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November 13, 2011
Sim Season
The Jimmer

by Bradford Doolittle

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There has been more curiosity about Jimmer Fredette than any other player in Sim Season, which tells you a bit about what can be expected when, or if, the real NBA season tips off. Fredette didn't make the top 20 of my rookie WARP leaders yesterday because his total in that category (-0.26) didn't warrant it. He's had a couple of decent outings but for the most part, he's been inefficient and, frankly, pretty much missing in action.

On Saturday, The Jimmer showed up.

Fredette put on a BYU-vintage performance in the first period of Sacramento's game at Chicago, hitting five three-pointers and scoring 19 of his 22 points in a 12-minute flurry. In the real NBA, these kind of breakout performances from rookies represent some of the most memorable moments in a young season. Because the spree happened in Chicago, against Tom Thibodeau's vaunted defense, you can bet highlights from the game would have led off the looping highlights show on NBA TV. For good reason.

There really isn't such a thing as game-to-game momentum in a computer simulation and even in the real deal, such a concept is probably overblown. But if we allow ourselves a leap of imagination, we can look at Saturday as the night Fredette turned the corner. We'll see what happens next.

Through last night, we've played the 89 games the NBA hasn't as part of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. We'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of tonight's action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

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BOBCATS 121, JAZZ 107: The struggling Jazz got off to a quick start before Kemba Walker keyed a 9-0 run in the second quarter to give Charlotte a three-point lead. Then Tyrus Thomas went to work, scoring 10 points in the last 5:36 of the first half to give Charlotte a 60-49 halftime advantage. It was D.J. Augustin's turn in the third as the former Texas point guard poured in 18 points as the Bobcats led by as many as 25. It was smooth sailing the rest of the way for the Bobcats, who continued their win-one, lose-one pattern and climbed over .500 on the season. Utah lost its sixth straight and the 121 points the Jazz surrendered was no surprise: Utah entered the game 25th in defensive efficiency. Corey Maggette scored 27 points on 12-of-14 shooting for Charlotte, while Augustin also scored 27. Devin Harris had 26 points and 14 assist for Utah but shot just 6-of-18 from the floor.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
UTAH                        33 16 29 29  107
CHARLOTTE                   28 32 37 24  121

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.JEFFERSON  47   7 16  44  0  0      4  6  67 -17   4  7 11  2  2  1  6  2  18
P.MILLSAP    21   5  8  62  0  0      3  3 100   3   0  4  4  3  4  1  1  0  13
D.HARRIS     45   6 18  33  1  4  25 13 16  81 -22   1  0  1 14  3  1  0  1  26
G.HAYWARD    12   2  4  50  0  0      0  0       4   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0   4
A.BURKS       8   0  1   0  0  0      2  4  50   1   1  0  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
R.BELL       37   4  6  67  0  0      6  6 100 -20   0  4  4  0  6  0  0  0  14
A.KIRILENKO  37   5 11  45  2  5  40  5  6  83 -18   2  2  4  2  1  0  2  1  17
C.MILES       1   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   0
E.WATSON      3   2  2 100  2  2 100  0  0       8   0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0   6
D.FAVORS     22   3  4  75  0  0      1  2  50 -13   0  4  4  0  4  0  1  1   7
M.OKUR        6   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -2   0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0   0
E.KANTER      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
UTAH         48  34 71  48  5 12  42 34 43  79       8 25 33 27 22  3 11  5 107
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B.DIAW       37   6 12  50  1  2  50  0  0      11   3  4  7  6  3  1  1  1  13
D.AUGUSTIN   35   8 16  50  2  6  33  9  9 100  21   0  2  2  8  2  0  0  0  27
G.HENDERSON  29   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      20   0  3  3  5  3  2  2  0   2
T.THOMAS     28   8 14  57  0  0      8 11  73  18   0  3  3  0  5  1  0  2  24
C.MAGGETTE   28  12 14  86  3  3 100  0  0       4   0  2  2  1  6  0  1  0  27
K.BROWN      27   4  9  44  0  0      1  2  50  24   3  2  5  1  2  2  0  1   9
D.CUNNINGHAM 15   1  4  25  0  0      2  2 100  -5   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  2   4
D.WHITE       1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.CARROLL     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
E.NAJERA      3   0  0      0  0      1  2  50  -6   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   1
K.WALKER     22   4  7  57  1  2  50  3  4  75  -1   1  3  4  2  3  0  1  0  12
B.BIYOMBO    12   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -8   0  2  2  0  4  1  2  0   2
CHARLOTTE    48  45 81  56  7 13  54 24 30  80       7 23 30 24 31  7  7  6 121

UTAH                        CHARLOTTE
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   8       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   7            Biggest Lead  26

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
UTA (1-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CHA (3-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
harris,devin.........94%  26%  1.29  -22 31.1  augustin,d.j.........73%  27%  1.47  +21 30.7
jefferson,al.........98%  24%  0.81  -17 19.8  maggette,corey.......58%  25%  1.61  + 4 25.6
kirilenko,andrei.....77%  19%  1.19  -18 18.8  thomas,tyrus.........58%  32%  1.03  +18 23.2
millsap,paul.........44%  23%  1.29  + 3 13.2  diaw,boris...........77%  16%  1.42  +11 18.0
bell,raja............77%  10%  1.36  -20 11.7  walker,kemba.........46%  20%  1.28  - 1 11.7
watson,earl.......... 6%  31%  3.81  + 8  8.3  brown,kwame..........56%  16%  1.06  +24 11.5
favors,derrick.......46%  11%  1.08  -13  6.7  hendersonjr,gerald...60%   5%  1.79  +20  6.9
hayward,gordon.......25%  15%  1.21  + 4  4.7  cunningham,dante.....31%  14%  0.77  - 5  3.8
burks,alec...........17%  22%  0.44  + 1  2.0  najera,eduardo....... 6%  13%  1.81  - 6  1.7
okur,mehmet..........13%   6%  2.06  - 2  1.8  biyombo,bismack......25%  15%  0.35  - 8  1.6
miles,c.j............ 2%  51%  0.93  + 3  1.1  white,d.j............ 2%  48%  0.00  - 3  0.0
kanter,enes.......... 2%  51%  0.00  + 3  0.0  biyombo,bismack......(DNP)  
PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
JAZZ.............  119.1 .514  .258 .122 .211  BOBCATS..........  134.7 .599  .219 .078 .147

