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Monday, Dec. 17
Phoenix at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST). The Suns look to hand the Spurs their first home loss this season.
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, scored 32 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Los Angeles Clippers 113-92.
-Brandon Roy, Trail Blazers, had 26 points and matched a career high with 11 assists in Portland's 116-105 win over Denver.
-Tayshaun Prince, Pistons, scored 23 points to help Detroit rout Golden State 109-87.
BATTLE OF L.A.
The Los Angeles Lakers upended the Los Angeles Clippers 113-92 in their first meeting this season on Sunday to improve to 24-9 against their Staples Center co-tenants since the building opened in 1999. The teams split each of the previous three season series 2-2.
straight game without guard Ray Allen (sore right ankle). ... Portland downed Denver 116-105 on Sunday to win its seventh straight overall and third straight on the road, where they had lost their first nine games of the season.
Portland topped Denver 116-105 on Sunday, snapping the Nuggets' nine-game home winning streak in the series. Denver had won 15 of the past 17 meetings with the Blazers at home going back to the 1999-2000 season. ... Toronto was beaten by Boston 90-77 to lose for the first time in five games. The Raptors' 77 points were a season-low. Toronto's previous low was 84, set in a Dec. 7 loss at Boston.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Allen Iverson had 38 points in Denver's 116-105 loss to Portland on Sunday. The Nuggets have lost two straight after a three-game winning streak. ... Corey Maggette scored 27 points and Chris Kaman had 18 points and 16 rebounds to record his ninth straight double-double and 19th overall this season but the Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 113-92.
``All we've been hearing is about his great hops, and then he doesn't take the dunk. We've still got no evidence that he can dunk. When I was a rookie, I would have dunked that ball, but I'm old now.'' - Detroit's Chauncey Billups, on teammate Arron Afflalo's decision to pass up an easy dunk and dish to Jason Maxiell, who missed the dunk, in Detroit's 109-87 win over Golden State on Sunday.