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November 3, 2011
Sim Season
Fantastic Finishes

by Bradford Doolittle

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Thirteen games were lost to the NBA lockout on Wednesday, bringing the total to 16 games over what would have been the first two nights of the season. I spent some of my evening reading over the play-by-play files of our Strat-O-Matic simulation, careful not to look at the game's score beforehand. I scrolled down from the opening tip as if I were watching an actual game unfold. While it certainly wasn't like listening to Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy call the Heat-Knicks game from Madison Square Garden, I found geeking out over the faux play-by-play more enjoyable than I probably should have. Teams went on runs. Players got hot, then disappeared. Stars got into foul trouble. Newcomers to NBA rosters were especially noticeable, from Ricky Rubio to Derrick Williams to Kyrie Irving. Is this all a sign of NBA withdrawal?

There were close games up and down the schedule. Six contests were decided by three points or less, and a handful came down to the last possession. It would have been nice to see an actual set of games like this, flipping from one LeaguePass channel to the next as the final seconds ticked away. Alas, I have tried to capture some of the excitement in my descriptions below.

That's how it all played out on the first full slate of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. We'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of tonight's action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the night's action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

SUNS 95, THUNDER 93: The Thunder fell to 0-2 with another tough loss on the road in yet another nail-biter on an evening jam-packed with them. Vince Carter, who was not bought out of his contract in our magical universe, scored with 2:19 to play to bring the Suns within 93-92. Then no one scored for 1:32. In fact, Oklahoma City didn't score after the 2:41 mark. Finally, Carter hit a three with 47 seconds to play, putting Phoenix up by two. Russell Westbrook missed for Oklahoma City. Phoenix got the ball back and ran down the clock until Channing Frye was hit with an offensive foul with 11 seconds remaining. With one final chance, all the Thunder could muster was a desperation shot by Serge Ibaka at the buzzer. After going 8-of-27 in the opener, Westbrook shot 5-of-15 from the floor. Carter led Phoenix with 19 points and hit four three-pointers. In reality, there is no way Carter will play for the Suns this season--whenever it begins--but on Wednesday, fans of the virtual Suns were glad he was still around.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
OKLAHOMA CITY               28 13 29 23   93
PHOENIX                     17 23 27 28   95

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K_DURANT     39   9 16  56  1  3  33 10 10 100   5   0 10 10  4  1  1  1  0  29
R_WESTBROOK  36   5 15  33  1  2  50  6  6 100   8   0  3  3 12  3  3  4  0  17
S_IBAKA      33   4  9  44  0  1   0  2  4  50  10   3  9 12  2  3  1  0  2  10
T_SEFOLOSHA  16   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      -5   0  3  3  1  1  1  0  0   4
K_PERKINS    24   2  4  50  0  0      0  2   0   1   2  4  6  1  2  0  4  0   4
J_HARDEN     26   6 11  55  1  4  25  1  2  50   5   0  4  4  2  2  0  0  0  14
N_COLLISON   21   1  4  25  0  0      2  2 100 -14   0  2  2  0  4  0  0  0   4
N_MOHAMMED   17   2  4  50  0  0      2  4  50  -1   1  2  3  0  1  1  4  0   6
E_MAYNOR     10   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0      -8   0  1  1  1  1  1  0  0   0
D_COOK       15   1  7  14  0  4   0  0  0      -9   1  5  6  1  2  0  1  0   2
C_ALDRICH     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R_JACKSON     2   1  2  50  1  1 100  0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0   3
OKLAHOMA CI  48  33 79  42  4 16  25 23 30  77       7 43 50 24 21  8 15  2  93
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C_FRYE       33   4 10  40  2  4  50  2  2 100  -7   2  6  8  0  3  1  1  0  12
S_NASH       35   6 10  60  1  4  25  4  4 100  -8   0  3  3 12  4  0  5  0  17
G_HILL       26   4 10  40  0  0      4  4 100  -6   2  3  5  2  3  0  1  0  12
V_CARTER     25   7 18  39  4  7  57  1  2  50  -5   3  2  5  1  4  0  0  1  19
M_GORTAT     29   2 10  20  0  0      0  0     -12   4  3  7  0  2  1  0  1   4
J_DUDLEY     23   3  8  38  0  2   0  1  1 100   9   0  2  2  0  3  0  0  0   7
H_WARRICK     4   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  5  5  0  1  0  1  0   0
A_BROOKS     13   2 10  20  1  5  20  2  3  67  10   1  0  1  4  0  0  1  0   7
M_PIETRUS    21   4 10  40  1  3  33  0  0       6   0  6  6  2  2  0  2  0   9
R_LOPEZ      15   3  7  43  0  0      2  4  50  11   2  3  5  0  2  2  1  1   8
J_CHILDRESS   1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   0
M_MORRIS     15   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       9   0  3  3  0  1  0  0  0   0
PHOENIX      48  35 95  37  9 25  36 16 20  80      14 37 51 22 25  4 12  3  95

TEAM STATISTICS
      OKLAHOMA CITY                     PHOENIX
     Fast Break Pts  30          Fast Break Pts  26
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead  13            Biggest Lead   4

