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SUPERSONICS END SKID WITH WIN OVER CHAMPS
The SuperSonics ended their 14-game losing streak with a win over the Spurs on Tuesday. Only one other team in NBA history has ended a losing streak of more than a dozen games with a win over the defending champions: the San Diego Rockets (predecessor of the Houston Rockets) ended a 17-game losing streak with a win over the 76ers on February 18, 1968, in their inaugural NBA season.
HEAT LOSE BY 30 POINTS AT HOME VS. CELTICS
The Heat lost to the Celtics by 30 points on Tuesday in Miami, 117-87. Pat Riley's club has lost at home by 30 points twice in the last two weeks; they lost to the Bulls in Miami on January 16, 126-96. Before this season Riley had only two home losses by at least 30 points, against the Jazz in 2001 and the Bulls in 2006.
The Celtics' last win by at least 30 points on the road was in New York in 2004 (107-73).
Two Celtics bench players scored at least 20 points: Leon Powe had 25 points and Eddie House scored 20. It's been almost 10 years since the last time two Celtics teammates had 20 points as substitutes in the same game: Dana Barros and Travis Knight did it on Feb. 1, 1998.
JAMISON 20/20 IN WIZARDS' WIN
Antawn Jamison had 24 points and 20 rebounds on Tuesday night. It was Jamison's third 20/20 game in the NBA; he also did it for the Warriors in 2000 and for the Wizards in 2005 (which is also the last time any Washington player had a 20/20 game).
KIRK HINRICH LEADS THE BULLS TO VICTORY
Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls in scoring for the third time in the last four games in Chicago's win over Minnesota on Tuesday. Hinrich has scored 110 points over his last four games, his most in any four-game span in his five-year NBA career. His previous most was 103 points over four games in February/March 2006.
JOHAN SANTANA TRADED TO THE METS
Johan Santana is one of only four pitchers in the post World War II era to change teams before turning 30 years old and after at least four straight 15-win seasons, and he's one of only two to be traded over that time. Mark Mulder was traded by the Athletics to the Cardinals after the 2004 season; Greg Maddux left the Cubs for the Braves as a free agent after the 1992 season; and Catfish Hunter left the A's for the Yankees as a free agent after the 1974 season.