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All-Star status

JOE JOHNSON, Hawks: Atlanta guard was named to Eastern Conference All-Star team on Wednesday. Johnson will replace Jason Kidd, who has a back injury.

Hurting Suns

Phoenix played without Steve Nash, Boris Diaw and Kurt Thomas in Seattle on Wednesday.

Tonight's top game

MAVS at ROCKETS, 6 p.m.

The Mavericks, with the NBA's best record at 43-9, have won eight straight.