Rockets edge Mavericks

Dallas, TX ( - Chandler Parsons scored a team-high 26 points to lead seven Houston players in double figures and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks, 117-115, on Wednesday.

Dwight Howard contributed 21 points and Jeremy Lin, who started in place of James Harden, tallied 18 points with seven rebounds and seven assists for Houston, which snapped a two-game losing streak to its Southwest Division rival.

Harden missed his second straight game due to a bruised left thumb he sustained over the weekend against Memphis.

Terrence Jones netted 16 points, Donatas Motiejunas deposited a 12-point, 13- rebound double-double, and Patrick Beverley and Aaron Brooks each chipped in with 11 points in victory

Dirk Nowitzki poured in a game-high 38 points to go along with 17 rebounds in the setback, Dallas' third in its last four games. Vince Carter led a strong bench effort with 22 points, while Devin Harris and DeJuan Blair scored 14 and 13, respectively, in a reserve role.

01/29 23:33:13 ET