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|Sunday, 06 January 2008 06:07|
Monday, Jan. 7
Denver at Phoenix (9 p.m. EST). Two of the Western Conference's top teams meet.
-Yao Ming, Rockets, scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists in a 103-91 win over the Knicks.
-Ben Wallace, Bulls, hit the go-ahead free throw and blocked Brad Miller's jumper with a second left to lift Chicago to a 94-93 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
-Jason Kidd, Nets, had 10 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season, and New Jersey beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-107.
ECHOES OF JUNE
Glen Davis scored a career-high 20 points in a 92-85 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night in a marquee game that lived up to its billing. For the first time since 1981, two NBA teams entered a game on January 5 with a combined 54 wins. For the first time since 2000, two teams played with each riding at least an eight-game winning streak. The Celtics extended their winning streak, which started after losing to Detroit at home, to nine games and snapped Detroit's streak at 11 games.
Jason Kidd had 10 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season, and the New Jersey Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-107 on Saturday night. Kidd's second triple-double in two games came in New Jersey's fifth straight win, moving the Nets (17-16) above .500 for the first time since November.
Portland has a 10-game winning streak at the Rose Garden and is 15-3 at home overall.
New Orleans' 118-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night was the Hornets' sixth straight road win.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Josh Smith scored 34 points in Atlanta's 113-107 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night. ... Zach Randolph had 22 rebounds in New York's 103-91 loss to the Houston Rockets.
``They were stopping me and stepping up against Ray and Garnett. And, that left Baby open.'' - Paul Pierce on Glen Davis, who scored a career-high 20 points, giving the Celtics' Big Three a huge lift in a 92-85 win over Detroit on Saturday night.