Dirk Nowitzki had 30 points and 14 rebounds and Steve Nash added 21 points and 13 assists, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 107-94 victory over the 76ers last night in Philadelphia.
Michael Finley scored 19 and Nick Van Exel added 16 for the Mavericks, who improved the NBA's best record to 33-8 with their second straight win after a dismal West Coast trip on which they lost three in a row.
Allen Iverson and Keith Van Horn each scored 25 for the Sixers, who have lost 12 of 16.
Philadelphia has alternated wins and losses in its last six games after losing nine of 10. The Sixers, who opened the season 10-0 at First Union Center, are 1-7 in their last eight home games.
"They tried to go small on us," Nowitzki said. "I'm not where I should be. I have to punish smaller guys more."
* KINGS 104, GRIZZLIES 98: Chris Webber had 26 points and Peja Stojakovic added 22 as visiting Sacramento rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Memphis and complete a sweep of the four-game season series.
The Kings began their late push by holding Memphis without a field goal for the first 61/2 minutes of the fourth quarter. They took their first lead when Vlade Divac hit a free throw with 8 minutes 49 seconds left to make it 86-85.
"In the fourth quarter we got it close and I think our experience took over, even though we made some bonehead plays," Webber said. "To be a team like ours, you've got to . . . go through some playoff experiences that are tough.
"You have to lose and you have to knock your head against the wall, so we've earned the right to win these games."
* WARRIORS 105, NETS 97: Antawn Jamison had 29 points and 10 rebounds and host Golden State spoiled a special night for New Jersey's Jason Kidd.
Kidd, who had a season-high 41 points and seven assists, had his high school jersey from St. Joseph's in nearby Alameda retired after the game.