L.A. Lakers at New Jersey (6 p.m. EST). The Nets have won the last three regular-season meetings with the Lakers.

STARS

Friday

—LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead Cleveland to a 112-107 overtime victory over Orlando.

—Keith Van Horn, Bucks, tied his season high with 30 points in Milwaukee's 106-104 win over Memphis.

—Amare Stoudemire, Suns, scored 24 points to send Phoenix over Seattle 104-99.

SPEADING IT AROUND

Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton each scored 20 points, leading six players in double figures in Detroit's 103-83 win over Atlanta on Friday night.

SLOW AND STEADY

Houston's 89-85 victory over Portland on Friday night gave the Rockets an 8-4 record in February. Houston has had a winning record in each month this season. The last time that happened was in 1993-94 when the Rockets won the first of back-to-back NBA titles.

SNAPPED

Boston broke a seven-game losing streak with an 88-75 win over Toronto on Friday night.

SLUMPING

Toronto lost its eighth straight, 88-75 to Boston on Friday night.

TEAMWORK

Minnesota had assists on 35 of its 38 field goals in Friday night's 91-81 win over Golden State.

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STRONG IN DEFEAT

Tracy McGrady scored 35 points in Orlando's 112-107 overtime loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

SPEAKING

"They're in it together. They've got pride. I guess they're trying to get their point across." — Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand on Friday night's protest by NBA officials. The referees turned their jerseys inside-out and wore the number of colleague Michael Henderson, who was disciplined for a call in Wednesday night's Lakers-Nuggets game.

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