SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Cleveland at New Jersey (7:30 p.m.). The Cavaliers have won seven straight. On Saturday night, LeBron James had 38 points in Cleveland's 105-93 victory over Utah.

STARS
Monday
-Tim Duncan and Roger Mason, Spurs. Duncan had 20 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots and Mason scored 21 points and made a 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds remaining that lifted San Antonio to an 86-83 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
-Luis Scola, Rockets, scored 23 points, one shy of his career high, in Houston's 100-89 victory over Oklahoma City.
-Carlos Boozer, Jazz, had 21 points and 15 rebounds as Utah snapped a three-game losing streak with a 109-97 victory over Phoenix.

CUBAN CHARGED
e. Cuban disputed the SEC's allegations and said he would contest them.

HURTING IN HOUSTON
Tracy McGrady left the Rockets' 100-89 victory at Oklahoma City in the opening minute of the second half after aggravating his left knee, which was operated on this offseason to have loose bodies removed. He didn't return. Also, offseason acquisition Ron Artest was limping heavily following the game after hurting his right ankle in a group of photographers on the baseline on a drive to the basket in the final minute.

PENALIZED
The NBA suspended Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett for one game and fined Phoenix center Shaquille O'Neal $25,000 for separate incidents over the weekend. Garnett was penalized for hitting Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut in the face near the end of Saturday's game and will sit out Tuesday night when the Celtics host the New York Knicks. Also, Bogut's foul on Garnett was upgraded to a flagrant foul penalty one. O'Neal was fined for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court quickly after being ejected Sunday night against Detroit.

SPEAKING
don't have right now.'' - Tracy McGrady, after leaving Houston's 100-89 victory over Oklahoma City in the opening minute of the second half after aggravating his left knee, which was operated on this offseason.

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