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December 6, 2010
PBP Roundup
Dec. 1-5

by Bradford Doolittle

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The story of the day in the NBA today is the situation in New Orleans. The league is reportedly on the cusp of assuming control of the Hornets from George Shinn. The object is to find an owner who wishes to keep the team in the Crescent City. However, the Hornets are on the verge of triggering an out clause in their arena lease with the city, which would allow them to become a prime candidate for relocation.

My old stomping grounds of Kansas City has been prominently mentioned as a possible locale, and there is an NBA-ready arena. What there isn't is a KC-based ownership group, which is a bit of a problem. Seattle is another possibility, which would mean the return of the Super Sonics. That would make many NBA fans happy, particularly certain a Seattle-based Basketball Prospectus writer whom we will not name here. Anaheim has been bandied about because of its arena and Sports Illustrated writer Ian Thomsen even threw Chicago out as a possibility to add a second team. The NBA fan base exists in Chicago for that, but for the life of me, I can't figure out where another team would play. There are a lot of moving parts to this story, so keep an eye on the site for analysis of events as they break.

From a personal standpoint, while I'd be happy for the people back in KC if they found a tenant for the Sprint Center, and while I'd love to have another 41 NBA games per season in Chicago and while it'd be great to see the Sonics return from whence they never should have left--let's just keep the team in New Orleans and make it work. That's a great city, one that doesn't need any bad breaks right now. There are other markets in the league I'd rather see cast aside before New Orleans.

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PRO BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS HOOPS LIST

Games through Dec. 5
TEAM, POW                          TEAM, POW
1. celtics,boston, 63.3            16. knicks,newyork, 38.9
2. mavericks,dallas, 61.9          17. rockets,houston, 37.6
3. spurs,sanantonio, 61.0          18. bucks,milwaukee, 34.8
4. jazz,utah, 56.7                 19. grizzlies,memphis, 34.5
5. heat,miami, 55.5                20. raptors,toronto, 33.9
6. magic,orlando, 55.2             21. bobcats,charlotte, 31.6
7. hornets,neworleans, 55.1        22. warriors,goldenstate, 30.1
8. bulls,chicago, 52.0             23. 76ers,philadelphia, 29.6
9. lakers,losangeles, 50.2         24. pistons,detroit, 26.1
10. nuggets,denver, 50.2           25. nets,newjersey, 25.3
11. thunder,oklahomacity, 47.3     26. cavaliers,cleveland, 22.8
12. suns,phoenix, 45.2             27. clippers,losangeles, 22.7
13. hawks,atlanta, 44.3            28. timberwolves,minnesota, 22.2
14. pacers,indiana, 43.5           29. wizards,washington, 21.2
15. trailblazers,portland, 39.1    30. kings,sacramento, 17.4
NOTE: POW, our formula for a team's power rating, is an estimate of a team's "true talent" level expressed as wins per 82 games. The formula takes into account point differential, home-road performance, record in close games and strength of schedule.

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HOT FIVES

POWER RATING (POW)      GR (12/1-12/5)           WP82 -- ALL           WP82 -- ROOKIES
celtics,boston, 63.3    bogut,andrew (S), 44.7   james,lebron, 25.0    griffin,blake, 15.8
mavericks,dallas, 61.9  james,lebron (R), 43.4   bryant,kobe, 22.6     wall,john, 8.7
spurs,sanantonio, 61.0  curry,stephen (U), 40.9  williams,deron, 21.3  bledsoe,eric, 3.3
jazz,utah, 56.7         nowitzki,dirk (S), 40.3  ellis,monta, 18.4     fields,landry, 3.2
heat,miami, 55.5        evans,tyreke (S), 38.6   gay,rudy, 18.2        cousins,demarcus, 2.7
Note: GR leaders are from Dec. 1-5 only.

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WEDNESDAY'S BOX SCORES

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

HAWKS 112, GRIZZLIES 109 (box)

MEM (8-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ATL (13-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gay,rudy             76%  30%  0.90  + 5 24.4   crawford,jamal       70%  24%  1.16  + 8 20.2
randolph,zach        90%  20%  1.20  - 3 23.5   bibby,mike           70%  11%  2.39  + 2 17.1
conley,mike          81%  20%  1.44  - 2 21.2   horford,al           79%  19%  1.45    0 16.5
gasol,marc           65%  18%  1.42  + 4 19.4   evans,maurice        45%  14%  1.40  -12 15.3
mayo,o.j.            51%  16%  1.27  + 2 10.9   powell,josh          48%  24%  1.09  + 8 14.8
allen,tony           29%  22%  1.12  - 2  8.5   williams,marvin      85%  14%  1.26  +10 14.7
vasquez,greivis      19%  18%  1.17    0  3.5   smith,josh           48%  42%  0.68  - 7 14.4
thabeet,hasheem      17%   3%  2.63  - 8  3.1   teague,jeff          30%  22%  1.42  + 1  9.7
young,sam            20%  18%  0.89  - 8  2.7   pachulia,zaza        25%   2%  1.36  + 5  0.6
henry,xavier         47%   9%  0.56  + 1  2.0   collins,jason (DNP)
carroll,demarre       4%  49%  0.40  - 4  0.9   crawford,jordan (DNP)
law,acie (DNP)                                  thomas,etan (DNP)
PACE: 90.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
grizzlies,memphis  120.1 .542  .375 .143 .116   hawks,atlanta      123.5 .576  .222 .121 .126

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THUNDER 123, NETS 120, 3OT (box)

OKC (13-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NJN (6-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
green,jeff           85%  22%  1.53    0 34.9   lopez,brook          84%  33%  0.74  + 7 29.9
westbrook,russell    76%  45%  0.96    0 30.1   morrow,anthony       83%  20%  1.05  +12 26.0
ibaka,serge          48%  20%  0.84  -10 12.0   farmar,jordan        82%  25%  1.20  + 3 17.4
harden,james         67%  18%  1.07  + 3 10.6   humphries,kris       62%   9%  1.48  -11  7.9
sefolosha,thabo      88%   5%  1.06  + 8  5.3   outlaw,travis        74%  16%  0.99  + 6  7.4
krstic,nenad         51%  16%  0.51  + 6  4.7   graham,stephen       37%   8%  1.63  -18  6.7
maynor,eric          28%  18%  0.47  + 2  4.5   murphy,troy          23%  12%  1.26  +12  5.5
collison,nick        39%   5%  1.44  + 4  4.2   petro,johan          16%  20%  0.63  - 8  2.4
white,d.j.           13%  10%  0.96  + 3  1.1   james,damion          6%  10%  1.86  - 4  1.0
mullens,byron         4%  15%  0.94  + 2  1.1   favors,derrick       13%  23%  0.44  - 7  0.9
ivey,royal            1%   -%  0.00  - 3  0.0   uzoh,ben             19%  16%  0.18  - 7  0.8
peterson,morris (DNP)                           ross,quinton (DNP)
PACE: 113.3         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 113.3         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
thunder,oklacity   108.5 .450  .255 .115 .159   nets,newjersey     105.9 .505  .208 .168 .124

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RAPTORS 127, WIZARDS 108 (box)

WAS (6-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (8-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
blatche,andray       68%  27%  0.74  -11 25.6   calderon,jose        52%  12%  2.28  +10 24.7
mcgee,javale         57%  24%  1.30  -15 17.6   derozan,demar        59%  23%  1.38  +13 16.0
wall,john            66%  23%  1.33  -11 16.0   bayless,jerryd       50%  22%  1.53  + 8 15.1
martin,cartier       14%  18%  2.50  + 4 12.2   davis,ed             50%  13%  1.49  + 6 13.3
hinrich,kirk         72%  18%  1.15  -15 11.9   barbosa,leandro      43%  32%  1.13  +18 13.1
arenas,gilbert       61%  21%  0.59  - 6  7.2   weems,sonny          58%  26%  1.07  +10 11.9
young,nick           25%  32%  0.89  -11  5.6   bargnani,andrea      54%  28%  1.07  +12 11.7
booker,trevor        49%  10%  0.93  -10  5.2   dorsey,joey          39%   9%  1.89  + 3 11.5
thornton,al          33%  14%  0.92  -10  4.9   kleiza,linas         38%  21%  0.91  + 7  8.7
gee,alonzo           29%  11%  1.43  - 8  4.2   johnson,amir         45%   8%  1.17  +16  4.9
seraphin,kevin       27%   5%  0.65  - 2  1.0   wright,julian        11%   9%  0.00  - 8  0.0
armstrong,hilton (DNP)                          stojakovic,peja (DNP)
PACE: 96.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
wizards,washington  111.4 .476 .191 .113 .186   raptors,toronto    131.0 .614  .400 .134 .123

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CELTICS 99, TRAIL BLAZERS 95 (box)

POR (8-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   BOS (15-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
miller,andre         78%  25%  1.12  - 1 27.6   pierce,paul          77%  24%  1.59  + 5 26.0
roy,brandon          77%  18%  1.22  + 4 25.4   garnett,kevin        73%  24%  1.02  + 3 23.5
aldridge,lamarcus    94%  20%  0.94  - 6 15.7   o'neal,shaquille     55%  27%  0.90  + 1 16.3
matthews,wesley      79%  22%  1.30  - 4 14.2   rondo,rajon          93%  12%  1.48  + 7 15.7
fernandez,rudy       35%  24%  1.10  + 7 12.0   davis,glen           59%  19%  1.39  + 5 15.5
batum,nicolas        32%  16%  1.01  - 9  7.4   allen,ray            78%  19%  0.65  -10 11.3
camby,marcus         44%   6%  2.12  +11  5.0   daniels,marquis      46%  11%  0.88  +11  3.8
cunningham,dante     27%  19%  0.76  - 8  2.4   erden,semih          11%   9%  1.36  + 1  2.4
mills,patrick        17%   5%  1.38  - 2  1.7   robinson,nate         7%  29%  0.41  - 3  1.6
marks,sean           17%  32%  0.00  -12  0.0   wafer,von             0%   -%  0.00    0  0.0
babbitt,luke (DNP)                              bradley,avery (DNP)
johnson,armon (DNP)                             harangody,luke (DNP)
PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
trailblazers,port  111.5 .507  .206 .141 .119   celtics,boston      116.2 .619 .125 .199 .134

