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Dallas beats buzzer to edge past Celtics

MAKING THE SHOT Jerry Stackhouse hit the game-winning jumper with just 0.1 seconds to play, giving the Mavericks a 104-102 victory over the Celtics


The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, jukes out the Indiana Pacers' Fred Jones before scoring during the first half of their NBA game on Monday in Los Angeles. Bryant scored 45 points as the Lakers won 96-90.


Jerry Stackhouse made a baseline jumper with 0.1 seconds left to lift the Dallas Mavericks over the Boston Celtics 104-102 in the NBA on Monday.

Jason Terry hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 30 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 as the Mavericks won their third consecutive game. They improved to 13-5 on the road, best in the Western Conference.

Stackhouse got the ball in front of the Celtics bench and drove the right baseline before pulling up and nailing a 12-footer over Ricky Davis.

Stackhouse finished with 20 points and Keith Van Horn had 12.

"It was for JT if we could get him the ball because of the game he was having, or we would have liked Dirk to take the shot," Stackhouse said. "At that point, it's just a matter of whoever gets the ball."

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 32 points, tying it with a 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds to play. The Celtics erased a 12-point deficit in the closing 5:50.

76ers 107, SuperSonics 98

At Philadelphia, Allen Iverson scored 41 points, John Salmons had 18 and Kyle Korver 17 to lead Philadelphia over Seattle.

Iverson scored 40-plus points for the eighth time this season as he chases Kobe Bryant for the league scoring title. Iverson wasn't the only one getting open looks -- the Sixers shot 53 percent from the floor, seven points higher than their average.

Salmons started for the injured Chris Webber and shot 7-for-9. Andre Iguodala had 16 points and Samuel Dalembert 11 to put all five starters in double digits.

Ray Allen led the Sonics with 27 points and Vladimir Radmanovic had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Seattle finished a 1-4 road trip.

Jazz 97, Wizards 89

At Washington, Mehmet Okur had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Utah moved above .500 with a victory over Washington.

Andrei Kirilenko added 17 points for the Jazz, who used balanced scoring and patient teamwork to win their seventh in eight games. They had assists on nine of their first 11 baskets and began to pull away with a 14-2 run starting late in the first quarter.

The Jazz, who won at Detroit in overtime on Saturday, finished with 28 assists on 37 field goals and have a winning record for the first time in nearly two months.

Antawn Jamison scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Wizards, who have lost four of five and again were booed off the court. Caron Butler scored 16 points, and Antonio Daniels had a season-high 15 for the Wizards.

Bulls 113, Raptors 104

At Chicago, Kirk Hinrich scored 25 points and had 11 assists, Luol Deng added 21 points, and Chicago beat Toronto. The Bulls have won three consecutive after dropping a season-high eight in a row and have beaten the Raptors 11 consecutive times. The Bulls have not lost to the Raptors since December 2002.

Chris Bosh scored 26 points and reserve Jalen Rose had 24 for Toronto, which cut a 23-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter. The Raptors have lost two consecutive games after a season-high five-game winning streak.

Chicago's Ben Gordon finished with 19 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. The Bulls hit 11 of their 18 3-point attempts.

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