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November 25, 2011
Sim Season
Best so Far

by Bradford Doolittle

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I trust your holiday was as relaxing and indulgent as mine. Family, food and football. It's the perfect storm that makes Thanksgiving my favorite holiday. Of course, my wife would tell you that Thanksgiving is the only holiday I actually like. And she'd be right.

The NBA takes a backseat to the NFL on Turkey Day. A couple of low-profile games are staged, both of which typically get buried deep into the evening's edition of Sports Center. It's kind of the same deal in Sim Season. We had two games involving four teams with losing records. Don't get me wrong--it's NBA basketball and I would have DVR'd both games and watched them in their entirety once the football games were finished. Believe me, even yesterday I was not thankful for the lockout.

Since there are only two games to recap, I've included some additional big picture-type stuff for you to peruse. These items follow the game recaps and include expanded standings that also contain team offensive and defensive ratings as well as average point differentials. Full leaderboards follow. Finally, I included the Strat report that lists the individual game highs from the young season.

Now, we are once again hearing rumblings that a settlement to the league's labor debacle may be right around the corner. We've heard this before and if you're like me, you're not going to be excited until a deal is officially announced. Just in case this thing gets done, I thought I should lay out the plan for Sim Season.

We'll keep running daily sims up to and including the day a labor resolution is announced by the players and owners. After that, we'll take a one- or two-day break to run the rest of the regular season. I'll take those results and put together a season-wrap post with final standings, lots of leaderboards and team-by-team stats. There won't be individual game summaries or advanced metrics. That would involve me coding over 1,000 box scores, which just isn't realistic. Sorry. We'll also sim the postseason and post those results a day or two later.

Once the deal is finished, we'll be diving headlong into cranking out Pro Basketball Prospectus 2011-12. Stay tuned.

Through last night, we've played the 171 games the NBA hasn't as part of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. We'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of tonight's action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

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76ERS 104, HAWKS 98: This was a big early-season win for the perpetually break-even Sixers. Philly climbed back to the .500 mark it seems to cling to like grim death, and moved into a comfortable slot as the eight-place team in the East. The Sixers have played a middling strength of schedule, but eight of their 12 contests have come on the road. So a 6-6 mark is looking pretty good, especially considering six of Philly's next seven games are at home and the only road contest is at lowly Cleveland. Doug Collins' squad is in position to put his team in a good place as we step towards the middle part of the campaign. For the Hawks, the big picture is the polar opposite. Atlanta dropped to 4-7 and has lost three straight. The Hawks are just 2-4 at home. The saving grace is the Hawks have played the league's second-toughest schedule. The 76ers shot lights-out in beating Atlanta, shooting 54 percent from the field, 6-of-9 from deep and 14-of-16 from the line. Philly held a 24-6 edge in fastbreak points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHILADELPHIA                21 28 28 27  104
ATLANTA                     25 28 19 26   98

