Los Angeles Clippers at Denver (9 p.m. EST). Nuggets point guard Andre Miller faces his former teammates for the first time since he left Los Angeles.
_Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, Lakers. O’Neal had 35 points and 20 rebounds, and Bryant scored 37 points in Los Angeles’ 120-117 double-overtime win over San Antonio.
_Ron Artest, Pacers, scored 21 points in Indiana’s 87-81 victory over New Jersey.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili scored a career-high 33 points in a 120-117 double-overtime loss to the Lakers on Thursday night.
Mavericks point guard Steve Nash ended a streak of 195 consecutive games played when he missed Dallas’ 77-71 loss to Toronto on Thursday night. The Canadian star left Wednesday night’s loss against Washington in the first quarter after partially dislocating his shoulder.
``It was just one game in a long season, just another game. When it really counts will be in the playoffs.″ _ Kobe Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 120-117 double-overtime victory in San Antonio on Thursday night.
``It’s not personal. You always want to show a team what they had and what they let get away.″ _ Indiana guard Anthony Johnson, who scored 17 points in 22 minutes and hit two straight 3-pointers against his former New Jersey teammates in the Pacers’ 87-81 victory Thursday night.