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|Monday, 26 November 2007 01:13|
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Boston at Cleveland (7 p.m. EST). The new-look Celtics face the reigning Eastern Conference champions for the first time.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Cleveland past Indiana 111-106.
-Carlos Boozer, Jazz, had 36 points and 11 rebounds to lift Utah over Detroit 103-93.
-Richard Jefferson, Nets, scored 27 points to help New Jersey squeak past the Los Angeles Lakers 102-100.
-Tim Duncan, Spurs, scored 26 points and San Antonio held off Seattle 116-101.
-Jose Calderon, Raptors, scored 19 points and had 14 assists in Toronto's 93-78 defeat of Chicago.
SWEET THROUGH 14
Tim Duncan scored 26 points and Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker both chipped in 22 for San Antonio in a 116-101 win over Seattle on Sunday. At 12-2, the Spurs are off to their best start after 14 games in team history - one game better than last season.
LeBron James had his fourth triple-double of the season, and Cleveland beat Indiana 111-106 on Sunday. James, the league's leading scorer, finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It was the 14th triple-double of his career and second in as many days.
IRON KIND AND UNKIND
Kobe Bryant made 15 straight free throws on Sunday before missing a clutch foul shot with 6.1 seconds to go and the Los Angeles Lakers fell to New Jersey 102-100.
Deron Williams scored 21 points and added 14 assists to help Utah post a 103-93 victory over Detroit on Sunday, their fifth straight over the Pistons. Utah's only loss to Detroit since 2003 was a 64-62 defeat on March 13, 2005. ... LeBron James had his fourth triple-double of the season and Cleveland held off Indiana 111-106 for its third straight win. ... New Jersey edged the Los Angeles Lakers 102-100 to win its third straight following a six-game losing streak.
Seattle fell to San Antonio 116-101 on Sunday to match its worst start (2-12) since its inaugural season of 1967-68. The Sonics are 0-6 at KeyArena, their worst home start. ... Toronto beat Chicago 93-78 to hand the Bulls their fourth straight loss. Chicago entered play Sunday shooting an NBA-worst 38.6 percent from the field. They were no better against the Raptors, finishing the game 30-for-79 (38 percent).
Toronto's 93-78 victory over Chicago marked Sam Mitchell's 114th win as Raptors coach, moving him past Lenny Wilkens for the most wins in team history.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Reserve Wally Szczerbiak scored 27 points and Kevin Durant ended a shooting slump with 25 points on 11-for-15 shooting for Seattle in a 116-101 loss to San Antonio on Sunday. ... Kobe Bryant scored 31 points but the Los Angeles Lakers were defeated by New Jersey 102-100.
Indiana forward Jermaine O'Neal missed Sunday's game against Cleveland, his third straight, with swelling in his left knee and lower leg. He is listed as day-to-day. ... Detroit center Rasheed Wallace missed his second straight game Sunday because of a knee injury. ... Denver forward Kenyon Martin was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday after straining his right knee in Saturday's game against Houston.
``I was aware that throwing anything into the stands was a technical, but I threw it at the ground. I really didn't think they even saw it. I was basically throwing it and walking to the bench, then I hear whistles. I was like 'aw, man.' I would never do that, especially at that critical point in the game.'' - Cleveland's Daniel Gibson, after fouling out in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' 111-106 win over Indiana on Sunday and being issued a technical foul for arguing the call and throwing his mouthpiece.