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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Dec. 4
New Jersey at Cleveland (7 p.m. EST). The Cavaliers have lost two straight with LeBron James out nursing a sprained finger.

STARS
Monday
-Travis Outlaw, Trail Blazers, scored 21 points, including the winning 6-foot runner as the buzzer sounded, giving Portland a 106-105 victory at Memphis.
-Mehmet Okur, Jazz, scored 25 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Utah to a 110-101 victory over Miami.

SNAPPED
Josh Smith scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a seven-game losing streak at Philadelphia with an 88-79 win against the 76ers on Monday night. ... The Orlando Magic pulled off a hard-fought 123-117 overtime victory against Golden State to snap the Warriors' six-game winning streak.

BUZZER-BEATER
Travis Outlaw scored 21 points, including the winning 6-foot runner as the buzzer sounded, to give the Portland Trail Blazers their first road victory of the season, 106-105 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

SLUMPING
Charlotte dropped its sixth straight, a 98-79 loss to Toronto on Monday night. The Bobcats started the season 6-4, the best in the team's four-year history.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Mike Miller had a season-high 30 points and Rudy Gay added 30 in Memphis' 106-105 loss to Portland on Monday night.

STAYING
The Jazz have reached an agreement with Jerry Sloan on a one-year contract extension that will keep the coach on Utah's sideline through the end of next season. Sloan, who took over the Jazz in 1988, is the franchise's winningest coach and needs just 46 victories to become the first coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with the same franchise.

SPEAKING
``I was hoping to get fouled, but they didn't call anything. Then, it went in anyway, and I was like 'Oh!''' - Travis Outlaw after hitting the game-winner at the buzzer in the Trail Blazer's 106-105 victory at Memphis on Monday night.

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