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Mavs hang on to hand Hornets their first loss

DALLAS — Jason Terry had 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in the final minute, and the Mavericks handed the Hornets their first loss of the season, 98-95, on Monday night.

New Orleans, which had started a franchise-best 8-0, got 22 points from Chris Paul, but only two in the second half. Peja Stojakovic added 17 points and Emeka Okafor had 14 rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help Dallas win its fourth straight game.

Terry's 17-footer with 46 seconds left gave the Mavericks a 95-92 edge, but Trevor Ariza's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left tied it at 95.

Terry drained an 18-footer with 34 seconds left for a 97-95 left. Nowitzki made only one free throw with 2.8 seconds left, giving New Orleans a chance to tie, but Okafor missed a contested 25-footer at the buzzer.

The teams play again Wednesday in New Orleans.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Kevin Durant had 30 points and the visiting Thunder halted the Jazz's five-game winning streak 115-108. … Hakim Warrick had 21 points to lead a balanced attack, helping the Suns overcome a 15-point first-half deficit to beat the Nuggets for the 12th straight time at home, 100-94.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Suns center Robin Lopez is expected to miss several weeks with moderate sprains of two ligaments in his left knee. … Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward started at shooting guard in place of Raja Bell, out with a groin injury.

Mavericks 98, Hornets 95

NEW ORLEANS (95): Ariza 3-7 5-8 13, West 5-14 2-2 12, Okafor 2-10 1-2 5, Paul 9-16 2-4 22, Belinelli 2-5 4-5 8, Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Green 4-7 0-0 11, Stojakovic 6-8 1-1 17, Bayless 2-6 1-2 5, Mbenga 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 16-24 95.

DALLAS (98): Marion 2-6 1-2 5, Nowitzki 7-12 10-13 25, Chandler 3-4 1-2 7, Kidd 6-8 1-2 16, Stevenson 2-5 0-0 6, Cardinal 2-6 0-0 6, Terry 9-19 5-6 26, Haywood 0-2 0-0 0, Barea 3-7 1-2 7, Mahinmi 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-69 19-27 98.

New Orleans 24 28 24 19— 95

Dallas 27 20 22 29— 98

3-Point GoalsNew Orleans 11-25 (Stojakovic 4-6, Green 3-4, Ariza 2-4, Paul 2-5, Okafor 0-1, Bayless 0-2, Belinelli 0-3), Dallas 11-27 (Kidd 3-5, Terry 3-6, Stevenson 2-5, Cardinal 2-5, Nowitzki 1-2, Marion 0-1, Barea 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew Orleans 52 (Okafor 14), Dallas 42 (Nowitzki 10). AssistsNew Orleans 20 (Paul 9), Dallas 21 (Kidd 6). Total FoulsNew Orleans 26, Dallas 18. TechnicalsNew Orleans defensive three second, Dallas Coach Carlisle, Dallas defensive three second. A19,712 (19,200).

Bobcats 113, Wolves 110

MINNESOTA (110): Beasley 12-25 1-3 28, Love 8-16 3-3 20, Milicic 5-11 3-4 13, Telfair 5-11 0-0 11, Johnson 2-5 0-2 4, Tolliver 4-8 3-4 13, Brewer 3-9 4-5 11, Hayward 0-2 0-0 0, Gaines 4-5 1-2 10, Koufos 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-93 15-23 110.

CHARLOTTE (113): Wallace 4-10 17-19 26, Diaw 3-6 0-0 6, Mohammed 5-9 1-1 11, Augustin 3-9 2-4 9, Jackson 9-16 3-3 26, Thomas 8-11 4-7 20, K.Brown 1-2 1-2 3, Livingston 1-1 1-2 3, Diop 1-2 0-0 2, Collins 0-2 0-0 0, D.Brown 3-5 1-2 7. Totals 38-73 30-40 113.

Minnesota 27 33 21 29— 110

Charlotte 22 38 24 29— 113

3-Point GoalsMinnesota 9-20 (Beasley 3-3, Tolliver 2-4, Telfair 1-2, Gaines 1-2, Brewer 1-2, Love 1-3, Hayward 0-1, Koufos 0-1, Johnson 0-2), Charlotte 7-14 (Jackson 5-6, Wallace 1-3, Augustin 1-3, D.Brown 0-1, Diaw 0-1). Fouled OutWallace. ReboundsMinnesota 50 (Milicic 12), Charlotte 53 (Thomas 10). AssistsMinnesota 21 (Telfair 6), Charlotte 25 (Augustin 11). Total FoulsMinnesota 27, Charlotte 23. TechnicalsJackson. Flagrant Fouls—Telfair. A11,211 (19,077).

Suns 100, Nuggets 94

DENVER (94): Anthony 7-19 6-8 20, Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Nene 6-9 2-4 14, Billups 4-14 5-5 14, Afflalo 6-13 2-3 15, Harrington 6-15 2-3 14, Forbes 2-6 0-0 4, Lawson 4-10 0-2 9. Totals 37-89 17-25 94.

PHOENIX (100): Hill 6-11 2-4 14, Turkoglu 3-10 2-3 9, Frye 6-11 1-1 15, Nash 6-17 2-2 15, Richardson 5-16 1-1 11, Childress 4-5 2-2 10, Dudley 0-3 2-2 2, Warrick 7-9 7-8 21, Dragic 1-6 0-0 2, Clark 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 38-89 20-25 100.

Denver 22 36 18 18— 94

Phoenix 20 26 23 31— 100

3-Point GoalsDenver 3-17 (Lawson 1-3, Afflalo 1-3, Billups 1-5, Forbes 0-1, Harrington 0-2, Anthony 0-3), Phoenix 4-20 (Frye 2-5, Nash 1-3, Turkoglu 1-3, Hill 0-1, Dragic 0-2, Dudley 0-2, Richardson 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDenver 63 (Anthony 22), Phoenix 53 (Childress 8). AssistsDenver 12 (Harrington 4), Phoenix 17 (Nash 7). Total FoulsDenver 20, Phoenix 22. TechnicalsAnthony, Billups, Nene, Hill. A17,744 (18,422).

Thunder 115, Jazz 108

OKLAHOMA CITY (115): Durant 6-17 16-16 30, Ibaka 9-13 4-4 22, Krstic 4-10 0-0 8, Westbrook 8-13 6-6 22, Sefolosha 4-7 2-2 11, Collison 2-3 0-0 4, Maynor 3-5 0-0 8, Harden 1-5 3-4 5, White 0-1 2-2 2, Ivey 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 38-75 33-34 115.

UTAH (108): Kirilenko 3-9 6-6 13, Millsap 8-15 3-4 20, Jefferson 5-14 2-2 12, Williams 12-18 3-3 31, Hayward 2-3 0-0 4, Miles 7-14 2-3 16, Evans 0-2 0-0 0, Price 2-3 0-0 4, Watson 1-1 2-4 4, Fesenko 1-3 0-0 2, Elson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 42-83 18-22 108.

Oklahoma City 27 31 35 22— 115

Utah 33 23 29 23— 108

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 6-15 (Maynor 2-2, Durant 2-8, Ivey 1-1, Sefolosha 1-2, Westbrook 0-1, Harden 0-1), Utah 6-16 (Williams 4-7, Millsap 1-1, Kirilenko 1-3, Price 0-1, Miles 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOklahoma City 40 (Ibaka 11), Utah 43 (Millsap, Elson 6). AssistsOklahoma City 18 (Westbrook 7), Utah 25 (Williams 11). Total FoulsOklahoma City 21, Utah 21. TechnicalsOklahoma City defensive three second. A19,911 (19,911).

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