SCOREBOARD
Monday, Nov. 10
Portland at Orlando (7 p.m. EST). Orlando has won four straight after opening with two losses.

STARS
Saturday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 41 points against Chicago for the second time in four days, leading Cleveland to a 106-97 victory.
-Dwight Howard, Magic, had a season-high 31 points and 16 rebounds and also blocked three shots to help Orlando beat Washington 106-81.
-Chris Paul, Hornets, had 21 points and 13 assists for his sixth straight double-double in New Orleans' 100-89 victory over Miami. Paul set an NBA record for consecutive games at the start of a season with at least 20 points and 10 assists, breaking the mark set by Oscar Robertson in 1968.
-Shaquille O'Neal, Suns, had 29 points and 11 rebounds in his return from a one-game break, helping Phoenix beat Milwaukee 104-96.

STATS
T.J. Ford nearly had a triple-double in Indiana's 98-90 victory over New Jersey on Saturday night, finishing with 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. ... Washington (0-5) is the lone winless team in the Eastern Conference.

STATUS
Chicago guard Kirk Hinrich needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss up to three months. Hinrich was hurt Friday night in Chicago's victory over Phoenix. ... New Jersey guard Devin Harris missed the Nets' game at Indiana because of a sprained left ankle. on Friday night, he had a career-high 38 points in victory over Detroit.

SPEAKING
``I've seen him have numbers like that before, but I'm not sure he's played a better game since I've been here. On top of being dominant physically, which he always is, he was just so patient. He wasn't forcing anything, just letting the game come to him. He looked like a more mature, professional guy down in the low post.'' - Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy after Dwight Howard had a season-high 31 points, 16 rebounds and blocked three shots in the Magic's 106-81 win Saturday over Washington.

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