SCOREBOARD
Monday, March 10
New Jersey at Houston (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Rockets, who are on an 18-game winning streak, have won their last nine games by double digits.

STARS
Saturday
-Tacy McGrady, Rockets, had 41 points and nine assists, leading Houston to a 106-96 win against New Orleans.
-Joe Johnson, Hawks, matched a season high with 39 points and the Hawks held on for a 97-94 win over Miami in the second game of a doubleheader.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 38 points to lead Cleveland to a 103-95 victory over Indiana.
-Baron Davis, Warriors, scored 33 points in Golden State's 104-95 win at Orlando.
-Jason Richardson, Bobcats scored 34 points, and Charlotte held off Washington 100-97.
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, scored 34 points, helping Dallas Mavericks beat New Jersey 111-91.

LIFTOFF
m to win 18 straight

MILESTONE
Kevin Garnett scored 17 points to reach the 20,000-point plateau in Boston's 119-89 victory over Memphis on Saturday night. Garnett became the 32nd player in league history to reach the mark, and only the fourth active player.

REPLAY
The Atlanta Hawks won the NBA's first replay since 1983, holding off the Miami Heat 114-111 in overtime on Saturday night in the completion of a protested game. The NBA ordered the teams back to the court after upholding Miami's protest of a 117-111 loss to the Hawks on Dec. 19. The game resumed from the point of the protest and neither team scored during their brief time on the court.

STREAKING
Charlotte stretched its winning streak to a franchise-record five consecutive games by holding off the Washington Wizards 100-97 Saturday night. The Bobcats, who are in their fourth season of existence, went 1-11 during February, but they are 5-0 in March. ... Boston beat Memphis 119-89 for its eighth straight victory.

HOME SWEET HOME
Mehmet Okur made a career-high six 3-pointers, scoring 27 points and Utah won its 18th straight home game Saturday night, 132-105 over Denver.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Nate Robinson scored a career-high 45 points in New York's 120-114 overtime loss to Portland on Saturday night.

SPEAKING
``That first 51 seconds, it was crazy. It was just very weird. But it was cool to be part of it.'' - Miami's Dwyane Wade after the Hawks and Heat played a doubleheader Saturday night, finishing off the last 51.9 seconds of a disputed game from December before their regularly scheduled contest.

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