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November 15, 2011
Sim Season
100 Games

by Bradford Doolittle

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On the day the NBA labor dispute was thrown into the laps of a bunch of anonymous lawyers, we reached the symbolic milestone of 100 games missed from the original schedule. That of course also represents the number of games we've simmed to date. Looking at the standings and the number of games each team has played, you really get a sense of how much missed basketball has piled up.

Unless a miracle occurs in the next couple of days before the NBAPA files its disclaimer paperwork, it doesn't look like we're going to have real NBA basketball this season. Certainloy not any time soon. As much fun as Sim Season has been, that's still a real bummer. Perhaps as a product of karma, last night's results featured five blowout games. A down night for the league, a down night for Sim Season. But you know what? Five blowout games are better than no games at all. Plus, Kevin Durant went off, which is always worth watching no matter what the score may be.

Through last night, we've played the 100 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.

REMINDER: Strat-O-Matic veterans already know this, but the newest version of SOM's Computer Basketball Game (Version 9.0) was recently released. As it happens, our favorite gaming company is offering a discount for all you lockout-weary fans who want to run your own simulations. Or maybe you just want to match wits with a fellow hoops fan, no matter where in the world he/she may reside. All you have to do is go to this page to place an order. When you check out, just enter the discount code LOCKOUT to get 15% knocked off the listed price.

NOTE: The offer has been extended and now expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 20. Enjoy!

THUNDER 108, BOBCATS 80: The Thunder was looking for a third straight win but was going against the surprising 3-2 Bobcats. Charlotte's Stephen Jacksonless offense has so far proven to be much more efficient over last season. The Bobcats' defense, however, has been a sieve. You can't have everything. The Bobcats survived Kevin Durant's 16-point onslaught in the first quarter, tying the game on Tyrus Thomas' free throw midway through the second. From that point, Durant heated up again, scoring 14 points over the last 5:32 of the half. His three-pointer at the gun gave OKC a 12-point halftime lead. A 10-point Thunder run early in the third pushed the score into blowout territory and that's where it stayed. The only drama left concerned Durant's final points tally. The answer? A league season-high 54, on 20-of-30 shooting from the floor.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
OKLAHOMA CITY               28 29 29 22  108
CHARLOTTE                   25 20 22 13   80

                 ----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.DURANT     37  20 30  67  3  8  38 11 13  85  29   1  6  7  1  3  1  2  0  54
R.WESTBROOK  15   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      10   0  3  3  3  1  0  2  1   6
S.IBAKA       5   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0   0
T.SEFOLOSHA  41   3  6  50  0  2   0  0  0      19   0 12 12  1  3  4  1  0   6
K.PERKINS    15   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  2  6  0  0  0   2
J.HARDEN     26   5  7  71  3  4  75  0  0      12   0  4  4  4  1  1  1  0  13
N.COLLISON   34   3  7  43  0  0      0  0      21   1  1  2  3  0  2  4  0   6
N.MOHAMMED   13   1  2  50  0  0      2  2 100   8   0  3  3  0  6  1  0  1   4
E.MAYNOR      1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.COOK        6   1  3  33  1  2  50  0  0       4   1  0  1  0  0  1  0  0   3
C.ALDRICH    17   0  0      0  0      0  0      21   1  3  4  1  3  2  0  3   0
R.JACKSON    30   5 11  45  0  0      4  6  67  18   2  2  4  6  4  0  5  0  14
OKLAHOMA CI  48  42 73  58  7 16  44 17 21  81       6 34 40 21 28 13 15  5 108
                 ----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       28   4  9  44  0  2   0  0  0     -24   0  3  3  3  2  1  2  0   8
D.AUGUSTIN   33   2  8  25  0  2   0  4  4 100 -13   0  3  3  4  3  1  1  0   8
K.BROWN      24   4  6  67  0  0      5  8  62 -21   1  4  5  0  2  3  2  0  13
G.HENDERSON  35   1  6  17  0  0      2  4  50 -27   1  3  4  0  1  1  1  0   4
C.MAGGETTE   31   6 12  50  2  3  67  5  6  83 -18   0  1  1  0  3  1  4  0  19
D.CUNNINGHAM  8   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0       3   1  1  2  0  0  0  2  0   2
T.THOMAS     33   7 16  44  0  0      6  8  75 -22   6  6 12  0  0  1  4  1  20
D.WHITE       2   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.CARROLL     1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
E.NAJERA      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.WALKER     21   0  3   0  0  3   0  3  4  75 -13   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0   3
B.BIYOMBO    23   0  4   0  0  0      1  2  50  -6   2  3  5  1  3  1  1  0   1
CHARLOTTE    48  26 69  38  2 11  18 26 36  72      11 24 35  9 15  9 17  1  80

