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November 17, 2011
Sim Season
Carmelo's Comeuppance

by Bradford Doolittle

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Wednesday would have been the most hyped night of NBA basketball so far this season. It was right there on the national broadcast schedule that was released back in July. Doubleheader on ESPN. First up: Celtics-Heat in their first meeting of the season. The nightcap? Knicks at Nuggets in Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver. Would have been exciting, right?

If the results from Sim Season are any indication, it would have been a night well worth hyping. The Boston-Miami game went into overtime despite a first-half injury to LeBron James. And Anthony had a nice individual game, but the Nuggets still won handily over New York. One can envision a headline of "Carmelo's Comeuppance." Heck, I think I'll use that.

There were 11 other games last night as well, so we would have been wearing out our remote control, surfing from one League Pass channel to the next.

Through last night, we've played the 117 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!

BOBCATS 102, CAVALIERS 91: Charlotte entered the game 3-3 but hadn't won two in a row yet this season. It's been win one, lose one so far for the Bobcats. The young Cavaliers have struggled offensively (29th in offensive efficiency) out of the gate. This one stayed tight until the fourth quarter, when a 10-0 Bobcats put Charlotte up by 11, an advantage which stood up the rest of the way. The offensive problems continued for Cleveland, which hit just 3-of-19 from downtown and were outscored 13-4 on second-chance points. Corey Maggette led a balanced Charlotte attack with 16 points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHARLOTTE                   28 21 27 26  102
CLEVELAND                   21 24 24 22   91

                 ----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       40   5 11  45  0  1   0  1  4  25  10   1  6  7  3  2  1  2  2  11
D.AUGUSTIN   36   6 11  55  0  3   0  2  2 100  12   1  4  5 13  5  3  3  0  14
K.BROWN      13   0  2   0  0  0      1  2  50   5   0  1  1  1  3  0  0  0   1
G.HENDERSON  32   7 13  54  1  2  50  0  0      12   3  6  9  0  2  1  0  0  15
C.MAGGETTE   27   5 10  50  1  1 100  5 10  50   7   1  3  4  3  3  0  0  0  16
D.CUNNINGHAM 21   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100   4   1  1  2  3  5  0  1  0   8
T.THOMAS     15   2  5  40  0  0      2  3  67   1   0  5  5  0  0  0  1  3   6
D.WHITE      30   4  9  44  0  0      3  4  75   7   2  4  6  1  5  0  0  0  11
M.CARROLL     2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       1   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   3
E.NAJERA      5   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  1  1  1  1  1  0  0   0
K.WALKER     14   2  4  50  2  2 100  2  2 100  -2   0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0   8
B.BIYOMBO     5   4  4 100  0  0      1  2  50  -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   9
CHARLOTTE    48  39 76  51  5 10  50 19 31  61       9 32 41 25 29  7  8  5 102
                 ----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    34   5 14  36  1  5  20  0  0      -8   1  8  9  2  2  0  0  1  11
B.DAVIS      22   3  6  50  0  2   0  2  2 100  -6   0  1  1  6  1  0  2  0   8
A.VAREJAO    22   2  2 100  0  0      5  6  83  -9   2  0  2  1  2  1  1  1   9
O.CASSPI     11   1  6  17  0  2   0  3  4  75  -8   1  1  2  0  0  2  0  0   5
K.IRVING     26   4  7  57  2  3  67  4  6  67 -11   0  1  1  1  4  1  0  0  14
R.SESSIONS   17   2  7  29  0  0      1  2  50   2   0  1  1  4  1  0  1  0   5
D.GIBSON     31   3  8  38  0  3   0  0  0      -7   0  5  5  2  5  0  1  1   6
R.HOLLINS    16   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  4   0  -5   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  1   4
A.GEE        35   6  9  67  0  1   0  4  4 100  -2   4  6 10  3  3  0  2  0  16
C.EYENGA      2   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  2   0  -1   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   2
S.SAMUELS    11   3  3 100  0  0      3  6  50   1   0  4  4  0  1  0  1  0   9
T.THOMPSON   13   1  5  20  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  1  2  0  0  2   2
CLEVELAND    48  33 72  46  3 19  16 22 36  61       8 30 38 20 22  4  9  6  91

CHARLOTTE                   CLEVELAND
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  13       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead  11            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHA (4-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CLE (2-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
augustin,d.j.........75%  20%  1.54  +12 23.8  gee,alonzo...........73%  17%  1.41  - 2 17.9
hendersonjr,gerald...67%  19%  1.26  +12 16.8  jamison,antawn.......71%  20%  0.98  - 8 15.8
maggette,corey.......56%  26%  1.15  + 7 16.6  irving,kyrie.........54%  18%  1.39  -11 14.3
diaw,boris...........83%  17%  0.96  +10 15.2  varejao,anderson.....46%  12%  1.65  - 9 10.8
white,d.j............63%  17%  0.98  + 7 10.3  davis,baron..........46%  20%  1.25  - 6 10.7
walker,kemba.........29%  16%  1.69  - 2  8.4  sessions,ramon.......35%  26%  0.79  + 2  7.8
biyombo,bismack......10%  60%  1.27  - 1  7.8  samuels,samardo......23%  30%  1.21  + 1  7.4
cunningham,dante.....44%  18%  1.05  + 4  7.8  gibson,daniel........65%  13%  0.77  - 7  7.2
thomas,tyrus.........31%  24%  0.97  + 1  7.7  casspi,omri..........23%  36%  0.68  - 8  6.2
carroll,matt......... 4%  24%  3.00  + 1  3.4  hollins,ryan.........33%  17%  0.63  - 5  3.8
najera,eduardo.......10%  10%  0.98  - 1  1.1  thompson,tristan.....27%  18%  0.46  - 1  2.6
brown,kwame..........27%   9%  0.35  + 5  0.8  eyenga,christian..... 4%  76%  0.73  - 1  2.5
PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BOBCATS..........  119.7 .546  .231 .094 .160  CAVALIERS........  106.8 .479  .200 .106 .186

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SUNS 118, RAPTORS 102: The Suns were looking for their fifth straight win in the finale of a six-game road trip, while the Raptors were trying to snap a five-game skid. Score another one for the surprising Suns, who are now an NBA-best 8-1 on the season. Marcin Gortat, one night after his tip-in at Detroit beat the Pistons, had 27 points and 13 rebounds. Gortat scored 23 of his points after halftime, helping Phoenix erase a six-point deficit.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHOENIX                     29 21 31 37  118
TORONTO                     25 31 19 27  102

                 ----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       37   6 13  46  2  5  40  4  4 100  16   1  6  7  0  0  1  2  3  18
S.NASH       28   7 13  54  0  2   0  5  5 100  25   0  2  2 14  0  0  1  0  19
G.HILL       32   6 15  40  1  1 100  4  4 100  18   2  3  5  6  2  0  2  0  17
V.CARTER     33   4 10  40  1  3  33  0  2   0  22   1  4  5  3  3  1  0  0   9
M.GORTAT     31  10 10 100  0  0      7 10  70  25   3 10 13  0  3  1  1  1  27
J.DUDLEY     20   0  2   0  0  0      1  2  50  -9   1  2  3  2  3  0  1  0   1
H.WARRICK    14   1  5  20  0  0      5  6  83  -4   1  2  3  2  0  1  0  0   7
A.BROOKS     20   1  5  20  0  1   0  3  4  75  -9   0  0  0  2  1  0  2  0   5
M.PIETRUS    10   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0       1   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   7
R.LOPEZ      11   2  2 100  0  0      2  2 100  -8   1  1  2  1  1  0  1  0   6
M.MORRIS      4   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   3   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   2
PHOENIX      48  40 80  50  5 14  36 33 41  80      10 31 41 30 14  4 11  4 118
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.DEROZAN    28   9 17  53  0  2   0  2  2 100 -11   1  0  1  3  2  1  0  1  20
A.BARGNANI   37   7 15  47  1  4  25  3  4  75  -8   1  2  3  0  4  1  1  0  18
J.CALDERON   30   4 10  40  2  6  33  0  0     -15   1  2  3 12  4  0  1  0  10
E.DAVIS      22   3  9  33  0  1   0  1  2  50  -7   3  2  5  1  2  0  3  0   7
J.JOHNSON    18   1  5  20  0  1   0  0  0      -2   0  1  1  2  2  0  0  1   2
A.JOHNSON    14   4  6  67  0  0      0  0       3   2  3  5  0  5  0  3  0   8
J.BAYLESS    16   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100   2   0  2  2  2  0  0  1  0   6
L.BARBOSA    21   9 14  64  3  6  50  3  3 100  -8   0  2  2  2  3  0  1  0  24
L.KLEIZA     26   2  7  29  1  5  20  0  0     -12   0  6  6  4  3  1  0  0   5
R.EVANS      23   0  0      0  0      0  0     -20   2  2  4  0  4  1  0  0   0
J.WRIGHT      5   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -2   1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0   2
TORONTO      48  42 88  48  7 25  28 11 13  85      11 22 33 27 29  4 10  2 102

