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McGrady isn’t enough

From the Associated Press

Dirk Nowitzki and Devean George each triggered rallies with consecutive three-point baskets, helping the Dallas Mavericks overcome 45 points by Tracy McGrady in a 109-96 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday night at Houston.

After Houston took a 65-52 lead midway through the third quarter, George answered with two three-pointers, sparking a 15-2 run that tied it. Minutes later, Nowitzki powered a 20-4 run.

Nowitzki had 30 points. Josh Howard added 28 points and George scored 14 with six assists.

Seattle 101, Cleveland 96 -- Chris Wilcox had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Nick Collison added 14 points and 12 rebounds in the SuperSonics’ victory at Seattle. LeBron James scored 30 for Cleveland.

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New Orleans 84, Orlando 78 -- The Hornets held the Magic to one basket in overtime at Oklahoma City for their third victory in a row. Jannero Pargo had 25 points for the Hornets. Dwight Howard had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Magic.


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