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November 16, 2011
Sim Season
Drama

by Bradford Doolittle

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This is more like it. After a five-games, five-blowouts night on Monday, Tuesday's quartet of contests featured some tight battles. That includes the Phoenix-Detroit tilt, which turned out to be the best game of the season so far. Skip down to the game summary to find out what happened.

We're far enough into the season that it's worth a look at our first league-wide WARP leaderboard. Who's the early-season MVP? This is a good place to start. By the way, these WARP numbers have been prorated for 82 games, so they don't match up with the rookie WARP leaderboard we put out the other day.

WARP PER 82 GAMES
 1. Kevin Durant, 28.1             16. Andrew Bynum, 15.0
 2. LeBron James, 24.3             17. Rodney Stuckey, 15.0
 3. Dwight Howard, 22.1            18. Kobe Bryant, 14.1
 4. Pau Gasol, 21.8                19. Andre Iguodala, 13.0
 5. Derrick Rose, 20.4             20. Russell Westbrook, 13.0
 6. Joakim Noah, 18.8              21. Ray Allen, 12.8
 7. Kevin Love, 18.3               22. Kyrie Irving, 12.7
 8. Lamar Odom, 18.1               23. Danilo Gallinari, 12.5
 9. Steve Nash, 18.0               24. Jason Kidd, 12.2
10. LaMarcus Aldridge, 17.7        25. Charles Jenkins, 11.8
11. Manu Ginobili, 17.4            26. Chris Paul, 11.8
12. Kyle Lowry, 16.0               27. Devin Harris, 11.7
13. Amare Stoudemire, 15.3         28. Deron Williams, 11.4
14. Dwyane Wade, 15.2              29. Kevin Martin, 11.3
15. Blake Griffin, 15.0            30. Rudy Gay, 11.2

Through last night, we've played the 104 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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NOTE: The offer has been extended and now expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 20. Enjoy!

MAGIC 113, PACERS 101: The Magic put its five-game winning streak on the line against the Pacers. Jason Richardson's driving layup at the first-half buzzer capped a back-and-forth half and gave Orlando a one-point lead. Indiana stormed out of the gates in the third with eight straight points, six by Mike Dunleavy Jr. Orlando battled back and tied the score on Quentin Richardson's jumper to finish third-quarter scoring. In the fourth, neither team could get more than a three-point lead until Hedo Turkoglu's transition bucket gave Orlando a four-point advantage with 2:50 to play and started a 10-point Magic run to finish the game. Richardson scored a game-high 24 points and Dwight Howard added 22 points and 14 rebounds.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ORLANDO                     31 24 29 29  113
INDIANA                     28 26 30 17  101

                 ----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.HOWARD     38   7 15  47  0  0      8 11  73   5   6  8 14  3  3  3  5  1  22
J.RICHARDSON 39  11 20  55  2  7  29  0  0       6   1  5  6  5  4  2  0  1  24
H.TURKOGLU   30   3  4  75  1  1 100  1  2  50  15   1  8  9  4  1  0  0  0   8
J.NELSON     27   5  9  56  2  4  50  0  0      13   0  2  2  7  2  0  1  0  12
B.BASS       28   8 13  62  0  0      0  0      17   2  4  6  2  2  0  1  0  16
G.ARENAS     23   3 12  25  0  5   0  0  0       2   1  2  3  5  2  2  1  1   6
J.REDICK     18   2  8  25  2  5  40  2  2 100  -3   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   8
R.ANDERSON   24   5 10  50  2  5  40  0  0       1   4  2  6  1  2  0  0  0  12
Q.RICHARDSON  9   2  5  40  1  4  25  0  0       1   0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0   5
J.HARPER      4   0  0      0  0      0  2   0   3   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
ORLANDO      48  46 96  48 10 31  32 11 17  65      15 31 46 28 19  7  8  3 113
                 ----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    35   7 15  47  3  7  43  1  2  50 -15   0  4  4  3  3  0  5  0  18
D.COLLISON   33   9 21  43  1  4  25  2  4  50 -13   2  2  4  5  1  1  0  0  21
R.HIBBERT    32   6 16  38  0  1   0  2  4  50 -15   3  5  8  2  5  0  1  1  14
M.DUNLEAVY   33   5  6  83  3  3 100  5  6  83 -11   0  4  4  4  0  0  1  0  18
T.HANSBROUGH 31   4  9  44  0  0      2  3  67 -17   3  4  7  0  0  1  0  0  10
B.RUSH       21   2  6  33  0  2   0  0  0       5   0  3  3  1  2  0  1  0   4
J.McROBERTS  17   4  6  67  0  0      0  0       5   2  5  7  1  4  0  2  0   8
P.GEORGE      8   2  2 100  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0   4
J.FOSTER     15   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0       3   2  1  3  0  1  1  1  0   2
G.HILL       15   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  1   0   1   0  3  3  3  0  0  0  0   2
INDIANA      48  41 87  47  7 19  37 12 20  60      12 31 43 20 17  3 11  1 101

