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December 29, 2010
PBP Roundup
Dec. 28

by Bradford Doolittle

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One of the more interesting teams in the NBA entering this season was the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks had improved from 13 to 53 wins over the course of six seasons, but still changed coaches. Mike Woodson and his emphasis on isolation offense and switching defense was replaced by Larry Drew, who demanded more balance on the offensive end and more accountability on defense.

It's a vexing team. On one hand, the steady improvement of the Hawks suggested that a drastic change wasn't needed. On the other hand, the goal is to win a title and it felt like after last spring's stilted playoff run that Atlanta had topped out. Would Drew's change of emphasis be successful in squeezing even more out of the same group of players?

After Monday's win over Milwaukee, the Hawks are 20-13, which is a 50-win pace, with a power rating (45.5) that doesn't support that level of play. The Hawks are 13th in Offensive Rating (down from third a year ago) and 10th in Defensive Rating (up from 14th), numbers achieved at virtually the same pace of play (27th in tempo both seasons). The offensive decline can be traced to a 2.3 percent increase in turnover rate, some of which could be expected given Atlanta's change to more motion and ball movement. However, under Drew, the Hawks are not emphasizing the offensive boards as much, dropping from fifth to 25th in offensive rebound percentage. These declines have not been offset by better shooting (.506 eFG%, the same as last year) or a significant uptick in free-throws.

The defensive improvment is almost entirely due to a seven-place jump in limiting opponent eFG%, from 16th to ninth. The Hawks still lag in defensive rebounding (25th) and still don't commit many fouls (fifth). Despite the overall athleticism on the Atlanta roster, only two teams have forced a lower percentage of turnovers.

Add it all up and what do you have? Though the Hawks are better at sharing the ball (ninth in touches, up from 14th), it hasn't resulted in better offense. The defense is better and more disciplined but at least part of that may be traced back to limiting guys' ability to crash the offensive glass in order to get them back on defense, and the improvement on the defensive end is nominal--not nearly enough to offset the decline on the other end. We can't pass judgement on Larry Drew's new systems just yet. We haven't even hit the halfway point of the season and Atlanta played without team leader Joe Johnson for several weeks because of an elbow injury. However, if the numbers don't improve by season's end, the message will be clear for Hawks' brass: It's time to shake up the roster.

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3. On the Beat: Shakeup Could Be in Store in Memphis (John Perrotto) The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the league's most enigmatic teams this season, which could lead to moves before the February trade deadline. (premium)

4. Poll Position: Hoyas Shooting the Lights Out (John Gasaway) Led by the uber-efficient Austin Freeman, Georgetown's strong start this season has been powered by outstanding shooting from the field. In his feature for ESPN Insider, John looks at how John Thompson III has been able to thrive without Greg Monroe. (premium)

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HOT FIVES

POWER RATING (POW)     GR (12/28/10)       WP82 -- ALL          WP82 -- ROOKIES
celtics,boston, 66.6   wade,dwyane, 50.9   james,lebron, 33.2   griffin,blake, 13.3
spurs,sanantonio, 63.7 pierce,paul, 27.9   williams,deron, 29.1 fields,landry, 4.7
mavericks,dallas, 62.0 rose,derrick, 27.5  paul,chris, 23.5     neal,gary, 3.2
heat,miami, 60.6       parker,tony, 26.4   ginobili,manu, 22.3  bledsoe,eric, 2.3
bulls,chicago, 56.0    boozer,carlos, 26.4 nowitzki,dirk, 21.8  wall,john, 1.5
Note: GR leaders are from previous night only.

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TUESDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

MAGIC 110, CAVALIERS 95 (box): Four wins in a row and counting for the revamped Magic, which is cruising along just fine without a backup center on the roster. Earl Clark, who couldn't find the court in Phoenix, chipped in with 12 points in 18 minutes for Orlando, which enjoyed a 54-23 edge in bench points. The Magic went 19-of-31 from three-point range, setting records for most threes made by a Cavaliers' opponent. Gilbert Arenas had 22 points and 11 assists of the bench, helping make sure that hardly anyone noticed Dwight Howard's poor game.

