In Friday's slate of games in the National Basketball Association, the Dallas Mavericks extended their winning streak to 12 games as they cruised to a 109-90 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Josh Howard scored 24 points to lead the Mavericks, who have not dropped a game since losing their first four of the season.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks 108-100 for their eighth straight win. Detroit's Tayshaun Prince matched his career high with 31 points, while teammate Chauncey Billups added 22 points and dished out 16 assists.

LeBron James scored 31 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-95 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Denver Nuggets posted a 106-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, thanks to a 35-point performance by Carmelo Anthony.

Gilbert Arenas scored 33 points as the Washington Wizards downed the Charlotte Bobcats 121-109. Teammates Caron Butler scored 24 points and Antawn Jamison added 22 points. The Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 106-102, and the Chicago Bulls defeated the New Orleans Hornets 111-108.

Some information for this report provided by AP.