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HEAT 97, PISTONS 72 (box)

DET (6-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIA (12-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
monroe,greg          64%  21%  1.17  -10 25.4   bosh,chris           60%  25%  1.23  +23 21.8
prince,tayshaun      59%  18%  0.96  -15 10.6   james,lebron         65%  32%  1.01  +17 19.2
villanueva,charlie   44%  27%  1.06  -11  8.8   jones,james          58%  13%  1.61  +22 14.7
stuckey,rodney       47%  29%  0.58  -13  8.4   house,eddie          32%  19%  2.04  - 3 14.0
hamilton,richard     50%  26%  0.79  -21  7.9   wade,dwyane          39%  40%  0.97  +19 12.9
wilcox,chris         14%  36%  0.78    0  6.3   chalmers,mario       50%   8%  2.36  +11 11.4
gordon,ben           50%  10%  1.34  - 4  4.9   arroyo,carlos        56%  16%  0.96  + 9  9.4
bynum,will           53%  17%  0.67  -12  4.8   howard,juwan         40%  23%  1.29  + 2  7.7
wallace,ben          37%   9%  1.59  -17  3.7   ilgauskas,zydrunas   36%  16%  1.61  +15  5.3
daye,austin          27%  30%  0.35  - 5  2.8   anthony,joel         47%   7%  0.44  +17  0.8
maxiell,jason        41%  10%  0.65  -12  2.2   dampier,erick        17%   6%  0.00  - 7  0.0
mcgrady,tracy        15%   7%  1.21  - 5  1.1   magloire,jamaal (DNP)
PACE: 82.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 82.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
pistons,detroit     86.9 .401  .271 .193 .101   heat,miami         117.1 .553  .278 .121 .112

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MAGIC 107, BULLS 78 (box)

ORL (15-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (9-8)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nelson,jameer        73%  20%  1.94  +27 35.8   noah,joakim          53%  25%  1.14  -14 19.8
richardson,quentin   70%   9%  1.97  + 8 17.2   rose,derrick         67%  29%  0.83  -24 10.6
lewis,rashard        49%  20%  1.32  +14 16.1   johnson,james        31%  30%  0.74  - 6 10.2
bass,brandon         60%  18%  1.43  +20 14.6   watson,c.j.          33%  31%  0.56  - 5  8.6
carter,vince         71%  33%  0.88  +16 14.2   deng,luol            58%  17%  0.88  -20  8.2
howard,dwight        72%  22%  0.91  +22  9.6   brewer,ronnie        44%  16%  0.74  -11  7.7
pietrus,mickael      23%  20%  1.06  + 6  6.6   gibson,taj           47%  19%  0.97  -11  7.2
allen,malik           7%  13%  2.24  + 7  2.8   korver,kyle          63%   9%  1.28  -25  6.0
duhon,chris          40%  15%  0.43  +11  2.8   bogans,keith         37%  13%  1.18  - 5  4.5
gortat,marcin        28%  12%  0.55  + 7  2.1   boozer,carlos        45%  15%  0.83  -15  3.8
anderson,ryan         7%  13%  0.32  + 7  0.2   asik,omer            18%   6%  1.47  - 5  2.4
williams,jason        1%   -%  0.00    0  0.0   thomas,kurt           4%  27%  0.00  - 4  0.0
PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
magic,orlando      121.9 .553  .500 .239 .120   bulls,chicago       88.9 .451  .189 .182 .105

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HORNETS 89, BOBCATS 73 (box)

CHA (7-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NWO (13-6)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
augustin,d.j.        73%  20%  1.07  -12 18.0   west,david           71%  27%  1.13  +18 19.3
wallace,gerald       87%  20%  1.02  -17 17.6   paul,chris           82%  11%  2.35  +19 19.3
diaw,boris           80%  24%  0.74  -13 12.1   green,willie         43%  26%  1.13  +12 17.1
brown,kwame          34%  20%  0.81  - 6  9.3   ariza,trevor         80%  20%  0.92  +13 12.9
livingston,shaun     58%  16%  0.56  -14  8.5   okafor,emeka         79%  17%  1.16  +14 10.4
thomas,tyrus         45%  20%  1.21  -16  7.5   belinelli,marco      41%  17%  1.16  + 2  9.1
mohammed,nazr        31%  24%  1.13  - 1  7.0   smith,jason          37%  15%  0.81    0  6.2
mcguire,dominic      50%  19%  0.46  - 1  4.4   pondexter,quincy     20%  14%  1.97  + 3  5.1
carroll,matt         19%  16%  0.43  - 5  2.2   thornton,marcus      21%  35%  0.78  + 5  4.6
brown,derrick        23%   3%  0.95  + 5  0.5   jack,jarrett         14%  30%  0.32  - 4  1.8
collins,sherron (DNP)                           ilungambenga,didier  11%  10%  0.43  - 2  0.3
jackson,stephen (DNP)                           andersen,david (DNP)
PACE: 83.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 83.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
bobcats,charlotte   87.0 .430  .179 .191 .100   hornets,neworleans 106.0 .506  .244 .143 .089

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MAVERICKS 100, TIMBERWOLVES 86 (box)

MIN (4-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DAL (15-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
love,kevin           80%  16%  1.17  -13 23.6   barea,jose           47%  33%  0.84  + 6 15.2
ridnour,luke         68%  17%  1.05  - 6 16.6   terry,jason          56%  17%  1.73  +13 11.1
beasley,michael      61%  25%  0.80    0 13.4   nowitzki,dirk        49%  21%  0.80  +12 10.8
milicic,darko        75%  24%  0.71  - 9  8.8   marion,shawn         61%  25%  1.10  +17 10.7
ellington,wayne      55%  21%  0.96  -18  8.1   stevenson,deshawn    39%  12%  1.74  - 3  9.7
johnson,wesley       41%   5%  2.30  + 3  4.2   butler,caron         42%  23%  0.82  + 4  9.4
gaines,sundiata      20%  22%  1.06  - 1  4.0   kidd,jason           59%  21%  0.75  +14  9.3
brewer,corey         43%  19%  0.64  -13  3.9   chandler,tyson       46%  14%  1.68  + 7  9.1
tolliver,anthony     33%  16%  0.86  -16  3.1   haywood,brendan      45%  18%  1.03  +12  9.1
koufos,kosta          5%  68%  1.25  + 5  2.9   cardinal,brian       39%   5%  3.01  + 2  7.8
telfair,sebastian    12%  29%  0.47  - 7  1.3   novak,steve           9%  21%  0.70  - 7  1.8
hayward,lazar         8%  24%  0.00  + 5  0.0   mahinmi,ian           9%  19%  0.70  - 7  0.7
PACE: 95.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 95.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
timberwolves,minn   89.9 .415  .220 .178 .106   mavericks,dallas   104.6 .471  .239 .157 .106

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ROCKETS 109, LAKERS 99 (box)

LAL (14-6)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   HOU (7-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
odom,lamar           93%  18%  1.60  -16 33.1   battier,shane        57%  17%  1.97  +19 26.6
bryant,kobe          65%  46%  0.88  -20 24.6   lowry,kyle           74%   8%  2.66  +18 21.7
brown,shannon        45%  18%  1.62  +10 14.6   martin,kevin         56%  42%  0.85  +22 15.4
barnes,matt          62%  18%  1.19  - 3 13.1   hayes,chuck          42%  14%  1.31  + 9 10.8
gasol,pau            80%  12%  1.15  -13  9.8   scola,luis           66%  20%  1.17  +21 10.5
blake,steve          44%  12%  1.51  + 3  6.3   budinger,chase       43%  23%  1.12  -12  9.0
fisher,derek         56%  18%  0.42  -13  4.5   hill,jordan          58%  22%  0.82  + 1  9.0
caracter,derrick     20%   8%  1.38  + 3  2.9   miller,brad          34%  20%  1.09  -11  7.7
artest,ron           35%  15%  0.59  - 1  2.5   lee,courtney         44%  16%  1.28  - 9  6.9
ebanks,devin (DNP)                              smith,ishmael        26%  10%  2.16  - 8  4.8
vujacic,sasha (DNP)                             jeffries,jared (DNP)
walton,luke (DNP)                               taylor,jermaine (DNP)
PACE: 89.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
lakers,losangeles  111.3 .482  .293 .135 .114   rockets,houston    122.5 .570  .222 .146 .104

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NUGGETS 105, BUCKS 94 (box)