OKLAHOMA CITY               CHARLOTTE
     Fast Break Pts  32          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead  30            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
OKC (4-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CHA (3-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
durant,kevin.........77%  50%  1.27  +29 50.3  thomas,tyrus.........69%  34%  0.89  -22 21.7
jackson,reggie.......63%  30%  0.85  +18 18.1  maggette,corey.......65%  29%  0.91  -18 16.2
harden,james.........54%  14%  2.24  +12 16.2  brown,kwame..........50%  22%  1.13  -21 14.9
sefolosha,thabo......85%   7%  1.54  +19 11.4  augustin,d.j.........69%  14%  0.98  -13 11.3
westbrook,russell....31%  19%  1.35  +10  9.0  diaw,boris...........58%  18%  0.91  -24 11.1
collison,nick........71%  15%  0.81  +21  8.0  hendersonjr,gerald...73%  10%  0.59  -27  5.7
cook,daequan.........13%  24%  1.34  + 4  3.9  walker,kemba.........44%   9%  0.69  -13  3.4
mohammed,nazr........27%  10%  1.06  + 8  3.0  biyombo,bismack......48%  10%  0.50  - 6  3.0
aldrich,cole.........35%   3%  2.27  +21  2.4  cunningham,dante.....17%  30%  0.47  + 3  2.4
perkins,kendrick.....31%   5%  0.77  - 2  1.2  carroll,matt......... 2%  49%  1.63  + 1  1.9
ibaka,serge..........10%  10%  0.05  - 1  0.1  white,d.j............ 4%  23%  0.00  - 1  0.0
maynor,eric.......... 2%  49%  0.00  + 1  0.0  biyombo,bismack......(DNP)  
PACE: 87.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
THUNDER..........  123.6 .623  .200 .172 .106  BOBCATS..........   91.5 .391  .244 .195 .181

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GRIZZLIES 112, KINGS 88: The Kings have been simply awful, dropping six of their first seven. Sacramento's only win came against the Lakers. Sometimes, things just make no sense. The Grizzlies entered with a three-game winning streak and welcomed Zach Randolph back to the lineup. It was Tony Allen that got Memphis off to the fast start. The defense-first guard scored 17 points in the first, helping the Grizzlies establish an eight-point lead at the half. Randolph scored 10 in the third as Memphis kept Sacramento at arm's length and won its fourth straight. Randolph had a game-high 26 points and 13 rebounds in his return.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
SACRAMENTO                  22 24 24 18   88
MEMPHIS                     31 23 24 34  112

