SCOREBOARD

Saturday, Nov. 24

Chicago at New York (1 p.m. EST). The Knicks have lost eight in a row.

NEXT BIG THING?

Blazers guard Brandon Roy is one of five athletes nominated for ESPN The Magazine's annual NEXT issue as the next big thing in sports. New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain, West Virginia running back Noel Devine, American sprinter Tyson Gay and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis also are candidates.

SPEAKING

"When we played them in the exhibition season, it was nice to see some of the guys I worked with and kind of wave at them, but there were no real emotions there." — Magic coach Stan Van Gundy on facing former mentor Pat Riley and Orlando's Southeast Division rival Miami.