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CELTICS 93, CAVALIERS 79: Jeff Green's bucket gave the Celtics a two-point lead at halftime, capping a close and low-scoring first half. Paul Pierce scored 12 points in the third quarter as Boston gradually pulled away. Not a lot of drama in this one as the Celtics improved to 5-1. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 14 points but shot just 4-of-12. Boston's stars were much more efficient. Kevin Garnett shot 8-of-9 and had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Paul Pierce also scored 20, doing so on 7-of-10 shooting.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
BOSTON                      18 19 33 23   93
CLEVELAND                   20 15 26 18   79

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
R.ALLEN      38   6 16  38  1  6  17  5  6  83  13   0  5  5  4  1  0  2  0  18
P.PIERCE     42   7 10  70  2  4  50  4  6  67  14   1  3  4  4  2  0  1  0  20
R.RONDO      39   6 15  40  0  0      0  0      16   4  2  6 14  3  1  6  0  12
K.GARNETT    41   8  9  89  0  0      4  4 100  14   0 12 12  1  2  2  3  0  20
J.O'NEAL     19   4  6  67  0  0      0  0       8   0  3  3  1  2  1  1  0   8
J.GREEN      19   3  5  60  0  1   0  2  2 100   4   1  6  7  0  3  0  4  0   8
G.DAVIS      21   1  4  25  0  0      2  2 100   2   1  6  7  1  0  2  1  0   4
C.ARROYO      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
V.WAFER       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.WEST       11   0  1   0  0  0      1  2  50   0   0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0   1
J.JOHNSON     7   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
BOSTON       48  36 68  53  3 11  27 18 22  82       7 39 46 27 14  6 19  0  93
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.JAMISON    23   2 15  13  0  6   0  1  2  50  -8   2  2  4  0  1  0  3  0   5
B.DAVIS      26   5  8  62  1  3  33  2  2 100  -5   1  4  5  5  3  2  3  1  13
A.VAREJAO    32   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100 -10   1  6  7  1  4  1  3  0   6
O.CASSPI     26   2  7  29  2  5  40  0  0      -6   0  1  1  2  3  1  0  0   6
K.IRVING     34   4 12  33  2  4  50  4  4 100 -16   2  2  4  1  2  3  1  1  14
R.SESSIONS   18   3  5  60  0  0      1  2  50  -4   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0   7
D.GIBSON     18   2  7  29  2  6  33  0  0      -3   0  2  2  1  1  1  0  1   6
R.HOLLINS    11   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       0   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   2
A.GEE         6   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  1  2  1  1  0   0
C.EYENGA     18   3  8  38  0  2   0  2  2 100  -4   1  1  2  0  4  1  2  0   8
S.SAMUELS     6   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   6
T.THOMPSON   22   3  6  50  0  0      0  0     -10   1  2  3  2  1  0  2  0   6
CLEVELAND    48  30 80  38  7 26  27 12 14  86       9 23 32 14 21 10 16  3  79

BOSTON                      CLEVELAND
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  20
       Biggest Lead  16            Biggest Lead   6

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
BOS (5-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CLE (2-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
garnett,kevin........85%  16%  1.53  +14 21.9  davis,baron..........54%  21%  1.45  - 5 18.0
rondo,rajon..........81%  26%  1.02  +16 21.5  irving,kyrie.........71%  20%  1.10  -16 15.7
pierce,paul..........88%  15%  1.61  +14 20.7  gibson,daniel........38%  18%  1.21  - 3  8.4
allen,ray............79%  26%  0.93  +13 17.4  casspi,omri..........54%  11%  1.21  - 6  7.6
o'neal,jermaine......40%  17%  1.15  + 8  7.4  sessions,ramon.......38%  14%  1.28  - 4  7.3
green,jeff...........40%  25%  0.77  + 4  7.1  thompson,tristan.....46%  16%  0.93  -10  7.0
davis,glen...........44%  13%  1.19  + 2  6.2  eyenga,christian.....38%  29%  0.59  - 4  6.6
west,delonte.........23%   7%  1.52    0  2.3  varejao,anderson.....67%  10%  0.97  -10  6.6
johnson,jajuan.......15%  20%  0.55    0  1.5  samuels,samardo......13%  32%  1.32  - 2  5.3
arroyo,carlos........ 4%  26%  0.00    0  0.0  jamison,antawn.......48%  40%  0.27  - 8  4.9
johnson,jajuan.......(DNP)                     hollins,ryan.........23%  12%  0.74    0  2.1
moore,e'twaun........(DNP)                     gee,alonzo...........13%  23%  0.17  - 2  0.5
PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CELTICS..........  106.0 .551  .233 .216 .110  CAVALIERS........   90.0 .419  .188 .182 .070

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KNICKS 123, PACERS 104: The Knicks were looking for their third straight win against a Pacers team that just had a three-game winning streak snapped. New York led by just a point after one quarter despite Amar'e Stoudemire's 18-point period. The second quarter was the same story. Stoudemire pushed his first-half total to 26, but the Knicks led just 60-58 at the break. Stoudemire tacked on 10 more points in the third, but this time was aided by a 12-point quarter from Chauncey Billups as the Knicks found some breathing room. The fourth quarter was Carmelo Anthony's time as the high-scoring forward netted 12 of his 22 points and the Knicks breezed across the finish line. Stoudemire finished with 43 points and hit 19-of-20 from the line. The Knicks hit 38-of-42 from the charity stripe as a team.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
INDIANA                     31 27 28 18  104
NEW YORK                    32 28 34 29  123

