SCOREBOARD
Monday, Feb. 11
Portland at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST). Both teams are battling for the eighth playoff spot in the West.

STARS
Saturday
-David West, Hornets, scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead New Orleans past Memphis 112-99.
-Monta Ellis, Warriors, finished with 34 points on 12-of-15 shooting and Golden State beat Sacramento 105-102.
-Carlos Boozer, Jazz, had 22 points and 12 rebounds, leading Utah past Chicago 97-87.
-Jamal Crawford, Knicks, scored 30 points and New York rallied for a 99-98 win at Milwaukee.
-Danny Granger, Pacers, finished with 29 points to help Indiana beat Portland 101-93.

SURGING
Houston has won 10 of 11 and six straight following a 108-89 win over Atlanta on Saturday night. The Rockets are on their longest winning streak since closing the 2004-05 regular season with seven consecutive victories. ... Philadelphia has won three straight and topped 100 points in all three games after a 101-80 win at home against the Clippers.

SLUMPING
urday. ... Memphis has lost six straight and eight in a row on the road with a 112-99 loss at New Orleans. ... Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in the past six games, 99-98 to New York.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting in a 112-99 loss to New Orleans on Saturday on Tuesday. ... Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 101-93 loss at Indiana. ... Ron Artest scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, but Sacramento lost 105-102 to Golden State.

SNAPPED
New York ended an eight-game losing streak with a 99-98 win at Milwaukee on Saturday. The Knicks hadn't won since an 89-81 home victory over Philadelphia on Jan. 25.

HOME SWEET HOME
Utah won its 12th straight at home and is 22-3 in Salt Lake City after a 97-87 win over Chicago on Saturday night.

SPEAKING
``We wanted to keep winning, last night wasn't part of the plans.'' - Utah's Carlos Boozer after a 97-87 win over Chicago on Saturday, one night after the Jazz's 10-game winning streak was snapped in Sacramento.
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