New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Dirk Nowitzki registered 25 points and seven rebounds, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 104-100 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday.
Nowitzki was 10-of-17 from the field for the Mavericks, who have won three straight games. Vince Carter recorded 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench and Elton Brand added 13 points.
Eric Gordon and Jason Smith scored 23 and 22 points, respectively, for the Hornets, who have lost three straight games. Ryan Anderson recorded a double- double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, as did Anthony Davis, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds.