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Monday, 10 March 2008 22:56
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, March 11
Utah at Chicago (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Northwest Division-leading Jazz are on a five-game winning streak.

STARS
Monday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his seventh triple-double of the season and Cleveland rallied for an 88-80 win over Portland.
-Hedo Turkoglu, Magic had the second triple-double of his career with 23 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds as Orlando routed Atlanta 123-112.
-Kevin Garnett, Celtics, had 26 points and 12 rebounds to help Boston reach 50 victories for the first time in 16 years and win its ninth straight, 100-86 over Philadelphia.
-Tim Duncan, Spurs, had 23 points and 18 rebounds as San Antonio avoided its second three-game losing streak of the season with a 107-103 victory over Denver.

STREAKING
Houston routed New Jersey 91-73 Monday night to match the third-longest winning streak in NBA history at 19 straight. It was also its 10th straight win by double digits, tying an NBA record last set by the Nets in 2004, and the 13th straight at the Toyota Center.

NEXT YEAR
Miami's Dwyane Wade will miss the remainder of the season so he can further rehabilitate his surgically repaired left knee, which has bothered him for about a year. The Heat, which lost to the L.A. Clippers 99-98 Monday night, are a league-worst 11-51.

SNAPPED
Boston's 100-86 victory Monday night ended Philadelphia's eight-game home winning streak.

GETTING THERE
Dallas improved to 6-5 since acquiring Jason Kidd, handing New York its seventh straight loss, 108-79 Monday night. The Knicks are 0-12 on the road against Western Conference teams. The Mavs have won five straight against the Knicks and eight straight in Dallas.

SLUMPING
The Clippers' 99-98 victory over Miami on Monday night was just their second in 10 games and the Heat's sixth straight loss.

SCORING
Dwight Howard had 26 points and 16 rebounds and Orlando tied a club record with 74 points in the first half en route to a 123-112 victory over Atlanta on Monday night.

GOODBYE
Smush Parker was waived by Miami on Monday, nearly 3 1/2 months after the team originally placed him on the inactive list after the guard got into an altercation with a female valet parking attendant. In five NBA seasons with five different clubs, Parker has averaged 9.2 points in 255 games.

SPEAKING
``It doesn't mean a lot. Numbers are numbers. You don't get a trophy for getting 50 wins. I guess it's nice, but it's not what we're playing for.'' - Coach Doc Rivers after Boston won its 50th game of the season for the first time in 16 years, beating Philadelphia 100-86 Monday night.
 

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