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Warriors finally get win

AMERICAN BASKETBALL After dropping 12 consecutive games, Golden State got a win against the Mavericks in Dallas, as center Clifford Robinson chalked up 25 points


Clifford Robinson scored a season-high 25 points, Jason Richardson had a key follow dunk in the final minute and Golden State snapped a 12-game losing streak in Dallas on Tuesday.

Mickael Pietrus added a career-high 20 points and Speedy Claxton 18 points and 10 assists to help the Warriors win here for the first time since April 10, 1999. Troy Murphy also had 20 points for Golden State.

Jerry Stackhouse scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half, and Michael Finley added 24 for the Mavericks. Dallas lost its third straight at home and sixth overall on its home court this season, one more than all of 2003-2004.

Jazz 93, Clippers 91

In Salt Lake City, Utah's Mehmet Okur scored 19 points -- including three free throws in the final 9 seconds.

Okur also had 13 rebounds, two of which led to his free throws down the stretch and the Jazz beat the Clippers for the 22nd time in the last 23 meetings in Utah.

Matt Harpring added 16 points for Utah, which had lost seven of eight. Corey Maggette scored 28 points to lead Los Angeles and made a putback in the final seconds to get the Clippers within 90-89.

76ers 110, 102

Allen Iverson had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and reserve Willie Green scored his season-high 17 points in the final 16 minutes as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied to beat Denver Nuggets 110-102.

Andre Iguodala scored 16 points and Samuel Dalembert had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers, who overcome an 18-point second-half deficit. The victory was their third straight after six consecutive losses.

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and Kenyon Martin had a season-high 25 points for Denver, which has lost two straight after winning four in a row.

Shelden Williams finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks to lead seventh-ranked Duke to an 88-55 win over Illinois-Chicago at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

J.J. Redick scored 21 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), who have won their first seven games for the fourth time in five seasons.

Jovan Stefanov netted 15 points for the Flames (3-4), who have lost two of their last three games. Cedric Banks added 12 in the loss.

Daniel Ewing delivered 14 points, five assists and five steals for Duke, which delivered nine straight points to overcome an early eight-point deficit. Redick capped the run as he hit a three-pointer with 6:30 to go in the first to put his team ahead 23-22.

After Illinois-Chicago forced a 25-25 tie, the Blue Devils ended the first with a 13-6 burst to lead 38-31 at halftime.

No. 13 Louisville 85, NC A&T 51

In Louisville, Kentucky, Larry O'Bannon netted 25 points to lead No. 13 Louisville over North Carolina A&T, 85-51, at Freedom Hall.

Francisco Garcia added 12 points for Rick Pitino's Cardinals (6-1), who won their fifth straight to begin a seven-game homestand. Ellis Myles contributed 11 points in the victory.

Sean Booker tallied 19 points for the Aggies (1-8), who have now dropped four consecutive contests. Steve Kroger posted 13 points in the losing effort.

The Cardinals wasted little time in this one, jumping out to a 19-6 lead midway through the opening half. Juan Diego Palacios followed up his own dunk with an inside layup to stake the hosts to the 13-point edge.

However, the Aggies responded with a 13-6 run to get within six. The spurt began when Greg Davis connected on a layup and was capped by a Demetrius Guions bucket.

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