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November 19, 2011
Sim Season
On the Prowl

by Bradford Doolittle

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Insofar as it's possible to have a favorite team in a computer simulation, the Minnesota Timberwolves have become my Sim Season team of choice. And for reasons I cannot begin to ascertain, my favorite player has been sweet-passing Spaniard Ricky Rubio. Maybe this would make more sense if we were simulating these games in a Star Trek-style Holodeck. Now there is an idea. Minnesota got a signature win on Friday. Read on for that and the details of the night's 11 other games.

Through last night, we've played the 131 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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PACERS 91, TRAIL BLAZERS 77: The Pacers were trying to break a four-game skid while Portland was simply attempting to avoid making its early-season hole even deeper. The teams traded runs in a tight first quarter, but the Pacers' rode a 12-1 spurt to a comfortable advantage in the second and led by 13 at the break. Indiana scored the last eight points of the third--all from the foul line--to break the game open. Portland's 77 points were both a season-worst for the Blazers' offense and a season-best for the Pacers' defense. Portland shot just 30 percent, getting poor performances from Gerald Wallace (2-of-14), Ray Felton (4-of-15) and Wesley Matthews (4-of-14). Indiana also did a great job denying LaMarcus Aldridge the ball--the high-scoring Portland forward got just six shots in 37 minutes.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PORTLAND                    20 15 18 24   77
INDIANA                     22 26 28 15   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
L.ALDRIDGE   37   5  6  83  0  0      4  4 100 -12   4  2  6  1  4  0  2  0  14
W.MATTHEWS   25   4 14  29  2  9  22  2  4  50 -10   0  2  2  3  3  0  2  0  12
N.BATUM      25   3  7  43  2  4  50  0  0       7   0  2  2  1  2  1  1  0   8
M.CAMBY      31   2  9  22  0  0      0  0       6   7  6 13  2  2  1  2  0   4
R.FELTON     34   4 15  27  1  4  25  1  2  50 -10   2  3  5  4  1  0  0  0  10
G.WALLACE    30   2 14  14  1  3  33  1  2  50 -17   2  5  7  3  2  3  2  1   6
B.ROY        25   5 13  38  2  3  67  1  1 100 -10   0  1  1  1  1  0  1  1  13
C.JOHNSON     6   1  2  50  0  0      2  2 100  -7   1  3  4  0  2  0  0  0   4
L.BABBITT     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.ODEN       12   0  2   0  0  0      1  2  50 -15   2  2  4  0  5  0  2  1   1
N.SMITH      14   1  7  14  0  1   0  3  3 100  -4   0  2  2  0  2  3  0  0   5
PORTLAND     48  27 89  30  8 24  33 15 20  75      18 28 46 15 24  8 12  3  77
                 ----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    33   8 17  47  2  6  33  7  8  88   7   4  4  8  3  2  0  2  3  25
D.COLLISON   29   3  9  33  0  2   0  3  3 100   9   0  1  1  3  2  0  3  0   9
R.HIBBERT    29   4  9  44  0  0      3  4  75   2   2  9 11  1  3  1  6  1  11
T.HANSBROUGH 29   4  8  50  0  1   0  1  1 100   7   0  4  4  0  2  0  3  0   9
P.GEORGE     21   2  6  33  0  3   0  0  0       4   1  2  3  1  2  0  3  0   4
B.RUSH        9   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   2
M.DUNLEAVY   31   4  7  57  3  4  75  3  4  75  13   0  4  4  2  3  0  1  1  14
J.McROBERTS  24   4  6  67  0  0      1  1 100  10   2  8 10  2  4  0  1  1   9
J.FOSTER     13   2  2 100  0  0      0  0      11   4  3  7  0  2  0  0  1   4
S.JONES       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.HILL       21   0  5   0  0  1   0  4  4 100  11   0  3  3  3  1  0  2  0   4
INDIANA      48  32 72  44  5 18  28 22 25  88      13 39 52 15 23  1 21  7  91

PORTLAND                    INDIANA
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts  14
Points in the Paint  14     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   2            Biggest Lead  28

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
POR (3-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  IND (4-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
matthews,wesley......52%  32%  0.79  -10 13.9  granger,danny........69%  32%  1.21  + 7 27.4
felton,raymond.......71%  20%  0.94  -10 13.6  dunleavy jr.,mike....65%  13%  1.82  +13 16.2
aldridge,lamarcus....77%   9%  1.76  -12 12.9  hibbert,roy..........60%  27%  0.78  + 2 12.6
roy,brandon..........52%  25%  0.99  -10 12.6  collison,darren......60%  21%  0.73  + 9 10.3
wallace,gerald.......63%  25%  0.69  -17 10.0  mcroberts,josh.......50%  13%  1.66  +10 10.2
camby,marcus.........65%  14%  0.96  + 6  8.0  hansbrough,tyler.....60%  17%  0.75  + 7  9.6
batum,nicolas........52%  12%  1.42  + 7  7.8  hill,george..........44%  18%  0.72  +11  5.9
smith,nolan..........29%  26%  0.66  - 4  5.0  foster,jeff..........27%   5%  3.80  +11  5.8
johnson,chris........13%  20%  1.49  - 7  3.2  george,paul..........44%  19%  0.52  + 4  4.4
oden,greg............25%  17%  0.19  -15  0.7  rush,brandon.........19%  14%  0.50  - 2  1.3
babbitt,luke......... 2%  52%  0.00  + 2  0.0  jones,solomon........ 2%  53%  0.00  - 2  0.0
johnson,armon........(DNP)                     price,a.j............(DNP)  
PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
TRAILBLAZERS.....   87.8 .348  .316 .137 .100  PACERS...........  103.7 .479  .317 .239 .125

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76ERS 92, BOBCATS 78: I probably pay too much attention to the fact that the Bobcats have followed a win-one, lose-one pattern all season but since I have, I'll note that the blueprint called Charlotte to lose on Friday. Philly was just trying to break a three-games skid. Jrue Holiday led the way as the Sixers jumped to a nine-point halftime lead. Charlotte scored the first four points of the second half to cut the led to five, but that would prove to be as close as the Bobcats could get. Holiday topped the scoring chart with 24, but the Sixers were led by Andre Iguodala's box-score stuffer--20 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, two steal and a block. Charlotte shot just 33 percent from the floor and never led in the game.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHARLOTTE                   15 24 19 20   78
PHILADELPHIA                26 22 20 24   92

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B.DIAW       36   1  9  11  1  5  20  0  0     -10   0  5  5  6  5  0  4  1   3
D.AUGUSTIN   37   5 14  36  1  4  25  1  1 100 -12   0  2  2  3  5  3  1  0  12
K.BROWN      26   2  6  33  0  0      2  2 100 -15   2  3  5  0  1  2  0  1   6
G.HENDERSON  26   3  7  43  0  0      5  6  83 -11   2  0  2  3  4  0  2  0  11
C.MAGGETTE   28   4 11  36  0  0      8  9  89 -10   3  3  6  1  3  0  1  0  16
D.CUNNINGHAM 22   2  7  29  0  0      1  2  50  -8   1  6  7  2  4  1  1  1   5
T.THOMAS     17   3  7  43  0  0      7  8  88   5   3  3  6  0  1  0  3  2  13
D.WHITE      20   4  9  44  0  0      0  0       3   3  2  5  0  1  0  0  1   8
M.CARROLL     3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   0
K.WALKER     23   1  5  20  1  2  50  1  2  50  -8   0  0  0  2  2  0  1  0   4
B.BIYOMBO     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1   0
CHARLOTTE    48  25 76  33  3 11  27 25 30  83      14 25 39 18 27  6 13  7  78
                 ----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    37  10 16  62  0  1   0  4  4 100  14   2  3  5  3  2  0  3  0  24
E.BRAND      40   6 12  50  0  0      3  4  75  14   5  7 12  3  4  0  0  1  15
A.IGUODALA   45   6 15  40  1  3  33  7 12  58  14   1  6  7 11  3  2  3  1  20
J.MEEKS      27   3  4  75  2  3  67  4  4 100  19   2  4  6  0  2  0  0  0  12
S.HAWES      18   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      14   2  3  5  0  1  0  2  1   2
T.YOUNG      16   4 12  33  0  1   0  0  0       0   3  2  5  0  5  1  3  1   8
E.TURNER     18   2  5  40  0  0      2  2 100   0   0  3  3  1  2  0  0  0   6
L.WILLIAMS   16   1  5  20  0  2   0  1  1 100  -4   0  1  1  1  3  0  1  0   3
A.NOCIONI     2   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.SPEIGHTS    6   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -3   3  1  4  0  2  1  2  0   2
N.VUCEVIC    15   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  5  5  0  2  0  1  1   0
PHILADELPHI  48  34 79  43  3 11  27 21 27  78      18 36 54 19 26  4 15  5  92

