Parsons, Mavs End Hornets' 7-Game Win Streak, 107-96

Chandler Parsons had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Charlotte Hornets' season-high, seven-game winning streak with a 107-96 victory Monday night.

Dirk Nowitzki added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who moved back above .500 after losing five straight games. Deron Williams chipped in with 15 points.

Kemba Walker had 25 points and nine assists, Nicolas Batum scored 20 points and Marvin Williams added 19 for the Hornets.

Dallas, which was just 3 of 20 from 3-point range in the first three quarters, hit 6 of 10 3s in the fourth quarter.

After averaging more than 36 points in the first quarter in its previous three games, Charlotte made just 27 percent of its shots from the field and 43 percent from the foul line in the first half to fall behind 52-33.

The Hornets battled back to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Walker knocked back-to-back 3-pointers on Charlotte's first two possessions of the fourth quarter to tie it and added two free throws to put the Hornets up 73-71.

But Nowitzki turned the momentum, hitting a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Mavericks the lead for good and ignite an 18-6 run. The Mavs shot 65 percent from the field in the fourth quarter.

Raymond Felton added a short jumper and Williams and Parsons added 3-pointers to hand the Hornets just their 10th home loss of the season.

The Hornets seemed to expend their energy battling back from the halftime deficit and never really challenged again after falling behind by double digits in the fourth quarter.

Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, Batum and Walker were all assessed technical fouls in the first half for disputing calls. The crowd repeatedly expressed its displeasure with the officiating, booing loudly as the trio walked out off the court at halftime and again when they returned to the floor for the second half.

The Hornets fought back in the third quarter, closing the gap to four before Nowitzki knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key.

The Hornets didn't help themselves from the foul line, making just 22 of 34 free throws. Dallas made 14 of 18 from the line.


Mavericks: The Mav scored 18 points off 15 Charlotte turnovers. ... Dallas' bench outscored Charlotte's 31-19.

Hornets: Walker was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season Monday.


Mavericks: Visit Cleveland on Wednesday night.

Hornets: Host Orlando on Wednesday night

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