                 ----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    30   2  8  25  0  0      0  0     -15   3  9 12  3  4  0  3  0   4
T.EVANS      42   7 21  33  0  3   0  3  5  60 -22   2  5  7  5  2  1  2  0  17
J.HICKSON    34   7 14  50  0  0      7  8  88 -28   3  2  5  0  5  0  5  0  21
J.SALMONS    29   6 10  60  2  5  40  0  0     -18   0  2  2  0  1  2  2  0  14
J.FREDETTE   25   3  6  50  0  1   0  3  3 100  -8   0  0  0  7  4  0  1  1   9
S.DALEMBERT  20   1  5  20  0  0      5  6  83  -8   2 10 12  0  2  0  2  0   7
M.THORNTON   26   5 14  36  1  3  33  0  0     -17   1  3  4  5  2  0  1  0  11
J.THOMPSON   12   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       3   1  1  2  0  1  1  1  0   0
F.GARCIA     19   2  8  25  1  4  25  0  0      -6   1  1  2  2  2  1  0  0   5
I.THOMAS      3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
SACRAMENTO   48  33 89  37  4 16  25 18 22  82      13 33 46 22 23  5 17  1  88
                 ----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     46   5 13  38  2  4  50  1  1 100  25   0  4  4 13  5  2  5  0  13
Z.RANDOLPH   36  12 20  60  0  0      2  2 100  30   1 12 13  2  3  1  1  1  26
M.GASOL       1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
R.GAY        41  10 22  45  0  2   0  5  9  56  19   0  7  7  2  1  3  0  1  25
T.ALLEN      26   5  7  71  1  1 100  6  8  75  13   2  1  3  4  3  1  1  0  17
S.BATTIER    17   1  5  20  0  2   0  0  0       6   1  3  4  0  1  1  2  1   2
O.MAYO       23   4  9  44  1  3  33  2  2 100   9   1  3  4  1  1  2  0  0  11
D.ARTHUR     27   6 11  55  0  0      0  0      17   4  5  9  1  5  1  2  1  12
S.YOUNG       3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -6   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
X.HENRY       2   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
H.HADDADI    18   1  2  50  0  0      2  4  50   6   2  4  6  1  2  0  0  1   4
MEMPHIS      48  45 91  49  4 13  31 18 26  69      11 39 50 24 22 11 11  5 112

SACRAMENTO                  MEMPHIS
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts  28
  Second Chance Pts   8       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  42
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  24

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
SAC (1-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MEM (5-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
evans,tyreke.........88%  25%  0.79  -22 16.4  gay,rudy.............85%  27%  0.97  +19 21.9
hickson,j.j..........71%  28%  0.78  -28 14.5  randolph,zach........75%  26%  1.22  +30 21.1
salmons,john.........60%  16%  1.26  -18 13.1  conley,mike..........96%  16%  1.27  +25 19.9
thornton,marcus......54%  24%  0.97  -17 12.3  allen,tony...........54%  18%  1.64  +13 17.4
fredette,jimmer......52%  13%  1.53  - 8 11.3  arthur,darrell.......56%  20%  1.01  +17 12.7
dalembert,samuel.....42%  20%  0.93  - 8  7.9  mayo,o.j.............48%  17%  1.29  + 9 11.3
cousins,demarcus.....63%  14%  0.79  -15  6.7  haddadi,hamed........38%   7%  1.74  + 6  4.8
garcia,francisco.....40%  17%  0.90  - 6  6.6  battier,shane........35%  16%  0.48  + 6  2.9
thompson,jason.......25%   9%  0.28  + 3  0.6  gasol,marc........... 2%  44%  1.63  + 2  1.8
thomas,isaiah........ 6%  13%  0.00  - 1  0.0  young,sam............ 6%  15%  0.00  - 6  0.0
greene,donte.........(DNP)                     haddadi,hamed........(DNP)  
jeter,pooh...........(DNP)                     powe,leon............(DNP)  
PACE: 98.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 98.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KINGS............   89.4 .393  .250 .173 .098  GRIZZLIES........  113.8 .516  .250 .112 .116

