SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Detroit at Washington (7 p.m. EST). The Pistons have won nine straight.

SUSPENDED
Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was suspended for one game without pay Tuesday for committing a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter of his team's 110-91 loss to Boston on Sunday night. Odom threw himself into Ray Allen and knocked the Boston guard to the floor with 2:56 remaining and the outcome already decided.

ROAD WEARY
Phoenix has played 19 of its first 31 games on the road, including Sunday's 117-102 victory at Sacramento, but will begin a stretch of five of six at US Airways Center Thursday night against Seattle. The Suns lead the Pacific Division with a 22-9 record, including a 9-3 mark at home.

SPEAKING
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