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December 22, 2010
PBP Roundup
Dec. 16-21

by Bradford Doolittle

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Today's Roundup is long on data and short on commentary, as I bring everything up to date from the last few days. The box scores will look pretty much the same to you, but the machinery that generates them has been overhauled, which is what I've spent most of the last couple of days working on. That and traveling to Utah for the holidays. Previously, I used formulas to extract the necessary data for the boxes and put everything in the right order. But the spacing had to be fixed manually, which was really tedious and time-consuming, and then everything had to be tagged with html. I knew how to automate this, but also knew how much of a chore it'd be to do so. When I realized that I really needed to bite the coding bullet if I ever hoped to establish a more regular publishing schedule, I dove into the chore of fixing the whole process. Now that it's done, I'm thrilled--everything is now kicked out automatically, the way it should have been set up in the first place. Each line in each box score is the result of a formula that swelled to about 1,200 characters, so I'm glad to have this behind me. Hopefully, for you, that'll mean more consisent Roundups.

Another process tweak in the interest of sustainability: The fantasy projections are being uploaded on a weekly schedule. They go up during the day on Sunday and cover the following Monday through the subsequent Sunday. (So the last one went up on Dec. 19 and covers the games from Dec. 20-26.) Daily uploads turned out to be a poor idea. Generating the actual numbers was simple. However, to make them meaningful meant daily maintenance on the league-wide playing time grid. That's a lot of slogging through news and digging through box scores. Doing one weekly analysis of every team's rotation is much more doable, and the unanimous feedback I got from all of you is that once a week is all you need anyway. In the event of a major transaction (the Orlando trade flurry last week would have qualified) I'll kick out midweek updates as needed.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to use the contact info below.

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PRO BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS HOOPS LIST

Games through Dec. 21
TEAM, POW                          TEAM, POW
1. celtics,boston, 68.3            16. pacers,indiana, 41.6
2. mavericks,dallas, 62.8          17. knicks,newyork, 38.7
3. spurs,sanantonio, 62.7          18. bucks,milwaukee, 38.1
4. heat,miami, 58.2                19. grizzlies,memphis, 37.0
5. bulls,chicago, 57.7             20. 76ers,philadelphia, 35.2
6. jazz,utah, 54.4                 21. raptors,toronto, 30.2
7. hornets,neworleans, 51.4        22. warriors,goldenstate, 30.1
8. thunder,oklahomacity, 50.9      23. nets,newjersey, 26.7
9. nuggets,denver, 49.7            24. clippers,losangeles, 26.0
10. lakers,losangeles, 49.5        25. bobcats,charlotte, 25.4
11. magic,orlando, 48.3            26. pistons,detroit, 23.9
12. hawks,atlanta, 44.3            27. cavaliers,cleveland, 20.8
13. trailblazers,portland, 44.2    28. wizards,washington, 20.0
14. suns,phoenix, 42.0             29. timberwolves,minnesota, 19.7
15. rockets,houston, 41.8          30. kings,sacramento, 16.7
OTE: 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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LIVE AT BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS

1. St. John's: Back From the Brink? (Asher Fusco) After a disastrous loss at Fordham, Steve Lavin's team recovered nicely, beating Northwestern Tuesday night and winning the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden. (premium)

2. In Its Own Way, a Classic (Kevin Pelton) (Unfiltered)

3. Poll Position: No Turner, No Problem (John Gasaway) Replacing a national player of the year isn't supposed to be as easy as Ohio State's making it look. So in his feature for ESPN Insider, John considers the unthinkable. Is Jared Sullinger the best freshman Thad Matta's ever had? (premium)

4. Moral Hazard: The Dangers of Catering to a Star Free Agent (Kevin Pelton) Saturday's trades by the Orlando Magic might have been the latest example of a team trying to win now in order to hang on to a superstar nearing free agency. Like the deals made by the Cleveland Cavaliers in recent years, they carry a significant long-term risk. (premium)

5. On the Beat: Orlando Makes Bold Deals (John Perrotto) Magic general manager Otis Smith explained Saturday's pair of deals that brought Orlando two new starters and a sixth man as necessary to get the team back on the path to championship contention. (premium)

6. Transaction Analysis: 'Tis the Season to be Dealing (Bradford Doolittle) With a little over 30 percent of the season complete, some NBA general managers have seen enough, as evidenced by the four trades we've seen last few days--involving seven teams--including Saturday's blockbuster re-making of the Orlando Magic. (free preview)

7. The Clipboard: Aminu's Three-Point Shooting (Sebastian Pruiti) After struggling with the college-length three-pointer, Clipper rookie Al-Farouq Aminu has seemingly found his stroke on treys from NBA distance. Has he really improved his technique, or is his percentage due for a correction? (Premium)

8. Being Josh Selby: The Debut (C.J. Moore) In his first game Kansas freshman Josh Selby lived up to the hype, delivering the game-winning three in the Jayhawks' 70-68 win over USC. Just how good can he, and his team, be? (free preview)

9. Trend Watch: Sixers D Up, Big Baby Takes Charge(s), Threes Flat (Kevin Pelton) In this week's edition of Trend Watch, a look at how Doug Collins has turned around the Philly defense, where Glen Davis' proficiency at taking charges ranks among recent leaders and how the three-point attempt elevator has stopped climbing. (premium)

10. A Healthy Yao: Projecting What Might Have Been (Kevin Pelton) This week's news that Yao Ming will miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his left ankle puts Yao's career in jeopardy. What might the Rockets' big man have been able to accomplish had he avoided injuries? (premium)

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HOOPS CHATS

Basketball Prospectus authors will be taking your questions. All chats begin at 1 p.m. EST on the day listed, but you can go in and submit a question now if you like.

Dec. 29: Bradford Doolittle

Dec. 17: Kevin Pelton (TRANSCRIPT)

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HOT FIVES

POWER RATING (POW)      GR (12/16-12/21)             WP82 -- ALL           WP82 -- ROOKIES
celtics,boston, 68.3    beasley,michael (F), 44.0    james,lebron, 25.2    griffin,blake, 17.6
mavericks,dallas, 62.8  aldridge,lamarcus (M), 43.9  williams,deron, 23.0  wall,john, 7.0
spurs,sanantonio, 62.7  durant,kevin (T), 41.4       bryant,kobe, 20.8     bledsoe,eric, 3.4
heat,miami, 58.2        love,kevin (S), 40.5         ellis,monta, 20.4     cousins,demarcus, 3.2
bulls,chicago, 57.7     ellis,monta (M), 40.0        gordon,eric, 19.8     fields,landry, 3.0
Note: GR leaders are from Thursday to Tuesday only.

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THURSDAY'S BOX SCORES

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

NETS 97, WIZARDS 89 (box)

WAS (6-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NJN (8-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
arenas,gilbert.......89%  23%  1.08  - 3 31.6   harris,devin.........84%  38%  0.87  + 8 25.7
young,nick...........69%  27%  0.92  - 3 24.6   lopez,brook..........55%  31%  0.81  +19 20.7
hinrich,kirk.........70%  14%  1.21  - 7  9.9   outlaw,travis........54%  23%  0.82  +10 15.8
thornton,al..........82%  22%  0.80  -11  9.1   humphries,kris.......75%  15%  1.34  +10 12.6
booker,trevor........64%  18%  0.89  + 3  8.4   farmar,jordan........62%  14%  1.05  - 4  9.1
armstrong,hilton.....40%  17%  0.69  + 6  4.0   ross,quinton.........64%   8%  1.13  +15  5.3
seraphin,kevin....... 9%  19%  1.01  - 4  2.6   murphy,troy..........14%  18%  1.16  - 5  4.5
mcgee,javale.........45%  13%  0.30  - 7  1.5   favors,derrick.......37%   7%  1.17  - 6  2.1
ndiaye,hamady........ 6%  29%  0.10  - 3  0.1   petro,johan..........17%  26%  0.54  + 1  1.9
gee,alonzo...........10%   9%  0.00  - 3  0.0   uzoh,ben.............22%   1%  8.21  + 1  1.9
martin,cartier.......(DNP)                      graham,stephen.......16%   9%  0.31  - 9  0.4
wall,john............(DNP)                      morrow,anthony.......(DNP)  
PACE: 97.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 97.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Wizards..........   91.8 .429  .186 .217 .127   Nets.............  100.0 .419  .370 .217 .213

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CELTICS 102, HAWKS 90 (box)

ATL (17-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   BOS (22-4)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
teague,jeff..........52%  33%  1.16  - 1 32.6   pierce,paul..........80%  22%  1.30  +22 33.1
bibby,mike...........58%  15%  2.04  -12 20.7   garnett,kevin........66%  16%  1.96  +22 29.4
williams,marvin......75%  32%  1.02  -13 20.4   allen,ray............82%  17%  1.64  + 8 14.6
pachulia,zaza........38%  14%  1.86  + 7  7.1   davis,glen...........68%  24%  1.17  + 6 12.2
horford,al...........54%  14%  1.18  -15  7.0   erden,semih..........50%  13%  1.22  + 2 11.4
wilkins,damien.......39%  14%  1.11  + 4  5.5   robinson,nate........86%  24%  0.86  +20 11.1
powell,josh..........46%  22%  0.60    0  4.8   harangody,luke.......15%  33%  0.69  - 6  4.2
smith,josh...........71%  15%  0.42  -14  4.0   daniels,marquis......39%  12%  1.31  - 6  3.8
crawford,jordan......17%  37%  0.58  - 8  3.6   bradley,avery........ 9%   9%  0.06  - 3  0.0
collins,jason........31%   3%  0.03  - 5  0.0   wafer,von............ 4%  25%  0.00  - 5  0.0
evans,maurice........19%   9%  0.00  - 3  0.0   o'neal,shaquille.....(DNP)  
thomas,etan..........(DNP)                      rondo,rajon..........(DNP)  
PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 85.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Hawks............  105.7 .522  .294 .211 .124   Celtics..........  119.8 .566  .250 .141 .057

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SPURS 113, NUGGETS 112 (box)

