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Saturday, Nov. 29
San Antonio at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST). The Spurs have won eight of their last 10 to improve to 9-6.
-Dwyane Wade, Heat, scored a season-high 43 points in Miami's 107-92 victory over Phoenix.
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored a season-high 35 points, helping Los Angeles improve the NBA's best record to 13-1 with a 114-107 victory over Dallas.
-Chris Bosh, Raptors, had 30 points and 10 rebounds as Toronto beat Atlanta 93-88.
-Raymond Felton, Bobcats, tied a career high with 31 points in Charlotte's 115-108 overtime victory over Indiana.
-Deron Williams, Jazz, had 13 points and 15 assists as Utah ran away from Sacramento, 120-94.
-Ray Allen, Celtics, scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting, and Boston won its seven straight by beating Philadelphia 102-78.
for almost 10 minutes as Rodney Stuckey started instead.
Stephon Marbury was suspended one game and docked nearly $400,000 in salary Friday by the New York Knicks, who say he refused to play in a loss this week at Detroit. The disgruntled guard insists coach Mike D'Antoni never ordered him to play and plans to appeal. Marbury will not be paid when he sits out Saturday's home game against Golden State and will lose an additional game's pay for his conduct Wednesday in the 110-96 defeat. Marbury earns approximately $21 million in salary this year, drawing about $190,000 a game.
LeBron James reacted strongly to Charles Barkley's comments that the Cavaliers star isn't showing respect for Cleveland fans and his teammates by discussing his possible free agency following the 2010 season. ``He's stupid. That's all I've got to say about that,'' James said. Barkley made the comments on TNT's NBA studio show and Dan Patrick's radio show. ``If I was LeBron James, I would shut the hell up,'' the Hall of Famer said on Patrick's show. ``I'm a big LeBron fan. He's a stud. You gotta give him his props. I'm getting so annoyed he's talking about what he's going to do in two years. I think it's disrespectful to the game. I think it's disrespectful to the Cavaliers.''
ng San Antonio to a 109-98 victory over Memphis. With Parker and Manu Ginobili now back from injuries, the Spurs are healthy for the first time this season and have won four straight and eight of 10 after a 1-4 start.
SAFE AT HOME
Cleveland matched the best home start in franchise history Friday by beating Golden State, 112-97. The Cavaliers (13-3) have won 12 of 13 and are a league-best 9-0 at home, equaling their top home start, first set in 1976-77 and repeated in 1991-92. ... Portland improved to 7-0 this season at the Rose Garden, its best start at home since it went 9-0 in the 1998-99 season, by beating New Orleans 101-86.
``With everything going on, I wanted to play well. I just wanted to play well. Especially for my teammates because I let them down by not being here.'' - Allen Iverson, after scoring 17 points in Detroit's 107-97 victory over Milwaukee while playing as a reserve for the first time this season, a day after he missed a practice on Thanksgiving.