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.GRANGER    43   8 17  47  0  1   0  9 10  90 -19   1  5  6  4  5  1  3  1  25
D.COLLISON   34   5 15  33  0  3   0  6  6 100 -18   0  4  4  4  4  1  2  0  16
R.HIBBERT    23   5  7  71  0  0      1  2  50 -11   1  3  4  1  4  0  0  1  11
T.HANSBROUGH 25   7 12  58  0  0      4  7  57  -9   4  3  7  0  2  0  0  0  18
P.GEORGE     15   4  7  57  0  0      0  0      -6   1  2  3  0  1  0  1  0   8
B.RUSH       31   2  6  33  1  2  50  1  2  50  -9   2  3  5  3  6  0  2  0   6
M.DUNLEAVY    6   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -4   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0   0
J.McROBERTS  30   4  9  44  1  1 100  2  2 100 -11   0  5  5  2  5  1  4  3  11
J.FOSTER     17   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -5   2  1  3  0  3  0  3  0   2
S.JONES       2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.HILL       14   1  2  50  1  1 100  4  5  80  -1   0  1  1  0  1  0  3  1   7
INDIANA      48  37 77  48  3  9  33 27 34  79      12 29 41 15 31  3 18  6 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.STOUDEMIRE 40  12 21  57  0  0     19 20  95  20   3  4  7  2  4  0  3  3  43
C.ANTHONY    28   6 19  32  0  2   0 10 11  91   8   2  3  5  4  5  1  3  0  22
L.FIELDS     30   2  5  40  1  3  33  0  0      20   0  4  4  0  3  1  0  0   5
C.BILLUPS    30   6  9  67  4  6  67  5  5 100  10   1  2  3  4  1  1  1  0  21
J.HARRELLSON 16   0  0      0  0      0  0       8   2  3  5  1  0  1  0  0   0
T.DOUGLAS    20   5  7  71  1  2  50  0  0       9   0  1  1  1  1  4  1  0  11
S.WILLIAMS   22   2  4  50  1  1 100  2  2 100   4   1  4  5  1  3  1  0  0   7
R.TURIAF     13   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       5   0  3  3  4  3  0  1  0   0
B.WALKER      4   1  2  50  1  1 100  0  0       8   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   3
J.JEFFRIES   21   1  1 100  0  0      0  2   0   4   2  5  7  0  4  1  1  0   2
A.RAUTINS     2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
I.SHUMPERT   14   2  9  22  0  2   0  2  2 100  -3   1  0  1  0  1  0  1  0   6
NEW YORK     48  38 80  48  9 18  50 38 42  90      12 30 42 18 25 10 11  3 123

INDIANA                     NEW YORK
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts   8       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  30     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   6            Biggest Lead  22

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
IND (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NYK (4-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
granger,danny........90%  25%  1.02  -19 25.7  stoudemire,amare.....83%  37%  1.16  +20 33.3
collison,darren......71%  25%  0.85  -18 15.9  billups,chauncey.....63%  17%  2.13  +10 25.1
hansbrough,tyler.....52%  26%  1.12  - 9 15.4  anthony,carmelo......58%  43%  0.79  + 8 23.8
mcroberts,josh.......63%  19%  0.93  -11 14.3  douglas,toney........42%  16%  1.62  + 9 12.9
hibbert,roy..........48%  14%  1.41  -11 11.3  williams,shawne......46%   8%  2.04  + 4  8.7
george,paul..........31%  23%  0.94  - 6  9.3  fields,landry........63%   5%  1.48  +20  5.8
rush,brandon.........65%  11%  0.98  - 9  8.2  shumpert,iman........29%  35%  0.46  - 3  5.1
hill,george..........29%  22%  0.96  - 1  7.1  walker,bill.......... 8%  21%  2.24  + 8  4.3
foster,jeff..........35%   8%  0.53  - 5  1.9  rautins,andy......... 4%  21%  3.41  + 2  3.3
dunleavy jr.,mike....13%   5%  1.74  - 4  1.3  turiaf,ronny.........27%   8%  1.15  + 5  3.3
jones,solomon........ 4%  24%  0.34  - 2  0.4  harrellson,josh......33%   3%  2.46  + 8  2.7
price,a.j............(DNP)                     jeffries,jared.......44%   4%  1.52  + 4  2.7
PACE: 93.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 93.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PACERS...........  110.9 .500  .286 .192 .159  KNICKS...........  131.1 .531  .293 .117 .197

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BULLS 117, KINGS 81: All Fredette's early heroics accomplished was to keep the Kings close in the early going. But the Bulls built a comfortable first-half lead then exploded to a 36-11 third period, putting the game on ice. Derrick Rose had 35 points, seven rebounds and 12 assists for Chicago. Joakim Noah added 12 points and an NBA season-high 23 rebounds. Fredette shot 8-of-14 for Sacramento, but the rest of the Kings combined to shoot just 33 percent from the floor.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
SACRAMENTO                  30 15 11 25   81
CHICAGO                     35 21 36 25  117

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.COUSINS    13   0  1   0  0  0      4  4 100  -3   0  4  4  3  1  0  0  0   4
T.EVANS      33   5 18  28  0  4   0  0  0     -24   0  3  3  1  4  1  1  0  10
J.HICKSON    28   4  9  44  0  0      2  4  50 -31   3  2  5  0  3  0  5  0  10
J.SALMONS    25   2 12  17  2  9  22  2  2 100 -27   0  1  1  4  2  0  0  0   8
J.FREDETTE   37   8 14  57  6 11  55  0  0     -32   0  3  3  3  4  0  0  0  22
S.DALEMBERT  32   2  7  29  0  1   0  0  0     -29   1  4  5  2  1  0  2  0   4
M.THORNTON   25   4  7  57  1  3  33  0  0     -18   0  3  3  5  2  0  0  0   9
J.THOMPSON   20   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -5   2  1  3  0  1  0  1  1   2
F.GARCIA     21   4  6  67  1  2  50  3  3 100  -5   0  1  1  2  1  1  2  0  12
D.JACKSON     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  1  1  0  0  1  0  0   0
I.THOMAS      4   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  1  0  0   0
SACRAMENTO   48  30 80  38 10 30  33 11 13  85       6 24 30 20 19  4 11  1  81
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.DENG       42   8 14  57  1  1 100  1  2  50  29   2  5  7  2  2  1  1  0  18
D.ROSE       35  13 25  52  3  7  43  6  7  86  30   4  3  7 12  4  0  3  1  35
C.BOOZER     30   6 11  55  0  0      4  7  57  33   0  8  8  3  1  0  2  0  16
R.BREWER     28   5  6  83  0  0      0  0      28   0  4  4  3  0  0  0  0  10
J.NOAH       31   2  9  22  0  0      8 10  80  35   9 14 23  1  4  1  2  1  12
T.GIBSON     19   1  6  17  0  0      0  2   0  -1   2  2  4  2  1  0  1  2   2
K.KORVER      8   2  5  40  0  1   0  0  0       6   2  0  2  1  2  0  0  0   4
K.BOGANS     11   4  5  80  2  2 100  0  0       9   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  10
O.ASIK       16   1  1 100  0  0      2  4  50   5   2  5  7  2  0  1  0  0   4
C.WATSON     13   2  7  29  0  1   0  0  0       6   0  1  1  3  0  0  1  0   4
J.BUTLER      7   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       0   1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0   2
CHICAGO      48  45 91  49  6 12  50 21 32  66      22 43 65 30 15  3 10  4 117

