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Monday, Jan. 19
Cleveland at Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. EST). LeBron James and the Cavaliers face Kobe Bryant and the Lakers for the first time this season.
-Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash, Suns. Stoudemire scored 31 points and Nash had a season-high 18 assists in Phoenix's 117-113 victory at Toronto.
-Dwyane Wade, Heat, had 32 points and 10 assists in Miami's 104-94 victory at Oklahoma City.
Phoenix beat Toronto for the ninth straight time, 117-113 on Sunday, and handed the Raptors their fifth straight loss overall.
GRABBING THE BALL
Udonis Haslem had 15 of Miami's 33 rebounds in a 104-94 victory over Oklahoma City on Sunday night. Jamaal Magliore had the next highest total for the Heat with six. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with eight. ... Chris Bosh had 12 rebounds in Toronto's 117-113 loss to Phoenix.
ach in NBA history after taking over for former coach Frank Layden on Dec. 9, 1988. Earlier this season, Sloan became the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team. Since Sloan's hiring there have been 225 coaching changes in the NBA and every team has made at least two changes except for Utah.
Shawn Marion missed Miami's 104-94 victory at Oklahoma City on Sunday due to a strained left groin. Marion, who was hurt in Miami's loss at Houston on Saturday, was replaced in the lineup by Yakhouba Diawara. It's the fifth game Marion, averaging 12.3 points and 9.2 rebounds, has missed this season. He also missed two games in November with a groin injury.
``Dwyane (Wade) was really the one that was orchestrating that whole attack. It was just a very poised, mature attack at the end of the game to get good shots and to play the time and score. In many ways, we looked like a mature, veteran team tonight in closing out the game on both sides of the floor - which I think is very encouraging.'' - Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, after Wade had 32 points and 10 assists in a 104-94 victory at Oklahoma City on Sunday night.