Rockets 113, Mavericks 98
Dallas - Tracy McGrady had 31 points and nine assists, and Rafer Alston added a season-high 24 points, helping Houston push their franchise-best winning streak to 17 games with a victory over the Dirk Nowitzki-less Mavericks on Thursday night.
Houston's streak is tied for seventh-best in NBA history. The Rockets will try moving into a tie for fourth Saturday night at home against New Orleans, the next team they're trying to catch for a top-tier seed in the Western Conference.
Bulls 107, Cavaliers 96
Chicago - Ben Gordon and Luol Deng scored 23 points apiece, and Chicago overcame 39 points from LeBron James to beat Cleveland.
Spurs 108, Pacers 97
San Antonio - Manu Ginobili scored 28 points to help San Antonio win its 11th straight, keeping the defending NBA champions atop the tight Western Conference.