NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night. Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left. He then got a piece of Eric Gordon's driving floater, grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws with 8 seconds left.
HOUSTON (AP) - Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The win snapped the Suns' two-game losing streak. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 18 rebounds for the Rockets, who lost their second straight game.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NBA says the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The game scheduled for Wednesday night will be made up in Minnesota later. The arena was evacuated before tipoff when a generator malfunction sent smoke pouring into the building.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The 2014 racing calendar will have Formula One and NASCAR racing in Texas on the same day. The FIA, international motorsports' governing body, released its 2014 calendar Wednesday, placing the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin on Nov. 2. That's the same day as the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, called it a "foolish move."
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