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.HOLIDAY    30   3  8  38  0  0      2  2 100   3   0  3  3  6  2  1  1  1   8
E.BRAND      36   7 12  58  0  0      4  4 100   5   2  8 10  2  3  1  3  0  18
A.IGUODALA   43   8 12  67  1  1 100  2  2 100   9   0  5  5  7  5  0  2  0  19
J.MEEKS      25   5  7  71  2  2 100  2  2 100   2   1  2  3  0  0  0  1  0  14
S.HAWES      19   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       4   0  3  3  5  1  1  0  1   2
T.YOUNG      24   5 10  50  0  0      0  0       4   1  2  3  1  1  1  0  0  10
E.TURNER     18   1  4  25  0  0      0  0       1   0  1  1  4  1  0  1  0   2
L.WILLIAMS   24   7 16  44  2  5  40  2  4  50   4   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0  18
A.NOCIONI     3   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
M.SPEIGHTS    8   3  3 100  0  0      0  0       3   1  2  3  1  0  0  0  0   6
N.VUCEVIC    10   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100  -4   1  2  3  0  4  0  0  0   4
PHILADELPHI  48  42 78  54  6  9  67 14 16  88       6 30 36 27 18  4  8  2 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.HORFORD    39  10 23  43  0  0      0  0      -6   4  6 10  3  2  0  2  1  20
J.SMITH      35  10 19  53  1  3  33  5  7  71  -6   4  4  8  0  4  1  5  2  26
J.JOHNSON    41   8 18  44  2  7  29  2  3  67  -9   1  6  7  3  2  0  1  0  20
K.HINRICH    42   4 11  36  1  7  14  0  0     -10   1  2  3  9  4  0  1  2   9
M.WILLIAMS   25   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100  -2   1  5  6  0  1  0  0  0   4
J.CRAWFORD   21   3  8  38  0  4   0  2  2 100   0   0  1  1  2  1  0  1  0   8
Z.PACHULIA   11   2  4  50  0  0      2  4  50   2   2  3  5  3  1  0  0  0   6
J.TEAGUE     12   2  3  67  1  1 100  0  0      -1   0  1  1  2  1  0  1  0   5
D.WILKINS     4   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.BENSON     10   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  1   0
ATLANTA      48  40 91  44  5 22  23 13 18  72      14 29 43 22 17  1 12  6  98

PHILADELPHIA                ATLANTA
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts   8       Second Chance Pts  14
Points in the Paint  30     Points In the Paint  48
       Biggest Lead   8            Biggest Lead  10

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHI (6-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  ATL (4-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
iguodala,andre.......90%  17%  1.37  + 9 24.1  smith,josh...........73%  34%  0.96  - 6 22.6
brand,elton..........75%  24%  1.03  + 5 16.7  horford,al...........81%  28%  0.94  - 6 22.4
williams,lou.........50%  39%  0.89  + 4 16.6  johnson,joe..........85%  21%  1.20  - 9 20.9
meeks,jodie..........52%  18%  1.49  + 2 14.1  hinrich,kirk.........88%  11%  1.56  -10 16.8
holiday,jrue.........63%  16%  1.13  + 3 11.8  crawford,jamal.......44%  20%  0.92  +    8.3
young,thaddeus.......50%  21%  0.94  + 4 11.0  pachulia,zaza........23%  22%  1.62  + 2  8.0
speights,marreese....17%  19%  2.09  + 3  6.3  teague,jeff..........25%  13%  1.91  - 1  6.5
hawes,spencer........40%   4%  3.72  + 4  6.0  williams,marvin......52%   4%  1.92  - 2  4.9
turner,evan..........38%  13%  0.88  + 1  4.8  wilkins,damien....... 8%  12%  0.36  + 4  0.4
nocioni,andres....... 6%  17%  3.09  - 1  3.3  benson,keith.........21%  11%  0.08  - 2  0.2
vucevic,nikola.......21%  20%  0.71  - 4  3.0  armstrong,hilton.....(DNP)  
battie,tony..........(DNP)                     collins,jason........(DNP)  
PACE: 88.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ERS............  117.8 .577  .171 .091 .080  HAWKS............  111.0 .467  .318 .136 .090

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HORNETS 104, CLIPPERS 92: The Hornets won for the first time in the middle game of a five-game road trip and continue to hang tough against a difficult early schedule. Chris Paul's monster line led the way--33 points, five board, 14 assists and four steals. The Clippers got 34 points and 13 boards from Blake Griffin but missed 11 of 25 free throws, keeping L.A. from mounting a serious run. Paul rolled up 17 of his points in the first quarter, during which New Orleans built a 14-point lead.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW ORLEANS                 35 15 28 26  104
LOS ANGELES C               21 19 25 27   92