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
OKC (55-27).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  PHX (40-42).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
durant,kevin.........81%  24%  1.39  + 5 26.7  nash,steve...........73%  19%  1.49  - 8 20.8
westbrook,russell....75%  27%  1.10  + 8 21.6  carter,vince.........52%  32%  1.10  - 5 18.2
harden,james.........54%  20%  1.20  + 5 12.7  frye,channing........69%  14%  1.26  - 7 10.9
ibaka,serge..........69%  14%  1.26  +10 11.7  hill,grant...........54%  20%  1.00  - 6 10.8
mohammed,nazr........35%  25%  0.59  - 1  5.2  brooks,aaron.........27%  41%  0.80  +10  8.8
perkins,kendrick.....50%  16%  0.60  + 1  4.7  pietrus,mickael......44%  23%  0.95  + 6  8.6
sefolosha,thabo......33%  10%  1.30  - 5  4.4  lopez,robin..........31%  27%  0.90  +11  7.7
cook,daequan.........31%  23%  0.44  - 9  3.1  gortat,marcin........60%  13%  0.64  -12  5.3
jackson,reggie....... 4%  69%  0.93  - 2  2.6  dudley,jared.........48%  14%  0.72  + 9  4.5
collison,nick........44%   9%  0.56  -14  2.3  warrick,hakim........ 8%   8%  1.36  + 3  1.0
maynor,eric..........21%  12%  0.37  - 8  0.9  childress,josh....... 2%  47%  0.94    0  0.9
aldrich,cole......... 2%  48%  0.00    0  0.0  morris,markieff......31%   3%  0.45  + 9  0.5
PACE: 97.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 97.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Thunder..........   95.9 .443  .159 .155 .136  Suns.............   98.0 .416  .246 .124 .091

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NETS 97, WIZARDS 95: Another fantastic finish. Deron Williams led an 11-0 Nets run that knotted the score in the third quarter and set up a tight finish. Nick Young scored off the fastbreak and a couple of possessions later, Rashard Lewis scored in the lane to put the Wizards up 95-94 with 22 seconds to play. Williams drove and kicked out to Travis Outlaw, who drained a three with four seconds left, putting the Nets up by two. Washington coach Flip Saunders called timeout and ran a play for Young, who took the inbounds, passed to Jan Vesely, who kicked to John Wall. Wall took and missed a jumper. Vesely rebounded but couldn't get a shot back up and that was ballgame. Brook Lopez scored 26 for the Nets and Williams added 25. Kris Humphries took out his recent frustrations by grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW JERSEY                  27 14 31 25   97
WASHINGTON                  22 26 23 24   95

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B_LOPEZ      36  12 27  44  0  0      2  2 100   9   6  3  9  1  1  2  3  3  26
D_WILLIAMS   34   7 15  47  2  4  50  9 10  90   4   0  3  3  8  5  3  3  0  25
T_OUTLAW     26   5  5 100  2  2 100  1  2  50  -1   1  2  3  2  4  0  1  1  13
K_HUMPHRIES  30   3  5  60  0  0      2  4  50   9   5 11 16  1  3  1  2  2   8
A_MORROW     29   1  5  20  1  3  33  0  0      -4   0  0  0  1  2  1  1  2   3
J_FARMAR     22   4  6  67  0  2   0  0  0       2   0  2  2  3  2  0  2  0   8
S_GRAHAM      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J_PETRO      11   2  6  33  0  0      0  0      -9   2  3  5  0  2  0  1  1   4
B_WRIGHT      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
D_JAMES       9   2  4  50  0  1   0  0  0      -1   1  3  4  1  1  0  0  0   4
M_BROOKS     23   2  3  67  0  0      1  1 100   7   1  1  2  5  0  0  0  0   5
J_WILLIAMS   18   0  2   0  0  0      1  4  25  -7   1  3  4  0  4  2  2  0   1
NEW JERSEY   48  38 78  49  5 12  42 16 23  70      17 31 48 22 25  9 15  9  97
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J_WALL       39   4 12  33  0  3   0  2  2 100  -3   1  4  5  7  3  0  3  0  10
J_McGEE      30   3  6  50  0  0      1  2  50  -8   4  3  7  0  1  1  2  5   7
A_BLATCHE    30  11 18  61  0  0      6  8  75  12   2  3  5  1  2  1  2  2  28
N_YOUNG      30   8 16  50  1  2  50  0  0      -9   0  2  2  1  1  0  1  0  17
R_LEWIS      25   3  4  75  1  1 100  0  2   0   1   2  6  8  2  4  1  0  0   7
T_BOOKER     11   1  1 100  0  0      4  4 100   9   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   6
J_CRAWFORD   23   4 17  24  1  6  17  0  3   0  -3   0  1  1  3  2  1  1  0   9
K_SERAPHIN    8   1  3  33  0  0      0  2   0   0   1  1  2  0  1  0  0  0   2
J_VESELY     22   3  3 100  0  0      0  0       1   1  0  1  2  1  2  1  0   6
C_SINGLETON  13   0  0      0  0      2  2 100 -11   1  3  4  0  2  0  1  0   2
S_MACK        9   0  1   0  0  0      1  2  50   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1
O_JEFFERS
WASHINGTON   48  38 81  47  3 12  25 16 27  59      12 24 36 16 17  6 11  7  95

TEAM STATISTICS
         NEW JERSEY                  WASHINGTON
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead   7            Biggest Lead  11

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NJN (24-58).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  WAS (23-59).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,deron.......71%  31%  1.30  + 4 28.3  blatche,andray.......63%  38%  1.11  +12 27.8
lopez,brook..........75%  42%  0.86  + 9 26.6  young,nick...........63%  26%  0.98  - 9 17.3
outlaw,travis........54%  10%  2.50  - 1 13.8  wall,john............81%  18%  0.96  - 3 15.2
humphries,kris.......63%  12%  1.68  + 9 12.2  crawford,jordan......48%  41%  0.55  - 3 11.4
farmar,jordan........46%  15%  1.26  + 2  8.9  lewis,rashard........52%   7%  2.54  + 1 10.5
brooks,marshon.......48%   4%  4.29  + 7  8.5  mcgee,javale.........63%  12%  1.20  - 8 10.1
james,damion.........19%  20%  1.36  - 1  5.0  vesely,jan...........46%   6%  2.39  + 1  8.0
petro,johan..........23%  30%  0.67  - 9  4.6  booker,trevor........23%  10%  2.20  + 9  5.5
morrow,anthony.......60%   7%  0.98  - 4  4.2  singleton,chris......27%   4%  1.70  -11  2.4
williams,jordan......38%  13%  0.31  - 7  1.5  seraphin,kevin.......17%  22%  0.55    0  2.2
graham,stephen....... 2%  55%  0.00  - 1  0.0  mack,shelvin.........19%   8%  0.53  + 1  0.9
williams,jordan......(DNP)                     jeffers,othyus.......(DNP)  
PACE: 85.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 85.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Nets.............  113.5 .519  .415 .176 .118  Wizards..........  111.2 .488  .279 .129 .139