SACRAMENTO                  CHICAGO
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   7       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint  12     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  37

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
SAC (1-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CHI (4-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
fredette,jimmer......77%  18%  1.75  -32 23.2  rose,derrick.........73%  41%  1.39  +30 32.7
garcia,francisco.....44%  21%  1.31  - 5 12.5  deng,luol............88%  14%  1.49  +29 18.2
thornton,marcus......52%  13%  1.77  -18 11.1  noah,joakim..........65%  20%  1.27  +35 16.8
salmons,john.........52%  25%  0.81  -27 11.0  boozer,carlos........63%  22%  1.22  +33 16.7
hickson,j.j..........58%  28%  0.55  -31  9.0  brewer,ronnie........58%   6%  3.19  +28 13.2
evans,tyreke.........69%  28%  0.46  -24  8.7  bogans,keith.........23%  18%  2.31  + 9  9.8
cousins,demarcus.....27%   9%  2.35  - 3  6.2  asik,omer............33%   4%  5.24  + 5  8.1
dalembert,samuel.....67%  13%  0.68  -29  6.0  watson,c.j...........27%  27%  0.80  + 6  5.8
thompson,jason.......42%  11%  0.54  - 5  2.7  gibson,taj...........40%  16%  0.70  - 1  4.9
thomas,isaiah........ 8%  24%  0.31  - 2  0.7  korver,kyle..........17%  27%  0.92  + 6  3.7
jackson,darnell...... 4%  26%  0.58  - 4  0.7  butler,jimmy.........15%  10%  1.91    0  2.7
greene,donte.........(DNP)                     scalabrine,brian.....(DNP)  
PACE: 88.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KINGS............   91.8 .438  .122 .125 .065  BULLS............  132.6 .527  .478 .113 .160

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ROCKETS 118, WARRIORS 95: Charles Jenkins, buoyed by his second-place ranking on our rookie WARP leaderboard yesterday, scored six quick points to give Golden State the early lead. Kevin Martin sparked an 11-point run in response and the Rockets led by 11 after one. Jenkins and Lou Amundson led an eight-point burst in the second to pull Golden State within three. Rookie Klay Thompson got hot, scoring 12 of of his 17 first-half points in the second, but Houston led by five at the break. Martin scored 12 of his game-high 33 in the third as the Rockets build a comfortable lead before pulling away in the fourth. Thompson scored 19 and Jenkins added 18 for Golden State but there was a wide variance in efficiency: Thompson shot 6-of-18; Jenkins was 5-of-6.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
GOLDEN STATE                15 36 20 24   95
HOUSTON                     26 28 29 35  118

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M.ELLIS      34   2 10  20  0  2   0  2  6  33 -24   1  2  3  9  1  0  1  0   6
D.WRIGHT     35   6 13  46  2  5  40  0  0     -25   1  4  5  1  3  1  1  1  14
D.LEE        40   9 15  60  0  0      3  6  50 -28   2 11 13  1  4  0  3  1  21
A.BIEDRINS   38   4 11  36  0  0      0  0     -25   8  6 14  2  6  1  2  1   8
C.JENKINS    22   5  6  83  3  3 100  5  6  83   2   0  2  2  4  0  0  3  0  18
R.WILLIAMS   19   2  5  40  0  2   0  2  2 100  -1   1  3  4  1  1  0  1  0   6
E.UDOH       10   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  0   0
L.AMUNDSON    8   1  4  25  0  1   0  1  3  33   5   3  0  3  0  3  0  0  0   3
K.THOMPSON   34   6 18  33  3  9  33  4  4 100 -21   0  2  2  4  4  0  5  0  19
GOLDEN STAT  48  35 82  43  8 22  36 17 27  63      16 32 48 22 24  2 16  3  95
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.MARTIN     34  10 15  67  3  8  38 10 11  91  24   0  4  4  3  2  1  0  1  33
K.LOWRY      34   9 18  50  3  8  38  1  2  50  24   1  0  1 10  4  1  1  1  22
L.SCOLA      31   7 16  44  0  0      5  9  56  14   3  4  7  2  3  0  1  1  19
C.HAYES      26   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100  29   2  6  8  0  0  2  1  1   6
C.BUDINGER   26   5 11  45  0  4   0  0  0      25   1  4  5  2  1  2  1  1  10
C.LEE        22   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  3  0  0  0   0
G.DRAGIC     14   2  7  29  2  4  50  0  0      -1   1  1  2  5  3  2  0  0   6
J.HILL       14   3  6  50  0  0      1  2  50  -3   3  0  3  0  2  1  2  1   7
P.PATTERSON  18   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       4   0  2  2  2  1  1  0  0   2
H.THABEET     6   1  1 100  0  0      3  4  75   3   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   5
M.MORRIS     15   1  1 100  0  0      6  6 100  -2   1  3  4  1  3  0  1  0   8
HOUSTON      48  41 85  48  8 25  32 28 36  78      12 26 38 25 23 10  8  6 118

GOLDEN STATE                HOUSTON
     Fast Break Pts  22          Fast Break Pts  22
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts  16
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  25

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
GSW (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  HOU (3-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
thompson,klay........71%  33%  0.83  -21 24.1  martin,kevin.........71%  26%  1.69  +24 36.7
lee,david............83%  22%  1.08  -28 19.2  lowry,kyle...........71%  26%  1.43  +24 25.2
jenkins,charles......46%  23%  1.88  + 2 17.1  scola,luis...........65%  31%  0.90  +14 16.7
wright,dorell........73%  16%  1.20  -25 13.8  budinger,chase.......54%  20%  1.05  +25 11.6
ellis,monta..........71%  16%  0.99  -24 10.4  dragic,goran.........29%  22%  1.59  - 1 10.1
biedrins,andris......79%  13%  1.02  -25 10.4  hayes,chuck..........54%   8%  1.70  +29  7.3
williams,reggie......40%  14%  1.08  - 1  6.1  hill,jordan..........29%  28%  0.79  - 3  7.2
amundson,louis.......17%  30%  0.51  + 5  2.7  morris,marcus........31%  12%  1.80  - 2  6.8
udoh,epke............21%   5%  0.00  + 2  0.0  thabeet,hasheem......13%  28%  1.09  + 3  3.8
curry,stephen........(DNP)                     patterson,patrick....38%   5%  1.68  + 4  3.5
lin,jeremy...........(DNP)                     lee,courtney.........46%   4%  0.00  - 2  0.0
radmanovic,vladimir..(DNP)                     flynn,jonny..........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WARRIORS.........  103.8 .476  .381 .175 .130  ROCKETS..........  128.9 .529  .273 .087 .173