PHOENIX                     TORONTO
     Fast Break Pts  26          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  12       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  16            Biggest Lead   8

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHX (8-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  TOR (1-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gortat,marcin........65%  22%  1.75  +25 27.4  barbosa,leandro......44%  37%  1.39  - 8 25.9
nash,steve...........58%  26%  1.68  +25 23.2  derozan,demar........58%  30%  1.05  -11 21.1
hill,grant...........67%  26%  1.11  +18 20.4  calderon,jose........63%  16%  1.75  -15 17.0
frye,channing........77%  19%  1.22  +16 17.8  bargnani,andrea......77%  21%  0.89  - 8 11.9
carter,vince.........69%  13%  1.15  +22  9.8  kleiza,linas.........54%  11%  1.42  -12  8.3
warrick,hakim........29%  24%  1.13  - 4  9.8  bayless,jerryd.......33%  13%  1.53  + 2  7.6
pietrus,mickael......21%  22%  1.37  + 1  6.5  davis,ed.............46%  27%  0.59  - 7  6.7
lopez,robin..........23%  15%  1.67  - 8  5.2  johnson,amir.........29%  30%  0.74  + 3  6.2
brooks,aaron.........42%  19%  0.63  - 9  5.0  johnson,james........38%  11%  0.67  - 2  2.9
dudley,jared.........42%   7%  0.72  - 9  1.8  wright,julian........10%  17%  1.43  - 2  2.7
morris,markieff...... 8%  20%  0.88  + 3  1.5  evans,reggie.........48%   2%  0.40  -20  0.4
childress,josh.......(DNP)                     alabi,soloman........(DNP)  
PACE: 92.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 92.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
SUNS.............  128.2 .531  .313 .120 .196  RAPTORS..........  110.8 .517  .262 .109 .062

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HAWKS 91, PACERS 82: The Hawks had won two of three and had a chance to get back to .500 against a Pacers team that entered on a four-game skid. The Hawks had a 10-point second quarter lead dwindle to four at the break, but scored first in the second half and led by at least five points the rest of the way. Al Horford filled the box score with 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. The Pacers got 25 points from Darren Collison and outscored Atlanta 22-4 in fastbreak points but still managed to shoot just 42 percent from the floor.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
INDIANA                     23 20 20 19   82
ATLANTA                     29 20 22 20   91

                 ----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    40   4 14  29  0  1   0  3  5  60  -5   0  7  7  5  4  2  2  0  11
D.COLLISON   31   9 17  53  1  3  33  6  7  86  -6   1  0  1  3  2  1  2  0  25
R.HIBBERT    24   3 11  27  0  1   0  0  0      -7   5  5 10  2  4  0  4  2   6
T.HANSBROUGH 34   9 15  60  0  0      0  0      -9   2  7  9  2  4  2  3  0  18
P.GEORGE     14   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0     -10   1  1  2  0  0  1  2  0   4
B.RUSH       30   1  7  14  0  4   0  1  2  50  -3   0  3  3  1  2  1  1  0   3
M.DUNLEAVY   10   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0       4   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.McROBERTS  22   1  2  50  0  0      1  2  50   5   0  7  7  2  3  1  2  1   3
J.FOSTER     14   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -3   1  1  2  0  3  2  2  1   2
S.JONES       2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.HILL       19   3  4  75  3  3 100  1  2  50  -7   0  1  1  3  1  1  0  0  10
INDIANA      48  33 78  42  4 14  29 12 18  67      10 33 43 18 23 11 18  4  82
                 ----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.HORFORD    45  11 21  52  0  0      2  2 100   5   0 12 12  6  2  1  2  0  24
J.SMITH      40   5 15  33  1  3  33  1  3  33   3   0  2  2  3  2  3  5  2  12
J.JOHNSON    19   3  6  50  2  3  67  0  0      12   1  3  4  2  1  0  3  0   8
K.HINRICH    38   2 10  20  1  5  20  1  2  50  -1   1  4  5 10  3  1  1  1   6
M.WILLIAMS   43   4 10  40  1  5  20  5  7  71   2   2  3  5  0  3  0  2  0  14
J.CRAWFORD   31   6 14  43  3  7  43  2  2 100   0   0  4  4  3  1  0  0  0  17
Z.PACHULIA    8   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100   6   3  0  3  0  1  0  1  0   6
J.TEAGUE     10   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0      10   1  0  1  1  3  1  1  0   4
D.WILKINS     3   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
H.ARMSTRONG   1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.BENSON      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
ATLANTA      48  35 82  43  8 24  33 13 18  72       8 28 36 25 16  6 15  3  91

INDIANA                     ATLANTA
     Fast Break Pts  22          Fast Break Pts   4
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  14

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
IND (3-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  ATL (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
collison,darren......65%  33%  1.05  - 6 21.3  horford,al...........94%  23%  1.19  + 5 24.7
hansbrough,tyler.....71%  24%  1.04  - 9 19.7  crawford,jamal.......65%  21%  1.36    0 19.8
granger,danny........83%  20%  0.79  - 5 14.0  williams,marvin......90%  15%  0.92  + 2 13.7
hill,george..........40%  10%  2.96  - 7 12.0  smith,josh...........83%  23%  0.70  + 3 11.3
hibbert,roy..........50%  29%  0.59  - 7  7.7  hinrich,kirk.........79%  13%  1.31  - 1 11.3
mcroberts,josh.......46%   9%  1.30  + 5  5.1  johnson,joe..........40%  21%  1.23  +12 10.0
george,paul..........29%  19%  0.74  -10  4.0  pachulia,zaza........17%  27%  1.20  + 6  5.4
rush,brandon.........63%  12%  0.46  - 3  3.4  teague,jeff..........21%  17%  1.03  +10  3.2
foster,jeff..........29%   8%  0.90  - 3  2.1  wilkins,damien....... 6%  16%  0.00  + 4  0.0
dunleavy jr.,mike....21%  13%  0.10  + 4  0.3  armstrong,hilton.....(DNP)  
jones,solomon........ 4%  25%  0.00  - 4  0.0  benson,keith.........(DNP)  
price,a.j............(DNP)                     collins,jason........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PACERS...........   89.5 .449  .263 .196 .086  HAWKS............   99.3 .476  .195 .164 .086

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MAVERICKS 114, GRIZZLIES 98: The Mavericks were looking to snap Memphis' four-game winning streak, which included a win at Dallas on Nov. 11. Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 first-half points as Dallas built a 14-point lead. A nine-point Mavericks run late in the third quarter pushed the lead to 21 and that was that. Nowitzki scored 30 while Jason Kidd added 17 points and 11 assists. Kidd hit five three-pointers as Dallas made 14-of-27 from deep. Rudy Gay led Memphis with 28 points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DALLAS                      29 30 28 27  114
MEMPHIS                     29 19 19 31   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
J.KIDD       41   6 13  46  5  9  56  0  0       5   0  4  4 11  3  0  2  0  17
D.NOWITZKI   43  12 21  57  1  1 100  5  6  83   5   0 10 10  2  3  0  1  1  30
T.CHANDLER   26   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      13   3  5  8  1  4  0  4  1   4
P.STOJAKOVIC 23   3  3 100  3  3 100  0  0      26   1  2  3  2  1  2  2  0   9
R.FERNANDEZ  31   5 15  33  2  9  22  1  2  50  -1   0  4  4  6  0  1  2  0  13
J.TERRY      26  10 19  53  2  3  67  0  0       9   1  0  1  4  2  2  4  0  22
S.MARION     13   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      11   1  2  3  2  0  1  1  0   6
J.BAREA      15   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0       9   0  2  2  2  4  0  1  0   7
B.HAYWOOD    10   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -5   1  3  4  0  0  0  0  0   2
I.MAHINMI    12   1  2  50  0  0      2  2 100   8   1  0  1  2  2  0  2  0   4
DALLAS       48  46 88  52 14 27  52  8 10  80       8 32 40 32 19  6 19  2 114
                 ----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   1 11   9  0  2   0  3  5  60 -13   0  4  4  9  0  1  2  1   5
Z.RANDOLPH   35   6 13  46  0  0      1  2  50  -5   6  8 14  0  2  0  0  0  13
M.GASOL      36   6 12  50  0  0      4  8  50  -8   2  4  6  1  5  0  1  3  16
R.GAY        40  13 25  52  2  5  40  0  0      -2   2  5  7  3  1  3  1  0  28
T.ALLEN      26   5  9  56  0  0      4  6  67  -8   2  2  4  2  3  3  1  1  14
S.BATTIER    13   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0     -11   0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0   3
O.MAYO       22   3  7  43  0  4   0  1  2  50  -8   0  4  4  2  2  1  2  0   7
D.ARTHUR     19   6 13  46  0  0      0  0     -19   3  1  4  1  2  1  2  0  12
G.VASQUEZ     2   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -3   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
X.HENRY       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
MEMPHIS      48  41 92  45  3 13  23 13 23  57      15 28 43 20 15 10  9  5  98