ORLANDO                     INDIANA
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  26
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts  14
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead  12            Biggest Lead   7

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ORL (6-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  IND (3-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
richardson,jason.....81%  22%  1.42  + 6 24.1  collison,darren......69%  32%  1.01  -13 21.9
howard,dwight........79%  29%  1.04  + 5 22.9  granger,danny........73%  27%  0.94  -15 20.5
bass,brandon.........58%  21%  1.22  +17 15.4  dunleavy jr.,mike....69%  12%  2.43  -11 19.4
nelson,jameer........56%  15%  1.87  +13 14.0  hibbert,roy..........67%  27%  0.76  -15 14.5
turkoglu,hedo........63%   4%  3.93  +15 12.6  hansbrough,tyler.....65%  14%  1.13  -17 10.3
anderson,ryan........50%  17%  1.50  + 1 11.6  mcroberts,josh.......35%  21%  1.07  + 5  8.1
arenas,gilbert.......48%  25%  0.80  + 2  9.8  hill,george..........31%   9%  1.61  + 1  4.8
redick,j.j...........38%  21%  1.06  - 3  8.7  rush,brandon.........44%  14%  0.66  + 5  4.2
richardson,quentin...19%  24%  0.91  + 1  4.1  george,paul..........17%  10%  2.16  - 3  3.6
harper,justin........ 8%   7%  0.00  + 3  0.0  foster,jeff..........31%  10%  0.78  + 3  2.8
liggins,deandre......(DNP)                     jones,solomon........(DNP)  
allen,malik..........(DNP)                     price,a.j............(DNP)  
PACE: 91.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
MAGIC............  123.1 .531  .326 .087 .081  PACERS...........  110.0 .511  .279 .120 .096

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SUNS 112, PISTONS 110: This turned out to be the best game of the season so far. The Suns have been one of the biggest stories of the early part of Sim Season and entered Tuesday's game in Detroit with the league's best record. Phoenix lost to Memphis in the first game of a five-city road trip but won the next three, all by double digits. The Pistons had lost three in a row entering the game but had won both of its home games this season. The Suns started fast, grabbing a 10-point lead behind 15 first-quarter points from Grant Hill. After Austin Daye's three cut the Phoenix lead to eight late in the half, the Suns finished the second with an 11-2 burst to lead by 17 at the break. Phoenix went up 22 on Vince Carter's three early in the fourth. Then Detroit started to rally. Rodney Stuckey's traditional three-point play capped a 14-2 run that drew Detroit within 10 at the 8:45 mark. Hill scored with 4:41 left to run the Suns' advantage to 11. The Pistons answered with a 10-point run, drawing within a point on Tayshaun Prince's bucket with one minute to play. Channing Frye scored in the lane with 39 seconds remaining, but Stuckey hit a jumper at the 22-second mark. Steve Nash hit two free throws, but Stuckey drilled a three to draw the Pistons even with two seconds left. Suns coach Alvin Gentry called timeout. Hill ended up with the inbounds pass and missed a runner in the lane, but Marcin Gortat was there for the tip, which he converted as the buzzer sounded. Stuckey scored 33 of his 41 points in the second half, but the Pistons still came up just short.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHOENIX                     29 29 33 21  112
DETROIT                     19 22 30 39  110

