Dallas beats New Jersey
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Shawn
Marion added 18 points, and Dallas stretched its winning streak to
11 games with a 102-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Thursday
night in former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson's return to Dallas.
Johnson, fired by the Mavericks after the 2007-08 season, is in
his first season with the Nets.
Jason Terry and Caron Butler added 15 points each, and J.J.
Barea had a career-high 13 assists to help the Mavericks extend the
NBA's longest current winning streak.
Brook Lopez led New Jersey with 24 points, Anthony Morrow had
21, and former Maverick Kris Humphries finished with 16 points and
13 rebounds. The Nets have lost six straight and 11 in a row on the
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