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Saturday, 17 November 2007 02:21
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Nov. 17
Phoenix at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST). Steve Nash and the Suns look to win their fifth straight.

STARS
Friday
-David West, Hornets, scored a career-high 40 points, including the go-ahead 15-footer with 8.3 seconds left in overtime and New Orleans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-118.
-Kevin Durant and Damien Wilkins, Sonics. Durant made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime and Wilkins scored a career-high 41 points in the Seattle's 126-123 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
-Kevin Martin, Kings, scored a career-high 43 points to lead Sacramento to a 123-118 double-overtime victory over the New York Knicks.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 40 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists in a 99-94 win over the Jazz.
-Lamar Odom, Lakers, had 25 points and 15 rebounds in a 103-91 victory over the Pistons.
-Baron Davis, Warriors, had 21 points, 12 assists and five blocked shots in a 122-105 win over the Clippers.

STILL PERFECT
Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce made the go-ahead layup with 25 seconds left after Boston blew a 15-point fourth-quarter lead, and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 92-91 on Friday night to improve their record to 8-0. Pierce scored 12, Ray Allen had 19, and Rajon Rondo had nine points and 10 assists for Boston, which had not started a season with eight straight wins since the 1972-73 team won its first 10.

FROM WAY BACK
Louis Williams scored all 19 points in the second half to rally the Sixers from a 25-point deficit, and Andre Iguodala gave them their first lead with a minute left in a simply stunning 92-88 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

BEAT THE CLOCK
Rookie Kevin Durant made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime, and Damien Wilkins scored a career-high 41 points in the Seattle SuperSonics' 126-123 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. With Al Horford guarding him at the top of the key, Durant pumped once to get the defender in the air before shooting over his outstretched arm.

BREAKING THROUGH
Andris Biedrins had a season-high 23 points and a career-best 18 rebounds, Al Harrington scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors finally got their first victory of the season, 122-105 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Golden State lost its first six, including three straight narrow defeats at home before holding off the Clippers

MILESTONE
Dwight Howard had 21 points, 19 rebounds and became the NBA's youngest player to reach 3,000 rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 95-70 victory over the ice-cold and injured New Jersey Nets on Friday night.

BY THE NUMBERS
Jason Kidd recorded the 89th triple-double of his career with a career-high 19 rebounds, 11 points and 10 assists in New Jersey's 95-70 loss to the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Joe Johnson had a season-high 39 for the Hawks in a 126-123 double-overtime loss to the Sonics on Friday night. ... Juan Carlos Navarro scored 28 points, going 8-of-9 from 3-point range in the Grizzlies' 120-118 overtime loss to the Hornets.

SPEAKING
``I've never been involved in a game like that. The first half was dismal and we just hung in there, we stayed together and it just says something about the character they have.'' - Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks after Philadelphia rallied from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 92-88 on Friday night.
 

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