                 ----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       45   9 16  56  3  4  75  0  0      -6   3  8 11  1  4  0  0  1  21
S.NASH       27   2 12  17  0  2   0  4  4 100  -4   0  0  0  9  2  0  1  0   8
G.HILL       41  11 18  61  2  3  67  5  6  83  -2   1  3  4  4  3  1  3  0  29
J.DUDLEY     17   0  2   0  0  1   0  3  4  75  -1   1  2  3  0  0  0  0  0   3
M.GORTAT     29   5  8  62  0  0      1  3  33   3   4  7 11  2  2  0  0  1  11
V.CARTER     31  10 19  53  3  7  43  1  2  50   4   2  1  3  2  6  2  1  2  24
H.WARRICK     2   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
A.BROOKS     20   1  5  20  0  2   0  1  1 100   0   0  0  0  7  1  1  0  0   3
M.PIETRUS     8   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       9   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.LOPEZ      19   6  9  67  0  0      1  1 100  -1   3  4  7  1  4  0  3  0  13
M.MORRIS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       6   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
PHOENIX      48  44 92  48  8 20  40 16 21  76      14 27 41 26 22  4  8  4 112
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T.PRINCE     29   4  5  80  0  0      0  0       1   0  3  3  2  2  0  0  0   8
G.MONROE     30   2  7  29  0  0      6  8  75   4   3  5  8  3  4  0  2  2  10
R.STUCKEY    40  13 21  62  3  4  75 12 14  86   3   0  2  2  5  4  0  2  0  41
B.GORDON     30   4  8  50  2  3  67  0  0       1   1  3  4  7  5  1  2  0  10
J.JEREBKO    39   4  7  57  1  2  50  1  2  50   9   0  9  9  1  2  0  2  1  10
T.McGRADY    23   5 11  45  1  1 100  0  0      -3   1  2  3  5  2  0  0  0  11
C.VILLANUEVA  6   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  3  3  1  0  0  0  0   0
A.DAYE       13   5  5 100  2  2 100  2  3  67   0   0  3  3  0  1  1  0  1  14
B.WALLACE    18   1  2  50  0  0      0  2   0  -6   0  2  2  1  3  0  3  2   2
J.MAXIELL     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
W.BYNUM       8   2  4  50  0  2   0  0  0      -5   0  0  0  2  1  0  0  1   4
B.KNIGHT      2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -9   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
DETROIT      48  40 70  57  9 14  64 21 29  72       5 32 37 28 24  2 11  7 110

PHOENIX                     DETROIT
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts  21       Second Chance Pts   0
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead  23            Biggest Lead   1

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHX (7-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DET (2-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
hill,grant...........85%  25%  1.33  - 2 31.3  stuckey,rodney.......83%  36%  1.27  + 3 42.5
carter,vince.........65%  30%  1.22  + 4 23.3  gordon,ben...........63%  16%  1.49  + 1 16.0
frye,channing........94%  14%  1.66  - 6 22.3  daye,austin..........27%  24%  2.18  +   15.1
lopez,robin..........40%  29%  1.07  - 1 13.6  mcgrady,tracy........48%  23%  1.23  - 3 12.5
gortat,marcin........60%  13%  1.74  + 3 13.5  monroe,greg..........63%  20%  0.94  + 4 11.0
nash,steve...........56%  24%  0.92  - 4 11.8  jerebko,jonas........81%  12%  1.22  + 9 10.3
brooks,aaron.........42%  10%  1.74  +    7.4  prince,tayshaun......60%   7%  1.76  + 1  7.7
dudley,jared.........35%   8%  1.15  - 1  3.2  bynum,will...........17%  24%  1.14  - 5  5.1
morris,markieff...... 2%  51%  0.27  + 6  0.3  wallace,ben..........38%  15%  0.42  - 6  2.1
pietrus,mickael......17%   3%  0.51  + 9  0.3  villanueva,charlie...13%   8%  1.43  - 3  1.6
warrick,hakim........ 4%  46%  0.00  + 2  0.0  knight,brandon....... 4%  26%  0.67  - 9  0.7
childress,josh.......(DNP)                     maxiell,jason........ 4%  26%  0.00  - 2  0.0
PACE: 88.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
SUNS.............  126.8 .522  .304 .091 .105  PISTONS..........  124.5 .636  .156 .125 .144