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GRIZZLIES 124, RAPTORS 96: The Grizzlies were looking for their third straight win but again were missing Zach Randolph from the lineup, while the Raptors were trying to snap a three-game skid. Jerryd Bayless' three put Toronto up four early in the second, but Shane Battier and Rudy Gay led a 13-2 burst to give Memphis the upper hand. The second half was all Grizzlies. Gay led the way with 33 points. O.J. Mayo added 19 and shot 9-of-11. Andrea Bargnani had another nice outing for Toronto but got little help. James Johnson shot 2-of-10 and put up a diabolical stat line: six points, six rebounds, six assists. Woe to you oh Earth and sea ...

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
TORONTO                     28 25 18 25   96
MEMPHIS                     27 35 33 29  124

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.DEROZAN    32   5  7  71  0  1   0  5  6  83 -21   5  1  6  1  4  1  0  0  15
A.BARGNANI   28  10 14  71  0  1   0  4  6  67 -20   3  3  6  0  2  0  2  0  24
J.CALDERON   26   2  6  33  2  5  40  1  2  50  -4   0  0  0  6  4  1  1  0   7
E.DAVIS      30   3  6  50  0  0      2  4  50 -10   3  7 10  2  2  0  2  2   8
J.JOHNSON    24   2 10  20  0  2   0  2  3  67   0   1  5  6  6  4  1  5  1   6
A.JOHNSON    27   5 11  45  0  0      0  2   0 -22   2  1  3  0  4  0  0  1  10
J.BAYLESS    23   3 10  30  3  7  43  2  3  67 -26   0  1  1  0  4  0  2  0  11
L.BARBOSA    23   2  9  22  0  3   0  3  4  75 -18   0  1  1  2  0  2  2  0   7
L.KLEIZA     15   3  8  38  0  1   0  2  2 100 -15   2  2  4  0  1  0  2  1   8
R.EVANS      12   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   1  4  5  0  0  1  1  0   0
TORONTO      48  35 81  43  5 20  25 21 32  66      17 25 42 17 25  6 17  5  96
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M.CONLEY     30   4 10  40  0  1   0  5  6  83  26   1  2  3 10  4  0  2  0  13
M.GASOL      32   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100  10   1  2  3  3  5  2  3  3   6
S.BATTIER    28   6 10  60  0  4   0  0  0      24   1  6  7  5  2  0  1  0  12
R.GAY        47   9 18  50  4  5  80 11 12  92  28   1  8  9  2  3  2  2  3  33
T.ALLEN      26   9 13  69  1  1 100  3  8  38   8   2  2  4  3  1  0  1  0  22
O.MAYO       28   9 11  82  1  1 100  0  0      17   1  3  4  3  3  1  1  0  19
D.ARTHUR     28   4  9  44  0  0      1  1 100  16   1  7  8  1  4  0  0  2   9
G.VASQUEZ    11   1  1 100  0  0      2  2 100   7   0  2  2  2  2  1  1  0   4
X.HENRY       4   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
H.HADDADI     6   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       3   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   4
MEMPHIS      48  46 79  58  6 12  50 26 33  79       9 32 41 29 24  6 11  8 124

TORONTO                     MEMPHIS
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  34
  Second Chance Pts  18       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  38     Points In the Paint  20
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  35

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
TOR (1-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MEM (4-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bargnani,andrea......58%  30%  1.17  -20 23.7  gay,rudy.............98%  25%  1.37  +28 32.0
derozan,demar........67%  11%  1.79  -21 12.8  allen,tony...........54%  31%  1.24  + 8 22.0
calderon,jose........54%  11%  1.66  - 4 11.3  mayo,o.j.............58%  19%  1.65  +17 20.3
davis,ed.............63%  12%  1.33  -10 10.9  conley,mike..........63%  22%  1.21  +26 18.1
bayless,jerryd.......48%  25%  0.82  -26 10.5  battier,shane........58%  17%  1.41  +24 14.5
johnson,james........50%  30%  0.66    0 10.2  arthur,darrell.......58%  15%  1.08  +16 10.3
johnson,amir.........56%  18%  0.77  -22  8.5  gasol,marc...........67%  10%  1.10  +10  7.9
kleiza,linas.........31%  33%  0.73  -15  7.8  vasquez,greivis......23%  11%  1.89  + 7  5.3
barbosa,leandro......48%  24%  0.68  -18  7.4  haddadi,hamed........13%  23%  1.24  + 3  3.6
evans,reggie.........25%   0% 11.43  - 4  1.9  henry,xavier......... 8%   9%  2.00  + 1  1.6
alabi,soloman........(DNP)                     randolph,zach........(DNP)  
ajinca,alexis........(DNP)                     powe,leon............(DNP)  
PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
RAPTORS..........  104.9 .463  .347 .186 .154  GRIZZLIES........  135.5 .620  .265 .120 .159

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SUNS 100, BUCKS 89: The Suns entered with a league-best 5-1 mark while the Bucks had lost three in a row. The Bucks built an early nine-point lead before an 11-0 Suns run was capped by Mickael Pietrus' three to start the second quarter. The game was tied at the break, a welcome sign on a night otherwise replete with blowouts. The game stayed tight in the third. Steve Nash's layup put Phoenix up five, but the Bucks answered with a six-point surge. Phoenix went back up by six, but Milwaukee scored eight in a row and led by one entering the fourth. Milwaukee increased the lead to seven, but Phoenix pushed back with a eight-point run. That was capped by Nash's hoop that put the Suns up 88-87 with 3:01 to play. Stephen Jackson hit a pair of free throws with 2:47 left, giving the Bucks a one-point lead and setting up a fantastic finish. Right? Not so fast. Milwaukee didn't score again, Phoenix reeled off the final 12 points of the game and the Suns improved to 6-1. Marcin Gortat's free throws capped the scoring and gave Phoenix the only double-digit lead either squad had in the game.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHOENIX                     26 22 22 30  100
MILWAUKEE                   27 21 23 18   89

