Monday, Nov. 5
Houston at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST). The Rockets are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 1996-97.

-Ray Allen made the winning 3-pointer with less than 3 seconds to play, and finished with 33 points in a 98-95 overtime victory over Toronto.
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, hit on 13-of-19 shots and finished with 33 points in a 119-109 victory over Utah.
-Jason Richardson, Bobcats, scored 29 points and Charlotte beat Miami 90-88.
-Chris Paul, Hornets, had 15 points, 11 assists and eight boards, helping New Orleans over Denver 93-88.
-Steve Nash, Suns, scored 30 points and had 10 assists in a 103-92 win over Cleveland.

T.J. Ford scored 32 points in Toronto's 98-95 overtime loss to Boston on Sunday. ... Deron Williams had 26 points in Utah's 119-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Seattle rookie Kevin Durant scored 24 points on 10-for-19 shooting from the field in a 115-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Charlotte beat Miami 90-88 on Sunday and is two games over .500 - 2-0 - for the first time in its four-year history.

Seattle lost 115-101 to the Clippers on Sunday and is 0-3 for the first time since 1985-86.

The New York Knicks won their home opener for the first time in six years by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-93 Sunday night.

Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix's All-Star center, missed the Suns' 103-92 win over Cleveland on Sunday because of soreness in his right knee. He had arthroscopic surgery on the knee Oct. 2. Coach Mike D'Antoni said Stoudemire was day to day.

``Ricky made the right play. He just fired it 9,000 miles an hour.'' - Miami head coach Pat Riley on Ricky Davis' decision making in the closing seconds of a 90-88 loss to Charlotte on Sunday. Miami called time-out with 10 seconds left, but Davis threw a wayward pass to Shaquille O'Neal for a turnover with 2.2 seconds remaining.

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