ORL (21-11).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CLE (8-23)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
richardson,jason.....60%  23%  1.46  - 5 19.5   jamison,antawn.......59%  28%  0.97  -14 21.7
arenas,gilbert.......66%  29%  1.50  +24 19.2   varejao,anderson.....65%  21%  1.10  + 4 19.2
redick,j.j...........41%  20%  1.54  + 8 17.7   williams,maurice.....69%  25%  1.01  - 2 15.2
nelson,jameer........65%  19%  1.36  + 8 16.1   hickson,j.j..........65%  17%  0.88  -12 13.1
clark,earl...........38%  28%  0.90  +18 13.2   gibson,daniel........73%  17%  1.23  - 6  9.9
turkoglu,hedo........75%  14%  1.18  + 7 12.8   parker,anthony.......69%  14%  0.97  + 2  9.9
anderson,ryan........48%   5%  2.66  +27  7.2   sessions,ramon.......44%  27%  1.13  -15  7.8
howard,dwight........61%  27%  0.67  - 1  6.8   moon,jamario.........42%   8%  0.73  -20  2.0
bass,brandon.........45%   9%  0.57  -11  2.0   hollins,ryan.........10%   9%  0.00  - 8  0.0
duhon,chris..........(DNP)                      harris,manny.........(DNP)  
richardson,quentin...(DNP)                      gee,alonzo...........(DNP)  
williams,jason.......(DNP)                      powe,leon............(DNP)  
PACE: 96.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Magic............  114.5 .627  .171 .219 .069   Cavaliers........   98.9 .500  .171 .198 .151

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CELTICS 95, PACERS 83 (box): Ray Allen scored 10 of his 17 points in a 29-16 fourth quarter as the Celtics overcame a second-half deficit. The Pacers have lost six of eight, a stretch during which Indiana has put up an aggregate Offensive Rating of 95.6. For the season, Indiana has slipped all the way to 24th on the offensive end. Don't listen to the Gamenight crew on NBA TV. The Pacers are a defensive-oriented team.

BOS (24-5)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   IND (13-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
pierce,paul..........74%  20%  1.63  +11 27.9   rush,brandon.........74%  18%  1.29  -21 19.5
daniels,marquis......64%  19%  1.19  +17 19.6   granger,danny........85%  29%  0.67  - 7 12.8
garnett,kevin........68%  21%  0.96    0 18.1   collison,darren......68%  17%  0.94  - 2 12.6
allen,ray............82%  18%  1.20  + 5 12.0   hibbert,roy..........51%  22%  0.78  - 3 10.8
robinson,nate........51%  18%  1.09  - 5 11.6   posey,james..........37%  17%  1.43  - 5 10.2
davis,glen...........73%  23%  0.77  +23  7.4   dunleavy jr.,mike....38%  14%  1.66  - 1  8.8
o'neal,shaquille.....34%  26%  0.71  - 5  6.9   foster,jeff..........37%  17%  1.12    0  7.1
wafer,von............14%  21%  0.73  +10  1.6   mcroberts,josh.......49%  13%  0.77  - 4  6.4
bradley,avery........14%  20%  0.48  - 2  1.5   ford,t.j.............32%  14%  0.97  -10  4.6
o'neal,jermaine......25%   4%  0.00  + 6  0.0   jones,dahntay........ 4%  71%  0.12    0  0.3
erden,semih..........(DNP)                      jones,solomon........24%  19%  0.00  - 7  0.0
harangody,luke.......(DNP)                      hansbrough,tyler.....(DNP)  
PACE: 89.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Celtics..........  106.6 .548  .139 .146 .109   Pacers...........   93.1 .404  .227 .180 .123

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HEAT 106, KNICKS 98 (box): Dwyane Wade posted his season high in GR by dominating his matchup with Landry Fields. Wade scored 40 points on 28 shots and would have threatened the 50-point barrier had he shot better from three-point range. The Knicks hung close and trailed by just four points late in the game before Miami closed the door with a flurry of transition points. The Heat outscored the uptempo Knicks 20-13 in fastbreak points and scored 56 points in the paint. LeBron James played a supporting role in this one, but still came up just two assists shy of another triple-double. Miami has won 15 of its last 16 games.