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SPURS 85, BUCKS 75: The Bucks led by 10 at the half but the Spurs went on an 18-4 third quarter run and throttled the Bucks' offense, holding Milwaukee to 24 second-half points. It was an all-too-familiar scene for Bucks fans, who hope that the addition of Stephen Jackson will mean a more consistent offense. Not on this night. Jackson "led" Milwaukee with 13 points but needed 21 shots to get there. Brandon Jennings had a strong first quarter but finished 4-of-16 from the floor. The usual suspects and formulas led the Spurs' victory.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MILWAUKEE                   29 22 10 14   75
SAN ANTONIO                 27 14 22 22   85

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A_BOGUT      36   1  7  14  0  0      1  4  25 -11   2 11 13  1  4  0  1  4   3
B_JENNINGS   34   4 16  25  2  8  25  2  2 100  -5   0  3  3  4  2  1  2  2  12
L_MBAHAMOUTE 26   1  2  50  0  0      8  8 100   0   0  4  4  2  2  1  2  0  10
C_DELFINO    37   4 10  40  1  5  20  0  0      -9   1  5  6  2  1  2  1  0   9
S_JACKSON    32   6 21  29  0 10   0  1  1 100 -14   1  2  3  1  5  0  2  0  13
E_ILYASOVA   19   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      -8   3  4  7  0  0  1  1  0   4
L_SANDERS    12   3  5  60  0  0      0  0       1   0  2  2  0  1  0  0  1   6
D_GOODEN     20   2  4  50  0  0      4  4 100  -1   1  2  3  1  2  0  0  1   8
B_UDRIH      19   1  3  33  1  1 100  4  4 100  -3   0  0  0  3  2  0  1  0   7
S_LIVINGSTON  1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T_HARRIS      4   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       2   0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0   3
J_BROCKMAN
MILWAUKEE    48  25 75  33  5 25  20 20 23  87       8 33 41 14 21  5 11  8  75
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T_PARKER     35   7 16  44  0  1   0  6 11  55  12   0  4  4  9  2  1  2  0  20
R_JEFFERSON  27   5 10  50  1  4  25  1  2  50  13   0  2  2  2  1  1  1  0  12
M_GINOBILI   30   8 16  50  5  8  62  0  0       5   0  3  3  4  1  0  1  0  21
T_DUNCAN     37   3 10  30  0  0      2  2 100  13   4 12 16  4  5  0  5  2   8
D_BLAIR      21   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       8   1  6  7  1  2  0  1  0   2
G_NEAL       23   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       4   0  3  3  2  2  0  0  0   2
M_BONNER     19   2  5  40  1  1 100  0  0       7   1  2  3  0  2  0  0  0   5
A_McDYESS    13   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      -6   0  2  2  0  2  0  1  1   4
T_SPLITTER   10   1  3  33  0  0      5  9  56   0   2  1  3  0  5  1  1  0   7
C_JOSEPH      8   0  1   0  0  1   0  2  2 100  -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
K_LEONARD    17   1  8  12  0  0      0  2   0  -5   0  4  4  2  2  0  0  0   2
D_GREEN
SAN ANTONIO  48  31 78  40  7 15  47 16 28  57       8 39 47 24 24  3 12  3  85

TEAM STATISTICS
          MILWAUKEE                 SAN ANTONIO
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead  10            Biggest Lead  12

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIL (35-47).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAS (61-21).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
jennings,brandon.....71%  28%  0.78  - 5 15.5  ginobili,manu........63%  27%  1.48  + 5 23.7
delfino,carlos.......77%  14%  1.09  - 9 12.0  parker,tony..........73%  31%  1.06  +12 22.8
jackson,stephen......67%  38%  0.44  -14 11.0  duncan,tim...........77%  20%  0.87  +13 12.7
mbahamoute,luc.......54%  13%  1.39    0 10.4  jefferson,richard....56%  20%  1.12  +13 12.2
udrih,beno...........40%  14%  1.40  - 3  8.1  splitter,tiago.......21%  38%  0.69    0  5.2
gooden,drew..........42%  13%  1.36  - 1  7.8  bonner,matt..........40%  11%  1.15  + 7  5.0
bogut,andrew.........75%  12%  0.70  -11  6.7  blair,dejuan.........44%   5%  1.60  + 8  3.7
ilyasova,ersan.......40%  15%  0.99  - 8  6.0  leonard,kawhi........35%  24%  0.42  - 5  3.5
sanders,larry........25%  20%  1.07  + 1  5.5  mcdyess,antonio......27%  17%  0.74  - 6  3.4
harris,tobias........ 8%  25%  1.27  + 2  2.7  neal,gary............48%   4%  1.45  + 4  3.2
livingston,shaun..... 2%  52%  0.00  - 2  0.0  joseph,cory..........17%  10%  0.93  - 1  1.5
brockman,jon.........(DNP)                     green,danny..........(DNP)  
PACE: 87.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bucks............   85.6 .367  .170 .126 .116  Spurs............   97.1 .442  .195 .137 .141