DALLAS                      MEMPHIS
     Fast Break Pts  14          Fast Break Pts  20
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  16
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  42
       Biggest Lead  24            Biggest Lead   2

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DAL (5-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MEM (5-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
kidd,jason...........85%  15%  1.85  + 5 27.5  gay,rudy.............83%  29%  1.15  - 2 27.4
nowitzki,dirk........90%  25%  1.20  + 5 25.8  gasol,marc...........75%  19%  0.94  - 8 16.1
terry,jason..........54%  39%  1.01  + 9 19.5  randolph,zach........73%  16%  1.13  - 5 15.0
fernandez,rudy.......65%  25%  1.04  - 1 14.6  arthur,darrell.......40%  35%  0.78  -19 10.9
stojakovic,peja......48%   8%  2.86  +26  9.7  allen,tony...........54%  20%  1.20  - 8 10.9
marion,shawn.........27%  16%  1.63  +11  6.4  conley,mike..........96%  13%  0.91  -13 10.8
barea,jose...........31%  17%  1.29  + 9  5.9  mayo,o.j.............46%  19%  0.86  - 8  6.5
chandler,tyson.......54%  14%  0.66  +13  4.3  battier,shane........27%   0% 20.97  -11  4.0
mahinmi,ian..........25%  17%  0.96  + 8  3.2  vasquez,greivis...... 4%  21%  0.76  - 3  0.7
haywood,brendan......21%   3%  4.15  - 5  2.3  henry,xavier......... 2%  50%  0.00  - 3  0.0
beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)                     haddadi,hamed........(DNP)  
butler,caron.........(DNP)                     young,sam............(DNP)  
PACE: 95.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 95.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
MAVERICKS........  119.0 .602  .222 .198 .046  GRIZZLIES........  102.3 .462  .319 .094 .106

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HEAT 90, CELTICS 88, OT: Miami played most of the game without LeBron James, who exited in the first half because of an injury. James returned in the fourth quarter and played the overtime. He's not expected to miss any additional games. He did miss much of a game in which neither team was ever able to get a double-digit lead. Boston led by six on Rajon Rondo's runner in the lane with 4:12 to play in regulation. Miami got a three from James Jones and a layup from Chris Bosh to close within one. In the final minute, Paul Pierce scored to put Boston up three. Both teams had an empty possession, then Mike Bibby drilled a three with two seconds to go, sending the game into overtime. In the extra session, the Celtics went up five on Pierce's layup with 2:46 left. Miami scored the next seven points, a run capped by James' jumper with 1:22 to play. Rondo tied the game with a jumper, the Bosh scored in the lane with 52 seconds left. Boston rookie JuJuan Johnson threw the ball away with 32 seconds left and Boston elected not to foul. Johnson stole the ball with five seconds left but the Celtics weren't able to get another shot off. Johnson, playing big minutes because of an injury to Jermaine O'Neal, had 16 rebounds but shot 2-of-15 from the floor.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
BOSTON                      22 19 19 17 11   88
MIAMI                       18 22 14 23 13   90

                 ----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      40   6 15  40  1  3  33  3  4  75  -8   0  0  0  4  3  0  0  0  16
P.PIERCE     31   8 13  62  1  4  25  5  5 100   2   1  6  7  1  3  1  3  0  22
R.RONDO      42   4  9  44  1  2  50  0  0       0   2  3  5  9  5  0  6  0   9
K.GARNETT    32   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100   3   2  3  5  0  4  0  2  1   8
J.O'NEAL      8   1  5  20  0  0      1  2  50   4   3  1  4  0  2  0  1  1   3
J.GREEN      20   3  7  43  0  3   0  2  2 100  -3   0  6  6  0  4  0  2  0   8
G.DAVIS      13   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       1   1  2  3  1  0  1  0  0   0
C.ARROYO      3   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
V.WAFER       8   3  4  75  2  3  67  0  0      -1   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   8
D.WEST       19   4  6  67  1  1 100  1  1 100  -3   0  1  1  3  1  3  4  0  10
T.MURPHY      4   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.JOHNSON    45   2 15  13  0  0      0  0      -8   3 13 16  1  3  1  1  1   4
BOSTON       53  34 81  42  6 17  35 14 16  88      12 36 48 20 25  6 19  3  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
L.JAMES      13   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0       2   0  2  2  2  2  1  1  0   7
D.WADE       41   5 10  50  0  0      5  6  83   5   3  2  5  6  1  3  3  1  15
C.BOSH       31   9 19  47  1  1 100  9 10  90   4   1  5  6  0  3  2  4  1  28
M.CHALMERS    8   0  4   0  0  3   0  0  0      -6   0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0   0
J.ANTHONY    25   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       2   2  4  6  1  4  0  0  0   0
M.BIBBY      45   4 14  29  1  8  12  1  2  50   8   1  2  3  6  4  0  2  0  10
J.JONES      39   4 10  40  2  6  33  0  1   0   0   2  2  4  0  3  0  1  0  10
E.HOUSE       7   0  1   0  0  0      1  1 100   4   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   1
M.MILLER      8   0  2   0  0  2   0  3  5  60  -5   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0   3
E.DAMPIER    23   3  6  50  0  1   0  0  0      -1   1  6  7  0  2  1  1  2   6
U.HASLEM     24   3 10  30  0  0      4  4 100  -3   3  5  8  0  2  1  2  0  10
N.COLE        1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
MIAMI        53  31 82  38  5 23  22 23 29  79      13 31 44 18 23  8 14  4  90

BOSTON                      MIAMI
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   9            Biggest Lead   5

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
BOS (5-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIA (6-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
pierce,paul..........58%  29%  1.17  + 2 19.6  bosh,chris...........65%  45%  0.93  + 4 26.6
allen,ray............75%  20%  1.00  - 8 16.0  wade,dwyane..........85%  17%  1.36  + 5 19.9
rondo,rajon..........79%  17%  1.07    0 14.2  bibby,mike...........94%  17%  0.86  + 8 11.0
west,delonte.........36%  27%  1.20  - 3 13.4  haslem,udonis........50%  28%  0.79  - 3 10.9
wafer,von............15%  25%  2.28  - 1  8.4  jones,james..........81%  13%  1.03    0  9.4
johnson,jajuan.......85%  17%  0.57  - 8  6.8  dampier,erick........48%  13%  1.19  - 1  7.1
green,jeff...........38%  24%  0.73  - 3  6.8  james,lebron.........27%  22%  1.49  + 2  7.0
garnett,kevin........60%   9%  1.25  + 3  5.4  miller,mike..........17%  25%  0.84  - 5  3.2
o'neal,jermaine......15%  45%  0.49  + 4  3.6  anthony,joel.........52%   2%  1.27  + 2  1.2
davis,glen...........25%   5%  1.39  + 1  1.7  chalmers,mario.......17%  24%  0.31  - 6  1.2
murphy,troy.......... 8%  11%  0.32  + 1  0.3  house,eddie..........15%   8%  0.95  + 4  0.9
arroyo,carlos........ 6%  19%  0.00  + 2  0.0  cole,norris.......... 2%  56%  0.00    0  0.0
PACE: 91.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CELTICS..........   96.1 .457  .279 .207 .077  HEAT.............   98.3 .409  .265 .153 .139