CHARLOTTE                   PHILADELPHIA
     Fast Break Pts   2          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts  16
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  16

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHA (4-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  PHI (4-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
maggette,corey.......58%  27%  0.97  -10 14.9  iguodala,andre.......94%  24%  1.27  +14 28.4
thomas,tyrus.........35%  39%  0.95  + 5 13.6  holiday,jrue.........77%  26%  1.18  +14 25.8
augustin,d.j.........77%  19%  0.92  -12 13.6  brand,elton..........83%  14%  1.49  +14 19.7
hendersonjr,gerald...54%  20%  0.99  -11 10.9  meeks,jodie..........56%   7%  3.12  +19 11.9
white,d.j............42%  21%  0.99  + 3  8.7  young,thaddeus.......33%  47%  0.50  +    7.0
brown,kwame..........54%  11%  1.25  -15  8.4  turner,evan..........38%  13%  1.20  +    6.0
diaw,boris...........75%  16%  0.67  -10  7.8  hawes,spencer........38%  14%  0.63  +14  3.3
cunningham,dante.....46%  18%  0.87  - 8  7.6  williams,lou.........33%  17%  0.45  - 4  2.9
walker,kemba.........48%  12%  0.83  - 8  5.9  speights,marreese....13%  50%  0.47  - 3  2.7
carroll,matt......... 6%  14%  0.81  - 2  0.7  vucevic,nikola.......31%   3%  1.08  + 3  1.0
biyombo,bismack...... 4%  27%  0.21  - 2  0.3  nocioni,andres....... 4%  23%  0.31  - 1  0.3
najera,eduardo.......(DNP)                     battie,tony..........(DNP)  
PACE: 84.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 84.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BOBCATS..........   92.3 .349  .280 .154 .156  76ERS............  108.9 .449  .419 .177 .141

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RAPTORS 98, BUCKS 79: This one came from the something's-got-to-give category--the Bucks had lost five in a row; the Raptors had gone six games without a win. The game was tied late in the second quarter when Leandro Barbosa's three sparked a nine-point Toronto run to end the half. Undaunted, Milwaukee scored the first nine of the second half, the final three points of the run coming when Ersan Ilyasova was fouled on a three-point attempt and made all three foul shots. Finally, the Raptors broke open the stalemate with a 15-point burst, during which Andrea Bargnani scored nine points and Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut picked up three fouls and found his way to the bench. Toronto was in control after that. Jose Calderon had 18 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Raptors' attack. Also Reggie Evans had a classic Reggie Evans game--11 rebounds in 21 minutes and zero points on 0-of-0 shooting. The man knows what he does best.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MILWAUKEE                   19 16 23 21   79
TORONTO                     19 25 27 27   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      31   3  7  43  0  0      3  6  50  -2   0  5  5  2  6  0  2  3   9
B.JENNINGS   31   5 11  45  2  7  29  6  6 100  -8   0  0  0  5  2  2  0  1  18
L.MOUTE      27   1  2  50  0  0      1  1 100 -23   1  4  5  0  5  0  3  0   3
C.DELFINO    30   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  2  1  3  4  0   0
S.JACKSON    37   6 19  32  1  6  17  2  5  40 -18   0  4  4  4  0  1  0  2  15
E.ILYASOVA   24   3  8  38  1  2  50  7  8  88 -10   0  5  5  1  0  0  1  0  14
L.SANDERS    17   0  3   0  0  0      0  0     -17   1  1  2  2  2  1  2  1   0
D.GOODEN     18   2  5  40  0  0      2  3  67  -7   1  7  8  0  3  0  0  1   6
B.UDRIH      19   5  8  62  1  3  33  3  3 100  -9   1  0  1  2  2  0  3  0  14
S.LIVINGSTON  6   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   0
MILWAUKEE    48  25 66  38  5 19  26 24 32  75       4 27 31 19 21  7 15  8  79
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.DEROZAN    36   4 11  36  0  0     11 13  85  15   0  3  3  3  2  0  0  0  19
A.BARGNANI   39  10 16  62  2  3  67  0  0      24   1  3  4  0  3  2  3  1  22
J.CALDERON   39   8 17  47  1  3  33  1  2  50  24   3  4  7 13  4  1  5  0  18
E.DAVIS      21   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100  -1   1  6  7  0  4  0  2  0   6
J.JOHNSON    15   0  5   0  0  2   0  0  0      -3   2  2  4  1  2  0  1  0   0
A.JOHNSON    15   3  4  75  0  0      0  0       4   0  5  5  0  2  0  0  1   6
J.BAYLESS     9   1  2  50  1  2  50  4  4 100  -5   0  1  1  0  2  0  1  0   7
L.BARBOSA    17   6 14  43  2  5  40  0  0      12   0  1  1  2  2  1  1  0  14
L.KLEIZA     27   3  8  38  0  2   0  0  0      16   1  4  5  3  2  0  1  0   6
R.EVANS      21   0  0      0  0      0  0      11   3  8 11  1  3  2  1  0   0
J.WRIGHT      1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
TORONTO      48  37 81  46  6 17  35 18 21  86      11 38 49 23 26  6 15  2  98

MILWAUKEE                   TORONTO
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  22
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  20

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIL (2-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  TOR (2-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jennings,brandon.....65%  22%  1.42  - 8 18.1  calderon,jose........81%  27%  1.19  +24 25.6
jackson,stephen......77%  28%  0.81  -18 18.1  bargnani,andrea......81%  22%  1.15  +24 20.5
ilyasova,ersan.......50%  26%  1.08  -10 15.3  derozan,demar........75%  21%  1.11  +15 18.0
udrih,beno...........40%  32%  1.04  - 9 13.3  barbosa,leandro......35%  42%  0.97  +12 14.6
bogut,andrew.........65%  18%  0.75  - 2  9.6  kleiza,linas.........56%  14%  0.98  +16  7.2
gooden,drew..........38%  17%  1.00  - 7  6.3  davis,ed.............44%  11%  1.10  - 1  6.6
mbahamoute,luc.......56%   9%  0.45  -23  2.5  johnson,amir.........31%  11%  1.71  + 4  6.0
delfino,carlos.......63%  11%  0.32  - 1  2.5  bayless,jerryd.......19%  24%  1.32  - 5  5.4
sanders,larry........35%  14%  0.41  -17  2.2  evans,reggie.........44%   0% 98.17  +11  4.1
livingston,shaun.....13%   8%  0.92  +    0.9  johnson,james........31%  18%  0.25  - 3  1.8
dooling,keyon........(DNP)                     wright,julian........ 2%  48%  0.28  - 2  0.3
harris,tobias........(DNP)                     alabi,soloman........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BUCKS............   88.8 .417  .095 .169 .158  RAPTORS..........  110.2 .494  .289 .169 .104

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HEAT 104, CAVALIERS 76: Well, you know the storyline. LeBron returns to Ohio. Clevelanders scramble for tickets so they can boo their former hero. The Heat had won six in a row and while the presence of Kyrie Irving makes the Cavs more interesting, the squad had won just twice in seven outings. Cleveland hung tight for most of an ugly first half, but Miami scored the last eight points leading up to the break, upping its lead to 12. The Cavs managed just 28 first-half points. The game was never close after that, as Miami led by double figures the entire second half. James had 20 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, two blocks and a game-best +21 score on the plus-minus chart. Boo!

