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Dallas 98, at San Antonio 81: Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points, Jason Terry had 29 in his first start of the season and the Mavericks sent the Spurs to their first 0-3 record in 35 years. Dallas shot 53% from the field compared to 42% for San Antonio. The Spurs are off to their worst start since opening the 1973-74 ABA season 0-4.

Phoenix 114, at New Jersey 86: Raja Bell made all six of his three-point shots and scored 22 points, and the Suns shot 63% from the field in beating the Nets at East Rutherford, N.J. Steve Nash had 12 points and 11 assists and Shaquille O’Neal had 18 points and six rebounds as the Suns won for the third time in four games.

Boston 103, at Houston 99: Ray Allen scored 29 points, Kevin Garnett had 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Celtics shut down Ron Artest and Yao Ming to win on the road.