SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Toronto at Portland (10 p.m. EST). The Trail Blazers have won eight straight.

STARS
Tuesday
-John Salmons, Kings, scored a career-high 31 points to lift Sacramento over New Jersey 106-101.
-Chris Bosh, Raptors, finished with 24 points, including 12 in the third quarter, to lead Toronto over the Los Angeles Clippers 80-77.
-Lamar Odom, Lakers, had 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help Los Angeles get past Chicago 103-91.

TEAM RECORDS
Chris Bosh pulled down nine rebounds in Toronto's 80-77 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday to become the Raptors' career rebound leader with 2,847. He moved past Antonio Davis' mark of 2,839. ... Rookie Sean Williams had eight blocked shots in New Jersey's 106-101 loss to Sacramento, tying a team record set in 1981 by Mike Gminski.

SNAPPED
Kirk Hinrich made 27 straight free throws before missing his first attempt in Chicago's 103-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Hinrich, who finished with 17 points and eight assists, went 3-for-5 from the line.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Chris Kaman recorded his 20th double-double of the season with 12 points and 16 rebounds, but the Los Angeles Clippers were edged by Toronto 80-77 on Tuesday. ... Richard Jefferson scored 36 points, but New Jersey fell to Sacramento 106-101 for its sixth loss in seven games and eighth in its past 10 at home. It was just the second road win of the season for the Kings. ... Luol Deng led Chicago with 26 points, but the Bulls were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91.

SPEAKING
``It's just frustrating. You can use any word you want, but it's just frustrating.'' - Chicago's Ben Gordon, after scoring eight points on 3-for-9 shooting in the Bulls' (8-14) loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

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