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.FRYE       13   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      17   1  4  5  0  1  0  0  1   2
S.NASH       23  14 15  93  3  4  75  0  0      15   0  2  2  7  1  1  1  0  31
G.HILL       40   6 17  35  1  2  50  4  4 100  18   0  5  5  3  0  2  3  0  17
V.CARTER     34   6 15  40  1  1 100  0  0      23   0  6  6  4  4  0  1  0  13
M.GORTAT     33   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100  19   3 10 13  2  2  1  1  1   8
J.DUDLEY     15   1  4  25  0  0      0  1   0  -8   0  3  3  1  0  0  0  1   2
H.WARRICK    33   3  6  50  0  0      5  6  83   1   1  5  6  0  2  0  5  0  11
A.BROOKS     24   4 10  40  2  4  50  2  2 100  -8   1  2  3  5  2  0  0  0  12
M.PIETRUS     9   1  4  25  1  2  50  0  0      -3   1  1  2  2  0  0  1  0   3
R.LOPEZ      14   0  0      0  0      1  2  50 -12   0  2  2  1  2  0  1  0   1
M.MORRIS      2   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -7   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
PHOENIX      48  39 81  48  8 13  62 14 17  82       7 40 47 25 14  4 13  3 100
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.BOGUT      39   3 13  23  0  0      1  2  50 -14   0 10 10  0  3  0  3  1   7
B.JENNINGS   12   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0     -13   0  1  1  1  1  1  1  0   4
C.DELFINO    31   5  8  62  4  6  67  0  0     -14   0  2  2  2  2  5  1  0  14
E.ILYASOVA   26   6 17  35  2  4  50  0  0     -17   3  5  8  0  2  1  1  0  14
S.JACKSON    35   2 14  14  1  3  33  5  6  83 -13   0  2  2  7  2  1  3  0  10
L.MOUTE      24   6  8  75  0  0      2  2 100   6   3  1  4  2  1  0  0  0  14
K.DOOLING     1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       7   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
L.SANDERS     9   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  1   0
D.GOODEN     22   3  8  38  0  0      3  4  75   8   5  5 10  1  3  1  1  0   9
B.UDRIH      33   4 10  40  0  1   0  1  1 100  -1   0  4  4  2  2  1  0  0   9
S.LIVINGSTON  7   2  3  67  0  0      2  4  50  -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   6
T.HARRIS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   0
MILWAUKEE    48  34 87  39  7 15  47 14 19  74      11 31 42 16 17 10 11  2  89

PHOENIX                     MILWAUKEE
     Fast Break Pts  36          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint   6     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead  11            Biggest Lead   9

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHX (6-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIL (2-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nash,steve...........48%  33%  2.04  +15 31.8  delfino,carlos.......65%  12%  2.20  -14 17.8
hill,grant...........83%  26%  0.85  +18 15.7  ilyasova,ersan.......54%  32%  0.86  -17 14.9
brooks,aaron.........50%  21%  1.40  - 8 15.5  jackson,stephen......73%  25%  0.74  -13 14.1
carter,vince.........71%  22%  0.92  +23 14.7  mbahamoute,luc.......50%  16%  1.69  + 6 12.7
gortat,marcin........69%  10%  1.59  +19 12.0  gooden,drew..........46%  22%  1.03  + 8 10.9
warrick,hakim........69%  19%  0.73  + 1  9.4  udrih,beno...........69%  13%  1.02  - 1  9.4
pietrus,mickael......19%  26%  1.05  - 3  3.9  bogut,andrew.........81%  19%  0.49  -14  7.2
dudley,jared.........31%  13%  0.80  - 8  2.9  livingston,shaun.....15%  31%  1.03  - 3  4.8
frye,channing........27%  10%  1.08  +17  2.6  jennings,brandon.....25%  14%  1.19  -13  3.4
lopez,robin..........29%   5%  0.93  -12  1.3  dooling,keyon........ 2%  48%  1.62  + 7  1.6
morris,markieff...... 4%  23%  0.00  - 7  0.0  sanders,larry........19%   8%  0.55  + 3  0.9
siler,garret.........(DNP)                     harris,tobias........ 2%  48%  0.00  - 4  0.0
PACE: 91.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
SUNS.............  109.7 .531  .184 .143 .082  BUCKS............   97.7 .431  .216 .121 .092

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SPURS 83, HORNETS 68: After starting 2-0, the Hornets had dropped three straight and Monty Williams' squad look to get well at San Antonio, where Williams once stalked the sidelines as Gregg Popovich's assistant. Slow tempo was sure to ensue. Manu Ginobili scored 10 in the first and San Antonio led by seven in the second before New Orleans reeled off 12 in a row. The game was tied 40-40 at the break. Popovich orchestrated one of his signature clampdowns in the third, as the Hornets scored just three points over the final 7:20 of the period. It didn't get any better during New Orleans' 12-point fourth quarter and the Spurs won going away. Chris Paul went down in the first quarter, which might explain the Hornets' offensive struggles the rest of the way. He is expected to miss New Orleans' next game.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW ORLEANS                 20 20 16 12   68
SAN ANTONIO                 27 13 20 23   83

