SCOREBOARD
Monday, Jan. 21
Cleveland at Miami (8 p.m. EST). The Heat have lost 13 straight games.

STARS
Saturday
-Jason Richardson, Bobcats, scored a season-high 38 points and had 14 rebounds and Charlotte downed Memphis 105-87.
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets, scored 35 points, including a fade-away jumper and two free throws in the final 30 seconds, and Denver squeaked by Minnesota 111-108.
-Ben Gordon, Bulls, finished with 33 points and Chicago beat Detroit 97-81.
-Corey Maggette, Clippers, poured in 31 points to lead Los Angeles past New Jersey 120-107 in overtime.
-Al Harrington, Warriors, scored 27 points to power Golden State over Milwaukee 119-99.
-Willie Green, 76ers, tied a season high with 23 points and Philadelphia held on for a 99-95 victory over Toronto.

HAPLESS HEAT
pped more in a row than this team.

PAYBACK
Chicago stayed perfect this season against Detroit, using a strong fourth-quarter defensive effort to beat the Pistons 97-81 on Saturday. The Bulls outscored the Pistons 26-14 in the final period, improving to 3-0 this season against the team that eliminated them in the Eastern Conference semifinals last spring.

SONICS SKID
Dallas beat Seattle 111-96 on Saturday to hand the reeling SuperSonics their 10th straight loss. Seattle, which last won Dec. 29 against Minnesota, matched a single-season franchise record with the loss. The Sonics (9-31) last dropped 10 in a row Dec. 12-29, 1968.

ROAD WOES
Minnesota fell to Denver 111-108 on Saturday and dropped to 1-20 on the road this season. The Timberwolves have lost 16 straight on the road since a win at New Orleans on Nov. 26.

STRUGGLING CHAMPS
Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds but San Antonio fell to Houston 83-81 on Saturday, its fourth loss in six games. The Spurs lost in Houston for the second time in six visits.

TWICE AS NICE
Dwight Howard posted his league-leading 37th double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds in Orlando's 101-94 victory over Portland on Saturday. ... Al Jefferson had 20 points and 16 rebounds in Minnesota's 111-108 loss to Denver. It was Jefferson's 29th double-double of the season. He trails only Howard in that category.

FIRST TIME
Gerald Wallace had 28 points to help Charlotte beat Memphis 105-87 on Saturday, the Bobcats' first ever win over the Grizzlies.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Pau Gasol had 28 points in Memphis' 105-87 loss to Charlotte on Saturday, its sixth loss in seven games and fourth straight on the road. ... Danny Granger led the Pacers with 26 points, Kareem Rush tied a season high with 22, and Jamaal Tinsley had 13 assists but Indiana fell to Sacramento 110-104.

SPEAKING
``It wasn't pretty. But we were able to grind, able to hang.'' - Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, after New York edged Miami 88-84 on Saturday to pick up its fourth win in five games.

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