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 SCOREBOARD
Thursday, Dec. 11
Boston at Washington (8 p.m. EST). The Celtics have won 12 straight to put themselves in position for the first 21-2 start in franchise history. Washington (4-15) was 3-1 against Boston last season.

STARS
Wednesday
-Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets, matched George Gervin's NBA record for points in a quarter with 33 in the third and finished with a season-high 45 points in Denver's 116-105 victory over Minnesota.
-Al Harrington and Tim Thomas, Knicks. Harrington scored a season-high 39 points, and fellow former New Jersey high school star Thomas added 26 in New York's 121-109 victory in New Jersey.
-LeBron James and Mo Williams, Cavaliers. James scored 29 points, and Williams had a season-high 27 in Cleveland's 101-93 victory over Philadelphia.
-Pau Gasol, Lakers, had 28 points in Los Angeles' 115-110 win over Phoenix.
-Manu Ginobili, Spurs, scored 27 points in a return to his sixth-man role to help San Antonio beat Atlanta 95-89.
Kapono and Chris Bosh, Raptors. Kapono scored a season-high 25 points, and Bosh added 21 points and 10 rebounds in Toronto's 101-88 win over Indiana.

SWAPS
Phoenix traded Raja Bell and Boris Diaw to Charlotte on Wednesday as part of a deal for Jason Richardson. Rookie point guard Sean Singletary also went to Charlotte, while the Suns also got small forward Jared Dudley and a 2010 second-round draft pick. ... New Orleans sent Mike James to Washington in exchange for Antonio Daniels as part of a three-team trade that returned a future first-round draft pick from the Wizards to Memphis. Memphis also dealt Javaris Crittenton to Washington and sent a conditional second-round pick to New Orleans, while the Wizards waived guard Dee Brown.

STATS
Toronto beat Indiana 101-88 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak and improve to 1-3 since interim coach Jay Triano took over for the fired Sam Mitchell. ... O.J. Mayo had 18 points in Memphis' 108-102 victory over Oklahoma City to pass Magic Johnson for the third-longest streak of double-figure games to start a career at 22. Only Dan Issel (27) and Bobby Jones (24) had longer streaks.

SIDELINED
3. ... Cleveland guard Daniel Gibson will miss at least two weeks because of sprained left big toe.

SPEAKING
``I've never been a part of a quarter like that before. I just felt that good. I can't explain it. My 3-ball was going in, driving to the basket, getting fouled. Just the complete game tonight.'' - Denver's Carmelo Anthony after he matched George Gervin's NBA record for points in a quarter with 33 in the third in the Nuggets' 116-105 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. Anthony finished with a season-high 45 points.
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