MIL (6-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (11-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
salmons,john         77%  24%  1.13  - 6 24.0   smith,j.r.           67%  26%  1.11  +10 26.8
maggette,corey       46%  32%  1.01  - 2 19.4   billups,chauncey     71%  22%  1.21  +17 21.8
ilyasova,ersan       85%  10%  1.20  -13 13.5   harrington,al        56%  28%  0.83  + 4 19.1
jennings,brandon     70%  24%  0.90  -16 10.6   anthony,carmelo      57%  28%  0.89  +10 13.0
dooling,keyon        30%  28%  0.93  + 5 10.4   hilario,nene         60%  26%  1.30  +10 12.6
sanders,larry        70%  16%  1.33  -11  8.3   afflalo,arron        80%  12%  1.00  + 7  6.0
douglas-roberts,chr  43%  20%  0.68  - 6  4.0   andersen,chris       38%   9%  1.40  + 3  5.5
mbahamoute,luc       34%  10%  1.07  - 8  3.6   williams,shelden     30%   3%  2.07  - 1  2.8
brockman,jon         24%  13%  0.55  + 5  1.6   lawson,ty            39%   8%  0.29  - 3  0.6
gooden,drew          21%  27%  0.34  - 3  1.4   forbes,gary           2%  64%  0.00  - 2  0.0
bogut,andrew (DNP)                              carter,anthony (DNP)
boykins,earl (DNP)                              ely,melvin (DNP)
PACE: 97.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 97.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
bucks,milwaukee     96.9 .444  .174 .144 .145   nuggets,denver     108.2 .493  .194 .165 .186

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JAZZ 110, PACERS 88 (box)

IND (9-9)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   UTA (15-6)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
mcroberts,josh       54%  10%  2.29  + 1 16.5   williams,deron       71%  21%  2.26  +22 27.9
collison,darren      72%  30%  0.92  - 9 16.2   jefferson,al         65%  26%  1.14  + 6 21.2
dunleavy jr.,mike    34%  27%  1.13  -26 15.0   kirilenko,andrei     76%  20%  1.21  + 6 19.9
granger,danny        63%  29%  0.83  - 3 13.8   miles,c.j.           46%  34%  0.91  +10 13.0
hibbert,roy          67%  16%  1.35  -17 13.1   bell,raja            59%  14%  1.54  +18 12.6
rush,brandon         87%  14%  1.27  -12 12.8   millsap,paul         71%  23%  0.99  +19 10.7
jones,damon          16%  27%  0.93  - 3  3.5   watson,earl          46%   5%  2.80  - 1 10.2
posey,james          36%  20%  0.22  -20  3.0   fesenko,kyrylo       18%  1%   6.18  +14  3.0
jones,solomon        33%   8%  0.81  - 5  2.8   hayward,gordon        5%  18%  3.78  + 4  3.0
hansbrough,tyler     10%  19%  1.63  - 3  2.6   elson,francisco      16%  2%   3.44  + 2  2.1
ford,t.j.            28%  14%  0.43  -13  2.3   price,ronnie         23%  23%  0.58  + 5  2.1
foster,jeff (DNP)                               evans,jeremy          3%  37%  1.75  + 5  1.1
PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 86.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
pacers,indiana     101.5 .523  .206 .208 .127   jazz,utah          126.9 .500  .432 .081 .076

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CLIPPERS 90, SPURS 85 (box)

SAS (16-3)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAC (5-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jefferson,richard    69%  14%  1.82  - 8 22.5   gordon,eric          85%  26%  1.01  +10 23.8
ginobili,manu        71%  24%  1.14  - 4 17.6   griffin,blake        83%  33%  1.25  + 7 21.0
neal,gary            40%  30%  1.09  - 2 16.8   bledsoe,eric         51%  13%  1.56  - 2 15.5
hill,george          74%  22%  1.15  + 9 11.0   butler,rasual        33%  20%  1.62  + 3 11.6
duncan,tim           64%  18%  0.94  -13 10.2   jordan,deandre       71%   9%  1.22  +10 10.7
bonner,matt          62%   8%  0.89  -10  5.5   davis,baron          49%  22%  1.35  + 7  9.8
blair,dejuan         31%  17%  1.46  + 4  4.5   gomes,ryan           51%  10%  0.86  - 5  6.4
mcdyess,antonio      27%  21%  0.74  + 5  4.2   smith,craig          17%  23%  0.71  - 2  2.4
parker,tony          38%  20%  0.76  -11  4.0   cook,brian           29%  20%  0.56  - 5  2.0
splitter,tiago       16%  30%  0.74  + 4  2.7   aminu,alfarouq       31%  11%  0.66  + 2  1.8
udoka,ime             9%  32%  0.25  + 1  0.4   collins,jarron (DNP)
quinn,chris (DNP)                               warren,willie (DNP)
PACE: 85.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 85.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
spurs,sanantonio    99.3 .406  .321 .093 .087   clippers,losangele 105.1 .540  .324 .234 .092

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THURSDAY'S BOX SCORES

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

HEAT 118, CAVALIERS 90 (box)

MIA (12-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CLE (7-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
james,lebron         63%  47%  1.33  +26 43.4   gibson,daniel        58%  28%  1.35  -10 32.2
wade,dwyane          68%  29%  1.32  +19 28.6   williams,maurice     53%  28%  0.84  -24 18.4
jones,james          55%  15%  2.29  + 8 21.2   sessions,ramon       47%  19%  1.65  - 4  9.2
bosh,chris           60%  26%  0.91  +22 16.2   varejao,anderson     52%   9%  1.22  -20  9.0
chalmers,mario       42%  10%  2.25  +12  5.4   jamison,antawn       54%  20%  1.11  -11  7.7
arroyo,carlos        58%  14%  0.64  +16  4.5   williams,jawad       40%  18%  0.79  - 1  5.2
anthony,joel         51%   6%  1.99  +12  4.3   hickson,j.j.         55%  18%  0.55  -27  5.1
howard,juwan         40%  16%  0.97  + 6  3.3   powe,leon            25%  22%  1.22  + 2  4.1
ilgauskas,zydrunas   35%   3%  0.95  +13  0.9   parker,anthony       42%  18%  0.57  -18  2.9
dampier,erick        14%   5%  2.05  + 3  0.8   hollins,ryan         13%  33%  0.68    0  2.1
house,eddie          14%   5%  0.81  + 3  0.3   graham,joey          38%  11%  0.59  -12  1.6
magloire,jamaal (DNP)                           moon,jamario         21%  12%  0.49  -15  0.8
PACE: 91.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
heat,miami         129.0 .627  .257 .109 .101   cavaliers,cleve     98.4 .401  .209 .153 .178

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SUNS 107, WARRIORS 101 (box)

PHX (10-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   GSW (8-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nash,steve           71%  23%  1.34  +10 29.5   lee,david            93%  25%  1.07  - 7 38.0
richardson,jason     71%  25%  1.34  + 7 16.4   ellis,monta         100%  32%  1.16  - 6 29.7
hill,grant           61%  22%  1.44  + 5 16.3   curry,stephen        71%  18%  1.01  - 6 12.4
frye,channing        76%  15%  0.98  + 5 15.0   wright,dorell        83%  15%  1.35  -11 11.4
dragic,goran         29%  32%  0.95  - 2 12.2   williams,reggie      34%  13%  1.56  + 7  7.5
dudley,jared         30%  18%  1.37  - 5 10.2   biedrins,andris      49%   9%  1.09  - 5  5.0
turkoglu,hedo        57%  15%  1.08  + 7  7.7   carney,rodney        36%  12%  0.80  + 3  2.3
childress,josh       33%  12%  0.99  - 5  4.3   adrien,jeff          15%  11%  1.67  - 2  2.3
warrick,hakim        19%  26%  0.95  - 2  3.1   bell,charlie          8%  12%  0.77  - 1  0.9
barron,earl          53%  13%  0.30  +10  1.4   lin,jeremy           10%   8%  0.06  - 2  0.0
clark,earl (DNP)                                gadzuric,dan (DNP)
siler,garret (DNP)                              radmanovic,vladimir (DNP)
PACE: 92.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
suns,phoenix       116.0 .589  .143 .173 .105   warriors,goldenst  109.5 .555  .175 .163 .081

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FRIDAY'S BOX SCORES

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

BOBCATS 91, NETS 84 (box)

NJN (6-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHA (7-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
outlaw,travis        74%  25%  1.00  -11 22.2   diaw,boris           83%  16%  1.29  +11 22.7
farmar,jordan        72%  25%  1.01  - 1 20.0   jackson,stephen      85%  23%  1.26  + 5 18.6
morrow,anthony       83%  20%  0.93  - 3 12.7   mohammed,nazr        53%  27%  0.94  + 8 17.2
lopez,brook          73%  19%  0.64  - 8  6.7   augustin,d.j.        80%  17%  1.10  +11 11.1
uzoh,ben             28%  14%  0.93  - 6  5.2   thomas,tyrus         39%  22%  1.08  + 2  8.9
murphy,troy          42%   6%  1.94  +15  4.4   wallace,gerald       77%  21%  0.76  +10  6.8
james,damion         29%  20%  0.87  + 1  4.4   mcguire,dominic      38%  15%  0.55  -10  4.1
favors,derrick       30%  16%  0.86  - 5  4.0   livingston,shaun     26%  15%  0.21  - 4  0.6
humphries,kris       42%  13%  0.77  -11  3.5   brown,kwame          19%  16%  0.00  + 2  0.0
petro,johan          16%  15%  0.00  - 1  0.0   brown,derrick (DNP)
ross,quinton (DNP)                              carroll,matt (DNP)
james,damion (DNP)                              collins,sherron (DNP)
PACE: 101.3         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 101.3         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
nets,newjersey      82.9 .346  .196 .148 .109   bobcats,charlotte   89.8 .401  .315 .217 .139

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RAPTORS 111, THUNDER 99 (box)

