SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Jan. 1
No games scheduled.

STARS
Monday
-Gerald Wallace, Bobcats, finished with 36 points in Charlotte's 107-103 overtime win over Indiana.
-Dwight Howard, Magic, had 17 points, 22 rebounds, five blocks and three steals, helping Orlando beat Chicago 112-110.
-Chris Bosh, Raptors, scored 29 points and Toronto rallied to beat New Orleans 97-92.
-Chris Kaman, Clippers, had 16 points and 16 rebounds, leading Los Angeles to a 91-82 win over Minnesota.

HIRED
Former Denver general manager Kiki Vandeweghe has joined the Nets as a special assistant to New Jersey president Rod Thorn. Vandeweghe, who served as the Nuggets' general manager from 2001-06, will help Thorn prepare for the NBA draft and evaluate players.

SNAPPED
Toronto.

SLUMPING
Indiana lost for the sixth time after leading by double digits, 107-103 in overtime to Charlotte on Monday. ... Minnesota is off to the worst start in the franchise's 19-year history (4-26) and owns the league's worst record after a 91-82 loss to the Clippers. The Timberwolves would have to go 12-40 the rest of the way to avoid tying their worst record - 15-67 in 1991-92.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Ben Gordon scored 39, but Chicago lost 112-110 in overtime on Monday. ... Rafer Alston scored a season-high 22 in Houston's 112-95 loss to Golden State. ... New Orleans' Chris Paul had 23 points, 16 assists and seven rebounds in a 97-92 loss to Toronto.

STREAKING
Detroit has won nine straight following a 114-69 win over Milwaukee. ... Orlando has won four straight after beating Chicago 112-110 in overtime.

SPEAKING
``Struggled? Oh my gosh. The guy has been great but today - forget the shooting, anybody is going to have a day like that - but some of those passes. We actually had point shaving allegations in our locker room after the game.'' - Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy joking after Hedo Turkoglu turned the ball over seven times in Orlando's 112-110 win overtime win against Chicago. Turkoglu hit the game-winner with 0.7 seconds left.

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