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November 9, 2010
PBP Roundup
Nov. 8

by Bradford Doolittle

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After some wavering, I've decided to retire the Prospectus Hoops List as a feature this season. I'd already planned to scale it back to a once-per-month feature, but I realized that basically everything that goes into the Hoops List is going to crop up in these daily PBP Roundups. I'd rather keep the time open for more non-Roundup features. The one part of the Hoops List that is missing is a complete listing of NBAPET's weekly rankings, so I'll be including those with each Monday's Roundup. I missed doing that yesterday, so here's the full rankings, through Sunday's games.

PRO BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS HOOPS LIST
Games through Nov. 7
TEAM, POW                          TEAM, POW
1. heat,miami, 71.5                16. cavaliers,cleveland, 34.7
2. lakers,losangeles, 68.3         17. rockets,houston, 34.1
3. hornets,neworleans, 66.6        18. 76ers,philadelphia, 33.5
4. celtics,boston, 60.2            19. jazz,utah, 33.0
5. magic,orlando, 55.9             20. thunder,oklahomacity, 32.2
6. nuggets,denver, 55.1            21. kings,sacramento, 32.1
7. suns,phoenix, 50.2              22. bucks,milwaukee, 31.8
8. grizzlies,memphis, 49.4         23. pistons,detroit, 23.9
9. hawks,atlanta, 47.4             24. raptors,toronto, 23.8
10. mavericks,dallas, 45.5         25. pacers,indiana, 21.7
11. trailblazers,portland, 44.7    26. nets,newjersey, 21.0
12. warriors,goldenstate, 42.9     27. bobcats,charlotte, 20.4
13. spurs,sanantonio, 42.7         28. clippers,losangeles, 19.1
14. bulls,chicago, 40.8            29. wizards,washington, 15.5
15. knicks,newyork, 39.0           30. timberwolves,minnesota, 8.7

NOTE: POW, our formula for a team's power rating, is an estimate of a team's "true talent" level expressed as wins per 82 games. The formula takes into account point differential, home-road performance, record in close games and strength of schedule.

TODAY AT BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS

1. Kevin Pelton's latest Trend Watch touches on the the Knicks, Richard Jefferson and the overall increase of the NBA's tempo.

2. John Gasaway checks in with a team to watch in the upcoming season, and it's not a school that immediately leaps to mind.

3. John Perrotto touches on the Hornets' fast start, some Isiah Thomas chatter, which we always love, and Charlotte's problems with the new technical foul guidelines.

4. In his latest Around the Rim, John Perrotto unveils his preseason version of The List.

5. In On the Beat, John Perrotto says a certain No. 6 might do things differently if he had his free-agent situation to do over.

6. Kevin Pelton focused his 'Every Play Counts' eye on rookies John Wall and Evan Turner, who hooked last week in the nation's capital.

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HOT FIVES

POWER RATING (POW)        GR (11/08/10)          WP82 -- ALL            WP82 -- ROOKIES
heat,miami, 71.5          ellis,monta, 33.2      gay,rudy, 27.2         wall,john, 10.5
lakers,losangeles, 68.3   anthony,carmelo, 31.8  rondo,rajon, 21.7      griffin,blake, 8.9
hornets,neworleans, 66.6  rondo,rajon, 31.7      anthony,carmelo, 21.3  johnson,wesley, 5.0
celtics,boston, 60.2      kleiza,linas, 30.5     james,lebron, 20.6     bledsoe,eric, 2.9
magic,orlando, 55.9       randolph,zach, 28.9    gasol,pau, 20.6        turner,evan, 2.7
Note: GR leaders are from previous night only.

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MONDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

SPURS 95, BOBCATS 91 (box): The Bobcats fall to 1-3 in games decided by five points or less, dropping to 1-6 overall in what may have been their best performance of the season. A late four-point trip drew the Bobcats within two with :26.8 to play. Manu Ginobili then ran the clock down, drove to his left and hit a leaner, clinching the game. You can complain that Charlotte should have forced Ginobili to his right, but teams have been trying to do that for a long time.

