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BOBCATS BEAT THE BEST
The Bobcats defeated the Cavaliers on Friday after losing to the Nets on Tuesday. The last time an NBA team lost to the team with the worst record in the league and then defeated the team with the best record in consecutive games, at least 10 games into a season, was in April 1985, when the 76ers lost to the Pacers and then defeated the Celtics.
AN UNPRECEDENTED DEBUT FOR JAMISON
Antawn Jamison was 0 for 12 from the floor in his first game with Cleveland. That's the most field-goal attempts without making one by any player in his first game with any team in the shot-clock era.
Charlotte has held LeBron James to fewer than 30 points in all four meetings this season and in eight consecutive games overall. That's LeBron's longest streak of games with fewer than 30 points against any NBA team in his career.
WIZARDS' FIRST BIG, HOME, COMEBACK WIN IN A LONG TIME
The Wizards trailed the Nuggets, 78-65, with less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter at Washington, but rode big fourth quarters by Josh Howard and Earl Boykins to a 107-97 comeback victory. It was Washington's first home win after overcoming a second-half deficit of more than a dozen points in more than six years since the Wizards overcame a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Suns, 105-100, back on Jan. 30, 2004. Friday night's victory ended a streak of 61 consecutive Washington losses in home games in which they found themselves down by more than 12 points in the second half; that had been the longest current streak of that type for any NBA team.
TRIPLE DOZEN FOR COLLISON
Darren Collison had 18 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for the Hornets on Friday. Over the last seven seasons the only other rookie to have a "triple-dozen" is the man Collison has filled in for: Chris Paul had a game with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the Hornets in 2006.
MAVERICKS SCORE 19 STRAIGHT POINTS
The Mavericks scored 19 consecutive points during their win over the Magic on Friday, the longest run of unanswered points against Orlando in nearly five years, since the Celtics went on a 22-0 run on Feb. 22, 2005. Dallas has had one longer streak this season (26 points against Houston on Nov. 25).
BOOZER'S BIG NIGHT
Carlos Boozer had 30 points and 16 rebounds on Friday night. It was his 12th career game of 30 or more points and at least 15 rebounds, tying him with Kevin Garnett for the fourth-most in the NBA since the 2003-04 season, behind Dwight Howard (21), Tim Duncan (14) and Yao Ming (13) .
SUNS WIN DESPITE NASH
The Suns defeated the Hawks on Friday despite an uncharacteristically poor game by Steve Nash, who made only 3 of 10 field goals and has as many turnovers as assists (6 of each). Its only the second game since Nash returned to Phoenix after his years in Dallas in which he made no more than 30 percent of his shots while having at least as many turnovers as assists.
NETS REACH 50 LOSSES
The Nets fell to 5-50 with a loss to the Raptors on Friday, making New Jersey only the fourth team in NBA history to have no more than five wins at the time of their 50th loss, joining the 1992-93 Mavericks (4), 1972-73 76ers (4) and 1997-98 Nuggets.
HEAT SET AN NBA RECORD
The Heat defeated the Grizzlies by 13 points after the teams were deadlocked through five periods. That's the largest-ever margin of victory in a game which went to at least two overtimes. There were two previous games in which a team won by 12 points in double overtime (Houston against Dallas in 1985 and Golden State against Sacramento in 1992).
76ERS WIN BY DOUBLE-DIGITS OVER SPURS
The Spurs lost to the 76ers on Friday by 12 points, 106-94. It was San Antonio's largest margin of defeat to an Eastern Conference team that was more than 10 games under .500 in exactly 13 years, since a 125-92 loss to the Raptors (17-34 entering the game) on Feb. 19, 1997, in Gregg Popovich's first season as the Spurs' head coach.