SAS (23-3)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (15-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
duncan,tim...........70%  29%  1.46  - 3 29.9   anthony,carmelo......88%  30%  1.06  - 1 34.1
parker,tony..........78%  31%  1.06  - 9 26.3   afflalo,arron........80%  17%  1.47  +12 26.3
jefferson,richard....76%  11%  1.62  -21 13.9   smith,j.r............53%  21%  0.94  - 7 18.4
ginobili,manu........64%  27%  0.98  + 3 12.2   lawson,ty............80%  13%  1.69  + 8 16.6
neal,gary............41%  17%  0.83  +10  9.8   hilario,nenê.........73%  23%  0.95  + 4 11.7
bonner,matt..........36%  12%  2.52  +16  9.2   harrington,al........41%  23%  1.25  - 3  8.6
blair,dejuan.........29%  12%  1.25  - 7  6.4   williams,shelden.....32%  17%  0.55  + 6  3.8
mcdyess,antonio......31%  15%  1.28  + 8  6.0   carter,anthony.......20%   3%  1.91  - 9  1.0
hill,george..........70%   8%  0.57  + 7  4.3   forbes,gary..........34%  10%  0.06  -15  0.3
quinn,chris.......... 5%  39%  1.11  + 4  3.7   balkman,renaldo......(DNP)  
udoka,ime............ 0%   -%  0.00  - 3  0.0   billups,chauncey.....(DNP)  
splitter,tiago.......(DNP)                      ely,melvin...........(DNP)  
PACE: 92.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Spurs............  121.7 .572  .216 .097 .118   Nuggets..........  120.6 .525  .171 .097 .166

FRIDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

PACERS 108, CAVALIERS 99 (box)

CLE (8-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   IND (12-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,maurice.....82%  21%  1.36  -10 34.8   dunleavy jr.,mike....72%  19%  0.91  - 5 20.7
varejao,anderson.....62%  20%  0.98  - 3 14.0   granger,danny........82%  30%  1.14  +11 18.8
parker,anthony.......74%  19%  1.28  - 2 12.9   hibbert,roy..........75%  22%  0.86  + 7 12.1
jamison,antawn.......80%  25%  0.67  -17 11.2   ford,t.j.............41%  19%  0.92  + 8 11.4
hickson,j.j..........42%  28%  0.68  - 1  7.4   mcroberts,josh.......37%  12%  1.59  +10 10.2
sessions,ramon.......39%  17%  0.82  -12  5.4   posey,james..........51%  10%  1.66  + 5  8.2
gibson,daniel........74%  12%  0.56  - 1  5.2   rush,brandon.........58%  24%  0.85  + 6  8.1
williams,jawad.......28%   5%  1.56  -14  2.3   collison,darren......59%   8%  1.83  + 1  8.0
moon,jamario......... 5%  19%  2.34  + 5  1.8   jones,solomon........25%  28%  0.70  + 2  7.7
harris,manny......... 5%  38%  0.79  + 5  1.3   foster,jeff..........(DNP)  
samuels,samardo...... 5%  20%  0.26  + 5  0.2   hansbrough,tyler.....(DNP)  
hollins,ryan......... 4%  40%  0.00    0  0.0   jones,dahntay........(DNP)  
PACE: 102.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 102.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Cavaliers........   96.6 .451  .087 .146 .146   Pacers...........  105.3 .525  .171 .176 .133

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HEAT 113, KNICKS 91 (box)

MIA (21-8)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NYK (16-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wade,dwyane..........79%  33%  1.09  +14 36.6   stoudemire,amare.....79%  42%  0.78  -22 30.3
james,lebron.........80%  35%  1.31  +31 24.1   gallinari,danilo.....84%  21%  1.31  -23 17.4
bosh,chris...........75%  33%  0.88  +20 19.5   chandler,wilson......79%  17%  1.32  -19 15.0
arroyo,carlos........55%   7%  3.13  +23 18.3   felton,raymond.......85%  17%  0.96  -33  9.8
chalmers,mario.......45%  11%  1.62  - 1  8.2   fields,landry........71%  10%  1.18  - 8  7.3
howard,juwan.........40%   3%  1.70  + 9  3.3   douglas,toney........43%  11%  1.61    0  7.3
ilgauskas,zydrunas...25%  10%  1.23  +11  2.6   walker,bill..........11%  34%  0.76  - 3  4.5
dampier,erick........ 9%   9%  2.09  - 1  2.5   randolph,anthony..... 6%  30%  0.83    0  2.5
anthony,joel.........42%   3%  1.19  + 3  2.2   williams,shawne......28%   0%  1.71  + 7  0.7
jones,james..........35%   6%  0.68  - 1  1.0   mozgov,timofey....... 6%  13%  0.39    0  0.2
house,eddie.......... 9%   9%  0.00  + 2  0.0   turiaf,ronny......... 8%  21%  0.03  - 9  0.1
magloire,jamaal......(DNP)                      mason,roger..........(DNP)  
PACE: 95.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 95.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Heat.............  118.3 .610  .222 .188 .083   Knicks...........   95.2 .438  .260 .136 .106

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LAKERS 93, 76ERS 81 (box)

LAL (21-7)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHI (11-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
odom,lamar...........88%  23%  1.33  +15 37.5   iguodala,andre.......79%  24%  1.22    0 22.0
bryant,kobe..........75%  19%  0.81  - 1 15.8   hawes,spencer........75%  16%  1.91  + 1 21.5
gasol,pau............85%  24%  1.03  + 3 12.6   holiday,jrue.........66%  28%  0.54  - 6  9.7
fisher,derek.........62%  16%  0.85  - 2 11.1   meeks,jodie..........52%  15%  0.69  -14  7.9
barnes,matt..........59%  18%  1.51  +13  9.7   williams,lou.........37%  31%  0.88  - 3  6.7
blake,steve..........38%  16%  1.43  +14  7.6   brand,elton..........71%  13%  0.91  - 9  5.9
bynum,andrew.........27%  24%  0.50  + 6  4.5   young,thaddeus.......53%  17%  0.70  -15  5.7
artest,ron...........41%  13%  1.12  - 1  3.9   nocioni,andres.......43%  16%  0.50  - 8  5.4
brown,shannon........25%  14%  0.12  +13  0.6   speights,marreese....12%  34%  1.32  - 2  3.9
caracter,derrick.....(DNP)                      battie,tony..........13%   5%  1.40  - 4  1.3
smith,joe............(DNP)                      songaila,darius......(DNP)  
walton,luke..........(DNP)                      turner,evan..........(DNP)  
PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Lakers...........  103.3 .437  .220 .156 .137   76ers............   90.0 .392  .296 .144 .068

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RAPTORS 98, NETS 92 (box)

NJN (8-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (10-18).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
humphries,kris.......64%  16%  1.37  - 2 22.3   calderon,jose........72%  17%  1.92  +13 25.9
harris,devin.........72%  21%  1.15  - 6 15.9   bargnani,andrea......79%  35%  1.12  + 1 24.6
outlaw,travis........83%  13%  1.26  - 5 13.8   barbosa,leandro......53%  12%  1.82  + 2 17.5
lopez,brook..........67%  33%  0.88  - 1 13.7   derozan,demar........68%  30%  0.65  + 3 15.2
favors,derrick.......35%  19%  0.99  - 8 11.0   kleiza,linas.........94%  18%  1.30  + 7 15.1
farmar,jordan........63%  22%  0.97  -11 10.0   johnson,amir.........46%   9%  1.25  +11  4.2
vujacic,sasha........57%  16%  0.66  + 4  7.1   dorsey,joey..........21%  12%  1.06  + 1  3.4
petro,johan..........32%  14%  0.74  - 1  4.5   bayless,jerryd.......31%  15%  0.49  - 6  3.3
uzoh,ben.............23%  16%  0.54  - 2  3.4   davis,ed.............36%   9%  0.25  - 2  0.7
ross,quinton......... 4%  37%  0.92  + 2  1.2   alabi,soloman........(DNP)  
graham,stephen.......(DNP)                      weems,sonny..........(DNP)  
murphy,troy..........(DNP)                      wright,julian........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Nets.............  103.0 .463  .220 .134 .113   Raptors..........  109.7 .506  .268 .123 .079

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HAWKS 90, BOBCATS 85 (box)

CHA (9-17)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ATL (17-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
diaw,boris...........76%  23%  1.25  + 2 27.0   johnson,joe..........78%  22%  1.25  + 5 28.8
augustin,d.j.........77%  29%  0.98  - 6 21.4   horford,al...........76%  15%  1.64  + 9 26.1
brown,kwame..........56%   8%  2.20    0 14.1   williams,marvin......73%  18%  1.46  + 1 13.4
jackson,stephen......66%  23%  0.73  - 6  9.0   smith,josh...........83%  21%  0.89  + 3  9.4
mcguire,dominic......84%  15%  1.09  -10  8.4   bibby,mike...........69%  15%  1.28  +11  8.9
brown,derrick........18%  34%  0.70    0  6.2   evans,maurice........27%  39%  0.56  + 4  8.1
thomas,tyrus.........34%  31%  0.83  - 1  5.4   teague,jeff..........31%  19%  1.42  - 2  5.4
livingston,shaun.....32%  10%  2.00  + 4  4.4   powell,josh..........20%  35%  0.69  - 2  4.1
mohammed,nazr........38%  13%  0.81  - 5  3.8   collins,jason........15%  15%  0.95  - 1  1.9
hendersonjr,gerald...13%   4%  1.49  - 3  0.6   wilkins,damien.......22%   5%  0.24  - 2  0.2
carroll,matt......... 7%  16%  0.00    0  0.0   pachulia,zaza........ 5%  25%  0.00  - 1  0.0
diop,desagana........(DNP)                      thomas,etan..........(DNP)  
PACE: 84.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 84.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bobcats..........  100.3 .391  .367 .142 .104   Hawks............  106.2 .500  .268 .165 .068

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CLIPPERS 109, PISTONS 88 (box)

