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NBA Scores -- Nowitzki, Dallas, Squeak By Detroit

Southwest Division results

Dallas Mavericks 88, Detroit Pistons 86 -- Dirk Nowitzki went off for 42 points--almost half of the Mavericks end of game total—as the Mavs fended off a spirited challenge from the Pistons with a fourth quarter run. Dallas had just 8 turnovers, but kept the game close by clanking shot after shot. Juan Jose Barea, Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd, and Caron Butler combined to shoot just 7-31 from the field. Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 19 points a piece.

Southwest Division Standings
San Antonio Spurs 12-1
New Orleans Hornets 11-2
Dallas Mavericks 9-4
Memphis Grizzlies 5-9
Houston Rockets 3-10

Southwest Division schedule tonight:
Golden State Warriors @ Houston Rockets: 7:30 PM CT, Fox Sports Houston
San Antonio Spurs @ Minnesota Timberwolves: 7 PM CT, Fox Sports Southwest (SA)
Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder: 7 PM CT, Fox Sports Southwest (DAL)
Detroit Pistons @ Memphis Grizzlies, 7 PM CT, Fox Sports Detroit
New Orleans Hornets @ Utah Jazz: 8 PM CT, Fox Sports Utah

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