Monday, Feb. 25
Chicago at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST). Jason Kidd's first home game as a member of the Mavericks.

-Paul Pierce, Celtics, scored 30 points and Boston beat Portland 112-102.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 25 points and had 11 assists, leading Cleveland past Memphis 109-89.
-Jason Kidd, and Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks. Kidd tied his season high with 17 assists and Nowitzki scored 29 points to lead Dallas to a 99-83 win over Minnesota.

Rasheed Wallace scored 22 points in 26 minutes to lead six Detroit players in double figures, and the Pistons embarrassed Shaquille O'Neal and the rest of the Phoenix Suns 116-86 on Sunday. Detroit easily ended the Suns' 11-game winning streak against Eastern Conference foes. Phoenix lost to a team from the East for only the third time in 25 tries this season. Phoenix's previous worst loss was 22 points, 108-86 at Utah on Jan. 10.

LeBron James scored 25 points and had 11 assists while all four players acquired in Thursday's blockbuster trade contributed, leading Cleveland past Memphis 109-89 Sunday night. Ben Wallace scored 12 points, tying his season high, and had 10 rebounds, while Delonte West, scored five points with six assists. The other two players picked up in the deal, forward Joe Smith and guard Wally Szczerbiak, came off the bench late in the first quarter. Smith scored 14 points while Szczerbiak had 10. ... Chicago got significant playing time from Drew Gooden and Larry Hughes in their first game since being traded from Cleveland. Cedric Simmons, also acquired in the trade had two points in about 2 minutes of play. Hughes started strong and finished with 13 points. Gooden finished with 12 points and eight rebounds. In his debut with the Rockets, Bobby Jackson scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and helped Houston to its 12th straight win, a 110-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.

Tracy McGrady had 24 points and eight assists and Houston extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 110-97 win over Chicago on Sunday night. The Rockets have won 16 of their past 17, and their streak is their longest since their championship season of 1993-94. It is also the longest active streak in the NBA.

Andrea Bargnani had 25 points and Chris Bosh added 17 and Toronto rebounded from a loss to New York two days earlier and beat the Knicks 115-92 on Sunday night. The Knicks have lost seven in a row in Toronto since a 109-103 win on March 5, 2004.

Dwight Howard had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Orlando got a huge fourth-quarter effort from its reserves in a 112-93 win over Sacramento on Sunday night. Brian Cook and Keyon Dooling combined for 20 points in a 22-8 run to start the final period, which Orlando entered ahead 74-68. No Magic starter scored in the fourth quarter until Howard hit two free throws with 4:28 remaining.

Amare Stoudemire scored 31 points but Phoenix lost to Detroit 116-86. ... Jamal Crawford scored 26 points but New York lost to Toronto 115-92.

``Nothing, I wanted to fight him like I did in Orlando.'' - Houston's Tracy McGrady on newly acquired Bobby Jackson when asked on what he brought to the team. Jackson scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and helped the Rockets to their 12th straight win, a 110-97 victory over Chicago on Sunday night.

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