NBA: Dallas 97, Houston 88

Feb. 21, 2004 at 11:45 PM
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DALLAS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Antoine Walker had 17 and 10 Saturday as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets, 97-88.

Michael Finley added 19 points for the Mavericks, who have won three in a row overall and six straight against their intrastate rivals.

The Mavericks also continued to thrive at the American Airlines Center with a fourth straight home win. Dallas is 24-4 at home, the second-best mark in the league.

Jimmy Jackson had 18 points and Cuttino Mobley 16 for the Rockets, who had won two straight.

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