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.PAUL       10   1  5  20  0  0      2  2 100  -5   0  2  2  1  1  1  0  0   4
T.ARIZA      36   2  5  40  2  3  67  0  0     -16   1  4  5  1  4  1  4  0   6
D.WEST       21   3 11  27  0  0      4  4 100  -9   2  1  3  3  6  1  3  0  10
E.OKAFOR     35   3 14  21  0  0      2  2 100 -12   6  8 14  0  4  1  2  0   8
M.BELINELLI  33   2 11  18  1  8  12  2  4  50  -6   0  2  2  0  3  1  1  0   7
C.LANDRY     30   2  9  22  0  0      4  4 100  -9   2  3  5  0  4  0  0  1   8
J.JACK       31   4  8  50  1  3  33  3  3 100   0   0  2  2  3  1  0  0  0  12
W.GREEN      24   2  6  33  1  2  50  2  3  67 -21   0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0   7
Q.PONDEXTER  12   3  5  60  0  0      0  0       1   1  1  2  0  0  1  0  0   6
A.GRAY        6   0  0      0  0      0  0       6   0  2  2  1  0  0  2  2   0
D.ILUNGA-MBE  2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  2  0  2  0   0
NEW ORLEANS  48  22 74  30  5 16  31 19 22  86      12 25 37 11 25  6 14  3  68
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T.PARKER     34   8 14  57  0  2   0  2  4  50  19   1  1  2  4  3  0  3  0  18
R.JEFFERSON  26   2  6  33  1  2  50  0  0       9   0  3  3  1  2  0  2  0   5
M.GINOBILI   21   8 12  67  3  7  43  3  3 100   9   0  2  2  1  1  1  2  1  22
T.DUNCAN     26   1 10  10  0  1   0  2  4  50   3   0  8  8  3  4  0  0  4   4
T.SPLITTER   20   3  7  43  0  0      2  2 100  17   2  2  4  2  1  1  2  2   8
D.BLAIR      18   4  5  80  0  0      3  6  50   6   4  2  6  0  3  0  2  0  11
G.NEAL       34   1  5  20  0  2   0  1  2  50   4   0  4  4  3  3  2  0  0   3
M.BONNER     23   0  2   0  0  2   0  0  0      -5   0  3  3  1  3  0  2  2   0
A.McDYESS    15   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100  11   4  5  9  2  2  0  0  1   6
C.JOSEPH      8   0  2   0  0  2   0  0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0   0
K.LEONARD    15   3  6  50  0  0      0  2   0   4   1  5  6  1  1  0  0  0   6
SAN ANTONIO  48  32 73  44  4 18  22 15 25  60      12 35 47 18 23  5 13 10  83

NEW ORLEANS                 SAN ANTONIO
     Fast Break Pts   2          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   6            Biggest Lead  18

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NWO (2-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAS (5-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jack,jarrett.........65%  14%  1.57    0 14.7  ginobili,manu........44%  38%  1.43  + 9 23.8
okafor,emeka.........73%  24%  0.63  -12 11.7  parker,tony..........71%  28%  0.95  +19 18.1
green,willie.........50%  14%  1.21  -21 10.0  blair,dejuan.........38%  27%  1.07  + 6 10.9
west,david...........44%  39%  0.63  - 9  9.9  splitter,tiago.......42%  25%  1.02  +17 10.7
ariza,trevor.........75%  11%  1.02  -16  9.4  mcdyess,antonio......31%  15%  1.98  +11  8.8
pondexter,quincy.....25%  20%  1.27  + 1  7.5  duncan,tim...........54%  22%  0.65  + 3  8.1
landry,carl..........63%  17%  0.71  - 9  6.6  leonard,kawhi........31%  23%  1.08  + 4  7.3
belinelli,marco......69%  20%  0.50  - 6  6.5  jefferson,richard....54%  14%  0.81  + 9  6.3
paul,chris...........21%  30%  0.79  - 5  5.1  neal,gary............71%   6%  1.23  + 4  5.8
gray,aaron...........13%  15%  0.96  + 6  1.6  bonner,matt..........48%   6%  0.36  - 5  1.1
ilungambenga,didier.. 4%  53%  0.00  - 4  0.0  joseph,cory..........17%  11%  0.21  - 2  0.4
banks,marcus.........(DNP)                     green,danny..........(DNP)  
PACE: 81.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 81.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HORNETS..........   83.0 .331  .255 .171 .118  SPURS............  101.3 .466  .324 .159 .134

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TRAIL BLAZERS 105, PISTONS 100: The Blazers entered the game 1-4 and had lost three straight, but they've been better than that. Portland had faced the league's toughest schedule against teams with a cumulative .704 winning percentage. Ouch. No offense to Detroit, but Nate McMillan had to be relieved to see the Pistons pop up on the schedule. Unfortunately, the Pistons didn't exactly lay down. Charlie Villanueva, who came into the game leading the league on a points-per-minute basis, scored to draw Detroit within one midway through the third quarter. Portland responded with a 12-1 surge to finally find some breathing room. Later, Rodney Stuckey hit two free throws to draw Detroit within four with 2:47 to play, but Portland held on down the stretch for the much-needed win. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 to lead all scorers, while Villanueva scored 24 in just 18 minutes. Take that, Kevin Garnett.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DETROIT                     25 23 25 27  100
PORTLAND                    26 26 28 25  105

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T.PRINCE     33   3  7  43  0  0      0  0      -5   0  3  3  2  2  1  3  0   6
G.MONROE     30   7 10  70  0  0      3  3 100  -7   3  5  8  2  3  3  0  0  17
R.STUCKEY    26   6 10  60  1  1 100  4  4 100  -1   1  2  3  5  3  1  2  1  17
B.GORDON     24   2  4  50  0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  6  2  0  2  0   4
J.JEREBKO    20   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       4   0  2  2  2  2  0  1  0   2
T.McGRADY    16   2  3  67  1  1 100  0  0      -2   0  3  3  6  0  0  1  0   5
C.VILLANUEVA 18  10 16  62  2  5  40  2  4  50  -9   0  3  3  0  2  0  0  0  24
A.DAYE       20   7 11  64  5  6  83  0  0       1   0  1  1  2  3  0  2  0  19
B.WALLACE    18   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  4  4  2  1  0  2  0   0
J.MAXIELL     7   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  1  1  0  1  1   0
W.BYNUM      12   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0   4
B.KNIGHT     16   1  4  25  0  3   0  0  0     -11   1  0  1  3  1  1  1  0   2
DETROIT      48  41 71  58  9 16  56  9 11  82       5 24 29 32 20  6 16  2 100
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.ALDRIDGE   38  12 22  55  0  1   0  8 11  73   5   4  4  8  2  3  1  5  0  32
W.MATTHEWS   34   5  8  62  1  1 100  4  4 100   6   0  4  4  4  1  2  0  0  15
N.BATUM      40   5 11  45  0  3   0  2  2 100   1   2  4  6  2  4  1  1  0  12
M.CAMBY      25   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -8   3  1  4  1  2  0  2  0   2
R.FELTON     30   6 12  50  2  2 100  0  0       7   0  1  1 10  1  1  0  0  14
G.WALLACE    23   5  7  71  0  0      1  3  33   9   1  6  7  0  1  3  2  0  11
B.ROY        14   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  2  1  0  2  0   2
C.JOHNSON     2   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   0
L.BABBITT     7   2  3  67  1  2  50  0  0       2   0  0  0  0  1  1  1  0   5
G.ODEN       10   0  3   0  0  0      4  4 100   2   2  0  2  0  2  0  0  0   4
N.SMITH      17   4  6  67  0  1   0  0  0       1   0  3  3  2  0  2  0  0   8
PORTLAND     48  41 76  54  4 10  40 19 24  79      12 23 35 23 16 11 14  0 105

