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Boozer leads Jazz over Mavs

Detroit's Jason Maxiell dunks the ball as he gets by New Jersey's Sean Williams during the third quarter on Wednesday night.
Detroit's Jason Maxiell dunks the ball as he gets by New Jersey's Sean Williams during the third quarter on Wednesday night. AP

SALT LAKE CITY -- Carlos Boozer scored 21 points, including six of Utah's last seven, and the Jazz held off the Dallas Mavericks 99-90 on Wednesday.

Boozer shot 8-of-13 and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Jazz to their third win in the last 12 games. Andrei Kirilenko and Deron Williams had 17 points apiece as Utah improved to 10-2 at home.

Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points for Dallas but made just 3-of-10 from 3-point range as the Mavericks abandoned any attempt at an inside game in the fourth quarter. Devin Harris and Josh Howard each had 17 points for the Mavericks, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

NUGGETS 125, BUCKS 105, at Denver -- Marcus Camby had a triple-double and Carmelo Anthony posted his fourth straight double-double as Denver beat Milwaukee. Camby had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks. Anthony finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds.

HORNETS 116, GRIZZLIES 98, at Memphis, Tenn. -- Chris Paul had 40 points and nine assists, and New Orleans used a third-quarter spurt to beat Memphis. Paul shot 17-of-25 from the field, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range, as the Hornets won their third straight.

SPURS 94, BULLS 79, at San Antonio -- Tony Parker scored 28 points and San Antonio easily beat Chicago in the Bulls' first game since firing coach Scott Skiles. Joe Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls.

PISTONS 101, NETS 83, at East Rutherford, N.J. -- Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and Detroit shot 78 percent in the third quarter in beating New Jersey Nets for its sixth straight win. Vince Carter led the Nets with 21 points. Jason Kidd had 13 assists but missed all eight of his shots from the field..

HAWKS 107, PACERS 95, at Atlanta -- Joe Johnson scored the first two baskets in a 12-0 run and Atlanta beat Indiana for its first five-game winning streak in eight years. Johnson had 26 points and 11 assists for the Hawks.

MAGIC 110, KNICKS 96, at Orlando, Fla. -- Hedo Turkoglu scored 26 points, Rashard Lewis added 25 and Orlando broke a four-game home losing streak. Dwight Howard added 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.

WIZARDS 108, BOBCATS 104, at Charlotte, N.C. -- Caron Butler returned from two sore ankles to score 25 points, and Washington snapped a three-game losing streak. Antawn Jamison added 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards. Gerald Wallace scored 32 points for the Bobcats.

76ERS 96, HEAT 85, at Philadelphia -- Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 28 points, Kyle Korver and Lou Williams added 13 apiece and Philadelphia held off Miami. Dwyane Wade scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half for Miami.

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