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Mavericks garner another win vs Heat

The Dallas Mavericks made it 14 straight regular-season wins over the Miami Heat on Monday with a 98-96 victory in Miami. Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers with 26 points and Jason Terry scored all 19 of his points in the 4th quarter.

Terry was the first NBA player to score 19 or more points in a game, all in the fourth quarter, since Vladimir Radmanovic did it for the SuperSonics with 19 points on Dec. 7, 2002.

Heat "Big 3" Worst Plus/Minus in Game 2010-11 Season

It was the second time this season that the Mavericks snapped an opponents' win streak of 12 games. They also did it against the Spurs back on November 26. Dallas is the fifth team to post a win streak of 12 or more games and snap an opponents' 12-game win streak in the same season.

Dwyane Wade is now 1–10 in his career against the Mavericks, having lost each of his past 10 games. That’s his worst record and his longest losing streak against any particular opponent.

LeBron James is now 6–10 against Dallas, his third-lowest winning percentage against any opponent; he’s 4–10 against both the Nuggets and Rockets.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 60 points on Monday, but had their worst combined plus/minus in a game this season.

Elsewhere around the NBA:

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Monta Ellis scored 44 points and made 15 of 20 field goals (75 percent) in the Warriors’ loss to the Rockets on Monday. It’s the second time this season Ellis has had a 40-point game in which he made at least 75 percent of his field goals. On October 27, the Warriors’ first game of the season, Ellis scored 46 points and made 18 of 24 field goals. No other NBA player has had a game this season in which he scored at least 40 points and made at least 75 percent of his shots from the floor.

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Dwight Howard outrebounded his teammates, 20–18 in the Magic’s loss to the Hawks on Monday. It’s the fifth time this season that a player has outrebounded his teammates; Kevin Love has done it twice and Al Horford and Reggie Evans each did it once.

It’s the 10th game in which Howard has outrebounded his teammates, twice as many as any other NBA player since Howard entered the league in 2004–05; Marcus Camby has five such games.