SCOREBOARD
Thursday, March 6
Cleveland at Chicago (7 p.m. EST). LeBron James scored 37 points in the Cavaliers' 95-86 victory over the Bulls on Sunday.

STARS
Tuesday
-Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, Lakers. Bryant scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth-quarter and Pau Gasol added 31 points in Los Angeles' 117-105 win over Sacramento.
-Baron Davis, Warriors, scored 35 points to lead Golden State to a 135-118 over Atlanta.
-Tim Duncan, Spurs, had 29 points and 12 rebounds in San Antonio's 81-70 victory against New Jersey.

ROAD WARRIORS
Golden State won its fourth straight victory, 135-118 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The Warriors improved to 16-12 on the road, its most victories away from Oakland since 1993-94.

STREAKING
Detroit overcame a slow start to beat Seattle for the seventh straight time Tuesday night, 100-97. ... Chicago beat Memphis 112-97 to extend the Grizzlies' losing streak to nine games. The Grizzlies are on their longest losing streak since an 0-13 start in 2002-03 and have dropped 15 of 16.

SNAPPED
Charlotte snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 109-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Bobcats won for just the fifth time on the road this season and first since a 107-100 victory over the Clippers on Jan. 28.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Joe Johnson had 38 points, 29 of them in the first-half, but Atlanta fell to Golden State 135-118 on Tuesday.

REINSTATED
The NBA reinstated Chris Andersen from a drug suspension on Tuesday, and the New Orleans Hornets will have the first chance to sign their former player. Andersen was kicked out on Jan. 27, 2006, for violating the league's drug policy. Since he was ``dismissed and disqualified'' for a specific violation, he was forced to wait two years to apply for reinstatement.

SPEAKING
``It's better than hearing cowbells. That was a trip. It felt great, though. I don't got to worry about nobody poisoning my burger now. I can eat in peace.'' - Kobe Bryant, who received MVP chants amid boos during the Los Angeles Lakers' 117-105 win at Sacramento on Tuesday night.
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