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November 6, 2011
Sim Season
This is All We Have

by Bradford Doolittle

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We don't know when there will be real NBA basketball but, hey, we'll be here doing this until June if we have to. Eleven more games were on Saturday's virtual calendar and the results were typical of a full night of NBA action. There were blowouts and nail-biters, hot hands and cold hands, surprises and I-told-you-sos. Much better to muse on these things than on the cynical happenings in the Big Apple.

I already prattled on about the Timberwolves yesterday. Well, Minnesota won again and currently sits a half-game out of first in the Northwest Division standings. Today, I'll focus on the undefeated: New Jersey, San Antonio, New Orleans, Denver and Phoenix. All five squads are 2-0 on the young season. The Nets have to rate as the big surprise on the list and, in fact, are the only team in the Eastern Conference yet to lose a game. If this keeps up, the Nets are going to build up some serious buzz for their first season in Brooklyn next year.

That's how it all played out on Saturday, through which we've played the 39 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 night's games. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

A reminder: Strat-O-Matic veterans already know this, but the newest version of SOM's Computer Basketball Game (Version 9.0) was recently released. As it happens, our favorite gaming company is offering a discount over the weekend for all you lockout-weary fans who want to run your own simulations. Or maybe you just want to match wits with a fellow hoops fan, no matter where in the world he/she may reside. All you have to do is go to this page to place an order. When you check out, just enter the discount code LOCKOUT to get 15% knocked off the listed price. The offer expires at 11:59 p.m. EST this Sunday.

NETS 91, PISTONS 84: It was an unlikely matchup of unbeaten teams, though each squad had only played one game. Brook Lopez scored 13 points as the Nets jumped out to an 11-point lead, which they maintained until halftime. In the third, Deron Williams scored eight quick points out of the break, helping Jersey up its advantage to 19. The Pistons closed within six at one point, but the Nets went home with a drama-free win to improve to 2-0. Lopez scored 23 points, while Williams added 22 points and 10 assists. Rookie Marshon Brooks poured in 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting in 23 minutes off the New Jersey bench.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DETROIT                     19 19 27 19   84
NEW JERSEY                  30 19 24 18   91

                ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T.PRINCE     34   4 10  40  0  1   0  0  0      -3   1  3  4  4  2  0  4  1   8
G.MONROE     29   1  5  20  0  0      3  4  75   7   2  8 10  0  3  0  1  0   5
R.STUCKEY    30   8 16  50  2  3  67  5  6  83  -3   0  4  4  5  4  0  3  1  23
B.GORDON     24   4  9  44  3  5  60  0  0      -7   0  3  3  2  4  1  0  0  11
J.JEREBKO    20   0  5   0  0  2   0  0  0       8   2  7  9  2  3  0  1  0   0
T.McGRADY    16   4  7  57  1  1 100  0  0       1   0  2  2  3  0  0  0  0   9
C.VILLANUEVA 20   7 18  39  0  1   0  0  0     -13   2  0  2  2  2  0  1  1  14
A.DAYE       19   2  3  67  1  1 100  2  4  50  -6   3  2  5  1  4  0  2  0   7
B.WALLACE    19   0  0      0  0      0  0     -14   3  3  6  1  0  1  1  0   0
J.MAXIELL     6   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
W.BYNUM      11   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  2  0  1  0  0   2
B.KNIGHT     12   2  6  33  1  3  33  0  0       0   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  1   5
DETROIT      48  33 83  40  8 17  47 10 14  71      14 34 48 22 22  3 13  4  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
B.LOPEZ      36  11 20  55  0  0      1  1 100   3   1  5  6  6  4  0  2  2  23
D.WILLIAMS   40   7 20  35  3 10  30  5  8  62   5   0  1  1 10  1  1  1  2  22
T.OUTLAW     25   0  7   0  0  4   0  0  0       0   1  3  4  0  0  1  0  0   0
K.HUMPHRIES  32   1  3  33  0  0      1  2  50   0   2 15 17  0  1  0  1  1   3
A.MORROW     30   2  9  22  0  5   0  5  7  71  -3   0  2  2  3  2  0  0  0   9
J.FARMAR     17   2  6  33  2  3  67  2  4  50   4   0  2  2  2  2  2  2  0   8
S.GRAHAM      1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
J.PETRO      11   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100   7   1  2  3  0  1  0  0  0   6
B.WRIGHT      1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
D.JAMES       8   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   1  1  2  0  1  0  2  0   0
M.BROOKS     23   8 10  80  0  1   0  0  0      11   2  0  2  3  0  0  0  0  16
J.WILLIAMS   16   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       7   0  3  3  1  4  0  1  1   0
NEW JERSEY   48  35 82  43  5 23  22 16 24  67       8 34 42 25 16  4  9  6  91

DETROIT                     NEW JERSEY
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  14     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   2            Biggest Lead  19

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DET (1-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NJN (2-0)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
stuckey,rodney.......63%  35%  1.11  - 3 23.2  williams,deron.......83%  29%  1.17  + 5 27.6
villanueva,charlie...42%  47%  0.69  -13 12.4  lopez,brook..........75%  30%  1.10  + 3 23.2
prince,tayshaun......71%  18%  0.79  - 3 11.8  brooks,marshon.......48%  20%  1.68  +11 15.2
gordon,ben...........50%  17%  1.55  - 7 11.0  farmar,jordan........35%  27%  1.06  + 4 10.1
mcgrady,tracy........33%  20%  1.65  + 1  9.6  morrow,anthony.......63%  18%  0.81  - 3  8.8
daye,austin..........40%  15%  1.24  - 6  7.6  humphries,kris.......67%   6%  1.83    0  7.8
monroe,greg..........60%  11%  0.92  + 7  5.8  petro,johan..........23%  16%  1.50  + 7  5.8
knight,brandon.......25%  23%  1.00    0  5.3  wright,brandan....... 2%  49%  1.64  - 3  1.7
jerebko,jonas........42%  12%  0.62  + 8  3.3  outlaw,travis........52%  12%  0.24    0  1.7
bynum,will...........23%  11%  1.35  - 2  3.1  graham,stephen....... 2%  49%  1.64  + 2  1.6
wallace,ben..........40%   2%  2.71  -14  2.8  williams,jordan......33%   7%  0.23  + 7  0.6
maxiell,jason........13%   5%  0.39  - 3  0.3  james,damion.........17%  11%  0.19  + 2  0.3
PACE: 87.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PISTONS..........   96.3 .446  .292 .149 .071  NETS.............  104.3 .457  .190 .103 .121

