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Mavericks on a roll…Panther’s Luongo moves up shutout list…NFL official suspended

DALLAS (AP) – Luka DoncicĀ  scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night. DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for the first time since its championship season of 2010-11.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Roberto Luongo made 33 saves in his 77th career shutout, Mike Hoffman scored twice and the Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 5-0. Luongo, who returned to the lineup after missing five games with a knee injury, passed Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for sole possession of ninth place on the NHL’s shutout list.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo’s game at Miami on Sunday. Hughes confronted Ellison in the tunnel near the locker room following Buffalo’s 21-17 loss, and video of the incident shows him accusing the umpire of using a derogatory term.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A dispute involving three fans in the stands at Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the Chargers is being investigated by the NFL. Photos published by the Pittsburgh Current and video presented to KDKA-TV shows a woman who intervened in an argument between two men was grabbed by the throat by one of the men.

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – One of two men serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan’s father is slated to begin his latest bid to convince a court that he didn’t do it. A Wednesday hearing in North Carolina will consider the argument by Daniel Green that he helped dump James Jordan’s body but didn’t kill him. Green was convicted of first-degree murder, and two state courts upheld the conviction.

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