SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Utah at Denver (9 p.m. EST). The Jazz have won nine straight.

STARS
Tuesday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 33 points and added 12 assists, nine rebounds and five steals in a 114-113 win over Boston.
-Mo Williams, Bucks, scored 32 points to help Milwaukee rally to a 102-97 win over Memphis.

SURGING
Cleveland improved to 15-4 since Dec. 25 after a 114-113 win over Boston on Tuesday night.

STRUGGLING
Indiana has dropped a season-high seven straight, including five in a row at home, after losing 116-89 to San Antonio on Tuesday night. ...

SHAQ ON THE MOVE?
Shaquille O'Neal is prepared for the Miami Heat to trade him, a confidant of the 14-time All-Star center told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. O'Neal's associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to reveal anything publicly, indicated a move could be imminent, as did media reports. The Miami Herald reported earlier Tuesday that the Heat are in ``serious and ongoing'' trade negotiations with the Phoenix Suns.

DEBUTS
damire started in his San Antonio debut, playing 22 minutes and finishing with 11 points in a 116-89 win over Indiana on Tuesday. ... Los Angeles' Pau Gasol had 24 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Lakers, a 105-90 win over New Jersey. Gasol was acquired last Friday from Memphis for a package including Kwame Brown and two first round picks.

SIDELINED
Washington's Caron Butler left in the third quarter of a 101-96 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday with a strained left hip flexor, the same injury that kept him out of three games last week.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Mike Miller finished with a season-high 32 points, but Memphis lost 102-97 at home to Milwaukee.

SPEAKING
``I saw his foot before the game and I was like, 'Man, I'd never seen nothing like that before.' He said it's not going to bother him. He's going to coach like he always does.'' - Philadelphia's Rodney Carney about coach Maurice Cheeks, who has been battling gout on his left foot. Cheeks coached his second game in two nights wearing only one shoe - on his right foot - because of the condition. His left foot was grotesquely swollen, he walked with a limp and only briefly paced on the sideline.

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