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MAGIC 113, WIZARDS 84: Orlando entered thirsty for a win against the lowly Wizards after dropping its first two contests. Rookies Jan Vesely and Shelvin Mack keyed a 10-point Washington run in the second quarter that put the Wizards up by six. That was the high point for Flip Saunders' squad. After that point, Orlando outscored the Wizards 34-10, a surge that was capped by Dwight Howard's dunk in the third quarter. Orlando led by as many as 33 in sailing to its first win. Howard had his first big game of the season with 37 points and 13 rebounds, though he was just 7-of-14 from the line. John Wall shot just 2-of-14 for the Wizards.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ORLANDO                     23 28 33 29  113
WASHINGTON                  23 22 19 20   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
D.HOWARD     39  15 22  68  0  0      7 14  50  31   4  9 13  3  3  4  4  3  37
J.RICHARDSON 32   7 13  54  3  5  60  1  2  50  23   3  3  6  1  3  0  1  0  18
H.TURKOGLU   35   7 11  64  4  5  80  5  6  83  26   0  5  5  7  3  1  1  1  23
J.NELSON     35   2  8  25  0  3   0  1  2  50  26   0  4  4 12  2  0  1  0   5
B.BASS       29   5  7  71  0  0      2  2 100   4   0  5  5  1  4  0  1  0  12
G.ARENAS     15   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0       5   0  1  1  3  3  0  2  1   2
J.REDICK     25   3  5  60  1  2  50  1  1 100  21   0  3  3  2  0  0  1  0   8
R.ANDERSON   20   3  7  43  0  0      0  1   0  11   1  4  5  0  2  1  0  0   6
Q.RICHARDSON  7   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0      -4   1  1  2  1  0  0  1  0   2
M.ALLEN       2   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.HARPER      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
ORLANDO      48  44 79  56  8 17  47 17 28  61       9 35 44 30 20  6 12  5 113
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.WALL       39   2 14  14  0  1   0  3  4  75 -31   0  3  3  8  1  3  1  0   7
J.McGEE      30   6 11  55  0  0      4  4 100 -13   6  5 11  0  4  0  3  1  16
A.BLATCHE    35   2  8  25  0  1   0  4  8  50 -27   1  1  2  0  2  0  3  0   8
N.YOUNG      34   5 16  31  1  7  14  5  6  83 -23   0  5  5  1  4  0  1  0  16
Y.JIANLIAN   11   5  5 100  0  0      0  0       4   2  2  4  0  1  0  2  0  10
T.BOOKER     13   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  4  4  0  3  0  1  1   0
J.CRAWFORD   27   4 13  31  0  6   0  2  3  67 -23   3  0  3  5  2  0  1  0  10
K.SERAPHIN    7   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       4   1  2  3  0  1  1  0  0   0
J.VESELY     22   5  8  62  0  1   0  1  2  50 -14   0  3  3  1  5  3  0  1  11
C.SINGLETON  13   0  1   0  0  1   0  2  2 100 -21   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1   2
S.MACK        9   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0       2   0  2  2  3  1  0  0  0   4
WASHINGTON   48  31 81  38  1 18   6 21 29  72      13 28 41 18 24  7 12  4  84

ORLANDO                     WASHINGTON
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts  18
  Second Chance Pts   7       Second Chance Pts  14
Points in the Paint  48     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  33            Biggest Lead   6

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ORL (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  WAS (0-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
howard,dwight........81%  39%  1.18  +31 33.5  young,nick...........71%  27%  0.76  -23 14.9
turkoglu,hedo........73%  18%  2.02  +26 26.5  wall,john............81%  19%  0.83  -31 14.6
richardson,jason.....67%  21%  1.33  +23 18.5  mcgee,javale.........63%  24%  1.03  -13 14.4
nelson,jameer........73%  12%  1.50  +26 12.9  crawford,jordan......56%  26%  0.82  -23 13.7
bass,brandon.........60%  13%  1.33  + 4 12.8  vesely,jan...........46%  18%  1.25  -14 11.1
redick,j.j...........52%  10%  1.68  +21  9.1  jianlian,yi..........23%  30%  1.34  + 4  8.3
anderson,ryan........42%  16%  0.89  +11  6.5  blatche,andray.......73%  18%  0.47  -27  6.9
arenas,gilbert.......31%  18%  0.61  + 5  3.1  mack,shelvin.........19%  20%  1.52  + 2  6.0
richardson,quentin...15%  19%  1.07  - 4  2.9  singleton,chris......27%   4%  1.63  -21  2.1
allen,malik.......... 4%  25%  0.00  + 2  0.0  seraphin,kevin.......15%   4%  1.46  + 4  1.0
harper,justin........(DNP)                     booker,trevor........27%   1%  1.36  - 3  0.5
liggins,deandre......(DNP)                     evans,maurice........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
MAGIC............  125.8 .608  .243 .134 .137  WIZARDS..........   93.5 .389  .271 .134 .142

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BULLS 97, HAWKS 83: This one digs deep. Saturday would have marked the Bulls' home opener and I missed the whole scene--chatting with media friends in the press room, hanging around the locker rooms, Tom Thibodeau trying so hard not to say anything. Good stuff. Maybe soon. On the virtual court, the Bulls held a comfortable lead before Zaza Pachulia--yes, him--led an 11-point Hawks run that gave Atlanta a one-point lead late in the third quarter. The game remained close for awhile before Thibodeau's trademark defense stifled the Hawks down the stretch. Atlanta scored just four points over the last 9:04 in the game. Derrick Rose led all scorers with 22 points, but committed nine turnovers.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ATLANTA                     21 21 30 11   83
CHICAGO                     26 29 17 25   97

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.HORFORD    18   4  6  67  0  0      0  0      -4   1  4  5  4  2  0  1  0   8
J.SMITH      40   6 16  38  0  1   0  0  0      -6   1  7  8  1  1  1  6  2  12
J.JOHNSON    34   6 16  38  1  2  50  4  4 100   0   3  5  8  2  3  1  3  0  17
K.HINRICH    27   3  9  33  0  2   0  0  0     -14   1  1  2  5  4  2  0  1   6
M.WILLIAMS   26   4  8  50  0  0      2  2 100  -2   0  3  3  2  1  6  2  1  10
J.CRAWFORD   24   5 10  50  2  4  50  2  3  67  -7   1  4  5  2  0  0  0  0  14
Z.PACHULIA   17   1  2  50  0  0      8 10  80  -1   5  2  7  0  2  0  1  1  10
J.TEAGUE     25   1  5  20  0  0      1  2  50  -9   0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0   3
D.WILKINS     8   0  0      0  0      1  2  50  -8   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   1
J.COLLINS     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
H.ARMSTRONG   2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.BENSON     18   1  8  12  0  0      0  0     -18   1  0  1  1  5  1  0  1   2
ATLANTA      48  31 80  39  3  9  33 18 23  78      13 27 40 19 21 11 13  6  83
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.DENG       43  10 22  45  1  5  20  0  0       8   3  3  6  3  2  0  1  0  21
D.ROSE       36   8 17  47  1  4  25  5  6  83   5   0  4  4  5  2  1  9  0  22
C.BOOZER     31   4 11  36  0  0      3  4  75  -2   2  7  9  2  3  1  1  2  11
R.BREWER     28   1  6  17  0  0      2  2 100  10   1  3  4  4  1  0  1  0   4
J.NOAH       31   4  4 100  0  0      5  6  83  -3   2  5  7  1  4  4  1  2  13
T.GIBSON     17   1  3  33  0  0      0  2   0  14   0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0   2
K.KORVER      8   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      -6   0  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   2
K.BOGANS     11   2  3  67  1  2  50  0  0       5   0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0   5
O.ASIK       17   3  3 100  0  0      0  2   0  19   3  8 11  0  1  0  0  0   6
C.WATSON     12   2  4  50  0  0      2  3  67   9   0  2  2  4  0  0  0  0   6
J.BUTLER      6   2  2 100  0  0      1  2  50  11   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   5
CHICAGO      48  38 78  49  3 12  25 18 27  67      11 35 46 23 16  6 14  4  97

ATLANTA                     CHICAGO
     Fast Break Pts   2          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  13       Second Chance Pts  18
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   1            Biggest Lead  18

