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Davis was West's best last week

NEW YORK -- Just call him Red Hot Baron.

Golden State guard Baron Davis was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 14-20.

Davis helped the Warriors to a 3-1 week, which included road wins over the Timberwolves, Bulls and Bucks. Leading the Warriors in scoring in three of their four contests, Davis averaged 26.3 points to go along with seven assists, five rebounds and 4.5 steals. Davis recorded both a 40-point game (Jan. 18 at Chicago) and a seven-steal game (Jan. 16 at Indiana).

Charlotte's Gerald Wallace earned the Eastern Conference nod (29 points, eight rebounds, 4.8 assists and three steals in a 3-1 week for the Bobcats).

CAVALIERS 121, WIZARDS 85, at Cleveland -- Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 24 points while making all 10 of his field-goal attempts, and LeBron James had 23 to help Cleveland rout Washington for its fifth win in a row.

MAVERICKS 102, BOBCATS 95, at Charlotte, N.C. -- Devin Harris scored 23 points, and Josh Howard had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Dallas withstood a late rally to defeat Charlotte.

TIMBERWOLVES 117, SUNS 107, at Minneapolis -- Al Jefferson had a career-high 39 points and 15 rebounds, and Minnesota won consecutive games for the first time this season by defeating Phoenix.

SPURS 103, LAKERS 91, at San Antonio -- Tim Duncan had 28 points and 17 rebounds, and San Antonio beat Los Angeles despite 29 from Kobe Bryant.

NUGGETS 107, HAWKS 100, at Denver -- Josh Smith's first career triple-double (22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) wasn't enough to lead Atlanta past Denver. Allen Iverson scored 29 points to lead the Nuggets, who played without All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

MAGIC 112, GRIZZLIES 85, at Memphis, Tenn. -- Hedo Turkoglu scored 26 points, and Orlando hit 18 3s in a win over Memphis, the Magic's third in a row.

ROCKETS 109, SUPERSONICS 107, at Seattle -- Tracy McGrady scored 28 points and took over in the final 90 seconds, helping Houston rally while handing Seattle its 12th loss in a row. McGrady scored 18 points after halftime and was responsible for Houston's final eight points.

HORNETS 96, TRAIL BLAZERS 81, at New Orleans -- Jannero Pargo scored a season-high 24 points in 24 minutes, and New Orleans extended its season-best winning streak to six games with a victory over Portland.

BULLS 108, PACERS 95, at Chicago -- Kirk Hinrich scored a career-high 38 points, and Chicago beat Indiana without its two best players, guard Ben Gordon and forward Luol Deng.

PISTONS 86, 76ERS 78, at Philadelphia -- Richard Hamilton scored 21 points to help Detroit knock off Philadelphia and avoid its first four-game skid since 2004-05.

RAPTORS 114, CELTICS 112, at Boston -- Jose Calderon converted a go-ahead, three-point play with 10.5 seconds left and finished with 24 points and 13 assists, and Toronto handed Boston its first loss to an Atlantic Division rival in 11 games this season.

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