Josh Howard’s 27 points, along with Dirk Nowitzki’s 25, helped the Dallas Mavericks get past the Chicago Bulls 103-98. Dallas’ 16-point fourth-quarter lead was pared to only three with about 11 seconds left but two Jason Terry free throws iced the game. Andres Nocioni, who came off the bench, led the Bulls with 30 points, according to the AP. Elsewhere in the Association:
- Josh Smith led the Hawks past the Sixers 88-79 with an impressive 22 point, seven rebound, six assist, and four block performance.
- Travis Outlaw scored the last two of his 22 points as time expired to give Portland their first road win of the season, a 106-105 victory over Memphis. Rudy Gay scored 30 for the Grizzlies.