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

Dances With Wolves. A little more than 10 years ago, Charles Barkley set the U.S. Airways Center record for rebounds in a quarter with 11, in his first game back following his trade from the Suns to Houston. Now that mark is shared with a home player, as Shawn Marion scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds — including 11 boards in the second quarter — as the Suns took a 131-102 win over the Timberwolves. It was Phoenix's 13th straight win, making them the eighth team in NBA history to have two winning streaks of at least 13 games in a season. And now your Shawn Marion quote of the day: "Yeah, I'm better than Charles. If I got the ball as much as everybody else did, I'd be just as effective, maybe more effective."


Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! In their long-awaited first meeting since last season's NBA Finals (well, we were awaiting it), The Mavericks claimed their 20th win in their past 21 games, 99-93 over the Heat. Jerry Stackhouse scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter for Dallas. Teammate Josh Howard had 25 points. Miami's Shaquille O'Neal was inactive for the 34th straight game due to a knee injury.

Spurs Dig In. Any game where Brent Barry outscores Tim Duncan is worth noting here, so here ya go: Barry 23 points, Duncan 17 (with 15 rebounds) as San Antonio beats Philadelphia 99-85.

Deep Roy Comes Through. The Bucks are up to 10 healthy players, but still not enough to counter rookie Brandon Roy and the Trail Blazers. Roy had a career-high 28 points in Portland's 99-95 victory over Milwaukee. Earl Boykins had 28 points for the Bucks.

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