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November 24, 2011
Sim Season
Turkey Day

by Bradford Doolittle

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We've got 10 games from Wednesday to get to, so I'll save you my prattle for today and just say this: Best wishes to you and yours for Thanksgiving. Be safe and enjoy the respite.

Through last night, we've played the 169 games the NBA hasn't as part of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. We'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of tonight's action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

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BOBCATS 118, GRIZZLIES 115: The Bobcats wisely decided to head a new direction earlier this year, deciding that eking out a low playoff seed in the Eastern Conference wasn't a high enough ceiling for a team. We know that's not a high enough ceiling for 'Cats owner Michael Jordan. Gerald Wallace was dealt to Portland at last year's trade deadline and, just before the draft, Stephen Jackson was flipped to Milwaukee. Charlotte drafted Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker, the first step in the rebuilding effort. So far, the rebuild appears to be unfolding on fast forward. Corey Maggette scored 24 points, Gerald Henderson Jr. added 20 on just nine shots and the Bobcats knocked off Memphis for their third straight win. D.J. Augustin added 19 points, five rebounds and seven assists for Charlotte. This was a close, entertaining game throughout. Tony Allen cut the lead to three with a hoop at the 56-second mark, but the Grizzlies' offense went dry. Augustin and Maggette sealed the win with free throws before Rudy Gay hit a three at the buzzer for Memphis. Zach Randolph had 23 points and 16 rebounds for Memphis, which has dropped three of four. Meanwhile the Bobcats suddenly find themselves fifth in the East.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MEMPHIS                     27 27 30 31  115
CHARLOTTE                   32 28 29 29  118

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M.CONLEY     34   7 10  70  2  2 100  2  2 100  12   0  1  1 11  4  0  1  0  18
Z.RANDOLPH   37   8 13  62  0  1   0  7  8  88   3   5 11 16  1  3  0  0  0  23
M.GASOL      36   9 17  53  0  0      3  4  75   0   2  5  7  3  1  3  2  1  21
R.GAY        36   5 14  36  1  3  33  5  6  83  -8   1  5  6  2  3  0  1  1  16
T.ALLEN      27   4  9  44  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  1  1  4  2  0  0  1   8
S.BATTIER    20   2  6  33  1  2  50  0  0       6   1  2  3  0  1  0  0  2   5
O.MAYO       23   7 12  58  3  6  50  0  0       7   0  1  1  4  4  0  1  1  17
D.ARTHUR     15   1  7  14  0  0      3  4  75 -10   3  2  5  0  2  0  2  0   5
G.VASQUEZ    10   0  2   0  0  2   0  0  0     -19   0  1  1  4  1  0  1  0   0
X.HENRY       2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   2
MEMPHIS      48  44 91  48  7 17  41 20 24  83      12 29 41 29 22  3  8  6 115
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B.DIAW       45   6 12  50  1  1 100  4  4 100   1   3  5  8  5  3  2  3  2  17
D.AUGUSTIN   33   6 15  40  3  7  43  4  5  80   4   1  4  5  7  3  0  1  0  19
K.BROWN      29   4  8  50  0  0      0  0       1   4  5  9  0  3  1  1  0   8
G.HENDERSON  31   6  9  67  0  1   0  8  8 100   4   1  3  4  3  3  1  1  0  20
C.MAGGETTE   30   6 14  43  0  1   0 12 14  86   5   0  6  6  1  2  0  0  0  24
D.CUNNINGHAM 13   2  3  67  0  0      1  2  50   6   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   5
T.THOMAS     20   3  7  43  0  0      1  2  50  -9   1  2  3  1  2  0  1  1   7
D.WHITE      10   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       2   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   0
E.NAJERA      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.WALKER     19   6 11  55  1  2  50  1  2  50   3   1  2  3  2  1  1  1  0  14
B.BIYOMBO     9   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100   0   1  0  1  0  1  0  1  1   4
CHARLOTTE    48  40 84  48  5 12  42 33 39  85      12 29 41 20 18  5  9  4 118

MEMPHIS                     CHARLOTTE
     Fast Break Pts  26          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  11

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MEM (6-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CHA (7-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gasol,marc...........75%  25%  1.11    0 22.4  maggette,corey.......63%  30%  1.07  + 5 23.7
conley,mike..........71%  14%  2.14  +12 22.2  augustin,d.j.........69%  24%  1.34  + 4 21.5
randolph,zach........77%  19%  1.49  + 3 21.7  hendersonjr,gerald...65%  18%  1.50  + 4 21.0
mayo,o.j.............48%  25%  1.46  + 7 17.4  diaw,boris...........94%  15%  1.37  + 1 20.6
gay,rudy.............75%  21%  0.96  - 8 15.7  walker,kemba.........40%  30%  1.17  + 3 15.3
allen,tony...........56%  13%  1.15  - 5  8.0  thomas,tyrus.........42%  19%  0.84  - 9  7.6
battier,shane........42%  12%  1.11  + 6  6.3  brown,kwame..........60%  12%  1.12  + 1  7.6
arthur,darrell.......31%  32%  0.47  -10  4.7  cunningham,dante.....27%  12%  1.28  + 6  3.8
vasquez,greivis......21%  12%  1.08  -19  2.6  biyombo,bismack......19%  23%  0.75    0  3.6
henry,xavier......... 4%  22%  1.40  - 1  1.4  white,d.j............21%   7%  0.64  + 2  1.0
young,sam............(DNP)                     najera,eduardo....... 2%  49%  0.00  - 2  0.0
haddadi,hamed........(DNP)                     carroll,matt.........(DNP)  
PACE: 93.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 93.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
GRIZZLIES........  122.4 .522  .293 .085 .112  BOBCATS..........  125.6 .506  .293 .096 .183