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TIMBERWOLVES 98, BUCKS 83: The revamped Timberwolves were looking for their third straight win and fifth in six games. This from a team that did not win more than two in a row all of last season and dropped its last 15 games. Well, make that three wins in a row for the League's most surprising team. Minnesota got 28 points and 17 rebounds from Kevin Love and held the Bucks to 38 percent shooting. Rookie Ricky Rubio (say that out loud three times) had seven points and 11 assists for the Wolves.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MILWAUKEE                   19 16 19 29   83
MINNESOTA                   27 27 18 26   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.BOGUT      37   6 15  40  0  0      0  0      -6   2  8 10  1  1  0  2  2  12
B.JENNINGS   22   3  8  38  0  3   0  2  2 100 -12   0  2  2  2  0  0  2  0   8
L.MOUTE      25   0  2   0  0  0      0  0     -14   1  5  6  1  4  2  2  0   0
C.DELFINO    27   5 11  45  4  7  57  1  2  50  -9   0  4  4  7  1  3  2  0  15
S.JACKSON    42   8 21  38  5 11  45  2  2 100 -12   1  4  5  1  0  4  1  0  23
E.ILYASOVA   21   1  7  14  0  3   0  0  0      -4   1  1  2  0  3  2  0  1   2
L.SANDERS    11   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -9   0  1  1  0  2  0  1  1   2
D.GOODEN     23   5  7  71  0  0      2  2 100  -3   2  3  5  0  4  0  0  0  12
B.UDRIH      25   2  6  33  1  2  50  2  3  67  -6   0  2  2  5  0  1  2  0   7
S.LIVINGSTON  6   0  1   0  0  1   0  2  2 100  -3   1  0  1  0  2  0  1  0   2
T.HARRIS      1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  1   0
MILWAUKEE    48  31 82  38 10 27  37 11 13  85       8 30 38 17 17 13 13  5  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
K.LOVE       27  10 17  59  1  1 100  7  7 100  13   5 12 17  2  3  0  2  2  28
M.BEASLEY    33   4 10  40  1  2  50  2  2 100  20   1  4  5  2  1  2  7  0  11
W.JOHNSON    20   2  9  22  1  7  14  0  0      10   0  3  3  0  0  0  0  1   5
D.MILICIC    12   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      16   0  3  3  2  2  0  2  0   2
R.RUBIO      41   3  6  50  1  3  33  0  0      12   0  4  4 11  1  1  5  0   7
L.RIDNOUR     7   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  3  1  1  1  0   2
W.ELLINGTON  22   4 11  36  2  4  50  0  0       2   0  4  4  1  1  0  1  1  10
M.WEBSTER     6   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
A.RANDOLPH   15   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100  -5   0  3  3  1  1  0  1  0   6
B.MILLER     34   7 11  64  3  4  75  1  2  50   2   2  3  5  1  3  1  1  0  18
D.WILLIAMS   23   3  5  60  0  0      3  4  75  -1   0  3  3  4  0  0  1  0   9
MINNESOTA    48  37 76  49  9 21  43 15 17  88       8 39 47 27 14  5 21  4  98

MILWAUKEE                   MINNESOTA
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  21

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIL (2-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIN (5-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jackson,stephen......88%  26%  1.12  -12 23.0  love,kevin...........56%  38%  1.35  +13 30.7
delfino,carlos.......56%  24%  1.58  - 9 22.2  miller,brad..........71%  16%  1.55  + 2 16.4
bogut,andrew.........77%  22%  0.80  - 6 12.6  rubio,ricky..........85%  11%  1.58  +12 14.8
udrih,beno...........52%  17%  1.19  - 6  9.8  ellington,wayne......46%  25%  0.99  + 2 10.2
gooden,drew..........48%  16%  1.31  - 3  9.2  williams,derrick.....48%  14%  1.52  - 1  9.9
jennings,brandon.....46%  23%  0.77  -12  7.9  beasley,michael......69%  24%  0.75  +20  9.6
ilyasova,ersan.......44%  15%  0.34  - 4  2.2  randolph,anthony.....31%  14%  1.35  - 5  5.3
mbahamoute,luc.......52%   6%  0.58  -14  1.5  johnson,wesley.......42%  20%  0.69  +10  5.0
sanders,larry........23%  17%  0.39  - 9  1.4  ridnour,luke.........15%  12%  2.13  + 3  3.4
livingston,shaun.....13%  23%  0.45  - 3  1.1  milicic,darko........25%  18%  0.70  +16  2.7
harris,tobias........ 2%  50%  0.55  + 3  0.5  webster,martell......13%   8%  0.00  + 3  0.0
dooling,keyon........(DNP)                     tolliver,anthony.....(DNP)  
PACE: 90.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 90.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BUCKS............   91.4 .439  .170 .143 .063  TIMBERWOLVES.....  107.9 .546  .211 .231 .082

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HORNETS 99, ROCKETS 88: Give the Rockets credit for making this a game. New Orleans jumped all over Houston at the start despite the absence of injured point guard Chris Paul, getting points from all five starters during an 18-2 opening run. But Houston battled back, cutting the lead to two on Luis Scola's bucket late in the first half. Houston never could quite get the lead, but Courtney Lee trimmed the Hornets' lead to one with a three late in the third quarter. The Hornets responded with an eight-point run and finally pulled away. Jarrett Jack had 26 points, six rebounds and six assists, playing 46 minutes in Paul's stead. The Rockets lost despite outscoring New Orleans 24-2 on fastbreak points and 16-2 on second-chance opportunities.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
HOUSTON                     11 24 25 28   88
NEW ORLEANS                 22 18 27 32   99

                 ----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     33   6 16  38  4  8  50  5  5 100 -11   0  2  2  2  0  0  0  2  21
K.LOWRY      24   5 10  50  0  3   0  0  0      -7   1  2  3  4  5  1  1  0  10
L.SCOLA      26   4 12  33  0  1   0  0  0     -24   2  2  4  0  5  1  3  0   8
C.HAYES      25   2  7  29  0  0      0  0      -7   4  5  9  5  3  1  0  0   4
C.BUDINGER   23   4 11  36  0  2   0  2  2 100  -9   3  6  9  1  1  0  2  0  10
C.LEE        20   2  7  29  1  4  25  0  0      -7   0  5  5  1  2  0  0  0   5
G.DRAGIC     30   3  7  43  1  3  33  1  2  50   4   0  2  2  5  3  0  2  0   8
J.HILL       14   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      -6   1  2  3  0  4  0  1  0   6
P.PATTERSON  13   3  4  75  0  0      0  0       5   1  2  3  0  0  1  0  0   6
H.THABEET     8   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       2   0  3  3  0  0  0  0  1   2
M.MORRIS     24   4  7  57  0  0      0  0       5   2  4  6  1  3  0  1  0   8
HOUSTON      48  37 87  43  6 21  29  8  9  89      14 35 49 19 26  4 10  3  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
T.ARIZA      47   4 15  27  3  8  38  3  4  75  13   1  8  9  4  0  2  0  0  14
D.WEST       34  11 21  52  0  0      5  6  83   9   1  7  8  1  4  0  2  0  27
E.OKAFOR     33   1  2  50  0  0      3  4  75   4   2  3  5  5  2  0  1  3   5
M.BELINELLI  23   4  9  44  3  6  50  0  0      11   0  1  1  3  1  0  0  0  11
J.JACK       46   9 15  60  1  2  50  7  8  88   7   1  5  6  6  3  0  3  0  26
C.LANDRY     14   1  4  25  0  0      0  0       2   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  1   2
W.GREEN      27   4 12  33  2  2 100  0  0       0   1  1  2  2  4  1  3  2  10
Q.PONDEXTER   2   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
A.GRAY       13   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       3   3  1  4  1  1  0  0  1   2
D.ILUNGA-MBE  1   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
NEW ORLEANS  48  35 80  44  9 18  50 20 24  83       9 28 37 22 15  3  9  7  99

HOUSTON                     NEW ORLEANS
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts   2
  Second Chance Pts  16       Second Chance Pts   2
Points in the Paint  30     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  18

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
HOU (4-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NWO (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
martin,kevin.........69%  27%  1.27  -11 20.4  jack,jarrett.........96%  22%  1.32  + 7 28.5
dragic,goran.........63%  14%  1.20  + 4 11.7  west,david...........71%  37%  0.95  + 9 26.9
lowry,kyle...........50%  22%  1.04  - 7 11.3  ariza,trevor.........98%  16%  1.28  +13 19.1
hayes,chuck..........52%  12%  1.53  - 7 10.9  belinelli,marco......48%  18%  1.60  +11 13.5
budinger,chase.......48%  30%  0.83  - 9 10.6  green,willie.........56%  27%  0.79    0 11.9
morris,marcus........50%  15%  1.15  + 5  8.9  okafor,emeka.........69%   5%  2.54  + 4  8.6
scola,luis...........54%  28%  0.46  -24  7.5  gray,aaron...........27%   6%  2.35  + 3  3.7
patterson,patrick....27%  13%  1.76  + 5  7.2  landry,carl..........29%  13%  0.67  + 2  2.4
lee,courtney.........42%  16%  1.00  - 7  6.8  pondexter,quincy..... 4%  21%  1.87  + 2  1.6
hill,jordan..........29%  16%  1.02  - 6  5.0  ilungambenga,didier.. 2%  53%  0.00  + 4  0.0
thabeet,hasheem......17%  10%  1.62  + 2  3.0  smith,jason..........(DNP)  
flynn,jonny..........(DNP)                     paul,chris...........(DNP)  
PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
ROCKETS..........  103.3 .460  .333 .117 .046  HORNETS..........  116.2 .494  .205 .106 .124