SAS (5-1)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHA (1-6)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ginobili,manu        70%  28%  1.45  + 2 24.7   diaw,boris           76%  14%  1.63  + 4 14.6
parker,tony          76%  21%  1.08  + 2 20.3   augustin,d.j.        77%  17%  0.91  - 5 14.3
duncan,tim           71%  24%  0.95    0 14.8   wallace,gerald       67%  17%  0.71  - 6 14.0
neal,gary            30%  32%  1.65  + 5 14.8   jackson,stephen      57%  36%  0.74  -11 12.1
jefferson,richard    68%  12%  1.13  + 6 13.4   thomas,tyrus         47%  35%  1.01  + 2 11.9
blair,dejuan         45%  11%  1.39    0  4.8   livingston,shaun     23%  25%  0.95  + 3  9.2
anderson,james       29%  32%  0.73  - 1  4.3   mohammed,nazr        35%  21%  1.02  - 2  8.5
mcdyess,antonio      45%   9%  1.62  + 4  4.2   hendersonjr,gerald   44%  18%  1.14  + 6  7.7
splitter,tiago       22%  20%  1.24  + 5  3.6   diop,desagana        31%   3%  3.84  - 6  4.8
hill,george          43%   9%  0.37  - 3  0.9   brown,derrick        36%   5%  2.87  - 1  4.3
gee,alonzo            0%   -%  0.00    0  0.0   collins,sherron       7%  11%  0.00  - 4  0.0
quinn,chris (DNP)                               carroll,matt (DNP)
PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
spurs,sanantonio   105.8 .494  .366 .189 .083   bobcats,charlotte  101.4 .434  .326 .156 .118

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MAGIC 93, HAWKS 89 (box): We were wondering how Atlanta's sparkling turnover differential of last season would hold up in the new systems put in by coach Larry Drew. Sure enough, the offense has been turning the ball over more frequently, from 13.3 percent last season (1st in the league) up to 16 percent (10th). More problematic has been the defense's lack of forced turnovers, as the Hawks have fallen all the way to 27th in opponent's turnover percentage. Orlando was +7 with its 10 turnovers against Atlanta on Monday, leading to a 22-14 edge in points off of miscues.

ATL (6-2)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ORL (5-1)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
smith,josh           72%  26%  1.00  - 8 26.3   howard,dwight        71%  38%  0.90  - 2 22.5
horford,al           59%  22%  1.33  +15 24.4   williams,jason       48%   8%  3.05  +10 17.2
johnson,joe          87%  20%  1.37    0 17.8   carter,vince         55%  26%  1.18  + 9 14.2
powell,josh          30%  23%  0.83  -12  8.1   redick,j.j.          55%  25%  0.72  0   11.8
bibby,mike           65%  13%  1.07  +10  7.5   gortat,marcin        43%  17%  1.16  + 5 11.8
crawford,jamal       69%  24%  0.72  -15  7.3   duhon,chris          52%   9%  1.50  - 6  9.1
collins,jason        46%  12%  0.78  +15  3.8   bass,brandon         39%  18%  0.98  +12  6.0
pachulia,zaza        33%   8%  0.91  - 8  1.8   lewis,rashard        65%  10%  0.88    0  4.7
thomas,etan          11%  38%  0.40  - 6  1.8   anderson,ryan        32%  20%  0.62  -11  3.2
teague,jeff          29%  13%  0.05  -11  0.1   richardson,quentin   40%  16%  0.55  + 3  2.6
crawford,jordan (DNP)                           allen,malik (DNP)
williams,marvin (DNP)                           pietrus,mickael (DNP)
PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
hawks,atlanta       98.8 .500  .200 .189 .078   magic,orlando      103.3 .453  .224 .111 .117

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WARRIORS 109, RAPTORS 102 (box): Either David Lee is just about the greatest rebounder of all time, or the Warriors are simply expending more effort on the boards this season. Golden State was the worst percentage rebounding team on both ends of the floor last season, and has a three-year streak going of finishing last in defensive rebounding. After Golden State hammered the Raptors off the glass on Monday, the Warriors continue to rank second in both offensive and defensive rebounding. Lee has been really good, but we'll have to give the lion's share of the credit to new coach Keith Smart for this development. Amazing what a little change of emphasis and some normal basketball lineups will do for an NBA team.