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PACERS 132, CAVALIERS 109: The Pacers are one of the streakiest teams in the league. Who can forget the third quarter they enjoyed against Denver, just over a year ago? You remember--Indiana rolled up 54 points in the third and shot 20-of-21 from the floor. The only miss was Mike Dunleavy's last second three just before the horn. Isn't it amazing what can happen when the NBA actually plays its games? Well, the Sim Season Pacers are on a roll. One night after putting up over 1.4 points per possession in a win over Detroit, Indiana nearly matched that figure against Cavs. Actually, the Pacers did match the 1.4, but if you go an extra decimal point, Tuesday's output was slightly more efficient. After a close first quarter, the Pacers were really in charge of their win over Cleveland. Danny Granger was a model of efficiency, scoring 37 points on just 14 shots. Roy Hibbert, who has had a quiet start, put up 23 points and 10 rebounds. The Cavs, stuck in catchup mode for most of the game, hit 14-of-31 from deep, getting four treys each from Daniel Gibson and Omri Casspi. Cleveland lost Anderson Varejao to an injury. The Brazilian center, who missed most of last season with an injury, is expected to miss five games.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
INDIANA                     32 31 39 30  132
CLEVELAND                   30 23 35 21  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
D.GRANGER    32  11 14  79  5  6  83 10 11  91  11   1  7  8  2  1  2  2  0  37
D.COLLISON   31   6 11  55  1  3  33  5  5 100  12   0  3  3  9  1  0  1  0  18
R.HIBBERT    36   8 14  57  0  0      7  8  88  18   3  7 10  2  4  0  4  2  23
T.HANSBROUGH 27   2  6  33  0  0      2  2 100  12   3  1  4  1  4  1  2  0   6
P.GEORGE     26   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100  19   0  5  5  1  2  1  1  0   8
B.RUSH       10   2  6  33  0  2   0  0  0       3   1  2  3  4  1  0  0  0   4
M.DUNLEAVY   27   7 12  58  1  4  25  0  0      13   1  2  3  1  1  0  0  0  15
J.McROBERTS  21   3  4  75  1  1 100  0  2   0  11   2  9 11  1  1  2  0  3   7
J.FOSTER     11   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       5   1  1  2  0  1  1  2  0   4
G.HILL       19   3  9  33  0  2   0  4  6  67  11   0  1  1  3  0  0  0  0  10
INDIANA      48  47 83  57  8 18  44 30 36  83      12 38 50 24 16  7 12  5 132
                 ----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  11 22  50  0  4   0  5  7  71  -9   2  5  7  0  1  0  1  1  27
B.DAVIS      28   4 11  36  3  7  43  2  3  67 -20   1  0  1  7  3  0  2  1  13
A.VAREJAO     9   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -1   2  1  3  0  0  1  0  0   0
O.CASSPI     24   7  8  88  4  5  80  0  0      -5   2  2  4  5  3  1  1  0  18
K.IRVING     18   3  7  43  1  4  25  1  2  50   2   2  0  2  1  4  1  1  0   8
R.SESSIONS   17   2  5  40  0  1   0  1  1 100 -19   0  0  0  2  2  0  0  0   5
D.GIBSON     33   7 12  58  4  7  57  0  0      -9   0  3  3  3  3  0  0  0  18
R.HOLLINS    26   2  5  40  0  0      2  2 100 -17   0  5  5  0  4  0  2  2   6
A.GEE         4   3  4  75  2  2 100  0  0       4   0  2  2  0  1  0  0  0   8
C.EYENGA     20   0  5   0  0  1   0  0  0     -22   1  1  2  0  0  0  1  0   0
S.SAMUELS    13   0  5   0  0  0      0  0      -5   2  1  3  1  2  0  0  0   0
T.THOMPSON   16   3 10  30  0  0      0  0     -14   2  2  4  2  0  1  2  2   6
CLEVELAND    48  42 96  44 14 31  45 11 15  73      14 22 36 21 23  4 10  6 109

INDIANA                     CLEVELAND
     Fast Break Pts  30          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead  25            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
IND (7-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CLE (2-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
granger,danny........67%  29%  1.85  +11 29.8  jamison,antawn.......67%  36%  0.93  - 9 26.1
collison,darren......65%  19%  1.66  +12 23.5  davis,baron..........58%  22%  1.30  -20 19.1
hibbert,roy..........75%  26%  1.06  +18 22.9  casspi,omri..........50%  15%  2.74  - 5 17.7
dunleavy jr.,mike....56%  19%  1.27  +13 17.5  gibson,daniel........69%  14%  1.85  - 9 16.9
hill,george..........40%  27%  0.92  +11 11.3  gee,alonzo........... 8%  45%  2.07  + 4  8.0
mcroberts,josh.......44%   8%  2.83  +11 10.8  thompson,tristan.....33%  33%  0.72  -14  7.3
george,paul..........54%   8%  1.71  +19  8.2  irving,kyrie.........38%  21%  0.95  + 2  7.1
rush,brandon.........21%  26%  1.16  + 3  5.7  hollins,ryan.........54%  11%  0.81  -17  5.2
hansbrough,tyler.....56%  13%  0.76  +12  5.5  sessions,ramon.......35%  12%  1.04  -19  4.6
foster,jeff..........23%  19%  0.84  + 5  4.1  varejao,anderson.....19%   7%  0.87  - 1  1.2
jones,solomon........(DNP)                     samuels,samardo......27%  15%  0.25  - 5  1.1
price,a.j............(DNP)                     eyenga,christian.....42%  11%  0.12  -22  0.6
PACE: 94.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 94.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PACERS...........  139.3 .614  .353 .127 .167  CAVALIERS........  115.0 .510  .269 .106 .070

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CELTICS 96, RAPTORS 87: The Raptors were coming off a win over Milwaukee that snapped a six-game losing streak, but that wasn't enough to impress the Basketball Prospectus machinery. Toronto was an 18-point underdog to the Celtics. Vegas would never put out a line like that--even if it did, the money that came pouring in on the Raptors would quickly moderate the spread. Our line isn't about betting--it's about judging relative team strength. So it was a small win for the Raptors to hang relatively close in Boston. The Celtics enjoyed their biggest lead of 14 points late in the third and it certainly seemed as if the rout was on. But Toronto hung in and cut the lead to six midway through the fourth on Jose Calderon's three. That was as close as it got. It was kind of a ho-hum game stat-wise. Paul Pierce scored a game-high 21 points and need just eight shots to get there.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
TORONTO                     19 26 23 19   87
BOSTON                      28 27 19 22   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.DEROZAN    29   8 15  53  0  0      4  6  67  -2   2  4  6  3  2  0  0  0  20
A.BARGNANI   41   6 12  50  1  3  33  6  7  86 -11   1  4  5  2  4  0  5  0  19
J.CALDERON   29   1  6  17  1  4  25  0  0       0   0  2  2  8  2  3  4  0   3
E.DAVIS      20   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       6   1  4  5  2  0  1  1  1   0
J.JOHNSON    20   2  5  40  1  3  33  2  4  50   2   0  0  0  2  1  2  1  0   7
A.JOHNSON    16   1  5  20  0  1   0  0  0     -13   0  2  2  0  1  1  0  0   2
J.BAYLESS    19   3  6  50  0  1   0  0  0      -9   0  3  3  4  2  1  0  1   6
L.BARBOSA    23   9 14  64  5  8  62  0  0     -11   0  1  1  1  0  0  2  0  23
L.KLEIZA     24   2  7  29  1  4  25  2  2 100  -7   1  2  3  2  3  1  4  1   7
R.EVANS      19   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   2  3  5  1  4  1  4  0   0
TORONTO      48  32 71  45  9 24  38 14 19  74       7 25 32 25 19 10 21  3  87
                 ----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      33   4 12  33  0  4   0  0  0       8   2  3  5  7  3  0  1  1   8
P.PIERCE     32   6  8  75  3  5  60  6  7  86   8   1  3  4  0  1  1  4  0  21
R.RONDO      32   8 12  67  1  1 100  2  2 100   2   0  1  1  5  3  2  2  0  19
K.GARNETT    31   3 10  30  0  0      4  4 100   7   0  4  4  1  3  2  3  2  10
T.MURPHY     11   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -5   1  0  1  1  1  0  1  0   0
J.GREEN      25   3  7  43  1  2  50  2  2 100   3   0  3  3  1  3  0  2  0   9
G.DAVIS      22   4  5  80  0  1   0  2  2 100  13   0  5  5  0  1  0  0  1  10
C.ARROYO      1   0  1   0  0  0      2  2 100   4   2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0   2
V.WAFER       6   0  0      0  0      2  2 100  -5   0  0  0  2  0  1  0  0   2
D.WEST       21   4  7  57  1  2  50  0  0       7   0  4  4  5  1  1  4  1   9
J.O'NEAL     12   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       8   0  3  3  1  3  0  1  1   0
J.JOHNSON    14   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      -5   1  3  4  1  3  0  1  0   6
BOSTON       48  35 70  50  6 16  38 20 21  95       7 29 36 24 22  7 19  6  96