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THUNDER 114, NETS 99: After an exciting start, the Nets entered on a four-game losing streak. The season has been polar opposite for OKC, which started slow but went into the game with a four-game win streak. The trends continued, but the Nets made a game of it on the Thunder's home floor. Oklahoma City led the entire way until Deron Williams' one-man six-point run put the Nets up three late in the third quarter. OKC responded and led by three entering the final quarter. To that point, it had been quite a duel between Williams (30 points through three quarters) and Kevin Durant (34). In the fourth, Williams scored in the lane and Damion James hit a pair of free throws, putting the Nets up three with 7:39 to play. Rookie Reggie Jackson sparked a nine-point Thunder run, and the Nets never led again. Durant scored 37, raising his league-leading scoring average to 34.1. Williams had 36 points and 12 assists.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW JERSEY                  25 25 31 18   99
OKLAHOMA CITY               31 23 30 30  114

                 ----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.LOPEZ      45   4 16  25  0  0      7  8  88  -7   4  7 11  0  2  1  3  4  15
D.WILLIAMS   41  13 24  54  2  4  50  8 10  80  -8   2  3  5 12  3  2  2  0  36
K.HUMPHRIES  33   5 12  42  0  0      3  4  75  -4   4  2  6  2  3  3  4  3  13
S.GRAHAM      3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0   0
M.BROOKS     25   6  8  75  1  3  33  1  1 100 -21   1  1  2  2  1  0  0  0  14
T.OUTLAW     28   3  7  43  0  0      0  0     -19   1  3  4  1  3  1  1  0   6
A.MORROW     13   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0      -5   0  1  1  4  0  0  0  0   0
J.FARMAR     18   2  8  25  0  3   0  3  4  75   0   0  1  1  3  1  0  0  0   7
J.PETRO       3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -8   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.JAMES      23   2  4  50  0  0      4  4 100   5   1  7  8  1  1  1  1  0   8
J.WILLIAMS    8   0  0      0  0      0  0      -7   0  2  2  0  0  0  1  0   0
NEW JERSEY   48  35 82  43  3 12  25 26 31  84      13 27 40 25 16  8 13  7  99
                 ----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     40  14 24  58  2  2 100  7  8  88   8   2  4  6  3  2  2  3  1  37
R.WESTBROOK  32   5 16  31  0  4   0  5  6  83   4   3  5  8  9  3  1  3  0  15
S.IBAKA      30   5 11  45  0  0      1  2  50  12   0  3  3  2  5  0  1  4  11
T.SEFOLOSHA  29   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       9   1  4  5  4  0  0  0  0   5
K.PERKINS    21   4  5  80  0  0      0  0      12   1  2  3  3  3  0  1  2   8
J.HARDEN     25   4  9  44  2  6  33  0  0       9   0  2  2  1  4  1  0  1  10
N.COLLISON   20   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      10   3  1  4  0  2  1  1  0   4
N.MOHAMMED   19   2  4  50  0  0      0  0       3   2  4  6  0  1  1  2  2   4
E.MAYNOR      1   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       4   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   3
D.COOK        7   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   4
C.ALDRICH     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON    15   4  6  67  2  3  67  3  3 100   7   0  2  2  1  3  0  2  0  13
OKLAHOMA CI  48  45 85  53  8 18  44 16 19  84      12 28 40 23 25  6 13 10 114

NEW JERSEY                  OKLAHOMA CITY
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  26
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  15

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NJN (3-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  OKC (5-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,deron.......85%  34%  1.39  - 8 41.5  durant,kevin.........83%  35%  1.19  + 8 34.9
humphries,kris.......69%  23%  0.89  - 4 14.8  westbrook,russell....67%  31%  0.97  + 4 18.4
brooks,marshon.......52%  14%  1.89  -21 13.8  jackson,reggie.......31%  28%  1.37  + 7 12.7
lopez,brook..........94%  22%  0.76  - 7 12.1  perkins,kendrick.....44%  11%  1.76  +12 11.5
james,damion.........48%  11%  1.65  + 5  9.0  harden,james.........52%  15%  1.26  + 9 10.7
farmar,jordan........38%  24%  0.85    0  7.5  ibaka,serge..........63%  19%  0.88  +12 10.1
outlaw,travis........58%  11%  0.93  -19  6.1  sefolosha,thabo......60%   0% 15.85  + 9  9.6
morrow,anthony.......27%   8%  1.33  - 5  3.3  mohammed,nazr........40%  13%  1.05  + 3  5.9
williams,jordan......17%   3%  0.94  - 7  0.5  collison,nick........42%  10%  1.04  +10  4.7
graham,stephen....... 6%  13%  0.00  - 1  0.0  cook,daequan.........15%  19%  1.27  - 1  3.6
williams,jordan......(DNP)                     maynor,eric.......... 2%  47%  2.90  + 4  3.0
wright,brandan.......(DNP)                     aldrich,cole......... 2%  51%  0.00  - 2  0.0
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
NETS.............  108.6 .445  .317 .143 .150  THUNDER..........  125.0 .576  .308 .143 .092

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CLIPPERS 97, SPURS 85: The NBA schedule always offers up a few head-scratchers and we had one in San Antonio, where the Spurs entered their matchup with the Clippers as a solid 11-point favorite. The Spurs had won five of six and all three of their home games this season. But the Clippers stole a page from Gregg Popovich's playbook and held San Antonio to 31 points in the first half. L.A. scored the last eight points of the half to lead by 11 at the break. The Spurs had an eight-point run of their own, cutting the lead to one in the third. Finally, San Antonio tied the game on Manu Ginobili's three at the start of the fourth. However, Mo Williams answered with a three of his own, Blake Griffin scored twice in a row and the Clippers went back up seven and pulled away. A stunner. Williams scored 34 points on 12-of-16 shooting for the Clippers, who also got 19 points and 17 rebounds from Griffin. San Antonio rookie Cory Joseph had 10 points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals but shot just 4-of-13.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES C               20 22 23 32   97
SAN ANTONIO                 16 15 31 23   85

                 ----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    37   8 18  44  0  2   0  3  6  50  10   5 12 17  2  2  0  4  2  19
E.GORDON     39   3 11  27  1  3  33  7  8  88   4   1  1  2  8  5  0  2  0  14
R.GOMES      29   3  6  50  1  3  33  0  0      -1   0  4  4  2  1  0  1  1   7
D.JORDAN     30   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       0   4  3  7  2  1  2  1  3   2
E.BLEDSOE    17   1  4  25  0  1   0  2  2 100  -6   0  2  2  3  0  2  0  0   4
M.WILLIAMS   31  12 16  75  4  6  67  6  7  86  18   0  3  3  5  0  0  4  0  34
R.FOYE       14   3  4  75  1  1 100  3  3 100  14   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  10
A.AMINU      13   0  4   0  0  2   0  1  2  50   7   0  2  2  1  1  2  1  0   1
C.KAMAN      18   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      12   0  4  4  0  2  0  3  0   4
W.WARREN      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.THOMPKINS  11   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   1  0  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
LOS ANGELES  48  34 71  48  7 18  39 22 28  79      11 31 42 24 13  6 17  6  97
                 ----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     23   4  9  44  0  1   0  0  0      -4   0  1  1  4  1  0  3  0   8
R.JEFFERSON  39   6 10  60  2  3  67  2  2 100  -4   2  4  6  3  4  0  0  1  16
M.GINOBILI   36   4 13  31  2  9  22  3  4  75  -2   0  4  4  2  4  1  1  2  13
T.DUNCAN     37   5 12  42  0  0      0  0     -10   3  5  8  6  4  1  6  2  10
D.BLAIR      28   6 18  33  0  0      5  6  83  -1   7  3 10  1  0  3  1  0  17
G.NEAL       12   3  6  50  1  4  25  0  0     -10   0  1  1  0  1  1  0  0   7
M.BONNER      7   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0      -6   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0   4
A.McDYESS    18   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   2  2  4  0  2  0  2  0   0
T.SPLITTER    7   0  3   0  0  0      0  0      -4   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   0
C.JOSEPH     25   4 13  31  2  9  22  0  0      -8   2  1  3  5  4  3  0  0  10
K.LEONARD     8   0  0      0  0      0  0      -8   0  0  0  0  2  0  2  0   0
SAN ANTONIO  48  34 88  39  7 27  26 10 12  83      17 22 39 21 22 10 15  5  85