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.PAUL       46  10 18  56  0  2   0 13 15  87  14   1  4  5 14  3  4  5  0  33
T.ARIZA      38   7 13  54  1  4  25  5  6  83  16   1  6  7  2  1  2  1  0  20
D.WEST       27   5 10  50  0  0      4  6  67  -2   4  3  7  2  5  0  1  2  14
E.OKAFOR     24   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      -5   1  5  6  1  4  0  1  0   4
M.BELINELLI  23   5 10  50  3  6  50  0  0      -5   1  0  1  2  1  1  1  0  13
C.LANDRY     21   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      13   1  6  7  2  1  1  0  0   6
J.JACK       15   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0      -3   0  1  1  1  0  0  1  0   4
W.GREEN      17   1  4  25  0  0      2  2 100  14   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   4
J.SMITH       5   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       8   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   2
Q.PONDEXTER  11   1  5  20  0  0      0  0      -5   1  4  5  0  1  0  2  0   2
A.GRAY       11   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      16   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  0   2
D.ILUNGA-MBE  2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0   0
NEW ORLEANS  48  38 79  48  4 13  31 24 29  83      11 32 43 24 22  8 12  2 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B.GRIFFIN    38  13 24  54  0  0      8 14  57 -10   5  8 13  2  3  0  2  0  34
E.GORDON     28   7 13  54  2  2 100  0  0      -2   1  2  3  4  2  1  4  1  16
R.GOMES      25   3  8  38  1  5  20  0  0     -17   1  0  1  1  3  0  0  0   7
D.JORDAN     29   2  5  40  0  1   0  1  4  25 -18   6  4 10  0  1  0  0  0   5
M.WILLIAMS   22   1  4  25  1  2  50  0  0     -10   0  2  2  7  5  0  2  0   3
E.BLEDSOE    21   1  5  20  0  1   0  0  0      -7   2  1  3  1  2  1  3  1   2
R.FOYE       26   2  6  33  2  5  40  3  3 100  -5   1  1  2  4  2  0  1  0   9
A.AMINU      17   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       0   0  4  4  1  1  1  0  0   0
C.KAMAN      21   5  8  62  0  0      2  4  50   8   1  6  7  0  1  0  2  3  12
C.SMITH       2   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   2
W.WARREN      5   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       5   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0   0
T.THOMPKINS   6   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   2
LOS ANGELES  48  36 82  44  6 18  33 14 25  56      17 29 46 21 22  3 14  5  92

NEW ORLEANS                 LOS ANGELES C
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  44
       Biggest Lead  18            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NWO (5-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  LAC (4-9)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
paul,chris...........96%  30%  1.36  +14 43.0  griffin,blake........79%  41%  1.01  -10 33.8
ariza,trevor.........79%  20%  1.35  +16 21.4  gordon,eric..........58%  28%  1.14  - 2 16.4
belinelli,marco......48%  22%  1.44  - 5 14.2  foye,randy...........54%  13%  1.67  - 5 12.8
west,david...........56%  23%  1.09  - 2 12.6  kaman,chris..........44%  26%  1.09  + 8 12.2
landry,carl..........44%  12%  1.62  +13  8.4  jordan,deandre.......60%   8%  1.39  -18  7.9
jack,jarrett.........31%  14%  0.96  - 3  4.8  williams,maurice.....46%  10%  1.53  -10  6.8
okafor,emeka.........50%  10%  0.90  - 5  4.7  gomes,ryan...........52%  13%  0.99  -17  5.8
pondexter,quincy.....23%  30%  0.42  - 5  3.2  bledsoe,eric.........44%  16%  0.48  - 7  3.6
green,willie.........35%  12%  0.68  +14  2.8  thompkins,trey.......13%  22%  0.69  - 1  2.0
smith,jason..........10%  18%  1.09  + 8  1.9  aminu,alfarouq.......35%   2%  2.20  +    1.9
gray,aaron...........23%   6%  1.03  +16  1.6  smith,craig.......... 4%  49%  0.67  - 3  1.3
ilungambenga,didier.. 4%  26%  0.00  - 1  0.0  warren,willie........10%  17%  0.24  + 5  0.4
PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HORNETS..........  118.6 .506  .275 .137 .145  CLIPPERS.........  104.9 .476  .347 .160 .125

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STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11/24 NOH 104  @ LAC  92        B.GRIFFIN 34     B.GRIFFIN 13    C.PAUL 14
11/24 PHI 104  @ ATL  98        J.SMITH 26       Multiple 10     K.HINRICH 9

