Monday's top games
Chicago 90, Atlanta 79: The Bulls' Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from back pain in the Bulls' easy win.
Dallas 89, Boston 73: Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and moved into the top 20 on the NBA career scoring list.
Houston 97, Memphis 93: Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Kevin Martin added 22 and Courtney Lee hit four key free throws down the stretch.
Oklahoma City 101, New Orleans 93: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 31 points apiece and the Thunder notched their 10th straight home win. Oklahoma City had a 26-point lead at one stage.
Orlando 93, Milwaukee 90: Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson added 15 points in a Magic win.
Minnesota at Denver: The Timberwolves have won three in a row; they haven't won four straight in about two years. Minnesota has lost six straight to Denver.
Phoenix 104, Washington 88: Marcin Gortat scored 20 points, Steve Nash had 12 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in three quarters and the Suns won easily.
San Antonio 106, Utah 102: Tony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five three-pointers as the Spurs got their 11th consecutive victory.
L.A. Clippers at Golden State: The Warriors come into the game on a three-game losing streak, including a close loss to Memphis on Saturday.
Portland at L.A. Lakers: The Lakers have won 16 of the last 19 games against the Trail Blazers in games played in Los Angeles.
Around the rim
Boston Celtics: Point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for throwing a ball at an official during a game. Rondo received two technical fouls and was ejected late in the third quarter of Boston's 96-81 loss at the Detroit Pistons Sunday.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.