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Saturday, 24 January 2009 00:06
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Jan. 24
Cleveland at Utah (9 p.m. EST). LeBron James and the Cavaliers wrap up their four-game West Coast trip.

STARS
Friday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, hit a 19-footer at the buzzer to give Cleveland a 106-105 victory at Golden State. James had 32 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
-Eric Gordon and Al Thornton, Clippers. Gordon had a career-high 41 points, and Thornton added a season-high 34 in Los Angeles' 107-104 home win over Oklahoma City.
-Boris Diaw and Gerald Wallace, Bobcats. Diaw dominated his former Phoenix teammates a month after being traded, finishing with 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Wallace added 28 points in Charlotte's 98-76 home victory.
-Tim Duncan, Spurs, had 30 points and 15 rebounds in San Antonio's 94-91 victory over visiting New Jersey.
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, had 26 points in Dallas' 112-91 win in Detroit.
e finished with 24 points and eight assists in Minnesota's 116-108 home victory over New Orleans.
-Jose Calderon, Raptors, had 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting and added 10 assists in his return from a hamstring injury to help visiting Toronto beat Chicago 114-94.
-Flip Murray and Josh Smith, Hawks. Murray scored a season-high 25 points, and Smith had 24 in Atlanta's 117-87 victory over visiting Milwaukee.
-Danny Granger, Pacers, scored 25 points in Indiana's 107-102 victory over Houston.
-David Lee, Knicks, had 19 points and 14 rebounds in New York's 108-88 home victory over Memphis.

STREAKS
Memphis lost its eighth straight game Friday night, falling 108-88 in New York, a day after the Grizzlies fired coach Marc Iavaroni. Assistant Johnny Davis directed the Grizzlies as interim coach. Lionel Hollins is working on a contract with the franchise to serve as head coach for the third time. ... Toronto beat Chicago 114-94 to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Raptors' Jose Calderon was 4-for-4 from the line and has made 83 straight free throws dating to last season, the second-longest streak in NBA history. Michael Williams made 97 in a row for Minnesota in 1993.

STATS
les Clippers on Friday night. ... Charlotte beat Phoenix 98-78 to improve to 5-1 in its last six games. ... Minnesota is 8-2 in January.

STATUS
Golden State's Monta Ellis scored 20 points in his first game of the season for Golden State, a 106-105 loss to Cleveland on Friday night. Ellis was sidelined by sprained left ankle sustained five months ago in an accident on a motorized scooter. ... Houston center Yao Ming left the Rockets' loss against Indiana on Friday night because of a sore right knee and did not play in the second half.

SURGERY
Utah owner Larry H. Miller's legs were amputated 6 inches below the knee Friday. Jazz spokesman Jonathan Rinehart said the surgery was the result of complications from Type 2 diabetes. The 64-year-old Miller is recovering in a hospital.

SPEAKING
``It's a great feeling, especially when you get it like that and then you hear the horn and the shot goes in and there's no way they can try to make a comeback at us. I wish everyone could get that type of feeling. It's unbelievable.'' - LeBron James, on his 19-footer at the buzzer that gave Cleveland a 106-104 win at Golden State on Friday night.
 

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