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ATL (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CHI (3-0)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
johnson,joe..........71%  28%  0.90    0 19.4  rose,derrick.........75%  38%  0.82  + 5 24.2
crawford,jamal.......50%  21%  1.50  - 7 14.8  deng,luol............90%  25%  0.97  + 8 20.3
smith,josh...........83%  25%  0.64  - 6 13.7  boozer,carlos........65%  20%  1.00  - 2 14.8
williams,marvin......54%  18%  1.25  - 2 11.7  noah,joakim..........65%  10%  2.14  - 3 12.9
horford,al...........38%  17%  1.63  - 4 10.1  watson,c.j...........25%  20%  1.66  + 9  9.2
hinrich,kirk.........56%  14%  1.12  -14  9.5  asik,omer............35%   9%  2.44  +19  7.3
pachulia,zaza........35%  19%  1.44  - 1  9.4  brewer,ronnie........58%  12%  1.01  +10  7.2
teague,jeff..........52%   9%  0.75  - 9  3.4  butler,jimmy.........13%  22%  1.74  +11  4.7
benson,keith.........38%  20%  0.24  -18  2.0  bogans,keith.........23%  11%  1.90  + 5  4.6
wilkins,damien.......17%   2%  0.96  - 8  0.5  gibson,taj...........35%   9%  1.04  +14  3.2
collins,jason........ 2%  53%  0.00    0  0.0  korver,kyle..........17%  23%  0.50  - 6  2.0
benson,keith.........(DNP)                     scalabrine,brian.....(DNP)  
PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HAWKS............   94.5 .406  .271 .148 .115  BULLS............  110.4 .506  .289 .159 .135

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ROCKETS 97, JAZZ 91: Kevin Martin scored eight points during Houston's 13-3 run late in the third quarter that seemed to finally break open a tight game. However, Utah's Devin Harris capped a 17-8 surge with a layup at the 1:23 mark of the fourth to bring the Jazz within a point. Martin answered with his fourth three-pointer of the game, then sealed the deal one possession later with a pair of free throws. Martin scored 25. Goran Dragic scored 16 off the Houston bench and hit four threes of his own. Al Jefferson shot just 4-of-21 from the floor for Utah, which got a nice all-around performance from rookie Enes Kanter, who had seven points, six rebounds and four assists in 11 minutes off the bench.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
UTAH                        18 24 20 29   91
HOUSTON                     20 25 26 26   97

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.JEFFERSON  36   4 21  19  0  0      1  2  50  -3   6  7 13  0  2  1  2  2   9
P.MILLSAP    33   6 10  60  1  1 100  6  7  86  -7   3  5  8  0  3  0  1  1  19
D.HARRIS     31   6 13  46  1  2  50  1  1 100  -4   0  4  4  5  2  1  3  0  14
G.HAYWARD    28   4  9  44  0  1   0  0  0       6   1  3  4  3  2  1  0  2   8
A.BURKS      24   5 16  31  0  1   0  2  4  50   2   4  6 10  5  5  1  0  0  12
R.BELL        3   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
A.KIRILENKO  11   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  0  1  2  1   2
C.MILES      16   2  7  29  1  2  50  0  0      -2   1  2  3  1  0  1  2  0   5
E.WATSON     17   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  2  2  2  2  0   0
D.FAVORS     16   2  3  67  0  0      1  2  50 -12   1  1  2  0  1  0  1  1   5
M.OKUR       14   3  7  43  1  3  33  1  2  50  -4   1  0  1  2  0  1  0  0   8
E.KANTER     11   3  5  60  0  0      1  1 100  -3   2  4  6  4  1  1  0  0   7
UTAH         48  37 94  39  4 11  36 13 19  68      19 34 53 22 18 10 13  7  91
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.MARTIN     32   8 20  40  4  8  50  5  8  62   4   0  2  2  2  3  0  2  0  25
K.LOWRY      35   8 14  57  3  5  60  2  2 100   5   2  1  3  3  0  0  2  0  21
L.SCOLA      32   2 13  15  0  0      4  4 100 -17   2  4  6  2  2  0  4  0   8
C.HAYES      29   0  3   0  0  0      0  0       6   5  9 14  1  0  0  1  1   0
C.BUDINGER   29   4 13  31  1  6  17  0  0       6   2  6  8  2  2  2  1  0   9
C.LEE        20   1  6  17  0  2   0  0  0       0   1  2  3  2  1  3  1  0   2
G.DRAGIC     13   6  9  67  4  5  80  0  0       1   1  1  2  2  2  0  1  0  16
J.HILL       15   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   1  6  7  1  0  1  1  0   2
P.PATTERSON  17   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100  20   2  3  5  2  1  0  1  1   8
H.THABEET     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  1  0  0  1  0   0
M.MORRIS     15   3  5  60  0  0      0  0       5   0  2  2  0  3  0  1  0   6
HOUSTON      48  36 88  41 12 26  46 13 16  81      16 37 53 18 14  6 16  2  97

UTAH                        HOUSTON
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  24
  Second Chance Pts  16       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead   8            Biggest Lead  11

BASKTBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
UTA (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  HOU (2-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
millsap,paul.........69%  17%  1.48  - 7 18.2  lowry,kyle...........73%  20%  1.45  + 5 21.6
burks,alec...........50%  32%  0.92  + 2 13.7  martin,kevin.........67%  36%  0.97  + 4 20.8
harris,devin.........65%  22%  1.13  - 4 13.3  dragic,goran.........27%  35%  1.80  + 1 17.6
jefferson,al.........75%  29%  0.53  - 3 11.5  budinger,chase.......60%  21%  0.94  + 6 10.4
kanter,enes..........23%  20%  2.17  - 3  9.2  patterson,patrick....35%  14%  1.85  +20  8.7
hayward,gordon.......58%  12%  1.41  + 6  9.0  scola,luis...........67%  26%  0.51  -17  7.5
okur,mehmet..........29%  24%  1.32  - 4  8.6  hayes,chuck..........60%   3%  2.38  + 6  5.4
miles,c.j............33%  24%  0.84  - 2  6.4  lee,courtney.........42%  14%  0.79    0  4.5
favors,derrick.......33%  11%  1.21  -12  4.1  hill,jordan..........31%   3%  4.43  + 2  4.1
kirilenko,andrei.....23%   9%  1.11  - 3  2.2  morris,marcus........31%  16%  0.85  + 5  4.1
bell,raja............ 6%  29%  0.88  + 2  1.5  thabeet,hasheem...... 6%  13%  1.17  - 2  0.9
watson,earl..........35%   1%  2.66  - 2  1.4  cousin,marcus........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
JAZZ.............   99.1 .415  .339 .142 .091  ROCKETS..........  105.6 .477  .320 .174 .077

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PACERS 104, CELTICS 96: PACERS 104, CELTICS 96: Danny Granger scored 18 points as the Pacers built a 10-point halftime lead. Ray Allen led a Celtics charge in the fourth quarter, scoring eight points in less than two minutes to trim the Pacers' lead to three. That was as close as the Celtics got. Boston scored the first two points of the game, which turned out to be its only lead of the contest. Indiana won for the first time and dealt the Celtics their first loss. Allen scored 31 points, picking up the slack from Paul Pierce, who sat out with an injury. Jeff Green scored 17 starting in Pierce's place. Granger finished with a team-high 26 points for Indiana and led the Pacers' 12-of-20 showing from three-point range by hitting five treys.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
BOSTON                      19 27 26 24   96
INDIANA                     25 33 25 21  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
R.ALLEN      42  12 26  46  4  9  44  3  4  75  -8   2  5  7  2  1  1  1  0  31
R.RONDO      31   3  7  43  0  1   0  1  2  50  -2   3  5  8 11  4  2  3  0   7
G.DAVIS      33   5 18  28  0  3   0  2  4  50  -2   1  6  7  1  2  0  0  0  12
K.GARNETT    40   5 12  42  0  0      2  2 100  -8   0  6  6  4  2  2  1  3  12
V.WAFER      13   2  3  67  1  1 100  0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  1  1  0  0   5
J.GREEN      33   7 13  54  1  3  33  2  2 100 -13   2  2  4  1  3  2  1  1  17
C.ARROYO     10   2  4  50  2  2 100  0  0      -7   0  1  1  1  2  0  1  0   6
D.WEST       17   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      -6   0  1  1  2  0  1  1  0   2
J.O'NEAL     17   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      10   1  2  3  3  4  0  1  1   4
J.JOHNSON     4   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   0
BOSTON       48  39 93  42  8 21  38 10 14  71      10 30 40 25 19  9  9  5  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.GRANGER    33   6 17  35  5  8  62  9 10  90  12   1  4  5  1  6  1  4  1  26
D.COLLISON   29   3  6  50  1  1 100  2  2 100   6   0  4  4  6  2  0  3  0   9
R.HIBBERT    28   4  9  44  0  0      3  4  75   8   1  6  7  1  2  0  0  1  11
T.HANSBROUGH 31   3 10  30  0  0      1  2  50   6   3  7 10  1  1  1  1  0   7
P.GEORGE     27   7 13  54  3  6  50  0  0      -1   1  8  9  4  3  1  0  1  17
B.RUSH       11   3  4  75  1  1 100  1  2  50   0   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   8
M.DUNLEAVY   17   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0       6   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   7
J.McROBERTS  20   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       0   3  2  5  1  3  0  2  0   4
J.FOSTER     16   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -1   1  3  4  0  2  1  1  4   2
S.JONES       1   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.HILL       27   3  9  33  1  2  50  6  6 100   1   0  3  3  3  1  0  4  0  13
INDIANA      48  35 77  45 12 20  60 22 26  85      11 39 50 17 20  4 15  7 104

