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Teletovic leads Nets past Mavericks

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mirza Teletovic scored 24 of his career- high 34 points in the second quarter and the streaking Brooklyn Nets held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-106 on Friday.

The Nets got their fourth straight win and ninth in their last 10 games and Teletovic had the hot hand.

He surpassed his previous career-high of 19 points in one quarter, making his first six 3-point attempts in the second as the Nets build a double-digit lead.

Dallas was within two points when Dirk Nowitzki missed the second of two free throws on purpose with 7.1 seconds left. Andrei Kirilenko secured the rebound for Brooklyn and made two foul shots at the other end to seal the win. Monta Ellis hit a three at the buzzer for the final margin.

Deron Williams had 18 points and 11 assists coming off the bench again for the Nets, who have won seven in a row at home.

Kevin Garnett added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the victory and Paul Pierce scored 12, though he missed two foul shots down the stretch to put Brooklyn in a precarious position.

Vince Carter scored 19 to lead the Mavericks and Nowitzki had 18. Dallas went 1-2 on a three-game road trip and lost for the fourth time in its last six.

Teletovic was 7-of-11 from 3-point range and the Nets bench outscored Dallas' 74-46. He knocked down his last three with 4:35 remaining to give Brooklyn an 11-point lead, and made a one-hander on the low left side to stop the 6-0 Dallas run that followed.

"Mirza was going good pretty much the whole game and he made a big shot down the end for us," said Nets coach Jason Kidd.

After sitting out the first quarter, Teletovic made his first 3-point attempt to begin the second. He hit his sixth with 2:48 remaining to give the Nets a 48-36 lead.

"He doesn't just show up on game day and shoot," said Kidd. "He's been working really hard on his game and his teammates believe in him."

The hot-shooting Bosnian's only miss from beyond the arc in the quarter came on a desperation heave at the buzzer.

"(Teletovic) hit his first couple of shots and we just let him keep going. You just can't do that with professional shooters," Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said.

The Nets, after trailing by three at the end of the first quarter, shot better than 76 percent in the second and took a 57-46 lead into halftime. They led 78-70 going into the fourth.

Game Notes

The Nets travel to play the Celtics on Sunday in Garnett and Pierce's first game back in Boston since they were dealt to Brooklyn in a trade agreed to the night of the draft ... The Mavericks start a four-game homestand Sunday against Detroit.

01/25 01:57:40 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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