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ROCKETS 115, CLIPPERS 108: Kevin Martin and Randy Foye traded three-pointers at the end of the first quarter, the latter leaving the Clippers up by two. L.A. expanded the lead to seven midway through the second before a 7-0 Houston run was capped by a three-point play from Hasheem Thabeet. Remember him? Ultimately, the Clippers led by nine at the break. They went up by 11 midway through the third before a 9-0 Houston surge capped by a Chuck Hayes hoop. The Clippers extended the lead to eight before Jonny Flynn ended the third with a trey. That started a 13-2 Houston run that finally gave the Rockets the upper hand. Patrick Patterson scored three times during the burst. Courtney Lee hit threes on consecutive possessions to put Houston up by five with 6:07 to play. The Clippers made a couple of runs after that, but the Rockets eased in with the drama-free win.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES C               31 27 23 27  108
HOUSTON                     29 20 27 39  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
B.GRIFFIN    40   8 17  47  0  1   0  8 10  80  -4   3 10 13  5  2  0  4  0  24
E.GORDON     36   8 10  80  2  2 100  3  3 100  -8   0  2  2  4  2  0  1  0  21
R.GOMES      24   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       0   0  2  2  2  4  0  3  0   0
D.JORDAN     31   2  4  50  0  0      2  4  50   1   4  4  8  1  2  0  3  5   6
M.WILLIAMS   41   8 16  50  2  6  33  2  4  50  -5   1  2  3  8  4  1  5  0  20
E.BLEDSOE     6   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0      -1   0  0  0  1  1  0  1  0   3
R.FOYE       18   4  7  57  1  4  25  0  0      -9   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  0   9
A.AMINU      18   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0       3   1  1  2  0  2  1  1  1   7
C.KAMAN      17   6  9  67  0  0      0  0      -8   2  4  6  0  0  0  1  1  12
C.SMITH       1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
W.WARREN      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
T.THOMPKINS   7   1  2  50  0  0      2  2 100  -2   1  3  4  0  1  0  0  0   4
LOS ANGELES  48  42 75  56  7 18  39 17 23  74      12 30 42 22 20  2 19  7 108
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.MARTIN     35   8 14  57  3  5  60  4  4 100  -5   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  23
K.LOWRY      35   7 16  44  5  9  56  4  6  67  -1   2  3  5  9  2  1  0  0  23
L.SCOLA      26   6  8  75  0  0      0  0      -5   2  4  6  0  4  2  2  0  12
C.HAYES      20   2  7  29  0  0      0  0       2   4  1  5  1  3  2  1  0   4
C.BUDINGER   27   4 13  31  1  7  14  4  4 100  -6   2  4  6  0  2  1  1  0  13
C.LEE        16   4  4 100  4  4 100  0  0      17   0  1  1  2  0  1  0  0  12
G.DRAGIC     10   0  3   0  0  0      0  0       3   1  1  2  3  3  0  0  0   0
J.HILL       12   1  3  33  0  0      2  4  50   1   1  2  3  0  1  0  1  0   4
P.PATTERSON   7   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100  11   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   8
H.THABEET    15   1  2  50  0  0      1  2  50   4   0  1  1  0  2  1  0  0   3
J.FLYNN       2   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
M.MORRIS     35   3  9  33  0  0      4  4 100  12   0  5  5  1  1  4  4  0  10
HOUSTON      48  40 85  47 14 27  52 21 26  81      12 22 34 17 19 12  9  0 115

LOS ANGELES C               HOUSTON
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  18
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  11            Biggest Lead   9

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAC (3-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  HOU (4-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
griffin,blake........83%  30%  1.06  - 4 28.3  lowry,kyle...........73%  24%  1.70  - 1 31.2
gordon,eric..........75%  15%  1.93  - 8 23.0  martin,kevin.........73%  20%  1.44  - 5 21.4
williams,maurice.....85%  26%  1.08  - 5 21.4  budinger,chase.......56%  27%  0.84  - 6 16.1
kaman,chris..........35%  27%  1.23  - 8 13.3  lee,courtney.........33%  10%  4.42  +17 14.8
jordan,deandre.......65%  11%  1.13  + 1  8.8  morris,marcus........73%  19%  0.82  +12 11.6
aminu,alfarouq.......38%  14%  1.32  + 3  7.9  scola,luis...........54%  17%  1.22  - 5 11.4
foye,randy...........38%  17%  1.25  - 9  7.0  patterson,patrick....15%  33%  1.35  +11  6.2
thompkins,trey.......15%  18%  1.53  - 2  4.3  hayes,chuck..........42%  17%  0.75  + 2  5.6
bledsoe,eric.........13%  23%  1.27  - 1  4.0  hill,jordan..........25%  22%  0.70  + 1  3.6
smith,craig.......... 2%  48%  1.63  - 1  1.5  flynn,jonny.......... 4%  48%  1.60  + 2  3.2
gomes,ryan...........50%   8%  0.20  +    0.8  thabeet,hasheem......31%   7%  1.09  + 4  2.2
warren,willie........ 2%  52%  0.67  - 1  0.8  dragic,goran.........21%  12%  0.73  + 3  1.9
PACE: 89.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CLIPPERS.........  121.3 .607  .353 .213 .114  ROCKETS..........  129.1 .553  .286 .101 .128