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
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CHICAGO (9-3) at INDIANA (7-6)
CLEVELAND (2-8) at SAN ANTONIO (6-5)
DALLAS (7-5) at DENVER (8-2)
HOUSTON (7-4) at MINNESOTA (7-4)
LOS ANGELES C (4-9) at PHOENIX (9-3)
MEMPHIS (6-5) at OKLAHOMA CITY (8-5)
MILWAUKEE (3-8) at BOSTON (8-3)
NEW ORLEANS (5-6) at GOLDEN STATE (4-9)
NEW YORK (6-5) at NEW JERSEY (4-7)
ORLANDO (9-2) at CHARLOTTE (7-4)
SACRAMENTO (2-11) at LOS ANGELES L (9-3)
TORONTO (2-8) at MIAMI (9-1)
UTAH (4-8) at PORTLAND (5-7)
WASHINGTON (2-8) at DETROIT (2-9)

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CONFERENCE STANDINGS & TEAM STATS
EAST                       W  L  Pct.  GB    Dif  oRTG(RNK)  dRTG(RNK)
 1  heat,miami             9  1  .900  --  +15.8  117.7 (6)   98.7 (1)
 2  magic,orlando          9  2  .818  0.5 +11.4  117.3 (7)  105.6 (5)
 3  bulls,chicago          9  3  .750  1.0 +10.3  119.1 (3)  106.9 (7)
 4  celtics,boston         8  3  .727  1.5  +6.2  110.1 (19) 102.6 (3)
 5  bobcats,charlotte      7  4  .636  2.5  -1.7  111.4 (15) 112.9 (17)
 6  knicks,newyork         6  5  .545  3.5  -2.3  109.3 (21) 110.3 (12)
 7  pacers,indiana         7  6  .538  3.5  +0.5  114.0 (10) 111.8 (15)
 8  76ers,philadelphia     6  6  .500  4.0  -2.8  109.0 (22) 109.6 (9)
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 9  hawks,atlanta          4  7  .364  5.5  -4.4  103.0 (26) 109.9 (11)
10  nets,newjersey         4  7  .364  5.5  -5.9  106.7 (25) 112.8 (16)
11  bucks,milwaukee        3  8  .273  6.5  -4.0   98.6 (30) 102.2 (2)
12  raptors,toronto        2  8  .200  7.0  -6.0  108.4 (23) 115.1 (22)
13  cavaliers,cleveland    2  8  .200  7.0 -12.4   99.3 (29) 114.2 (19)
14  wizards,washington     2  8  .200  7.0 -16.7  102.0 (27) 119.2 (30)
15  pistons,detroit        2  9  .182  7.5  -8.3  109.9 (20) 115.6 (25)
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WEST                       W  L  Pct.  GB    Dif  oRTG(RNK)  dRTG(RNK)
 1  nuggets,denver         8  2  .800  --  +15.2  123.9 (1)  106.6 (6)
 2  lakers,losangeles      9  3  .750  0.0 +10.0  119.0 (4)  109.1 (8)
 3  suns,phoenix           9  3  .750  0.0  +2.8  111.5 (14) 111.4 (13)
 4  timberwolves,minnesota 7  4  .636  1.5  +8.7  110.9 (17) 103.3 (4)
 5  rockets,houston        7  4  .636  1.5  +2.6  116.7 (8)  112.9 (18)
 6  thunder,oklahomacity   8  5  .615  1.5  +3.8  121.0 (2)  117.1 (29)
 7  mavericks,dallas       7  5  .583  2.0  +4.5  118.8 (5)  114.7 (21)
 8  grizzlies,memphis      6  5  .545  2.5  +5.5  115.8 (9)  109.7 (10)
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 9  spurs,sanantonio       6  5  .545  2.5  +0.6  113.1 (12) 111.6 (14)
10  hornets,neworleans     5  6  .455  3.5  -2.5  111.0 (16) 116.0 (26)
11  trailblazers,portland  5  7  .417  4.0  +0.6  113.6 (11) 114.5 (20)
12  jazz,utah              4  8  .333  5.0  -0.7  113.0 (13) 115.5 (23)
13  clippers,losangeles    4  9  .308  5.5  -6.2  110.3 (18) 117.1 (28)
14  warriors,goldenstate   4  9  .308  5.5  -7.5  107.4 (24) 116.6 (27)
15  kings,sacramento       2 11  .154  7.5 -15.2  100.3 (28) 115.6 (24)