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KNICKS 94, HEAT 91: Watching LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony trade baskets while scrolling the first quarter play-by-play kind of made me ache for the real thing. It was a remarkable quarter as Anthony (15) and Amar'e Stoudemire (14) combined for all of New York's points, but the Knicks still trailed 30-29. The teams traded runs for the next 2 1/2 quarters and the game was tied 81-81 with 6:25 to play. A Dwyane Wade flurry gave the Heat a six-point lead. Anthony and Stoudemire responded by leading a 10-point run that was capped by Landry Fields' three to put New York up 90-88 with 54 seconds to play. In my mind, I saw Spike Lee dancing in circles and chirping at James heading into a timeout. Wade converted a traditional three-point play with nine seconds left, but Stoudemire hit two free throws with two seconds left to put New York back up by three. Miami couldn't get a shot off at the end. Stoudemire's 36 points led all scorers and his 14-of-16 showing from the line was directly related to Chris Bosh fouling out.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MIAMI                       30 17 25 19   91
NEW YORK                    29 22 25 18   94

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L_JAMES      39   7 15  47  2  4  50  1  4  25 -10   2  6  8  8  5  0  7  4  17
D_WADE       35  11 20  55  1  4  25  6  8  75   3   1  4  5  4  4  0  5  0  29
C_BOSH       36   3  8  38  0  0      4  4 100 -14   2  8 10  0  6  0  4  0  10
M_CHALMERS   24   2  3  67  1  2  50  1  1 100  -5   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   6
J_ANTHONY    19   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      -5   1  1  2  0  5  0  0  1   4
M_BIBBY       3   2  4  50  2  4  50  0  0       2   0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0   6
J_JONES       3   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   0
E_HOUSE       8   2  4  50  1  1 100  0  0       8   0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0   5
M_MILLER     20   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -1   1  3  4  3  2  0  0  0   0
E_DAMPIER     9   0  0      0  0      0  0      12   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
U_HASLEM     29   5  5 100  0  0      2  2 100  -1   1  6  7  1  3  1  4  1  12
N_COLE       15   1  5  20  0  1   0  0  0      -4   0  0  0  1  1  0  1  0   2
MIAMI        48  35 68  51  7 16  44 14 19  74       8 30 38 19 28  2 23  6  91
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A_STOUDEMIRE 40  11 21  52  0  0     14 16  88   3   5  7 12  1  3  1  3  2  36
C_ANTHONY    32   8 21  38  2  5  40  6  6 100  -6   2  4  6  3  5  1  2  0  24
L_FIELDS     32   5  8  62  2  3  67  1  2  50  18   0  2  2  1  4  0  0  0  13
C_BILLUPS    29   0  5   0  0  5   0  2  2 100   1   0  4  4  4  1  1  1  0   2
R_TURIAF     22   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  1  3  1  1  0   2
T_DOUGLAS    20   3 10  30  1  6  17  2  2 100   0   1  0  1  2  1  0  1  0   9
S_WILLIAMS   14   0  4   0  0  2   0  1  2  50  -5   1  1  2  0  1  0  0  0   1
B_WALKER      5   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0      14   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   5
J_JEFFRIES   22   1  2  50  0  0      0  2   0  14   1  2  3  1  0  1  1  2   2
A_RAUTINS     2   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J_HARRELLSON  9   0  0      0  0      0  0      -9   0  4  4  0  2  0  0  0   0
I_SHUMPERT   13   0  0      0  0      0  0     -12   0  0  0  2  1  1  2  0   0
NEW YORK     48  31 77  40  6 23  26 26 32  81      10 26 36 15 21  6 11  4  94

TEAM STATISTICS
              MIAMI                    NEW YORK
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   8            Biggest Lead  10

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIA (58-24).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NYK (42-40).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wade,dwyane..........73%  40%  0.95  + 3 29.0  stoudemire,amare.....83%  37%  1.09  + 3 35.8
james,lebron.........81%  29%  0.97  -10 24.3  anthony,carmelo......67%  39%  0.94  - 6 25.6
haslem,udonis........60%  15%  1.30  - 1 12.9  fields,landry........67%  12%  1.55  +18 13.1
bosh,chris...........75%  18%  0.69  -14  9.7  douglas,toney........42%  28%  0.83    0 10.3
bibby,mike........... 6%  84%  1.39  + 2  7.5  billups,chauncey.....60%  10%  0.95  + 1  6.0
chalmers,mario.......50%   5%  2.39  - 5  7.0  walker,bill..........10%  18%  2.74  +14  5.5
house,eddie..........17%  24%  1.25  + 8  5.2  jeffries,jared.......46%   6%  1.32  +14  4.8
miller,mike..........42%   0%  7.91  - 1  2.9  turiaf,ronny.........46%   7%  0.65  - 2  2.3
anthony,joel.........40%   6%  1.06  - 5  2.8  shumpert,iman........27%   5%  0.99  -12  1.6
cole,norris..........31%  18%  0.36  - 4  2.2  williams,shawne......29%  15%  0.25  - 5  1.2
jones,james.......... 6%  15%  0.00    0  0.0  harrellson,josh......19%   5%  0.48  - 9  0.5
cole,norris..........(DNP)                     rautins,andy......... 4%  23%  0.00  - 1  0.0
PACE: 88.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Heat.............  103.3 .566  .235 .261 .095  Knicks...........  106.8 .442  .250 .125 .160

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CLIPPERS 105, GRIZZLIES 102: Mo Williams scored 11 first-quarter points as the Clippers raced to a 37-24 lead and never looked back, leading by double digits until the final minutes. Memphis scored a couple of buckets in the waning seconds to make the score look better cosmetically, but it was never really a contest. Rudy Gay scored 31 points in his first game since he was injured last spring, but the paint-dominant Grizzlies were outscored 28-22 in the lane. Zach Randolph scored just six points because of foul trouble.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MEMPHIS                     24 21 29 28  102
LOS ANGELES C               37 23 25 20  105