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MIAMI                       23 26 30 25  104
CLEVELAND                   20 17 21 18   76

                 ----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      43   7 15  47  1  3  33  5  6  83  21   3  9 12  9  2  3  1  2  20
D.WADE       33   9 21  43  2  5  40  7  9  78  19   3  6  9  3  3  1  1  0  27
C.BOSH       35   8 12  67  0  0      4  5  80  13   1  4  5  2  1  1  0  2  20
M.CHALMERS   19   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       7   0  2  2  2  1  1  0  0   2
J.ANTHONY    22   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       5   3  2  5  4  3  0  1  1   0
M.BIBBY      21   5 13  38  2  6  33  1  2  50  13   0  0  0  5  3  0  0  0  13
J.JONES       5   1  1 100  1  1 100  1  2  50   7   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   4
E.HOUSE       6   0  1   0  0  1   0  3  3 100   3   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   3
M.MILLER      9   1  3  33  1  2  50  0  0       6   1  2  3  0  0  1  1  0   3
E.DAMPIER    15   1  1 100  0  0      0  2   0  17   0  4  4  1  0  0  1  1   2
U.HASLEM     24   2  8  25  0  0      2  2 100  21   4  4  8  0  1  0  1  0   6
N.COLE        8   1  1 100  1  1 100  1  2  50   8   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1   4
MIAMI        48  36 80  45  8 20  40 24 33  73      15 35 50 27 14  7  6  7 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.JAMISON    32   4 15  27  0  3   0  5  6  83 -19   2  7  9  0  3  1  1  0  13
B.DAVIS      26   3  6  50  3  4  75  0  0     -16   1  3  4  5  3  1  4  0   9
A.VAREJAO    22   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -8   1  1  2  0  3  0  1  2   2
O.CASSPI     24   1  4  25  1  3  33  0  0     -13   0  0  0  2  1  1  1  0   3
K.IRVING     25   7 14  50  3  7  43  2  2 100 -13   0  3  3  1  3  0  2  0  19
R.SESSIONS   18   3  5  60  0  1   0  4  5  80  -6   1  1  2  1  4  0  3  0  10
D.GIBSON     21   1  5  20  1  2  50  0  0     -13   0  2  2  3  2  0  0  0   3
R.HOLLINS    18   2  3  67  0  0      1  1 100  -9   0  3  3  0  2  0  1  2   5
A.GEE        12   0  5   0  0  2   0  0  0     -12   1  2  3  1  1  0  0  0   0
C.EYENGA     19   3  5  60  0  1   0  0  0     -13   0  3  3  1  2  0  1  1   6
S.SAMUELS    10   1  5  20  0  0      0  0     -11   2  0  2  0  1  0  0  0   2
T.THOMPSON   13   2  5  40  0  0      0  1   0  -7   2  1  3  0  1  0  0  1   4
CLEVELAND    48  28 75  37  8 23  35 12 15  80      10 26 36 14 26  3 14  6  76

MIAMI                       CLEVELAND
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   8       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead  28            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIA (7-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CLE (2-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
james,lebron.........90%  20%  1.65  +21 30.0  irving,kyrie.........52%  35%  1.09  -13 22.3
wade,dwyane..........69%  40%  1.09  +19 27.1  davis,baron..........54%  19%  1.47  -16 14.5
bosh,chris...........73%  19%  1.54  +13 20.3  jamison,antawn.......67%  30%  0.68  -19 13.4
bibby,mike...........44%  33%  1.11  +13 14.7  sessions,ramon.......38%  29%  0.82  - 6  8.8
haslem,udonis........50%  19%  0.80  +21  6.9  eyenga,christian.....40%  15%  1.10  -13  6.5
cole,norris..........17%   9%  3.36  + 8  5.2  gibson,daniel........44%  11%  1.22  -13  5.8
miller,mike..........19%  21%  1.23  + 6  4.6  casspi,omri..........50%   9%  1.11  -13  5.6
anthony,joel.........46%   4%  2.24  + 5  4.3  hollins,ryan.........38%  11%  1.21  - 9  5.2
jones,james..........10%  17%  2.56  + 7  4.1  thompson,tristan.....27%  21%  0.81  - 7  4.6
dampier,erick........31%   7%  1.79  +17  3.4  samuels,samardo......21%  25%  0.43  -11  2.3
chalmers,mario.......40%   2%  4.28  + 7  3.4  varejao,anderson.....46%   7%  0.56  - 8  2.0
house,eddie..........13%  18%  1.26  + 3  2.6  gee,alonzo...........25%  21%  0.28  -12  1.4
PACE: 82.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 82.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HEAT.............  126.6 .500  .366 .073 .177  CAVALIERS........   92.5 .427  .222 .170 .080

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HAWKS 101, PISTONS 85: Geez. Another ugly affair in Detroit. Zaza Pachulia keyed an eight-point run late in the second quarter that put Atlanta up by 10. The Hawks led at the break by the unlikely score of 36-27. Things picked up a bit after the break and Rodney Stuckey's free throws late in the third brought Detroit wthin a deuce. Atlanta edged further in front, then broke it open in the fourth when Al Horford and Joe Johnson each scored twice during an 11-point run. Stuckey enjoyed his second straight big scoring night in a losing cause for the Pistons, rolling up 38 points on 11-of-27 shooting. What did new Pistons coach Lawrence Frank think about all those shots? Um, well, he wasn't available for comment. Johnson had 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as Atlanta evened its season mark at 4-4. The Pistons dropped their fifth in a row.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ATLANTA                     18 18 31 34  101
DETROIT                     17 10 31 27   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
A.HORFORD    35   6 11  55  0  0      1  2  50   7   4  1  5  4  4  0  2  0  13
J.SMITH      39   7 13  54  0  4   0  2  5  40  13   3 12 15  2  2  2  4  1  16
J.JOHNSON    46   9 15  60  4  6  67  2  2 100  18   4  7 11  7  3  0  2  0  24
K.HINRICH    25   4  8  50  1  3  33  0  0       6   0  2  2  4  4  0  0  0   9
M.WILLIAMS   25   3 11  27  0  3   0  3  3 100  -6   0  5  5  1  1  0  0  0   9
J.CRAWFORD   24   6  8  75  2  3  67  0  0      21   0  2  2  2  1  0  1  0  14
Z.PACHULIA   13   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100   9   2  4  6  0  0  3  2  0   4
J.TEAGUE     21   1  6  17  0  1   0  0  2   0   9   0  2  2  3  3  0  3  1   2
D.WILKINS     3   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
K.BENSON      9   4  5  80  0  0      0  0       3   1  1  2  0  0  0  2  1   8
ATLANTA      48  41 80  51  7 20  35 12 18  67      14 36 50 23 18  5 16  3 101
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T.PRINCE     33   4 13  31  0  2   0  0  0      -3   4  4  8  2  2  0  0  0   8
G.MONROE     32   4  9  44  0  1   0  2  2 100  -3   4  3  7  2  2  1  1  0  10
R.STUCKEY    37  11 27  41  1  5  20 15 18  83 -15   2  1  3  2  2  0  0  0  38
B.GORDON     26   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0       6   0  2  2  0  1  0  0  0   4
J.JEREBKO    24   3  8  38  0  1   0  0  0       5   1  7  8  0  0  1  1  0   6
T.McGRADY    11   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0     -13   0  1  1  3  0  1  1  0   2
C.VILLANUEVA 13   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0     -12   0  1  1  1  3  0  1  0   2
A.DAYE       19   2  9  22  0  2   0  0  0     -19   2  0  2  1  1  0  0  0   4
B.WALLACE    16   2  3  67  0  0      0  0     -13   1  3  4  0  0  1  1  1   4
J.MAXIELL    11   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -9   0  1  1  0  2  1  1  0   0
W.BYNUM       7   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0   0
B.KNIGHT     11   3  6  50  1  2  50  0  0      -1   1  0  1  0  1  1  0  0   7
DETROIT      48  33 86  38  2 16  12 17 20  85      15 23 38 12 14  7  6  1  85