LAC (7-21)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DET (9-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gordon,eric..........80%  16%  1.37  +26 23.8   villanueva,charlie...65%  22%  1.19    0 26.9
bledsoe,eric.........61%  16%  1.68  +15 22.7   gordon,ben...........65%  23%  1.01    0 19.0
griffin,blake........80%  29%  1.15  +27 18.8   prince,tayshaun......60%  18%  1.18  -21  8.4
gomes,ryan...........72%  18%  1.45  +32 15.9   wilcox,chris.........21%  17%  1.37  + 1  7.7
jordan,deandre.......50%  12%  1.47  +16 12.0   mcgrady,tracy........51%  12%  1.63  - 5  6.8
cook,brian...........48%  22%  1.32  + 8 10.2   hamilton,richard.....38%  30%  0.42  -22  6.1
davis,baron..........39%  24%  1.30  + 6  7.1   bynum,will...........25%  22%  1.60  - 3  6.1
aminu,alfarouq.......22%  21%  1.94  - 5  6.3   monroe,greg..........39%  15%  1.07  -23  5.2
butler,rasual........26%  14%  0.88  -11  2.5   stuckey,rodney.......47%  30%  0.49  -17  4.7
smith,craig..........21%  18%  0.54  - 8  1.6   maxiell,jason........40%  15%  0.88  + 1  4.0
collins,jarron....... 2%  55%  0.00  - 1  0.0   summers,dajuan.......14%  19%  0.59  + 5  1.5
foye,randy...........(DNP)                      wallace,ben..........35%   6%  0.79  -21  1.2
PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Clippers.........  121.0 .630  .364 .211 .064   Pistons..........   97.7 .432  .283 .155 .132

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HORNETS 100, JAZZ 71 (box)

UTA (19-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NWO (16-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jefferson,al.........60%  23%  0.64  -14 14.4   thornton,marcus......50%  19%  2.13  +20 24.7
williams,deron.......68%  22%  0.77  -21 13.5   paul,chris...........66%  21%  1.24  +18 20.9
millsap,paul.........60%  14%  1.76  -15 12.1   west,david...........71%  20%  1.57  +24 16.4
miles,c.j............38%  34%  0.42  -11  8.8   ariza,trevor.........80%  27%  0.75  +17 14.9
kirilenko,andrei.....60%  20%  0.76  -21  7.6   jack,jarrett.........37%  24%  1.30  +11 12.3
hayward,gordon.......33%  14%  1.49  - 1  6.7   smith,jason..........48%  15%  1.04  +18  9.1
bell,raja............45%  27%  0.64  -21  6.5   belinelli,marco......50%  14%  1.54  +11  6.8
okur,mehmet..........23%  17%  0.45  - 9  2.9   okafor,emeka.........57%  10%  0.87  +11  5.5
watson,earl..........36%  21%  0.47  - 8  2.5   green,willie.........30%  22%  0.27  +11  2.2
elson,francisco......31%   5%  1.26  - 7  2.0   ilungambenga,didier.. 5%  23%  0.00  + 4  0.0
fesenko,kyrylo.......16%  11%  0.57  - 5  1.6   andersen,david.......(DNP)  
price,ronnie.........30%  13%  0.56  -12  1.5   pondexter,quincy.....(DNP)  
PACE: 88.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Jazz.............   80.2 .377  .149 .124 .099   Hornets..........  112.9 .540  .433 .215 .109

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THUNDER 102, KINGS 87 (box)

SAC (5-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   OKC (19-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
evans,tyreke.........79%  31%  0.99  -10 27.0   durant,kevin.........75%  28%  1.15  + 3 30.9
udrih,beno...........71%  17%  1.24  -14 22.6   green,jeff...........84%  18%  1.06  +21 18.8
cousins,demarcus.....69%  33%  0.91  - 3 16.1   collison,nick........47%  17%  1.49  + 8 15.3
thompson,jason.......68%  10%  1.17  - 1  9.7   westbrook,russell....67%  32%  1.01  + 3 13.5
landry,carl..........50%  15%  0.92  -12  5.7   harden,james.........45%  28%  0.78  + 4 12.6
jeter,pooh...........36%  11%  1.38  - 7  5.5   maynor,eric..........33%   6%  3.29  +12  8.1
casspi,omri..........40%  21%  0.26  - 8  3.9   ibaka,serge..........50%  15%  1.58  + 8  6.9
jackson,darnell...... 7%  28%  1.73  - 5  3.6   sefolosha,thabo......55%   2%  3.19  +11  3.7
garcia,francisco.....18%  14%  0.72    0  1.8   white,d.j............37%  11%  0.55  + 7  2.8
greene,donte.........53%  11%  0.13  - 4  0.8   mullens,byron........ 4%  77%  0.27  - 1  0.8
dalembert,samuel.....10%  19%  0.04  -11  0.1   ivey,royal........... 4%  28%  0.00  - 1  0.0
head,luther..........(DNP)                      aldrich,cole.........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Kings............   96.8 .439  .326 .167 .113   Thunder..........  113.5 .500  .341 .145 .157

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ROCKETS 103, GRIZZLIES 87 (box)

MEM (12-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   HOU (12-15).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
young,sam............40%  22%  1.80  + 4 22.5   martin,kevin.........69%  34%  1.22  +26 33.6
gasol,marc...........63%  27%  0.50  -13 11.5   lowry,kyle...........80%  18%  1.83  +31 26.1
gay,rudy.............60%  28%  1.04  -15 10.8   scola,luis...........75%  35%  0.78  +39 18.8
arthur,darrell.......39%  25%  0.75  -13 10.5   battier,shane........81%  13%  2.00  +18 13.5
randolph,zach........62%  28%  0.70  -19 10.3   hayes,chuck..........65%   5%  1.69  +22  6.0
mayo,o.j.............41%  19%  0.88  -12  9.7   budinger,chase.......29%  22%  0.43  -10  3.2
conley,mike..........47%  12%  1.47  -14  5.1   lee,courtney.........34%  18%  0.40  -10  2.3
allen,tony...........30%  26%  0.30  -18  3.4   smith,ishmael........ 8%  10%  1.47  - 7  1.4
vasquez,greivis......53%   8%  0.73  - 2  3.1   hill,jordan..........28%  12%  0.50  -15  0.9
haddadi,hamed........ 6%  15%  2.46  + 7  1.8   miller,brad..........26%   5%  0.12  - 7  0.1
henry,xavier.........29%   8%  0.36  + 9  0.6   patterson,patrick.... 7%  15%  0.00  - 7  0.0
thabeet,hasheem......30%   0%  0.97  + 6  0.3   jeffries,jared.......(DNP)  
PACE: 97.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 97.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Grizzlies........   89.4 .376  .224 .154 .131   Rockets..........  105.9 .543  .265 .216 .081

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MAVERICKS 106, SUNS 91 (box)

PHX (13-13).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DAL (21-5)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
dragic,goran.........82%  18%  1.20  - 3 28.6   butler,caron.........59%  28%  0.99  +21 22.8
frye,channing........63%  17%  1.01  - 8 12.2   terry,jason..........63%  26%  1.21  - 4 16.8
warrick,hakim........58%  15%  1.57  - 7  9.8   nowitzki,dirk........61%  22%  1.26  + 8 14.4
richardson,jason.....59%  23%  0.88  - 9  9.3   stevenson,deshawn....37%  16%  1.66  +19 11.8
turkoglu,hedo........41%  19%  1.50  - 6  8.3   marion,shawn.........63%  24%  0.88  - 4 11.6
dudley,jared.........55%  15%  1.05  + 1  7.2   chandler,tyson.......49%  17%  1.18  +17 11.2
hill,grant...........55%  16%  0.84  -23  5.9   kidd,jason...........52%  11%  1.65  +15  6.7
clark,earl...........33%  37%  0.48  + 5  5.5   haywood,brendan......44%  12%  1.37  - 4  5.5
nash,steve...........10%  49%  0.79  - 3  4.4   barea,jose...........58%   8%  0.90  + 1  4.5
lopez,robin..........46%  18%  0.66  -22  4.3   mahinmi,ian.......... 7%  39%  2.08  + 2  3.2
barron,earl..........(DNP)                      novak,steve.......... 2%  81%  1.81  + 3  2.9
childress,josh.......(DNP)                      cardinal,brian....... 4%  24%  0.00  + 1  0.0
PACE: 95.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 95.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Suns.............   95.6 .421  .189 .126 .102   Mavericks........  111.4 .500  .212 .095 .143

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TRAIL BLAZERS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 102 (box)

MIN (6-22)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   POR (14-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
beasley,michael......84%  32%  1.14  - 7 43.9   aldridge,lamarcus....88%  28%  1.35  + 9 33.0
love,kevin...........83%  20%  1.34  + 7 14.3   fernandez,rudy.......77%  21%  1.79  +11 21.2
webster,martell......63%  32%  0.92  -10 12.2   matthews,wesley......89%  23%  1.10  + 4 16.8
koufos,kosta.........53%  13%  1.12  + 8 11.6   mills,patrick........50%  17%  1.14  + 7 14.6
ridnour,luke.........64%  13%  0.96  + 2 11.0   miller,andre.........50%  26%  0.65    0 12.0
johnson,wesley.......49%   8%  2.34  - 3  8.2   camby,marcus.........32%  10%  1.16  + 1  5.5
brewer,corey.........62%  12%  0.95  - 8  4.5   cunningham,dante.....53%  14%  0.48  - 2  5.4
flynn,jonny..........36%  18%  0.55  - 7  3.9   johnson,armon........ 6%  31%  1.64  - 1  4.2
milicic,darko........ 2%  47%  0.00  - 2  0.0   batum,nicolas........28%   4%  2.65  - 4  2.3
pekovic,nikola.......(DNP)                      przybilla,joel.......18%   3%  0.00  + 2  0.0
ellington,wayne......(DNP)                      johnson,armon........(DNP)  
telfair,sebastian....(DNP)                      roy,brandon..........(DNP)  
PACE: 93.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Timberwolves.....  109.7 .462  .457 .194 .090   Trail Blazers....  115.1 .548  .300 .183 .090

SATURDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

76ERS 97, MAGIC 89 (box)

PHI (11-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ORL (17-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
iguodala,andre.......84%  21%  1.33  + 4 30.9   howard,dwight........83%  34%  1.00  - 4 36.5
williams,lou.........62%  25%  1.50  + 1 30.1   nelson,jameer........75%  20%  1.44  -13 22.3
brand,elton..........67%  25%  1.23  + 9 16.1   redick,j.j...........85%  10%  1.21  -11 11.3
meeks,jodie..........54%  16%  0.91  + 3  9.4   duhon,chris..........37%  20%  1.14  - 2  9.6
holiday,jrue.........46%  18%  0.97  + 7  6.1   bass,brandon.........71%  31%  0.72  - 9  8.8
young,thaddeus.......56%  13%  0.86  - 1  4.8   richardson,quentin...91%   9%  0.94  - 7  4.8
speights,marreese....34%  24%  0.63  + 8  4.7   allen,malik..........45%  14%  0.52  - 1  3.3
nocioni,andres.......22%   7%  1.27  + 6  1.7   williams,jason.......13%  12%  0.42  + 7  0.4
turner,evan..........19%  25%  0.39  + 4  1.0   arenas,gilbert.......(DNP)  
hawes,spencer........54%  16%  0.11  - 1  0.6   clark,earl...........(DNP)  
battie,tony..........(DNP)                      richardson,jason.....(DNP)  
songaila,darius......(DNP)                      turkoglu,hedo........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ers............  105.6 .461  .163 .131 .149   Magic............   96.9 .431  .347 .174 .105

