DALLAS Caron Butler scored 35 points and Antawn Jamison added 27 to help Washington hand Dallas its first home loss of the season and third straight overall, 110-98 on Monday night.
Dallas, which started the season 6-0 at home, got 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists from Dirk Nowitzki. Josh Howard had 17 points and Juan Berea added 15 for Dallas.
Antonio Daniels had a season-high 16 points, and Butler hit a career-high five 3-pointers for the Wizards, who ended a two-game losing streak and snapped a streak of five straight defeats in Dallas.
Dallas, which lost its third straight to an Eastern Conference opponent, converted all 29 free throw attempts for a club record, breaking the previous mark of 27 set in February 2002 against New Jersey.
Last season the Mavericks went 27-3 against the East.
TIMBERWOLVES 103, HORNETS 94: At New Orleans, Marko Jaric scored 21 points and Minnesota got its second victory of the season.
Sebastian Telfair scored 20 points for the Timberwolves, while fellow reserve Antoine Walker scored 17, hitting three 3-pointers and following his own miss for a key basket with 1:04 to go to stifle New Orleans' last-gasp rally.
Al Jefferson added 14 points for Minnesota (2-10), which led by double digits for most of the game and won its first road game of the season.
Chris Paul scored 31 points to lead New Orleans, which never led and had trouble shooting for most of the first three quarters. Peja Stojakovic scored 17 and Bobby Jackson 14.
Minnesota shot 52 percent from the field and hit eight 3-pointers, while the Hornets hit only 41.9 percent of their shots, going 7-of-22 from long range.
ROCKETS 88, CLIPPERS 71: At Los Angeles, Tracy McGrady scored 19 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets capitalized on another key injury to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rafer Alston added 17 points for the Rockets, who have posted back-to-back wins following a six-game losing streak, and have beaten the Clippers four straight times at Staples Center. Yao Ming had 14 points and eight rebounds.
The Clippers, who haven't shot 50 percent or better an any of their first 13 games, finished at 32.9 percent and have dropped seven of nine contests after a 4-0 start. Chris Kaman led them with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
The Clippers lost point guard Sam Cassell with 8:18 left in the first quarter after he strained his left calf defending Alston away from the ball in front of the Houston bench. Cassell is one of only five Clippers to play in every game this season, along with Kaman, Tim Thomas, Ruben Patterson and Quinton Ross.
WARRIORS 129, SUNS 114: At Oakland, Calif., Monta Ellis scored 15 consecutive points in the fourth quarter on the way to matching his career-high 31 points, and the resurgent Golden State Warriors snapped the Phoenix Suns' eight-game winning streak.
Stephen Jackson scored a season-high 32 points in his first home appearance of the season, and Baron Davis had 28 points, 10 assists and six rebounds while leading a relentless offensive attack in Golden State's sixth victory in seven games following an 0-6 start.
The Warriors could have been exhausted after returning from a highly successful East Coast road trip that included four wins during five games in seven days. Instead, Golden State dropped a 45-point first quarter on the Suns and rarely let up after that.
MAGIC 85, TRAIL BLAZERS 74: At Portland, Ore., Hedo Turkoglu scored 21 points and Rashard Lewis had 20 and the Orlando Magic beat the Portland Trail Blazers to become the first NBA team to win 13 games this season.
Dwight Howard, the Magic's leading scorer, was just 4-of-10 from the field and had nine points and 14 rebounds. He spent most of the second half in foul trouble but Adonal Foyle stepped in and had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who won the first game on their five-game West Coast trip and improved to a league-best 8-1 on the road this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and Martell Webster added 13 for the Blazers, who have lost five of their last six to the Magic.
KINGS 112, SPURS 99: At Sacramento, Calif., Beno Udrih scored a career-high 27 points against his former team and Sacramento snapped San Antonio's five-game winning streak.
Ron Artest added 20 points and Brad Miller had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Udrih was 8-for-12 from the field and made all nine of his free throws.
Tony Parker scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting and Tim Duncan had 15 points and five rebounds in just the third loss this season for San Antonio.
Fabricio Oberto added 13 points for the Spurs.
Michael Finley hit his first 3 with 8:24 to play, then the Spurs pulled within 92-83 on Darius Washington's layup. John Salmons converted a three-point play on the other end moments later.