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Tuesday, March 25
Atlanta at Chicago (8:30 p.m. EDT). The Hawks lead the Pacers and the Nets by 1 1/2 games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
-Chauncey Billups, Pistons, scored nine of his 32 points in overtime, helping Detroit beat Phoenix 110-105.
-Rafer Alston, Rockets, scored 28 points in Houston's 108-100 win against Sacramento.
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored 23 of his 30 points after halftime, leading Los Angeles to a 123-119 overtime victory over Golden State.
Seattle snapped its 11-game losing streak with a 97-84 win over Portland on Monday night ... Detroit beat Phoenix 110-105 Monday night, snapping the Suns' seven-game winning streak.
THE 800 CLUB
Houston beat the Sacramento Kings 108-100 on Monday night to give coach Rick Adelman his 800th career victory. Adelman, who won 395 games coaching the Kings from 1998-2006, became the 13th coach to reach the milestone. He's one of six active coaches with 800 wins, joining Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Jerry Sloan, Don Nelson and George Karl.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Amare Stoudemire had 33 points in Phoenix's 110-105 overtime loss to Detroit on Monday night. ... Rudy Gay led Memphis with 30 points, but the Grizzlies lost to Denver 120-106.
Donnie Walsh's career with the Indiana Pacers will end after this season, giving operation of the troubled franchise a single voice under Hall of Famer Larry Bird. Walsh, the team's CEO and president since 1988, said Monday he would step aside after this season, his 24th year with the Pacers.
``I know that when you hit something like that, you really think about all the good things that happen to you. I have been really fortunate to have three different teams that are very, very good and that's why you get wins like that.'' - Houston coach Rick Adelman after the Rockets' 108-100 victory over Sacramento on Monday, making him the 13th coach in NBA history to reach 800 wins.