OKC (13-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (8-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
green,jeff           78%  22%  1.16  -15 21.5   johnson,amir         66%  11%  1.73  + 7 19.2
westbrook,russell    66%  36%  0.90  -14 20.1   calderon,jose        64%  10%  2.58  + 8 18.9
harden,james         62%  27%  1.19  - 6 15.0   bargnani,andrea      86%  27%  1.08  +17 17.9
maynor,eric          39%  16%  1.27  - 1 11.6   derozan,demar        63%  23%  0.88  +14 17.5
krstic,nenad         30%  29%  0.97  -13  8.1   barbosa,leandro      55%  29%  1.15  - 4 13.1
collison,nick        44%   9%  1.53  - 4  6.9   davis,ed             37%  11%  1.50  - 2 10.9
sefolosha,thabo      82%   9%  0.95  -12  6.6   weems,sonny          50%  29%  0.74  +19  9.4
ibaka,serge          43%  14%  0.85  - 7  5.3   bayless,jerryd       45%  15%  1.16  + 8  8.0
peterson,morris      19%  13%  1.02  + 6  4.4   kleiza,linas         33%  13%  0.96  - 7  3.0
ivey,royal           20%  18%  0.92    0  3.6   dorsey,joey (DNP)
mullens,byron         6%  15%  1.72  + 2  1.7   stojakovic,peja (DNP)
white,d.j.           11%   7%  0.46  + 4  0.4   wright,julian (DNP)
PACE: 94.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
thunder,oklacity   105.3 .477  .214 .117 .089   raptors,toronto    118.0 .567  .265 .160 .112

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WIZARDS 83, TRAIL BLAZERS 79 (box)

POR (8-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   WAS (6-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
miller,andre         58%  28%  0.96  + 2 21.9   mcgee,javale         66%  13%  1.73  + 1 24.4
aldridge,lamarcus    66%  28%  1.02  + 2 17.1   hinrich,kirk         75%  14%  1.37  + 8 15.5
roy,brandon          78%  29%  0.84  - 9 14.1   blatche,andray       84%  20%  1.03  + 8 14.0
mills,patrick        37%  34%  0.99  - 3 11.3   arenas,gilbert       62%  37%  0.70  - 1 11.0
batum,nicolas        51%  16%  1.61  - 5  8.1   wall,john            84%  22%  0.56    0  9.4
matthews,wesley      57%  14%  0.90  - 1  6.5   gee,alonzo           40%  13%  0.86  + 2  7.4
cunningham,dante     33%  11%  0.95  + 7  5.1   armstrong,hilton     26%  14%  1.73  + 5  6.2
przybilla,joel       41%   0% 48.18  -12  3.5   martin,cartier       20%  31%  1.10  + 8  5.5
marks,sean           33%   4%  1.02  - 1  2.3   thornton,al          20%   8%  0.66  - 7  1.8
camby,marcus         23%  14%  0.50  - 8  1.1   jianlian,yi          23%   7%  0.63  - 4  1.6
fernandez,rudy       22%  15%  0.23  + 8  1.1   booker,trevor         0%   -%  0.00    0  0.0
johnson,armon (DNP)                             seraphin,kevin (DNP)
PACE: 85.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 85.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
trailblazers,port   92.1 .366  .426 .175 .062   wizards,washington  96.8 .431  .300 .198 .133

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HAWKS 93, 76ERS 88 (box)

PHI (5-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ATL (13-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
brand,elton          79%  25%  0.89  -11 19.8   williams,marvin      70%  23%  1.10  +16 19.4
williams,lou         55%  23%  1.10  - 4 12.3   bibby,mike           60%  14%  1.03  + 9 14.3
hawes,spencer        43%  19%  1.40  + 9 12.1   horford,al           76%  22%  1.17  + 5 13.9
iguodala,andre       82%  14%  1.40  -12 11.8   smith,josh           56%  29%  0.80  -10 13.1
turner,evan          40%  17%  1.40  + 4 11.3   pachulia,zaza        54%  16%  1.06  +16 11.6
holiday,jrue         62%  15%  0.74  - 7  9.9   crawford,jamal       74%  16%  1.29  +17 10.9
meeks,jodie          40%  16%  1.43    0  7.4   teague,jeff          40%  18%  1.16  - 4  8.7
young,thaddeus       37%  23%  0.61  + 5  5.2   evans,maurice        56%  15%  1.00  -23  7.7
speights,marreese    29%  27%  0.92  - 2  5.1   powell,josh          14%  21%  1.86  - 1  4.2
battie,tony          32%  17%  0.66  - 5  3.3   collins,jason (DNP)
kapono,jason         0%    -%  0.00  - 2  0.0   crawford,jordan (DNP)
nocioni,andres (DNP)                            thomas,etan (DNP)
PACE: 89.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ers,philadelphia  98.2 .452  .200 .134 .093   hawks,atlanta      103.8 .443  .170 .100 .137

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MAGIC 104, PISTONS 91 (box)

ORL (15-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DET (6-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bass,brandon         67%  28%  1.37  +11 28.2   villanueva,charlie   62%  26%  1.00  - 9 25.6
carter,vince         85%  26%  1.45  +19 25.3   prince,tayshaun      84%  26%  1.43  - 7 21.8
lewis,rashard        76%  25%  0.93  + 6 21.0   stuckey,rodney       74%  19%  1.11  - 2 18.2
gortat,marcin        67%  14%  1.83  +13 18.9   gordon,ben           63%  22%  0.79  -11 18.2
richardson,quentin   64%  24%  1.16  + 6 14.2   hamilton,richard     37%  30%  1.25  - 2  9.4
duhon,chris          69%  15%  0.74    0 10.7   monroe,greg          56%  11%  1.37  -13  6.0
williams,jason       36%   4%  1.80  +11  4.5   maxiell,jason        44%   7%  1.72  - 1  4.6
allen,malik          35%   1%  4.85  - 1  3.2   mcgrady,tracy        31%  17%  0.65  -13  3.4
anderson,ryan         1%   -%  0.00    0  0.0   wallace,ben          38%  13%  0.88  - 3  3.1
howard,dwight (DNP)                             daye,austin          11%   9%  0.00  - 4  0.0
nelson,jameer (DNP)                             bynum,will (DNP)
redick,j.j. (DNP)                               wilcox,chris (DNP)
PACE: 82.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 82.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
magic,orlando      126.0 .646  .269 .145 .080   pistons,detroit    110.2 .550  .097 .157 .101

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CELTICS 104, BULLS 92 (box)

CHI (9-8)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   BOS (15-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
deng,luol            79%  17%  1.35  -12 24.4   rondo,rajon          72%  19%  1.91  +29 27.4
rose,derrick         76%  30%  1.01  -29 17.5   allen,ray            75%  19%  0.86  +27 19.3
gibson,taj           55%  22%  0.87  +11 16.8   garnett,kevin        69%  19%  1.95  +28 18.9
noah,joakim          81%  15%  1.19  -16 14.1   pierce,paul          68%  25%  0.87  +17 13.3
watson,c.j.          25%  25%  1.24  +15 10.8   o'neal,shaquille     42%  20%  1.27  + 9 12.6
boozer,carlos        44%  33%  0.69  -21  7.6   daniels,marquis      54%  15%  0.88  -17  9.9
brewer,ronnie        61%   8%  1.50  - 3  5.5   davis,glen           46%  16%  0.72  + 1  5.3
korver,kyle          30%  19%  0.70  + 1  4.5   erden,semih          41%  11%  1.36  -13  4.9
asik,omer            18%  12%  1.08  + 1  2.2   robinson,nate        28%  25%  0.74  -15  3.4
bogans,keith         26%   6%  0.17  -13  0.4   wafer,von             4%  85%  0.64  - 3  2.3
johnson,james         4%  29%  0.00  + 3  0.0   harangody,luke        2%  60%  0.00  - 3  0.0
scalabrine,brian (DNP)                          bradley,avery (DNP)
PACE: 88.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
bulls,chicago      103.8 .453  .200 .147 .169   celtics,boston     117.3 .537  .242 .102 .109

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ROCKETS 127, GRIZZLIES 111 (box)

HOU (7-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MEM (8-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
lowry,kyle           82%  23%  1.84  +13 31.7   gasol,marc           75%  16%  1.84  -12 38.5
lee,courtney         40%  25%  1.42  + 4 24.9   gay,rudy             90%  22%  1.33  -12 19.8
martin,kevin         64%  30%  1.40  +12 21.9   randolph,zach        75%  17%  1.04  -15 16.9
miller,brad          50%  26%  1.81  +10 18.1   conley,mike          75%  27%  1.08  -15 15.9
scola,luis           55%  23%  0.95  + 6 17.6   arthur,darrell       39%  24%  0.63  - 6 10.3
battier,shane        70%  15%  1.51  +16 14.7   vasquez,greivis      25%  20%  1.12  - 1  9.9
budinger,chase       31%  16%  0.87  - 1  7.5   henry,xavier         34%  22%  0.87  - 5  4.9
hayes,chuck          46%   8%  0.69  + 6  1.9   thabeet,hasheem      10%  28%  1.25  - 3  2.6
smith,ishmael        18%   5%  1.04  + 3  1.1   mayo,o.j.            51%   8%  0.76  - 6  2.4
hill,jordan          44%   8%  0.12  +11  0.6   allen,tony           10%   8%  1.20  + 2  1.1
jeffries,jared (DNP)                            young,sam            16%  24%  0.00  - 7  0.0
taylor,jermaine (DNP)                           law,acie (DNP)
PACE: 90.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
rockets,houston    140.0 .703 .240  .154 .126   grizzlies,memphis  122.4 .539  .257 .143 .160