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LAKERS 104, WIZARDS 74 The Wizards were coming off their first win of the season, an upset of the Bulls on Sunday. The Lakers were looking for their fourth straight victory. Washington stayed competitive for about three quarters before a 13-3 Lakers run turned the game into a rout. L.A. led by at least 20 for the entire fourth quarter. The Wizards shot just 29 percent from the field, a showing typified by Jordan Crawford's 4-for-20 turkey.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
WASHINGTON                  14 19 23 18   74
LOS ANGELES L               22 22 33 27  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
J.WALL       39   3  8  38  0  1   0  2  2 100 -24   0  4  4  3  3  1  6  1   8
J.McGEE      20   2  4  50  0  0      1  2  50 -12   1  1  2  1  3  2  0  1   5
A.BLATCHE    36   4 12  33  0  0      7 10  70 -16   2  9 11  2  3  0  3  3  15
N.YOUNG      34   6 19  32  3 10  30  6  6 100 -20   0  3  3  2  2  1  1  1  21
R.LEWIS      26   1  4  25  1  3  33  1  2  50 -15   1  5  6  0  3  0  1  0   4
Y.JIANLIAN    3   0  0      0  0      1  2  50  -5   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   1
T.BOOKER     10   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       1   2  0  2  0  3  1  0  0   2
J.CRAWFORD   24   4 20  20  2 13  15  4  4 100 -16   1  1  2  0  1  2  3  0  14
K.SERAPHIN   12   0  3   0  0  0      0  0     -10   2  1  3  0  1  0  0  0   0
J.VESELY     12   1  2  50  0  0      0  2   0 -10   2  0  2  0  4  1  0  0   2
C.SINGLETON  15   1  2  50  0  0      0  0     -17   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0   2
S.MACK        9   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0      -6   0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0   0
WASHINGTON   48  23 79  29  6 29  21 22 30  73      11 26 37 10 24  9 15  6  74
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
P.GASOL      21   5  7  71  0  0      2  4  50  10   3  6  9  0  3  0  0  0  12
K.BRYANT     38  10 25  40  1  5  20  2  4  50  19   0  7  7  6  3  1  3  0  23
R.ARTEST     28   2  6  33  0  4   0  0  0      12   0  5  5  1  2  1  0  0   4
D.FISHER     26   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0      17   0  2  2  3  3  0  2  1   2
A.BYNUM      35   7  8  88  0  0      5  7  71  27   4  7 11  1  2  0  1  2  19
L.ODOM       25   3  7  43  0  1   0  6  8  75  16   5  8 13  0  5  2  4  1  12
S.BLAKE      21   4  9  44  4  6  67  0  0      14   0  2  2  1  1  0  3  0  12
S.BROWN      11   2  5  40  0  1   0  1  1 100  10   0  0  0  1  2  1  0  0   5
M.BARNES     19   3  7  43  1  4  25  2  4  50  19   2  4  6  1  3  1  1  0   9
D.CARACTER   10   1  5  20  0  0      4  4 100   6   2  1  3  0  2  2  1  0   6
D.EBANKS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0   0
T.RATLIFF     5   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   2  0  2  0  1  0  1  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  38 83  46  6 22  27 22 32  69      18 42 60 14 27  9 16  4 104

WASHINGTON                  LOS ANGELES L
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  16
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead   1            Biggest Lead  31

