Rockets slip past Mavericks in OT

DALLAS - Kyle Lowry came off the bench for a career-high 26 points and 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets took advantage of the second-half absence of Dirk Nowitzki to beat the Dallas Mavericks, 116-108, in overtime Friday.

Aaron Brooks added 25 points and Luis Scola contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Rockets end the Mavericks’ five-game winning streak.

J.J. Barea scored 23 points, and Josh Howard and Shawn Marion each had 17 points for the Mavericks, who rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to send the game to overtime.

Carl Landry of the Rockets was taken to an emergency room for treatment after breaking several teeth in a second-quarter collision near the basket with Nowitzki and missed the second half.

Nowitzki drove into the lane and missed a short jumper with 9:28 left before halftime. He was fouled by Landry, who was hit in the mouth by Nowitzki’s elbow.