TORONTO                     BOSTON
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  14

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
TOR (2-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  BOS (8-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
barbosa,leandro......48%  34%  1.47  -11 21.9  rondo,rajon..........67%  22%  1.33  + 2 21.5
derozan,demar........60%  29%  1.11  - 2 20.3  pierce,paul..........67%  23%  1.34  + 8 18.9
bargnani,andrea......85%  23%  0.90  -11 16.8  west,delonte.........44%  26%  1.18  + 7 13.5
calderon,jose........60%  16%  1.04    0  9.0  allen,ray............69%  19%  0.97  + 8 11.4
kleiza,linas.........50%  23%  0.72  - 7  8.0  garnett,kevin........65%  23%  0.68  + 7 10.8
johnson,james........42%  18%  1.10  + 2  7.5  davis,glen...........46%  12%  1.67  +13 10.5
bayless,jerryd.......40%  14%  1.51  - 9  7.5  green,jeff...........52%  19%  0.88  + 3  8.8
davis,ed.............42%   3%  2.35  + 6  3.5  johnson,jajuan.......29%  17%  1.20  - 5  5.9
johnson,amir.........33%  14%  0.47  -13  2.3  wafer,von............13%   6%  4.43  - 5  2.9
evans,reggie.........40%   9%  0.40    0  1.3  arroyo,carlos........ 2%  97%  1.15  + 4  2.3
alabi,soloman........(DNP)                     o'neal,jermaine......25%  11%  0.31  + 8  0.9
wright,julian........(DNP)                     murphy,troy..........23%  12%  0.27  - 5  0.9
PACE: 88.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
RAPTORS..........   98.2 .514  .194 .237 .094  CELTICS..........  108.3 .543  .219 .214 .104

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TRAIL BLAZERS 101, PISTONS 78: The Trail Blazers put up their best Defensive Rating of the season and sent the Pistons to their eighth straight defeat. Portland hasn't been able to really get on a roll this year and a win over one of the league's lower lights may not mean much, but it was the Blazers' best all-around performance of the season. Portland outscored Detroit 34-20 in the paint and 8-0 in transition. LaMarcus Aldridge rolled up 32 points but check Greg Oden's line--13 points, 14 rebounds in 23 minutes. The Pistons shot just 34 percent from the floor. If Detroit's skid is ever going to end, it may be on Friday when the Pistons host the Wizards.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PORTLAND                    18 24 31 28  101
DETROIT                     20 14 23 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
L.ALDRIDGE   34  10 19  53  0  0     12 12 100   5   5  4  9  1  1  0  0  2  32
W.MATTHEWS   33   1  6  17  1  3  33  4  4 100   9   0  4  4  3  0  0  3  1   7
N.BATUM      22   3  6  50  0  2   0  0  0       3   0  2  2  0  3  1  1  1   6
M.CAMBY      20   3  8  38  0  1   0  0  0      -5   4  5  9  0  3  0  0  1   6
R.FELTON     38   2 12  17  0  2   0  1  2  50  16   0  2  2  7  5  1  2  0   5
G.WALLACE    32   3  8  38  0  2   0  0  0      29   1  4  5  3  2  0  1  2   6
B.ROY        15   5  8  62  0  1   0  5  5 100  14   0  1  1  1  3  0  0  0  15
C.JOHNSON    12   2  3  67  0  0      3  4  75  15   2  2  4  0  2  0  1  2   7
L.BABBITT     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.ODEN       23   4  9  44  0  0      5  8  62  23   4 10 14  2  3  1  2  0  13
N.SMITH      10   1  2  50  0  1   0  2  2 100   7   1  1  2  3  1  1  1  0   4
PORTLAND     48  34 81  42  1 12   8 32 37  86      17 36 53 20 23  4 11  9 101
                 ----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     31   3 11  27  0  2   0  2  2 100  -5   4  6 10  0  2  2  1  2   8
G.MONROE     26   2  3  67  0  0      6 10  60  -4   0  8  8  0  5  0  1  2  10
R.STUCKEY    37   7 18  39  1  1 100  8  9  89 -14   2  1  3  4  3  0  2  1  23
B.GORDON     30   3 10  30  2  7  29  2  2 100  -8   2  3  5  3  6  0  2  0  10
J.JEREBKO    19   1  3  33  0  0      2  4  50   0   1  0  1  2  1  0  0  1   4
T.McGRADY    16   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100  -9   0  2  2  0  1  1  1  0   2
C.VILLANUEVA 19   2  5  40  0  1   0  2  4  50 -17   0  3  3  0  3  0  3  0   6
A.DAYE       14   1  3  33  1  3  33  0  0     -18   0  1  1  1  3  0  0  0   3
B.WALLACE    22   2  4  50  0  1   0  1  2  50 -19   0  1  1  1  2  2  1  1   5
J.MAXIELL    10   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -6   1  0  1  0  2  0  0  0   0
W.BYNUM       4   1  1 100  0  0      2  2 100 -10   0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0   4
B.KNIGHT     12   1  6  17  1  3  33  0  0      -5   0  0  0  2  3  1  0  0   3
DETROIT      48  23 67  34  5 18  28 27 37  73      10 25 35 13 33  6 11  7  78

PORTLAND                    DETROIT
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts   0
  Second Chance Pts  17       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  20
       Biggest Lead  25            Biggest Lead   6

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
POR (5-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DET (2-9)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
aldridge,lamarcus....71%  33%  1.33  + 5 31.4  stuckey,rodney.......77%  34%  0.91  -14 29.7
oden,greg............48%  29%  1.20  +23 16.2  gordon,ben...........63%  22%  0.90  - 8 14.2
roy,brandon..........31%  31%  1.32  +14 14.5  prince,tayshaun......65%  21%  0.79  - 5 11.7
matthews,wesley......69%  13%  1.15  + 9 10.2  monroe,greg..........54%  16%  1.12  - 4  9.2
felton,raymond.......79%  16%  0.69  +16  9.7  wallace,ben..........46%  12%  0.98  -19  5.2
wallace,gerald.......67%  10%  1.24  +29  9.5  villanueva,charlie...40%  26%  0.48  -17  4.8
johnson,chris........25%  21%  1.36  +15  8.1  jerebko,jonas........40%  11%  1.12    0  4.8
camby,marcus.........42%  17%  1.07  - 5  7.7  knight,brandon.......25%  26%  0.68  - 5  4.1
smith,nolan..........21%  16%  1.89  + 7  6.7  daye,austin..........29%   9%  1.24  -18  3.9
batum,nicolas........46%  12%  0.94  + 3  5.5  bynum,will........... 8%  24%  1.37  -10  2.8
babbitt,luke......... 2%  53%  0.27  - 1  0.3  mcgrady,tracy........33%  11%  0.61  - 9  2.2
johnson,armon........(DNP)                     maxiell,jason........21%   3%  0.00  - 6  0.0
PACE: 84.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 84.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
TRAILBLAZERS.....  119.9 .426  .405 .131 .193  PISTONS..........   92.6 .381  .217 .131 .193

