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

-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 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.

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.

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.

``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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