SCOREBOARD
Friday, Jan. 4
Detroit at Toronto (7 p.m. EST). The Pistons have won 10 straight.

STARS
Thursday
-Jarrett Jack, Trail Blazers, drove for a go-ahead basket and converted a three-point play with 19 seconds left in the second overtime to lead Portland to a 115-109 victory over Chicago.
-Amare Stoudemire, Suns, had 34 points and 11 rebounds in a 104-96 win over Seattle.

BLAZIN'
Jarrett Jack drove for a go-ahead basket and converted a three-point play with 19 seconds left in the second overtime Thursday night and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 115-109 for their 15th win in 16 games. Brandon Roy had 25 points and Travis Outlaw 21 for Portland, now 2-0 since its 13-game winning streak was ended on Monday by Utah.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Ben Gordon scored 32 points to lead the Bulls and Joe Smith added a season-high 31 in a 115-109 double-overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night.

SPEAKING
``The ball sprung loose and I was just ready to get it. I knew I was going to attack him after that. It was me and him. My problem is being able to finish in the lane and luckily I was able to get it down.'' - Jarrett Jack, who drove for a go-ahead basket and converted a three-point play with 19 seconds left in the second overtime as the Trail Blazers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 115-109 on Thursday night for their 15th win in 16 games.
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