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THUNDER 120, LAKERS 94: The Thunder has been rolling and its offensive onslaught continued with an easy win over the Lakers, snapping L.A.'s six-game winning streak. The Lakers led by two at the half on Derek Fisher's jumper at the second-quarter buzzer. OKC poured it on in the third, getting 12 points from Kevin Durant and eight from Russell Westbrook and outscoring the Lakers 34-15. OKC extended the lead to as high as 30 in the fourth. The Thunder has now put up points per possession totals of 1.4, 1.5 and 1.3 over its last three outings. OKC has won three straight and seven out of eight after starting the season 1-4. Westbrook just missed a triple-double, finishing with 24 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES L               19 33 15 27   94
OKLAHOMA CITY               24 26 34 36  120

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
P.GASOL      36   5 14  36  0  0     10 13  77 -14   4  5  9  2  1  0  1  1  20
K.BRYANT     41   7 17  41  0  6   0  3  4  75 -31   0  5  5  7  1  1  5  0  17
R.ARTEST     29   3 12  25  0  5   0  0  0     -34   1  1  2  2  3  0  0  0   6
D.FISHER     27   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0     -31   0  1  1  2  2  1  2  1   4
A.BYNUM      27   2  6  33  0  0      5  8  62 -27   3  4  7  1  3  0  3  4   9
L.ODOM       30   8  9  89  2  3  67  2  2 100  -5   1  6  7  1  2  0  2  0  20
S.BLAKE      16   2  4  50  1  2  50  0  0       2   0  0  0  4  2  1  1  0   5
S.BROWN      12   1  3  33  1  3  33  0  0       8   0  0  0  3  2  0  0  0   3
M.BARNES     19   4  6  67  2  2 100  0  0       8   0  4  4  2  5  0  1  0  10
D.CARACTER    2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
T.RATLIFF     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  34 75  45  6 22  27 20 27  74       9 26 35 24 23  3 15  6  94
                 ----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     35   9 19  47  1  5  20  8 13  62  35   0  4  4  2  2  0  2  1  27
R.WESTBROOK  41   8 18  44  0  2   0  8  8 100  24   4  5  9 14  1  1  0  0  24
S.IBAKA      27   6  6 100  0  0      0  0      17   1  3  4  1  4  2  1  1  12
T.SEFOLOSHA  26   3  7  43  1  4  25  2  2 100   4   0  2  2  2  1  1  2  0   9
K.PERKINS    32   2  5  40  0  0      2  2 100  28   6  6 12  3  3  1  1  3   6
J.HARDEN     22   5 13  38  3  7  43  3  4  75  19   1  2  3  1  1  2  1  0  16
N.COLLISON   22   4  4 100  0  0      1  2  50  11   2  5  7  1  3  2  1  1   9
N.MOHAMMED   14   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      -5   0  1  1  1  2  0  1  0   6
E.MAYNOR      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.COOK        8   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  2  2  1  1  1  0  0   0
R.JACKSON    11   5  9  56  0  1   0  1  1 100  -6   0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  11
OKLAHOMA CI  48  45 84  54  5 19  26 25 32  78      14 30 44 27 18 11  9  6 120

LOS ANGELES L               OKLAHOMA CITY
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  24
  Second Chance Pts   7       Second Chance Pts   5
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   8            Biggest Lead  30

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAL (9-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  OKC (8-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gasol,pau............75%  27%  1.00  -14 20.9  westbrook,russell....85%  23%  1.64  +24 34.9
bryant,kobe..........85%  27%  0.88  -31 20.8  durant,kevin.........73%  35%  0.97  +35 25.4
odom,lamar...........63%  18%  1.78  - 5 17.7  harden,james.........46%  33%  1.16  +19 16.4
barnes,matt..........40%  16%  1.65  + 8 12.0  ibaka,serge..........56%  10%  2.05  +17 11.1
bynum,andrew.........56%  21%  0.84  -27  9.2  sefolosha,thabo......54%  16%  1.17  + 4 10.9
blake,steve..........33%  13%  1.64  + 2  7.8  perkins,kendrick.....67%   7%  2.12  +28 10.8
artest,ron...........60%  19%  0.54  -34  6.9  jackson,reggie.......23%  40%  1.11  - 6  9.4
fisher,derek.........56%   9%  0.96  -31  5.3  collison,nick........46%  10%  2.15  +11  9.0
brown,shannon........25%  10%  1.81  + 8  4.7  mohammed,nazr........29%  11%  1.62  - 5  5.1
caracter,derrick..... 4%  25%  0.00  - 3  0.0  cook,daequan.........17%   6%  1.26  + 2  1.2
ratliff,theo.........(DNP)                     maynor,eric.......... 4%  25%  0.00  + 1  0.0
ebanks,devin.........(DNP)                     aldrich,cole.........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
LAKERS...........  105.3 .493  .231 .168 .133  THUNDER..........  134.4 .565  .350 .101 .158

