Undated (AP) _ Portland at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST). The Rockets, 23-0 in November the past two seasons, are 9-0 as they face the Trail Blazers. STARS Monday

- Anfernee Hardaway, Magic, scored 17 of his 30 points in the third quarter as Orlando broke open a close game en route to a 124-89 victory over Miami.

- John Stockton, Jazz, had 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting from the field, along with 12 assists and four steals to lead Utah to a 106-91 win over Phoenix. Week

Elliot Perry, who led Phoenix to three straight victories last week, was named NBA Player of the Week. Perry, who leads the NBA in steals (3.63), averaged 16 points, 7.3 assists and 5.67 steals last week. STRIPE

Anfernee Hardaway made all 14 of his free throws in Orlando's 124-89 win over Miami on Monday night. SWINGS

Utah, 4-0 against the Eastern Conference, defeated Phoenix 106-91 Monday night for their first win against the West in six tries. SCORING

New York held San Antonio scoreless in the final 1:51 as the Knicks beat the Spurs 92-88 Monday night. STREAKS

The Magic routed the Heat 124-89 Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games and remain unbeaten at home (4-0). ... The Suns' 106-91 loss to Jazz ended their four-game winning streak. SLUMPS

Miami lost its third straight game Monday night, 124-89 to Orlando, dropping the Heat to 1-7. Glen Rice and Billy Owens, counted on for scoring by Miami, shot a combined 4-for-15 for 16 points. STATS

Knicks coach Pat Riley earned his 707th career win after New York's 92-88 victory over San Antonio on Monday night, tying him with John MacLeod for ninth on the career list. ... Sacramento is 4-3 for only the second time in 11 seasons. STATUS

Milwaukee activated guard Eric Murdock from the injured list Monday. Murdock, out with an eye injury, traveled with the Bucks to Hartford, Conn., for tonight's game against Boston. To make room on the roster, the Bucks waived guard Danny Young. SIDELINED

The Suns, already without injured forwards Charles Barkley and Wayman Tisdale, lost guard Elliot Perry in the second quarter of Monday night's 106-91 loss to Utah. Perry was elbowed in the head by Karl Malone and taken to a hospital with a concussion. SIGNINGS

Rodney Dent, whose senior season at Kentucky was cut short by a knee injury, signed a 1-year contract Monday with Orlando. Dent, a 6-foot-9 forward and the Magic's second-round draft pick, tore his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee last January. SPEAKING

''I'm glad I got to play, but all I did was let John Stockton get some work on me. I learned some things from this game that I will take into some more games. The next time I come here, it will be a different story.'' - Suns rookie guard Trevor Ruffin after a loss to Utah on Monday night.