NBA notable

February 20, 1996

Cavaliers: Bobby Phills was scratched from the lineup moments before tip-off because of a strained right hamstring. It was the first game he missed this season.

Hornets: After allowing opponents to shoot nearly 50 percent -- the highest figure in the NBA -- Charlotte has held its past three opponents to 44 percent shooting.

Mavericks: Center Lorenzo Williams returned after missing 17 games while recovering from a fractured orbit bone in his right eye.

Pacers: After winning a franchise-record 17 straight at home, Indiana has lost two straight in Market Square Arena.

Pistons: Grant Hill leads Detroit in scoring, rebounding and assists. He is the only player in the NBA to lead his team in all three categories.

Timberwolves: Minnesota has failed to reach 100 points 10 times in its past 13 games.

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