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ROCKETS 115, MAVERICKS 93: The Rockets dispatched the champion Mavericks and stayed hot, getting their third straight win and fifth in six games. Houston is now tied with the Timberwolves for fourth in the West, which I bring up because the Rockets play at Minnesota on Friday. Dallas didn't lead after Houston's 13-2 run midway through the second put the Rockets in control. Kevin Martin led the way with 28 points and Luis Scola added 24 points and 13 rebounds. Dallas actually shot 51 percent from the field, but the jump-shooting Mavericks were out-pointed by Houston 22-9 at the foul line. It also didn't hurt the Rockets' cause that they hit 11-of-17 from deep. Chase Budinger scored 14 for Houston on 5-of-5 shooting and went 3-of-3 from downtown.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DALLAS                      29 19 20 25   93
HOUSTON                     29 27 36 23  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
J.KIDD       40   2  6  33  1  5  20  0  0     -17   0  0  0  7  3  3  0  1   5
J.TERRY      30   7 14  50  3  5  60  0  0     -12   0  4  4  4  2  0  1  0  17
D.NOWITZKI   35  10 17  59  0  1   0  4  4 100 -12   0 10 10  2  3  0  3  1  24
S.MARION     27   7 15  47  0  1   0  0  0      -3   2  1  3  5  2  2  0  1  14
T.CHANDLER   35   2  3  67  0  1   0  3  8  38 -12   1  5  6  1  4  2  2  1   7
J.BAREA      22   3  5  60  1  1 100  0  0     -11   1  1  2  8  1  0  3  0   7
B.HAYWOOD    11   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      -5   1  1  2  0  1  0  0  0   4
P.STOJAKOVIC 17   3  7  43  3  5  60  2  3  67 -16   0  1  1  0  3  0  3  0  11
I.MAHINMI     2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
R.FERNANDEZ  21   1  4  25  0  2   0  0  0     -17   1  0  1  1  3  2  0  0   2
DALLAS       48  38 75  51  8 21  38  9 15  60       6 23 29 28 22  9 12  4  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
K.MARTIN     30   9 19  47  4  7  57  6  7  86  18   1  5  6  3  0  1  1  0  28
K.LOWRY      37   7 13  54  2  3  67  2  2 100  20   3  2  5 10  1  1  0  0  18
L.SCOLA      28   8 15  53  0  1   0  8  9  89  22   1 12 13  2  3  0  3  1  24
C.HAYES      32   0  3   0  0  0      0  0      19   2  4  6  5  1  3  1  1   0
C.BUDINGER   24   5  5 100  3  3 100  1  1 100  18   0  4  4  2  3  1  3  0  14
C.LEE        24   1  5  20  0  1   0  2  2 100 -11   0  1  1  2  2  0  2  0   4
G.DRAGIC     12   3  3 100  2  2 100  1  1 100   4   0  0  0  2  0  0  1  0   9
J.HILL       11   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       6   1  0  1  1  1  0  0  0   2
P.PATTERSON  12   1  4  25  0  0      0  0       4   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   2
H.THABEET     8   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   1   0  0  0  0  3  0  1  0   2
M.MORRIS     22   6  7  86  0  0      0  0       9   0  1  1  0  0  1  2  0  12
HOUSTON      48  41 76  54 11 17  65 22 24  92       9 30 39 27 14  7 14  2 115

DALLAS                      HOUSTON
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  29

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DAL (7-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  HOU (7-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nowitzki,dirk........73%  32%  1.01  -12 21.4  lowry,kyle...........77%  17%  1.93  +20 29.9
terry,jason..........63%  26%  1.27  -12 19.3  martin,kevin.........63%  38%  1.31  +18 27.4
marion,shawn.........56%  29%  1.06  - 3 15.5  scola,luis...........58%  39%  1.09  +22 24.2
barea,jose...........46%  18%  1.56  -11 12.5  budinger,chase.......50%  16%  2.00  +18 14.6
stojakovic,peja......35%  35%  0.89  -16 10.9  dragic,goran.........25%  17%  2.48  + 4 10.5
kidd,jason...........83%   6%  1.90  -17 10.4  morris,marcus........46%  19%  1.23  + 9  9.7
chandler,tyson.......73%  11%  0.94  -12  9.2  hayes,chuck..........67%   4%  2.21  +19  7.3
haywood,brendan......23%  13%  1.22  - 5  4.1  lee,courtney.........50%  15%  0.59  -11  4.9
fernandez,rudy.......44%   9%  0.67  -17  3.1  hill,jordan..........23%   7%  1.47  + 6  2.3
mahinmi,ian.......... 4%  26%  1.59  - 5  1.9  patterson,patrick....25%  15%  0.62  + 4  2.2
beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)                     thabeet,hasheem......17%  10%  0.40  + 1  0.7
butler,caron.........(DNP)                     flynn,jonny..........(DNP)  
PACE: 86.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 86.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
MAVERICKS........  108.1 .560  .167 .140 .077  ROCKETS..........  133.7 .612  .281 .163 .123

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BUCKS 96, NETS 77: Things haven't been going too well for these clubs of late. The Nets snapped a six-game losing streak in their last outing, while the Bucks were trying to halt a seven-game skid. The Nets scored with 4:07 in the first quarter to go up 11-10 but never led again. Plenty of shots went askew in this one. Jersey shot 33 percent from the floor. Deron Williams scored 22 points was but was just 6-of-18. Anthony Morrow was 4-of-16 and Jordan Farmar hit just 4-of-12. But the piece de resistance was offered by Milwaukee's Stephen Jackson in a winning effort--he shot just 3-of-22 from the floor. You have to give him points for persistance. The non-Jackson Bucks actually shot nearly 61 percent, so the game qualified as one of the better offensive outings of the season for Milwaukee, which ranks last in the league in efficiency on that end of the floor. Andrew Bogut led the way 22 points and 15 rebounds.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW JERSEY                  18 20 22 17   77
MILWAUKEE                   25 23 26 22   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
B.LOPEZ      36   6 13  46  0  0      2  2 100 -15   4  4  8  2  3  0  2  1  14
D.WILLIAMS   32   6 18  33  1  6  17  9 11  82 -11   0  4  4  4  3  2  1  0  22
K.HUMPHRIES  30   1  2  50  0  0      0  0     -13   0 10 10  0  2  0  2  0   2
A.MORROW     30   4 16  25  2  7  29  0  0     -15   0  3  3  2  0  0  0  0  10
S.GRAHAM     10   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -5   0  1  1  1  1  0  1  0   2
T.OUTLAW     25   0  4   0  0  1   0  0  0     -12   1  4  5  1  0  0  0  0   0
J.FARMAR     22   4 12  33  3  7  43  0  0     -10   0  2  2  2  0  1  4  0  11
J.PETRO      12   2  6  33  0  0      0  0      -4   0  1  1  2  2  0  1  0   4
D.JAMES      18   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      -4   1  3  4  0  1  1  0  0   4
M.BROOKS     17   0  5   0  0  0      0  0      -5   2  1  3  1  2  0  2  0   0
J.WILLIAMS    8   2  3  67  0  0      4  4 100  -1   0  0  0  0  5  0  0  0   8
NEW JERSEY   48  28 84  33  6 21  29 15 17  88       8 33 41 15 19  4 13  1  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
A.BOGUT      39  10 16  62  0  0      2  4  50  19   2 13 15  2  2  0  1  1  22
B.JENNINGS   29   7 12  58  1  2  50  2  3  67  16   0  4  4  3  1  2  1  1  17
L.MOUTE      32   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      14   2  3  5  2  1  0  2  1   6
C.DELFINO    30   3  5  60  1  3  33  0  0      10   0  2  2  4  1  2  0  0   7
S.JACKSON    37   3 22  14  0  7   0  4  4 100  14   2  4  6  3  3  1  4  3  10
E.ILYASOVA   20   5  8  62  0  1   0  2  2 100  15   3  3  6  1  0  1  0  0  12
L.SANDERS     9   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  2   4
D.GOODEN     21   3  6  50  0  0      3  4  75   3   1  4  5  0  2  0  0  0   9
B.UDRIH      19   2  5  40  1  4  25  0  0       3   0  5  5  3  5  0  4  0   5
S.LIVINGSTON  4   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       1   0  2  2  0  1  0  0  0   4
MILWAUKEE    48  40 83  48  3 17  18 13 17  76      10 41 51 18 17  6 13  8  96