BOSTON                      INDIANA
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  24
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead   2            Biggest Lead  16

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
BOS (2-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  IND (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
allen,ray............88%  31%  1.14  - 8 28.8  granger,danny........69%  37%  0.99  +12 25.2
green,jeff...........69%  20%  1.19  -13 16.0  george,paul..........56%  22%  1.68  - 1 19.1
rondo,rajon..........65%  15%  1.58  - 2 15.0  hill,george..........56%  27%  0.89  + 1 13.4
garnett,kevin........83%  14%  1.20  - 8 13.9  collison,darren......60%  15%  1.39  + 6 12.4
davis,glen...........69%  27%  0.63  - 2 11.2  hibbert,roy..........58%  17%  1.10  + 8 11.1
arroyo,carlos........21%  22%  1.44  - 7  6.2  hansbrough,tyler.....65%  17%  0.84  + 6 10.3
o'neal,jermaine......35%  15%  0.99  +10  5.3  rush,brandon.........23%  20%  1.61    0  7.6
wafer,von............27%   9%  2.04  - 3  4.7  dunleavy jr.,mike....35%  12%  1.54  + 6  6.3
west,delonte.........35%   9%  1.10  - 6  3.2  mcroberts,josh.......42%  10%  1.08    0  4.8
johnson,jajuan....... 8%  22%  0.34  - 1  0.6  foster,jeff..........33%   4%  2.53  - 1  3.5
moore,e'twaun........(DNP)                     jones,solomon........ 2%  52%  0.00  + 3  0.0
pierce,paul..........(DNP)                     jones,dahntay........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CELTICS..........  104.9 .462  .204 .098 .067  PACERS...........  113.7 .532  .268 .164 .125

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BOBCATS 104, GRIZZLIES 103: BOBCATS 104, GRIZZLIES 103: In a controversial ending, Corey Maggette hit one of two free throws with less than a second remaining to give Charlotte the thrilling victory. Rudy Gay scored six of his 22 first-half to key an 11-2 Memphis run leading into the break, giving the Grizzlies an eight-point advantage. Charlotte climbed closer behind Tyrus Thomas' eight third-quarter points and went ahead in the fourth quarter as Augustin stayed hot. He scored eight points in a two-minute surge that left the Bobcats up seven with 2:43 to play. However, Memphis' Zach Randolph went to work, scoring six points during an 8-1 rally and sinking a short turnaround with two seconds to play, tying the score at 103. After a timeout, Maggette popped free off a screen, beating Randolph who had jumped out on a switch, and put up a runner as the clock expired. However O.J. Mayo, who had come over to contest the shot, was called for making contact with Maggette's shooting elbow, a call that replays suggested was incorrect.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHARLOTTE                   25 23 26 30  104
MEMPHIS                     24 32 21 26  103

                 ----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       28   4  7  57  0  1   0  1  2  50   6   0  2  2  2  2  0  4  0   9
D.AUGUSTIN   33   7 20  35  3 12  25  7  8  88   3   0  4  4  8  2  1  4  0  24
K.BROWN      26   2  3  67  0  0      2  4  50   0   3  5  8  3  3  1  1  2   6
G.HENDERSON  34   4  5  80  1  1 100  3  4  75   3   1  7  8  2  4  0  4  1  12
C.MAGGETTE   25   5  9  56  1  1 100  5  6  83   6   1  1  2  1  5  1  1  1  16
D.CUNNINGHAM 12   0  0      0  0      0  0      -5   0  3  3  0  2  0  0  0   0
T.THOMAS     31   6 11  55  0  0      7  7 100   7   3  8 11  1  3  1  2  0  19
D.WHITE       1   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.CARROLL     3   0  0      0  0      2  2 100  -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
E.NAJERA      5   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0      -7   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
K.WALKER     21   3  6  50  1  2  50  4  5  80  -7   0  0  0  1  2  0  2  0  11
B.BIYOMBO    21   0  1   0  0  0      2  4  50   2   0  0  0  1  2  0  0  1   2
CHARLOTTE    48  32 65  49  7 20  35 33 42  79       8 30 38 19 25  4 18  5 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M.CONLEY     36   4 12  33  0  2   0  3  3 100  -7   0  0  0  6  3  1  2  2  11
Z.RANDOLPH   34   9 17  53  0  1   0  8 11  73  -5   6  4 10  0  3  0  3  0  26
M.GASOL      34   2  5  40  0  0      6  8  75  -3   1  6  7  2  2  1  1  1  10
R.GAY        40  10 19  53  0  1   0  6  6 100   2   2  1  3  2  4  3  1  1  26
T.ALLEN      19   5 10  50  0  1   0  2  2 100   0   1  2  3  0  6  4  0  0  12
S.BATTIER    15   1  5  20  1  2  50  0  0       3   0  4  4  3  4  1  1  0   3
O.MAYO       26   2  4  50  0  1   0  1  2  50  -1   0  2  2  1  6  1  1  0   5
D.ARTHUR     21   2  3  67  0  0      4  6  67   0   0  4  4  1  3  0  0  0   8
S.YOUNG       3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       0   0  2  2  1  1  0  1  0   0
G.VASQUEZ    10   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0       5   0  0  0  1  2  1  1  0   2
X.HENRY       2   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
MEMPHIS      48  36 79  46  1  9  11 30 38  79      10 26 36 17 35 12 11  4 103

CHARLOTTE                   MEMPHIS
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  22
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead   7            Biggest Lead   8

BASKTBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHA (2-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MEM (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
augustin,d.j.........69%  40%  1.00  + 3 32.8  randolph,zach........71%  33%  0.96  - 5 27.2
thomas,tyrus.........65%  24%  1.17  + 7 19.0  gay,rudy.............83%  25%  1.09  + 2 26.7
maggette,corey.......52%  23%  1.12  + 6 14.9  gasol,marc...........71%  11%  1.36  - 3 12.6
hendersonjr,gerald...71%  14%  1.29  + 3 13.4  conley,mike..........75%  18%  0.92  - 7 12.4
walker,kemba.........44%  22%  0.96  - 7  9.7  allen,tony...........40%  26%  0.99    0 11.2
brown,kwame..........54%   9%  1.80    0  8.8  arthur,darrell.......44%  11%  1.49    0  7.8
diaw,boris...........58%  19%  0.75  + 6  8.2  battier,shane........31%  17%  1.02  + 3  7.0
najera,eduardo.......10%  18%  1.64  - 7  3.2  mayo,o.j.............54%   9%  0.79  - 1  4.3
biyombo,bismack......44%   4%  0.87  + 2  1.9  vasquez,greivis......21%  17%  0.57  + 5  2.4
carroll,matt......... 6%  13%  1.87  - 2  1.8  young,sam............ 6%  30%  0.51    0  1.1
cunningham,dante.....25%   4%  0.21  - 5  0.2  henry,xavier......... 4%  25%  0.00  + 1  0.0
white,d.j............ 2%  48%  0.00  - 1  0.0  selby,josh...........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BOBCATS..........  113.9 .546  .235 .197 .202  GRIZZLIES........  112.8 .462  .250 .120 .183