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KNICKS 100, HORNETS 92 (box)

NYK (11-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NWO (13-6)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
stoudemire,amare     86%  32%  1.09  +11 29.4   ariza,trevor         78%  28%  0.95  - 8 21.6
felton,raymond       89%  19%  1.45  + 4 22.8   paul,chris           64%  20%  1.73  - 9 19.4
fields,landry        75%  11%  1.15  +14 16.2   belinelli,marco      78%  16%  0.73  - 6 10.9
chandler,wilson      81%  16%  1.24  + 7 11.9   jack,jarrett         43%  25%  0.62  - 7 10.0
gallinari,danilo     65%  17%  1.27  - 2 10.3   smith,jason          31%  27%  1.36  + 7  9.7
williams,shawne      44%  17%  1.71  +10  9.7   okafor,emeka         73%  16%  1.09  -14  9.5
douglas,toney        43%  13%  0.84  + 6  6.4   ilungambenga,didier  20%  12%  1.93  + 4  6.0
mozgov,timofey        8%  35%  0.20  - 5  0.4   green,willie         50%  13%  0.49  -13  5.0
walker,bill           9%  45%  0.00  - 5  0.0   pondexter,quincy     30%  21%  0.86  + 3  4.2
mason,roger (DNP)                               thornton,marcus      31%  16%  0.46  + 3  2.1
randolph,anthony (DNP)                          andersen,david (DNP)
rautins,andy (DNP)                              west,david (DNP)
PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
knicks,newyork     107.1 .548  .143 .150 .057   hornets,neworleans  98.6 .448  .250 .204 .141

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SPURS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 101 (box)

MIN (4-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (16-3)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
love,kevin           89%  26%  1.16  - 4 29.3   duncan,tim           72%  22%  1.50  +19 30.9
beasley,michael      83%  30%  0.93  + 9 19.3   ginobili,manu        69%  24%  0.94  +12 20.3
brewer,corey         52%  25%  1.06  - 4 17.2   parker,tony          72%  28%  0.93  - 8 17.6
ridnour,luke         70%  12%  1.58  -13 11.7   hill,george          71%  20%  1.18  +16 16.8
koufos,kosta         31%  24%  0.98  + 3 10.3   jefferson,richard    75%  18%  1.19  - 9 14.4
johnson,wesley       65%  13%  0.79  -10  8.4   mcdyess,antonio      25%  19%  1.17  -10  4.8
milicic,darko        53%  16%  0.74  -13  4.0   blair,dejuan         35%   6%  1.91  + 6  3.7
telfair,sebastian    30%   8%  1.96  + 7  3.6   bonner,matt          34%  19%  0.80  + 7  3.3
tolliver,anthony     10%   5%  4.54  + 7  2.3   neal,gary            21%   8%  1.82  + 8  1.9
ellington,wayne      17%   7%  1.31  -12  2.2   splitter,tiago       17%   6%  1.56  -16  1.0
gaines,sundiata (DNP)                           udoka,ime            10%   9%  0.00  + 5  0.0
hayward,lazar (DNP)                             quinn,chris (DNP)
PACE: 93.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
timberwolves,minn  108.3 .431  .453 .182 .118   spurs,sanantonio   114.7 .493  .186 .139 .175

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NUGGETS 109, CLIPPERS 104 (box)

LAC (5-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (11-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gordon,eric          78%  29%  0.92  -11 28.6   smith,j.r.           51%  32%  1.09    0 27.2
griffin,blake        85%  25%  0.77  - 1 17.2   anthony,carmelo      75%  37%  0.85  + 9 20.4
cook,brian           36%  18%  2.00    0 11.9   billups,chauncey     69%  22%  1.12  + 6 17.5
bledsoe,eric         69%  16%  1.05  - 4 10.3   hilario,nene         53%  17%  1.08  + 1 10.7
kaman,chris          26%  22%  1.67  + 5  7.3   lawson,ty            34%  23%  1.56  - 2  9.7
smith,craig          13%  40%  0.87  - 4  7.0   afflalo,arron        72%  10%  1.15  + 3  8.8
davis,baron          41%  25%  1.02  - 3  7.0   williams,shelden     44%   6%  1.96  + 7  7.2
aminu,alfarouq       31%  21%  1.01  + 2  6.2   andersen,chris       45%   7%  2.13  + 2  4.8
jordan,deandre       39%   8%  1.39  -10  4.6   harrington,al        48%  13%  0.57  + 2  2.4
gomes,ryan           38%   9%  0.34  - 2  2.0   forbes,gary           7%  24%  0.00  - 3  0.0
butler,rasual        42%   4%  1.65  + 3  1.9   balkman,renaldo (DNP)
collins,jarron (DNP)                            carter,anthony (DNP)
PACE: 100.2         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 100.2         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
clippers,losangele 103.8 .467  .289 .170 .127   nuggets,denver     108.8 .478  .233 .190 .259

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SUNS 105, PACERS 97 (box)

IND (9-9)           PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHX (10-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
dunleavy jr.,mike    62%  17%  1.48  - 6 22.0   frye,channing        84%  21%  1.47  +12 31.1
rush,brandon         76%  21%  1.15  -11 15.7   nash,steve           62%  15%  1.75  + 9 24.3
mcroberts,josh       61%  25%  1.15  - 2 10.8   richardson,jason     68%  17%  1.76  +12 13.9
granger,danny        75%  21%  0.46  - 7 10.3   dudley,jared         62%  11%  1.82    0 11.0
ford,t.j.            53%  23%  1.10  - 2 10.3   hill,grant           57%  22%  0.54  +17  9.8
posey,james          43%  16%  1.22  + 6  9.7   dragic,goran         38%  37%  0.83  - 1  7.2
jones,solomon        46%  17%  0.84  - 1  9.3   turkoglu,hedo        39%  18%  0.81  - 5  4.0
collison,darren      47%  17%  0.83  - 6  6.7   barron,earl          40%  30%  0.44  + 2  3.2
hibbert,roy          38%  13%  1.41  -11  4.4   clark,earl           18%  20%  0.50  + 4  1.6
hansbrough,tyler (DNP)                          childress,josh       18%  10%  0.55  - 9  0.7
jones,dahntay (DNP)                             warrick,hakim        15%   5%  0.72  - 1  0.5
price,a.j. (DNP)                                siler,garret (DNP)
PACE: 97.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 97.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
pacers,indiana      99.3 .538  .250 .256 .072   suns,phoenix       107.5 .519  .167 .164 .149

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MAVERICKS 93, JAZZ 81 (box)

DAL (15-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   UTA (15-6)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
kidd,jason           60%  17%  2.02  + 4 23.5   jefferson,al         76%  31%  0.88  - 4 26.5
butler,caron         60%  24%  1.22  + 4 21.9   millsap,paul         69%  23%  1.31  - 9 16.7
terry,jason          62%  26%  0.98  +16 20.4   williams,deron       82%  22%  1.03  -17 11.5
nowitzki,dirk        74%  27%  1.28  +13 16.7   miles,c.j.           39%  22%  1.15  -11 10.0
barea,jose           47%  22%  0.91  + 6 10.3   fesenko,kyrylo       24%  15%  1.58  - 8  7.6
marion,shawn         61%  18%  0.99  +13  7.9   elson,francisco      26%  22%  0.62  - 4  5.3
chandler,tyson       36%  17%  0.69  + 2  2.7   watson,earl          42%  10%  1.09  + 4  4.7
haywood,brendan      61%   6%  1.18  +13  2.4   bell,raja            58%   6%  0.76  -16  4.4
mahinmi,ian           3%  72%  0.80  - 3  0.9   kirilenko,andrei     64%  12%  0.65  - 8  3.5
stevenson,deshawn    31%   6%  0.14  - 2  0.3   hayward,gordon        3%   -%  1.51  + 3  2.8
novak,steve           3%  37%  0.00  - 3  0.0   price,ronnie         14%  20%  0.10  + 7  0.3
mahinmi,ian (DNP)                               evans,jeremy          3%  38%  0.00  + 3  0.0
PACE: 86.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 86.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
mavericks,dallas   107.0 .566  .088 .150 .056   jazz,utah            93.2 .412 .261 .173 .152

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LAKERS 113, KINGS 80 (box)

SAC (4-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAL (14-6)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
thompson,jason       62%  28%  0.99  -17 17.7   bryant,kobe          55%  41%  0.95  +19 26.9
evans,tyreke         58%  31%  0.96  -18 17.1   brown,shannon        45%  30%  1.07  +14 18.4
greene,donte         41%  20%  0.73  -15 10.1   blake,steve          42%  20%  1.57  + 2 17.2
jeter,pooh           25%  36%  1.04  - 3  8.9   gasol,pau            56%  19%  1.65  +27 14.7
landry,carl          39%  21%  0.62  -15  7.6   caracter,derrick     44%  19%  1.06  + 6 10.3
casspi,omri          43%  19%  0.85  - 9  7.2   ebanks,devin         18%  24%  1.64  + 5  8.9
cousins,demarcus     57%  20%  0.71  -23  5.9   odom,lamar           69%  23%  0.99  +25  8.5
dalembert,samuel     41%  14%  0.88  - 7  4.5   barnes,matt          30%   8%  1.81  + 7  5.4
garcia,francisco     41%  12%  0.68  -19  3.0   artest,ron           59%   3%  2.02  +19  4.3
udrih,beno           62%   7%  0.89  -23  2.9   fisher,derek         40%  10%  1.57  +26  4.2
head,luther          30%   7%  0.78  -12  1.8   vujacic,sasha        18%   4%  4.54  + 5  1.9
jackson,darnell       2%  61%  0.00  - 4  0.0   walton,luke          24%  20%  0.42  +10  1.8
PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
kings,sacramento    86.6 .435  .273 .227 .105   lakers,losangeles  122.4 .584  .200 .119 .105

