Friday, Nov. 28
Miami at Phoenix (8 p.m. EST). The teams meet for the first time since the Heat sent Shaquille O'Neal to the Suns for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks last February. O'Neal helped Miami win its lone NBA championship in 2006.
— Chris Bosh, Raptors, had 39 points and 11 rebounds in Toronto's 93-86 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
—Deron Williams, Jazz, had 11 points and 15 assists in his return to the lineup, leading Utah over Memphis 117-110.
—Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets, scored 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and hit a go-ahead jumper with 1:15 remaining to help Denver beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-105.
—Rashard Lewis, Magic, scored 19 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to lead Orlando over Philadelphia 96-94.
—Shaquille O'Neal, Suns, had 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as Phoenix snapped a three-game losing streak in Minnesota with a 110-102 victory over the Timberwolves.
"He's a great player, an Olympic gold medalist, a hard worker and he's the general of this team. He's been out most of the season, but with the general back, he generated energy with his teammates." — Memphis guard O.J. Mayo, after Deron Williams returned to Utah's lineup and had 11 points and 15 assists Wednesday in a 117-100 victory over the Grizzlies.
TAKE A SEAT
LeBron James played just 17 minutes, tying his career low, and scored 14 points in Cleveland's 117-82 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. James also played 17 minutes in a game against Houston in Dec. '04, his second season in the league — a game in which he sustained a bone bruise near his left eye after being elbowed by Dikembe Mutombo.