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MAVERICKS 117, WARRIORS 92: The champion Mavericks came in with a .500 record after a home loss to Memphis snapped a three-game streak. Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki entered the game as the NBA's leading scorer. The Warriors were again playing without injured point guard Stephen Curry, though rookie Charles Jenkins has shined in his absence. Nowitzki and Jose Barea led the way as Dallas jumped out to a fast start and never looked back. Nowitzki scored a game-high 34 points and Barea added 20. Jenkins got the start for Golden State. He filled up the box score with seven points, seven rebounds, and six assists but shot just 3-of-9 from the field.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
GOLDEN STATE                23 22 23 24   92
DALLAS                      35 32 23 27  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
M.ELLIS      41   9 17  53  3  5  60  0  0     -17   2  1  3  5  4  0  7  0  21
D.WRIGHT     34   5 15  33  4 10  40  0  0     -19   0  6  6  3  4  2  2  0  14
D.LEE        33   6 10  60  0  0      4  4 100 -13   2  7  9  3  6  0  4  0  16
A.BIEDRINS   29   2  3  67  0  0      0  0     -16   1  9 10  3  3  0  0  1   4
C.JENKINS    26   3  9  33  1  3  33  0  0     -15   1  6  7  6  3  0  3  0   7
R.WILLIAMS   15   2  5  40  2  5  40  0  0      -3   1  1  2  1  1  1  0  0   6
V.RADMANOVIC  1   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
E.UDOH       19   2  5  40  0  0      1  2  50  -9   2  2  4  0  3  0  0  0   5
L.AMUNDSON   14   2  5  40  0  0      0  1   0 -13   1  0  1  1  1  0  1  0   4
K.THOMPSON   28   6 14  43  1  4  25  2  3  67 -21   1  1  2  2  3  1  2  1  15
GOLDEN STAT  48  37 83  45 11 27  41  7 10  70      11 33 44 24 28  4 19  2  92
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.KIDD       39   4 11  36  4  8  50  0  0      19   0  5  5  5  0  4  0  1  12
D.NOWITZKI   41  11 22  50  1  2  50 11 12  92  18   0  3  3  5  0  0  2  1  34
T.CHANDLER   27   4  7  57  0  0      3  4  75  14   3 11 14  3  1  0  0  2  11
J.BAREA      24   7 12  58  2  5  40  4  4 100  18   2  1  3  2  0  0  1  0  20
P.STOJAKOVIC 11   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      15   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   2
J.TERRY      27   5 13  38  1  4  25  2  3  67  15   0  2  2  1  2  1  1  0  13
S.MARION     27   5  9  56  0  0      6  7  86   7   1  4  5  2  0  3  0  0  16
B.HAYWOOD    22   1  1 100  0  0      2  6  33  11   2  3  5  1  3  0  1  0   4
I.MAHINMI     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.FERNANDEZ  19   2  7  29  1  6  17  0  0       9   0  0  0  1  3  1  0  0   5
DALLAS       48  40 84  48  9 25  36 28 36  78       8 32 40 20  9  9  5  4 117

GOLDEN STATE                DALLAS
     Fast Break Pts  22          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  28

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
GSW (3-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DAL (4-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ellis,monta..........85%  26%  0.98  -17 20.8  nowitzki,dirk........85%  33%  1.13  +18 31.4
wright,dorell........71%  22%  1.09  -19 17.6  barea,jose...........50%  28%  1.39  +18 21.1
lee,david............69%  21%  1.06  -13 15.1  kidd,jason...........81%  12%  1.93  +19 20.9
thompson,klay........58%  28%  0.87  -21 13.4  marion,shawn.........56%  20%  1.44  + 7 15.1
jenkins,charles......54%  20%  1.05  -15 11.1  chandler,tyson.......56%  14%  1.87  +14 14.8
williams,reggie......31%  14%  1.72  - 3  6.9  terry,jason..........56%  26%  0.82  +15 12.1
biedrins,andris......60%   2%  4.31  -16  6.6  fernandez,rudy.......40%  16%  0.76  + 9  4.7
udoh,epke............40%  13%  0.84  - 9  4.3  haywood,brendan......46%   8%  1.12  +11  4.3
amundson,louis.......29%  20%  0.66  -13  3.9  stojakovic,peja......23%   7%  1.29  +15  2.1
radmanovic,vladimir.. 2%  50%  0.00  + 1  0.0  mahinmi,ian.......... 6%  16%  0.26  - 1  0.3
lin,jeremy...........(DNP)                     beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)  
curry,stephen........(DNP)                     jones,dominique......(DNP)  
PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WARRIORS.........   99.7 .512  .256 .206 .048  MAVERICKS........  126.8 .530  .195 .054 .172

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JAZZ 115, KNICKS 98: The Knicks had won three in a row against a soft schedule, while the struggling Jazz were trying to snap a six-game losing streak. After New York led early, Devin Harris and Al Jefferson keyed a 21-5 burst that gave Utah a 44-point first quarter and a 21-point advantage. The Knicks chipped away at the lead at various times but never could get closer than seven points. New York committed 21 turnovers to aid Utah's cause. Jefferson scored 30 and Harris added 29 for the Jazz. The Knicks got 22 points and eight rebounds from Landry Fields.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW YORK                    23 32 18 25   98
UTAH                        44 22 30 19  115