GSW (5-2)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (1-6)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ellis,monta          90%  28%  0.98  - 4 33.2   kleiza,linas         79%  25%  1.04  - 2 30.5
lee,david            66%  20%  1.10  + 8 22.5   jack,jarrett         79%  20%  1.49  + 1 16.4
curry,stephen        76%  37%  1.12  +13 22.3   johnson,amir         60%  14%  1.12  +13 14.4
biedrins,andris      53%  11%  1.39  +10  8.8   weems,sonny          48%  22%  1.14  - 2 11.8
lin,jeremy           32%  13%  1.27  + 3  7.8   barbosa,leandro      31%  29%  0.77  +1   9.8
wright,brandan       44%  22%  0.77  + 6  5.9   derozan,demar        69%  12%  0.97  - 8  8.0
wright,dorell        71%   9%  1.29  + 7  5.9   bargnani,andrea      43%  25%  0.83  -17  7.5
carney,rodney        39%   5%  2.12  - 1  4.4   andersen,david       31%  19%  1.03  + 6  6.2
williams,reggie      17%  15%  1.09  - 6  2.4   evans,reggie         38%   8%  0.76  -19  1.8
radmanovic,vladimir  13%   5%  1.19  - 1  0.9   calderon,jose        21%  27%  0.07  - 8  0.3
bell,charlie (DNP)                              banks,marcus (DNP)
gadzuric,dan (DNP)                              wright,julian (DNP)
PACE: 95.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 95.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
warriors,goldenst  114.1 .561  .344 .220 .147   raptors,toronto    106.8 .482  .262 .178 .124

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BULLS 94, NUGGETS 92 (box): Early in the game, I joked with a colleague that Keith Bogans was more active and might explode for as many as five or six points. Bogans actually ended up with 10 points and had the Bulls' best +/- on the game. I normally dismiss him as being a succubus on a unit's chances to succeed, so I have to give him credit for playing well last night. Ronnie Brewer looks better with each passing game, but he and the rest of the Bulls' second unit struggled again. I still think Brewer will end up as the starting two guard before too much longer.

DEN (4-3)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (3-3)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
anthony,carmelo      80%  35%  1.01  +10 31.8   rose,derrick        82%  29%  0.78  + 6  19.8
billups,chauncey     74%  20%  0.99  - 2 20.0   gibson,taj          70%  24%  0.94  +12  19.7
hilario,nene         56%  10%  1.72  + 1 10.6   deng,luol           89%  23%  0.83  - 1  13.2
harrington,al        66%  21%  0.70  + 6  9.0   noah,joakim         82%  15%  1.25  + 6  12.6
afflalo,arron        75%  19%  0.87  -25  8.5   bogans,keith        59%  13%  1.47  +14  11.1
smith,j.r.           36%  26%  1.01  +16  8.0   watson,c.j.         18%  14%  1.67  - 5   6.2
williams,shelden     29%  16%  0.67  - 7  2.8   brewer,ronnie       36%  14%  1.45  -19   5.0
lawson,ty            43%  10%  0.68  - 7  2.6   asik,omer           25%   9%  1.30  -12   4.5
ely,melvin           40%   6%  0.27  - 2  0.5   korver,kyle         39%  19%  0.62  + 9   3.9
balkman,renaldo (DNP)                           johnson,james (DNP)
carter,anthony (DNP)                            scalabrine,brian (DNP)
forbes,gary (DNP)                               thomas,kurt (DNP)
PACE: 98.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 98.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
nuggets,denver      93.9 .481  .133 .184 .108   bulls,chicago       96.0 .445  .174 .153 .148

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GRIZZLIES 109, SUNS 99 (box): The Grizzlies will be chasing their loss at Phoenix last Friday in the game Memphis would have won had Rudy Gay been able to successfully miss a free throw. Memphis has bounced back nicely, with a solid win at Sacramento and a get-even win against the Suns on Monday. Zach Randolph put up his fifth career 20-20 game with 23 points and 20 rebounds. The Grizzlies are 4-4 in the season, but have a POW rating of a 49-win team, so things continue to look promising for Memphis.

