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Monday, Dec. 3
Miami at Utah (9 p.m. EST). The Jazz are 7-1 at home this season.
-Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets, scored 30 points and Denver pounded Miami 115-89.
-Jamaal Tinsley, Pacers, scored 29 points, including 10 in the final four minutes, to lead Indiana past the Los Angeles Clippers 101-95.
-Grant Hill and Amare Stoudemire, Suns. Hill had a season-high 28 points and Stoudemire added 28 and had 12 rebounds to help Phoenix hold off New York 115-104.
-Tony Parker, Spurs, had 27 points and eight assists in San Antonio's 100-79 rout of Portland.
WARRIORS ON FIRE
Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington had 20 points apiece to lead Golden State past Seattle 109-96 on Sunday in a game that was delayed in the first quarter when a small fire broke out on the large scoreboard above the court. The delay didn't cool off the Warriors, winners of six straight and nine of 10 following an 0-6 start. The SuperSonics' 41 points in the first half were the fewest allowed by Golden State this season.
Orlando downed the Los Angeles Lakers 104-97 on Sunday to improve to 15-4, matching the best start in franchise history. The Magic had the same record to begin the 1994-95 season and matched that the following season. Orlando is 11 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the strike-shortened 1998-99 season 33-17, and leads the NBA with a 10-2 road mark. The victory was Orlando's first road win over the Lakers after 10 straight losses.
HILL OF A NIGHT
Grant Hill scored 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting, his highest-scoring game in nearly two years, to help Phoenix down New York 115-104. With the Suns pulling away, Hill went to the bench midway through the fourth quarter, possibly all that prevented him from his first 30-point game since he scored 34 for Orlando against Miami on Feb. 27, 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Denver downed Miami 115-89 on Sunday to drop the Heat to 4-12, their worst start since the 2003-04 season. That team also started 4-12, but finished 42-40 and reached the Eastern Conference semifinals.
CRASH THOSE BOARDS
Marcus Camby grabbed 21 rebounds in Denver's 115-89 win over Miami on Sunday. It was his fifth 20-rebound game of the season.
Phoenix defeated New York 115-104 on Sunday for its 10th victory in 12 games. The Suns have won two in a row at Madison Square Garden for the first time since Jan. 2, 1990, and March 5, 1991. ... Detroit trounced New Jersey 118-95 for its sixth win in seven games. The Pistons have won five straight against the Nets. ... San Antonio beat Portland 100-79 on Sunday to win its third straight and hand the Trail Blazers their fourth consecutive loss. ... Denver beat Miami 115-89 to win its fifth straight against the Heat. The Nuggets are 6-1 against Miami since Shaquille O'Neal joined the Heat in 2004.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Chris Kaman had 22 points and 22 rebounds in the Los Angeles Clippers' 101-95 loss to Indiana on Sunday. The Clippers, who have shot below 50 percent in every game this season, are 2-9 since a 104-89 win at Indiana on Nov. 7 that capped their 4-0 start. ... Jason Kidd had a season-best 16 assists in New Jersey's 118-95 loss to Detroit. ... Kobe Bryant had 28 points, including 19 in the first quarter, but the Los Angeles Lakers were defeated by Orlando 104-97.
LeBron James missed his second straight game with a sprained left index finger when Cleveland lost to Boston 80-70 on Sunday. He was hurt in the second quarter on Wednesday in a loss to Detroit. ... Tim Duncan bruised his right knee and sprained his right ankle on Sunday in the second quarter of San Antonio's 100-70 win over Portland. The team Duncan would have an MRI exam on Monday.
``There'll be no video on this game, hopefully. It was not a piece of art.'' - Boston coach Doc Rivers, after the Celtics defeated Cleveland 80-70 on Sunday to improve to an NBA-best 14-2.