SCOREBOARD
Friday, Nov. 30
Orlando at Phoenix (9 p.m. EST). The Magic have an NBA-best 14 wins.

STARS
Thursday
-Baron Davis, Warriors, scored 27 points to lead Golden State to a 113-94 victory over Houston.
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored 24 points, leading Los Angeles to a 127-99 win against Denver.

BOSTON BEAT-DOWN
The Boston Celtics cruised to one of the easiest victories on Thursday night, beating New York 104-59 to send the Knicks to their third-worst loss and their second-worst scoring performance of the shot-clock era. It was the sixth-biggest win in Celtics history and the biggest since a 153-107 victory over the Baltimore Bullets in 1970.

TURNAROUND
Golden State held Yao Ming in check, beating the Houston Rockets 113-94 on Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games after an 0-6 start. The Warriors (8-7) became the fastest team in NBA history to post a winning record after losing its first six games. Cleveland took 23 games to do it in 1995-96.

HOLLYWOOD JACK
Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he has agreed to terms of a two-year contract extension believed to be worth about $24 million, putting him under contract through the 2009-10 season. Jackson announced his decision before the Lakers' 127-99 victory over Denver on Thursday night.

SPEAKING
``I'm never great in math. So I couldn't figure out if we were up by 30. I wasn't even paying a lot of attention to it. But I knew we were playing well and, obviously, I looked.'' - Boston coach Doc Rivers after a 104-59 rout of the Knicks on Thursday night. It was the sixth-biggest win in Celtics history and the biggest since a 153-107 victory over the Baltimore Bullets in 1970.

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