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TIMBERWOLVES 107, RAPTORS 97: I lauded the young Timberwolves in yesterday's post and with Toronto visiting the Target Center, Minnesota had a golden opportunity to move over .500 on the young season. The game was tied at the half, with neither squad able to get more than a six-point lead. Four points was the biggest advantage in the third quarter, which ended on Wayne Ellington three-pointer that left Minnesota up 77-76 entering the final period. That started a 14-4 Wolves run that finally gave them some breathing room. Toronto closed within four on Jose Calderon's free throws at the 2:34 mark, but Minnesota socred the last six points of the game and improved to 2-1. Ricky Rubio came off the bench for the first time as a pro, but scored nine points and had 11 assists in 25 minutes. Andrea Bargnani scored 29 points for Toronto but the Raptors sent just 3-of-18 from downtown.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
TORONTO                     23 27 26 21   97
MINNESOTA                   25 25 27 30  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
D.DEROZAN    36   5 11  45  0  1   0  0  0     -11   1  4  5  1  0  0  2  0  10
A.BARGNANI   38  12 26  46  1  4  25  4  6  67  -9   4  3  7  1  3  1  1  2  29
J.CALDERON   30   4  8  50  1  3  33  2  2 100  -2   1  1  2  7  2  2  3  2  11
E.DAVIS      29   4  9  44  0  0      0  0      -2   1  9 10  1  3  0  0  1   8
J.JOHNSON    24   3  6  50  0  1   0  0  0      -5   1  2  3  3  1  2  2  1   6
A.JOHNSON    24   2  4  50  0  1   0  2  5  40  -6   2  3  5  1  4  1  1  1   6
J.BAYLESS    19   4  7  57  1  4  25  3  4  75  -9   1  0  1  4  0  1  4  1  12
L.BARBOSA    20   2  7  29  0  3   0  1  2  50  -6   0  3  3  3  2  0  2  0   5
L.KLEIZA     15   4  7  57  0  1   0  2  2 100   3   1  3  4  1  2  0  0  0  10
R.EVANS       5   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   1  1  2  0  1  1  1  0   0
TORONTO      48  40 85  47  3 18  17 14 21  67      13 29 42 22 18  8 16  8  97
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.LOVE       36   7 14  50  1  3  33  4  4 100  11   3  6  9  4  3  1  1  0  19
M.BEASLEY    27   8 14  57  0  1   0  6  6 100  -1   1  2  3  1  3  1  4  0  22
L.RIDNOUR    26   7 11  64  0  0      0  0      -1   0  5  5  2  3  1  3  0  14
W.JOHNSON    26   2  6  33  1  2  50  0  0       3   1  3  4  1  2  1  2  0   5
D.MILICIC    26   3  8  38  0  0      0  0       3   5  5 10  2  3  0  1  1   6
A.TOLLIVER    6   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
W.ELLINGTON   6   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   7
M.WEBSTER    19   5  6  83  2  2 100  0  0       9   0  2  2  0  1  3  0  0  12
A.RANDOLPH   19   1  6  17  0  0      6  8  75   7   1  4  5  1  2  1  0  2   8
B.MILLER      2   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.RUBIO      25   4  7  57  1  2  50  0  0       9   2  1  3 11  2  1  2  0   9
D.WILLIAMS   22   1  4  25  0  0      3  4  75  11   2  3  5  1  2  2  1  0   5
MINNESOTA    48  41 84  49  6 14  43 19 22  86      15 32 47 23 21 11 14  3 107

TEAM STATISTICS
TORONTO                     MINNESOTA
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts  12       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint  36     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   6            Biggest Lead  11

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
TOR (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIN (2-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bargnani,andrea......79%  35%  0.95  - 9 27.7  love,kevin...........75%  20%  1.35  +11 20.5
calderon,jose........63%  16%  1.50  - 2 15.6  beasley,michael......56%  36%  0.91  - 1 16.9
bayless,jerryd.......40%  30%  1.17  - 9 12.7  rubio,ricky..........52%  15%  2.08  + 9 16.5
derozan,demar........75%  15%  0.91  -11 10.4  webster,martell......40%  13%  2.41  + 9 13.3
kleiza,linas.........31%  23%  1.29  + 3  9.9  ridnour,luke.........54%  24%  1.02  - 1 12.6
davis,ed.............60%  12%  1.23  - 2  9.2  randolph,anthony.....40%  22%  0.96  + 7  9.0
johnson,james........50%  13%  1.24  - 5  8.2  milicic,darko........54%  14%  1.11  + 3  8.9
johnson,amir.........50%  12%  1.06  - 6  6.2  johnson,wesley.......54%  12%  0.94  + 3  6.9
barbosa,leandro......42%  21%  0.71  - 6  5.7  ellington,wayne......13%  39%  1.29  + 2  6.4
evans,reggie.........10%   7%  0.92  - 3  0.7  williams,derrick.....46%  12%  1.08  +11  6.1
alabi,soloman........(DNP)                     tolliver,anthony.....13%  14%  0.16  - 2  0.3
ajinca,alexis........(DNP)                     miller,brad.......... 4%  22%  0.00  - 1  0.0
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
RAPTORS..........  106.4 .488  .289 .176 .101  TIMBERWOLVES.....  117.4 .524  .341 .154 .106

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MAVERICKS 112, THUNDER 96: The winless Mavericks faced another stern test against Oklahoma City and trailed early until a 17-point run put Dallas in the driver's seat midway through the first half. Shawn Marion scored nine points of his 25 points during the surge, during which the Thunder went scoreless for about 6 1/2 minutes. The teams traded runs in the third quarter and Dallas entered the final period with an eight-point lead. Then Kevin Durant went to work, hitting three three-pointers, the last of which brought the Thunder within three points with 8:21 to play. Finally, Dirk Nowitzki hit two treys and scored off a fastbreak during Dallas' 8-0 game-clinching run. Dallas outran the youthful Thunder (30-12 edge in transition) and thumped OKC in the paint to the tune of 24-6. Durant led all scorers with 35 points and hit six three-pointers.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
OKLAHOMA CITY               27 17 24 28   96
DALLAS                      27 27 22 36  112

