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    Monday, December 23rd (All times Eastern)

    Dallas Mavericks (15-12) at Houston Rockets (18-10), 8 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Rockets have enjoyed the cozy confines of the Toyota Center, going 11-3 there this season, and will entertain the Southwest rival Dallas Mavericks Monday night.

    The Rockets have won three in a row at home and split a pair of road games against Indiana and Detroit. After losing to the Pacers on Friday, the Rockets responded the following night with a 114-97 decision over the Pistons.

    Dwight Howard had a season-high 35 points and pulled down 19 rebounds, while Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 20 and 16 points, respectively.

    "He played really well. He has been on a really good roll the last three weeks. Guys are getting a little more comfortable playing off of him. He was fantastic tonight," Houston coach Kevin McHale said of Howard, who has eight double-doubles in his last nine games.

    Houston shot 55.7 percent for the game and won for the fifth time in eight tries. It played without leading scorer James Harden because of a sprained left ankle and he is doubtful for Monday. He is posting 23.9 ppg.

    Rockets guard Jeremy Lin missed his fourth consecutive contest due to back spasms and is listed as probable versus the Mavericks.

    Dallas has lost two straight and four of six games since a three-game winning streak and dropped its third in a row on the road with Saturday's 123-108 setback against the Phoenix Suns.

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, while Brandan Wright and Monta Ellis both netted 19. Vince Carter scored 14 points for the Mavericks, who made 48.4 percent of their shots. Phoenix made 51.2 percent from the floor and buried 15-of-30 3-pointers.

    "We couldn't get any stops," Nowitzki said. "We tried some zone, tried some switching but we never got enough stops to really make it a game."

    In milestone news, Nowitzki is 14 points shy of passing Alex English (25,613) for 13th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Nowitzki has scored 20 points in four straight games and 12 times in the last 16. He also needs 25 baskets for 9,000 in his career.

    Carter needs one 3-pointer for 1,700 in his career and will become the 10th player in NBA history with that many.

    The Mavericks are 4-9 on the road and have split two meetings with Houston this season. They recorded a 123-120 victory in the previous matchup on Nov. 20 and have won 11 of 13 and 15 of the last 20 games in this series.

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

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      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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