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Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Chandler Parsons scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting and the Dallas Mavericks fended off the Boston Celtics, 118-113, on Monday. Dirk Nowitzki netted 27 points with seven rebounds while Monta Ellis added 14 points for the Mavs, who raced out to a big lead but sweated out their third straight victory. Jeff Green and Avery Bradley fueled the Celtics comeback, totaling 35 and 32 points, respectively. Bradley had a chance to tie things at the free throw line with 39.5 seconds to go but only made two of his three attempts. Ellis, after fouling Bradley behind the arc, ended Bostons 9-0 run with a tough runner off the glass to give Dallas a 116-113 lead. Parsons won a jump ball against Jared Sullinger to give Dallas the ball back, and Ellis made two free throws with 8.5 ticks remaining to seal the outcome. Boston started slow for the second time in three days and trailed by as many as 31 points in the second quarter. Dallas shot 63.4 percent from the floor and 10-of-14 from the 3-point line in the first half. The Celtics turned things around after halftime as they opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run and wound up outscoring the Mavs, 38-24, in the frame. Boston made a similar run against the Rockets on Saturday after trailing by 22 in the first half, but Houston pulled away for an easy win. Dallas had a much tougher time putting the Celtics away. They are scrappy and you know that they are going to continue to fight back, Mavs center Tyson Chandler said of the Celtics. The lead dipped to 91-79 heading to the fourth, and Boston was within three, 107-104, after rookie Marcus Smart made a 3-pointer with 3:37 remaining. In less than a minute, the Mavs extended the lead back to double digits, with Nowitzki hitting a patented turnaround, Parsons connecting on a corner 3 and Ellis feeding Parsons for a layup in transition. Boston answered with nine straight points to make things interesting. The Mavs poured in 40 points in the first quarter with 14 coming from Parsons, who shot 5-for-5 from the field and made both of his 3-point tries. Nine turnovers by the Celtics led to 19 points the other way, and Dallas 40-19 cushion only got wider in the second. Jameer Nelsons 3-pointer with just over four minutes left in the half pushed the margin to 63-32, and it was a 26-point game, 67-41, at the break. Its easy to play when youre down 26. Its hard to play when youre up 26, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said of the difference between the first and second half. I dont want to make it like its the comeback of all comebacks...but our guys did make some plays in the second half. Game Notes Dallas has been outscored in the third quarter by an average of 11.8 points over its first four games ... Chandler finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for the Mavs ... Rajon Rondo dished out a game-high 15 assists for Boston, which committed eight turnovers over the final three quarters ... Boston shot 11-of-31 from the perimeter after going missing 24-of-25 3-point tries against the Rockets ... Dallas is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. Jonathan Bernier Jersey. They probably ruined Tim Duncans hopes of a career change, though. Duncan wants to be a point guard, coach Gregg Popovich revealed Saturday, a wish that wont be granted. Semyon Varlamov Jersey. Patrik Bartosak turned away 50-of-52 shots for the Rebels (28-26-4), who halted their losing streak at seven games. Trailing 2-1 after 40 minutes of play, Feser forced overtime with his second goal of the game at 5:35 of the third period. http://www.hockeyavalancheteamshop.com/Colorado-Mark-Barberio-Adidas-Je…. Catch all the action on TSN starting at 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt. Toronto won at Denver and Utah, but lost in Portland and Sacramento. The Kings loss was the most recent game for the Raptors. 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Paul got fouled and made the first, putting the Clippers ahead 103-102, but missed the second. After a timeout, DeAndre Jordan appeared to alter DeMarcus Cousins jumper to preserve the win. "The only thing they could get was a jump shot," Jordan said. "I was just praying they didnt call a foul. They gave me a block? Thats awesome, Ill take it." Actually, although a block was immediately posted in the statistics, officials took it away in the final box score, leaving Jordan with two blocks for the game. Jordan had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Blake Griffin finished with 16 points and 10 boards for the Clippers, who have won 11 of their last 13 against the Kings. J.J. Redick added 15 points. Pauls NBA-record streak of 13 straight games with at least 10 points and 10 assists to start a season ended when he finished with nine assists. Cousins had 23 points and 19 rebounds for the Kings, who had won two in a row. Isaiah Thomas added 22 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, and Patrick Patterson scored 21 points off the bench, combining to outscore the Clippers reserves. Afterward, Cousins tried to pull Thomas away from Jamal Crawford as they went to shake hands. "Thats just DeMarcus," Thomas said, laughing. "He gets upset. He doesnt like anybody on the other team, and thats how he is. Im all for it, but I just had to shake my guy Jamals hand." Jared Dudley didnt think much of Cousins move. "Its bad sportsmanship," he said. "Hes better than that. Someone will talk to him." Thomas and Patterson carried the Kings in the fourth, when Cousins was limited to four points and picked up two fouls on the same play. "Im tired of being a part of going down 20 and then trying to come back later in the game," Cousins said. "The way we played the last stretch of that game, weve got to staart games off the same way so that we wont be in those situations and wed have a better chance.dddddddddddd" Dudleys 3-pointer pulled the Clippers to 96-95 and then Pauls 3 tied it at 98-all with 1:29 to play. Cousins missed a pair of free throws before Pauls driving layup put the Clippers, who led by nine earlier in the fourth, back in front 100-98. Thomas made two free throws for another tie at 100-all. Griffins driving dunk gave the Clippers back the lead 102-100 with 44 seconds left. Paul fouled Thomas, who made both for a 102-all tie with 24 seconds left. Thompson and Patterson combined on a 10-point run to open the fourth and give Sacramento a 79-78 lead. Travis Outlaw got called for a flagrant-2 foul for pulling down Redick on a fast break and was ejected. "I dont think Outlaw is a dirty player despite his last name," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "But it was just that he was trying to stop the play and he got (Redick) around the neck. You have to throw the guy out." Thomas disagreed. "I didnt think it was a flagrant-2," he said. "Travis is a guy whos never even looking to do anything like that, and the first thing they think of is throwing him out of the game. We tried to play through it, but we just couldnt get the win." Redick made just one of two free throws, tying the game at 79-all. The Kings chipped away in the third and twice cut their deficit to two points before Cousins scored their final four points to trail 75-69 going into the fourth. The Clippers were 7 of 18 from the floor, got outrebounded 15-10 and missed 7 of 9 free throws. The Clippers extended their lead to 40-20 in the second before the Kings outscored them 28-17 to end the half trailing 57-48. "Its a mental thing. You have to stay locked in," Griffin said about blowing the big lead. "They played well in the second half, but I felt like it was on us. We relaxed too much." The Clippers shot 62 per cent in dominating the first. They ran off 16 unanswered points, including four 3-pointers in a row, to go up 21-8. Dudley hit back-to-back 3s in front of the Clippers bench before they closed the quarter with six straight points to lead 29-13. Notes: The Clippers wont have to face Derrick Rose when they play the Bulls on Sunday in a second consecutive 12:30 p.m. PST start. He hurt his right knee on Friday night in Portland and is out indefinitely. ... The Kings have just four win streaks of three games or more since December 2009. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '