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|Thursday, 31 January 2008 00:50|
Thursday, Jan. 31
Cleveland at Seattle (10 p.m. EST). The SuperSonics snapped a team-record losing streak at 14 games on Tuesday.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 37 points and 14 rebounds to lead Cleveland to an 84-83 win over Portland.
-Al Jefferson, Timberwolves, had 26 points and 20 rebounds in Minnesota's 83-67 victory over Chicago.
-Brad Miller, Kings, had 22 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to lead Sacramento to a 105-91 victory over Charlotte.
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets, scored 32 points and had 12 assists and Denver beat Memphis 106-102.
-Deron Williams, Jazz, had 22 points and 12 assists for his fifth straight double-double, and Utah defeated New York 100-89.
-Al Thornton, Clippers, scored a season-high 33 points, and Los Angeles beat Atlanta 95-88.
BUCKS STOP HERE
Andre Iguodala scored 18 points to lead Philadelphia to a 112-69 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the 76ers' largest win in 12 seasons at the Wachovia Center. This was their largest blowout victory since defeating Atlanta 132-85 on Dec. 8, 1982. The Sixers recorded 32-point wins over Charlotte in 2005 and Seattle in 2001. That had been Philadelphia's widest margin in a victory since the building opened in 1996. The Bucks haven't won on the road since winning at Philadelphia on Jan. 8. They are only 5-22 on the road. They also matched their lowest point total of the season.
KING OF THE ROAD
LeBron James' reverse layup with less than a second left gave Cleveland an 84-83 victory over Portland on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' fifth straight on the road. James had 37 points and 14 rebounds. Cleveland has won 13 of its last 16 games. They had not won five straight road games since March 17-April 1, 1998.
Deron Williams had 22 points and 12 assists for his fifth straight double-double, and Utah extended its winning streak to a season-high six games with a 100-89 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Utah has won 10 straight at home for the first time since 1999 and hasn't trailed in its last two games.
THREE FOR THE SHOW
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Stephen Jackson scored 26 points, and Golden State beat New Orleans 116-103 Wednesday night to snap the Hornets' nine-game winning streak. Chris Paul had 28 points and 12 assists for New Orleans, which lost for only the third time in 20 games. ... Denver beat Memphis 106-102 Wednesday night to snap a six-game road losing streak.
Knicks forward Renaldo Balkman was suspended without pay for Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz for committing a flagrant foul against the Los Angeles Lakers' Sasha Vujacic. Balkman was assessed the foul for throwing an elbow that hit Vujacic in the jaw in the second quarter of the Lakers' 120-109 win Tuesday. Balkman, a second-year reserve, is averaging 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds.
Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao will miss up to four weeks with a left ankle sprain. Varejao sprained the ankle when he accidentally stepped on Sasha Vujacic's foot during a win Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Brazilian averaged 7.8 points and 8.5 rebounds in 22 games. Cleveland beat Portland 84-83 on Wednesday night.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Chris Paul scored 28 points and had 12 assists but New Orleans lost to Golden State 116-103 Wednesday night. ... Rudy Gay scored 30 points in Memphis' 106-102 loss to Denver. ... Jamal Crawford scored 26 points and added nine assists but New York lost to Utah 100-89.
``We get paid to play and I'm embarrassed.''- Milwaukee's Royal Ivey after the Bucks' 112-69 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday night. It was Philadelphia's largest blowout victory since defeating Atlanta 132-85 on Dec. 8, 1982, and its widest margin of victory in 12 seasons at the Wachovia Center.