SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Detroit at Utah (9 p.m. EST). Utah has the best home record in the NBA (24-3).

STARS
Tuesday
-Steve Nash, Suns, had 25 points and 13 assists, leading Phoenix to a 127-113 win over Memphis.
-Mo Williams, Bucks, scored a season-high 37 points with seven rebounds and six assists as Milwaukee edged Cleveland 105-102.
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, had 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as Los Angeles won its ninth straight, 96-83 over Portland.
-Baron Davis, Warriors, had 20 points, 10 assists and seven steals as Golden State won for the fifth time in seven games, 105-99 over Seattle.

SNAPPED
Shawn Marion scored 24 points on 10-for-14 shooting as Miami snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 107-86 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday night. It was only the Heat's second win in 28 games, but Miami's franchise-record streak of 125 straight sellouts ended.

SIDELINED
Houston All-Star center Yao Ming is out for the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. Yao was averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds. The Rockets extended their winning streak to 13 Tuesday night with a 94-69 victory over Washington, their 17th in 18 games.

STREAKING
Orlando ran its streak of 100-point games to nine and winning string to three with a 102-92 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday night. The Magic are 20-0 when holding opponents to less than 95 points and Dwight Howard recorded his 50th double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) in 59 games.

CLUTCH
Michael Redd hit a game-winning 3-pointer as the final horn sounded to total 25 points, giving Milwaukee its third win in four games Tuesday night, 105-102 over Cleveland.

SLUMPING
Rudy Gay's career-high 36 points weren't enough as Memphis lost for the 12th time in 13 games Tuesday night, 127-113 to Phoenix. The Suns have won six straight against the Grizzlies, three straight in Memphis.

BALANCED ATTACK
Al Jefferson and Rashad McCants scored 22 points, Ryan Gomes had 20 and Randy Foye added a season-high 20 as Minnesota beat Utah 111-100 on Tuesday night, its first win in the Northwest Division.

SCORING
Washington set a record for futility with 23 first-half points, a Houston record for fewest points allowed in a half, as the Rockets cruised to a 94-69 victory Tuesday night. The 69 points were also a season-low for the Wizards.

SWINGS
The Lakers' 96-83 victory over Portland gave them 40 wins, just two shy of last season's total with 25 games to play. The Trail Blazers have lost eight of nine and 15 of 22.

SPEAKING
``I know we've had it in us. I don't know where it's been. But tonight, we played extremely well. I feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony. I know what to do. I just don't know where to start.'' - Heat coach Pat Riley after snapping an 11-game losing streak with a 107-86 victory over Sacramento, Miami's first since trading Shaquille O'Neal.

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