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INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS/GAME       OFF REB/GAME        DEF REB/GAME
K.DURANT  OKC 33.1  K.LOVE    MIN 11.9  L.ALDRIDG POR  4.6  A.BOGUT   MIL  9.2
D.NOWITZK DAL 30.1  K.HUMPHRI NJN 11.8  Z.RANDOLP MEM  4.2  K.HUMPHRI NJN  9.0
D.ROSE    CHI 29.8  Z.RANDOLP MEM 11.2  K.LOVE    MIN  3.8  C.BOOZER  CHI  8.7
D.GALLINA DEN 27.0  A.BOGUT   MIL 11.0  J.NOAH    CHI  3.7  K.LOVE    MIN  8.1
K.MARTIN  HOU 26.9  J.NOAH    CHI 10.9  D.HOWARD  ORL  3.6  J.NOAH    CHI  7.2
L.JAMES   MIA 26.0  D.HOWARD  ORL 10.5  M.CAMBY   POR  3.6  M.GORTAT  PHX  7.2
K.BRYANT  LAL 25.9  C.BOOZER  CHI 10.2  A.JEFFERS UTA  3.5  A.HORFORD ATL  7.1
R.GAY     MEM 25.7  A.JEFFERS UTA 10.2  B.LOPEZ   NJN  3.3  K.GARNETT BOS  7.1
D.GRANGER IND 24.3  B.GRIFFIN LAC 10.1  A.BYNUM   LAL  3.2  C.BOSH    MIA  7.0
A.BARGNAN TOR 24.0  A.HORFORD ATL  9.9  P.GASOL   LAL  3.2  J.SMITH   ATL  7.0

FIELD GOAL PCT      FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSIST/GAME
N.HILARIO DEN .678  S.NASH    PHX .952  M.WEBSTER MIN .727  S.NASH    PHX 12.6
L.ODOM    LAL .635  D.AUGUSTI CHA .942  R.JACKSON OKC .727  R.RONDO   BOS 11.5
D.HOWARD  ORL .610  A.KIRILEN UTA .929  R.JEFFERS SAS .571  C.PAUL    NOH 11.4
J.McGEE   WAS .609  A.AFFLALO DEN .917  T.LAWSON  DEN .567  D.WILLIAM NJN  9.6
J.BAREA   DAL .602  J.JACK    NOH .917  G.HILL    PHX .562  J.KIDD    DAL  9.4
R.JEFFERS SAS .588  M.MORRIS  HOU .917  C.MAGGETT CHA .545  M.CONLEY  MEM  9.4
J.HARDEN  OKC .583  C.BILLUPS NYK .914  S.BLAKE   LAL .543  J.CALDERO TOR  8.9
S.IBAKA   OKC .583  D.NOWITZK DAL .913  K.DURANT  OKC .538  R.WESTBRO OKC  8.8
C.BOSH    MIA .575  C.BUDINGE HOU .905  J.MEEKS   PHI .525  D.ROSE    CHI  8.1
B.BASS    ORL .568  E.ILYASOV MIL .900  P.STOJAKO DAL .519  A.IGUODAL PHI  7.4

