Monday, March 10
New Jersey at Houston (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Rockets have won 18 straight, the last nine by double digits.

-Chauncey Billups, Pistons, matched a season high with 34 points to lead Detroit to a 116-109 victory over Chicago.
-Beno Udrih, Kings, had 25 points and 10 assists in Sacramento's 114-113 win against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Detroit beat Chicago 116-109 Sunday night to clinch its seventh straight playoff berth. The Pistons ended a five-game losing streak against Chicago and prevented the Bulls from sweeping the season series for the first time since 1995-96.

Shaquille O'Neal's two blocked shots in the Phoenix's 94-87 win over San Antonio on Sunday made him the third player in NBA history to have 26,000 points, 11,500 rebounds and 2,500 blocks. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon.

Anthony Parker scored 23 points to lead Toronto to a 114-106 win over struggling Seattle on Sunday. The Sonics have lost eight of nine and are on pace to finish with the worst record in franchise history. ... Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in six games, 119-97 to Philadelphia.

``I think I hit one guy. I tried to miss the kids.'' - Miami's Shaquille O'Neal after the Suns' 94-87 win over San Antonio on Sunday. O'Neal dived into the third row of seats for a loose ball, catching an unfortunate fan with an elbow to the lip.

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