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SATURDAY'S BOX SCORES

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

HEAT 89, HAWKS 77 (box)

ATL (13-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIA (13-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
horford,al           64%  24%  1.41  - 7 25.2   wade,dwyane          83%  32%  1.09  +14 31.0
bibby,mike           65%  19%  1.31  -12 18.6   bosh,chris           83%  33%  0.96  +14 28.9
crawford,jamal       64%  30%  0.70  -11 15.4   james,lebron         78%  25%  1.24  + 7 24.0
powell,josh          44%  31%  0.86  - 1 13.6   chalmers,mario       56%  20%  1.11  +14 14.6
smith,josh           71%  21%  0.77  -18  6.5   jones,james          39%   4%  2.31  + 3  3.2
williams,marvin      67%  15%  0.83  - 5  6.3   arroyo,carlos        44%   9%  0.94  - 2  2.2
evans,maurice        54%  12%  0.64  - 4  2.6   dampier,erick        24%   4%  0.85  + 3  1.1
collins,jason        10%   8%  1.85  + 3  1.0   howard,juwan         14%   6%  0.97  - 6  0.6
teague,jeff          23%   2%  2.38  - 3  0.9   anthony,joel         45%   2%  0.33  + 8  0.2
wilkins,damien       28%   6%  0.38  - 1  0.8   ilgauskas,zydrunas   34%  12%  0.00  + 5  0.0
pachulia,zaza        11%  28%  0.12  - 1  0.4   house,eddie (DNP)
crawford,jordan (DNP)                           magloire,jamaal (DNP)
PACE: 84.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 84.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
hawks,atlanta       91.5 .431  .196 .154 .063   heat,miami         105.7 .493  .171 .119 .120

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76ERS 109, BOBCATS 91 (box)

CHA (7-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHI (6-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
diaw,boris           82%  17%  1.62  -15 25.0   iguodala,andre       82%  14%  1.56  +25 25.6
brown,kwame          43%  21%  1.29  + 1 18.1   young,thaddeus       54%  24%  1.30  - 1 23.6
jackson,stephen      75%  26%  1.03  -17 15.1   meeks,jodie          74%  25%  1.48  +28 23.2
augustin,d.j.        63%  22%  0.86  -20 10.9   holiday,jrue         80%  17%  1.59  +15 22.3
wallace,gerald       76%  16%  0.67  -24  8.7   hawes,spencer        47%  14%  1.10  +26 10.4
mcguire,dominic      28%  15%  0.98    0  7.1   brand,elton          77%  16%  1.40  +16 10.2
livingston,shaun     39%  14%  1.30  - 3  5.7   williams,lou         25%  38%  0.96  + 1  6.4
brown,derrick        13%  6%   2.45  + 4  3.5   nocioni,andres       22%  38%  0.31  -11  2.4
mohammed,nazr        26%  23%  0.44  -18  3.2   speights,marreese    15%  20%  0.65  - 5  1.2
collins,sherron       5%  47%  1.08  + 2  2.9   turner,evan          24%   7%  0.78  - 4  1.0
thomas,tyrus         36%  19%  0.50  - 4  2.6   battie,tony (DNP)
carroll,matt         13%  21%  0.86  + 4  2.6   kapono,jason (DNP)
PACE: 86.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 86.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
bobcats,charlotte  105.4 .461  .263 .151 .133   76ers,philadelphia 126.3 .589  .270 .127 .097

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BULLS 119, ROCKETS 116, OT (box)

HOU (7-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (10-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
battier,shane        69%   9%  1.77  + 3 18.2   rose,derrick         83%  32%  1.20  - 4 31.2
scola,luis           73%  27%  1.06  + 4 16.1   boozer,carlos        57%  31%  1.07  + 2 17.2
lowry,kyle           82%  22%  0.88  + 6 15.2   noah,joakim          89%  15%  1.02  - 2 15.2
miller,brad          46%  32%  1.23  - 7 13.5   korver,kyle          54%  20%  0.85  +10 14.9
martin,kevin         52%  23%  1.12  - 3 13.5   deng,luol            78%  14%  1.07  - 2 11.0
lee,courtney         44%   7%  3.00  - 2 11.2   brewer,ronnie        37%   9%  1.53  + 1  7.0
hayes,chuck          45%   8%  1.59  + 5  8.6   gibson,taj           45%  17%  1.09  + 2  6.8
hill,jordan          36%  21%  0.91  - 8  7.7   bogans,keith         31%   8%  1.51  - 3  4.5
taylor,jermaine      15%  34%  0.52  - 5  3.0   watson,c.j.          17%  19%  1.08  + 7  3.0
budinger,chase       31%  21%  0.28  - 6  2.1   asik,omer             8%   7%  3.47  + 4  1.6
smith,ishmael         6%  13%  0.76  - 2  0.6   johnson,james (DNP)
jeffries,jared (DNP)                            thomas,kurt (DNP)
PACE: 105.8         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 105.8         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
rockets,houston    109.6 .500  .190 .142 .150   bulls,chicago      112.5 .543  .341 .180 .100

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TIMBERWOLVES 129, CAVALIERS 95 (box)

CLE (7-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIN (5-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jamison,antawn       44%  34%  1.11  -15 30.6   love,kevin           66%  31%  1.53  +32 25.2
sessions,ramon       60%  21%  1.38  - 4 15.5   ellington,wayne      63%  14%  1.86  +17 22.3
williams,jawad       73%  18%  0.95  -22 10.2   milicic,darko        55%  24%  1.13  +41 19.4
powe,leon            47%  22%  0.82  -22  6.6   brewer,corey         63%  18%  1.26  +27 13.8
parker,anthony       54%  15%  0.92  -28  6.3   ridnour,luke         45%   9%  2.34  +20 13.5
williams,maurice     40%   7%  1.89  -30  6.0   johnson,wesley       62%  20%  1.60  +28 13.4
samuels,samardo      17%  30%  1.08  - 5  5.9   pekovic,nikola       25%  30%  0.94    0  8.9
gibson,daniel        48%  21%  0.71  -15  5.6   telfair,sebastian    55%  14%  1.66  +14  8.9
harris,manny         25%  30%  0.69  - 3  4.1   hayward,lazar        30%  25%  0.88    0  5.7
hollins,ryan         36%   8%  1.19  - 8  2.9   gaines,sundiata      15%  18%  0.93  - 2  2.5
varejao,anderson     37%  20%  0.48  -20  2.7   koufos,kosta         21%   8%  0.83  - 7  0.8
moon,jamario         19%  14%  0.82  + 2  2.6   beasley,michael (DNP)
PACE: 96.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
cavaliers,cleveland 99.0 .415  .184 .094 .115   timberwolves,minn  134.4 .704  .231 .188 .083

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BUCKS 96, MAGIC 85 (box)

ORL (15-5)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIL (7-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
richardson,quentin   70%  22%  0.92  -16 19.9   bogut,andrew         80%  35%  1.12  +15 44.8
carter,vince         77%  36%  0.76  - 3 17.3   jennings,brandon     86%  29%  1.15  +14 24.1
bass,brandon         58%  28%  0.73  - 3 16.7   salmons,john         75%  23%  0.87  +22 12.3
lewis,rashard        89%  22%  0.67  -12 16.4   ilyasova,ersan       63%   5%  1.83  - 1  6.4
williams,jason       36%  13%  2.19  +12 14.4   douglas-roberts,chr  32%  20%  1.11  - 9  6.0
duhon,chris          65%  13%  1.06  -23  6.5   sanders,larry        49%   8%  1.17  + 8  5.5
allen,malik          32%   8%  1.18  + 4  1.9   mbahamoute,luc       71%   7%  0.67  +12  2.9
gortat,marcin        73%   4%  0.94  -14  1.7   maggette,corey       24%  29%  0.46  - 1  2.8
anderson,ryan (DNP)                             brockman,jon          7%  11%  2.07  - 2  1.7
howard,dwight (DNP)                             dooling,keyon        14%   7%  0.66  - 3  0.4
nelson,jameer (DNP)                             boykins,earl (DNP)
redick,j.j. (DNP)                               skinner,brian (DNP)
PACE: 89.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
magic,orlando       94.7 .451  .160 .123 .078   bucks,milwaukee    107.0 .474  .286 .123 .211

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MAVERICKS 105, KINGS 103 (box)

DAL (16-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAC (4-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nowitzki,dirk        76%  25%  1.27  - 3 40.2   evans,tyreke         85%  27%  1.29  - 7 38.1
terry,jason          66%  27%  1.21  + 9 16.4   greene,donte         55%  29%  1.17  + 2 18.0
barea,jose           52%  15%  1.26  + 9 16.2   udrih,beno           82%  15%  1.40  - 5 13.9
kidd,jason           68%  19%  0.87  + 2  8.6   cousins,demarcus     65%  26%  1.01  - 6 13.8
chandler,tyson       51%  13%  1.49  + 3  8.5   casspi,omri          28%   6%  3.53  + 4  9.7
butler,caron         54%  27%  0.80  - 3  8.3   garcia,francisco     30%  19%  1.41  - 2  6.4
stevenson,deshawn    27%  22%  1.18  - 9  6.6   thompson,jason       42%  13%  0.81  + 4  4.3
haywood,brendan      49%  11%  1.37  - 1  6.1   dalembert,samuel     35%  16%  1.07  + 4  4.2
marion,shawn         56%  12%  0.89  + 3  5.0   jeter,pooh           20%   9%  1.56  + 2  3.2
cardinal,brian (DNP)                            landry,carl          58%  16%  0.23  - 6  2.1
mahinmi,ian (DNP)                               head,luther (DNP)
novak,steve (DNP)                               jackson,darnell (DNP)
PACE: 90.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
mavericks,dallas   115.9 .533  .162 .121 .141   kings,sacramento   113.7 .548  .167 .121 .078

