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Notes on Tuesday's games in the National Basketball Association ...

Band On The Run. On Saturday Ben Wallace was a rebel — even though he was told by the Bulls not to wear his headband, he wore it anyway, and was benched by coach Scott Skiles. (See? Rebellious.) But on Tuesday he toed the party line, playing sans head strip in a 102-85 win over the Knicks, in which he scored eight points and had 12 rebounds. But then, a bit of retribution, as Wallace made the Bulls look bad. On Saturday the team said that Wallace sustained a sprained finger and wrist, On Tuesday, Wallace said the injury was much worse — ligament damage and bone chips. Nice try Chicago, but Ben Wallace is in the No-Spin Zone!


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?. All is well with the Houston Rockets. Yao Ming had 25 points as the Rockets tripped up the Timberwolves 82-75, Houston winning their fourth str ... on no, McGrady down! Tracy McGrady is down! (Bruised hip, finished with eight points).

Bucks Finally Fight Back. Michael Redd's 45 points helped Milwaukee end the horror that has been their series with the Lakers ... LA had won ten straight until Tuesday's 109-105 Bucks victory. Redd had two four-point plays, by the way.

Happy Trails. Danny Granger, from New Mexico, scored 21 points to lead the Pacers over Trail Blazers 105-97. And that's how they roll in the 505!


Then Why Do They Keep Scheduling Them?. The Clippers shot a league single game worst 30.6 percent from the floor, losing to the Kings 93-80, their 14th consecutive win over LA.