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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Dec. 3
Miami at Utah (9 p.m. EST). The Jazz are 7-1 at home.

STARS
Saturday
-Chris Paul, Hornets, had 33 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to lead New Orleans to a 112-108 overtime victory against Dallas.
-Ben Gordon, Bulls, scored 34 points, leading Chicago to a 111-95 win against Charlotte.
-Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison, Wizards. Butler scored 29 points and Jamison added 28, to help Washington to a 101-97 victory over Toronto.

HONORED
The Washington Wizards retired Earl ``The Pearl'' Monroe's No. 10 jersey Saturday night at halftime of their 101-97 win over Toronto. Monroe was drafted in 1967 by the Baltimore Bullets - the Wizards' predecessor - and played for the franchise until 1971. Monroe's jersey is fourth to be retired by the franchise. It took its place next to Wes Unseld's No. 41, Elvin Hayes' No. 11 and Gus Johnson's No. 25.

SNAPPED
New Orleans avoided its 22nd straight loss to Dallas on Saturday night, beating the Mavericks 112-108 in overtime. The Streak dated back to November 1999. ... Vince Carter came off the bench to score 24 points and the New Jersey Nets ended a five-game home losing streak with a 94-92 overtime victory over Philadelphia.

SLUMPING
Minnesota was held to its lowest point total of the season and have dropped eight of nine after a 109-80 loss to Memphis on Saturday night. ... Chicago beat Charlotte 111-95 to hand the Bobcats their fifth straight loss.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Tracey McGrady scored 28 of his 40 points in the second half, but Houston lost to Sacramento 107-99 on Saturday night. It was the 44th game McGrady has scored 40 or more points, including the third time this season.

SPOILED
Ron Artest and Kevin Martin each scored 26 points, and Sacramento spoiled former coach Rick Adelman's return to Arco Arena by beating Houston 107-99. Adelman, who was often criticized during the last of his eight seasons as the Kings coach, made his first visit back to Arco Arena and received a standing ovation during pregame introductions.

SPEAKING
``This is the last team in the NBA I had yet to beat and finally beat them. For a while there, everybody in the organization almost thought Dallas was unbeatable. We showed we could do it. ... Enough is enough.'' - New Orleans point-guard Chris Paul after leading the Hornets to a 112-108 overtime victory over Dallas on Saturday night. The Hornets snapped a 21-game losing streak to the Mavericks.
 

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