                 ----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 38   7 11  64  0  0      8 11  73 -17   2  3  5  2  4  0  4  3  22
C.ANTHONY    40   6 13  46  1  1 100  2  2 100 -17   2  6  8  1  3  2  2  2  15
L.FIELDS     37   8 14  57  2  4  50  4  4 100   6   1  7  8  1  3  0  4  0  22
C.BILLUPS    36   3  9  33  2  4  50  7  8  88 -19   0  4  4  7  3  4  5  0  15
J.HARRELLSON  9   0  1   0  0  0      0  0     -10   0  1  1  0  4  0  0  0   0
T.DOUGLAS    12   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0     -14   0  0  0  3  2  0  1  0   3
S.WILLIAMS   20   4  7  57  0  2   0  1  2  50   1   0  2  2  0  4  0  2  1   9
R.TURIAF     21   3  7  43  0  0      0  0       4   0  1  1  1  2  1  1  0   6
B.WALKER      5   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0      -1   1  1  2  0  1  1  1  0   4
J.JEFFRIES    9   1  1 100  0  0      0  0     -20   0  0  0  0  3  0  0  0   2
A.RAUTINS     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
I.SHUMPERT   12   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   1  1  2  2  0  0  1  0   0
NEW YORK     48  35 68  51  6 14  43 22 27  81       7 26 33 17 29  8 21  6  98
                 ----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  44  12 19  63  0  0      6  6 100  13   4  8 12  8  3  1  2  2  30
P.MILLSAP    26   5 12  42  0  0      5  6  83   9   1  2  3  3  4  2  1  0  15
D.HARRIS     38  11 20  55  1  4  25  6  7  86  19   0  0  0  5  2  2  2  0  29
G.HAYWARD    13   1  1 100  1  1 100  2  2 100  12   1  1  2  0  3  0  1  0   5
A.BURKS       7   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100   9   1  1  2  0  0  2  1  0   6
R.BELL       38   3  8  38  2  4  50  0  0      12   0  3  3  1  0  1  0  0   8
A.KIRILENKO  27   4  6  67  0  0      0  0       0   1  3  4  3  3  0  0  0   8
C.MILES       4   0  3   0  0  3   0  2  2 100   4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
E.WATSON     10   1  2  50  1  1 100  0  0      -2   1  0  1  1  1  0  2  0   3
D.FAVORS     16   0  2   0  0  0      5  8  62  15   4  4  8  2  3  0  1  0   5
M.OKUR       13   2  5  40  0  1   0  0  0     -10   1  0  1  2  1  0  0  0   4
E.KANTER      4   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   0
UTAH         48  41 83  49  5 15  33 28 33  85      14 22 36 25 20  8 11  2 115

NEW YORK                    UTAH
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  38
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  26

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NYK (4-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  UTA (2-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
fields,landry........77%  25%  1.09  + 6 22.1  jefferson,al.........92%  24%  1.51  +13 36.8
billups,chauncey.....75%  23%  1.16  -19 21.0  harris,devin.........79%  30%  1.16  +19 28.0
stoudemire,amare.....79%  24%  1.02  -17 20.5  millsap,paul.........54%  27%  0.98  + 9 15.5
anthony,carmelo......83%  18%  1.05  -17 17.4  bell,raja............79%   7%  1.63  +12 10.3
williams,shawne......42%  23%  0.70  + 1  8.0  kirilenko,andrei.....56%   8%  1.93  +    8.5
turiaf,ronny.........44%  17%  0.73  + 4  6.4  favors,derrick.......33%  17%  1.18  +15  7.4
douglas,toney........25%  11%  1.71  -14  5.6  burks,alec...........15%  39%  1.07  + 9  5.4
walker,bill..........10%  38%  0.98  - 1  4.4  hayward,gordon.......27%   8%  2.00  +12  5.2
shumpert,iman........25%   2%  3.05  + 2  2.3  okur,mehmet..........27%  16%  1.07  -10  4.5
jeffries,jared.......19%   4%  0.95  -20  0.8  watson,earl..........21%  17%  1.11  - 2  4.2
harrellson,josh......19%   4%  0.00  -10  0.0  miles,c.j............ 8%  46%  0.40  + 4  1.5
shumpert,iman........(DNP)                     kanter,enes.......... 8%  22%  0.00  + 4  0.0
PACE: 90.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 90.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KNICKS...........  108.4 .559  .241 .232 .131  JAZZ.............  127.2 .524  .350 .122 .161

