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Saturday, 26 January 2008 00:10
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Jan. 26
New Orleans at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST). The Hornets, the best road team in the West (15-5) take on the Spurs, the best home team in the West (20-4).

STARS
Friday
-Shawn Marion, Suns, dropped in a baseline floater with 1.1 seconds to lead Phoenix to a 110-108 win over Cleveland.
-Marvin Williams, Hawks, scored a career-high 33 points in a 99-90 win over Seattle.
-Kendrick Perkins, Celtics, scored on a putback with 16.6 seconds left to lead Boston to an 87-86 victory over Minnesota.
-Carlos Boozer, Jazz, scored 33 points to lead Utah to a 127-113 win over Sacramento.

DUMPED
Shawn Marion dropped in a baseline floater with 1.1 seconds left for his only field goal and the Phoenix Suns burned Cleveland with a season-high 17 3-pointers in a 110-108 win over the Cavaliers on Friday night. Marion was 0-for-3 from the floor before he took a pass in the corner, dribbled past a defender, and as LeBron James came toward him, arched in his shot on the run to put the Suns ahead.

FALTERING
Marvin Williams scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-90 win over Seattle on Friday night, tying a SuperSonics franchise record with 13 straight losses. Seattle set the over the final five games of last season and the first eight this season.

SNAPPED
Tracy McGrady had 15 points, Carl Landry added 12 points and eight rebounds and the Houston Rockets stopped the Portland Trail Blazers' home winning streak with an 89-79 win Friday night. Brandon Roy had 16 of his 23 points in the first half for the Blazers, who had won 12 straight at the Rose Garden.

STAT STUFFER
New Jersey's Jason Kidd had his 11th triple-double of the year with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 100-85 loss to the Nuggets on Friday night. It was his 98th career triple-double.

STREAKS
Peja Stojakovic hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points and the New Orleans Hornets won their seventh straight game, 111-92 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. ... In the Wizards' 104-93 win over the Grizzlies, Caron Butler converted three free throws without a miss to extend his streak to 60 in a row - longest in the NBA since Kobe Bryant made 62 straight in 2005-2006. ... The Nets have lost eight straight games, their longest skid in more than three years.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points for the Lakers in a 112-105 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. ... Sacramento's Kevin Martin scored 32 points in a 127-113 loss to the Utah Jazz.

SPEAKING
``That's a veteran team with a lot of pride and we just beat them. I don't know what our guys were expecting from the Pistons, but we certainly weren't ready for them.'' - Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy after a 101-93 loss to the Pistons on Friday night. The Pistons built a large first-half lead which allowed them to cruise to the victory.
 

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