DETROIT                     PORTLAND
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  12

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DET (2-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  POR (2-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
villanueva,charlie...38%  53%  1.14  - 9 20.9  aldridge,lamarcus....79%  42%  0.93  + 5 33.8
monroe,greg..........63%  19%  1.56  - 7 20.4  felton,raymond.......63%  18%  1.86  + 7 21.7
daye,austin..........42%  34%  1.49  + 1 19.4  matthews,wesley......71%  12%  2.04  + 6 19.2
stuckey,rodney.......54%  28%  1.32  - 1 18.0  batum,nicolas........83%  14%  1.06  + 1 14.8
mcgrady,tracy........33%  12%  2.55  - 2 11.0  smith,nolan..........35%  16%  1.76  + 1 10.9
prince,tayshaun......69%  15%  0.70  - 5  7.4  wallace,gerald.......48%  21%  1.22  + 9  9.9
gordon,ben...........50%  12%  1.24  + 3  7.3  babbitt,luke.........15%  28%  1.28  + 2  5.1
bynum,will...........25%  17%  0.99  + 2  4.1  oden,greg............21%  23%  0.72  + 2  3.7
knight,brandon.......33%  16%  0.85  -11  4.0  roy,brandon..........29%  12%  0.80  - 1  2.8
jerebko,jonas........42%   9%  0.79  + 4  3.1  camby,marcus.........52%   5%  1.08  - 8  2.8
wallace,ben..........38%   4%  1.29  + 2  2.4  johnson,chris........ 4%  24%  0.00  + 1  0.0
maxiell,jason........15%   6%  0.71  - 2  0.7  mills,patrick........(DNP)  
PACE: 84.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 84.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PISTONS..........  118.8 .641  .179 .190 .057  TRAILBLAZERS.....  124.7 .566  .333 .166 .125

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SCORES, STANDINGS, SCHEDULE & LEADERS
STANDINGS       SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS⁄GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    5   1   D.NOWITZK DAL 31.3  K.LOVE    MIN 13.4  N.HILARIO DEN .735 
NYK    4   2   K.DURANT  OKC 31.2  A.BOGUT   MIL 12.0  C.JENKINS GSW .681 
PHI    3   2   L.ALDRIDG POR 31.2  K.GARNETT BOS 11.8  D.HOWARD  ORL .636 
NJN    3   2   D.ROSE    CHI 29.7  K.HUMPHRI NJN 11.8  T.CHANDLE DAL .634 
TOR    1   5   L.JAMES   MIA 28.7  J.NOAH    CHI 11.7  G.HENDERS CHA .611 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    4   2   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
IND    3   4   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    2   3   D.WRIGHT  GSW1.000  K.BOGANS  CHI .714  S.NASH    PHX 13.0 
CLE    2   4   K.IRVING  CLE1.000  A.AMINU   LAC .667  R.RONDO   BOS 11.8 
MIL    2   5   C.BOSH    MIA .964  C.JENKINS GSW .650  R.WESTBRO OKC  9.8 
TEAM WON LOST  D.AUGUSTI CHA .962  K.DURANT  OKC .649  A.IGUODAL PHI  9.6 
MIA    5   1   G.HILL    IND .957  T.LAWSON  DEN .647  J.KIDD    DAL  9.5 
ORL    4   2
CHA    3   2   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
ATL    2   3   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    0   4   R.WESTBRO OKC  2.7  R.RONDO   BOS  4.8  T.DUNCAN  SAS  3.2 
TEAM WON LOST  R.RONDO   BOS  2.5  J.WALL    WAS  4.2  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
SAS    5   1   L.JAMES   MIA  2.3  D.ROSE    CHI  4.0  J.McGEE   WAS  2.8 
MEM    4   2   R.GAY     MEM  2.2  J.JOHNSON ATL  4.0  S.IBAKA   OKC  2.7 
HOU    3   3   T.ALLEN   MEM  2.2  D.COUSINS SAC  3.9  M.GORTAT  PHX  2.4 
DAL    3   3
NOH    2   4
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    4   1
MIN    3   2
POR    2   4
OKC    2   4
UTA    1   6
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    6   1
LAL    5   2
GSW    3   4
LAC    2   4
SAC    1   6

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄12 BOS  93  @ CLE  79        Multiple 20      K.GARNETT 12    R.RONDO 14
11⁄12 POR 105 vs DET 100        L.ALDRIDGE 32    Multiple 8      R.FELTON 10
11⁄12 HOU 118 vs GSW  95        K.MARTIN 33      A.BIEDRINS 14   K.LOWRY 10
11⁄12 NYK 123 vs IND 104        A.STOUDEMIR 43   Multiple 7      Multiple 4
11⁄12 SAS  83 vs NOH  68        M.GINOBILI 22    E.OKAFOR 14     T.PARKER 4
11⁄12 PHX 100  @ MIL  89        S.NASH 31        M.GORTAT 13     Multiple 7
11⁄12 CHI 117 vs SAC  81        D.ROSE 35        J.NOAH 23       D.ROSE 12
11⁄12 MEM 124 vs TOR  96        R.GAY 33         E.DAVIS 10      M.CONLEY 10
11⁄12 CHA 121 vs UTA 107        Multiple 27      A.JEFFERSON 11  D.HARRIS 14

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
ATLANTA (2-3) at ORLANDO (4-2)
CHICAGO (4-2) at WASHINGTON (0-4)
DETROIT (2-3) at LOS ANGELES L (5-2)
MINNESOTA (3-2) at NEW JERSEY (3-2)
PHILADELPHIA (3-2) at LOS ANGELES C (2-4)
TORONTO (1-5) at OKLAHOMA CITY (2-4)

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% (Play percentage) An estimate of the percentage of a team's 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: Estimated 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 a 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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