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TRAIL BLAZERS 105, 76ERS 84: Portland was looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season as the Blazers try to survive the league's toughest early schedule. The Sixers, meanwhile, seem to be perpetually stuck at the .500 level. It was all Portland early, as Nicholas Batum, Ray Felton and Wesley Matthews spread the wealth during the Blazers' 23-8 opening burst. Portland maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way, save for one possession late in the third quarter. The Blazers dominated the glass, in part because of a nice performance from Greg Oden off the bench: 8 points, 10 rebounds in 26 minutes.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHILADELPHIA                17 24 25 18   84
PORTLAND                    35 19 25 26  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
J.HOLIDAY    24   5  5 100  0  0      0  0     -18   0  1  1  4  1  1  2  0  10
E.BRAND      25   3  9  33  0  0      2  2 100 -24   0  3  3  0  2  2  0  0   8
A.IGUODALA   37  10 15  67  1  2  50  1  3  33  -6   0  8  8  8  4  2  2  0  22
J.MEEKS      33   2  8  25  1  4  25  1  1 100 -31   0  1  1  2  2  1  3  0   6
S.HAWES      17   2  4  50  0  0      0  0     -14   0  4  4  0  0  0  0  0   4
T.YOUNG      27   3 13  23  0  0      0  0       2   1  6  7  3  1  0  1  0   6
E.TURNER     19   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0     -10   0  0  0  1  0  1  1  0   2
L.WILLIAMS   27   6 14  43  2  5  40  6  7  86   2   1  2  3  3  2  0  2  1  20
A.NOCIONI     3   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.SPEIGHTS    3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -8   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.BATTIE      3   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
N.VUCEVIC    22   2  5  40  0  0      2  4  50   2   2  5  7  0  4  0  1  0   6
PHILADELPHI  48  34 77  44  4 12  33 12 17  71       4 33 37 21 16  7 12  1  84
                 ----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   23   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      20   0  5  5  0  2  0  1  1   6
W.MATTHEWS   23   4  7  57  2  2 100  5  6  83  17   0  4  4  2  1  2  0  0  15
N.BATUM      22   5 10  50  3  5  60  0  0      23   0  3  3  2  0  0  0  2  13
M.CAMBY      22   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      10   2  3  5  3  2  0  0  0   4
R.FELTON     33   8 18  44  4  6  67  4  4 100  18   0  1  1  7  2  2  3  1  24
G.WALLACE    36   1  5  20  0  1   0  4  6  67  -2   1 10 11  2  2  1  3  0   6
B.ROY        30   9 15  60  2  5  40  3  3 100   8   2  0  2  3  0  0  0  0  23
C.JOHNSON     9   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       5   2  1  3  0  2  0  2  0   2
L.BABBITT     3   2  5  40  0  0      0  0       0   2  0  2  0  0  0  1  0   4
G.ODEN       26   4  8  50  0  0      0  0      11   2  8 10  1  4  0  4  0   8
N.SMITH      13   0  5   0  0  3   0  0  0      -5   0  2  2  2  2  0  0  0   0
PORTLAND     48  39 84  46 11 22  50 16 19  84      11 37 48 22 17  5 14  4 105

PHILADELPHIA                PORTLAND
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts   3       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  22

