Led by Dirk Nowitzki's 19-first half points, endless scoring options all whirring in high-scoring harmony and a 42-point third-quarter shellacking, Dallas routed the Lakers 140-106 for their sixth consecutive victory.

The Mavs (10-3) haven't won as many as six in a row since 2012.

Kobe Bryant made just six of 22 shots for the Lakers (3-10) who had won two straight.

Elsewhere, John Wall had 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter and Washington's reserves finished with a 40-9 scoring advantage as the Wizards downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78.

LeBron James and guard Kyrie Irving each had 22 points for the Cavaliers (5-6), who scored their fewest points this season to drop a third straight game.

Arron Afflalo and Kenneth Faried scored 19 points each, Wilson Chandler had 18 and the surging Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 117-97.

Tony Parker led all scorers with 28 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 121-92 win over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves.

Other results:

Suns 122, 76ers 96

Raptors 124, Bucks 83

Nets 94, Thunder 92

Magic 105, Hornets 100

Hawks 99, Pistons 89

Grizzlies 117, Celtics 100

Warriors 101, Jazz 88

Trail Blazers 105, Bulls 87

Source: Reuters