Cavaliers: Despite shooting 29.6 percent (21-for-71) from the field, Cleveland went to the foul line shot 36-for-43 on free throws in its 85-78 loss at New York on Monday night. The Cavaliers' 21 field goals were just two above the NBA record for the fewest, held by Indiana in 1985 and San Antonio in 1997.
Nets: Keith Van Horn's last-second basket gave New Jersey a 99-97 victory over Boston on Monday night, ending the Nets' six game losing streak.
Nuggets: Denver's Antonio McDyess was named the NBA's Player of the Week on Monday. McDyess, who led the Nuggets to a 4-1 record, averaged 24.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.60 blocked shots and shot .511 (45-for-88) from the field.
76ers: Philadelphia extended the league's current longest winning streak to five with a 104-91 victory over Washington on Monday night. The 76ers, who improved their road record to a league best 5-1, matched their longest winning streak since Jan. 25, 1992. Philadelphia's Larry Brown became the 12th coach to reach the 1,200-game mark on Monday night. The 76ers' victory at Washington gave Brown a 664-536 record. Pat Riley (Miami), Don Nelson (Dallas) and Lenny Wilkens (Atlanta) are the only other active coaches with 1,200 games.
Pub Date: 3/03/99