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Wednesday, 09 January 2008 00:22
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Detroit at Dallas (9 p.m. EST). The Pistons, who have won nine of 10, take on the Mavericks, who are looking for their fifth straight victory.

STARS
Tuesday
-Jason Richardson, Bobcats, had 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists to help Charlotte snap a three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over New Jersey.
-Eddy Curry, Knicks, scored a season-high 29 points, with eight rebounds and four blocked shots as New York snapped a seven-game losing skid by beating Chicago 105-100.
-Rashad McCants, Timberwolves, scored 27 points as Minnesota snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 101-91 victory over Miami.
-Derek Fisher, Lakers, scored a season-high 26 points on 10-for-11 shooting to lead Los Angeles to 117-101 victory at Memphis.

SNAPPED
New York won for just the second time in 15 road games and for the first time in Chicago in seven tries Tuesday night, 105-100. ... Sacramento snapped a four-game home losing streak to beat the league's winningest road team, Orlando, 104-100.

ROCKIN'
Cleveland coasted to its sixth win in seven games and moved over .500 (18-17) for the first time since Nov. 30 with a 95-79 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night. ... Luther Head scored a season-high 24 points and Rafer Alston added 15 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Houston won its third straight, 92-84 over Washington. The Rockets are 5-2 since leading scorer Tracy McGrady went down with a left knee injury.

TRIPLE-DOUBLES
Jason Kidd's third consecutive triple-double (13 points, 12 assists, 11 rebounds) wasn't enough as New Jersey's five-game winning streak was snapped by a 115-99 loss to Charlotte on Tuesday night. Kidd became the first player since Detroit's Grant Hill 11 seasons ago to have three straight triple-doubles.

ODD
Milwaukee, which started the season 1-15 on the road, won its fourth straight away from home Tuesday night, 87-83 at Philadelphia. The 76ers, who went 0-for-13 on 3-pointers, have lost four straight.

OUR HOUSE
Utah improved to 13-3 at home and handed Indiana its worst loss of the season, 111-89 Tuesday night.

SIDELINED
Miami's Shaquille O'Neal will miss at least a week while he receives treatment in Los Angeles for a hip injury that has sidelined him for six games. The Heat lost its eighth straight Tuesday night at league-worst Minnesota to fall to 8-27, worst in the Eastern Conference. ... Chicago forward Luol Deng missed his second consecutive game because of left Achilles' tendinitis. The Bulls lost to the Knicks 105-100.

SPEAKING
``I like this arena. Kobe and I were talking (during Tuesday's shootaround) about the depth perception. It's a good-built arena. It's built for basketball. But there's no way you can plan on shooting the basketball the way I did. It just kind of happens for you.'' - Lakers guard Derek Fisher on the FedEx Forum after shooting 10-for-11 for a season-high 26 points in a 117-101 victory over Memphis on Tuesday night.
 

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