LOS ANGELES C               SAN ANTONIO
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead  16            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAC (4-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAS (5-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,maurice.....65%  37%  1.52  +18 33.2  blair,dejuan.........58%  36%  0.91  - 1 19.0
gordon,eric..........81%  20%  1.08  + 4 20.0  jefferson,richard....81%  10%  2.06  - 4 16.7
griffin,blake........77%  32%  0.90  +10 18.3  ginobili,manu........75%  19%  1.02  - 2 15.0
gomes,ryan...........60%  10%  1.49  - 1  9.1  duncan,tim...........77%  21%  0.90  -10 15.0
foye,randy...........29%  17%  1.92  +14  9.1  joseph,cory..........52%  23%  1.20  - 8 11.6
bledsoe,eric.........35%  12%  1.52  - 6  7.1  parker,tony..........48%  23%  0.87  - 4  9.4
jordan,deandre.......63%   2%  3.74    0  6.7  neal,gary............25%  22%  1.26  -10  6.2
kaman,chris..........38%  21%  0.50  +12  4.4  bonner,matt..........15%  26%  0.99  - 6  3.8
aminu,alfarouq.......27%  21%  0.44  + 7  2.3  mcdyess,antonio......38%   2%  0.90  - 3  0.7
thompkins,trey.......23%   7%  1.07  + 2  1.8  splitter,tiago.......15%  18%  0.24  - 4  0.7
warren,willie........ 2%  54%  0.00    0  0.0  leonard,kawhi........17%   9%  0.00  - 8  0.0
smith,craig..........(DNP)                     anderson,james.......(DNP)  
PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CLIPPERS.........  111.9 .528  .333 .196 .142  SPURS............   98.1 .426  .354 .173 .061

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BULLS 93, TRAIL BLAZERS 84: The Blazers faced another tough date on their brutal early schedule, welcoming an angry Bulls team to the Rose Garden that had lost two of three. Derrick Rose scored 15 of his 30 in the first as the Bulls built an 11-point advantage. Portland rallied, cutting the lead to two on Gerald Wallace's free throw late in the first half and trailed by three at the break. Chicago led by as many as 15 in the third quarter and cruised through the fourth, dropping Portland to 2-3 at home. Rose had 30 points and 10 assists. Portland had 19 offensive rebounds--eight from Marcus Camby--and outscored Chicago 19-6 on second-chance points, but shot just 34 percent from the field.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHICAGO                     30 14 29 20   93
PORTLAND                    22 19 21 22   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.DENG       36   6 10  60  0  2   0  0  0      16   0  3  3  2  3  3  0  0  12
D.ROSE       40  10 19  53  2  5  40  8  9  89  13   0  5  5 10  1  0  4  1  30
C.BOOZER     38   6 13  46  0  0      0  1   0   5   1 14 15  2  4  0  6  2  12
R.BREWER      8   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   0
J.NOAH       31   6 10  60  0  0      0  2   0  20   3  8 11  2  1  0  2  1  12
T.GIBSON     17   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       0   0  4  4  3  1  0  0  2   0
K.KORVER     15   4  4 100  3  3 100  2  2 100  -1   0  0  0  0  3  0  1  0  13
K.BOGANS     12   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       5   0  1  1  1  1  0  1  0   2
O.ASIK       10   2  4  50  0  0      1  2  50  -7   2  1  3  0  2  1  0  0   5
C.WATSON      8   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0      -4   0  0  0  2  0  1  0  0   0
J.BUTLER     25   2  3  67  0  0      3  4  75  -5   1  2  3  2  2  0  1  0   7
CHICAGO      48  37 70  53  5 12  42 14 20  70       7 38 45 24 18  5 16  6  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
L.ALDRIDGE   36   6 13  46  0  0      3  3 100  -5   4  4  8  2  2  0  2  0  15
W.MATTHEWS   31   6 14  43  5  8  62  2  2 100 -21   1  3  4  0  2  1  1  0  19
N.BATUM      23   4 11  36  1  2  50  2  2 100 -12   1  0  1  0  2  0  1  0  11
M.CAMBY      32   2  7  29  0  0      1  4  25 -19   8  7 15  1  3  4  0  1   5
R.FELTON     33   3 17  18  2  8  25  2  2 100  -8   2  0  2  6  5  3  1  0  10
G.WALLACE    28   6 10  60  1  2  50  1  2  50  -1   3  4  7  1  1  0  1  0  14
B.ROY        20   1  6  17  0  1   0  0  0       9   0  0  0  1  0  2  0  0   2
C.JOHNSON     3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0   0
L.BABBITT     4   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0       2   0  2  2  0  1  0  0  0   2
G.ODEN       15   2  2 100  0  0      0  2   0  10   0  5  5  0  2  0  1  0   4
N.SMITH      15   0  6   0  0  0      2  2 100  -1   0  1  1  3  0  0  2  0   2
PORTLAND     48  31 90  34  9 22  41 13 19  68      19 26 45 14 19 10 10  1  84

CHICAGO                     PORTLAND
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts   2
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  19
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead  15            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHI (5-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  POR (3-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........83%  35%  1.24  +13 36.5  matthews,wesley......65%  23%  1.43  -21 21.7
boozer,carlos........79%  26%  0.75  + 5 16.6  aldridge,lamarcus....75%  20%  1.10  - 5 16.6
noah,joakim..........65%  21%  1.13  +20 13.3  felton,raymond.......69%  26%  0.83  - 8 14.0
deng,luol............75%  13%  1.28  +16 11.9  wallace,gerald.......58%  18%  1.45  - 1 12.7
korver,kyle..........31%  19%  2.04  - 1 10.8  camby,marcus.........67%  10%  1.58  -19 10.5
butler,jimmy.........52%  11%  1.37  - 5  7.3  batum,nicolas........48%  25%  0.81  -12  9.9
asik,omer............21%  25%  0.98  - 7  5.0  smith,nolan..........31%  27%  0.49  - 1  4.2
gibson,taj...........35%   1%  6.34    0  3.4  oden,greg............31%   9%  1.43  +10  3.9
bogans,keith.........25%  12%  0.82  + 5  2.6  roy,brandon..........42%  11%  0.66  + 9  3.2
watson,c.j...........17%  18%  0.61  - 4  1.8  babbitt,luke......... 8%  36%  0.67  + 2  1.9
brewer,ronnie........17%  12%  0.00  + 3  0.0  johnson,chris........ 6%  31%  0.00  + 1  0.0
thomas,kurt..........(DNP)                     johnson,armon........(DNP)  
PACE: 85.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 85.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BULLS............  109.4 .564  .212 .188 .103  TRAILBLAZERS.....   98.8 .394  .333 .118 .098

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KINGS 109, WIZARDS 96: Somebody had to win, right? The teams entered the contest with a combined record of 2-12. Sacramento built a 16-point first quarter lead only to see the Wizards reel off 12 in a row, a run capped by Chris Singleton's three to begin the second period. The Kings recoved to lead by four at the break despite Singleton's 10 points. Nick Young's bucket to begin the fourth put the Wizards up three. The Kings answered with a 14-2 run, capped by Jimmer Fredette's bucket with 3:31 to play, and cruised in with the win. Fredette had 14 points and eight assists as one of six Kings to reach double digits. The Wizards got 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from John Wall, but he also had seven turnovers. Singleton finished with a career-high 14 points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
WASHINGTON                  27 22 31 16   96
SACRAMENTO                  34 19 26 30  109