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
WAS (1-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  LAL (7-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
young,nick...........71%  30%  0.96  -20 21.8  bryant,kobe..........79%  35%  0.89  +19 24.0
blatche,andray.......75%  24%  0.88  -16 16.2  bynum,andrew.........73%  13%  1.93  +27 19.7
crawford,jordan......50%  49%  0.55  -16 13.4  blake,steve..........44%  24%  1.25  +14 14.1
wall,john............81%  16%  0.68  -24 10.8  odom,lamar...........52%  25%  0.98  +16 12.9
lewis,rashard........54%   8%  0.98  -15  5.4  gasol,pau............44%  17%  1.53  +10 11.1
mcgee,javale.........42%   9%  1.30  -12  5.0  barnes,matt..........40%  21%  1.14  +19 10.2
singleton,chris......31%   4%  1.89  -17  2.4  caracter,derrick.....21%  34%  0.79  + 6  6.1
booker,trevor........21%   7%  1.12  + 1  1.8  artest,ron...........58%   6%  1.25  +12  5.6
vesely,jan...........25%   9%  0.62  -10  1.5  fisher,derek.........54%   7%  0.86  +17  4.4
mack,shelvin.........19%  14%  0.39  - 6  1.0  brown,shannon........23%  20%  0.93  +10  4.3
jianlian,yi.......... 6%  28%  0.42  - 5  0.7  ratliff,theo.........10%   6%  0.65  + 1  0.4
seraphin,kevin.......25%  10%  0.27  -10  0.7  ebanks,devin......... 2%  51%  0.33  - 1  0.3
PACE: 91.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WIZARDS..........   80.6 .329  .208 .163 .144  LAKERS...........  113.3 .494  .409 .174 .153

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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  C.JENKINS GSW .625 
NJN    3   3   D.ROSE    CHI 29.6  A.BOGUT   MIL 12.0  T.CHANDLE DAL .625 
PHI    3   4   L.JAMES   MIA 28.7  K.GARNETT BOS 11.8  D.HOWARD  ORL .607 
TOR    1   6   D.GALLINA DEN 28.0  K.HUMPHRI NJN 11.5  M.BROOKS  NJN .605 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    4   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
IND    3   5   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
CLE    2   4   D.WRIGHT  GSW1.000  K.BOGANS  CHI .667  S.NASH    PHX 12.5 
MIL    2   5   J.BAREA   DAL1.000  T.LAWSON  DEN .647  R.RONDO   BOS 11.8 
DET    2   5   K.IRVING  CLE1.000  M.BIBBY   MIA .625  M.CONLEY  MEM  9.6 
TEAM WON LOST  D.AUGUSTI CHA .967  C.JENKINS GSW .609  J.KIDD    DAL  8.9 
MIA    5   1   C.BOSH    MIA .964  E.ILYASOV MIL .600  C.PAUL    NOH  8.8 
ORL    6   2
CHA    3   3   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
ATL    2   4   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    1   5   R.RONDO   BOS  2.5  R.RONDO   BOS  4.8  T.DUNCAN  SAS  3.2 
TEAM WON LOST  L.JAMES   MIA  2.3  J.JOHNSON ATL  4.0  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
SAS    5   1   R.GAY     MEM  2.3  J.WALL    WAS  4.0  J.McGEE   WAS  2.8 
MEM    5   2   D.HOWARD  ORL  2.1  D.COUSINS SAC  3.8  M.GORTAT  PHX  2.2 
HOU    4   3   R.WESTBRO OKC  2.1  D.ROSE    CHI  3.7  K.GARNETT BOS  2.2 
DAL    4   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    7   1
LAL    7   2
LAC    3   5
GSW    3   5
SAC    1   7

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄15 HOU 115 vs LAC 108        B.GRIFFIN 24     B.GRIFFIN 13    K.LOWRY 9
11⁄15 ORL 113  @ IND 101        J.RICHARDSO 24   D.HOWARD 14     J.NELSON 7
11⁄15 PHX 112  @ DET 110        R.STUCKEY 41     Multiple 11     S.NASH 9
11⁄15 LAL 104 vs WAS  74        K.BRYANT 23      L.ODOM 13       K.BRYANT 6

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
BOSTON (5-1) at MIAMI (5-1)
CHARLOTTE (3-3) at CLEVELAND (2-4)
CHICAGO (4-3) at PORTLAND (3-4)
DALLAS (4-3) at MEMPHIS (5-2)
HOUSTON (4-3) at NEW ORLEANS (2-4)
INDIANA (3-5) at ATLANTA (2-4)
LOS ANGELES C (3-5) at SAN ANTONIO (5-1)
MILWAUKEE (2-5) at MINNESOTA (4-2)
NEW JERSEY (3-3) at OKLAHOMA CITY (4-4)
NEW YORK (4-3) at DENVER (4-1)
PHILADELPHIA (3-4) at GOLDEN STATE (3-5)
PHOENIX (7-1) at TORONTO (1-6)
WASHINGTON (1-5) at SACRAMENTO (1-7)

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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