SCOREBOARD
Monday, March 24
Phoenix at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EDT). The Suns have won seven straight games.

STARS
Sunday
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets, scored 36 points in a 109-100 win over the Toronto Raptors.
-Stephen Jackson, Warriors, scored 31 points and hit two 3-pointers in the final 38 seconds to lead Golden State to a 115-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

DIRK TUMBLES
Dirk Nowitzki hurt his lower left leg during a nasty spill late in an 83-78 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The reigning league MVP put no weight on the leg leaving the court, then was seen limping into the X-ray room. The Mavericks said he would be re-evaluated Monday.

HOLDING ON
Stephen Jackson scored six of his 31 points on two 3-pointers in the final 38.5 seconds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-111 Sunday night after blowing a 26-point lead. Monta Ellis also had 31 points for Golden State, which remains 1 1/2 games ahead of Denver in the race for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Kobe Bryant had 36 points and 14 rebounds in the Lakers' 115-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. ... Chris Bosh had 17 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists for Toronto in a 109-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

SPEAKING
``I was ready. But they went out there with a fishing pole and yanked me back.'' - Washington's Gilbert Arenas upon learning that team doctors had not cleared him to play for Sunday night's 95-83 win over the Detroit Pistons. Arenas has missed 61 consecutive games with a knee injury.

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