Monday, Jan. 7

Denver at Phoenix (9 p.m. EST). Two of the Western Conference's top teams meet.



—Yao Ming, Rockets, scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists in a 103-91 win over the Knicks.

—Ben Wallace, Bulls, hit the go-ahead free throw and blocked Brad Miller's jumper with a second left to lift Chicago to a 94-93 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

—Jason Kidd, Nets, had 10 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season, and New Jersey beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-107.


Josh Smith scored 34 points in Atlanta's 113-107 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night. ... Zach Randolph had 22 rebounds in New York's 103-91 loss to the Houston Rockets.