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M_CONLEY     31   7 14  50  1  3  33  6  9  67   2   0  0  0  7  4  1  1  0  21
Z_RANDOLPH   15   1  4  25  0  1   0  4  4 100  -1   0  4  4  1  5  0  5  0   6
M_GASOL      39   4  9  44  0  1   0  0  0       0   5  8 13  3  2  2  0  0   8
R_GAY        44   9 24  38  2  3  67 11 14  79   1   1  5  6  3  4  0  8  0  31
T_ALLEN      20   3  5  60  0  0      5  8  62  15   0  5  5  4  3  4  1  0  11
S_BATTIER    23   2  6  33  2  5  40  0  0       3   1  1  2  0  3  2  0  0   6
O_MAYO       28   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0     -18   0  2  2  3  2  1  0  0   7
D_ARTHUR     21   5  9  56  0  0      0  0     -10   2  3  5  2  4  2  0  3  10
S_YOUNG       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G_VASQUEZ    15   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -5   0  2  2  2  2  0  2  0   2
X_HENRY       3   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J_SHELBY
MEMPHIS      48  35 79  44  6 16  38 26 35  74       9 30 39 25 29 12 17  3 102
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B_GRIFFIN    30   9 14  64  0  0      1  4  25  -8   2 10 12  4  4  0  2  0  19
E_GORDON     35   6 13  46  2  5  40  4  7  57  -1   0  6  6  2  5  0  4  1  18
R_GOMES      27   3  3 100  2  2 100  0  0       1   0  1  1  3  2  0  0  0   8
D_JORDAN     24   1  1 100  0  0      0  4   0   4   1  3  4  2  3  0  1  1   2
M_WILLIAMS   30   9 17  53  4  8  50  3  3 100   5   0  3  3  6  5  0  5  0  25
E_BLEDSOE    21   6  8  75  0  1   0  2  2 100   5   0  2  2  2  1  1  4  0  14
R_FOYE       19   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0       4   0  4  4  6  3  0  1  0   0
A_AMINU      15   2  5  40  1  2  50  0  0       0   1  0  1  1  3  1  0  0   5
C_KAMAN      28   6 11  55  0  0      0  2   0   7   3  8 11  0  0  1  0  2  12
C_SMITH       2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   2
W_WARREN      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T_THOMPKINS   8   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       2   1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  43 78  55  9 20  45 10 22  45       8 37 45 26 27  3 18  4 105

TEAM STATISTICS
            MEMPHIS               LOS ANGELES C
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  20
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  17

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MEM (46-36).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  LAC (32-50).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gay,rudy.............92%  38%  0.78  + 1 27.4  williams,maurice.....63%  36%  1.13  + 5 25.0
conley,mike..........65%  26%  1.20  + 2 20.6  griffin,blake........63%  27%  1.15  - 8 19.2
allen,tony...........42%  20%  1.51  +15 12.8  gordon,eric..........73%  26%  0.88  - 1 16.6
gasol,marc...........81%   8%  1.66    0 12.1  kaman,chris..........58%  19%  1.18  + 7 12.9
arthur,darrell.......44%  18%  1.35  -10 10.7  bledsoe,eric.........44%  28%  1.02  + 5 12.4
mayo,o.j.............58%   6%  2.21  -18  8.4  gomes,ryan...........56%   3%  4.38  + 1  9.2
battier,shane........48%  10%  1.30  + 3  6.5  aminu,alfarouq.......31%  14%  1.11    0  5.0
randolph,zach........31%  31%  0.48  - 1  4.8  foye,randy...........40%   8%  1.26  + 4  4.2
vasquez,greivis......31%  10%  0.86  - 5  2.9  jordan,deandre.......50%   5%  1.13  + 4  3.3
young,sam............ 2%  47%  0.00  - 2  0.0  smith,craig.......... 4%  46%  0.79    0  1.5
henry,xavier.........(DNP)                     thompkins,trey.......17%  10%  0.04  + 2  0.1
selby,josh...........(DNP)                     warren,willie........ 2%  49%  0.00  - 4  0.0
PACE: 96.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 96.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Grizzlies........  106.2 .481  .196 .177 .160  Clippers.........  109.3 .609  .211 .187 .101

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LAKERS 124, WARRIORS 107: The Lakers seemed poised to pull away early before Monta Ellis exploded for 15 points in less than four minutes to begin the second quarter, giving him 24 points in less than 16 minutes for the half. Alas, he soon picked up his third foul and spent the rest of the first half on the pine. The Warriors actually led at the break, but the second half was all L.A., which poured in 71 points after the break to improve to 2-0. Ellis finished with 37 points to led all scorers and Stephen Curry added 31 for Golden State. The Lakers got 29 points from Pau Gasol, 22 from Andrew Bynum and 20 from Kobe Bryant and outscored Golden State 46-20 in the paint.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES L               25 28 31 40  124
GOLDEN STATE                16 40 16 35  107

