Mavericks hold on to beat Spurs

Guard Monta Ellis scored a season-high-tying 38 point for Dallas in a close win over the San Antonio Spurs.

    Ellis #11 was key for Mavericks in their win [Getty Images]
    Ellis #11 was key for Mavericks in their win [Getty Images]

    New-look Dallas Mavericks had to sweat out the debut of guard Rajon Rondo as they fended off an injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs 99-93.

    Guard Monta Ellis scored a season-high-tying 38 point for Dallas, while point guard Rondo chimed in with six points, nine assists, seven rebounds following his trade from Boston on Thursday. He also drew four offensive fouls.

    Elsewhere, the Atlanta Hawks blew a 16-point lead but steadied with a 7-0 stretch run to beat the Houston Rockets 104-97.

    Kyle Korver finished with a game-high 20 points, including a dagger three-pointer in the middle of Atlanta's late-game run that ended Houston's 19-game home winning streak against Eastern Conference opponents.

    Other results:

    Trail Blazers 114, Pelicans 88

    Clippers 106, Bucks 102

    Nuggets 76, Pacers 73

    Suns 99, Knicks 90

    Hornets 104, Jazz 86

    SOURCE: Reuters


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