NEW JERSEY                  MILWAUKEE
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  40
       Biggest Lead   2            Biggest Lead  23

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NJN (4-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIL (3-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,deron.......67%  35%  0.93  -11 22.3  bogut,andrew.........81%  22%  1.26  +19 24.3
farmar,jordan........46%  34%  0.85  -10 14.1  jennings,brandon.....60%  23%  1.31  +16 17.5
morrow,anthony.......63%  24%  0.76  -15 13.7  ilyasova,ersan.......42%  20%  1.47  +15 12.7
lopez,brook..........75%  20%  0.96  -15 11.2  jackson,stephen......77%  36%  0.43  +14 10.8
williams,jordan......17%  27%  1.04  - 1  4.9  delfino,carlos.......63%   6%  2.56  +10  9.6
petro,johan..........25%  27%  0.64  - 4  4.5  mbahamoute,luc.......67%   7%  1.56  +14  8.9
james,damion.........38%   9%  1.27  - 4  4.2  gooden,drew..........44%  16%  1.09  + 3  7.4
humphries,kris.......63%   4%  1.21  -13  3.8  udrih,beno...........40%  22%  0.78  + 3  6.2
graham,stephen.......21%   8%  1.34  - 5  2.5  sanders,larry........19%  14%  1.30    0  4.1
outlaw,travis........52%   6%  0.66  -12  2.1  livingston,shaun..... 8%  36%  1.15  + 1  3.8
brooks,marshon.......35%  18%  0.17  - 5  1.1  harris,tobias........(DNP)  
wright,brandan.......(DNP)                     dooling,keyon........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
NETS.............   84.4 .369  .163 .143 .082  BUCKS............  105.3 .500  .233 .143 .082

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TIMBERWOLVES 107, WARRIORS 102: The Timberwolves had dropped two straight and needed a home win over the Warriors to prevent a buzzkill skid after such a nice start to the season. Golden State had lost three straight, but didn't make it easy for Minnesota. Stephen Curry scored 18 points and David Lee added 14 as Golden State took a six-point lead into the break. Monta Ellis was slowed by an injury and finished with just five points, but he hit a big three to cap a 13-2 run in the third that put the Warriors up 76-61. Not looking good for my Timberwolves. Minny made a run in the early fourth, with Martell Webster's three capping a 10-point spree to cut the lead to four. The Warriors went up seven on Curry's layup with 7:03 to play, but the T-Wolves reeled off 11 straight to seize the advantage. Ricky Rubio finished off that run with a penetration hoop. The Warriors tied it on Andris Biedrins' bucket with 2:49 to go, but Michael Beasley's three sparked a six-point Wolves spree that iced the game. Rubio finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Fellow rookie Derrick Williams had 13 points, five boards, three assists and two steals. Curry finished with 31 points for Golden State.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
GOLDEN STATE                29 34 22 17  102
MINNESOTA                   24 33 16 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
M.ELLIS      16   2  6  33  1  3  33  0  2   0  -4   1  0  1  1  1  0  2  0   5
D.WRIGHT     39   6 13  46  2  7  29  2  2 100  -7   2  3  5  0  4  2  1  0  16
D.LEE        45  10 17  59  0  0      5  7  71 -11   3  3  6  5  3  1  4  0  25
S.CURRY      47  13 22  59  2  3  67  3  3 100  -4   1  7  8  7  0  4  3  0  31
A.BIEDRINS   25   1  4  25  0  0      0  0       1   3  5  8  1  3  0  4  1   2
R.WILLIAMS    3   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       6   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   5
E.UDOH       17   1  5  20  0  0      1  2  50  -2   3  2  5  2  3  0  0  3   3
L.AMUNDSON    9   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  2  2  0  0   4
K.THOMPSON   24   2  9  22  1  3  33  2  2 100   3   2  2  4  3  2  0  4  0   7
C.JENKINS    15   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0      -9   2  2  4  3  0  0  1  0   4
GOLDEN STAT  48  41 85  48  7 18  39 13 18  72      17 24 41 22 18  9 19  4 102
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.LOVE       20   4  5  80  1  1 100  3  5  60  15   4  3  7  2  6  1  7  0  12
M.BEASLEY    33  10 18  56  1  3  33  4  5  80  -4   0  6  6  0  2  0  2  0  25
W.JOHNSON    24   3  7  43  0  2   0  0  0       7   1  2  3  0  2  1  0  0   6
D.MILICIC    32   6  9  67  0  0      2  2 100  10   2  0  2  1  3  1  3  3  14
R.RUBIO      37   6 13  46  0  2   0  1  2  50   4   4  7 11  5  2  3  1  0  13
L.RIDNOUR    13   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      -6   0  0  0  4  0  0  1  0   4
A.TOLLIVER    2   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       5   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   5
W.ELLINGTON   4   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0   0
M.WEBSTER    18   4  9  44  3  4  75  0  0       8   0  4  4  3  0  1  0  0  11
A.RANDOLPH   21   1  6  17  0  1   0  2  4  50  -3   1  1  2  1  2  1  1  1   4
B.MILLER      6   0  2   0  0  0      0  0     -10   1  0  1  0  0  1  0  0   0
D.WILLIAMS   30   5 10  50  0  1   0  3  3 100   2   1  4  5  3  4  2  3  0  13
MINNESOTA    48  43 85  51  6 15  40 15 21  71      14 27 41 20 24 11 18  4 107

GOLDEN STATE                MINNESOTA
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead  17            Biggest Lead  10

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
GSW (4-9)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIN (7-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
curry,stephen........98%  24%  1.43  - 4 32.8  beasley,michael......69%  30%  1.04  - 4 22.9
lee,david............94%  23%  1.12  -11 24.6  rubio,ricky..........77%  16%  1.36  + 4 17.6
wright,dorell........81%  15%  1.19  - 7 14.3  webster,martell......38%  21%  1.79  + 8 15.4
thompson,klay........50%  25%  0.70  + 3  8.3  milicic,darko........67%  16%  1.13  +10 13.8
jenkins,charles......31%  13%  1.58  - 9  6.6  williams,derrick.....63%  20%  1.04  + 2 12.6
udoh,epke............35%  13%  1.04  - 2  5.8  love,kevin...........42%  31%  0.94  +15 11.6
ellis,monta..........33%  24%  0.67  - 4  5.8  ridnour,luke.........27%  12%  1.82  - 6  6.3
williams,reggie...... 6%  30%  2.51  + 6  4.8  johnson,wesley.......50%  11%  0.96  + 7  6.0
biedrins,andris......52%  12%  0.62  + 1  3.9  tolliver,anthony..... 4%  46%  2.31  + 5  4.4
amundson,louis.......19%  13%  1.33  + 2  3.0  randolph,anthony.....44%  17%  0.58  - 3  4.1
thornton,al..........(DNP)                     miller,brad..........13%  13%  0.42  -10  0.7
radmanovic,vladimir..(DNP)                     ellington,wayne...... 8%   9%  0.16  - 3  0.1
PACE: 92.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 92.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WARRIORS.........  110.0 .524  .386 .205 .085  TIMBERWOLVES.....  115.4 .541  .368 .194 .100