ATLANTA                     DETROIT
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts   4
  Second Chance Pts  18       Second Chance Pts  20
Points in the Paint  42     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead  19            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ATL (4-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DET (2-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
johnson,joe..........96%  17%  1.91  +18 34.9  stuckey,rodney.......77%  49%  0.93  -15 36.0
smith,josh...........81%  23%  1.09  +13 18.3  monroe,greg..........67%  15%  1.20  - 3 13.9
crawford,jamal.......50%  16%  1.86  +21 14.7  prince,tayshaun......69%  18%  0.84  - 3 11.2
horford,al...........73%  18%  1.14  + 7 13.7  jerebko,jonas........50%  17%  0.93  + 5  8.7
hinrich,kirk.........52%  13%  1.53  + 6  9.8  knight,brandon.......23%  27%  1.19  - 1  8.6
williams,marvin......52%  23%  0.80  - 6  9.2  wallace,ben..........33%  10%  1.55  -13  5.8
benson,keith.........19%  38%  1.10  + 3  8.1  mcgrady,tracy........23%  16%  1.23  -13  5.0
pachulia,zaza........27%  21%  1.14  + 9  5.7  daye,austin..........40%  23%  0.52  -19  4.9
teague,jeff..........44%  22%  0.41  + 9  3.6  gordon,ben...........54%   2%  2.36  + 6  3.7
wilkins,damien....... 6%  12%  2.12  +    1.7  villanueva,charlie...27%   9%  0.73  -12  1.7
collins,jason........(DNP)                     bynum,will...........15%  12%  0.63  - 3  1.2
armstrong,hilton.....(DNP)                     maxiell,jason........23%   6%  0.02  - 9  0.0
PACE: 84.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 84.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HAWKS............  119.7 .556  .378 .190 .094  PISTONS..........  100.8 .395  .294 .071 .104

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TIMBERWOLVES 106, SPURS 76: Given the results of Sim Season to date, this surely would have been a game I sought out on League Pass. Minnesota had won three in a row and five of six with its young, exciting roster. The T-Wolves welcomed the old dogs into the Target Center, the ancient but still formidable Spurs. Derrick Williams capped a 12-2 run that left Minny up 28-14 early in the second. Cory Joseph scored on consecutive possessions for the Spurs, but the Kevin Love scored twice during an eight-point surge, and the Timberwolves found themselves up by 18 points. Folks, the rout was on. Soon thereafter, Michael Beasley scored three times in a row and the T-Wolves led 45-20. They led by as many as 32 and cruised in with the shockingly easy victory to improve to 6-2 on the season. Love led the way with 24 points and 11 rebounds, but check out this line from Ricky Rubio--nine points, 10 assists, three steals and four blocked shots. Minny outrebounded San Antonio 55-34, grabbed more than 40 percent of its own misses and outscored the Spurs 30-16 in the paint. Wow.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
SAN ANTONIO                 14 13 28 21   76
MINNESOTA                   23 26 36 21  106

                 ----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     30   8 15  53  0  0      2  2 100 -17   0  3  3  5  2  0  3  0  18
R.JEFFERSON  34   5 12  42  2  7  29  0  0     -10   0  3  3  4  3  1  0  0  12
M.GINOBILI   30   3  7  43  2  3  67  1  2  50 -17   0  2  2  4  0  1  1  0   9
T.DUNCAN     21   3  9  33  0  0      0  0     -11   2  4  6  0  4  0  4  3   6
D.BLAIR      24   3  4  75  0  0      1  2  50 -15   3  3  6  1  4  0  3  0   7
G.NEAL       18   3  5  60  2  3  67  0  0     -13   1  1  2  1  1  1  0  0   8
M.BONNER     20   2  5  40  0  1   0  0  0     -10   0  3  3  0  2  0  0  0   4
A.McDYESS    11   0  2   0  0  0      0  0     -11   0  0  0  1  2  1  0  0   0
T.SPLITTER   20   2  6  33  0  0      0  2   0 -13   1  6  7  1  2  1  3  2   4
J.ANDERSON    2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   3
C.JOSEPH     18   2  8  25  0  3   0  1  1 100 -13   0  1  1  2  2  2  0  0   5
K.LEONARD    12   0  0      0  0      0  0     -15   0  1  1  0  1  1  2  0   0
SAN ANTONIO  48  32 74  43  7 18  39  5  9  56       7 27 34 19 23  8 17  5  76
                 ----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       40   7 10  70  2  3  67  8 12  67  24   5  6 11  2  4  0  4  2  24
M.BEASLEY    30   8 18  44  0  1   0  3  4  75  19   2  5  7  0  2  0  2  0  19
W.JOHNSON    23   6 13  46  2  6  33  0  0      13   2  5  7  1  1  1  0  0  14
D.MILICIC    34   3 14  21  0  0      0  0      12   7  5 12  2  1  2  3  5   6
R.RUBIO      23   3  6  50  1  2  50  2  2 100  15   0  1  1 10  0  3  0  4   9
L.RIDNOUR    25   3  8  38  1  2  50  0  0      15   2  3  5  6  1  1  1  0   7
A.TOLLIVER    4   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0   0
W.ELLINGTON   6   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       7   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
M.WEBSTER    19   4  6  67  1  2  50  0  0      10   0  2  2  2  1  1  1  1   9
A.RANDOLPH    8   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      11   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0   2
B.MILLER      4   1  4  25  1  1 100  0  0       5   2  2  4  3  0  0  0  0   3
D.WILLIAMS   24   4  7  57  0  0      3  4  75  15   0  3  3  1  1  1  2  0  11
MINNESOTA    48  41 89  46  8 17  47 16 22  73      20 35 55 29 13  9 14 12 106

SAN ANTONIO                 MINNESOTA
     Fast Break Pts  14          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  33

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
SAS (5-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIN (6-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
parker,tony..........63%  32%  0.94  -17 17.0  love,kevin...........83%  20%  1.54  +24 23.1
jefferson,richard....71%  17%  1.21  -10 15.3  johnson,wesley.......48%  24%  1.40  +13 15.9
ginobili,manu........63%  14%  1.45  -17 10.6  rubio,ricky..........48%  11%  3.46  +15 15.7
neal,gary............38%  13%  1.94  -13 10.1  beasley,michael......63%  32%  0.86  +19 15.4
blair,dejuan.........50%  16%  0.91  -15  7.6  ridnour,luke.........52%  14%  1.76  +15 11.5
splitter,tiago.......42%  25%  0.61  -13  6.7  milicic,darko........71%  21%  0.82  +12 11.1
duncan,tim...........44%  32%  0.46  -11  6.5  webster,martell......40%  14%  1.88  +10  9.6
joseph,cory..........38%  23%  0.68  -13  6.3  williams,derrick.....50%  18%  1.17  +15  9.5
bonner,matt..........42%  12%  0.73  -10  3.4  miller,brad.......... 8%  46%  1.78  + 5  5.9
anderson,james....... 4%  52%  1.51  - 5  3.2  randolph,anthony.....17%   8%  2.14  +11  2.8
mcdyess,antonio......23%   8%  0.26  -11  0.5  ellington,wayne......13%  12%  1.06  + 7  1.4
leonard,kawhi........25%   7%  0.18  -15  0.4  tolliver,anthony..... 8%  13%  0.41  + 4  0.4
PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
SPURS............   87.7 .480  .167 .196 .046  TIMBERWOLVES.....  122.3 .506  .426 .161 .112

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HORNETS 106, NETS 90: Both teams came into the game at 3-4. The Nets won their first three but had dropped four straight. The Hornets were looking to regain some momentum one game after snapping a three-game skid and had Chris Paul back in the lineup. That turned out to be a really good thing for New Orleans as Paul poured in 21 first-half points to lead the Hornets to a 15-point halftime lead. The Nets never got closer than 12 points after that. Paul dominated old nemesis Deron Williams, putting up 33 points, five rebounds, 14 assists and three steals. Williams had 17 points, six boards and 12 assists but it obviously wasn't close to enough.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW JERSEY                  19 23 19 29   90
NEW ORLEANS                 29 28 22 27  106

