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Wizards shock hot Mavericks

Gilbert Arenas had 38 points and eight assists as the Wizards ended the Mavericks' 12-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory Monday night.

Every Wizards starter scored in double figures in the first three quarters. Only once had the team accomplished that in a full game this season.

Antawn Jamison had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Caron Butler added 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Wizards, who built leads of 20 points in the first half and 31 in the third quarter.

Dirk Nowitzki, who had 27 points, capped a 19-6 run with a 3-pointer that pulled the Mavericks to within 102-95 with 1:07 remaining. Devin Harris scored nine points during the spree and finished with 14. Jerry Stackhouse and Devean George also scored 14 points for the Mavericks.

The Wizards went on a 17-4 run to open the third quarter, capped by Jarvis Hayes' 3-pointer for a 76-45 lead with 6:24 remaining in the period.

A sequence earlier in the period epitomized the game. Arenas banked home a 3-pointer that gave the Wizards a 69-45 lead, and Nowitzki's ensuing jumper at the other end drew nothing but glass.

The victory was the Wizards' first in their past seven meetings with the Mavericks, whose five-game road winning streak also ended. The last time the Wizards defeated the Mavericks was Nov. 5, 2003, when Arenas posted the first of his three career triple doubles.

Butler's dunk on the run gave the Wizards a 15-point lead midway through the second quarter. DeShawn Stevenson's jumper extended the Wizards' lead to 57-37 with 2:18 remaining in the half.

Spurs 129, Warriors 89

SAN ANTONIO - Brent Barry scored 18 and Beno Udrih scored a season-high 16 for the Spurs, whose bench accounted for 75 points.

Tim Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Michael Finley and Tony Parker each added 14 points, and te Spurs outrebounded the Warriors 51-34.

Anthony Roberson scored 21 for the Warriors.

After leading by as much as 20 in the first quarter, the Spurs took a 16-point cushion into the second.

Manu Ginobili, who missed the past four games with a lower back contusion, came off the bench with less than three minutes left in the first.

NEW YORK - Eddy Curry scored 26 for the Knicks, who won for just the second time at home.

David Lee added a season-high 20 points, teaming with Curry to wear out the Grizzlies' frontcourt.

Curry, who had his career-best seventh straight game with 20 or more points, grabbed 15 rebounds before fouling out, and the Knicks shot a season-best 56.3 percent from the field.

Bulls 100, Celtics 82

Around the league

TIMBERWOLVES: Forward Eddie Griffin pleaded guilty to inattentive driving in connection with a March traffic accident in Minneapolis. He paid a fine and court fees totaling $375 for the petty misdemeanor, said Mary Ellen Heng, an assistant city attorney. Griffin, 24, entered the plea through his attorney and did not appear in court, Heng said. Griffin hit a parked car March 30 in Minneapolis, and then he went into a convenience store and told employees he was drunk, witnesses said. Rather than give Griffin a breath test, two police officers gave him a ride home - prompting an internal police investigation. The owner of the vehicle Griffin hit has sued.

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