NYK (18-13).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIA (24-9)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
felton,raymond.......81%  16%  1.26  -13 26.3   wade,dwyane..........80%  45%  1.03  +12 50.9
douglas,toney........40%  29%  1.03  -13 18.7   james,lebron.........84%  24%  1.10  +16 22.0
stoudemire,amare.....90%  31%  0.99  - 6 18.4   bosh,chris...........82%  20%  1.23  +13 18.7
gallinari,danilo.....79%  14%  1.21  + 8 17.4   ilgauskas,zydrunas...30%  33%  1.39  + 8 11.3
chandler,wilson......83%  21%  1.00  - 4 16.8   jones,james..........36%  12%  0.59  -12  3.8
turiaf,ronny.........32%  10%  1.02  + 1  5.1   arroyo,carlos........44%   5%  1.36  +15  3.7
fields,landry........67%  10%  0.71  -10  3.4   chalmers,mario.......56%   8%  0.96  - 7  2.8
williams,shawne......19%  25%  0.54  -12  2.4   howard,juwan.........18%  21%  0.51  - 5  2.3
walker,bill.......... 9%  11%  0.00  + 9  0.0   anthony,joel.........70%   0% 10.61    0  2.0
mason,roger..........(DNP)                      dampier,erick........(DNP)  
mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)                      house,eddie..........(DNP)  
randolph,anthony.....(DNP)                      miller,mike..........(DNP)  
PACE: 90.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Knicks...........  108.6 .457  .196 .100 .156   Heat.............  117.4 .500  .361 .122 .166

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BULLS 90, BUCKS 77 (box): The Bulls don't often have an offensive attack that is this clearly delineated. Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng combined for 66 of Chicago's 90 points and took 48 of its 76 shots. The contributions of Deng, who matched Boozer's game high of 24 points, were particularly welcome as he continues to feel his way as the third option in the Rose/Boozer-led offense. Boozer is now averaging 25.9 points and 11.7 rebounds per 40 minutes and has increased his usage rate by nearly five percent over last season with virtually no loss in True Shooting Percentage. With Chicago's third-ranked defense also holding steady with Boozer on the court, I feel comfortable in saying that I've never seen him play this well.

MIL (12-18).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (20-10).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
salmons,john.........87%  21%  1.03  -16 21.7   rose,derrick.........83%  24%  1.40  +13 27.5
maggette,corey.......55%  27%  0.95  - 9 14.8   boozer,carlos........76%  32%  1.04  +10 26.4
bogut,andrew.........75%  14%  0.85    0 13.6   deng,luol............88%  21%  1.31  +16 17.4
dooling,keyon........79%  15%  1.30  - 5 13.6   korver,kyle..........47%  17%  1.26  + 1  9.0
mbahamoute,luc.......71%  14%  1.33  -16  9.5   watson,c.j...........17%  34%  1.26    0  7.4
ilyasova,ersan.......60%  27%  0.66  + 3  8.5   thomas,kurt..........63%   9%  0.61  + 5  6.0
douglas-roberts,chris33%  36%  0.54  - 5  5.0   brewer,ronnie........34%   8%  1.51  + 6  4.1
brockman,jon.........30%   7%  1.24  -12  3.1   bogans,keith.........39%  13%  0.75  + 3  3.5
sanders,larry........10%  17%  0.16  - 5  0.4   asik,omer............21%   8%  1.06  + 6  2.2
boykins,earl.........(DNP)                      gibson,taj...........32%  19%  0.18  + 5  1.9
gooden,drew..........(DNP)                      johnson,james........(DNP)  
skinner,brian........(DNP)                      scalabrine,brian.....(DNP)  
PACE: 85.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 85.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bucks............   90.1 .351  .345 .152 .129   Bulls............  105.3 .513  .158 .140 .082

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RAPTORS 84, MAVERICKS 76 (box): The Raptors knocked off heavily-favored Dallas on its home floor and with Dirk Nowitzki watching from the bench with a sprained right knee. Despite the Mavericks' Dirkless dilemma, this has to rank was one of the great "Wha' happened?" results of the season. Rookie Ed Davis had 17 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals off the Toronto bench. Linas Kleiza, who has become the focal point of the Raptors' offense in the absence of Andrea Bargnani, was again playing well before getting himself ejected in the third quarter, which only makes the final score that much more stupefying. Toronto, which won for just the third time in 12 outings, doubled up Dallas on points in the paint to the tune of 48-24.

