SCOREBOARD
Monday, Jan. 26
New Jersey at Oklahoma City (8 p.m. EST). The Nets ended a five-game skid with a win Saturday at Memphis and have a chance to start a winning streak against the Thunder, the NBA's worst team with a 9-35 record.

STARS
Sunday
-Richard Jefferson, Timberwolves, had 39 points and nine rebounds in Minnesota's 109-108 overtime victory over Chicago.
-Chris Bosh, Raptors, scored 31 points in Toronto's 113-97 victory over Sacramento.
-Nene, Nuggets, had 28 points and nine rebounds as Denver routed Utah 117-97.
-Danny Granger, Pacers, scored 27 points in Indiana's 98-93 victory over Charlotte.
-Ron Artest and Luis Scola, Rockets. Artest had 24 points and nine rebounds and Scola scored 21 points in Houston's 108-105 victory at Detroit.

BIG 3
e O'Neal added 19 points and 11 rebounds in Phoenix's 104-99 win at Atlanta.

TAKE A REST
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points through three quarters and then sat out the fourth in the Los Angeles Lakers' 99-85 victory over San Antonio on Sunday.
DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Shaquille O'Neal had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Steve Nash added 14 points and 13 assists in Phoenix's 104-99 victory at Atlanta on Sunday. Josh Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 15 points and 13 assists for the Hawks. ... Andrew Bynum had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Lakers' 99-85 victory over San Antonio. ... Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 14 assists in Boston's 124-100 victory over Dallas. ... Houston's Rafer Alston had 14 points and 10 assists in a 108-105 win over Detroit. Rasheed Wallace had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons. ... Troy Murphy had 11 points and 14 rebounds in Indiana's 98-93 win over Charlotte. ... Kevin Love had 19 points and 15 rebounds in the Timberwolves' 109-108 overtime victory over Chicago.

HEY, COACH
w team later Sunday. His first game at the helm will be Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets. Hollins had two previous stints as the Grizzlies coach, both on an interim basis. He was 0-4 in 2004-05 when he bridged the gap between Hubie Brown's resignation and the hiring of Mike Fratello. He finished the 1999-2000 season after the firing of Brian Hill, going 18-42.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and Rasheed Wallace had 22 points and 11 rebounds in Detroit's 108-105 loss to Houston on Sunday night. ... Jason Terry scored 27 points in Dallas' 124-100 loss at Boston. ... Ben Gordon scored 23 points and Luol Deng added 22 in Chicago's 109-108 at Minnesota.

SIDELINED
The Milwaukee Bucks announced Sunday leading scorer Michael Redd will miss the rest of the season with torn ligaments in his left knee. Redd missed 14 games with an ankle injury and was just starting to look like the player who helped Team USA reclaim the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics last summer. However, in the third quarter of Saturday night's victory over Sacramento, Redd landed awkwardly on teammate Luke Ridnour's foot after missing a shot near the basket. Redd had an MRI exam on Sunday that revealed the extent of the injury. A surgery date has not been scheduled.

SITTING OUT
ee sidelined him for Houston's win at Detroit on Sunday night just as the Rockets welcomed back Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest. Yao said his knee was ``close'' to being healthy enough to play and hoped to be back in the lineup Monday night at New York. Houston coach Rick Adelman said he has ``no idea'' when Yao will play again, saying he's day to day.

STRUGGLING
Sacramento's 113-97 loss at Toronto on Sunday dropped the Kings to 0-18 against Eastern Conference opponents this season. They have not beaten an East team since a 106-100 home win over Toronto on March 16, 2008. Sacramento has also lost 15 of its past 16 road games and is 3-20 overall away from home.
SPEAKING
``We ended the half poorly and they got that six-point lead. Then they came out in the second half and hit two quick 3s, and it seemed to go downhill from there. I thought the effort was OK, defensively. But we had a couple of lapses that turned right into points and gave them a lead that we couldn't get back from.'' - San Antonio's Tim Duncan after the Spurs' 99-85 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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