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     40  11 23  48  6 10  60  7  7 100  -9   1  4  5  1  2  0  2  1  35
R.WESTBROOK  37   9 22  41  0  2   0  7 11  64 -10   0  4  4  6  1  0  2  0  25
S.IBAKA      36   2  6  33  0  0      5  5 100  -7   3  4  7  2  4  1  2  6   9
T.SEFOLOSHA  15   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0      -5   0  1  1  0  1  1  1  0   3
K.PERKINS    22   0  2   0  0  0      1  2  50  -6   3  4  7  2  6  1  4  0   1
J.HARDEN     28   3  7  43  2  6  33  0  0     -13   0  3  3  1  1  2  0  0   8
N.COLLISON   22   2  2 100  0  0      2  2 100  -6   2  2  4  0  2  0  0  1   6
N.MOHAMMED   16   0  8   0  0  0      1  2  50 -12   2  0  2  0  3  0  4  0   1
E.MAYNOR     10   2  3  67  2  2 100  0  0      -8   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   6
D.COOK       12   0  3   0  0  3   0  0  0      -5   0  2  2  2  1  0  0  0   0
C.ALDRICH     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON     1   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   2
OKLAHOMA CI  48  30 77  39 11 24  46 25 31  81      11 25 36 14 21  5 15  8  96
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.KIDD       33   3  6  50  2  5  40  0  0      17   0  6  6  9  6  1  1  2   8
J.TERRY      32   4 10  40  2  6  33  3  3 100  11   0  1  1  4  4  0  1  0  13
D.NOWITZKI   32   8 21  38  3  4  75  7  9  78   4   0  5  5  2  5  0  4  0  26
S.MARION     38  10 16  62  0  0      5  6  83  20   3  5  8  2  4  1  1  1  25
T.CHANDLER   28   6  7  86  0  0      4  4 100  11   3  5  8  1  5  1  0  2  16
J.BAREA      26   7 13  54  0  3   0  0  0       6   0  2  2  6  2  0  2  0  14
B.HAYWOOD    23   1  4  25  0  0      0  0       8   5  4  9  0  2  1  1  0   2
P.STOJAKOVIC  8   2  4  50  1  3  33  0  0      -1   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   5
I.MAHINMI     3   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.FERNANDEZ  17   1  2  50  0  1   0  1  1 100   3   0  0  0  0  4  1  0  0   3
DALLAS       48  42 83  51  8 22  36 20 23  87      11 29 40 25 33  5 10  5 112

OKLAHOMA CITY               DALLAS
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  30
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint   6     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead   8            Biggest Lead  19

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
OKC (1-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DAL (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
durant,kevin.........83%  32%  1.27  - 9 33.8  nowitzki,dirk........67%  44%  0.84  + 4 26.5
westbrook,russell....77%  36%  0.90  -10 26.3  marion,shawn.........79%  24%  1.24  +20 23.8
ibaka,serge..........75%  11%  1.27  - 7 11.9  chandler,tyson.......58%  13%  1.94  +11 16.9
harden,james.........58%  10%  1.69  -13 10.6  kidd,jason...........69%   8%  2.61  +17 16.0
maynor,eric..........21%  12%  2.44  - 8  7.2  terry,jason..........67%  17%  1.21  +11 15.0
collison,nick........46%   4%  2.95  - 6  5.9  barea,jose...........54%  27%  1.07  + 6 14.7
sefolosha,thabo......31%   4%  2.60  - 5  3.6  stojakovic,peja......17%  23%  1.44  - 1  5.4
perkins,kendrick.....46%  13%  0.49  - 6  3.0  haywood,brendan......48%   8%  1.03  + 8  5.1
cook,daequan.........25%  10%  0.67  - 5  2.0  fernandez,rudy.......35%   5%  0.89  + 3  1.7
jackson,reggie....... 2%  41%  2.11  + 2  1.9  mahinmi,ian.......... 6%  17%  0.00  + 1  0.0
mohammed,nazr........33%  38%  0.05  -12  0.7  beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)  
aldrich,cole......... 2%  51%  0.00  - 1  0.0  jones,dominique......(DNP)  
PACE: 89.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
THUNDER..........  107.1 .461  .275 .167 .152  MAVERICKS........  124.9 .554  .306 .112 .113

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BUCKS 112, KNICKS 78: The defensively-solid but offensive-challenged Bucks will take points where they can find them, and they found plenty in Carlos Delfino's red-hot shooting hand. Delfino hit four three-pointers in the first half of the second quarter alone, the last of which capped a 19-6 surge that boosted Milwaukee to a 22-point lead. Delfino hit another three--his sixth of the game--during a 14-0 Bucks run in the third quarter that put the game away once and for all. Long after the contest was decided, Delfino hit three-pointers seven and eight, the last of which came at the final buzzer. Delfino scored all 24 of his points from downtown and missed only once from beyond the arc. Amazingly enough, he was 0-for-4 from inside the line. Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were the only Knicks to hit double digits but combined to shoot just 10-for-31. New York shot just 33 percent from the floor in the game. Milwaukee shot 18-of-28 from three-point land as a squad.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW YORK                    18 26 21 13   78
MILWAUKEE                   27 32 24 29  112

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.STOUDEMIRE 37   4 17  24  0  0      6  8  75 -26   3  3  6  6  2  0  2  3  14
C.ANTHONY    37   6 21  29  1  6  17  4  6  67 -29   1  5  6  1  2  0  2  1  17
L.FIELDS     30   2  7  29  0  1   0  0  0      -6   2  6  8  1  1  0  1  1   4
C.BILLUPS    30   3 10  30  3  8  38  0  0     -18   0  3  3  4  2  1  1  0   9
R.TURIAF     22   2  2 100  0  0      0  0      -8   3  6  9  2  4  1  1  1   4
T.DOUGLAS    20   2  9  22  2  6  33  0  0     -20   0  1  1  2  1  2  0  0   6
S.WILLIAMS   15   1  4  25  0  0      0  0     -23   1  2  3  1  4  0  2  2   2
B.WALKER      4   2  2 100  2  2 100  0  0       9   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   6
J.JEFFRIES   19   3  4  75  2  2 100  0  0     -12   4  2  6  0  2  0  1  0   8
A.RAUTINS     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.HARRELLSON 10   2  3  67  0  0      0  0     -13   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1   4
I.SHUMPERT   15   1  5  20  0  1   0  2  2 100 -21   0  2  2  0  0  0  1  1   4
NEW YORK     48  28 84  33 10 26  38 12 16  75      14 31 45 17 21  4 11 10  78
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.BOGUT      38   3  8  38  0  0      0  0      28   1 10 11  4  3  0  2  1   6
B.JENNINGS   32   9 21  43  3  7  43  3  3 100  10   1  5  6  6  0  0  1  0  24
L.MOUTE      22   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0      26   1  2  3  3  0  0  2  0   2
C.DELFINO    36   8 13  62  8  9  89  0  0      17   2  2  4  3  2  0  1  0  24
S.JACKSON    37   7 17  41  4  7  57  4  4 100  29   0  4  4  7  3  2  2  0  22
E.ILYASOVA   21   4  6  67  2  2 100  4  4 100  21   1  6  7  1  2  0  1  1  14
L.SANDERS    12   0  1   0  0  0      2  2 100   5   1  1  2  0  1  1  0  0   2
D.GOODEN     18   3  9  33  1  2  50  5  6  83   9   2  7  9  0  5  1  0  0  12
B.UDRIH      16   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      24   1  1  2  4  0  0  1  0   4
S.LIVINGSTON  1   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.HARRIS      7   0  1   0  0  0      2  2 100  -2   0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0   2
MILWAUKEE    48  37 83  45 18 28  64 20 21  95      10 38 48 30 16  4 10  2 112

NEW YORK                    MILWAUKEE
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  14     Points In the Paint  14
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  34

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NYK (1-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIL (2-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
anthony,carmelo......77%  34%  0.66  -29 17.3  delfino,carlos.......75%  17%  2.22  +17 29.4
stoudemire,amare.....77%  29%  0.80  -26 15.2  jackson,stephen......77%  26%  1.36  +29 27.3
billups,chauncey.....63%  16%  1.32  -18 12.2  jennings,brandon.....67%  35%  1.24  +10 23.6
jeffries,jared.......40%  11%  2.26  -12  9.0  ilyasova,ersan.......44%  19%  1.87  +21 14.1
douglas,toney........42%  21%  1.02  -20  8.6  gooden,drew..........38%  31%  1.06  + 9 10.2
turiaf,ronny.........46%   4%  3.72  - 8  6.6  bogut,andrew.........79%  11%  1.19  +28  8.7
fields,landry........63%  11%  0.94  - 6  5.9  udrih,beno...........33%  10%  1.99  +24  6.4
walker,bill.......... 8%  23%  3.21  + 9  5.5  mbahamoute,luc.......46%  11%  0.91  +26  4.8
shumpert,iman........31%  21%  0.61  -21  4.0  harris,tobias........15%  11%  1.84  - 2  2.8
harrellson,josh......21%  13%  1.23  -13  3.2  sanders,larry........25%   5%  1.59  + 5  2.1
williams,sean........31%  18%  0.46  -23  2.6  livingston,shaun..... 2%  52%  0.00  + 3  0.0
rautins,andy......... 2%  55%  0.00  - 3  0.0  leuer,jon............(DNP)  
PACE: 86.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 86.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KNICKS...........   90.1 .393  .269 .127 .081  BUCKS............  129.4 .554  .244 .116 .107