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HEAT 95, WIZARDS 94 (box)

MIA (21-8)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   WAS (6-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
james,lebron.........84%  33%  1.17  + 6 24.4   young,nick...........95%  23%  1.19  - 1 28.4
chalmers,mario.......60%  12%  1.60  +14 18.2   hinrich,kirk........100%  20%  0.94  - 1 24.9
bosh,chris...........75%  28%  0.96  - 1 17.3   blatche,andray.......84%  27%  0.92  + 6 15.2
wade,dwyane..........83%  29%  0.81  -10 16.9   howard,josh..........46%  24%  1.05  - 6 15.1
jones,james..........33%   7%  1.59  +13  6.1   thornton,al..........55%  15%  1.39  + 3  8.3
howard,juwan.........25%  14%  1.41  + 2  6.0   mcgee,javale.........56%  14%  0.84  + 3  6.6
ilgauskas,zydrunas...33%  11%  1.15  - 5  5.6   booker,trevor........16%  16%  0.79  - 7  1.1
dampier,erick........18%  10%  1.21    0  3.4   armstrong,hilton.....43%   1%  1.71  - 2  0.8
arroyo,carlos........40%  14%  0.48  -13  2.3   martin,cartier....... 4%  25%  0.34    0  0.4
anthony,joel.........48%   2%  1.44  - 1  1.5   gee,alonzo........... 1%  88%  0.00    0  0.0
house,eddie.......... 0%   -%  0.00    0  0.0   ndiaye,hamady........(DNP)  
magloire,jamaal......(DNP)                      seraphin,kevin.......(DNP)  
PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Heat.............  101.7 .486  .200 .182 .151   Wizards..........  100.7 .437  .250 .139 .123

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CAVALIERS 109, KNICKS 102 (box)

NYK (16-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CLE (8-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
felton,raymond.......83%  22%  1.38  - 5 21.0   jamison,antawn.......72%  23%  1.06  + 8 19.2
stoudemire,amare.....78%  32%  0.79  - 7 16.4   parker,anthony.......70%  18%  1.17  +11 18.1
williams,shawne......39%  14%  1.95  + 2 13.4   williams,maurice.....81%  25%  1.31  +15 18.0
fields,landry........77%  10%  1.34  - 3 13.4   varejao,anderson.....78%  12%  1.60    0 13.8
chandler,wilson......79%  17%  0.92  - 5 12.5   sessions,ramon.......40%  25%  1.16  - 7 13.1
turiaf,ronny.........28%  17%  1.61  - 3  7.0   gibson,daniel........69%  24%  0.74  + 2 11.9
gallinari,danilo.....74%  17%  0.50  - 8  5.2   hickson,j.j..........26%  29%  0.75  + 2  2.9
douglas,toney........43%  25%  0.53  - 6  4.7   moon,jamario.........39%  11%  1.00  + 3  2.4
mason,roger..........(DNP)                      williams,jawad.......25%   1%  2.97  + 1  0.6
mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)                      harris,manny.........(DNP)  
randolph,anthony.....(DNP)                      hollins,ryan.........(DNP)  
walker,bill..........(DNP)                      samuels,samardo......(DNP)  
PACE: 108.9         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 108.9         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Knicks...........   93.6 .468  .122 .174 .057   Cavaliers........  100.1 .461  .241 .138 .081

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CLIPPERS 100, BULLS 99 (box)

LAC (7-21)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (16-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
griffin,blake........80%  33%  1.09  + 5 25.5   rose,derrick.........86%  36%  1.22  + 8 35.5
gordon,eric..........76%  29%  0.79  -13 24.5   deng,luol............95%  14%  1.37  + 2 22.6
butler,rasual........64%  14%  1.26  + 1 17.1   boozer,carlos........75%  33%  0.86  + 9 19.5
smith,craig..........44%  25%  1.22  + 3 13.0   asik,omer............45%  10%  1.10  + 2  9.7
davis,baron..........66%  23%  1.22  + 8 12.7   watson,c.j...........23%  15%  1.42  -11  6.9
jordan,deandre.......66%   6%  1.09  - 6  6.0   brewer,ronnie........50%  12%  1.33  - 2  6.4
gomes,ryan...........46%   9%  1.37  + 1  5.9   gibson,taj...........19%  13%  0.86  - 8  4.0
bledsoe,eric.........43%  10%  1.47  + 1  5.1   korver,kyle..........39%  14%  0.49  - 6  2.8
foye,randy........... 7%  14%  1.73  + 4  1.4   thomas,kurt..........34%  15%  0.43  + 1  1.8
collins,jarron....... 7%  14%  0.00  + 1  0.0   bogans,keith.........30%   4%  0.31  - 6  0.6
aminu,alfarouq.......(DNP)                      scalabrine,brian..... 5%  19%  0.26  + 6  0.3
warren,willie........(DNP)                      johnson,james........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Clippers.........  111.2 .562  .265 .167 .147   Bulls............  110.1 .512  .293 .167 .113

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JAZZ 95, BUCKS 86 (box)

UTA (19-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIL (10-15).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,deron.......80%  24%  1.48  +19 33.6   salmons,john.........94%  22%  1.04  - 9 31.4
miles,c.j............61%  26%  1.15  + 6 21.6   dooling,keyon........55%  14%  2.27    0 17.6
millsap,paul.........60%  26%  1.05  +14 18.9   bogut,andrew.........73%  29%  0.94  -15 16.0
kirilenko,andrei.....78%  10%  2.06  +18 15.4   gooden,drew..........61%  14%  1.72  - 5 12.0
jefferson,al.........71%  26%  1.04  +21 10.8   douglas-roberts,chris77%  17%  0.89  - 5 10.2
elson,francisco......34%  16%  1.23  - 8  3.3   jennings,brandon.....62%  17%  0.80  -20  7.8
bell,raja............50%  14%  0.65    0  2.8   maggette,corey.......16%  49%  0.15  + 5  1.9
okur,mehmet..........28%  20%  0.57  -12  2.0   brockman,jon......... 1%   -%  1.52  + 2  1.2
watson,earl..........25%   1% 12.25  - 7  1.9   ilyasova,ersan.......35%  18%  0.20  + 1  1.2
price,ronnie.........10%  10%  0.00  - 6  0.0   mbahamoute,luc.......26%   3%  0.84  + 1  0.6
fesenko,kyrylo.......(DNP)                      boykins,earl.........(DNP)  
evans,jeremy.........(DNP)                      sanders,larry........(DNP)  
PACE: 86.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 86.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Jazz.............  110.3 .464  .333 .116 .133   Bucks............   99.9 .500  .086 .151 .092

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SPURS 112, GRIZZLIES 106 (box)

MEM (12-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (23-3)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
randolph,zach........86%  26%  1.09  + 5 33.2   parker,tony..........78%  33%  1.35  - 4 33.2
mayo,o.j.............89%  20%  1.64  + 3 28.6   neal,gary............52%  18%  1.25  - 8 16.8
gasol,marc...........76%  16%  1.21  - 2 13.9   duncan,tim...........71%  19%  1.19  + 3 13.2
allen,tony...........55%  23%  1.02  -14 11.5   quinn,chris..........22%  29%  1.44  +10 12.1
conley,mike..........74%  17%  1.21  - 2  9.1   ginobili,manu........71%  19%  1.39  +24 11.6
young,sam............34%  26%  0.88  + 4  7.5   bonner,matt..........54%   9%  1.55  - 8 10.9
arthur,darrell.......33%  14%  0.54  -10  2.7   jefferson,richard....63%  17%  1.15  + 6  8.5
vasquez,greivis......33%  11%  1.04  - 7  2.3   mcdyess,antonio......35%   6%  2.27    0  4.5
henry,xavier.........17%   8%  0.22    0  0.2   blair,dejuan.........25%  30%  0.35  + 8  2.0
thabeet,hasheem...... 4%  24%  0.00  - 7  0.0   splitter,tiago.......15%   6%  1.04  +11  1.5
gay,rudy.............(DNP)                      udoka,ime............15%  24%  0.36  -12  0.9
haddadi,hamed........(DNP)                      hill,george..........(DNP)  
PACE: 97.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 97.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Grizzlies........  109.0 .484  .333 .144 .095   Spurs............  115.2 .570  .220 .154 .086

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NUGGETS 115, TIMBERWOLVES 113 (box)

MIN (6-22)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (15-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
love,kevin...........90%  30%  1.50  + 1 40.5   lawson,ty............73%  23%  1.49  + 9 31.5
beasley,michael......79%  28%  0.71  + 3 16.3   anthony,carmelo......71%  32%  0.93  - 8 22.8
hayward,lazar........17%  19%  1.63  - 4  9.0   smith,j.r............58%  24%  1.18  + 2 18.9
flynn,jonny..........50%  14%  1.45  + 3  8.8   harrington,al........66%  21%  1.02  - 5 15.7
koufos,kosta.........43%  11%  1.13  - 7  8.6   afflalo,arron........79%  16%  1.13  + 6 11.5
webster,martell......58%  13%  1.35  - 1  8.5   hilario,nenê.........51%  11%  1.06  + 7  5.6
brewer,corey.........62%  19%  0.65  + 3  8.3   williams,shelden.....49%  10%  1.29  + 5  3.7
johnson,wesley.......47%  11%  1.41  - 2  7.3   carter,anthony.......27%  15%  1.01  - 7  3.1
ridnour,luke.........50%  15%  0.84  - 5  4.6   forbes,gary..........21%  12%  0.93  - 2  1.4
ellington,wayne...... 3%  31%  0.36  - 1  0.3   ely,melvin........... 6%  17%  0.00  + 3  0.0
gaines,sundiata......(DNP)                      balkman,renaldo......(DNP)  
telfair,sebastian....(DNP)                      billups,chauncey.....(DNP)  
PACE: 100.8         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 100.8         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Timberwolves.....  112.1 .500  .300 .169 .153   Nuggets..........  114.1 .512  .159 .119 .144

