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|Monday, 12 January 2009 23:32|
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST). The Lakers (30-6) are the only Western Conference team with 30 wins.
-Mehmet Okur, Jazz, had a career-high 43 points and Utah defeated Indiana 120-113.
-Paul Pierce, Celtics, scored nine of his season-high 39 points in overtime in Boston's 115-109 win over Toronto.
-Travis Outlaw, Trail Blazers, had a season-high 33 points to help Portland beat Chicago 109-95.
-Brook Lopez, Nets, scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in New Jersey's 103-99 overtime win over Oklahoma City.
Washington lost for the 12th time this season after leading in the fourth quarter, coughing up a five-point edge to lose 97-91 to Milwaukee on Monday night.
Center Andrew Bogut returned to Milwaukee's starting lineup for the first time since Jan. 2, finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Bucks' 97-91 victory over Washington. After back spasms sidelined Bogut for four games, he returned to action as a reserve against Minnesota on Saturday.
New York ended a three-game losing streak by beating New Orleans 101-95. ... The Wizards have dropped five straight, four of those against teams under .500. ... The Celtics are 4-0 this season against the Raptors.
Boston set a club record with 22 points in overtime, breaking the mark set on Jan. 2, 1963, when it outscored the San Francisco Warriors 21-6 in a 135-120 win. ... The Nets improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 at home in overtime games.
``Don't you get the feeling like we've seen this movie before? We're like a writer with writer's block. We can get the first couple of chapters written fairly efficiently and fairly well, but getting to the ending - we just can't seem to write the correct ending.'' - Washington interim coach Ed Tapscott after the Wizards lost for the 12th time this season when they had a fourth-quarter lead with Monday's 97-91 setback against Milwaukee.