SCOREBOARD
Thursday, Feb. 28
Dallas at San Antonio (8 p.m. EST). The Mavericks trail the Southwest Division-leading Spurs by one game.

STARS
Wednesday
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets scored 31 points to lead Denver to a 138-96 victory over Seattle.
-Larry Hughes, Bulls, scored 29 points, helping Chicago to a 113-107 win against Indiana.
-Chris Paul, Hornets, had 25 points, 15 assists and three steals to help New Orleans to a 120-103 victory over Phoenix.
-Mehmet Okur, Jazz, scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Utah beat Detroit 103-95.

MILESTONE
LeBron James scored 26 points to become the youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point milestone, but Cleveland lost to Boston 92-87 on Wednesday night. James reached the 10,000-point milestone at 23 years and 59 days, more than a year younger than Kobe Bryant was when he hit the milestone in 2003 (24 years, 193 days).

OFFENSIVE BURST
Denver was nearly flawless on offense, scoring the most points in the NBA this season in a 138-96 rout of Seattle on Wednesday night. The Nuggets snapped a three-game losing streak, shooting 67 percent - a franchise best.

STREAKING
Toronto beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for the eighth straight time, 107-85 on Wednesday night. The Raptors haven't lost to the Timberwolves since a 108-97 defeat on Jan. 21, 2004. ... Utah won its sixth straight over Detroit, 103-95.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Amare Stoudemire led Phoenix with 32 points and 14 rebounds, but the Suns fell to New Orleans 120-103 on Wednesday night. ... Corey Maggette scored 32 points in the Los Angeles Clippers' 82-80 loss to Portland.

SPEAKING
``It doesn't make me happy to do it in a losing effort. To be in the record books is a tribute to my teammates, myself and my family.'' - LeBron James after becoming the youngest player to reach the 10,000-point milestone during Cleveland's 92-87 loss to Boston on Wednesday night. James reached the milestone at 23 years and 59 days.

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