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SUNDAY'S BOX SCORES

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

CELTICS 100, NETS 75 (box)

BOS (16-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NJN (6-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
robinson,nate        65%  22%  1.68  +29 31.3   farmar,jordan        57%  24%  1.34  -19 23.3
garnett,kevin        55%  18%  1.66  +19 17.1   lopez,brook          44%  17%  0.96  -12 11.4
davis,glen           62%  23%  1.10  +27 15.6   morrow,anthony       45%  18%  0.98  -18  6.3
allen,ray            54%  19%  1.42  +25 11.7   murphy,troy          24%  28%  0.98  - 9  6.0
pierce,paul          50%  20%  0.87  +11 11.5   james,damion         54%  26%  0.58  - 5  5.7
daniels,marquis      63%  14%  1.03  +12  5.2   graham,stephen       26%  25%  0.49    0  5.1
erden,semih          39%  24%  0.51  - 6  5.1   harris,devin         50%  24%  0.62  -19  5.1
wafer,von            38%  17%  0.99  - 1  4.5   favors,derrick       57%  21%  0.62  - 6  5.0
o'neal,shaquille     25%   8%  1.64  +15  3.9   petro,johan          48%   7%  1.39  -10  5.0
bradley,avery        31%  32%  0.36  - 1  2.1   outlaw,travis        41%  18%  0.42  -18  4.4
harangody,luke       19%   9%  0.22  - 5  0.3   humphries,kris       27%  14%  0.98  -13  2.9
rondo,rajon (DNP)                               ross,quinton         26%   6%  0.66  + 4  1.1
PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
celtics,boston     108.3 .526  .205 .152 .138   nets,newjersey      81.2 .410  .109 .206 .114

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KNICKS 116, RAPTORS 99 (box)

NYK (12-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (8-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
stoudemire,amare     79%  35%  1.07  +24 28.8   johnson,amir         81%  17%  1.62  -15 33.6
chandler,wilson      71%  20%  1.33  +17 26.6   bayless,jerryd       56%  32%  1.48  + 2 23.9
fields,landry        75%  16%  1.57  +13 19.4   calderon,jose        60%  15%  1.68  -25 13.5
felton,raymond       79%  25%  1.07  +12 17.2   bargnani,andrea      68%  29%  0.77  -19 10.8
williams,shawne      44%  13%  2.70  + 8 13.0   barbosa,leandro      48%  15%  0.67  - 6  7.4
douglas,toney        48%  16%  0.69  - 1  7.5   derozan,demar        75%  12%  1.17  - 9  6.9
gallinari,danilo     83%   6%  2.15  +19  6.4   davis,ed             34%  16%  1.21  + 6  4.9
mozgov,timofey       21%  23%  0.95  - 7  6.3   weems,sonny          49%  19%  0.59  -15  4.4
mason,roger (DNP)                               kleiza,linas         21%  16%  0.33  - 6  1.0
randolph,anthony (DNP)                          wright,julian         3%  32%  0.67  + 1  0.6
rautins,andy (DNP)                              dorsey,joey           3%  32%  0.00  + 1  0.0
walker,bill (DNP)                               stojakovic,peja (DNP)
PACE: 92.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
knicks,newyork     125.3 .557  .302 .130 .100   raptors,toronto    106.9 .506  .370 .184 .105

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PISTONS 102, CAVALIERS 92 (box)

CLE (7-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DET (7-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jamison,antawn       66%  30%  1.00  - 5 27.2   stuckey,rodney       85%  24%  1.37  +18 30.4
williams,maurice     72%  23%  1.10  -15 13.7   hamilton,richard     74%  28%  1.27  + 6 19.4
gibson,daniel        55%  23%  0.83  + 2 10.7   gordon,ben           64%  24%  0.88  + 8 16.7
hickson,j.j.         34%  33%  0.62  - 5  9.4   prince,tayshaun      63%  28%  1.05  +23 14.4
varejao,anderson     72%  10%  1.87  -17  9.0   monroe,greg          49%  18%  0.93  - 8 13.8
parker,anthony       59%  11%  1.89  - 7  8.4   wallace,ben          50%   3%  4.90  +18  6.8
sessions,ramon       28%  19%  0.96  + 5  7.9   villanueva,charlie   47%  22%  0.78    0  6.4
williams,jawad       48%  12%  0.86  - 5  7.8   maxiell,jason        25%   1%  6.72  - 5  2.1
graham,joey          38%  22%  0.87  -10  5.1   mcgrady,tracy        38%   2%  1.43  - 4  2.0
hollins,ryan         27%  12%  0.59  + 7  1.7   daye,austin           4%  49%  0.03  - 6  0.1
moon,jamario (DNP)                              bynum,will (DNP)
powe,leon (DNP)                                 wilcox,chris (DNP)
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
cavaliers,cleve    100.9 .452  .286 .165 .106   pistons,detroit    111.9 .525  .350 .186 .101

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THUNDER 114, WARRIORS 109 (box)

GSW (8-12)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   OKC (14-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
curry,stephen        96%  25%  1.47  - 9 40.7   durant,kevin         79%  25%  1.25  +10 29.4
ellis,monta          80%  30%  0.96  - 6 22.9   ibaka,serge          53%  21%  1.43  + 6 21.2
wright,dorell       100%  16%  0.86  - 5 13.9   westbrook,russell    79%  30%  1.05  + 8 16.0
lee,david            63%  16%  1.04  -18 13.2   green,jeff           87%  17%  1.09    0 15.6
williams,reggie      48%  25%  0.96  +12  9.1   harden,james         51%  13%  1.67  - 8 15.0
adrien,jeff          23%  24%  1.10  + 2  6.3   krstic,nenad         42%  25%  0.75  + 6  7.8
biedrins,andris      49%   6%  1.83  + 1  4.6   sefolosha,thabo      74%   8%  1.45    0  7.4
lin,jeremy           18%   1%  3.92  - 2  1.6   maynor,eric          21%  24%  0.51  - 3  3.4
bell,charlie         14%  10%  0.17  - 2  0.2   ivey,royal           14%   3%  5.46  + 6  1.8
gadzuric,dan         10%  17%  0.00  + 2  0.0   collison,nick (DNP)
carney,rodney (DNP)                             mullens,byron (DNP)
radmanovic,vladimir (DNP)                       white,d.j. (DNP)
PACE: 96.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
warriors,goldenst  112.5 .489  .383 .175 .095   thunder,oklacity   117.7 .453  .409 .165 .182

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SPURS 109, HORNETS 84 (box)

NWO (13-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (17-3)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
paul,chris           67%  29%  1.13  -21 19.8   duncan,tim           39%  26%  1.36  +21 19.1
west,david           62%  21%  1.09  -20 16.3   ginobili,manu        46%  15%  1.91  +27 18.1
ariza,trevor         66%  21%  0.89  -21 12.4   parker,tony          56%  32%  1.16  +25 16.6
green,willie         41%  17%  1.23  - 1  9.9   jefferson,richard    54%  25%  1.10  +27 12.3
smith,jason          47%  12%  0.82  + 8  8.1   bonner,matt          33%  18%  2.81  + 8 12.1
gray,aaron           25%  31%  1.15  + 6  7.6   neal,gary            69%  18%  1.25  + 5 12.0
pondexter,quincy     46%  17%  0.98  - 2  6.6   blair,dejuan         60%  17%  1.07  +13 10.3
jack,jarrett         33%  17%  1.18  - 4  6.0   hill,george          30%  22%  1.59  + 8  8.7
belinelli,marco      43%  17%  0.55  -22  5.7   quinn,chris          33%  15%  0.96  -11  6.6
okafor,emeka         47%   9%  1.00  -36  4.0   splitter,tiago       37%  19%  0.66  - 8  6.3
andersen,david        7%  31%  0.00  -10  0.0   udoka,ime            25%   6%  2.70  - 6  2.7
gray,aaron (DNP)                                mcdyess,antonio      19%   4%  0.32  +16  0.4
PACE: 87.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
hornets,neworleans  96.4 .460  .184 .172 .096   spurs,sanantonio   125.1 .664  .233 .195 .116

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NUGGETS 108, GRIZZLIES 107 (box)

MEM (8-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (12-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gay,rudy             84%  24%  1.16  + 9 31.8   hilario,nene         78%  19%  1.85  + 7 27.9
conley,mike          85%  15%  1.70  + 7 28.3   afflalo,arron        72%  18%  1.73  + 7 16.9
randolph,zach        79%  33%  0.63  + 2 10.8   anthony,carmelo      63%  37%  0.55  - 2 12.1
henry,xavier         57%  18%  1.42  +10  9.8   williams,shelden     48%  17%  1.14  - 5 11.3
arthur,darrell       32%  22%  0.81  + 2  8.8   billups,chauncey     69%  15%  1.09  - 1 11.2
gasol,marc           53%  11%  1.71    0  6.6   smith,j.r.           40%  25%  0.48  - 3  8.2
mayo,o.j.            33%  16%  0.67  - 8  5.3   lawson,ty            36%   8%  1.82  + 7  7.6
young,sam            35%  17%  0.99  - 7  4.5   harrington,al        57%  18%  0.67  + 6  6.9
vasquez,greivis      15%  18%  0.81  - 8  2.9   forbes,gary          21%  16%  1.72  -10  6.0
allen,tony           11%  11%  0.78  + 3  0.9   ely,melvin           16%   9%  1.05  - 1  2.7
thabeet,hasheem      17%   4%  0.19  -15  0.1   balkman,renaldo (DNP)
carroll,demarre (DNP)   carter,anthony (DNP)
PACE: 97.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 97.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
grizzlies,memphis  109.8 .558  .222 .174 .077   nuggets,denver     110.8 .483  .326 .144 .149

