SCOREBOARD
Monday, Nov. 24
San Antonio at Memphis (8 p.m. EST). The Spurs have won four of their last five games to improve to 6-6. Memphis (4-9) has lost two straight.

STARS
Sunday
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored 24 points and tied a season high with six assists as Los Angeles improved the NBA's best record to 11-1 with a 118-109 victory over Sacramento.
-Elton Brand, 76ers, had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Philadelphia moved above .500 for the first time this season with an 89-81 victory over Golden State.
-Randy Foye, Timberwolves, had 23 points and a career-high 14 assists to lead Minnesota over the Detroit Pistons, 106-80, for its first road victory of the season.
-Kenyon Martin and Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets. Martin scored a season-high 26 points, making all 10 shots from the field, and Anthony had 21 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high eight assists in Denver's 114-101 victory over Chicago.

SURGING
1 of their last 12 after beating the Toronto Raptors 118-103 on Sunday. ... The Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth in a row since their only loss with a 118-108 victory over Sacramento. ... The Denver Nuggets' 114-101 victory over Chicago was their fifth consecutive home victory.

SLUMPING
Detroit's starting guards were a combined 5-for-22 from the field in a 106-80 loss to Minnesota. Allen Iverson was 3-for-11 for nine points and Richard Hamilton was 2-of-11 for seven points. Top reserve Rodney Stuckey missed all five of his shots.

STICKING AROUND
Antonio McDyess is coming back to play for Detroit. ``After long deliberation Antonio has decided that he will return to the Pistons,'' Andy Miller, McDyess' agent, informed The Associated Press via text message Sunday night. Detroit dealt McDyess, Chauncey Billups and project Cheikh Samb to Denver for Allen Iverson on Nov. 3. The cost-cutting Nuggets waived McDyess a week later and he has to wait until 30 days have passed since the trade to rejoin the Pistons.

SPEAKING
ss to Minnesota on Sunday.

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