PHX (3-4)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MEM (4-4)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
hill,grant           61%  25%  1.35  - 1 22.0   randolph,zach        85%  20%  1.43  +12 28.9
nash,steve           63%  22%  1.56  + 1 21.9   mayo,o.j.            64%  22%  1.17  + 9 21.4
richardson,jason     66%  29%  0.76  - 3 13.3   conley,mike          75%  25%  0.97  + 5 16.3
warrick,hakim        72%  14%  1.37    0 13.2   gasol,marc           57%  13%  1.27  + 8 15.0
frye,channing        48%  14%  0.85  + 1  9.6   gay,rudy             80%  25%  1.06  +14 14.4
dragic,goran         37%  22%  1.10  -11  6.4   henry,xavier         53%  22%  0.95    0 10.2
dudley,jared         43%  18%  0.79  - 6  6.3   law,acie             24%  21%  0.85  + 7  5.4
turkoglu,hedo        45%  14%  1.20  - 7  5.9   young,sam            19%  13%  1.23  - 2  2.9
childress,josh       34%  15%  1.11  - 9  5.0   arthur,darrell       43%   1%  4.37  - 3  2.2
lopez,robin          30%  17%  0.44  -15  2.5   allen,tony (DNP)
clark,earl (DNP)                                thabeet,hasheem (DNP)
siler,garret (DNP)                              vasquez,greivis (DNP)
PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
suns,phoenix       106.0 .531  .310 .246 .099   grizzlies,memphis  116.7 .506  .364 .161 .132

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MAVERICKS 89, CELTICS 87 (box): We're still early enough in the season that a close loss in a road game against a quality opponent can actually help a team's POW rating. Such is the case with the Celtics, who moved from fourth to fifth in the league despite losing at Dallas. The Mavericks have been a defensively-oriented team this season, with a fifth-place ranking Defensive Rating (up from 12th last season) and an 18th-place rank in Offensive Rating (down from 10th). We'll see how long that holds up, but so far Rick Carlisle's plan to keep a "seven-foot ass-kicker" on the floor at all times is paying dividends for the Dallas defense.

BOS (6-2)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DAL (4-2)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rondo,rajon         87%  21%  1.30  + 6  31.7   nowitzki,dirk        86%  29%  0.95  + 4 20.5
pierce,paul         76%  26%  1.19  - 1  22.3   terry,jason          71%  25%  1.07  + 5 17.6
garnett,kevin       79%  24%  1.04  + 8  17.5   chandler,tyson       69%   8%  2.39  - 1 16.1
allen,ray           85%  13%  1.15  + 3   9.1   barea,jose           30%  40%  1.00  + 3 12.3
davis,glen          72%   9%  1.31  + 1   6.8   stevenson,deshawn    29%  18%  1.30  - 2  9.5
daniels,marquis     32%  13%  0.85  - 2   5.0   butler,caron         56%  33%  0.57  - 9  8.3
erden,semih         25%  22%  0.97  - 6   3.1   kidd,jason           71%  11%  1.00  - 3  7.5
robinson,nate       20%  29%  0.58  -11   1.9   marion,shawn         57%   5%  1.57  +10  6.7
o'neal,jermaine     23%  35%  0.35  - 8   1.6   haywood,brendan      31%   9%  1.50  + 3  3.0
harangody,luke (DNP)                            cardinal,brian (DNP)
o'neal,shaquille (DNP)                          jones,dominique (DNP)
wafer,von (DNP)                                 mahinmi,ian (DNP)
PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
celtics,boston      99.1 .440  .292 .148 .035   mavericks,dallas   101.4 .545  .125 .216 .100

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NEWS & MOVES

Minutiae from around the league

HAWKS: "Hawks coach Larry Drew said starting small forward Marvin Williams could miss up to two weeks because of the knee injury he suffered Wednesday at Detroit. Williams has a bone bruise in his right knee. He will be examined later this week. ... Drew said he doesn't know when reserve forward Mo Evans (knee) would return; Evans hasn't played since the season opener at Memphis. With Williams and Evans out, Drew has had to go without a true small forward. His solution has been to start power forward Josh Smith at the position with center Al Horford at power forward and reserve Jason Collins at center. At times Drew also has shifted shooting guard Joe Johnson to small forward." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
One thing the Hawks have is a great deal of versatility on their roster, which will help Drew get through this mini-crisis. Not sure starting Jason Collins works, but Drew likely wants to keep his second unit intact, which means bringing Zaza Pachulia off the bench.