STEALS/GAME         TURNOVERS/GAME      BLOCKS/GAME         ASSIST/TO RATIO
L.JAMES   MIA  2.3  J.WALL    WAS  4.8  J.McGEE   WAS  3.3  R.WILLIAM GSW12.00
R.GAY     MEM  2.1  R.RONDO   BOS  3.7  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0  K.LOWRY   HOU 9.88
C.PAUL    NOH  2.0  D.COUSINS SAC  3.4  T.DUNCAN  SAS  2.7  D.GIBSON  CLE 8.00
D.HOWARD  ORL  1.8  J.SMITH   ATL  3.4  B.LOPEZ   NJN  2.6  A.MORROW  NJN 7.75
C.DELFINO MIL  1.7  J.JOHNSON ATL  3.2  A.BOGUT   MIL  2.4  K.HINRICH ATL 6.78
R.RONDO   BOS  1.7  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.1  M.GORTAT  PHX  2.2  B.KNIGHT  DET 6.33
T.ALLEN   MEM  1.7  S.NASH    PHX  3.1  S.IBAKA   OKC  2.1  C.PAUL    NOH 6.33
R.WESTBRO OKC  1.7  D.HOWARD  ORL  3.0  J.NOAH    CHI  1.9  J.NELSON  ORL 5.73
A.IGUODAL PHI  1.7  K.LOVE    MIN  3.0  P.GASOL   LAL  1.8  M.CONLEY  MEM 5.72
C.HAYES   HOU  1.6  L.SCOLA   HOU  3.0  D.JORDAN  LAC  1.8  J.KIDD    DAL 5.65

MINUTES PLAYED      PRODUCTION          EFFECTIVE FG%       DEFENSIVE STOPS
T.EVANS   SAC  508  L.JAMES   MIA 31.4  R.JEFFERS SAS .725  A.BOGUT   MIL   25
D.WRIGHT  GSW  504  K.DURANT  OKC 30.9  J.MEEKS   PHI .694  J.NOAH    CHI   25
K.DURANT  OKC  490  D.ROSE    CHI 30.2  J.HARDEN  OKC .689  D.WILLIAM NJN   22
A.IGUODAL PHI  482  D.NOWITZK DAL 27.8  N.HILARIO DEN .684  N.BATUM   POR   22
D.GRANGER IND  473  K.LOVE    MIN 27.3  J.BAREA   DAL .668  B.DIAW    CHA   21
D.LEE     GSW  470  C.PAUL    NOH 26.7  L.ODOM    LAL .668  C.ANTHONY NYK   21
E.GORDON  LAC  465  P.GASOL   LAL 26.3  K.DURANT  OKC .644  C.HAYES   HOU   21
J.KIDD    DAL  465  L.ALDRIDG POR 25.5  T.LAWSON  DEN .637  P.GASOL   LAL   21
D.ROSE    CHI  455  S.NASH    PHX 24.5  H.TURKOGL ORL .631  R.WESTBRO OKC   20
M.ELLIS   GSW  454  D.HOWARD  ORL 24.2  K.IRVING  CLE .619  T.CHANDLE DAL   20

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INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGH RECORDS FOR 201112N - 2011-12 NBA SIM

NAME             MINUTES                 NAME             POINTS
R.GAY, MEM       47 TOR  11/12          K.DURANT, OKC    54 @CHA 11/14         
A.JEFFERSON, UTA 47 @CHA 11/12          L.ALDRIDGE, POR  43 DEN  11/3          
D.ROSE, CHI      47 @WAS 11/13          D.HOWARD, ORL    43 WAS  11/11         
T.ARIZA, NOH     47 HOU  11/16          A.STOUDEMIR, NYK 43 IND  11/12         
A.STOUDEMIR, NYK 47 @LAL 11/17          K.MARTIN, HOU    43 NJN  11/19         
C.PAUL, NOH      47 NJN  11/18          K.DURANT, OKC    43 @SAS 11/21         
K.DURANT, OKC    47 UTA  11/20          D.GRANGER, IND   42 HOU  11/8          
T.EVANS, SAC     47 NYK  11/21          D.NOWITZKI, DAL  42 @NJN 11/9          
L.DENG, CHI      47 @DEN 11/22          D.NOWITZKI, DAL  42 MEM  11/11         
S.CURRY, GSW     47 @MIN 11/23          D.ROSE, CHI      41 @DAL 11/1          

