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Wednesday, Nov. 7
Miami at San Antonio (8 p.m. EST). The winless Heat face the Spurs in a matchup of the last two NBA champions.
-Cuttino Mobley, Clippers, scored 33 points to lead Los Angeles to a 97-91 win over Chicago.
-Zach Randolph, Knicks, had 22 points and 17 rebounds in a 119-112 victory over Denver.
-Dwight Howard, Magic, scored 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Orlando's 111-103 victory over Minnesota.
-Yao Ming, Rockets, had 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in Houston's 89-81 win over San Antonio.
-Peja Stojakovic and Chris Paul, Hornets. Stojakovic made a franchise-record 10 3-pointers and finished with 36 points, and Paul had 19 points and a team-record 21 assists in New Orleans' 118-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
- LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists in Cleveland's 108-104 victory over Golden State.
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE
Zach Randolph had 22 points and 17 rebounds, three other players scored more than 20 points, and New York erased a series of double-digit deficits to win 119-112 Tuesday night in the Denver Nuggets' first trip to Madison Square Garden since last year's brawl. Randolph is the first Knicks player to open a season with three straight double-doubles in points and rebounds since Patrick Ewing 15 years ago.
Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and Rashard Lewis scored nine of his 27 points in the fourth quarter in Orlando's 111-103 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night.
FOR THE RECORDS
Peja Stojakovic made a franchise-record 10 3-pointers, and Chris Paul established another Hornets team mark with 21 assists Tuesday night in New Orleans' 118-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.Stojakovic missed just three of 13 shots from behind the arc and finished with 36 points. Paul had 19 points.
Leandro Barbosa, Raja Bell and Shawn Marion led eight players in double figures with 16 points apiece Tuesday night in the Phoenix's 115-83 win over Charlotte. The loss dropped the Bobcats to 0-7 all-time against the Suns.
The Los Angeles Clippers beat Chicago 97-91 on Tuesday night, dropping the Bulls to 0-4 for the first time since 2004-05.
Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire decided to sit out his second straight game Tuesday against Charlotte due to pain in his right knee. Stoudemire made the decision about an hour before the game the Suns's 115-83 win over Charlotte. ... Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson was scratched from Tuesday's against Minnesota after sustaining what the team called a ``slight concussion'' in practice. The third-year pro is listed as day to day. The Magic defeated Minnesota 111-103. ... Cleveland guard Larry Hughes sat out the Cavaliers' 108-104 win over Golden State on Tuesday with a bruised left knee.
Charlotte point guard Raymond Felton suffered a left knee injury late in the third quarter of Tuesday night's 115-83 loss to Phoenix. Felton, drove into the lane and made a spin move on Suns guard Steve Nash, who fell down in front of him. Felton tripped over him and landed awkwardly on his left leg. Initial X-rays were negative, but Felton was taken to the hospital for further tests, which also were negative. Felton is listed as a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Allen Iverson scored 32 points in Denver's 119-112 loss to New York on Tuesday night. ... Al Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds but Minnesota lost to Orlando 111-103. ... Wally Szczerbiak scored 32 points in Seattle's 104-98 loss to Sacramento. ... Baron Davis scored 29 points and had 10 assists in Golden State's 108-104 loss to Cleveland.
Houston snapped a four-game, home-court losing streak to San Antonio with a 89-81 win over the Spurs on Tuesday night.
``I told the referees the first game, I've told y'all, I'll tell everyone I'm going back to my first five years. I'm just going back to my old aggressive self. I'm only 32.'' - Cuttino Mobley, on his 33 points in the Clippers' 97-91 win over Chicago.