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NUGGETS 113, WARRIORS 88: The Warriors were leading late in the first quarter when Andre Miller and rookie Jordan Hamilton keyed a 24-4 run that was finally snapped by a Klay Thompson basket with 3:46 to go in the first half. That was pretty much game, set and match for the 2-0 Nuggets. Danilo Gallinari hit 6-of-11 from downtown en route to 37 points to pace Denver. Miller had 14 points, five boards and five assists off the bench to offset a subpar peformance from Ty Lawson. Denver outscored the jump-shooting Warriors 32-8 in the paint.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
GOLDEN STATE                28 16 29 15   88
DENVER                      30 30 31 22  113

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M.ELLIS      38  11 27  41  2 12  17  3  5  60 -23   1  0  1  5  4  1  0  0  27
D.WRIGHT     33   9 19  47  5 11  45  2  2 100  -3   1  2  3  0  6  2  1  0  25
D.LEE        35   3  7  43  0  0      1  2  50  -9   3  6  9  1  4  1  4  0   7
S.CURRY      35   6 12  50  1  6  17  2  2 100  -1   0  4  4 10  1  1  4  1  15
A.BIEDRINS   18   0  0      0  0      0  2   0  -3   0  6  6  0  1  1  1  0   0
R.WILLIAMS   13   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0     -18   0  0  0  0  3  0  0  0   2
V.RADMANOVIC  1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
E.UDOH       28   0  5   0  0  0      0  0     -18   4  4  8  1  2  0  1  2   0
L.AMUNDSON   14   1  4  25  0  0      0  0     -16   1  3  4  1  1  0  1  1   2
A.THORNTON    2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.THOMPSON    9   3  6  50  0  0      0  0     -10   1  1  2  0  1  0  2  0   6
C.JENKINS    14   2  6  33  0  2   0  0  0     -16   0  2  2  2  0  0  1  0   4
GOLDEN STAT  48  36 89  40  8 33  24  8 13  62      11 29 40 20 23  6 15  4  88
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.AFFLALO    41   4 13  31  0  5   0  3  3 100  19   1  5  6  9  4  1  1  1  11
N.HILARIO    30   9 12  75  0  0      2  3  67   7   2  6  8  1  1  1  1  1  20
D.GALLINARI  35  10 18  56  6 11  55 11 13  85   9   2  2  4  1  2  1  2  1  37
T.LAWSON     29   1  4  25  0  0      0  2   0   5   1  2  3  4  3  1  3  0   2
K.FARIED     29   3  7  43  0  0      0  0       7   2  7  9  2  2  1  1  1   6
A.HARRINGTON 18   7 11  64  2  3  67  0  0      14   2  4  6  0  2  0  1  0  16
G.FORBES      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1   0
C.ANDERSEN   14   0  0      0  0      1  4  25  14   0  5  5  0  1  1  1  0   1
K.KOUFOS      3   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
A.MILLER     23   5  9  56  0  0      4  4 100  22   1  4  5  5  0  0  0  0  14
J.HAMILTON   17   3  6  50  0  1   0  0  0      20   0  2  2  2  0  0  1  0   6
DENVER       48  42 80  52  8 20  40 21 29  72      11 38 49 24 16  6 11  5 113

GOLDEN STATE                DENVER
     Fast Break Pts  32          Fast Break Pts  28
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint   8     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead   6            Biggest Lead  29

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
GSW (1-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DEN (2-0)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ellis,monta..........79%  34%  0.96  -23 24.9  gallinari,danilo.....73%  34%  1.41  + 9 28.7
curry,stephen........73%  20%  1.40  - 1 24.2  hilario,nene.........63%  21%  1.42  + 7 20.6
wright,dorell........69%  27%  1.23  - 3 21.2  afflalo,arron........85%  16%  1.15  +19 17.1
lee,david............73%  13%  0.80  - 9  7.5  miller,andre.........48%  21%  1.58  +22 16.5
thompson,klay........19%  40%  0.69  -10  4.7  harrington,al........38%  31%  1.32  +14 16.2
jenkins,charles......29%  21%  0.82  -16  4.6  faried,kenneth.......60%  11%  1.26  + 7 10.2
amundson,louis.......29%  14%  0.79  -16  3.3  hamilton,jordan......35%  18%  1.04  +20  6.2
udoh,epke............58%   8%  0.66  -18  3.0  lawson,ty............60%  11%  0.70  + 5  4.9
biedrins,andris......38%   2%  1.61  - 3  1.5  andersen,chris.......29%   7%  0.98  +14  2.3
williams,reggie......27%   8%  0.31  -18  0.6  forbes,gary.......... 2%  51%  0.20  + 4  0.2
thornton,al.......... 4%  24%  0.27  - 4  0.3  koufos,kosta......... 6%  17%  0.00  + 4  0.0
radmanovic,vladimir.. 2%  48%  0.00  - 4  0.0  mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)  
PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WARRIORS.........   95.7 .449  .224 .163 .062  NUGGETS..........  122.9 .575  .275 .120 .139

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HORNETS 119, KINGS 110: David West scored six of New Orleans' eight straight points to open the game and, sadly, the Kings never really made a contest of it. Sacramento closed within four on Tyreke Evans' fastbreak hoop at the 3:36 mark of the final quarter, but Chris Paul scored on a drive, was fouled, and sank the And-1 to re-establish the Hornets' upper hand. The Kings fell to 0-3 while the Hornets have won both of their early-season games. West finished with 34 points. John Salmons led the Kings with 24 points off the bench. Jimmer Fredette scored eight on 4-of-12 shooting and missed all four of his three-point attempts.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW ORLEANS                 34 30 21 34  119
SACRAMENTO                  27 24 23 36  110

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.PAUL       36   6 14  43  3  9  33  4  4 100   2   0  6  6 11  4  1  1  0  19
T.ARIZA      33   5 12  42  1  2  50  0  0       2   3  6  9  2  3  2  1  0  11
D.WEST       33  11 21  52  0  0     12 12 100  10   2  8 10  3  2  1  1  1  34
E.OKAFOR     32   7  9  78  0  0      4  8  50   3   3  6  9  1  5  0  5  3  18
M.BELINELLI  34   6  9  67  5  6  83  0  0      14   0  2  2  1  2  0  0  0  17
C.LANDRY     21   3  9  33  0  0      6  6 100  -1   2  2  4  1  4  0  2  0  12
J.JACK       13   0  5   0  0  1   0  2  2 100  10   1  0  1  5  0  0  0  0   2
W.GREEN      20   2  6  33  0  2   0  0  0      -5   1  1  2  1  4  0  1  0   4
Q.PONDEXTER   9   0  0      0  0      0  0       5   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   0
A.GRAY        7   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  1   0
D.ILUNGA-MBE  2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   1  0  1  0  2  0  1  0   2
NEW ORLEANS  48  41 87  47  9 20  45 28 32  88      13 32 45 26 28  4 13  5 119
                 ----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    31   3  6  50  0  0      7 11  64   0   2  6  8  0  6  3  1  1  13
T.EVANS      40   8 21  38  1  3  33  5 11  45 -18   1  2  3  4  2  0  0  0  22
M.THORNTON   27   7 11  64  1  4  25  4  6  67   1   1  2  3  4  1  1  1  0  19
J.HICKSON    27   3 12  25  0  0      0  0       0   4  5  9  2  2  0  2  4   6
J.FREDETTE   32   4 12  33  0  4   0  0  0      -4   4  0  4  3  2  0  2  1   8
S.DALEMBERT  18   3  6  50  0  0      1  2  50  -9   5  2  7  0  2  0  1  2   7
J.THOMPSON   19   3  7  43  0  0      3  6  50  -9   1  5  6  0  2  0  0  0   9
F.GARCIA      9   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  2  1  1  0  0   0
J.SALMONS    35   9 14  64  2  2 100  4  4 100  -2   1  8  9  4  3  1  1  0  24
I.THOMAS      2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
SACRAMENTO   48  41 91  45  4 13  31 24 40  60      19 31 50 19 21  6  8  8 110

