SCOREBOARD
Friday, Dec. 5
Portland at Boston (8 p.m. EST). The Celtics bring a 10-game winning streak and an 18-2 record into their matchup with the Trail Blazers, who have won six straight and are 7-0 against Eastern Conference teams.

STARS
Thursday
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, matched his season high with 39 points, leading Dallas to a 112-97 victory over Phoenix.
-Tony Parker, Spurs, scored 22 points and helped limit Denver's Chauncey Billups to 5-of-13 shooting as San Antonio ended a two-game losing streak with a 108-91 victory over the Nuggets.
INJURED
Philadelphia forward Elton Brand will miss Friday's game at Detroit with a strained right hamstring. Brand had an MRI on Thursday and did not travel with the Sixers. He is listed as day to day.
POOR PLAY
ups scored just 3 points on 1-of-7 shooting in the first half and finished with 12 in the loss.

DEEP STAT
Dallas' Jason Kidd made a 3-pointer Thursday night, the 1,386th of his career, tying Antoine Walker for ninth in NBA history.
SPEAKING
``To me, you had a very angry team, a very mad team and we were a happy team. Arrogance, cockiness, happiness, contentment, they're all different, there are very thin lines and tonight we probably thought we were a little bit better than we were and we got embarrassed. Not embarrassed, but we got beat.'' - Denver coach George Karl after his Nuggets were soundly beaten by the Spurs, 108-91.

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