                 ----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      36   7 13  54  0  0      3  4  75  -6   3  4  7  3  3  0  1  6  17
D.WILLIAMS   43   6 21  29  3  9  33  2  2 100 -12   1  5  6 12  4  1  3  1  17
T.OUTLAW     32   6 13  46  0  4   0  0  0      -7   1  5  6  0  0  0  0  0  12
K.HUMPHRIES  33   2 12  17  0  0      3  8  38  -9   4  3  7  2  4  0  0  2   7
S.GRAHAM     11   0  2   0  0  0      0  0     -10   0  2  2  0  1  0  1  0   0
A.MORROW     22   3  5  60  0  2   0  2  2 100  -3   0  1  1  1  1  1  0  0   8
J.FARMAR     16   3  5  60  1  3  33  0  0     -11   0  1  1  3  3  0  2  0   7
J.PETRO      12   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -9   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  0   2
D.JAMES      12   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      -7   0  1  1  0  1  1  1  1   6
M.BROOKS     15   5  7  71  1  1 100  1  1 100  -3   1  4  5  0  1  0  0  0  12
J.WILLIAMS    8   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  1  1  0  1  0   2
NEW JERSEY   48  37 84  44  5 19  26 11 17  65      11 29 40 22 21  3 10 10  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
C.PAUL       47  11 26  42  1  3  33 10 13  77  16   0  5  5 14  3  3  2  0  33
T.ARIZA      41  10 14  71  2  3  67  0  0      11   2  5  7  3  0  0  3  1  22
D.WEST       36   4 10  40  0  0      1  2  50  10   1 11 12  2  4  0  3  1   9
E.OKAFOR     28   6  9  67  0  0      2  5  40   7   5  6 11  0  2  0  0  0  14
M.BELINELLI  17   6  8  75  1  3  33  0  0       6   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  13
C.LANDRY     16   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       8   0  2  2  0  1  1  1  0   2
J.JACK       14   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       7   0  1  1  5  1  0  0  0   2
W.GREEN      18   4 10  40  0  3   0  2  2 100   3   0  1  1  2  1  0  0  0  10
J.SMITH       1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   0
Q.PONDEXTER   7   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0       5   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1   0
A.GRAY        9   0  0      0  0      1  2  50   2   0  2  2  0  1  0  0  0   1
D.ILUNGA-MBE  6   0  0      0  0      0  0       5   1  1  2  0  0  0  1  0   0
NEW ORLEANS  48  43 84  51  4 15  27 16 24  67       9 35 44 27 15  4 11  3 106

NEW JERSEY                  NEW ORLEANS
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  30     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead   2            Biggest Lead  22

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NJN (3-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NWO (4-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,deron.......90%  28%  1.03  -12 23.7  paul,chris...........98%  33%  1.20  +16 40.1
lopez,brook..........75%  20%  1.20  - 6 17.8  ariza,trevor.........85%  18%  1.53  +11 21.4
brooks,marshon.......31%  23%  1.58  - 3 12.0  okafor,emeka.........58%  17%  1.38  + 7 14.5
humphries,kris.......69%  22%  0.56  - 9 10.8  belinelli,marco......35%  24%  1.34  + 6 11.9
outlaw,travis........67%  19%  0.91  - 7  9.4  west,david...........75%  17%  0.88  +10 11.7
farmar,jordan........33%  20%  1.17  -11  8.5  green,willie.........38%  27%  0.92  + 3  8.8
morrow,anthony.......46%  11%  1.41  - 3  7.3  jack,jarrett.........29%   5%  3.49  + 7  5.0
james,damion.........25%  15%  1.44  - 7  5.8  landry,carl..........33%   7%  0.92  + 8  2.1
williams,jordan......17%  10%  1.31  - 3  2.6  gray,aaron...........19%   2%  1.86  + 2  1.1
petro,johan..........25%  10%  0.73  - 9  2.1  pondexter,quincy.....15%  19%  0.34  + 5  0.9
graham,stephen.......23%  12%  0.09  -10  0.2  ilungambenga,didier..13%   6%  0.81  + 5  0.6
wright,brandan.......(DNP)                     smith,jason.......... 2%  50%  0.00  +    0.0
PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
NETS.............  100.2 .470  .239 .111 .083  HORNETS..........  118.1 .536  .237 .123 .118

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NUGGETS 122, THUNDER 78: The teams entered the rematch of last spring's fine first-round series firing on all cylinders. The Nuggets had won five of six and sported the league's second-best point differential. Oklahoma City had recovered from a 1-4 start by winning four in a row. The Nuggets led by 15 after one, getting nine points from hot-shooting Arron Afflalo. They eventually led by as many as 31 points in the second and it just kept getting worse for OKC. Kennth Faried's bucket with 6:39 to play put Denver ahead by 50 points. Danilo Gallinari had 26 points and helped hold Kevin Durant to 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Andre Miller had 14 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists. Rookie Jordan Hamilton scored 17 points and his four three-pointers in off the bench for Denver.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DENVER                      34 32 36 20  122
OKLAHOMA CITY               19 18 20 21   78

                 ----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    30   6 10  60  2  4  50  4  4 100  30   2  4  6  3  2  1  0  2  18
N.HILARIO    44   5  9  56  0  0      4  6  67  43   3  4  7  3  3  1  4  4  14
D.GALLINARI  27   9 14  64  2  5  40  6  8  75  27   1  5  6  3  2  0  2  0  26
A.MILLER     37   5 12  42  0  0      4  4 100  36   2  6  8 11  2  4  0  0  14
K.FARIED     11   4  7  57  0  0      0  0      15   2  4  6  0  1  0  0  0   8
T.LAWSON     24   4  5  80  0  0      1  1 100  19   1  2  3  2  1  0  0  0   9
A.HARRINGTON 30   6 13  46  2  6  33  2  2 100  28   1  6  7  2  3  2  1  0  16
G.FORBES      5   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
C.ANDERSEN    4   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0   0
J.HAMILTON   28   6 12  50  4  7  57  1  2  50  20   0  5  5  2  1  1  0  0  17
DENVER       48  45 84  54 10 23  43 22 27  81      12 36 48 26 17  9  8  6 122
                 ----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     31   5 19  26  1  8  12  2  2 100 -20   1  1  2  2  4  0  0  0  13
R.WESTBROOK  30   5 15  33  1  1 100  6  8  75 -30   1  2  3  6  1  2  4  0  17
T.SEFOLOSHA  31   2  8  25  0  5   0  0  0     -35   0  5  5  1  3  0  2  0   4
N.MOHAMMED   15   4  8  50  0  0      1  2  50  -7   1  3  4  0  4  1  0  0   9
K.PERKINS    30   3  4  75  0  0      0  2   0 -30   2  4  6  0  1  0  4  0   6
S.IBAKA      34   7 11  64  0  0      4  6  67 -36   4  5  9  2  2  0  2  2  18
J.HARDEN     19   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0     -22   0  1  1  1  0  1  0  0   2
N.COLLISON   17   1  2  50  0  0      0  0     -15   0  1  1  0  2  0  2  1   2
E.MAYNOR     10   0  0      0  0      0  0     -10   0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0   0
D.COOK       15   3  3 100  1  1 100  0  0     -11   2  2  4  2  3  0  0  0   7
R.JACKSON     8   0  3   0  0  0      0  0      -4   0  1  1  1  0  0  1  0   0
OKLAHOMA CI  48  31 76  41  3 17  18 13 20  65      11 25 36 17 20  4 15  3  78

DENVER                      OKLAHOMA CITY
     Fast Break Pts  32          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead  50            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DEN (6-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  OKC (5-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gallinari,danilo.....56%  35%  1.36  +27 29.8  westbrook,russell....63%  37%  0.89  -30 21.8
afflalo,arron........63%  17%  1.89  +30 23.3  ibaka,serge..........71%  22%  1.25  -36 19.6
miller,andre.........77%  16%  1.81  +36 22.3  durant,kevin.........65%  31%  0.62  -20 12.9
hamilton,jordan......58%  21%  1.65  +20 18.1  cook,daequan.........31%   8%  3.38  -11  8.2
harrington,al........63%  23%  1.27  +28 15.4  perkins,kendrick.....63%  13%  0.81  -30  8.0
hilario,nene.........92%  15%  1.14  +43 14.8  mohammed,nazr........31%  29%  0.88  - 7  7.3
lawson,ty............50%   9%  2.12  +19  9.7  sefolosha,thabo......65%  14%  0.49  -35  4.2
faried,kenneth.......23%  30%  1.20  +15  7.3  harden,james.........40%   5%  1.32  -22  3.5
forbes,gary..........10%  18%  0.00  + 3  0.0  collison,nick........35%  10%  0.45  -15  1.8
hamilton,jordan......(DNP)                     maynor,eric..........21%   5%  1.33  -10  1.7
mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)                     jackson,reggie.......17%  24%  0.26  - 4  1.1
koufos,kosta.........(DNP)                     aldrich,cole.........(DNP)  
PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
NUGGETS..........  140.7 .595  .324 .092 .137  THUNDER..........   89.9 .428  .234 .173 .101

