Here is the latest Texas sports news from The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Paul Stastny's second goal of the game 3:36 into overtime gave the Colorado Avalanche and troubled goalie Semyon Varlamov a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars last night. Stastny fired a shot from the left circle past goalie Kari Lehtonen to beat the Stars, who had rallied from a 2-0 deficit.

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 34 points and Dwight Howard had 13 points and 16 rebounds in the Houston Rockets' 113-105 victory over the Dallas Mavericks last night. Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points to lead the Mavericks, and Monta Ellis added 20.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Parker had 24 points and six assists, Kawhi Leonard added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs survived without Tim Duncan for a 91-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Parker hit the tiebreaking jumper with 2:13 to play, and Manu Ginobili capped his 20-point performance off the bench with a key defensive play and a dunk in the final seconds of the Spurs' road opener. Duncan sat out after bruising his chest in Wednesday's season-opening victory over Memphis.

HOUSTON (AP) — LonDres Johnson had a touchdown run and Anthony Balancier scored on an interception return in a 16-second span in the second quarter in Southern's 31-24 victory over Texas Southern last night. Southern (5-4, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic) scored 21 straight points in a little under five minutes in the second quarter.