NEW YORK (AP) - Mirza Teletovic scored 24 of his 34 points in the second quarter and Deron Wiliams had 18 points and 11 assists as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-106 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
The Nets improved to an NBA best 9-1 in January. Paul Pierce had 12 points and Kevin Garnett added 10 points and 11 rebounds for New Jersey.
Former Net Vince Carter had 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points for the Mavs, who lost their second straight game.
Brooklyn led by 11 in the fourth quarter on a basket by Teletovic, and then Dallas went on a late charge.
Shawn Marion made two free throws to close within 103-102. Andrei Kirilenko hit a free throw to increase the Nets' lead to 107-103 with 5.3 remaining. Dallas' Monta Ellis hit a 3-pointer to complete the scoring.
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