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TRAIL BLAZERS 96, WARRIORS 95 (box)

GSW (9-17)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   POR (14-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,reggie......80%  20%  1.07    0 27.6   mills,patrick........41%  34%  1.05  -10 21.4
ellis,monta..........74%  41%  0.87  - 4 20.2   fernandez,rudy.......81%  17%  1.37  - 2 20.3
lee,david............89%  15%  1.11  - 2 13.8   aldridge,lamarcus....85%  20%  1.02  + 1 17.6
wright,dorell........78%  19%  0.89  - 7 13.7   miller,andre.........59%  23%  1.60  +11 15.4
radmanovic,vladimir..49%  11%  2.21  +11 12.5   matthews,wesley......93%  14%  1.11  - 1 13.6
carney,rodney........39%  13%  2.09  + 6  9.2   cunningham,dante.....82%  16%  0.89  + 2 13.3
amundson,louis.......32%  13%  0.80  - 8  4.2   marks,sean...........33%  17%  1.14  - 1  4.1
gadzuric,dan.........22%  28%  0.86  + 2  4.0   babbitt,luke.........23%  28%  0.48  + 3  1.9
law,acie.............38%   8%  0.82  - 3  1.9   johnson,armon........ 3%  32%  0.65  + 2  0.6
bell,charlie.........(DNP)                      batum,nicolas........(DNP)  
lin,jeremy...........(DNP)                      camby,marcus.........(DNP)  
udoh,epke............(DNP)                      roy,brandon..........(DNP)  
PACE: 88.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Warriors.........  107.1 .481  .341 .203 .114   Trail Blazers....  108.2 .526  .289 .158 .109

SUNDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

CELTICS 99, PACERS 88 (box)

IND (12-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   BOS (22-4)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
hibbert,roy..........69%  31%  0.84  -12 17.8   pierce,paul..........77%  16%  1.94  +18 23.7
ford,t.j.............38%  29%  1.09    0 15.8   allen,ray............78%  21%  1.16  +10 23.6
dunleavy jr.,mike....62%   7%  2.39  - 8 15.4   davis,glen...........72%  25%  0.85  + 1 18.8
collison,darren......62%  28%  0.77  -11 14.0   robinson,nate........89%  20%  0.93  +19 13.3
granger,danny........88%  28%  0.76  - 7 11.9   garnett,kevin........70%  16%  0.96  +10 10.8
jones,solomon........31%  18%  0.68  + 1  5.1   daniels,marquis......42%  18%  0.93    0  7.6
rush,brandon.........50%  10%  1.09  - 7  4.5   o'neal,shaquille.....43%  25%  0.76  +12  5.7
foster,jeff..........35%   5%  1.68  - 8  4.0   erden,semih..........14%   7%  0.26  - 1  0.2
posey,james..........39%   7%  1.60  - 6  2.9   bradley,avery........12%  15%  0.00  - 8  0.0
hansbrough,tyler.....26%  12%  0.34  + 3  0.8   wafer,von............(DNP)  
jones,dahntay........(DNP)                      harangody,luke.......(DNP)  
price,a.j............(DNP)                      rondo,rajon..........(DNP)  
PACE: 95.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 95.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Pacers...........   92.2 .375  .281 .136 .083   Celtics..........  103.7 .559  .129 .189 .083

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NETS 89, HAWKS 82 (box)

ATL (17-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NJN (8-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
smith,josh...........55%  24%  1.23    0 21.7   harris,devin.........70%  35%  0.99  - 5 18.4
horford,al...........82%  18%  1.14  + 2 16.0   vujacic,sasha........61%  16%  1.44  +23 16.1
bibby,mike...........90%  23%  1.02  - 3 15.8   lopez,brook..........66%  33%  0.69  - 6 15.4
williams,marvin......70%  15%  0.94  - 1 14.5   graham,stephen.......61%  11%  1.53  - 3 11.0
johnson,joe..........86%  24%  0.83  + 2 10.6   farmar,jordan........32%  23%  1.10  +14 10.8
powell,josh..........26%  23%  0.81  -14  7.0   murphy,troy..........45%  15%  1.07  +10 10.3
evans,maurice........26%  14%  0.52  -12  1.3   outlaw,travis........76%  14%  0.69  - 6  7.4
collins,jason........27%  10%  0.53  + 6  1.1   humphries,kris.......40%  13%  0.94  -10  3.5
teague,jeff..........15%  18%  0.42  - 6  1.0   favors,derrick.......42%   8%  0.94  +16  2.7
wilkins,damien.......19%   4%  0.27  - 7  0.2   petro,johan.......... 6%  30%  0.53  + 2  1.3
pachulia,zaza........ 5%  40%  0.00  - 2  0.0   ross,quinton.........(DNP)  
thomas,etan..........(DNP)                      uzoh,ben.............(DNP)  
PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Hawks............   89.2 .426  .163 .174 .110   Nets.............   96.8 .440  .238 .174 .091

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LAKERS 120, RAPTORS 110 (box)

LAL (21-7)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (10-18).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gasol,pau............63%  27%  1.08  + 4 27.9   kleiza,linas.........76%  27%  1.23  - 5 31.9
bynum,andrew.........37%  25%  1.46  + 6 20.6   calderon,jose........76%  19%  1.74  - 4 24.0
brown,shannon........41%  16%  2.09  + 7 14.6   derozan,demar........82%  20%  1.17  -17 20.6
bryant,kobe..........59%  27%  1.08  + 3 12.1   johnson,amir.........73%  17%  1.11  + 1 17.6
barnes,matt..........58%  16%  1.54  + 8 11.7   barbosa,leandro......43%  32%  0.68  -16  6.4
blake,steve..........40%  12%  1.67  + 5 11.7   dorsey,joey..........36%  17%  1.13  + 1  5.2
odom,lamar...........70%  18%  0.89  - 5 10.0   bayless,jerryd.......38%  22%  0.72  - 3  4.6
walton,luke..........30%  33%  0.88  +15  7.1   wright,julian........28%  11%  1.54  + 5  3.1
fisher,derek.........60%  15%  0.92  + 5  5.7   davis,ed.............36%   5%  0.31  - 5  0.5
artest,ron...........42%   8%  1.20  + 2  2.9   alabi,soloman........12%   8%  0.00  - 7  0.0
ebanks,devin.........(DNP)                      bargnani,andrea......(DNP)  
smith,joe............(DNP)                      weems,sonny..........(DNP)  
PACE: 96.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Lakers...........  124.3 .563  .368 .176 .178   Raptors..........  113.9 .511  .256 .155 .114

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PISTONS 111, HORNETS 108 (box)

NWO (16-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DET (9-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
west,david...........81%  30%  1.08  + 2 31.3   prince,tayshaun......88%  20%  1.64  + 8 32.9
paul,chris...........74%  20%  1.78    0 26.7   bynum,will...........70%  21%  1.48  + 5 25.6
okafor,emeka.........58%  17%  1.27  + 9 18.9   gordon,ben...........82%  30%  0.99  + 6 25.4
green,willie.........37%  19%  1.37  - 4  8.8   summers,dajuan.......17%  26%  1.77  + 2  9.5
smith,jason..........45%  12%  0.96  - 7  7.4   villanueva,charlie...76%  27%  0.69  +11  8.7
ariza,trevor.........78%  20%  0.57  + 6  5.6   mcgrady,tracy........37%  19%  0.78  - 9  3.5
belinelli,marco......55%   9%  1.46  - 3  5.0   wilcox,chris.........25%  17%  0.47  - 8  2.5
jack,jarrett.........30%  19%  0.69  - 4  2.5   maxiell,jason........39%   3%  1.82  + 7  2.5
thornton,marcus......24%  28%  0.47  - 8  2.0   monroe,greg..........30%   8%  1.13  -11  1.4
ilungambenga,didier.. 6%  10%  1.92  + 3  1.8   wallace,ben..........36%   0%  7.23  + 4  1.2
pondexter,quincy..... 8%  12%  0.00  - 2  0.0   hamilton,richard.....(DNP)  
andersen,david.......(DNP)                      stuckey,rodney.......(DNP)  
PACE: 98.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 98.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Hornets..........  110.1 .483  .318 .153 .135   Pistons..........  113.2 .590  .175 .173 .103

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ROCKETS 102, KINGS 93 (box)

HOU (12-15).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAC (5-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
martin,kevin.........70%  29%  1.08  - 2 27.5   evans,tyreke.........77%  30%  0.75  - 9 15.7
lowry,kyle...........69%  20%  1.26  + 8 16.2   cousins,demarcus.....59%  31%  0.96  -14 15.7
scola,luis...........70%  21%  1.28  + 6 14.7   greene,donte.........48%  28%  0.70  + 3 12.2
brooks,aaron.........31%  33%  0.96  + 1 11.3   dalembert,samuel.....41%  19%  1.01  + 5 11.5
budinger,chase.......43%  15%  1.52  + 1  8.9   udrih,beno...........77%   9%  1.44  + 1 11.5
hill,jordan..........46%  13%  1.52  + 8  8.8   garcia,francisco.....57%  12%  1.69  - 5  9.5
lee,courtney.........30%  18%  1.49  +11  6.1   landry,carl..........57%  18%  0.95  + 3  8.3
hayes,chuck..........54%  11%  1.54  + 1  6.0   jackson,darnell......43%  13%  1.26  -12  7.8
battier,shane........57%  14%  0.95  + 8  5.8   jeter,pooh...........23%  10%  1.71  -10  3.7
miller,brad..........30%  21%  0.82  + 3  3.1   casspi,omri..........17%  14%  1.29  - 7  3.0
patterson,patrick....(DNP)                      head,luther..........(DNP)  
williams,terrence....(DNP)                      taylor,jermaine......(DNP)  
PACE: 94.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Rockets..........  108.4 .512  .410 .234 .103   Kings............   98.8 .423  .306 .138 .089

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SUNS 113, THUNDER 110 (box)

