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Friday, 07 November 2008 23:30
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Nov. 8
Miami at New Orleans (8 p.m. EST). All-Star guards and U.S. Olympic teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul go head-to-head as the Hornets try to avoid a third straight loss following a 3-0 start.

STARS
Friday
-Devin Harris, Nets, scored a career-high 38 points in New Jersey's 103-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
-Dwyane Wade, Heat, had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Miami beat the San Antonio Spurs 99-83.
-Mike Bibby, Hawks, scored all of his 19 points in the first half and added 12 assists in Atlanta's 110-92 rout of the Toronto Raptors.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 27 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and four blocked shots to help Cleveland beat the Indiana Pacers 111-107.
-Paul Pierce, Celtics, had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Boston beat the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks 101-89.
- Jason Richardson and Raymond Felton, Bobcats, each scored 20 points as Charlotte held on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 92-89.
-Ron Artest, Rockets, scored 23 points in Houston's 92-83 victory over the winless Los Angeles Clippers.

HURTING SPURS
San Antonio, already without Manu Ginobili, will be without Tony Parker for at least two weeks after he sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of a 99-83 loss to the Miami Heat. Parker was leading the NBA in scoring following his career-best, 55-point effort in a double-overtime victory over Minnesota on Wednesday. Ginobili is rehabbing his own ankle injury that will cost him the first quarter of the season.

WELCOME HOME
Chauncey Billups made a triumphant return to his hometown with 15 points in the Denver Nuggets' 108-105 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. He was honored with an ovation before the game, then just before tipoff grabbed a microphone and addressed the capacity crowd. There was a video tribute to him at the end of the first quarter, including shots of students at his former elementary, middle and high schools all welcoming him back, not to mention the players at the University of Colorado.

A GRAND ACHIEVEMENT
6 with the Jazz. Sloan's overall coaching record is 1,094-717 with the Jazz and Chicago Bulls.

SUN DOWN
Shaquille O'Neal took a seat in the Phoenix Suns' 100-83 loss at Chicago, part of a plan to rest him periodically throughout the season during back-to-back sets. O'Neal is expected back in the lineup Saturday at Milwaukee.

WINLESS WIZARDS
Washington is off to another bad start, falling to 0-4 with a 114-108 loss to the New York Knicks. The Wizards started 0-5 last season, a record they will try to avoid matching when they visit the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

DOUBLING UP
Andris Biedrins had 23 points and 12 rebounds in Golden State's 109-104 loss to Memphis. It's the 13th consecutive double-double by Biedrins, the longest active streak in the NBA and the longest by a Warriors player since Nate Thurmond had 13 straight in 1973.

BRAD'S BACK
Brad Miller had 11 points and 10 rebounds in the Sacramento Kings' 121-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was the first appearance this season for Miller, who missed the first five games for violating the NBA's drug policy program.

SPEAKING
mi. Parker will miss at least two weeks, joining Manu Ginobili on the sidelines.
 

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