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NBA: Wizards give Mavericks first home loss

STREAK At New York, Stephon Marbury scored a season-high 28 points against the Jazz, while at New Orleans, Minnesota got its second victory of the season

AP , DALLAS

The Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Kaman, left, dunks the ball over the Houston Rockets' Yao Ming, right, during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday.

PHOTO: AP

Caron Butler scored 35 points and Antawn Jamison added 27 to help the Washington Wizards hand the Dallas Mavericks their first home loss of the NBA season and third straight overall, 110-98 on Monday.

Dallas, which started the season 6-0 at home, got 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists from Dirk Nowitzki. Josh Howard had 17 points and Juan Berea added 15 for Dallas.

Antonio Daniels had a season-high 16 points, and Butler hit a career-high five 3-pointers for the Wizards, who snapped a streak of five straight defeats in Dallas.

Dallas, which lost its third straight to an Eastern Conference opponent, converted all 29 free throw attempts for a club record, breaking the previous mark of 27 set in February 2002.

Last season the Mavericks went

27-3

against the East.

Knicks 113, Jazz 109

At New York, Stephon Marbury scored a season-high 28 points and Zach Randolph added 25 points and 14 rebounds for New York.

Jamal Crawford had 22 points for the Knicks, who have won two in a row following an eight-game skid. Randolph, who grabbed a huge offensive rebound in the final seconds, has eight double-doubles in the 10 games he has played this season.

Carlos Boozer scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, but Utah had its three-game winning streak snapped. Deron Williams added 26 points and eight assists for Utah.

Timberwolves 103, Hornets 94

At New Orleans, Marko Jaric scored 21 points and Minnesota got its second victory of the season.

Sebastian Telfair scored 20 points for the Timberwolves, while fellow reserve Antoine Walker scored 17, hitting three 3-pointers and following his own miss for a key basket with 1:04 to go to stifle New Orleans' last-gasp rally.

Al Jefferson added 14 points for Minnesota, which led by double digits for most of the game and won its first road game of the season.

Chris Paul scored 31 points to lead New Orleans, which never led and had trouble shooting for most of the first three quarters. Peja Stojakovic scored 17 and Bobby Jackson 14.

Minnesota shot 52 percent from the field and hit eight 3-pointers, while the Hornets hit only 41.9 percent of their shots, going 7-of-22 from long range.

Magic 85, Trail Blazers 74

At Portland, Oregon, Hedo Turkoglu scored 21 points and Rashard Lewis had 20 and Orlando became the first NBA team to win 13 games this season.

Dwight Howard, the Magic's leading scorer, was just 4-of-10 from the field and had nine points and 14 rebounds. He spent most of the second half in foul trouble but Adonal Foyle stepped in and had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who won the first game on their five-game West Coast trip and improved to a league-best 8-1 on the road this season.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and Martell Webster added 13 for the Blazers, who have lost five of their last six to the Magic.

Orlando held Portland to 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Blazers, who snapped a five-game losing streak Friday against Sacramento, had their lowest point total of the season.

Kings 112, Spurs 99

At Sacramento, California, Beno Udrih scored a career-high 27 points against his former team and Sacramento snapped San Antonio's five-game winning streak.

Ron Artest added 20 points and Brad Miller had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Udrih was 8-for-12 from the field and made all nine of his free throws.

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