                 ----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       34   4 11  36  0  0      9 12  75  -8   0  7  7  7  3  0  7  0  17
J.McGEE      36   2  5  40  0  0      2  4  50 -16   3  8 11  0  4  0  4  2   6
A.BLATCHE    21   7 13  54  0  0      0  1   0  -9   3  5  8  2  3  1  0  1  14
N.YOUNG      28   5 13  38  0  1   0  6  8  75 -18   0  2  2  0  5  0  2  0  16
R.LEWIS      24   4  7  57  2  4  50  0  0     -14   0  8  8  1  3  0  1  0  10
Y.JIANLIAN    2   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       6   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   2
T.BOOKER      2   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       6   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0   4
J.CRAWFORD   25   4 11  36  0  1   0  0  0      -5   2  3  5  5  1  2  0  1   8
J.VESELY     12   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       5   0  4  4  2  2  0  0  0   4
C.SINGLETON  35   6 12  50  2  4  50  0  0     -14   1  4  5  0  3  0  1  3  14
S.MACK       21   0  6   0  0  1   0  1  4  25   2   1  3  4  2  0  2  2  1   1
WASHINGTON   48  37 84  44  4 11  36 18 29  62      11 45 56 19 25  5 18  8  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
D.COUSINS    27   3 12  25  0  0     12 13  92  16   2  5  7  2  2  0  2  0  18
T.EVANS      40   6 20  30  0  3   0  1  1 100  26   1  2  3  6  3  1  0  0  13
M.THORNTON   26   6  8  75  0  0      3  5  60  15   0  3  3  1  0  1  2  0  15
J.HICKSON    33   7 12  58  0  0      2  4  50  10   7  9 16  3  1  2  1  0  16
J.FREDETTE   30   5 12  42  2  7  29  2  3  67   8   0  2  2  8  2  1  0  0  14
S.DALEMBERT  21   1  6  17  0  0      0  0      -2   6  1  7  1  2  0  2  4   2
J.THOMPSON   15   3  7  43  0  0      0  1   0   2   2  7  9  1  2  0  0  1   6
F.GARCIA     11   1  3  33  1  2  50  0  0      -4   0  2  2  0  3  0  0  0   3
D.GREENE      3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   1  1  2  1  1  0  1  0   0
J.SALMONS    32   8 20  40  3  8  38  3  4  75   5   0  2  2  3  4  3  1  0  22
I.THOMAS      2   0  3   0  0  3   0  0  0      -7   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
SACRAMENTO   48  40103  39  6 23  26 23 31  74      19 34 53 26 20  8  9  5 109

TEAM STATISTICS
WASHINGTON                  SACRAMENTO
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  34
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  36     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  16

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
WAS (1-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAC (2-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wall,john............71%  29%  0.84  - 8 16.3  salmons,john.........67%  28%  1.07  + 5 20.2
singleton,chris......73%  15%  1.16  -14 13.6  cousins,demarcus.....56%  29%  0.93  +16 17.3
young,nick...........58%  28%  0.64  -18 12.4  hickson,j.j..........69%  16%  1.62  +10 15.9
blatche,andray.......44%  27%  1.12  - 9 11.7  fredette,jimmer......63%  16%  1.66  + 8 15.5
lewis,rashard........50%  13%  1.58  -14 11.1  evans,tyreke.........83%  19%  0.85  +26 14.2
crawford,jamal.......52%  18%  1.17  - 5  9.7  thornton,marcus......54%  17%  1.32  +15 11.3
mcgee,javale.........75%  11%  0.75  -16  6.6  thompson,jason.......31%  18%  1.21  + 2  6.2
vesely,jan...........25%   5%  3.35  + 5  5.2  dalembert,samuel.....44%  13%  0.77  - 2  4.2
mack,shelvin.........44%  19%  0.46  + 2  4.1  garcia,francisco.....23%   8%  1.28  - 4  2.2
booker,trevor........ 4%  67%  0.95  + 6  2.4  greene,donte......... 6%  11%  1.34  - 4  0.9
jianlian,yi.......... 4%  44%  1.11  + 6  2.0  thomas,isaiah........ 4%  63%  0.00  - 7  0.0
seraphin,kevin.......(DNP)                     jackson,darnell......(DNP)  
PACE: 101.0         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 101.0         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WIZARDS..........   95.1 .464  .244 .178 .126  KINGS............  107.9 .417  .297 .089 .135

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NUGGETS 117, KNICKS 102: Melo's back! Boo!!! That was pretty much the sentiment at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, as Carmelo Anthony played in Denver for the first time since his trade to the Knicks in February. Danilo Gallinari, one of the players the Nuggets acquired for Anthony, scored 10 first-quarter points as Denver built a quick 11-point lead. Chauncey Billups, who was warmly received in his return to his hometown, led a second quarter rally for New York. Toney Douglas hit a three at the second quarter buzzer to draw the Knicks within one at the break. Denver blitzed the Knicks in the third quarter and eventually led by as many as 20. Anthony scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting but also had a game-worst plus-minus of -16. Gallinari had 30 points, while rookie Kenneth Faried added nine points and eight rebounds.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW YORK                    16 32 23 31  102
DENVER                      27 22 39 29  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
A.STOUDEMIRE 23   7 18  39  0  0      3  4  75  -7   3  2  5  1  4  0  3  2  17
C.ANTHONY    35  10 18  56  1  1 100  5  6  83 -16   3  5  8  1  4  1  2  0  26
L.FIELDS     31   4  8  50  0  1   0  0  0     -13   3  0  3  6  1  1  0  0   8
C.BILLUPS    31   8 16  50  4  7  57  4  4 100 -14   0  4  4  5  2  1  0  2  24
R.TURIAF     19   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -5   1  4  5  4  5  1  2  1   2
T.DOUGLAS    21   4  8  50  2  5  40  2  2 100   6   1  3  4  1  2  0  0  0  12
S.WILLIAMS   25   2 11  18  1  6  17  0  0     -15   1  1  2  0  4  0  1  0   5
J.JEFFRIES   19   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       3   3  1  4  2  4  1  0  0   2
A.RAUTINS     2   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.HARRELLSON 17   1  1 100  0  0      2  2 100  -8   1  3  4  0  1  0  1  0   4
I.SHUMPERT   17   1  6  17  0  1   0  0  0      -1   2  2  4  1  1  2  2  0   2
NEW YORK     48  39 94  41  8 23  35 16 18  89      18 25 43 21 28  7 11  5 102
                 ----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.AFFLALO    37   6  8  75  1  2  50  2  2 100  26   0  5  5  1  2  0  2  0  15
N.HILARIO    28   8 10  80  0  0      5  5 100  17   3  1  4  4  4  3  2  0  21
D.GALLINARI  33  10 16  62  2  3  67  8  9  89  19   2  3  5  1  4  0  2  1  30
A.MILLER     32   3 10  30  0  0     10 11  91  12   2  6  8  7  1  0  0  0  16
K.FARIED     29   2  6  33  0  0      5  8  62  16   2  6  8  2  3  0  2  0   9
T.LAWSON     27   3 11  27  3  4  75  2  2 100  -8   0  3  3  4  3  1  2  0  11
A.HARRINGTON 20   2  7  29  0  1   0  0  0      -9   2  3  5  0  0  0  0  1   4
C.ANDERSEN   15   1  2  50  0  0      7  8  88   0   3  4  7  0  1  0  1  2   9
K.KOUFOS      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.HAMILTON   17   1  8  12  0  1   0  0  0       1   3  2  5  1  0  1  2  0   2
DENVER       48  36 78  46  6 11  55 39 45  87      17 33 50 20 18  5 13  4 117

NEW YORK                    DENVER
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  24
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  16
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  23

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NYK (4-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DEN (5-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
billups,chauncey.....65%  25%  1.68  -14 27.3  gallinari,danilo.....69%  30%  1.30  +19 27.8
anthony,carmelo......73%  28%  1.14  -16 24.3  hilario,nene.........58%  22%  1.64  +17 21.5
stoudemire,amare.....48%  46%  0.69  - 7 14.3  miller,andre.........67%  19%  1.49  +12 18.4
douglas,toney........44%  17%  1.63  + 6 13.6  lawson,ty............56%  22%  1.14  - 8 15.7
fields,landry........65%   9%  2.01  -13 12.0  afflalo,arron........77%  11%  1.66  +26 15.4
williams,shawne......52%  20%  0.40  -15  4.7  faried,kenneth.......60%  16%  1.01  +16 10.5
turiaf,ronny.........40%  12%  1.05  - 5  4.7  andersen,chris.......31%  18%  1.63    0  9.5
shumpert,iman........35%  20%  0.57  - 1  4.2  harrington,al........42%  14%  0.86  - 9  5.7
harrellson,josh......35%   4%  2.41  - 8  3.8  hamilton,jordan......35%  26%  0.47  + 1  4.5
jeffries,jared.......40%   1%  5.96  + 3  3.7  koufos,kosta......... 4%  25%  0.00  + 1  0.0
rautins,andy......... 4%  46%  0.00  - 5  0.0  forbes,gary..........(DNP)  
walker,bill..........(DNP)                     mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)  
PACE: 90.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 90.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KNICKS...........  112.6 .457  .353 .121 .087  NUGGETS..........  129.2 .500  .405 .144 .219

