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|Monday, 14 January 2008 00:00|
Monday, Jan. 14
Washington at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST). The Wizards handed the Celtics a rare road loss on Saturday night.
-Chris Bosh, Raptors, had 38 points and 14 rebounds, leading Toronto to a 116-109 double-overtime win against Portland.
- Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored 37 points in a 100-99 victory over Memphis.
-Joe Johnson, Hawks, scored 37 points in a 105-84 victory over Chicago.
SHAQ IS BACK
Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal returned to practice Sunday after missing eight games with a hip injury and is expected to play Wednesday against Chicago.
Detroit shot 30.7 percent (23-of-75) in its 89-65 loss to New York on Sunday night, matching the NBA low for field goals made in a game this season. Leading scorer Richard Hamilton was 1-of-7 and was held to a season-low three points. Tayshaun Prince missed all 10 shots and was scoreless, and Rasheed Wallace had six points on 3-of-9 shooting.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Brandon Roy had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists in Portland's 116-109 double-overtime loss to Toronto on Sunday. ... Yao Ming scored 30 points to go along with 16 rebounds, but Houston lost 87-82 to New Orleans.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99 Sunday night, extending their winning streak to six games. The streak is their longest since they won 11 straight late in the 2003-04 season before going on to reach the NBA finals.
Atlanta stopped a 12-game losing streak to Chicago with a 105-84 win on Sunday. The Hawks had not beaten the Bulls since a 116-101 victory at the United Center on April 9, 2004. ... New Orleans ended Houston's five-game winning streak with a 87-82 win.
``I washed it right off on that shower. Got to forget about that one. That was bad.'' - Detroit point guard Chauncey Billups after the Pistons' 89-65 loss to New York on Sunday night.