NAME             FG MADE                 NAME          FG ATTEMPT
K.DURANT, OKC    20 @CHA 11/14          M.BEASLEY, MIN   30 @NJN 11/13         
D.NOWITZKI, DAL  18 @NJN 11/9           K.DURANT, OKC    30 @CHA 11/14         
L.ALDRIDGE, POR  17 DEN  11/3           L.JAMES, MIA     29 WAS  11/6          
D.HOWARD, ORL    17 WAS  11/11          K.BRYANT, LAL    29 SAS  11/9          
M.ELLIS, GSW     16 LAL  11/2           A.BARGNANI, TOR  28 @CLE 11/4          
B.GRIFFIN, LAC   16 @CHI 11/8           K.BRYANT, LAL    28 @MEM 11/22         
L.ALDRIDGE, POR  16 SAS  11/10          R.WESTBROOK, OKC 27 @LAL 11/1          
M.ELLIS, GSW     16 PHI  11/16          B.LOPEZ, NJN     27 @WAS 11/2          
K.DURANT, OKC    16 @SAS 11/21          A.BARGNANI, TOR  27 PHI  11/2          
D.HOWARD, ORL    15 @WAS 11/5           M.ELLIS, GSW     27 SAC  11/4          

NAME            3PT MADE                 NAME         3PT ATTEMPT
R.JEFFERSON, SAS  9 OKC  11/21          D.GRANGER, IND   15 @OKC 11/4          
C.DELFINO, MIL    8 NYK  11/5           E.GORDON, LAC    14 POR  11/4          
D.GRANGER, IND    8 HOU  11/8           K.MARTIN, HOU    13 @PHI 11/9  (1 OT)  
M.WILLIAMS, LAC   7 CHI  11/19          D.GALLINARI, DEN 13 @LAL 11/11         
K.MARTIN, HOU     7 NJN  11/19          D.WILLIAMS, NJN  13 MIN  11/13         
S.CURRY, GSW      6 LAL  11/2           J.CRAWFORD, WAS  13 @LAL 11/15         
D.GALLINARI, DEN  6 GSW  11/5           S.CURRY, GSW     12 LAL  11/2          
K.DURANT, OKC     6 @DAL 11/5           J.RICHARDSO, ORL 12 @MIA 11/3          
R.ALLEN, BOS      6 CHA  11/9           D.AUGUSTIN, CHA  12 @MEM 11/5          
J.MEEKS, PHI      6 HOU  11/9  (1 OT)   M.ELLIS, GSW     12 @DEN 11/5          

NAME             FT MADE                 NAME          FT ATTEMPT
D.NOWITZKI, DAL  21 MEM  11/11          D.ROSE, CHI      21 @DAL 11/1          
D.ROSE, CHI      19 @DAL 11/1           D.NOWITZKI, DAL  21 MEM  11/11         
A.STOUDEMIR, NYK 19 IND  11/12          A.STOUDEMIR, NYK 20 IND  11/12         
L.JAMES, MIA     15 ORL  11/3           D.HOWARD, ORL    20 BOS  11/17         
L.SCOLA, HOU     15 @IND 11/8           L.JAMES, MIA     18 ORL  11/3          
C.ANTHONY, NYK   15 @LAL 11/17          D.GALLINARI, DEN 18 POR  11/9          
R.STUCKEY, DET   15 ATL  11/18          R.STUCKEY, DET   18 ATL  11/18         
D.WEST, NOH      14 CHI  11/2           D.WEST, NOH      17 CHI  11/2          
A.STOUDEMIR, NYK 14 MIA  11/2           D.WADE, MIA      17 UTA  11/8          
D.WADE, MIA      14 UTA  11/8           P.GASOL, LAL     16 @GSW 11/2          