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SUNS 125, WIZARDS 108 (box)

WAS (6-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHX (11-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
arenas,gilbert       66%  18%  1.40  - 7 24.9   warrick,hakim        60%  28%  1.30  +14 29.7
young,nick           49%  31%  1.17  - 2 22.6   nash,steve           63%  15%  2.91  +17 28.3
blatche,andray       70%  24%  1.09  -11 15.0   richardson,jason     64%  24%  1.38  +19 28.3
wall,john            89%  17%  1.19  - 8 14.9   frye,channing        55%  13%  1.03  +18 10.3
jianlian,yi          55%  27%  0.93  - 3 12.7   dragic,goran         37%  22%  0.93    0  6.8
gee,alonzo           35%  20%  0.96  -18  7.5   dudley,jared         52%  15%  1.13  + 1  6.3
booker,trevor        28%  24%  1.07  - 1  5.8   hill,grant           48%  20%  1.08  +16  6.0
thornton,al          16%  16%  1.15  + 3  3.5   barron,earl          34%  28%  0.79  + 4  5.3
mcgee,javale         37%  11%  0.59  -15  3.3   turkoglu,hedo        40%  12%  1.91    0  5.3
hinrich,kirk         41%   5%  1.53  -20  3.2   childress,josh       36%  13%  1.02  - 2  2.9
martin,cartier        5%  19%  1.06  + 1  0.8   siler,garret          6%  31%  1.67  - 1  1.7
armstrong,hilton     11%   7%  0.00  - 4  0.0   clark,earl            6%  33%  0.82  - 1  1.2
PACE: 94.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
wizards,washington 114.2 .539  .293 .169 .070   suns,phoenix       132.2 .630  .359 .159 .163

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TRAIL BLAZERS 100, CLIPPERS 91 (box)

LAC (5-16)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   POR (9-11)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
griffin,blake        83%  26%  1.11  + 1 35.2   camby,marcus         79%  11%  2.02  + 8 26.1
gordon,eric          87%  24%  1.09  -21 23.4   miller,andre         79%  14%  1.51  + 2 24.7
davis,baron          58%  30%  1.09  - 4 12.2   matthews,wesley      73%  32%  1.00  + 9 17.7
cook,brian           21%  22%  1.05    0  7.4   roy,brandon          65%  25%  0.89  + 7 15.1
butler,rasual        43%  14%  1.52    0  7.3   fernandez,rudy       27%  28%  1.30    0 10.9
kaman,chris          28%  16%  0.78  - 2  5.3   batum,nicolas        61%  25%  0.99  +10 10.5
aminu,alfarouq       29%  27%  0.92  - 7  5.0   mills,patrick        21%  17%  2.43  + 7  5.5
gomes,ryan           60%   8%  1.30  + 9  3.9   aldridge,lamarcus    48%  23%  0.36  + 7  3.5
bledsoe,eric         49%  12%  0.35  -10  2.3   przybilla,joel       20%   1%  0.00  - 2  0.0
smith,craig          19%   5%  0.84  - 7  0.8   cunningham,dante (DNP)
jordan,deandre       23%  10%  0.48  + 2  0.7   johnson,armon (DNP)
collins,jarron        1%   -%  0.00  - 6  0.0   marks,sean (DNP)
PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
clippers,losangel  103.7 .458  .302 .148 .216   trailblazers,port  114.0 .442  .386 .182 .181

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NEWS & MOVES

Minutiae from around the league

NBA: A stomach virus moving through the Orlando Magic has forced the team to send home four key players on Saturday. (press release)
This plague has been sweeping the league. Houston's Kevin Martin played through illness in Chicago on Saturday. David West and DJ Mbenga have been kept away from the Hornets. The Cavs had a couple of players go down. Hopefully, the virus will run its course quickly.

BUCKS: The Milwaukee Bucks have signed veteran center Brian Skinner (6-9, 255) to a contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. A 12-year NBA veteran, Skinner has played in 605 games and holds career averages of 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 49.4 percent from the field. ... The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on rookie guard Darington Hobson (6-7, 210), General Manager John Hammond announced today. Hobson, 23, was selected in the second round (37th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft after being named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year as a junior at New Mexico. He was unable to participate in the Bucks Summer League entry or training camp due to a hip injury, which led to season-ending surgery on October 12. (press releases)
The short-handed Bucks simply could not hold a roster spot any longer for Hobson, whom they may revisit next summer. Andrew Bogut returned to the Milwaukee lineup with a 31-point, 18-rebound effort against Orlando on Saturday, but his status will always be iffy this season. With Drew Gooden battling plantar fasciitis, Milwaukee needed Skinner for depth up front.

HAWKS: After experiencing some discomfort in his right elbow on Tuesday, having an MRI later that afternoon, and visiting with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham this morning, Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson is expected to miss four-to-six weeks of action following a surgical procedure to his right elbow. The four-time All-Star has, what is called 'loose body’'in his elbow, and team medical officials have determined that he will need to have a arthroscopic procedure in the next few days to remove the loose body. Dr. Andrews will handle the operation. (press release)
Atlanta coach Larry Drew has bumped up Maurice Evans into the starting five so as to avoid disrupting the Jamal Crawford-led second unit. Rookie Jordan Crawford has flashed explosive scoring ability and may get more consistent minutes while Johnson is out.

GRIZZLIES: The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Acie Law, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today. The 6-3, 202-pound guard averaged 1.1 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists on .158 shooting in 8.5 minutes in 11 games this season for the Grizzlies after signing with the team as a free agent on Aug. 5, 2010. (press release)
Law had slipped to third string on the depth chart at point guard behind starter Mike Conley and rookie Greivis Vasquez. With Law's contract becoming fully guaranteed on Dec. 8, there was really no reason for Memphis to keep him around. Law has now circulated through Atlanta, Golden State, Chicago, Charlotte and Chicago since being drafted in the 2007 lottery. It may be time for him to head overseas to procure some steady work.

NUGGETS: Center Chris Andersen, who was diagnosed with a fractured bone in his lower back Sunday, won't make the trip. He's out 10-14 days. (ESPN)
It's been that kind of season for Bird Man. Looks like Melvin Ely will again be getting regular minutes for the Nuggets.

PISTONS: Dumars says nothing is cooking with Hamilton. (Fanhouse)
My feeling, based strictly on reading the tea leaves, is that Dumars acts like he's not interesting in dealing Hamilton simply because no one is willing to take on the contract. I still think that given how well Tayshaun Prince is playing this season--in a contract year for him--that the Pistons could possibly be able to package the pair to a team with a large trade exception, an expiring deal to send back and a desire to make a splash. However, Austin Daye's apparently-stalled development may have Detroit thinking more in terms of keeping Prince beyond this season.

RAPTORS: The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday forward Reggie Evans underwent surgery today to repair a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. Evans is expected to be sidelined approximately eight weeks. (press release)
In Evans' absence, Raptors coach Jay Triano first tried Joey Dorsey as his starting four, with Amir Johnson coming off the bench and playing the majority of the minutes. His thought was that this would help the foul-prone Johnson from getting into early trouble with the officials. However, the return to the rotation by rookie Ed Davis rendered this plan moot. Johnson is now starting and Davis is the first big guy off the bench, and so far is playing very well.

TIMBERWOLVES: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the club has recalled second-year guard Jonny Flynn from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. Flynn appeared in one game for the Skyforce, tallying eight points, nine assists and two steals in 25 minutes of action. (press release)
Still waiting to hear when Flynn will actually return to the floor for the T-Wolves.

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ON TAP

Tonight in the NBA

WTC  VIS @ HOM,  GAMETIME     NBAPET LINE    OFFICIALS
+15  atl @ orl,  7:00 PM EST [ orl by 10 ]   Dick Bavetta, Derrick Collins, Violet Palmer
+10  okc @ chi,  8:00 PM EST [ chi by  4 ]   Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Courtney Kirkland
+ 4  mia @ mil,  8:00 PM EST [ mia by 10 ]   Scott Foster, Matt Boland, Scott Wall
+ 3  tor @ ind,  7:00 PM EST [ ind by  7 ]   Bill Spooner, John Goble, Kevin Scott
+ 3  mem @ uta,  9:00 PM EST [ uta by 10 ]   Ron Garretson, Olandis Poole, Tom Washington
- 7  min @ nyk,  7:30 PM EST [ nyk by 14 ]   Ed Malloy, Nick Buchert, Kevin Fehr
-10  sac @ lac, 10:30 PM EST [ lac by  2 ]   Greg Willard, Mark Ayotte, Leroy Richardson
Note: WTC is a junk stat rating the "watchability" of a game, taking into
account the quality of the opponents and the likelihood of a close game.

Through Sunday, 300 of 1,230 games (24.4%) have been played in the 2010-11 NBA regular season.

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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 at 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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