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MAGIC 106, SPURS 104: The Magic was facing a tough test in trying to extend its eight-game winning streak. It was a tremendous game, one I think we all would have liked to watch on League Pass. Alas. The biggest lead either team enjoyed in the game was just six points. That came when Dwight Howard's transition dunk capped a seven-point run that left Orlando up 97-91 with 5:22 to play. San Antonio responded with a 7-2 burst that included five points from Tony Parker. Hedo Turkoglu stemmed the tide with a basket, but San Antonio scored the next six points, four by Richard Jefferson. His driving hoop with 2:12 to play gave the Spurs a four-point lead. They didn't score again. Howard scored with one minute left to draw the Magic within one, then Jason Richardson drilled the go-ahead trey with 14 seconds on the clock. San Antonio had another chance but Tim Duncan missed in the lane, Howard secured the rebound and the Orlando streak reached nine games. Richardson scored 30 points and hit six three-pointers for the Magic.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ORLANDO                     25 25 24 32  106
SAN ANTONIO                 24 23 32 25  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
D.HOWARD     36   8 14  57  0  1   0  3  4  75   7   2  5  7  4  2  1  4  2  19
J.RICHARDSON 31  12 21  57  6  9  67  0  0       7   0  3  3  3  1  2  0  0  30
H.TURKOGLU   29   3  7  43  1  4  25  0  0      -7   0  2  2  1  1  0  2  0   7
J.NELSON     24   1  2  50  0  0      2  4  50  -4   0  5  5  1  4  1  1  0   4
B.BASS       25   2  5  40  0  0      5  8  62  -1   1  4  5  0  1  0  0  0   9
G.ARENAS     24   3 14  21  0  4   0  0  0       6   1  3  4 11  1  1  0  0   6
J.REDICK     24   4  8  50  2  5  40  2  3  67   6   1  1  2  4  2  1  1  0  12
R.ANDERSON   24   7  8  88  1  1 100  0  0       3   3  5  8  0  1  0  0  0  15
Q.RICHARDSON 13   0  0      0  0      2  2 100  -2   0  1  1  0  0  1  0  1   2
J.HARPER     10   1  5  20  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  1  1  1  0   2
ORLANDO      48  41 84  49 10 25  40 14 21  67       8 29 37 24 14  8  9  3 106
                 ----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     36   9 17  53  2  3  67  5  8  62  -2   1  2  3  8  2  0  1  0  25
R.JEFFERSON  35   7 10  70  2  3  67  0  2   0  -4   2  4  6  2  3  1  1  0  16
M.GINOBILI   39   6 15  40  2  5  40  1  1 100   9   0  5  5  4  1  0  3  0  15
T.DUNCAN     37   5 11  45  0  0      2  4  50  -7   3  8 11  5  1  1  1  1  12
A.McDYESS     8   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   1   0  1  1  0  3  0  0  0   2
D.BLAIR      22   6 12  50  0  0      0  2   0  -8   2  5  7  2  3  2  3  0  12
G.NEAL       17   4  9  44  1  3  33  0  0      -6   1  0  1  1  1  2  0  0   9
M.BONNER     22   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       9   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   5
T.SPLITTER    9   1  2  50  0  0      2  3  67   4   2  2  4  0  3  0  2  0   4
C.JOSEPH      4   0  2   0  0  2   0  0  0      -5   1  0  1  1  2  0  1  0   0
K.LEONARD    11   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  2  2  3  1  1  2  0   4
SAN ANTONIO  48  42 84  50  8 18  44 12 22  55      12 31 43 26 20  7 14  1 104

ORLANDO                     SAN ANTONIO
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  20
  Second Chance Pts  13       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   6            Biggest Lead   5

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ORL (9-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAS (6-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
richardson,jason.....65%  32%  1.52  + 7 34.5  parker,tony..........75%  27%  1.34  - 2 30.0
howard,dwight........75%  26%  1.04  + 7 19.2  jefferson,richard....73%  14%  1.62  - 4 18.5
arenas,gilbert.......50%  28%  1.00  + 6 13.5  duncan,tim...........77%  16%  1.35  - 7 16.6
anderson,ryan........50%  15%  1.97  + 3 13.1  ginobili,manu........81%  21%  1.02  + 9 13.2
redick,j.j...........50%  20%  1.43  + 6 13.0  blair,dejuan.........46%  33%  0.85  - 8 11.7
bass,brandon.........52%  15%  1.01  - 1  8.0  neal,gary............35%  24%  1.12  - 6  8.3
turkoglu,hedo........60%  14%  0.87  - 7  7.2  leonard,kawhi........23%  24%  1.05  - 1  5.6
nelson,jameer........50%   8%  1.05  - 4  4.0  bonner,matt..........46%   2%  5.69  + 9  5.2
richardson,quentin...27%   1%  5.02  - 2  2.3  splitter,tiago.......19%  27%  0.70  + 4  3.5
harper,justin........21%  28%  0.28  - 5  1.6  mcdyess,antonio......17%   3%  1.84  + 1  0.9
allen,malik..........(DNP)                     joseph,cory.......... 8%  35%  0.17  - 5  0.4
duhon,chris..........(DNP)                     anderson,james.......(DNP)  
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
MAGIC............  116.3 .548  .205 .099 .101  SPURS............  114.1 .548  .293 .154 .106

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JAZZ 115, KINGS 84: The Jazz haven't won often this season, but when it has, it has won big. Utah led by 19 at the half and breezed to the easy win on the Kings' home floor. Utah's four victories this season have all been by 17 points or more. The Jazz pounded the Kings on the glass and in the lane, holding a 36-18 edge on points in the paint. Utah led by as many as 37 and never trailed in the contest. Al Jefferson had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Devin Harris scored 29. Jimmer Fredette shot 4-of-18 for Sacramento and just 2-of-11 from deep. The Kings have lost four straight and eight of nine.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
UTAH                        28 31 30 26  115
SACRAMENTO                  18 22 26 18   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
A.JEFFERSON  41  10 17  59  0  0      4  6  67  27   2 13 15  3  4  1  1  4  24
P.MILLSAP    33   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      29   1  9 10  5  3  0  1  1   6
D.HARRIS     36   9 17  53  3  3 100  8  8 100  29   0  3  3  7  2  1  3  0  29
G.HAYWARD    15   2  4  50  0  2   0  0  0      20   0  1  1  3  1  0  0  0   4
A.BURKS      11   3  5  60  0  0      0  0      17   0  2  2  0  1  1  1  1   6
R.BELL       19   1  4  25  0  3   0  0  0      11   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   2
A.KIRILENKO  19   2  7  29  1  1 100  4  4 100  -2   1  2  3  2  2  2  2  2   9
C.MILES      18   5  9  56  2  4  50  2  2 100   3   1  2  3  1  1  0  3  0  14
E.WATSON     12   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  2  1  0  2  0   4
D.FAVORS     18   2  4  50  0  0      1  1 100  19   3  6  9  1  5  1  1  1   5
M.OKUR       12   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      -7   0  2  2  2  0  0  1  0   4
E.KANTER      6   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100   7   1  2  3  0  3  0  0  0   8
UTAH         48  44 85  52  6 13  46 21 23  91       9 43 52 27 24  6 15  9 115
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.COUSINS    15   2  4  50  0  0      2  4  50 -10   0  4  4  0  5  1  3  0   6
T.EVANS      47   7 21  33  2  3  67  3  4  75 -35   0  6  6  2  3  2  4  1  19
J.HICKSON    21   2  4  50  0  0      5 10  50 -16   1  6  7  0  3  0  0  2   9
J.SALMONS    36   2  9  22  0  0      1  2  50 -29   0  2  2  1  2  1  1  0   5
J.FREDETTE   37   4 18  22  2 11  18  4  4 100 -32   0  1  1  2  4  1  0  0  14
S.DALEMBERT  26   2  2 100  0  0      3  4  75 -13   1  6  7  1  1  1  1  2   7
J.THOMPSON   26   4  9  44  0  0      2  2 100 -19   1  2  3  2  3  0  1  0  10
F.GARCIA     13   3  5  60  2  4  50  0  0       2   0  0  0  2  1  1  1  1   8
D.GREENE      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0   0
D.JACKSON     7   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -8   0  1  1  1  1  1  0  0   0
I.THOMAS     11   3  4  75  0  0      0  0       1   1  1  2  1  3  1  1  0   6
SACRAMENTO   48  29 77  38  6 18  33 20 30  67       4 29 33 12 26 10 12  6  84