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MAVERICKS 116, KINGS 110: The Mavericks had won five of six and entered as 22-point favorites against the 2-7 Kings. Tyreke Evans' 11 points helped Sacramento hang close in the first despite Dirk Nowitzki's 19-point quarter. Jimmer Fredette capped a six-point run midway through the second that left the Kings ahead by three, though that lead was quickly erased by a J.J. Barea three. Fredette scored at the first-half buzzer to put Sacramento up by a bucket at the break. Fredette scored nine more in the third keeping the Kings close, but Dallas led by five entering the final quarter. Fredette kept at it, hitting a three and scoring in transtion to pull Sacremento within three. Dallas edged further in front but J.J. Hickson's bucket closed the gap again to three. After that, the Kings just couldn't get stops down the stretch, coming up short in a very entertaining game. Nowitzki scored 35 points before fouling out. Jason Kidd added 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Fredette led the Kings with 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Evans added 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists and three steals. The Kings outscored the veteran Mavericks 34-6 in fastbreak points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
SACRAMENTO                  29 28 21 32  110
DALLAS                      33 22 28 33  116

                 ----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   4 12  33  0  0      1  3  33  -9   1  7  8  1  5  2  3  1   9
T.EVANS      44   9 18  50  1  3  33  6  8  75  -4   1  5  6  9  2  3  0  1  25
J.HICKSON    26   3  6  50  0  0      7  8  88  -3   0  4  4  1  3  0  0  0  13
J.SALMONS    33   4  9  44  1  2  50  4  4 100  -9   1  3  4  3  2  1  1  0  13
J.FREDETTE   46  10 16  62  1  4  25  7 10  70  -4   1  4  5  4  2  1  4  0  28
S.DALEMBERT  20   1  4  25  0  0      0  2   0   5   2  5  7  1  5  1  1  1   2
J.THOMPSON   14   1  4  25  0  0      2  4  50 -10   1  2  3  0  4  0  1  0   4
F.GARCIA     17   2  4  50  1  2  50  0  0       1   0  2  2  1  1  1  0  2   5
D.GREENE      9   2  3  67  1  1 100  0  0       5   1  0  1  0  0  0  1  1   5
I.THOMAS      4   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100  -2   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   6
SACRAMENTO   48  38 79  48  5 12  42 29 41  71       8 32 40 21 24  9 11  6 110
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.KIDD       44   6 14  43  4  7  57  2  2 100   4   1  8  9  8  2  1  1  0  18
J.TERRY      33   4 16  25  3  8  38  2  2 100   8   1  1  2  5  3  0  3  0  13
D.NOWITZKI   39  12 20  60  1  4  25 10 12  83  12   0  7  7  1  6  0  1  2  35
T.CHANDLER   30   2  7  29  0  0      6  7  86   8   6  9 15  2  5  1  2  1  10
P.STOJAKOVIC 26   2  6  33  1  3  33  0  0      -7   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   5
J.BAREA      18   5  9  56  2  4  50  0  0       0   0  2  2  3  2  0  2  0  12
B.HAYWOOD    14   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       1   1  3  4  0  1  0  0  0   2
I.MAHINMI     6   1  3  33  0  0      3  4  75  -5   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   5
R.FERNANDEZ  30   6 11  55  3  7  43  1  2  50   9   0  2  2  3  4  0  0  0  16
DALLAS       48  39 87  45 14 33  42 24 29  83       9 34 43 22 25  2 10  3 116

SACRAMENTO                  DALLAS
     Fast Break Pts  34          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead   9

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
SAC (2-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DAL (6-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
evans,tyreke.........92%  21%  1.40  - 4 29.4  nowitzki,dirk........81%  30%  1.15  +12 29.0
fredette,jimmer......96%  23%  1.13  - 4 25.6  kidd,jason...........92%  15%  1.71  + 4 22.5
salmons,john.........69%  15%  1.26  - 9 16.2  fernandez,rudy.......63%  17%  1.48  + 9 16.5
hickson,j.j..........54%  15%  1.22  - 3 11.2  chandler,tyson.......63%  17%  1.13  + 8 14.1
cousins,demarcus.....56%  27%  0.60  - 9  9.4  terry,jason..........69%  26%  0.82  + 8 14.1
garcia,francisco.....35%   9%  1.81  + 1  5.5  barea,jose...........38%  27%  1.23  +   12.7
thomas,isaiah........ 8%  44%  1.39  - 2  5.4  stojakovic,peja......54%  11%  0.76  - 7  4.8
greene,donte.........19%  19%  1.38  + 5  5.2  mahinmi,ian..........13%  36%  0.82  - 5  4.0
dalembert,samuel.....42%  12%  0.64  + 5  3.6  haywood,brendan......29%   1%  5.04  + 1  2.7
thompson,jason.......29%  21%  0.43  -10  2.7  marion,shawn.........(DNP)  
jackson,darnell......(DNP)                     butler,caron.........(DNP)  
thornton,marcus......(DNP)                     beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)  
PACE: 96.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 96.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KINGS............  114.1 .513  .190 .114 .187  MAVERICKS........  120.4 .529  .220 .104 .132

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JAZZ 107, CLIPPERS 90: The Clippers have been pretty competitive so far, much more so than the 2-6 Jazz which was, nonetheless, coming off a 17-point win over the Knicks. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap led an early onslaught in the paint and Utah led by 13 after one quarter. The Jazz led by eight at the break after Eric Gordon's three at the second quarter buzzer gave the Clippers some momentum. Ryan Gomes scored late in the third to pull L.A. within four. Devin Harris keyed a 15-4 surge and Utah led by 15 midway through the fourth and won going away.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES C               18 24 27 21   90
UTAH                        31 19 25 32  107

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B.GRIFFIN    31   5  9  56  0  0      7  9  78  -8   3  6  9  2  3  1  0  0  17
E.GORDON     27   7 13  54  2  5  40  3  4  75 -13   2  0  2  2  1  0  3  0  19
R.GOMES      26   3  6  50  0  2   0  1  2  50 -13   1  0  1  2  3  3  1  0   7
D.JORDAN     29   3  7  43  0  0      2  2 100 -18   1  7  8  2  3  0  1  4   8
M.WILLIAMS   33   3  4  75  1  2  50  2  2 100 -16   0  2  2  8  2  1  4  0   9
E.BLEDSOE    17   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -5   0  0  0  3  3  0  4  0   2
R.FOYE       25   1  5  20  0  3   0  0  0       4   0  1  1  3  4  0  1  1   2
A.AMINU      16   1  5  20  0  2   0  0  2   0  -8   0  1  1  1  0  2  1  0   2
C.KAMAN      26   7 16  44  0  0      3  4  75 -10   1  3  4  0  1  2  0  0  17
C.SMITH       3   0  0      0  0      3  4  75   0   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   3
T.THOMPKINS   7   2  4  50  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  2  0  2  0   4
LOS ANGELES  48  33 71  46  3 14  21 21 29  72       8 21 29 23 22  9 17  5  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
A.JEFFERSON  41   9 17  53  0  0      1  2  50  16   5  2  7  3  4  1  2  3  19
P.MILLSAP    39   8 16  50  1  1 100  4  5  80  12   2  7  9  4  3  2  2  1  21
D.HARRIS     37   5 12  42  1  2  50  9  9 100  16   1  2  3  6  4  1  3  0  20
G.HAYWARD    12   2  3  67  1  2  50  2  2 100  13   1  3  4  1  1  0  0  0   7
A.BURKS       9   3  6  50  1  2  50  1  2  50   7   1  2  3  1  1  0  0  0   8
R.BELL       24   0  3   0  0  3   0  3  3 100   1   0  1  1  1  2  0  2  0   3
A.KIRILENKO  23   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100   5   1  6  7  5  0  2  3  0   8
C.MILES      14   1  2  50  1  1 100  0  0       9   0  1  1  0  2  3  1  0   3
E.WATSON     12   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0       1   0  2  2  1  0  2  1  0   0
D.FAVORS     16   6  7  86  0  1   0  1  3  33   5   1  4  5  0  4  1  1  0  13
M.OKUR        6   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  2  0  1  1   2
E.KANTER      7   0  0      0  0      3  4  75   1   1  0  1  0  2  0  1  0   3
UTAH         48  38 77  49  5 13  38 26 32  81      13 30 43 22 25 12 17  5 107