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WARRIORS 97, 76ERS 84: The Warriors entered their final game without the injured Stephen Curry hoping to win for the third time in five games without their young point guard. The Sixers led by two after a very close first half despite Monta Ellis' 17 points. Ellis poured in 23 more after the break as Golden State pulled ahead and away. Ellis shot 16-of-22 from the field and added nine rebounds and nine assists. Rookie Klay Thompson added 12 points, four rebounds and four assists as Golden State rolled up a 32-4 edge in fastbreak points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHILADELPHIA                23 18 18 25   84
GOLDEN STATE                24 15 30 28   97

                 ----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    33   5 13  38  3  5  60  3  4  75 -10   1  1  2  7  2  2  0  0  16
E.BRAND      28   7 24  29  0  0      1  2  50 -18   2  2  4  1  6  0  5  1  15
A.IGUODALA   40   3  5  60  1  3  33  2  4  50 -11   1 10 11  2  2  1  4  0   9
J.MEEKS      31   4  6  67  3  5  60  1  1 100 -11   0  2  2  1  0  1  0  0  12
S.HAWES      24   5  9  56  0  0      0  0       1   4  4  8  1  3  0  2  0  10
T.YOUNG      29   3 12  25  0  0      0  0       0   5  4  9  2  1  0  0  1   6
E.TURNER     14   1  6  17  0  0      0  0       0   0  3  3  1  1  0  0  0   2
L.WILLIAMS   24   5 11  45  1  2  50  1  2  50  -4   1  1  2  1  0  1  0  0  12
A.NOCIONI     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.SPEIGHTS    2   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
N.VUCEVIC    13   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -6   2  1  3  2  3  0  2  1   2
PHILADELPHI  48  34 89  38  8 15  53  8 13  62      16 29 45 18 18  5 13  3  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
M.ELLIS      42  16 22  73  3  3 100  5  7  71  14   2  7  9  9  3  1  5  0  40
D.WRIGHT     44   3 10  30  2  6  33  4  4 100  16   0  7  7  6  3  1  1  0  12
D.LEE        40   7 21  33  0  0      4  4 100  11   4  8 12  2  0  1  1  2  18
R.WILLIAMS   11   2  7  29  1  3  33  0  0      -6   1  1  2  2  1  0  0  0   5
A.BIEDRINS   32   0  2   0  0  0      0  2   0   7   3  3  6  2  4  2  1  2   0
V.RADMANOVIC  2   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   0
E.UDOH       15   2  5  40  0  0      0  0       2   3  2  5  1  3  0  3  1   4
L.AMUNDSON    7   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       3   1  1  2  0  2  0  2  1   2
K.THOMPSON   25   5 11  45  0  1   0  2  2 100   8   2  2  4  4  4  0  3  0  12
C.JENKINS    22   2  6  33  0  2   0  0  0       7   0  3  3  2  0  0  0  1   4
GOLDEN STAT  48  38 87  44  6 15  40 15 19  79      16 36 52 28 20  5 16  7  97

PHILADELPHIA                GOLDEN STATE
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  32
  Second Chance Pts  12       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  12
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  16

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHI (3-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  GSW (4-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
holiday,jrue.........69%  19%  1.57  -10 16.9  ellis,monta..........88%  32%  1.55  +14 38.6
williams,lou.........50%  22%  1.11  - 4 13.3  wright,dorell........92%  11%  1.67  +16 18.3
iguodala,andre.......83%  10%  1.43  -11 12.6  lee,david............83%  26%  0.94  +11 17.6
meeks,jodie..........65%   7%  2.92  -11 12.1  thompson,klay........52%  26%  0.94  + 8 11.9
hawes,spencer........50%  20%  1.05  + 1 12.0  williams,reggie......23%  28%  1.03  - 6  5.8
brand,elton..........58%  51%  0.42  -18 11.5  jenkins,charles......46%  10%  1.24  + 7  5.7
young,thaddeus.......60%  17%  0.86    0  8.8  udoh,epke............31%  23%  0.69  + 2  4.6
vucevic,nikola.......27%  12%  1.02  - 6  3.3  biedrins,andris......67%   2%  1.85  + 7  3.0
turner,evan..........29%  18%  0.53    0  2.7  amundson,louis.......15%  32%  0.41  + 3  1.9
nocioni,andres....... 4%  26%  0.25  - 3  0.3  radmanovic,vladimir.. 4%  25%  0.52  + 3  0.5
speights,marreese.... 4%  22%  0.00  - 3  0.0  curry,stephen........(DNP)  
battie,tony..........(DNP)                     thornton,al..........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ERS............   93.5 .427  .308 .145 .064  WARRIORS.........  108.0 .471  .356 .178 .093

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STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
               SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS/GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    5   2   K.DURANT  OKC 34.1  K.LOVE    MIN 13.7  N.HILARIO DEN .750 
NYK    4   4   D.NOWITZK DAL 31.5  J.NOAH    CHI 12.0  M.BROOKS  NJN .627 
NJN    3   4   D.ROSE    CHI 29.6  A.BOGUT   MIL 11.8  M.GORTAT  PHX .621 
PHI    3   5   D.GALLINA DEN 28.3  A.HORFORD ATL 10.9  D.HOWARD  ORL .607 
TOR    1   7   R.GAY     MEM 27.8  K.GARNETT BOS 10.9  T.CHANDLE DAL .604 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    5   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS/GAME
IND    3   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    2   5   D.WRIGHT  GSW1.000  R.JACKSON OKC .750  S.NASH    PHX 12.7 
CLE    2   5   D.AUGUSTI CHA .969  T.LAWSON  DEN .667  R.RONDO   BOS 11.4 
MIL    2   6   C.BOSH    MIA .947  B.MILLER  MIN .625  M.CONLEY  MEM  9.5 
TEAM WON LOST  S.JACKSON MIL .947  K.DURANT  OKC .612  D.WILLIAM NJN  9.3 
MIA    6   1   S.NASH    PHX .947  K.BOGANS  CHI .600  J.KIDD    DAL  9.1 
ORL    6   2
CHA    4   3   STEALS/GAME         TURNOVERS/GAME      BLOCKS/GAME
ATL    3   4   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    1   6   R.GAY     MEM  2.4  R.RONDO   BOS  5.0  T.DUNCAN  SAS  3.0 
TEAM WON LOST  L.JAMES   MIA  2.1  J.WALL    WAS  4.4  A.STOUDEM NYK  2.9 
SAS    5   2   R.RONDO   BOS  2.1  J.JOHNSON ATL  3.9  J.McGEE   WAS  2.7 
MEM    5   3   D.HOWARD  ORL  2.1  D.ROSE    CHI  3.8  S.IBAKA   OKC  2.2 
DAL    5   3   T.ALLEN   MEM  2.1  J.SMITH   ATL  3.6  B.LOPEZ   NJN  2.1 
HOU    4   4
NOH    3   4
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    5   1
MIN    5   2
OKC    5   4
POR    3   5
UTA    2   6
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    8   1
LAL    7   2
LAC    4   5
GSW    4   5
SAC    2   7

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11/16 MIA  90 vs BOS  88 (1 OT) C.BOSH 28        J.JOHNSON 16    R.RONDO 9
11/16 CHA 102  @ CLE  91        Multiple 16      A.GEE 10        D.AUGUSTIN 13
11/16 CHI  93  @ POR  84        D.ROSE 30        Multiple 15     D.ROSE 10
11/16 DAL 114  @ MEM  98        D.NOWITZKI 30    Z.RANDOLPH 14   J.KIDD 11
11/16 NOH  99 vs HOU  88        D.WEST 27        Multiple 9      J.JACK 6
11/16 ATL  91 vs IND  82        D.COLLISON 25    A.HORFORD 12    K.HINRICH 10
11/16 LAC  97  @ SAS  85        M.WILLIAMS 34    B.GRIFFIN 17    E.GORDON 8
11/16 MIN  98 vs MIL  83        K.LOVE 28        K.LOVE 17       R.RUBIO 11
11/16 OKC 114 vs NJN  99        K.DURANT 37      B.LOPEZ 11      D.WILLIAMS 12
11/16 DEN 117 vs NYK 102        D.GALLINARI 30   Multiple 8      A.MILLER 7
11/16 GSW  97 vs PHI  84        M.ELLIS 40       D.LEE 12        M.ELLIS 9
11/16 PHX 118  @ TOR 102        M.GORTAT 27      M.GORTAT 13     S.NASH 14
11/16 SAC 109 vs WAS  96        J.SALMONS 22     J.HICKSON 16    J.FREDETTE 8

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
BOSTON (5-2) at ORLANDO (6-2)
NEW YORK (4-4) at LOS ANGELES L (7-2)

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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