SCOREBOARD
Friday, Nov. 14
Detroit at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. EST). Allen Iverson and the Pistons will try to hand Kobe Bryant and the Lakers (7-0) their first loss of the season.

STARS
Thursday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as Cleveland beat Denver 110-99 for its fifth straight victory.
-Mo Williams, Cavaliers, scored a season-high 24 points in Cleveland's 110-99 victory over Denver.
-Ben Gordon, Bulls, scored 35 points to help Chicago rally from an early 19-point deficit and beat Dallas 98-91.
-Allen Iverson, Pistons, had 23 points and nine assists, and Detroit improved to 2-2 since acquiring the All-Star guard with a 107-102 victory over Golden State.
-Andris Biedrins, Warriors, had 17 points and 19 rebounds for his 16th straight double-double in Golden State's 107-102 loss to Detroit.

BRAGGING RIGHTS
LeBron James improved to 3-8 against longtime friend and U.S. Olympic teammate Carmelo Anthony. James had lost the last five meetings against Anthony, taken two spots after James in the 2003 draft, before Cleveland's 110-99 victory over Denver on Thursday.
'SHEED'S 3s
Rasheed Wallace made two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help Detroit rally for a 107-102 victory over Golden State. He hit a 3-pointer to give the Pistons the lead for good, and after C.J. Watson stepped over the sideline for an inbound violation, Wallace hit another from long range to make it 96-92 with just over 3 minutes remaining. Wallace finished with a season-high 19 points and 11 rebounds.

KING'S RANSOM
Sacramento coach Reggie Theus was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his comments about the officiating following Tuesday's 100-92 loss to Detroit. The Kings were also fined $25,000 for Theus' actions.

ROSE REBOUNDS
Derrick Rose shot 1-for-8 in the first half of Chicago's game against Dallas. The No. 1 pick in the NBA draft then went 6-for-7 in the third quarter, when he scored 14 of his 16 points, helping the Bulls rally for a 98-91 victory.

SPEAKING
``We don't play defense. That's been our problem. First six minutes we were playing defense and found ourselves up and that was it. We have as many offensive weapons (as anyone) in the league, but we got to find some guys who want to play defense.'' - Dallas' Jason Kidd, after the Mavericks wasted a 24-5 lead and lost 98-91 in Chicago.
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