PHX (13-13).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   OKC (19-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nash,steve...........66%  22%  1.56  + 6 26.4   sefolosha,thabo......81%   8%  1.80  - 3 24.2
hill,grant...........76%  32%  1.07  +17 24.7   durant,kevin.........89%  30%  1.00    0 21.3
lopez,robin..........63%  21%  1.19  +23 22.9   westbrook,russell....76%  31%  0.85    0 20.9
dragic,goran.........67%  13%  1.40  - 3 18.6   green,jeff...........77%  20%  1.17  -13 20.4
childress,josh.......59%  17%  0.98  - 4 10.0   collison,nick........62%  19%  1.45  + 7 14.0
frye,channing........60%  21%  0.83  - 3  8.7   harden,james.........52%  11%  2.01  + 7 13.1
warrick,hakim........35%  21%  0.78  -16  5.0   white,d.j............16%  30%  0.40  - 1  2.0
dudley,jared.........61%   5%  1.04  - 3  2.1   maynor,eric..........24%   5%  0.34  - 3  0.7
barron,earl..........11%  34%  0.54  - 2  1.3   ibaka,serge..........24%  10%  0.00  - 9  0.0
carter,vince.........(DNP)                      aldrich,cole.........(DNP)  
lawal,gani...........(DNP)                      ivey,royal...........(DNP)  
gortat,marcin........(DNP)                      mullens,byron........(DNP)  
PACE: 94.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Suns.............  119.8 .603  .259 .212 .140   Thunder..........  116.7 .468  .286 .127 .215

MONDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

HAWKS 91, MAGIC 81 (box)

ORL (17-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ATL (18-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
howard,dwight........88%  29%  0.82  -15 22.2   johnson,joe..........79%  29%  0.82  +16 22.5
nelson,jameer........65%  24%  1.14  - 2 17.1   horford,al...........78%  22%  1.47  + 9 20.6
turkoglu,hedo........73%   8%  1.66  - 9 15.3   williams,marvin......55%  16%  1.58  + 8 17.1
arenas,gilbert.......56%  29%  0.62  + 1 11.1   smith,josh...........89%  21%  0.77  - 1 14.7
bass,brandon.........64%  21%  0.94  + 6  9.7   bibby,mike...........83%  16%  1.27  +13 12.7
richardson,jason.....64%  13%  1.09  -12  9.4   pachulia,zaza........22%  20%  0.87  + 4  4.6
redick,j.j...........23%  24%  0.53  - 9  4.5   collins,jason........51%   8%  1.05  +10  3.9
allen,malik..........28%  14%  0.12  -10  0.4   teague,jeff..........17%  27%  0.61  - 3  3.1
richardson,quentin...40%   9%  0.01    0  0.0   thomas,etan..........10%   6%  2.31  - 3  1.1
clark,earl...........(DNP)                      evans,maurice........10%  17%  0.15  + 2  0.3
duhon,chris..........(DNP)                      wilkins,damien....... 5%  19%  0.30  - 5  0.2
williams,jason.......(DNP)                      powell,josh..........(DNP)  
PACE: 90.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Magic............   89.7 .380  .136 .133 .171   Hawks............  100.8 .450  .289 .177 .141

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JAZZ 101, CAVALIERS 90 (box)

UTA (20-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CLE (8-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
miles,c.j............54%  35%  1.43  + 4 37.4   williams,maurice.....79%  27%  1.14  + 2 24.6
millsap,paul.........69%  20%  1.42  +19 20.0   gibson,daniel........76%  26%  1.74  + 2 22.9
williams,deron.......81%  29%  1.06  + 8 19.4   parker,anthony.......79%  15%  1.04  -10 16.9
jefferson,al.........80%  20%  1.24  - 1 17.6   hickson,j.j..........45%  19%  1.22  - 8 16.0
bell,raja............75%  12%  2.52  +16 13.5   jamison,antawn.......87%  22%  0.90    0 13.9
kirilenko,andrei.....69%  17%  0.79  - 1  8.0   varejao,anderson.....67%  10%  1.52  -15  8.8
watson,earl..........33%   0% 24.43  + 1  5.4   sessions,ramon.......34%  12%  0.82  -16  3.9
elson,francisco......24%  11%  0.31  + 7  0.6   williams,jawad.......16%  13%  0.57  -13  1.8
hayward,gordon....... 5%  20%  0.30  + 5  0.4   samuels,samardo...... 1%  89%  0.26  + 1  0.3
price,ronnie.........11%  18%  0.00  - 3  0.0   moon,jamario.........15%  13%  0.00  + 1  0.0
evans,jeremy.........(DNP)                      samuels,samardo......(DNP)  
fesenko,kyrylo.......(DNP)                      hollins,ryan.........(DNP)  
PACE: 82.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 82.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Jazz.............  122.3 .537  .317 .121 .085   Cavaliers........  109.0 .500  .162 .109 .133

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PACERS 94, HORNETS 93 (box)

NWO (16-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   IND (13-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
okafor,emeka.........71%  15%  1.96  + 7 31.2   granger,danny........76%  35%  0.98  + 6 32.9
belinelli,marco......70%  20%  0.90  + 7 14.0   collison,darren......72%  21%  1.24  + 1 21.7
paul,chris...........75%  24%  0.87  + 1 12.7   posey,james..........39%  20%  2.21  - 1 12.1
jack,jarrett.........54%  13%  2.05  - 5 11.7   foster,jeff..........46%  10%  2.05  + 5  9.6
west,david...........73%  22%  0.96  + 6 10.2   dunleavy jr.,mike....57%  22%  0.80  + 1  8.2
smith,j.r............27%  19%  1.26  -10  8.6   rush,brandon.........63%  11%  1.19  - 3  6.7
thornton,marcus......43%  26%  0.99  - 6  7.0   ford,t.j.............42%  13%  1.52  - 3  5.3
ariza,trevor.........74%  18%  0.46  - 5  4.4   jones,solomon........34%   9%  1.37    0  3.5
andersen,david.......14%  19%  0.20    0  0.8   hibbert,roy..........51%  25%  0.21  + 3  1.5
gray,aaron...........(DNP)                      hansbrough,tyler.....19%  14%  0.06  - 4  0.2
ilungambenga,didier..(DNP)                      mcroberts,josh.......(DNP)  
pondexter,quincy.....(DNP)                      price,a.j............(DNP)  
PACE: 92.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Hornets..........  100.7 .422  .367 .195 .152   Pacers...........  101.8 .494  .186 .162 .091

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WIZARDS 108, BOBCATS 75 (box)

CHA (9-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   WAS (7-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jackson,stephen......63%  31%  0.65  -27 13.9   hinrich,kirk.........64%  29%  1.27  +29 27.4
diaw,boris...........67%  22%  0.81  -24 13.9   young,nick...........73%  26%  1.01  +29 20.4
thomas,tyrus.........42%  21%  0.97  - 3  9.4   thornton,al..........67%  12%  1.66  +24 18.3
livingston,shaun.....51%  18%  0.91  - 9  9.3   blatche,andray.......73%  23%  0.95  +28 14.3
augustin,d.j.........63%  15%  1.08  -26  8.1   mcgee,javale.........58%  10%  1.45  +32 12.5
brown,kwame..........44%  20%  1.00  -12  7.8   hudson,lester........36%  25%  1.51  + 4 11.2
brown,derrick........39%  22%  1.06  - 5  7.3   howard,josh..........43%  20%  0.75  +11  6.5
hendersonjr,gerald...32%  25%  0.40  - 5  4.8   booker,trevor........32%  14%  1.32  + 1  3.7
diop,desagana........36%  10%  0.71  - 3  4.7   martin,cartier.......17%  17%  1.18  + 2  3.5
mohammed,nazr........20%  25%  0.41  -18  2.6   seraphin,kevin.......10%   9%  2.35  + 6  1.3
mcguire,dominic......44%   5%  0.74  -33  1.7   armstrong,hilton.....27%  14%  0.27  - 1  0.9
carroll,matt.........(DNP)                      ndiaye,hamady........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bobcats..........   83.5 .468  .265 .323 .122   Wizards..........  120.2 .568  .194 .156 .147

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MAVERICKS 98, HEAT 96 (box)

DAL (23-5)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIA (21-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nowitzki,dirk........81%  33%  0.92  +16 24.8   wade,dwyane..........81%  24%  1.45  + 5 25.5
kidd,jason...........80%   8%  1.76  - 1 20.7   james,lebron.........75%  33%  0.99  -20 23.4
terry,jason..........64%  28%  1.08  -11 19.6   bosh,chris...........75%  21%  1.14  -13 19.6
butler,caron.........59%  22%  1.11  - 4 16.2   jones,james..........38%  20%  1.39  + 8 11.6
marion,shawn.........60%  19%  0.98  - 8  8.2   chalmers,mario.......62%  20%  1.18  + 5 10.8
stevenson,deshawn....31%  26%  0.98  +16  7.6   ilgauskas,zydrunas...38%  19%  1.07  -10 10.5
barea,jose...........25%  28%  1.25    0  6.6   anthony,joel.........59%   1%  5.17  + 6  5.8
chandler,tyson.......64%   6%  2.04  + 6  6.1   howard,juwan.........25%   5%  1.25  +11  1.6
haywood,brendan......36%   8%  1.34  - 4  2.9   miller,mike.......... 8%  51%  0.25  + 5  0.9
cardinal,brian.......(DNP)                      arroyo,carlos........38%  10%  0.11  - 7  0.6
mahinmi,ian..........(DNP)                      dampier,erick........(DNP)  
novak,steve..........(DNP)                      house,eddie..........(DNP)  
PACE: 87.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Mavericks........  112.6 .500  .263 .161 .142   Heat.............  110.3 .470  .296 .138 .126

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SPURS 118, SUNS 110 (box)

