SCOREBOARD
Monday, Jan. 7
Denver at Phoenix (9 p.m. EST). Two of the Western Conference's top teams meet.

STARS
Sunday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 39 points, including 24 in the fourth quarter, to help Cleveland rally for a 93-90 victory at Toronto.
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets, scored 38 points in Denver's 109-96 victory over Philadelphia.
-Caron Butler, Wizards, scored 33 points to lead Washington to a 108-86 win against Seattle.
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, scored 30 points, lading Dallas to a 101-78 win at Minnesota 101-78.
-Pau Gasol, Grizzlies, scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Memphis defeated Miami 101-94.

FOUR THE BEST
9-9 on Dec. 2.

COLD STREAK
The Memphis Grizzlies beat Miami 101-94 Sunday, sending the Heat to their seventh consecutive loss. The last time Miami lost seven straight was the opening of the 2003-04 season.

GUESS WHO?
Caron Butler scored 33 points to lead Washington to a 108-86 win over Seattle on Sunday. Butler finished 12-of-21 from the field, hitting three 3-pointers and converting all six of his free throws. He had five assists and four rebounds. It was Butler's third game of 30 or more points, and the second consecutive game the Wizards won by more than 20 - the first time that's happened since December 2004.

MONSTER MAV
Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas in scoring for the ninth straight game, scoring 30 points, and the Mavericks handed Minnesota its eighth consecutive loss with a 101-78 victory on Sunday. The sweet-shooting Nowitzki is averaging 26.2 points over the last nine.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Jose Calderon scored 16 points and added 11 assists in Toronto's 93-90 loss to Cleveland. ... Nick Collison had 12 points and tied a season high with 17 rebounds but Seattle lost to Washington 108-86. ... Chris Kaman had 20 points and 14 rebounds in the Clippers 98-92 loss to San Antonio.

SPEAKING
``I just felt like I was out there by myself. Everything was going right for me and I just felt like I was out there in practice. The hoop felt like the ocean.'' - LeBron James after leading Cleveland to a 93-90 victory over Toronto on Sunday. James scored 39 points, including 24 in the fourth quarter.

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