, Nene 2-10 3-3 7, Okafor 5-10 4-6 14, Temple 1-6 3-4 6, Beal 7-16 4-7 22, Vesely 1-2 0-0 2, Seraphin 4-8 2-2 10, Mack 3-5 0-0 7, Crawford 4-9 0-0 9, Martin 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 32-79 20-26 94.

Dallas23253520103
Washington2923192394

3-Point Goals—Dallas 10-22 (Mayo 3-4, Carter 2-5, Marion 1-1, Nowitzki 1-2, Da.Jones 1-2, Beaubois 1-4, Collison 1-4), Washington 10-26 (Beal 4-7, Webster 2-8, Martin 1-2, Mack 1-2, Crawford 1-3, Temple 1-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Dallas 49 (Marion 14), Washington 51 (Okafor 11). Assists—Dallas 25 (Collison 8), Washington 23 (Mack 6). Total Fouls—Dallas 25, Washington 23. A—14,456 (20,308).

•  Portland 105, (at) New York 100 | The Trail Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony's season high-tying 45 points and spoiled Amare Stoudemire's season debut, beating the Knicks.

Nicolas Batum scored 26 points, Damian Lillard had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Portland.

Stoudemire finished with six points on 3-of-8 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes off the bench in his return from knee surgery. Anthony shot 14 of 24 and nearly led the Knicks back from 19 points down after missing two games with a knee injury, but the Trail Blazers had too many options.

J.J. Hickson scored all of his 18 points in the first half as Portland won for the third time in four games.

PORTLAND (105)—Aldridge 8-19 3-6 19, Batum 7-13 6-7 26, Hickson 9-11 0-1 18, Matthews 3-6 2-2 8, Lillard 9-19 1-2 21, Jeffries 1-1 0-0 2, Claver 0-2 0-0 0, Price 2-3 0-0 5, Babbitt 2-6 0-0 6, Barton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-81 12-18 105.

NEW YORK (100)—Anthony 14-24 12-14 45, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Chandler 4-7 2-2 10, Kidd 0-5 0-0 0, Brewer 2-4 0-0 5, J.Smith 10-22 4-6 28, Novak 0-5 0-0 0, Prigioni 1-3 0-0 2, Stoudemire 3-8 0-2 6, Copeland 1-5 0-0 2, Camby 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-84 18-24 100.

Portland30282027105
New York23242429100

3-Point Goals—Portland 11-33 (Batum 6-12, Babbitt 2-5, Lillard 2-8, Price 1-2, Aldridge 0-1, Barton 0-1, Claver 0-1, Matthews 0-3), New York 10-37 (Anthony 5-11, J.Smith 4-12, Brewer 1-1, Prigioni 0-2, Copeland 0-3, Kidd 0-4, Novak 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 53 (Aldridge 14), New York 47 (J.Smith 11). Assists—Portland 22 (Lillard, Batum 6), New York 18 (J.Smith 5). Total Fouls—Portland 22, New York 19. A—19,033 (19,763).

•  (At) Detroit 103, Sacramento 97 | Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Pistons held off the Kings for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Sacramento cut a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to one, and Detroit led 100-97 when Austin Daye made a 3-pointer with the shot clock running down with 11.5 seconds left.

Detroit has won five of six, in large part because of terrific play from its reserves. The group scored 44 points Tuesday despite losing Charlie Villanueva to a second-quarter ejection.

DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings.

SACRAMENTO (97)—Salmons 4-9 0-0 10, Thompson 6-10 4-6 16, Cousins 10-21 1-2 21, Thomas 4-10 2-2 12, Garcia 1-5 2-2 5, Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Fredette 4-10 3-3 14, Brooks 2-8 2-2 7, Robinson 1-3 0-0 2, Hayes 0-0 0-0 0, Outlaw 2-4 2-4 6. Totals 36-86 16-21 97.

DETROIT (103)—Prince 5-8 0-0 10, Maxiell 3-6 1-2 7, Monroe 6-13 6-8 18, Knight 8-13 2-3 20, Singler 2-5 0-0 4, Drummond 3-6 1-2 7, Daye 5-10 1-1 13, Bynum 4-9 6-6 15, Villanueva 3-5 0-0 9. Totals 39-75 17-22 103.

Sacramento2820193097
Detroit27312223103

3-Point Goals—Sacramento 9-26 (Fredette 3-5, Salmons 2-5, Thomas 2-5, Garcia 1-3, Brooks 1-6, Outlaw 0-1, Johnson 0-1), Detroit 8-20 (Villanueva 3-5, Daye 2-4, Knight 2-6, Bynum 1-1, Prince 0-2, Singler 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Sacramento 44 (Cousins 14), Detroit 52 (Monroe, Drummond 11). Assists—Sacramento 19 (Salmons 6), Detroit 19 (Bynum, Knight 4). Total Fouls—Sacramento 20, Detroit 15. Technicals—Detroit Bench. Flagrant Fouls—Villanueva. Ejected— Villanueva. A—12,175 (22,076).

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