MAGIC: "The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 7. It marks the 12th time that Howard has earned the league's top weekly honor." (press release)
No one really gets their undies in a bunch over these POW awards. I'm not even sure how they're selected. Anyway, NBAPET would have tabbed Boston's Ray Allen for the honor last week based on his WP82 for those dates.

HORNETS: "The NBA announced today that New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul was selected the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 7. It marks Paul's fifth time to win the honor in his career and the first time a Hornet has been awarded it since the 2008-09 season." (press release)
NBAPET disagrees here, too, as Memphis' Rudy Gay clocks in as the league's best overall player for last week.

KNICKS: "Eddy Curry, out all season with a hamstring injury, took another step toward returning to game action when he participated for the first time in three-on-three drills. The Knicks want to see what Curry does in fullcourt practices before they activate him for game duty." (New York Daily-News)
I wouldn't be hitting that free-agent wire in your fantasy league just yet.

PISTONS: "Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was in Toronto today to see Wings executive Jimmy Devellano get inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He ended up talking a little basketball as well. 'We're getting close,' Ilitch said when asked if there was any news to report about him buying Pistons. 'We're getting close.' When asked whether the Wings could play at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Ilitch said: 'Well, I don't want to get into all that. We're going to build a stadium in Detroit. ... I want two teams in one building. So that's all I can tell you.' Ilitch has had exclusive negotiating rights with Pistons owner Karen Davidson for the past month." (Detroit Free Press)
I didn't state this when I was writing about Detroit's ownership situation in Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11, but I was kind of pulling for Tom Gores. I like those nouveau riche types that roll up their sleeves and try to boost their egos by building a basketball team. Anyway, if a deal doesn't get done with Ilitch this month, the process will then be re-opened to other bidders.

SIXERS: "(Andre) Iguodala's status for tomorrow's game in Oklahoma City still remains up in the air. He did not practice again yesterday due to a strained right Achilles' tendon, and didn't sound so sure that he'd be ready to go, though his coach sounded a little more optimistic.' It's still a little stiff,' Iguodala said the day after his streak of 252 consecutive starts was halted. 'The one thing we don't want to have a problem with is coming back too fast and overcompensating and something else happens. We're just being cautious.'" (Philadelphia Daily News)
Sixers have been playing better without Iggy, but that's likely just a coincidence. In the long haul, the Sixers need a healthy Iguodala.

WARRIORS: "When Warriors guard Monta Ellis hits the hardwood and doesn't pop back up, you know something's wrong. And with 1:22 left in the game Monday, when he landed awkwardly after a driving layup attempt, Ellis didn't pop up. He hardly moved. The image of the Warriors' best player lying on the floor robbed some of the luster from their first road win of the season, a 109-102 victory over Toronto. With help, Ellis slowly limped off the court straight to the locker room. He was X-rayed for a lower back injury. Results will be made available today, the team announced. Instead of heading to New York with the team, Ellis stayed in his Toronto hotel room. His status for Wednesday's game at the Knicks is uncertain." (Oakland Tribune)
We'll be keeping our fingers crossed that Ellis' MRI is clean. Selfishly speaking, the Warriors will be in Chicago on Thursday and I've been looking forward to seeing that Stephen Curry-Ellis backcourt, which has been terrific so far this season. (UPDATE: The Warriors say Ellis has a strained lower back and is listed as day-to-day.)

