SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Denver at New Orleans (8 p.m. EST). The Nuggets lead the Northwest Division, despite an injury to Carmelo Anthony. Chris Paul and the Hornets are chasing San Antonio in the Southwest Division.

STARS
Tuesday
-Mo Williams, Cavaliers, had a career-high 43 points and 11 assists in Cleveland's 117-110 victory against Sacramento.
-Mickael Pietrus, Magic, had 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead Orlando to a 135-111 victory against Indiana in his first game back after missing 12 with a broken wrist.
-Chauncey Billups, Nuggets, scored 14 consecutive points in the third quarter and finished with 29 to lead Denver to a 100-85 victory against Memphis.

FIVE ALIVE
Charlotte beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 in two overtimes on Tuesday night, giving the Bobcats their fifth win in their last six games against the Lakers.

STAT
nd eight rebounds in the same NBA game since Cleveland's Butch Beard and John Johnson on Dec. 23, 1971, at Atlanta. Williams had 43 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in Cleveland's 117-110 win over Sacramento. James had 23 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists.

SEE YA
Kobe Bryant fouled out for the first time this season in the final minute of the first overtime during the Lakers 117-110 loss to Charlotte on Tuesday night. Bryant scored 38 points before leaving.

IMPERFECT 10
Memphis lost its 10th straight game in Lionel Hollins' debut as head coach, falling 100-85 Tuesday night to Denver. ... Utah lost its fourth straight game, 106-100 at home to San Antonio.

PERFECT 21
Cleveland improved to 21-0 at home by beating Sacramento 117-110 Tuesday night. The Kings dropped to 0-19 against the Eastern Conference.

BENCH BLUES
San Antonio's reserves outscores Utah's 25-6 in the Spurs' 106-100 victory Tuesday night.

SPEAKING
l Hollins after the Grizzlies lost his first game since taking over, 100-85 to Denver on Tuesday night.

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