TOR (11-20).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DAL (24-6)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
davis,ed.............65%  18%  1.66  + 2 21.0   terry,jason..........73%  29%  1.06  + 7 22.9
derozan,demar........74%  25%  0.90  + 7 19.8   cardinal,brian.......44%  10%  2.30  + 8 14.6
kleiza,linas.........53%  35%  0.88  +14 16.1   kidd,jason...........68%  22%  0.79  -16 14.5
dorsey,joey..........41%  19%  1.24  + 6 11.9   marion,shawn.........62%  24%  0.77  -17 12.0
bayless,jerryd.......69%  21%  0.82  + 8 11.3   barea,jose...........38%  27%  1.02  + 1  9.1
johnson,amir.........88%  12%  1.15  + 4 10.0   butler,caron.........79%  28%  0.63  - 4  8.3
barbosa,leandro......57%  26%  0.83  - 3  7.6   chandler,tyson.......54%   7%  1.43  -13  3.5
wright,julian........53%   4%  1.55  + 2  1.8   stevenson,deshawn....42%  14%  0.51  -12  2.0
alabi,soloman........(DNP)                      mahinmi,ian..........20%   3%  4.09  + 6  1.6
calderon,jose........(DNP)                      haywood,brendan......20%   2%  3.41    0  1.4
dupree,ronald........(DNP)                      ajinca,alexis........(DNP)  
weems,sonny..........(DNP)                      novak,steve..........(DNP)  
PACE: 84.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 84.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Raptors..........   99.5 .493  .294 .237 .115   Mavericks........   90.0 .447  .256 .213 .063

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SPURS 97, LAKERS 82 (box): The Spurs dominated this game and made Kobe Bryant look helpless at times. Bryant used up half of the Lakers' possessions when he was on the floor, but managed just .65 points created per possession, one of the more stunningly persistent displays of inefficiency you'll ever see. DeJuan Blair put up season highs in points (17) and rebounds (15) as San Antonio didn't blink at Tim Duncan's line: two points, four boards in 29:28. The Lakers have lost three straight with the following Offensive Ratings: 95.9, 93.9, 90.4. Ouch.

LAL (21-10).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (27-4)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bryant,kobe..........64%  50%  0.65  -15 24.8   parker,tony..........71%  27%  1.16  +16 26.4
gasol,pau............72%  14%  1.37  -11 18.4   blair,dejuan.........67%  24%  1.11  + 5 21.4
bynum,andrew.........46%  17%  1.39  - 8 14.5   hill,george..........57%  12%  1.87  +11 15.9
brown,shannon........43%  30%  0.69  - 4  6.7   ginobili,manu........66%  24%  0.91  + 5 11.9
odom,lamar...........77%  12%  1.15  -13  6.3   jefferson,richard....60%  23%  1.18  +18 11.0
artest,ron...........56%  14%  1.22  -12  6.2   neal,gary............37%  28%  0.90  - 2  8.7
barnes,matt..........36%  14%  1.61  + 1  4.8   bonner,matt..........55%   7%  2.70  +10  5.4
caracter,derrick..... 5%  43%  1.88  + 2  3.4   duncan,tim...........61%  11%  0.57  +18  4.0
fisher,derek.........52%  11%  0.73  -21  3.3   udoka,ime............ 7%  13%  2.15  - 2  1.2
blake,steve..........48%  10%  0.54  + 6  2.0   splitter,tiago.......15%  23%  0.44  - 2  1.0
smith,joe............(DNP)                      quinn,chris.......... 4%  24%  0.00  - 2  0.0
walton,luke..........(DNP)                      mcdyess,antonio......(DNP)  
PACE: 90.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Lakers...........   90.4 .402  .240 .176 .107   Spurs............  107.0 .477  .235 .099 .102

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NUGGETS 95, TRAIL BLAZERS 77 (box): The Nuggets salvaged the last of the four games Carmelo Anthony missed because of the death of his sister. Chauncey Billups led five Nuggets in double figures with 18 points and Denver held a 22-8 edge in points off turnovers. The Blazers seem to become more dependent upon LaMarcus Aldridge with each passing game. Aldridge put up 18 points, 13 boards, four assists, three steals and a career-high seven blocks but the Blazers still slipped into a tie with Houston for eighth place in the Western Conference.