LOS ANGELES C               UTAH
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts   4
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  15
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  17

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAC (4-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  UTA (3-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gordon,eric..........56%  32%  1.04  -13 18.1  millsap,paul.........81%  23%  1.23  +12 24.2
kaman,chris..........54%  33%  0.85  -10 16.6  harris,devin.........77%  23%  1.19  +16 23.4
griffin,blake........65%  19%  1.35  - 8 16.1  jefferson,al.........85%  21%  1.07  +16 18.3
williams,maurice.....69%  12%  1.69  -16 15.3  kirilenko,andrei.....48%  18%  1.41  + 5 13.7
jordan,deandre.......60%  14%  1.20  -18 11.0  favors,derrick.......33%  26%  1.27  + 5 10.6
gomes,ryan...........54%  13%  1.02  -13  7.1  burks,alec...........19%  35%  1.28  + 7  8.1
foye,randy...........52%  10%  0.56  + 4  3.8  hayward,gordon.......25%  13%  2.37  +13  7.9
aminu,alfarouq.......33%  20%  0.49  - 8  3.3  miles,c.j............29%   8%  1.68  + 9  3.9
bledsoe,eric.........35%  16%  0.50  - 5  3.2  bell,raja............50%  10%  0.52  + 1  3.2
thompkins,trey.......15%  42%  0.43  + 2  2.9  watson,earl..........25%  14%  0.57  + 1  2.2
smith,craig.......... 6%  28%  1.46  +    2.4  kanter,enes..........15%  17%  0.84  + 1  2.0
warren,willie........(DNP)                     okur,mehmet..........13%  22%  0.45  - 1  1.2
PACE: 90.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 90.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CLIPPERS.........   99.8 .486  .211 .189 .142  JAZZ.............  118.7 .526  .382 .189 .156

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WIZARDS 117, WARRIORS 107: The weary 1-6 Wizards were playing the third of a stretch of four games in five nights of a west coast swing. They didn't play tired, rolling up 38 first-quarter points, 13 by John Wall. The Wizards led by 12 at the break. Nick Young scored three times during a 10-point run late in the third that left Washington ahead by 18. The Warriors had a 12-point run in the fourth to crawl within seven but could get no closer. Wall had 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Young added 25 points and Andray Blatche notched 22.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
WASHINGTON                  38 26 28 25  117
GOLDEN STATE                29 23 21 34  107

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.WALL       36   8 10  80  0  0     14 16  88   5   1  6  7  7  1  2  5  0  30
J.McGEE      32   5  9  56  0  0      1  2  50   1   4  4  8  2  2  1  1  6  11
A.BLATCHE    28   8 18  44  0  0      6  7  86   1   3  6  9  3  2  2  0  0  22
N.YOUNG      34  10 17  59  3  6  50  2  2 100  -2   0  2  2  2  4  1  0  0  25
R.LEWIS      46   6 18  33  1  6  17  0  0       8   3  7 10  1  2  1  1  0  13
T.BOOKER     14   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       7   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  1   0
J.CRAWFORD   14   3  7  43  0  1   0  0  0      12   0  2  2  5  1  0  1  0   6
J.VESELY      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
C.SINGLETON  22   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      11   0  5  5  2  3  1  1  1   2
S.MACK       12   4  7  57  0  1   0  0  0       5   2  1  3  0  1  1  2  4   8
WASHINGTON   48  45 90  50  4 15  27 23 27  85      14 35 49 22 18  9 12 12 117
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M.ELLIS      33   7 17  41  1  3  33  5  8  62   6   1  6  7  6  3  1  1  0  20
D.WRIGHT     41   6 16  38  3  8  38  0  2   0  -8   1  1  2  5  0  3  1  0  15
D.LEE        29   6 12  50  0  0      7  8  88   4   5  0  5  1  5  0  4  0  19
S.CURRY      21   7 13  54  3  6  50  2  3  67  -3   0  3  3  1  4  1  2  0  19
A.BIEDRINS   30   3  3 100  0  0      1  2  50   5   1  7  8  0  3  1  1  1   7
R.WILLIAMS    8   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -7   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0   0
V.RADMANOVIC  2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
E.UDOH       15   0  2   0  0  0      0  0     -10   1  4  5  2  1  0  1  1   0
L.AMUNDSON   17   3  5  60  0  0      0  0     -18   2  4  6  1  5  0  3  2   6
K.THOMPSON   28   5  9  56  1  3  33  0  2   0 -13   0  1  1  3  2  0  1  1  11
C.JENKINS    16   3  7  43  1  1 100  0  0     -10   1  0  1  2  0  0  1  0   7
GOLDEN STAT  48  41 86  48 10 23  43 15 25  60      12 28 40 22 23  6 15  5 107

WASHINGTON                  GOLDEN STATE
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts  26
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  21            Biggest Lead   2

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
WAS (2-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  GSW (4-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wall,john............75%  26%  1.50  + 5 29.3  ellis,monta..........69%  28%  1.08  + 6 21.3
young,nick...........71%  22%  1.42  - 2 23.1  wright,dorell........85%  18%  1.18  - 8 20.8
blatche,andray.......58%  33%  1.12  + 1 20.7  curry,stephen........44%  34%  1.14  - 3 15.0
lewis,rashard........96%  16%  0.87  + 8 14.1  lee,david............60%  29%  0.85  + 4 13.9
mcgee,javale.........67%  13%  1.48  + 1 13.1  thompson,klay........58%  16%  1.18  -13 11.6
crawford,jamal.......29%  24%  1.16  +12  8.6  jenkins,charles......33%  21%  1.09  -10  7.3
mack,shelvin.........25%  32%  0.97  + 5  8.4  amundson,louis.......35%  20%  0.85  -18  7.2
singleton,chris......46%   5%  1.45  +11  4.1  biedrins,andris......63%   5%  2.14  + 5  7.1
booker,trevor........29%   4%  0.44  + 7  0.5  radmanovic,vladimir.. 4%  21%  3.36  + 4  3.2
vesely,jan........... 4%  24%  0.00  + 2  0.0  udoh,epke............31%   7%  1.19  -10  2.9
seraphin,kevin.......(DNP)                     williams,reggie......17%   3%  2.01  - 7  1.4
jianlian,yi..........(DNP)                     thornton,al..........(DNP)  
PACE: 95.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 95.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WIZARDS..........  121.9 .522  .333 .125 .124  WARRIORS.........  111.5 .535  .255 .156 .115