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHI (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  POR (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
iguodala,andre.......77%  24%  1.41  - 6 22.7  felton,raymond.......69%  32%  1.27  +18 26.9
williams,lou.........56%  34%  1.04  + 2 22.4  roy,brandon..........63%  25%  1.48  + 8 22.9
holiday,jrue.........50%  13%  1.64  -18 10.3  matthews,wesley......48%  18%  1.84  +17 17.5
young,thaddeus.......56%  25%  0.62  + 2  8.9  batum,nicolas........46%  20%  1.66  +23 13.2
brand,elton..........52%  19%  0.74  -24  8.7  wallace,gerald.......75%  12%  0.96  - 2  8.5
meeks,jodie..........69%  16%  0.62  -31  6.7  oden,greg............54%  20%  0.80  +11  8.5
vucevic,nikola.......46%  17%  0.74  + 2  5.8  camby,marcus.........46%   9%  1.54  +10  6.2
hawes,spencer........35%  11%  1.12  -14  4.3  aldridge,lamarcus....48%   8%  1.43  +20  5.6
turner,evan..........40%   9%  0.70  -10  2.5  babbitt,luke......... 6%  98%  0.65  +    3.6
nocioni,andres....... 6%  17%  0.26  +    0.3  johnson,chris........19%  20%  0.55  + 5  2.1
speights,marreese.... 6%  16%  0.28  - 8  0.3  smith,nolan..........27%  17%  0.30  - 5  1.3
battie,tony.......... 6%  17%  0.26  +    0.3  mills,patrick........(DNP)  
PACE: 90.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 90.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ERS............   93.2 .468  .098 .133 .083  TRAILBLAZERS.....  116.5 .530  .250 .155 .093

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STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
STANDINGS      SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS⁄GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    5   1   K.DURANT  OKC 33.8  K.LOVE    MIN 13.2  N.HILARIO DEN .735 
NYK    4   3   D.NOWITZK DAL 31.7  J.NOAH    CHI 12.1  D.HOWARD  ORL .630 
NJN    3   3   D.ROSE    CHI 29.6  A.BOGUT   MIL 12.0  C.JENKINS GSW .625 
PHI    3   4   L.JAMES   MIA 28.7  K.GARNETT BOS 11.8  T.CHANDLE DAL .625 
TOR    1   6   D.GALLINA DEN 28.0  K.HUMPHRI NJN 11.5  B.GRIFFIN LAC .608 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    4   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
IND    3   4   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    2   4   D.WRIGHT  GSW1.000  K.BOGANS  CHI .667  S.NASH    PHX 13.0 
CLE    2   4   J.BAREA   DAL1.000  T.LAWSON  DEN .647  R.RONDO   BOS 11.8 
MIL    2   5   K.IRVING  CLE1.000  M.BIBBY   MIA .625  M.CONLEY  MEM  9.6 
TEAM WON LOST  T.BOOKER  WAS1.000  C.JENKINS GSW .609  J.KIDD    DAL  8.9 
MIA    5   1   D.AUGUSTI CHA .967  E.ILYASOV MIL .600  C.PAUL    NOH  8.8 
ORL    5   2
CHA    3   3   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
ATL    2   4   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    1   4   R.RONDO   BOS  2.5  R.RONDO   BOS  4.8  J.McGEE   WAS  3.2 
TEAM WON LOST  L.JAMES   MIA  2.3  J.JOHNSON ATL  4.0  T.DUNCAN  SAS  3.2 
SAS    5   1   R.GAY     MEM  2.3  D.COUSINS SAC  3.8  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
MEM    5   2   R.WESTBRO OKC  2.1  D.ROSE    CHI  3.7  M.GORTAT  PHX  2.4 
DAL    4   3   A.IGUODAL PHI  2.0  J.WALL    WAS  3.6  K.GARNETT BOS  2.2 
HOU    3   3
NOH    2   4
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    4   1
MIN    4   2
OKC    4   4
POR    3   4
UTA    2   6
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    6   1
LAL    6   2
LAC    3   4
GSW    3   5
SAC    1   7

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄14 DAL 117 vs GSW  92        D.NOWITZKI 34    T.CHANDLER 14   C.JENKINS 6
11⁄14 UTA 115 vs NYK  98        A.JEFFERSON 30   A.JEFFERSON 12  A.JEFFERSON 8
11⁄14 OKC 108  @ CHA  80        K.DURANT 54      Multiple 12     R.JACKSON 6
11⁄14 POR 105 vs PHI  84        R.FELTON 24      G.WALLACE 11    A.IGUODALA 8
11⁄14 MEM 112 vs SAC  88        Z.RANDOLPH 26    Z.RANDOLPH 13   M.CONLEY 13

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
LOS ANGELES C (3-4) at HOUSTON (3-3)
ORLANDO (5-2) at INDIANA (3-4)
PHOENIX (6-1) at DETROIT (2-4)
WASHINGTON (1-4) at LOS ANGELES L (6-2)

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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