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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, March 3
Dallas at Utah (9 p.m. EST). Deron Williams had 19 assists in leading Utah to a win over the Grizzlies on Saturday night.

STARS
Sunday
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored 30 of his 52 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead Los Angeles to a 108-104 victory over Dallas.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 37 points and took over down the stretch to lead Cleveland to a 95-86 victory over Chicago.
-Mike Dunleavy, Pacers, tied his career high of 36 points for the second straight game, and Indiana beat Milwaukee 128-106.
-Ron Artest and Kevin Martin, Kings. Artest scored 32 points and Martin added 29 in Sacramento's 120-109 victory over Miami.

SAVING HIS BEST FOR LAST
getting the offensive rebound of Lamar Odom's second straight missed foul shot.

ROCKET LAUNCH
Houston tied a franchise record with its 15th straight win, a 103-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. The winning streak is the longest in the NBA this season and matches the longest one in franchise history, reached twice, with the last one coming in their championship season of 1993-94.

KING'S COURT
LeBron James scored 37 points and took over down the stretch to lead Cleveland to a 95-86 victory over Chicago on Sunday. With the game tied at 83, James scored six straight points, including a thunderous dunk that brought the sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena to its feet. Cleveland ended the game on a 12-3 run.

STREAKING
Tony Parker had 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and San Antonio won its season-high ninth straight game with a 93-83 victory over New Jersey on Sunday night. The Spurs beat the Nets for the 10th straight time. New Jersey has not beaten San Antonio since November 2002.

ENCORE
Mike Dunleavy tied his career high of 36 points for the second straight game, and Indiana beat Milwaukee 128-106 Sunday. It was Dunleavy's third 30-point game in his last six contests, and the third time he has scored 36 points this season. He had just tied the career high Friday at Toronto.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Dirk Nowitzki had 30 points for Dallas, including a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it at 93, in the Mavericks' 108-104 overtime loss to the Lakers. ... Michael Redd scored 28 points but Milwaukee lost to Indiana 128-106. ...

SPEAKING
``He's all the way back. Did y'all watch the game tonight?'' - Boston forward Paul Pierce after Keivn Garnett had his best game since returning, with 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Boston to a 98-88 victory over Atlanta.

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