Utah Jazz outlast Nowitzki and Dallas Mavericks
Al Jefferson scored 28 points and equaled a career-high with 26 rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated Dallas 123-121 in triple-overtime to halt a seven-game losing streak against the Mavericks and preserve their slim playoff hopes.
Utah began the day 10th in the Western Conference but pulled one-half game behind Phoenix and Houston for the eighth and final spot with four games remaining. Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points against Utah for the second straight time. Other NBA results: Miami 93, New York 85; Sacramento 104, Portland 103; Toronto 102, Atlanta 86; Orlando 100, Cleveland 84; Boston 94, Charlotte 82; Chicago 100, Detroit 94, OT; New Orleans 88, Memphis 75; and Denver 101, Houston 86.