NAME            REBOUNDS                 NAME            OFF REB
J.NOAH, CHI      23 SAC  11/12          J.NOAH, CHI       9 SAC  11/12         
K.HUMPHRIES, NJN 22 GSW  11/21          Z.RANDOLPH, MEM   9 LAL  11/22         
Z.RANDOLPH, MEM  19 LAL  11/22          L.ALDRIDGE, POR   8 DEN  11/3          
B.GRIFFIN, LAC   18 @TOR 11/9           D.COUSINS, SAC    8 CLE  11/9          
K.HUMPHRIES, NJN 17 DET  11/5           A.BIEDRINS, GSW   8 @HOU 11/12         
B.GRIFFIN, LAC   17 @SAS 11/16          M.CAMBY, POR      8 CHI  11/16         
K.LOVE, MIN      17 MIL  11/16          A.VAREJAO, CLE    7 @BOS 11/2          
A.JEFFERSON, UTA 16 HOU  11/1           A.BIEDRINS, GSW   7 SAS  11/7          
K.LOVE, MIN      16 ATL  11/2           J.NOAH, CHI       7 LAC  11/8          
T.DUNCAN, SAS    16 MIL  11/2           M.CAMBY, POR      7 @DEN 11/9          

NAME             DEF REB                 NAME            ASSISTS
K.HUMPHRIES, NJN 19 GSW  11/21          J.KIDD, DAL      20 @NJN 11/9          
K.HUMPHRIES, NJN 15 DET  11/5           R.RONDO, BOS     19 GSW  11/20         
K.LOVE, MIN      14 ATL  11/2           S.NASH, PHX      18 CHI  11/18 (1 OT)  
E.BRAND, PHI     14 MIL  11/11          D.WILLIAMS, NJN  18 @HOU 11/19         
J.NOAH, CHI      14 SAC  11/12          R.WESTBROOK, OKC 18 @SAS 11/21         
C.BOOZER, CHI    14 @POR 11/16          S.NASH, PHX      17 @MIN 11/9          
B.GRIFFIN, LAC   13 @TOR 11/9           J.KIDD, DAL      17 @ATL 11/19         
K.GARNETT, BOS   13 LAC  11/11          C.PAUL, NOH      17 @PHX 11/22         
T.CHANDLER, DAL  13 MEM  11/11          C.PAUL, NOH      16 @ORL 11/19         
J.JOHNSON, BOS   13 @MIA 11/16 (1 OT)   R.RONDO, BOS     15 @ATL 11/4          

NAME              BLOCKS                 NAME             STEALS
D.MILICIC, MIN    6 @PHI 11/4           M.WILLIAMS, ATL   6 @CHI 11/5          
S.IBAKA, OKC      6 @DAL 11/5           R.WESTBROOK, OKC  6 @NYK 11/8          
M.GORTAT, PHX     6 @MIN 11/9           L.JAMES, MIA      5 WAS  11/6          
B.LOPEZ, NJN      6 @NOH 11/18          R.RONDO, BOS      5 LAC  11/11         
J.McGEE, WAS      6 @GSW 11/18          C.DELFINO, MIL    5 PHX  11/12         
B.LOPEZ, NJN      6 GSW  11/21          P.PIERCE, BOS     5 @WAS 11/22         
J.McGEE, WAS      5 NJN  11/2           J.RICHARDSO, ORL  4 CHA  11/2          
L.ALDRIDGE, POR   5 DEN  11/3           R.RONDO, BOS      4 CLE  11/2          
M.GORTAT, PHX     5 LAL  11/4           T.ALLEN, MEM      4 @LAC 11/2          
E.BRAND, PHI      5 @ORL 11/6           K.FARIED, DEN     4 @POR 11/3          

NAME            TURNOVERS
D.ROSE, CHI       9 ATL  11/5          
J.WALL, WAS       9 @MIA 11/6          
J.HOLIDAY, PHI    9 @DAL 11/22         
R.GAY, MEM        8 @LAC 11/2          
C.BILLUPS, NYK    8 OKC  11/8          
D.COUSINS, SAC    8 @MIN 11/11         
L.JAMES, MIA      7 @NYK 11/2          
T.THOMAS, CHA     7 @BOS 11/9          
L.SCOLA, HOU      7 @PHI 11/9  (1 OT)  
J.JOHNSON, ATL    7 NYK  11/9          

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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