POR (16-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (16-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
aldridge,lamarcus....77%  24%  1.29  -18 18.3   hilario,nene.........55%  18%  1.65  +18 23.3
batum,nicolas........78%  18%  1.13  -20 16.2   afflalo,arron........83%  18%  1.06  +15 22.5
fernandez,rudy.......42%  19%  1.64  - 9 14.7   billups,chauncey.....63%  21%  1.78  +23 21.1
miller,andre.........51%  29%  0.82  -19  9.5   smith,j.r............77%  22%  1.12  +25 16.5
matthews,wesley......66%  15%  0.64  -16  6.2   martin,kenyon........34%  16%  2.00  +13  7.5
johnson,armon........25%  39%  0.35  + 2  6.0   andersen,chris.......54%  13%  1.52  +11  6.7
babbitt,luke.........14%  38%  0.47  + 3  4.5   forbes,gary..........45%  32%  0.58  - 1  5.4
marks,sean...........39%  12%  1.21  + 3  4.5   lawson,ty............46%  21%  0.31  - 5  4.2
cunningham,dante.....73%  11%  0.65  -20  4.3   williams,shelden.....22%  12%  0.61    0  1.1
mills,patrick........35%  14%  0.77  + 4  3.9   ely,melvin...........13%  14%  0.34  - 5  0.5
camby,marcus.........(DNP)                      balkman,renaldo...... 9%  12%  0.00  - 4  0.0
roy,brandon..........(DNP)                      carter,anthony.......(DNP)  
PACE: 87.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Trail Blazers....   88.2 .438  .239 .206 .040   Nuggets..........  108.8 .493  .270 .172 .131

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NEWS & MOVES

Minutiae from around the league

NUGGETS: "Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony is scheduled to return to the team Thursday after spending time grieving his sister Michelle's death. Michelle passed away last week due to a pre-existing medical condition, and Anthony left the Nuggets immediately to be with his family in Baltimore. Anthony said he appreciates the outpouring of love and support from his Denver family during this time. He is looking forward to returning to the team and working with his teammates." (press release)

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Tonight in the NBA

WTC  VIS @ HOM,  GAMETIME     NBAPET LINE    OFFICIALS
+15  lal @ nwo,  8:00 PM EST [ nwo by  1 ]   S.Foster, K.Cutler, R.Mott
+10  mia @ hou,  8:30 PM EST [ mia by  8 ]   D.Bavetta, C.Blair, M.Boland
+ 6  phi @ phx,  9:00 PM EST [ phx by  3 ]   B.Kennedy, B.Barnaky, L.Richardson
  0  gsw @ atl,  7:00 PM EST [ atl by 10 ]   J.Crawford, T.Brown, M.Kogut
- 1  uta @ lac, 10:30 PM EST [ uta by  4 ]   M.McCutchen, E.Dalen, J.Phillips
- 2  njn @ okc,  8:00 PM EST [ okc by 11 ]   D.Collins, T.Brothers, V.Palmer
- 3  bos @ det,  7:30 PM EST [ bos by 13 ]   K.Mauer, B.Adams, K.Fehr
- 6  den @ min,  8:00 PM EST [ den by  6 ]   D.Crawford, J.Goble, J.Williams
- 7  ind @ was,  7:00 PM EST [ ind by  3 ]   R.Garretson, K.Lane, T.Washington
- 7  mem @ sac, 10:00 PM EST [ mem by  4 ]   M.Davis, J.Tiven, S.Wright
-12  cle @ cha,  7:00 PM EST [ cha by  8 ]   B.Salvatore, N.Buchert, C.Kirkland
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, 460 of 1,230 games (37.4 percent) 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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