PHX (13-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (24-3)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
dudley,jared.........88%  22%  1.33  - 4 35.3   blair,dejuan.........48%  26%  1.04  + 3 20.9
childress,josh.......60%  20%  1.10  - 3 19.7   neal,gary............64%  24%  1.28  - 4 19.3
nash,steve...........73%  18%  1.64  - 3 19.5   parker,tony..........61%  26%  1.13  - 5 18.8
hill,grant...........82%  20%  1.05  + 4 14.1   duncan,tim...........65%  28%  1.38  +10 17.3
warrick,hakim........48%  22%  0.81  -12 11.3   jefferson,richard....68%  21%  1.15  - 6 17.1
lopez,robin..........50%  15%  1.60  - 2  7.6   ginobili,manu........75%  17%  1.24  +18 11.5
dragic,goran.........37%  20%  0.96  - 6  7.2   bonner,matt..........56%   5%  2.36  + 2  8.5
frye,channing........63%  17%  0.46  -14  3.2   quinn,chris..........32%   9%  2.16  +19  8.1
barron,earl..........(DNP)                      mcdyess,antonio......30%   6%  2.53  + 4  5.0
lawal,gani...........(DNP)                      udoka,ime............ 1%   -%  0.00  - 1  0.0
siler,garret.........(DNP)                      hill,george..........(DNP)  
carter,vince.........(DNP)                      splitter,tiago.......(DNP)  
PACE: 93.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Suns.............  118.0 .570  .278 .161 .076   Spurs............  126.6 .528  .405 .118 .142

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TRAIL BLAZERS 106, BUCKS 80 (box)

MIL (10-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   POR (15-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
dooling,keyon........59%  23%  1.03  -12 20.7   aldridge,lamarcus....92%  22%  1.60  +21 44.6
salmons,john.........62%  29%  1.24  -14 20.0   fernandez,rudy.......80%  17%  1.56  +20 17.6
gooden,drew..........42%  30%  0.74  - 1 11.8   batum,nicolas........66%  18%  1.04  +17 16.7
mbahamoute,luc.......70%  16%  1.05  -18 10.7   matthews,wesley......59%  31%  1.25  +25 13.0
boykins,earl.........55%  24%  0.71  -15  9.1   mills,patrick........37%  24%  1.32  - 2 11.2
sanders,larry........19%  27%  1.35  - 9  8.3   marks,sean...........50%  16%  0.86  +10  9.7
douglas-roberts,chris54%  15%  0.53  -19  6.0   miller,andre.........63%  14%  1.55  +28  8.0
bogut,andrew.........53%  16%  0.58  -23  4.4   babbitt,luke.........37%  15%  1.19  +12  3.9
ilyasova,ersan.......39%   8%  1.21  -16  3.7   cunningham,dante..... 9%   9%  2.05  + 3  2.4
brockman,jon.........47%   7%  0.43  - 3  1.3   johnson,armon........ 7%  18%  0.00  - 4  0.0
delfino,carlos.......(DNP)                      camby,marcus.........(DNP)  
skinner,brian........(DNP)                      roy,brandon..........(DNP)  
PACE: 83.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 83.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bucks............   96.0 .405  .293 .132 .116   Trail Blazers....  127.1 .551  .378 .132 .132

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ROCKETS 121, WARRIORS 112 (box)

HOU (13-15).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   GSW (9-18)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
martin,kevin.........68%  29%  1.42  +17 34.9   ellis,monta..........87%  31%  1.49  - 8 40.0
battier,shane........59%  10%  3.06  +21 21.5   lee,david............67%  17%  1.48  - 9 17.5
scola,luis...........69%  34%  0.88  +20 17.5   law,acie.............66%  12%  1.13  - 2 17.2
lowry,kyle...........76%  12%  2.08  + 8 13.4   radmanovic,vladimir..34%  12%  1.89  + 3  8.8
miller,brad..........31%  12%  2.89  -11 10.4   williams,reggie......57%  22%  0.80  - 6  8.6
hayes,chuck..........48%  21%  1.20  + 8  9.0   wright,dorell........60%  26%  0.67  -22  8.0
brooks,aaron.........37%  18%  0.89  - 7  6.4   udoh,epke............52%  11%  1.47  + 9  6.4
budinger,chase.......24%  30%  0.93  - 5  5.7   lin,jeremy...........21%  16%  0.81  + 5  5.0
hill,jordan..........39%  17%  0.98  - 9  5.7   amundson,louis.......36%  14%  1.15  -14  4.6
lee,courtney.........50%  12%  0.80  + 3  4.3   carney,rodney........20%  23%  0.89  - 1  3.2
patterson,patrick....(DNP)                      bell,charlie.........(DNP)  
williams,terrence....(DNP)                      gadzuric,dan.........(DNP)  
PACE: 94.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Rockets..........  128.7 .565  .436 .181 .159   Warriors.........  119.1 .554  .317 .149 .126

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CLIPPERS 113, TIMBERWOLVES 90 (box)

MIN (6-23)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAC (8-21)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
webster,martell......70%  21%  1.20  -16 27.6   gordon,eric..........77%  32%  1.54  +31 35.6
koufos,kosta.........49%  19%  0.89  -10 13.0   griffin,blake........74%  21%  1.56  +16 26.9
beasley,michael......81%  27%  0.82  -20 12.0   gomes,ryan...........73%  22%  1.33  +26 20.4
ridnour,luke.........53%  15%  1.56  -23 11.7   jordan,deandre.......54%  15%  1.00  + 5 10.7
love,kevin...........67%  19%  1.10  -20 11.6   davis,baron..........65%  15%  1.54  +21 10.3
flynn,jonny..........41%  10%  1.35    0  7.9   aminu,alfarouq.......30%  31%  0.96  - 3  7.9
johnson,wesley.......50%  16%  0.78  -18  4.3   bledsoe,eric.........41%  14%  0.92  - 4  5.1
brewer,corey.........39%  23%  0.64  + 2  3.9   butler,rasual........53%   8%  0.84  +12  2.9
ellington,wayne......29%  22%  0.86  -12  3.8   foye,randy........... 6%  47%  0.55    0  1.0
hayward,lazar........ 6%  31%  0.36    0  0.7   collins,jarron.......27%   3%  0.58  +11  0.4
milicic,darko........10%  10%  0.00  + 2  0.0   smith,craig..........(DNP)  
hayward,lazar........(DNP)                      warren,willie........(DNP)  
PACE: 93.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Timberwolves.....   96.5 .444  .143 .139 .127   Clippers.........  121.1 .560  .350 .139 .156

TUESDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

THUNDER 99, BOBCATS 81 (box)

OKC (20-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHA (9-19)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
durant,kevin.........79%  27%  1.46  +14 41.4   jackson,stephen......74%  34%  0.79  -14 25.1
harden,james.........48%  19%  1.58  +15 19.6   diaw,boris...........73%  19%  1.26  -11 17.7
westbrook,russell....67%  34%  0.72  + 7 13.9   brown,derrick........70%  17%  0.99  -20 15.1
collison,nick........60%   6%  2.43  +27  9.3   augustin,d.j.........39%  20%  1.06  - 6  8.7
green,jeff...........87%  16%  1.03  +20  9.1   thomas,tyrus.........41%  29%  0.45  -18  6.9
ibaka,serge..........52%  20%  0.95  + 3  8.7   brown,kwame..........66%   9%  1.55  -13  6.5
maynor,eric..........33%  10%  1.69  +11  5.9   collins,sherron......29%  24%  0.77  - 5  4.1
white,d.j............16%  12%  2.13  + 5  2.6   livingston,shaun.....37%   9%  1.38  - 9  4.0
sefolosha,thabo......35%  16%  0.26  - 5  1.2   mohammed,nazr........26%  20%  0.94  + 6  2.9
mullens,byron........17%  23%  0.08  - 3  0.3   mcguire,dominic...... 4%  24%  0.63    0  0.3
aldrich,cole......... 5%  22%  0.00  - 4  0.0   carroll,matt.........20%  14%  0.10  + 4  0.2
ivey,royal...........(DNP)                      hendersonjr,gerald...22%  13%  0.06  - 4  0.1
PACE: 88.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Thunder..........  111.9 .486  .294 .158 .179   Bobcats..........   91.6 .427  .190 .170 .129

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MAVERICKS 105, MAGIC 99 (box)

DAL (23-5)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ORL (17-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
butler,caron.........57%  27%  1.27  + 9 27.6   howard,dwight........85%  28%  1.23  - 9 27.1
nowitzki,dirk........78%  24%  1.04  + 5 20.3   turkoglu,hedo........82%  19%  0.83  -13 18.6
kidd,jason...........69%  20%  1.66  + 7 20.0   nelson,jameer........79%  20%  1.42  -12 17.4
terry,jason..........62%  22%  1.06  - 5 12.7   redick,j.j...........76%  20%  1.35  + 3 16.5
chandler,tyson.......71%  13%  1.51  +13 10.2   clark,earl...........26%  14%  1.44  - 3  9.6
barea,jose...........36%  16%  1.07    0  9.0   richardson,jason.....82%  14%  0.89  - 9  8.3
stevenson,deshawn....34%  20%  1.81  + 9  7.7   bass,brandon.........33%  13%  1.52  +10  7.6
marion,shawn.........64%  13%  0.82  - 1  5.8   arenas,gilbert.......37%  21%  0.46  + 3  4.9
haywood,brendan......29%  20%  0.65  - 7  3.3   allen,malik..........(DNP)  
ajinca,alexis........(DNP)                      duhon,chris..........(DNP)  
cardinal,brian.......(DNP)                      richardson,quentin...(DNP)  
mahinmi,ian..........(DNP)                      williams,jason.......(DNP)  
PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Mavericks........  116.7 .579  .121 .144 .103   Magic............  110.0 .506  .244 .144 .059

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BULLS 121, 76ERS 76 (box)

PHI (11-17).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (17-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
meeks,jodie..........56%  17%  0.90  -23 16.5   rose,derrick.........61%  26%  1.81  +41 32.8
iguodala,andre.......61%  26%  1.08  -41 15.7   boozer,carlos........63%  24%  1.19  +37 22.0
young,thaddeus.......54%  23%  1.02  -25 10.9   thomas,kurt..........58%  17%  1.30  +41 16.2
brand,elton..........59%  14%  0.90  -25  9.4   deng,luol............70%  28%  1.03  +33 12.6
turner,evan..........62%  20%  0.57  -23  6.5   brewer,ronnie........56%   8%  2.49  +32 10.9
williams,lou.........29%  29%  0.90  - 9  6.3   watson,c.j...........39%  19%  1.85  + 4 10.8
holiday,jrue.........47%  35%  0.44  -22  6.1   korver,kyle..........38%  13%  2.21  +15  9.9
nocioni,andres.......25%  17%  0.90  - 5  3.3   asik,omer............42%  12%  1.51  + 4  9.3
songaila,darius......22%   6%  1.09  - 6  3.1   johnson,james........24%  38%  0.69  +10  4.3
speights,marreese....25%  18%  0.64  -12  2.4   scalabrine,brian.....12%  35%  0.61  - 4  2.6
battie,tony..........24%  14%  0.72  -12  2.0   bogans,keith.........25%   3%  2.30  +16  1.9
hawes,spencer........38%   2%  2.34  -22  1.9   lucasiii,john........12%   8%  0.75  - 4  0.6
PACE: 90.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ers............   84.1 .363  .280 .199 .112   Bulls............  133.8 .684  .148 .144 .102

