Dallas at Denver (10:30 p.m. EST). The Mavericks can tie a team record with their 14th straight victory.

STAR

Thursday

_ Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, scored 27 points to lead Dallas to a 112-76 win over Miami.

STREAKING

Dallas extend its NBA-best winning streak to 13 games after a 112-76 victory over Miami on Thursday night. The run is one short of the team record set in 2002. The Mavericks' streak coincides with their franchise-record stretch of holding 13 straight opponents under 100 points. ... Sacramento has won seven straight at home after a 98-80 victory over Chicago.

PISTONS APLENTY

Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace and Rasheed Wallace all were picked for the Eastern Conference All-Star team that will be led by Detroit coach Flip Saunders. The Pistons (40-8) became the first team with four players in an All-Star game since the Los Angeles Lakers sent Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel to the 1998 game in New York.

SPEAKING

``I've never really gotten excited about games too much in February. But at the same time, obviously the guys are doing a lot of positive things on the court. You'd be crazy not to think so.'' _ Dallas coach Avery Johnson after the Mavericks extended their winning streak to 13 games on Thursday night.