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
P_GASOL      37   8 14  57  0  0     13 16  81   4   4  6 10  4  1  1  2  0  29
K_BRYANT     34   8 19  42  2  6  33  2  2 100  21   1  4  5  2  0  1  0  0  20
L_ODOM       33   8 12  67  0  3   0  0  0      21   4  5  9  3  1  0  3  0  16
R_ARTEST     28   6 13  46  1  4  25  0  0      30   4  4  8  1  1  0  1  0  13
D_FISHER     25   4 10  40  4  6  67  0  0      23   0  5  5  7  1  0  2  0  12
S_BLAKE      18   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100  -3   1  1  2  3  0  0  2  0   2
S_BROWN      18   3  7  43  1  2  50  0  0     -12   0  3  3  2  0  1  1  0   7
A_BYNUM      29   8 11  73  0  0      6  7  86   0   5  7 12  3  2  0  3  2  22
M_BARNES     15   1  4  25  1  3  33  0  0      -4   0  1  1  2  1  1  0  1   3
D_CARACTER    1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D_EBANKS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       5   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T_RATLIFF     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  46 92  50  9 24  38 23 27  85      19 36 55 27  7  4 14  3 124
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
M_ELLIS      29  16 24  67  4  7  57  1  1 100 -16   0  4  4  5  3  2  3  1  37
D_WRIGHT     40   3 11  27  1  7  14  0  0     -20   0  4  4  3  4  0  1  0   7
D_LEE        39   9 21  43  0  0      0  0     -18   6  8 14  1  1  0  2  2  18
S_CURRY      40  12 24  50  6 12  50  1  1 100 -20   0  2  2 11  4  2  0  1  31
A_BIEDRINS   22   2  6  33  0  0      0  0      -9   2  2  4  4  6  1  1  1   4
R_WILLIAMS    7   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
V_RADMANOVIC  1   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -5   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   0
E_UDOH       17   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -6   3  1  4  1  5  0  2  0   0
L_AMUNDSON   17   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       4   1  0  1  1  3  2  0  0   0
A_THORNTON    1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0   0
K_THOMPSON   12   1  5  20  0  0      0  0     -10   0  4  4  0  1  0  2  0   2
C_JENKINS    15   3  5  60  2  4  50  0  0      12   0  0  0  5  0  0  1  0   8
GOLDEN STAT  48  46101  46 13 31  42  2  2 100      13 26 39 32 28  7 13  5 107

TEAM STATISTICS
      LOS ANGELES L                GOLDEN STATE
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  22
  Second Chance Pts  16       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  46     Points In the Paint  20
       Biggest Lead  17            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAL (57-25).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  GSW (36-46).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gasol,pau............77%  25%  1.39  + 4 26.2  ellis,monta..........60%  41%  1.42  -16 33.4
bynum,andrew.........60%  23%  1.53    0 21.1  curry,stephen........83%  25%  1.66  -20 32.4
bryant,kobe..........71%  23%  1.17  +21 18.9  lee,david............81%  24%  0.93  -18 17.1
fisher,derek.........52%  18%  1.82  +23 17.0  jenkins,charles......31%  16%  2.18  +12 10.5
odom,lamar...........69%  17%  1.38  +21 15.9  wright,dorell........83%  11%  0.84  -20  7.5
artest,ron...........58%  19%  1.17  +30 12.9  biedrins,andris......46%  12%  1.04  - 9  5.4
brown,shannon........38%  17%  1.33  -12  8.2  thompson,klay........25%  24%  0.37  -10  2.2
barnes,matt..........31%   8%  1.78  - 4  4.7  amundson,louis.......35%   0% 11.03  + 4  0.8
blake,steve..........38%   9%  1.21  - 3  3.9  williams,reggie......15%   6%  0.69  + 3  0.7
caracter,derrick..... 2%  48%  0.00    0  0.0  radmanovic,vladimir.. 2%  90%  0.32  - 5  0.5
ebanks,devin.........(DNP)                     udoh,epke............35%   8%  0.19  - 6  0.5
ratliff,theo.........(DNP)                     thornton,al.......... 2%  43%  0.00    0  0.0
PACE: 96.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 96.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Lakers...........  128.7 .549  .422 .145 .123  Warriors.........  111.0 .520  .265 .135 .009

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PISTONS 110, PACERS 94: Brandon Knight capped a 17-2 Detroit run with a three-pointer at the end of the third quarter to put the Pistons up 78-68. But the Pacers' Danny Granger answered by reeling off eight points to start the fourth. Detroit's Charlie Villanueva then went off, scoring all 10 points of a 10-2 burst, including two three-pointers. Villanueva hit another three later in the quarter to put the Pistons up by 10 and Detroit cruised to the easy win. Villanueva erupted for 26 points in just 17 minutes. Granger led all scorers with 28 points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
INDIANA                     21 23 24 26   94
DETROIT                     19 19 40 32  110

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D_GRANGER    36   9 18  50  5 10  50  5  5 100 -14   0  3  3  0  1  0  3  0  28
D_COLLISON   34   2  8  25  0  0      0  0     -12   0  4  4  7  3  0  2  0   4
R_HIBBERT    29   6 10  60  0  0      3  4  75 -13   3  7 10  0  1  2  2  2  15
T_HANSBROUGH 31   3  8  38  0  0      4  4 100 -14   2  2  4  0  2  1  1  0  10
P_GEORGE     26   7 13  54  2  4  50  2  2 100   1   1  1  2  2  3  1  4  0  18
B_RUSH       12   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0      -5   0  1  1  2  0  1  1  0   2
M_DUNLEAVY   17   3  6  50  1  3  33  0  0      -9   0  2  2  1  0  1  0  0   7
J_McROBERTS  19   0  4   0  0  2   0  0  0      -3   1  1  2  2  2  1  0  0   0
J_FOSTER     16   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       3   2  3  5  2  1  0  0  0   4
A_PRICE       3   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   4
S_JONES       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G_HILL       16   0  0      0  0      2  2 100  -7   0  1  1  2  4  0  4  1   2
INDIANA      48  35 75  47  8 21  38 16 17  94       9 26 35 18 17  7 17  3  94
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T_PRINCE     32  10 14  71  0  0      0  0      16   1  6  7  1  1  2  0  0  20
G_MONROE     26   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      18   1  2  3  0  5  0  1  1   6
R_STUCKEY    22   5 13  38  2  3  67  3  4  75  15   1  2  3  6  3  0  2  0  15
B_GORDON     24   4  6  67  0  1   0  0  0       8   0  3  3  2  1  1  3  0   8
J_JEREBKO    21   4  5  80  1  2  50  0  0       5   2  1  3  2  2  1  1  1   9
T_McGRADY    18   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100   1   0  3  3  3  1  1  1  0   6
C_VILLANUEVA 17  11 14  79  4  5  80  0  0      13   0  2  2  2  2  0  1  0  26
A_DAYE       19   1  5  20  0  3   0  0  0       3   1  3  4  1  2  1  1  1   2
B_WALLACE    22   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      -2   1  5  6  2  0  1  0  1   6
J_MAXIELL     7   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -8   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   2
W_BYNUM      13   2  4  50  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  4  0  0  1  0   4
B_KNIGHT     19   2  8  25  1  3  33  1  2  50  10   1  2  3  5  0  2  0  0   6
DETROIT      48  48 86  56  8 17  47  6  8  75       9 29 38 28 17  9 11  4 110

