SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Nov. 11
New York at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST). New York beat Utah 107-99 on Sunday to improve to 4-2, the first time the Knicks have been two games over .500 since they were 16-14 on Jan. 1, 2005.

STARS
Monday
-Paul Pierce, Celtics, scored 22 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to lift Boston over Toronto 94-87.
-Dwyane Wade, Heat, had 19 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and Miami rallied from a 10-point deficit midway through the final quarter to beat New Jersey 99-94.
-Brandon Roy, Trail Blazers, scored 27 points to lead Portland to their first road win with a 106-99 victory at Orlando.

STATS
The Heat are 3-0 at home for the first time since the 1999-2000 season . ... The Grizzlies are 4-22 all-time in Phoenix and have not beaten the Suns in the Valley since November 16, 2005. ... Portland's bench outscored Orlando's 40-12 in the Trail Blazers' 106-99 victory.

STRONG START
Phoenix Suns coach Terry Porter is off to the best start for a coach in franchise history at 6-2.

SEE YA
m from Detroit along with Chauncey Billups and Cheikh Samb for Allen Iverson. The move was expected as Denver tries to cut costs. McDyess' agent, Andy Miller, had said the chances of him playing for the Nuggets were ``very low to zero.'' The Pistons would welcome McDyess back, but they cannot sign him for 30 days.

HEADING HOME
Utah center Mehmet Okur is returning to his native Turkey to deal with an illness in his family. The Jazz said Monday they have excused Okur so he can be with his family. No other details were released. Okur is Utah's second-leading scorer at 15.5 points per game and has been averaging 6.5 rebounds.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 37 points and eight rebounds, but no other Oklahoma City player scored more than 14 points in the team's fourth straight loss, 107-99 to Indiana.

SIDELINED
Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin will miss at least a week after spraining his left ankle in a victory over Golden State on Sunday night. Martin is the NBA's 11th-leading scorer at 22.4 points per game. He had 27 points against the Warriors when he was hurt.

SPEAKING
Dwight Howard's struggles at the foul line. Howard, a 48 percent free throw shooter on the season, was 2-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter of the Magic's 106-99 loss Monday night.

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