WIZARDS: "Flip Saunders was the first to arrive at practice on Monday, so excited about preparing to correct the mistakes that have led to the Washington Wizards' disappointing 1-4 start that he showed up more than three hours early. But Saunders was also the first to leave practice, when he watched his players lethargically push through a scrimmage while complaining to assistants about every call, rather than communicating with each other. With about 30 minutes still scheduled before practice ended, Saunders got up from his chair on the main court at Verizon Center and stormed to the locker room, shouting, 'If you want to get better. Come back at 4.'" (Washington Post)
No one said rebuilding would be easy.

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FAB FIVE

A selection of our favorite NBA links

1. Henry Abbott has some thoughts about whether there is reason for concern about the Lakers' defense, at least in terms of whether it's championship caliber. My subjective two cents: I just have the impression the Lakers have cruised at times, which is really scary for the rest of the NBA.

2. Phil Jasner with a piece on Allen Iverson arriving in Turkey. Personally, I don't really feel sorry for Iverson. I am and have been friends with several people from Turkey and, to me, there is a tremendous opportunity in front of Iverson to experiece a new way of life, some rich culture and to gain some much-needed fresh perspective. Kobe Bryant has often mused about playing in Italy to finish his career. I know Iverson only went to Turkey as a last resort, but no one -- no one -- is guaranteed anything in the NBA. Iverson's refusal to accept the erosion of his skills gracefully led to teams being reluctant to try to bring him in as a role player. So he's out of the league, but there are worse things than being paid $2 million to play basketball in a great Eurasian country.

3. Sebastian Pruiti looks at the Blazers's proficiency in high-low action with their post players. This is something I wish NBA teams used more often. There are a number of big men in the league whose passing skills are underutilized and this is way for second units in particular to remain efficient without a specific offense-creater on the floor.

4. In perhaps a surprising outburst of sentimentality, Jermaine O'Neal says he'd like to retire as an Indiana Pacer.

5. A film study of the Thunder's floundering offense.

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ON TAP

Tonight in the NBA

WTC  VIS @ HOM,  GAMETIME     NBAPET LINE    OFFICIALS
+ 9  uta @ mia,  7:30 PM EST [ mia by 20 ]   Ken Mauer, Brent Barnaky, Kevin Fehr
- 3  nyk @ mil,  8:00 PM EST [ nyk by  6 ]   Ron Garretson, Bennie Adams, Marat Kogut
- 5  det @ por, 10:00 PM EST [ por by 13 ]   Dan Crawford, John Goble, JT Orr
- 8  den @ ind,  7:00 PM EST [ den by 12 ]   James Capers, Jason Phillips, Olandis Poole
- 9  lac @ nwo,  8:00 PM EST [ nwo by 22 ]   Dick Bavetta, Brian Forte, Rodney Mott
-11  cle @ njn,  7:00 PM EST [ cle by  2 ]   Marc Davis, Derek Richardson, Leon Wood
-28  min @ lal, 10:30 PM EST [ lal by 36 ]   Steve Javie, Courtney Kirkland, Eli Roe
Note: WTC is a junk stat rating the "watchability" of a game, taking into
account the quality of the opponents and the likelihood of a close game.

Through Monday, 99 of 1,230 games (8.0%) have been played in the 2010-11 NBA regular season.

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GLOSSARY
+/- (Plus-Minus) Raw data is from official box scores from NBA.com.
GR (Game Rating) Reflects a player's Points Created total, or the portion of his team's offense for which he gets credit based on his box score line. This number is then adjusted for estimated defensive performance based on box score counterpart productivity. GR is pace-adjusted so you can compare players from game to game.
PCP (Points Created Per Possession Used) An estimate of each player's points created per possession used, a measure of offensive efficiency. The stat accounts for a player's entire box score line, not just the scoring categories.
PLY (Plays) An estimate of how many possessions on which the player was on the court.
USG An estimate of how many of those plays a player used by shooting, going to the line or committing a turnover, with a portion the team's offensive rebound total subtracted.
TEAM STATS
PACE: Esimated possessions in the game.
ORTG: A team's points per 100 possessions.
eFG%: Team's shooting percentage with an extra half-point added for each made three-point field goal.
oRB%: Percentage of a team's misses that they retrieved off the offensive glass.
TO%: Percentage of at team's possessions resulting in a turnover.
FTA%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a trip to the foul line.

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