TEAM STATISTICS
            INDIANA                     DETROIT
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  36
       Biggest Lead  12            Biggest Lead  18

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
IND (37-45).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DET (30-52).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
granger,danny........75%  31%  1.17  -14 28.0  villanueva,charlie...35%  44%  1.69  +13 25.6
george,paul..........54%  34%  0.99  + 1 18.3  prince,tayshaun......67%  20%  1.44  +16 19.5
hibbert,roy..........60%  22%  1.20  -13 16.6  stuckey,rodney.......46%  37%  1.07  +15 18.0
hansbrough,tyler.....65%  16%  0.89  -14  9.4  knight,brandon.......40%  22%  1.26  +10 10.8
collison,darren......71%  13%  0.93  -12  8.9  jerebko,jonas........44%  13%  1.92  + 5 10.5
dunleavy jr.,mike....35%  16%  1.43  - 9  8.4  gordon,ben...........50%  17%  1.04  + 8  8.9
foster,jeff..........33%   4%  4.05  + 3  6.2  wallace,ben..........46%   5%  3.78  - 2  8.7
rush,brandon.........25%  15%  0.99  - 5  3.9  mcgrady,tracy........38%  15%  1.43  + 1  7.9
price,a.j............ 6%  50%  1.16  - 2  3.7  bynum,will...........27%  18%  1.30  + 1  6.2
hill,george..........33%  14%  0.51  - 7  2.4  monroe,greg..........54%  12%  0.72  +18  4.5
mcroberts,josh.......40%   9%  0.53  - 3  1.9  daye,austin..........40%  14%  0.63  + 3  3.5
jones,solomon........ 2%  53%  0.00  - 5  0.0  maxiell,jason........15%  28%  0.51  - 8  2.0
PACE: 87.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.4         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Pacers...........  107.6 .520  .237 .195 .086  Pistons..........  125.9 .605  .257 .126 .040

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ROCKETS 98, KINGS 96: Kevin Martin scored seven of his game-high 28 points during the final two minutes as the Rockets evened their record at 1-1. After J.J. Hickson's free throw put Sacramento up 94-93 with 1:18 to play, Martin hit a three and scored in transition, putting Houston up by four with 31 seconds to play. DeMarcus Cousins scored to cut the lead to two and the Kings got the ball back after a Martin miss. Paul Westphal set up a play for Tyreke Evans, who ended up facing down Chuck Hayes on a switch. Evans drove but missed, Luis Scola rebounded and that was it. Jimmer Fredette struggled in his first NBA game, scoring two points and going 0-of-6 from the field in 30 minutes.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
HOUSTON                     26 23 27 22   98
SACRAMENTO                  18 25 30 23   96

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K_MARTIN     33  10 22  45  4 10  40  4  4 100   9   0  3  3  2  3  3  4  0  28
K_LOWRY      35   5 12  42  3  6  50  1  2  50   9   2  1  3  5  3  0  1  0  14
L_SCOLA      33   8 21  38  0  0      3  5  60  -2   4  8 12  2  1  1  2  0  19
C_HAYES      29   2  4  50  0  0      0  0       9   1  7  8  4  1  1  2  1   4
C_BUDINGER   30   2  7  29  1  5  20  0  0      21   0  4  4  4  1  0  5  0   5
C_LEE        19   3  6  50  0  1   0  4  4 100 -13   2  1  3  3  3  0  1  0  10
G_DRAGIC     13   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0      -7   1  3  4  0  3  0  2  2   2
J_HILL       14   0  3   0  0  0      0  0      -7   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  1   0
P_PATTERSON  17   4  7  57  0  0      0  0       6   2  5  7  2  3  1  1  1   8
H_THABEET     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1   0
M_MORRIS     14   3  5  60  0  0      2  3  67 -14   3  2  5  0  4  0  2  0   8
T_WILLIAMS
HOUSTON      48  38 89  43  8 23  35 14 18  78      16 37 53 22 24  6 21  6  98
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D_COUSINS    33   8 19  42  0  0      6  8  75 -12   4  6 10  3  4  1  6  2  22
T_EVANS      38  10 22  45  1  2  50  3  5  60  13   1  4  5  8  1  1  2  0  24
J_HICKSON    31   3  7  43  0  0      1  2  50 -12   2  2  4  0  1  1  1  0   7
J_SALMONS    35   7 11  64  1  2  50  2  3  67   0   0  2  2  3  5  1  6  0  17
J_FREDETTE   30   0  6   0  0  2   0  2  2 100 -14   0  1  1  3  4  2  0  0   2
S_DALEMBERT  19   0  5   0  0  1   0  1  2  50  10   2  8 10  2  1  0  0  1   1
M_THORNTON   28   5  9  56  1  2  50  1  1 100  -3   1  5  6  2  2  1  0  0  12
J_THOMPSON   13   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      10   0  2  2  0  4  1  0  1   4
F_GARCIA     12   3  5  60  1  2  50  0  0      -1   0  2  2  2  1  0  0  2   7
I_THOMAS      1   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D_GREENE
T_HONEYCUTT
SACRAMENTO   48  38 89  43  4 12  33 16 23  70      10 32 42 23 23  8 15  6  96

