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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Washington at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST). The Rockets have won 12 straight.

STARS
Monday
-DeShawn Stevenson, Wizards, scored 33 points and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Washington beat New Orleans 95-92.
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, had 29 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas in a 102-94 victory over Chicago.
-Tim Duncan, Spurs, had 23 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio beat Atlanta 89-74.

HOMECOMING
In his first home game with Dallas in more than 11 years, Jason Kidd had 11 points with nine rebounds and eight assists in a 102-94 victory over the Bulls on Monday night. Kidd came up short of his 100th career triple-double, but was involved in significant plays throughout the game as Chicago kept coming back from double-digit deficits. Kidd, the No. 2 overall pick by Dallas in 1994, played his first home game as a Maverick since Dec. 17, 1996, in a game at Reunion Arena, where the team played before moving to the more elaborate American Airlines Center in 2001.

ROLLING RAPTORS
Chris Bosh had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto beat Indiana 102-98 on Monday night. The Raptors have won all three meetings with the Pacers this season, and have won four of their past five games overall.

SECOND WIND
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio beat Atlanta 89-74 on Monday night for its sixth straight win. After a disastrous first half, the Spurs turned things around in the third quarter, going on a 21-4 run that gave them the lead for good. The Spurs set a new franchise low for points scored in a quarter when they shot just 6 percent (1-for-17) in the first quarter for five points. The Spurs have lost just five games at home this season and their six straight wins are their most in a row this season.

BUZZER-BEATER
DeShawn Stevenson drained a fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer and Washington beat New Orleans 95-92 on Monday night, sending the Hornets to their third straight loss. Stevenson's buzzer-beater capped a career night for the Wizards guard as he scored 33 points. Hilton Armstrong missed two free throws with 7.3 seconds left, but a lane violation by Antawn Jamison gave Armstrong a third chance and he hit the free throw to tie it at 92. Stevenson then raced down the court to hit the winning shot right in front of the Washington bench as time expired.

COMING UP SHORT
Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton had 20 points each to lead Detroit to a 98-93 victory over Denver on Monday night. The Nuggets had a chance to tie it when Billups fouled J.R. Smith on a 3-point attempt with 6.5 seconds left and Detroit leading 95-92. Smith made the first free throw, missed the second and intentionally missed the third, but the Nuggets couldn't get the rebound.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Allen Iverson scored 28 points in Denver's 98-93 loss to Detroit. ... Ben Gordon scored 25 points but Chicago lost to Dallas 102-94. ... Danny Granger scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Indiana's 102-98 loss to Toronto.

SPEAKING
``(The shot) felt good coming out of my hands. I was shooting it pretty good all night. Some went in, some went out, but I was happy that one went in.'' - Washington's DeShawn Stevenson after he drained a fadeaway 3-pointer as time expired to push the Wizards past New Orleans 95-92. His buzzer-beater capped Stevenson's already impressive performance as the Wizards guard scored a career-high 33 points to topple one of the Western Conference's best teams.
 

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