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NETS 101, GRIZZLIES 94 (box)

NJN (9-20)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MEM (12-17).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
outlaw,travis........78%  15%  1.09  + 4 20.5   conley,mike..........68%  17%  1.37  - 1 23.4
farmar,jordan........38%  18%  1.54  + 4 17.0   gay,rudy.............92%  19%  0.84  - 5 15.6
lopez,brook..........79%  25%  1.12  +13 16.1   gasol,marc...........57%  23%  1.17  - 6 14.1
humphries,kris.......60%  19%  1.19  + 1 15.0   randolph,zach........67%  22%  1.10  + 2 13.6
harris,devin.........62%  30%  0.73  + 3 13.8   henry,xavier.........40%  17%  1.44  - 2 11.8
vujacic,sasha........52%  21%  1.37  - 1 12.3   mayo,o.j.............55%  29%  0.93  - 4 11.1
favors,derrick.......28%  13%  1.35  +11  8.8   allen,tony...........14%  40%  0.47  - 2  4.6
graham,stephen.......72%  13%  0.76  +10  5.2   arthur,darrell.......38%  10%  0.97  -10  3.6
murphy,troy..........33%  17%  0.36  -10  2.1   vasquez,greivis......32%  16%  0.68  - 6  3.3
petro,johan..........(DNP)                      thabeet,hasheem......34%   6%  0.80  - 3  1.9
ross,quinton.........(DNP)                      haddadi,hamed........ 1%  75%  0.00  + 2  0.0
uzoh,ben.............(DNP)                      young,sam............(DNP)  
PACE: 91.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Nets.............  110.8 .553  .206 .154 .111   Grizzlies........  103.1 .420  .222 .088 .140

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WARRIORS 117, KINGS 109 (box)

GSW (10-18).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAC (5-21)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ellis,monta..........92%  35%  0.94  +15 34.6   udrih,beno...........82%  25%  1.27  -17 23.0
lee,david............86%  17%  0.88  +11 19.4   evans,tyreke.........83%  24%  0.78    0 15.0
wright,dorell........86%  16%  1.22  +10 15.8   landry,carl..........71%  14%  1.79  +10 13.8
williams,reggie......80%  19%  1.39  +14 13.3   cousins,demarcus.....68%  20%  0.64  - 2 12.6
law,acie.............36%  22%  0.95  - 6 11.3   greene,donte.........44%  12%  1.38  +10  8.1
radmanovic,vladimir..52%  21%  1.29  +11  9.9   jackson,darnell......42%  18%  0.57  -19  7.7
udoh,epke............43%   2%  2.48  - 9  1.5   garcia,francisco.....44%  19%  0.82  -13  6.9
amundson,louis.......24%   9%  0.45  - 6  1.2   dalembert,samuel.....17%  17%  1.20    0  6.1
bell,charlie.........(DNP)                      taylor,jermaine...... 9%  24%  1.15    0  2.8
carney,rodney........(DNP)                      jeter,pooh...........25%  17%  0.57  - 1  1.8
gadzuric,dan.........(DNP)                      casspi,omri..........15%  19%  0.58  - 8  1.8
lin,jeremy...........(DNP)                      head,luther..........(DNP)  
PACE: 109.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 109.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Warriors.........  107.0 .528  .204 .174 .133   Kings............   99.7 .425  .309 .183 .113

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BUCKS 98, LAKERS 79 (box)

MIL (11-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAL (21-8)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
boykins,earl.........54%  29%  1.59  +11 32.2   gasol,pau............73%  22%  1.10  -21 18.1
salmons,john.........84%  25%  1.13  +25 21.1   bryant,kobe..........66%  34%  0.94  -22 17.2
dooling,keyon........50%  25%  1.06  + 6 17.0   odom,lamar...........79%  20%  1.12  -18 14.6
bogut,andrew.........78%  19%  1.27  +24 15.9   bynum,andrew.........37%   9%  2.33  - 2 13.9
ilyasova,ersan.......68%  26%  1.11  +19 15.5   brown,shannon........35%  26%  0.97  - 2 10.1
mbahamoute,luc.......58%  11%  1.27  +12  7.4   barnes,matt..........48%  22%  0.82  - 7  7.7
douglas-roberts,chris53%   8%  1.19  + 3  6.5   artest,ron...........49%  15%  0.48  -14  6.7
sanders,larry........22%  18%  0.76  - 5  1.7   walton,luke..........12%  27%  0.82  + 3  2.9
brockman,jon.........33%   7%  0.82    0  1.6   fisher,derek.........59%  12%  0.42  -11  2.4
jennings,brandon.....(DNP)                      blake,steve..........40%   5%  1.30  - 3  2.2
maggette,corey.......(DNP)                      ebanks,devin......... 3%  39%  0.00  + 2  0.0
skinner,brian........(DNP)                      smith,joe............(DNP)  
PACE: 82.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 82.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bucks............  119.0 .562  .394 .218 .096   Lakers...........   95.9 .468  .366 .218 .069

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NEWS & MOVES

Minutiae from around the league

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NBA: "The San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce today were named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 19." (press release)
Here are the top 25 GRs (both total and average) for players that appeared in at least three games for last week.

PLAYER                tGR    aGR
1. anthony,carmelo   97.7   32.6
2. williams,reggie   92.0   30.7
3. durant,kevin      90.2   30.1
4. williams,deron    86.5   28.8
5. pierce,paul       83.8   27.9
6. parker,tony       81.9   27.3
7. wade,dwyane      108.8   27.2
8. james,lebron     103.9   26.0
9. stoudemire,amare  75.8   25.3
10. lawson,ty        72.8   24.3
11. allen,ray        72.1   24.0
12. nowitzki,dirk    72.1   24.0
13. gordon,eric      72.0   24.0
14. rose,derrick     71.8   23.9
15. west,david       95.0   23.8
16. young,nick       70.4   23.5
17. griffin,blake    69.5   23.2
18. martin,kevin     92.2   23.1
19. felton,raymond   68.4   22.8
20. aldridge,lamarc  90.3   22.6
21. iguodala,andre   90.1   22.5
22. love,kevin       89.5   22.4
23. mayo,o.j.        89.5   22.4
24. bryant,kobe      89.2   22.3
25. odom,lamar       88.3   22.1

BUCKS: "Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (6-1, 169) will undergo surgery this afternoon to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his left foot, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Jennings, 21, was examined by Bucks orthopaedic physician Dr. Michael Gordon following Saturday's game vs. Utah and an MRI procedure on Sunday confirmed the diagnosis. Jennings is expected to miss four to six weeks of action and will be re-evaluated throughout his recovery." (press release)
The surgery was performed successfuly (of course). The timing of an injury like this is never good, but it's doubly bad for the Bucks, who have been playing much better of late. Or is this just what Scott Skiles needed? This team seems to thrive when key players go down. Keyon Dooling moves into the starting lineup and Earl Boykins will have more regular minutes during Jennings' absence.

HEAT: "The Miami HEAT announced today that Dexter Pittman has been recalled from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He was assigned to the HEAT's D-League affiliate on November 26. ... Pittman appeared in eight games (all starts) and averaged 16.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.63 blocks and 30.6 minutes while shooting 60.2 percent from the field." (press release)

NUGGETS: "Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony has been excused from Wednesday night's game in San Antonio due to a death in his family." (press release)

SUNS: "The Phoenix Suns have released center Earl Barron, the team announced today. The 7-0, 250-pound center appeared in 12 games for Phoenix, including six starts, averaging 3.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes. Barron, a four-year NBA veteran with the Miami Heat (2005-08) and New York Knicks (2009-10), joined the Suns on Nov. 16. The Suns' roster now stands at 13." (press release)
The Suns never carry any more players than they have to and the acquisition of Marcin Gortat made Barron's presence entirely unnecessary.

SUNS: "The Phoenix Suns have recalled rookie forward Gani Lawal from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, the club announced. Lawal will join the team for tonight's game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Originally assigned on Nov. 16, Lawal appeared in 10 games with the Energy, posting averages of 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in 20.2 minutes. The 6-9, 234-pound Lawal scored in double figures in five of his 10 games, including two scoring efforts of 20 or more." (press release)

TRAIL BLAZERS: "The Portland Trail Blazers have recalled forward Luke Babbitt from the NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho. In four games with the Stampede, Babbitt posted averages of 18.0 points (20-21 FT) and 5.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes. He totaled highs of 23 points, nine rebounds and two blocks on Dec. 11 vs. the Utah Flash." (press release)

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ON TAP

Tonight in the NBA

WTC  VIS @ HOM,  GAMETIME     NBAPET LINE    OFFICIALS
+14  den @ sas,  8:30 PM EST [ sas by 11 ]   Marc Davis, Tommy Nunez Jr., Tom Washington
+13  okc @ nyk,  7:30 PM EST [ nyk by  2 ]   Dan Crawford, Curtis Blair, Eric Lewis
+ 8  phi @ bos,  7:30 PM EST [ bos by 15 ]   Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Scott Wall
  0  njn @ nwo,  8:00 PM EST [ nwo by 11 ]   James Capers, Tony Brown, Mark Lindsay
- 2  hou @ lac, 10:30 PM EST [ hou by  2 ]   Bob Delaney, Kevin Cutler, John Goble
- 5  det @ tor,  7:00 PM EST [ tor by  6 ]   David Jones, Matt Boland, Brian Forte
- 7  chi @ was,  7:00 PM EST [ chi by 11 ]   Derrick Collins, David Guthrie, Marat Kogut
- 8  uta @ min,  8:00 PM EST [ uta by  7 ]   Derr. Stafford, Scott Bolnick, L. Richardson
-12  cle @ atl,  7:00 PM EST [ atl by 16 ]   Bennett Salvatore, Brent Barnaky, Zach Zarba
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 Tuesday, 419 of 1,230 games (34.1%) 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 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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