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BULLS 115, SUNS 110, OT: The Bulls have been just kind of treading water so far, but the Suns had won eight of nine and won the last five games of a six-game road trip. The Bulls led by two early in the second quarter when Hakim Warrick and Robin Lopez keyed a 12-point Phoenix burst. But Chicago scored the last seven points of the half and Carlos Boozer began the second half with a basket to pull the Bulls within a point. The Bulls were up by three midway through the third when Steve Nash scored twice in a row to regain the lead for the Suns. The game was tied entering the final quarter. Derrick Rose capped a seven-point run midway through the fourth, scoring on a drive and hitting a three-pointer to tie the game at 94. The Suns again eased out in front, but Chicago again rallied, tying the game on Kyle Korver's hoop with 2:44 to play. After some empty possessions, the Bulls grabbed the lead on Rose's transition hoop with 1:06 left. In the final seconds of regulation, Marcin Gortat rebounded a Grant Hill miss, kicked the ball out to Nash, who found Channing Frye for a basket in the paint, sending the game to overtime. The teams traded buckets in the extra session. Ronnie Brewer scored with 1:56 left to put Chicago up by two. After a Phoenix miss, Rose scored in transition and Brewer later added a free throw to cap Chicago's 7-0 run to end the game. Rose had 32 points and 12 assists for Chicago. Nash had 14 points and 18 assists for Phoenix.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHICAGO                     27 24 26 27 11  115
PHOENIX                     27 27 23 27  6  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
L.DENG       41   7 11  64  2  4  50  0  2   0  20   2  5  7  4  2  0  1  1  16
D.ROSE       44  10 21  48  2  6  33 10 11  91  12   0  2  2 12  2  1  2  0  32
C.BOOZER     33   8 14  57  0  0      1  1 100  16   2  8 10  2  2  0  1  0  17
R.BREWER     26   7 11  64  1  2  50  1  2  50   1   1  3  4  3  2  1  1  0  16
J.NOAH       35   6 12  50  0  0      2  3  67  19   3  8 11  6  5  1  1  1  14
T.GIBSON     21   3  6  50  0  0      0  0     -11   3  2  5  0  3  0  1  0   6
K.KORVER     23   4  7  57  2  5  40  0  0       1   0  4  4  2  0  0  1  0  10
K.BOGANS     15   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0     -12   0  2  2  3  4  1  0  0   0
O.ASIK       18   1  1 100  0  0      0  0     -14   1  0  1  0  2  0  3  1   2
C.WATSON      9   1  8  12  0  3   0  0  0      -7   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0   2
CHICAGO      53  47 94  50  7 22  32 14 19  74      12 36 48 33 23  4 11  3 115
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.FRYE       38   7 13  54  0  3   0  0  0     -12   0  3  3  2  2  0  1  2  14
S.NASH       45   6 16  38  2  4  50  0  0     -12   2  2  4 18  3  0  4  1  14
G.HILL       33   3 14  21  0  0      0  0     -16   2  2  4  2  2  1  1  1   6
V.CARTER     33   7 16  44  1  5  20  4  6  67 -16   1  4  5  1  3  0  1  0  19
M.GORTAT     33   3  7  43  0  0      6  8  75 -16   5  8 13  2  5  0  0  1  12
J.DUDLEY     20   5  6  83  2  3  67  0  0      11   2  4  6  1  2  0  1  0  12
H.WARRICK    20   4  9  44  0  0      5  8  62  11   2  2  4  0  1  0  0  0  13
A.BROOKS     13   3  5  60  1  1 100  2  2 100  11   0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0   9
M.PIETRUS    15   3  7  43  1  3  33  0  0       7   1  2  3  0  1  0  0  1   7
R.LOPEZ      15   2  5  40  0  0      0  0       7   0  3  3  1  1  0  1  1   4
PHOENIX      53  43 98  44  7 19  37 17 24  71      15 30 45 29 20  1  9  7 110

CHICAGO                     PHOENIX
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  22
  Second Chance Pts   8       Second Chance Pts  14
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  10

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHI (6-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  PHX (8-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........83%  30%  1.31  +12 33.3  nash,steve...........94%  20%  1.44  -12 24.4
deng,luol............77%  13%  1.64  +20 19.8  carter,vince.........69%  27%  0.92  -16 13.5
boozer,carlos........62%  22%  1.18  +16 15.3  dudley,jared.........42%  15%  2.16  +11 13.2
noah,joakim..........66%  19%  1.33  +19 15.2  gortat,marcin........69%  13%  1.52  -16 12.4
brewer,ronnie........49%  23%  1.35  + 1 14.3  frye,channing........79%  16%  1.09  -12 12.1
korver,kyle..........43%  15%  1.65  + 1 10.1  warrick,hakim........42%  29%  0.94  +11 10.1
gibson,taj...........40%  15%  0.88  -11  4.5  brooks,aaron.........27%  20%  1.74  +11  8.9
watson,c.j...........17%  44%  0.32  - 7  2.2  hill,grant...........69%  20%  0.55  -16  6.7
asik,omer............34%   9%  0.48  -14  1.4  pietrus,mickael......31%  21%  1.13  + 7  6.2
bogans,keith.........28%   7%  0.78  -12  1.4  lopez,robin..........31%  17%  0.88  + 7  4.9
butler,jimmy.........(DNP)                     morris,markieff......(DNP)  
thomas,kurt..........(DNP)                     childress,josh.......(DNP)  
PACE: 97.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 97.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BULLS............  117.5 .537  .286 .112 .085  SUNS.............  112.4 .474  .294 .92 .108

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STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
               SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS⁄GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    5   3   K.DURANT  OKC 32.0  K.LOVE    MIN 13.4  N.HILARIO DEN .717 
PHI    4   5   D.NOWITZK DAL 31.9  J.NOAH    CHI 11.9  M.BROOKS  NJN .638 
NYK    4   5   D.ROSE    CHI 29.9  A.BOGUT   MIL 11.0  D.HOWARD  ORL .617 
NJN    3   5   D.GALLINA DEN 28.0  D.HOWARD  ORL 10.8  M.GORTAT  PHX .603 
TOR    2   7   R.GAY     MEM 27.8  B.GRIFFIN LAC 10.6  L.ODOM    LAL .593 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    6   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
IND    4   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    2   6   D.AUGUSTI CHA .970  B.MILLER  MIN .667  S.NASH    PHX 13.2 
CLE    2   6   A.AFFLALO DEN .950  T.LAWSON  DEN .667  R.RONDO   BOS 11.2 
MIL    2   7   S.NASH    PHX .947  M.DUNLEAV IND .600  D.WILLIAM NJN  9.6 
TEAM WON LOST  M.MORRIS  HOU .944  C.JENKINS GSW .577  C.PAUL    NOH  9.6 
MIA    7   1   E.ILYASOV MIL .938  M.WEBSTER MIN .556  M.CONLEY  MEM  9.5 
ORL    7   2
CHA    4   4   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
ATL    4   4   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    2   6   R.GAY     MEM  2.4  J.WALL    WAS  4.5  J.McGEE   WAS  3.1 
TEAM WON LOST  L.JAMES   MIA  2.2  R.RONDO   BOS  4.5  T.DUNCAN  SAS  3.0 
DAL    6   3   T.ALLEN   MEM  2.1  J.JOHNSON ATL  3.6  A.STOUDEM NYK  2.8 
SAS    5   3   D.HOWARD  ORL  2.1  J.SMITH   ATL  3.6  B.LOPEZ   NJN  2.6 
MEM    5   3   R.WESTBRO OKC  2.0  D.ROSE    CHI  3.6  A.BOGUT   MIL  2.2 
NOH    4   4
HOU    4   4
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    6   1
MIN    6   2
OKC    5   5
UTA    3   6
POR    3   6
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    8   2
LAL    8   2
LAC    4   6
GSW    4   6
SAC    2   8

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄18 ATL 101  @ DET  85        R.STUCKEY 38     J.SMITH 15      J.JOHNSON 7
11⁄18 PHI  92 vs CHA  78        J.HOLIDAY 24     E.BRAND 12      A.IGUODALA 11
11⁄18 CHI 115  @ PHX 110 (1 OT) D.ROSE 32        M.GORTAT 13     S.NASH 18
11⁄18 DEN 122  @ OKC  78        D.GALLINARI 26   S.IBAKA 9       A.MILLER 11
11⁄18 UTA 107 vs LAC  90        P.MILLSAP 21     Multiple 9      M.WILLIAMS 8
11⁄18 MIA 104  @ CLE  76        D.WADE 27        L.JAMES 12      L.JAMES 9
11⁄18 TOR  98 vs MIL  79        A.BARGNANI 22    R.EVANS 11      J.CALDERON 13
11⁄18 NOH 106 vs NJN  90        C.PAUL 33        D.WEST 12       C.PAUL 14
11⁄18 IND  91 vs POR  77        D.GRANGER 25     M.CAMBY 13      R.FELTON 4
11⁄18 MIN 106 vs SAS  76        K.LOVE 24        D.MILICIC 12    R.RUBIO 10
11⁄18 DAL 116 vs SAC 110        D.NOWITZKI 35    T.CHANDLER 15   T.EVANS 9
11⁄18 WAS 117  @ GSW 107        J.WALL 30        R.LEWIS 10      J.WALL 7

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
CHICAGO (6-3) at LOS ANGELES C (4-6)
CLEVELAND (2-6) at CHARLOTTE (4-4)
DALLAS (6-3) at ATLANTA (4-4)
MINNESOTA (6-2) at MEMPHIS (5-3)
NEW JERSEY (3-5) at HOUSTON (4-4)
NEW ORLEANS (4-4) at ORLANDO (7-2)
PORTLAND (3-6) at MILWAUKEE (2-7)
SACRAMENTO (2-8) at SAN ANTONIO (5-3)
WASHINGTON (2-6) at DENVER (6-1)

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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