UTAH                        SACRAMENTO
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  18
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  36     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead  37            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
UTA (4-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAC (2-11)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
harris,devin.........75%  29%  1.35  +29 30.0  evans,tyreke.........98%  26%  0.72  -35 19.7
jefferson,al.........85%  22%  1.30  +27 24.4  fredette,jimmer......77%  25%  0.67  -32 12.5
miles,c.j............38%  32%  1.11  + 3 13.0  garcia,francisco.....27%  21%  1.59  + 2 10.9
kirilenko,andrei.....40%  25%  1.03  - 2  9.7  thompson,jason.......54%  19%  0.86  -19  9.7
millsap,paul.........69%   8%  1.78  +29  9.6  hickson,j.j..........44%  18%  1.02  -16  9.6
hayward,gordon.......31%  10%  1.51  +20  6.3  dalembert,samuel.....54%   8%  1.92  -13  8.9
kanter,enes..........13%  36%  1.33  + 7  5.8  thomas,isaiah........23%  21%  1.12  + 1  5.7
favors,derrick.......38%  12%  1.33  +19  5.5  salmons,john.........75%  13%  0.46  -29  5.0
burks,alec...........23%  24%  0.98  +17  5.4  cousins,demarcus.....31%  27%  0.53  -10  4.6
okur,mehmet..........25%  21%  0.91  - 7  4.7  jackson,darnell......15%   6%  1.12  - 8  1.0
watson,earl..........25%  17%  0.93  + 2  4.0  greene,donte......... 2%  49%  0.32  + 4  0.3
bell,raja............40%   8%  0.68  +11  1.9  thornton,marcus......(DNP)  
PACE: 95.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 95.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
JAZZ.............  120.2 .553  .237 .157 .106  KINGS............   87.8 .416  .085 .125 .138

---

STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
               SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS/GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    8   3   K.DURANT  OKC 33.1  K.LOVE    MIN 11.9  N.HILARIO DEN .678 
NYK    6   5   D.NOWITZK DAL 30.1  K.HUMPHRI NJN 11.8  L.ODOM    LAL .635 
PHI    5   6   D.ROSE    CHI 29.8  Z.RANDOLP MEM 11.2  D.HOWARD  ORL .610 
NJN    4   7   D.GALLINA DEN 27.0  A.BOGUT   MIL 11.0  J.McGEE   WAS .609 
TOR    2   8   K.MARTIN  HOU 26.9  J.NOAH    CHI 10.9  J.BAREA   DAL .602 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    9   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS/GAME
IND    7   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
MIL    3   8   S.NASH    PHX .952  M.WEBSTER MIN .727  S.NASH    PHX 12.6 
CLE    2   8   D.AUGUSTI CHA .942  R.JACKSON OKC .727  R.RONDO   BOS 11.5 
DET    2   9   A.KIRILEN UTA .929  R.JEFFERS SAS .571  C.PAUL    NOH 11.1 
TEAM WON LOST  A.AFFLALO DEN .917  T.LAWSON  DEN .567  D.WILLIAM NJN  9.6 
MIA    9   1   J.JACK    NOH .917  G.HILL    PHX .562  J.KIDD    DAL  9.4 
ORL    9   2
CHA    7   4   STEALS/GAME         TURNOVERS/GAME      BLOCKS/GAME
ATL    4   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    2   8   L.JAMES   MIA  2.3  J.WALL    WAS  4.8  J.McGEE   WAS  3.3 
TEAM WON LOST  R.GAY     MEM  2.1  R.RONDO   BOS  3.7  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
HOU    7   4   A.IGUODAL PHI  1.8  J.JOHNSON ATL  3.4  T.DUNCAN  SAS  2.7 
DAL    7   5   D.HOWARD  ORL  1.8  D.COUSINS SAC  3.4  B.LOPEZ   NJN  2.6 
SAS    6   5   C.PAUL    NOH  1.8  J.SMITH   ATL  3.2  A.BOGUT   MIL  2.4 
MEM    6   5
NOH    4   6
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    8   2
MIN    7   4
OKC    8   5
POR    5   7
UTA    4   8
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    9   3
LAL    9   3
LAC    4   8
GSW    4   9
SAC    2  11

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11/23 HOU 115 vs DAL  93        K.MARTIN 28      L.SCOLA 13      K.LOWRY 10
11/23 MIN 107 vs GSW 102        S.CURRY 31       R.RUBIO 11      S.CURRY 7
11/23 IND 132  @ CLE 109        D.GRANGER 37     J.McROBERTS 11  D.COLLISON 9
11/23 OKC 120 vs LAL  94        K.DURANT 27      K.PERKINS 12    R.WESTBROOK 14
11/23 CHA 118 vs MEM 115        C.MAGGETTE 24    Z.RANDOLPH 16   M.CONLEY 11
11/23 MIL  96 vs NJN  77        Multiple 22      A.BOGUT 15      Multiple 4
11/23 ORL 106  @ SAS 104        J.RICHARDSO 30   T.DUNCAN 11     G.ARENAS 11
11/23 POR 101  @ DET  78        L.ALDRIDGE 32    G.ODEN 14       R.FELTON 7
11/23 BOS  96 vs TOR  87        L.BARBOSA 23     D.DEROZAN 6     J.CALDERON 8
11/23 UTA 115  @ SAC  84        D.HARRIS 29      A.JEFFERSON 15  D.HARRIS 7

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
NEW ORLEANS (4-6) at LOS ANGELES C (4-8)
PHILADELPHIA (5-6) at ATLANTA (4-6)

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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