NEW ORLEANS                 SACRAMENTO
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts  34
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts  15
Points in the Paint  46     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  18            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NWO (1-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAC (0-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
west,david...........69%  36%  1.24  +10 31.2  salmons,john.........73%  19%  1.71  - 2 28.0
paul,chris...........75%  19%  1.73  + 2 25.8  evans,tyreke.........83%  27%  0.89  -18 18.5
okafor,emeka.........67%  23%  1.06  + 3 18.3  thornton,marcus......56%  22%  1.48  + 1 18.1
belinelli,marco......71%   9%  2.49  +14 18.2  cousins,demarcus.....65%  14%  1.20    0 11.4
ariza,trevor.........69%  15%  1.19  + 2 11.8  fredette,jimmer......67%  17%  0.79  - 4  9.7
landry,carl..........44%  27%  0.81  - 1  9.3  hickson,j.j..........56%  21%  0.74    0  9.6
jack,jarrett.........27%  18%  1.04  +10  5.3  dalembert,samuel.....38%  17%  1.13  - 9  8.4
green,willie.........42%  13%  0.57  - 5  2.8  thompson,jason.......40%  21%  0.95  - 9  8.1
ilungambenga,didier.. 4%  44%  0.72  + 2  1.4  garcia,francisco.....19%   1%  5.73  - 2  1.9
pondexter,quincy.....19%   5%  0.67  + 5  0.7  thomas,isaiah........ 4%  20%  1.80  - 2  1.6
gray,aaron...........15%  10%  0.00  + 3  0.0  jeter,pooh...........(DNP)  
banks,marcus.........(DNP)                     greene,donte.........(DNP)  
PACE: 95.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 95.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HORNETS..........  124.8 .523  .295 .136 .148  KINGS............  115.3 .473  .373 .84 .185

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STANDINGS      SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS⁄GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
NJN    2   0   L.ALDRIDG POR 39.5  K.HUMPHRI NJN 16.5  G.ODEN    POR .800 
BOS    2   1   D.WEST    NOH 35.0  A.JEFFERS UTA 13.0  M.BROOKS  NJN .769 
PHI    1   1   K.DURANT  OKC 33.8  A.BOGUT   MIL 12.7  J.VESELY  WAS .727 
NYK    1   1   D.GALLINA DEN 33.5  K.LOVE    MIN 12.7  M.MORRIS  PHX .727 
TOR    1   2   M.ELLIS   GSW 32.0  A.VAREJAO CLE 12.5  N.HILARIO DEN .706 
TEAM WON LOST
MIL    2   1   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
CHI    2   1   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    1   1   A.MILLER  DEN1.000  B.WALKER  NYK1.000  S.NASH    PHX 13.0 
IND    1   2   A.AFFLALO DEN1.000  C.ARROYO  BOS1.000  C.PAUL    NOH 11.5 
CLE    0   2   B.UDRIH   MIL1.000  E.ILYASOV MIL1.000  R.RONDO   BOS 11.3 
TEAM WON LOST  B.JENNING MIL1.000  J.JEFFRIE NYK1.000  A.IGUODAL PHI 11.0 
CHA    2   1   C.LANDRY  NOH1.000  R.GOMES   LAC1.000  R.WESTBRO OKC 10.0 
MIA    1   1
ORL    1   2   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
ATL    1   2   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    0   2   T.ALLEN   MEM  3.3  D.ROSE    CHI  5.0  S.IBAKA   OKC  3.2 
TEAM WON LOST  D.HOWARD  ORL  2.7  L.JAMES   MIA  4.5  E.OKAFOR  NOH  3.0 
SAS    2   0   J.NOAH    CHI  2.7  D.HOWARD  ORL  4.0  J.McGEE   WAS  3.0 
NOH    2   0   A.IGUODAL PHI  2.5  R.RONDO   BOS  4.0  K.GARNETT BOS  3.0 
HOU    2   1   J.VESELY  WAS  2.5  Z.RANDOLP MEM  4.0  L.ALDRIDG POR  3.0 
MEM    1   2
DAL    1   2
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    2   0
MIN    2   1
POR    1   1
UTA    1   2
OKC    1   3
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    2   0
LAL    2   1
LAC    1   1
GSW    1   2
SAC    0   3

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄5  CHI  97 vs ATL  83        D.ROSE 22        O.ASIK 11       Multiple 5
11⁄5  IND 104 vs BOS  96        R.ALLEN 31       T.HANSBROUG 10  R.RONDO 11
11⁄5  CHA 104  @ MEM 103        Multiple 26      T.THOMAS 11     D.AUGUSTIN 8
11⁄5  NJN  91 vs DET  84        Multiple 23      K.HUMPHRIES 17  D.WILLIAMS 10
11⁄5  DEN 113 vs GSW  88        D.GALLINARI 37   Multiple 9      S.CURRY 10
11⁄5  NOH 119  @ SAC 110        D.WEST 34        D.WEST 10       C.PAUL 11
11⁄5  MIL 112 vs NYK  78        Multiple 24      A.BOGUT 11      S.JACKSON 7
11⁄5  DAL 112 vs OKC  96        K.DURANT 35      B.HAYWOOD 9     J.KIDD 9
11⁄5  ORL 113  @ WAS  84        D.HOWARD 37      D.HOWARD 13     J.NELSON 12
11⁄5  MIN 107 vs TOR  97        A.BARGNANI 29    Multiple 10     R.RUBIO 11
11⁄5  HOU  97 vs UTA  91        K.MARTIN 25      C.HAYES 14      Multiple 5

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
CLEVELAND (0-2) at LOS ANGELES C (1-1)
NEW ORLEANS (2-0) at LOS ANGELES L (2-1)
NEW YORK (1-1) at DETROIT (1-1)
PHILADELPHIA (1-1) at ORLANDO (1-2)
PORTLAND (1-1) at PHOENIX (2-0)
WASHINGTON (0-2) at MIAMI (1-1)

GLOSSARY
+/- (Plus-Minus) Raw data is from official box scores from NBA.com.
GR (Game Rating) Reflects a player's Points Created total, or the portion of his team's offense for which he gets credit based on his box score line. This number is then adjusted for estimated defensive performance based on box score counterpart productivity. GR is pace-adjusted so you can compare players from game to game.
PCP (Points Created Per Possession Used) An estimate of each player's points created per possession used, a measure of offensive efficiency. The stat accounts for a player's entire box score line, not just the scoring categories.
PLY% (Play percentage) An estimate of the percentage of a team's possessions on which the player was on the court.
USG An estimate of how many of those plays a player used by shooting, going to the line or committing a turnover, with a portion the team's offensive rebound total subtracted.
TEAM STATS
PACE: Estimated possessions in the game.
ORTG: A team's points per 100 possessions.
eFG%: Team's shooting percentage with an extra half-point added for each made three-point field goal.
oRB%: Percentage of a team's misses that they retrieved off the offensive glass.
TO%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a turnover.
FTA%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a trip to the foul line.

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