TEAM STATISTICS
            HOUSTON                  SACRAMENTO
     Fast Break Pts  28          Fast Break Pts  30
  Second Chance Pts  12       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead  11            Biggest Lead   5

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
HOU (43-39).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAC (24-58).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
martin,kevin.........69%  36%  1.04  + 9 24.5  evans,tyreke.........79%  29%  1.07  +13 24.2
scola,luis...........69%  32%  0.84  - 2 17.9  cousins,demarcus.....69%  37%  0.79  -12 20.8
lowry,kyle...........73%  15%  1.42  + 9 15.1  salmons,john.........73%  22%  0.91    0 16.2
lee,courtney.........40%  18%  1.30  -13  9.0  thornton,marcus......58%  13%  1.55  - 3 11.2
patterson,patrick....35%  18%  1.34  + 6  8.5  garcia,francisco.....25%  17%  1.82  - 1  7.6
hayes,chuck..........60%   6%  2.03  + 9  7.6  hickson,j.j..........65%  11%  0.88  -12  6.3
budinger,chase.......63%  15%  0.81  +21  7.4  dalembert,samuel.....40%  12%  0.95  +10  4.5
morris,marcus........29%  24%  0.88  -14  6.0  thompson,jason.......27%  12%  0.88  +10  3.3
dragic,goran.........27%  11%  0.72  - 7  2.1  fredette,jimmer......63%   8%  0.59  -14  3.0
hill,jordan..........29%  10%  0.17  - 7  0.5  thomas,isaiah........ 2%  44%  0.00  - 1  0.0
thabeet,hasheem...... 6%  15%  0.46  - 1  0.4  greene,donte.........(DNP)  
williams,terrence....(DNP)                     honeycutt,tyler......(DNP)  
PACE: 98.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 98.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Rockets..........   99.1 .472  .333 .212 .080  Kings............   97.1 .449  .213 .152 .102

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CELTICS 88, CAVALIERS 86: Great finish as the veteran Celtics staved off Cleveland's upset bid at the Garden. In a back-and-forth tussle, top overall draft pick Kyrie Irving hit a three-pointer then scored in transition to put the Cavs up 80-77 with 5:04 left. The teams traded points down the stretch. Anderson Varejao scored inside to put Cleveland up 86-84 with 1:10 to play. Ray Allen tied the score with a jumper at the 59 second mark. Kevin Garnett rebounded an Antawn Jamison miss, threw an outlet to Rajon Rondo, who found a cutting Garnett with a great pass. Garnett's layup with 26 seconds left put Boston up two. Cleveland took a timeout and ran a play for Baron Davis, who couldn't shake loose. Jamison ended up with the ball inside, missed, and Rondo snagged the rebound to seal the win. It was a nice debut for Irving, who posted a game-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added seven assists.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CLEVELAND                   14 20 31 21   86
BOSTON                      16 24 22 26   88

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A_JAMISON    21   7 16  44  0  2   0  0  0       5   2  4  6  1  3  0  2  1  14
B_DAVIS      27   4 10  40  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  4  4  5  2  3  3  0   8
A_VAREJAO    31   2  7  29  0  0      3  4  75   0   7  7 14  1  3  1  3  0   7
O_CASSPI     21   2  4  50  1  3  33  0  0       0   0  1  1  1  4  3  1  0   5
K_IRVING     33   9 12  75  3  5  60  0  0       7   0  2  2  7  3  0  3  2  21
R_SESSIONS   19   4 10  40  0  1   0  3  3 100   7   0  2  2  1  1  1  1  0  11
D_GIBSON     18   2  7  29  1  5  20  0  0     -13   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   5
R_HOLLINS    12   3  4  75  0  0      1  1 100  -1   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   7
A_GEE         6   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0   0
C_EYENGA     22   2  7  29  0  4   0  0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  4  1  0  0   4
S_SAMUELS     6   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  2  0  1  0   2
T_THOMPSON   24   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -4   1  5  6  2  4  0  4  1   2
CLEVELAND    48  37 80  46  5 21  24  7  8  88      11 28 39 19 27  9 19  4  86
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
R_ALLEN      37   4 10  40  0  3   0  6  7  86  -7   1  2  3  3  1  0  3  0  14
P_PIERCE     37   6 11  55  0  0      7  8  88  -1   0  2  2  1  1  2  2  0  19
R_RONDO      39   4 13  31  0  0      0  0      -3   1  1  2  8  2  4  5  0   8
G_DAVIS      28   0  3   0  0  0      5  6  83   2   2  1  3  0  3  1  1  1   5
K_GARNETT    41   9 22  41  0  0      1  2  50  -5   5 10 15  1  1  1  0  3  19
J_GREEN      19   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100   9   1  3  4  0  1  0  0  0   8
C_ARROYO      3   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
V_WAFER       2   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D_WEST        9   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0       5   1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0   2
J_O'NEAL     22   5  7  71  0  1   0  3  6  50   2   3  3  6  2  3  0  1  0  13
J_JOHNSON     3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
E_MOORE
BOSTON       48  32 74  43  0  5   0 24 31  77      14 23 37 16 12  8 12  4  88

TEAM STATISTICS
          CLEVELAND                      BOSTON
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts  13       Second Chance Pts  15
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   7            Biggest Lead   9

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CLE (19-63).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  BOS (56-26).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
irving,kyrie.........69%  21%  1.78  + 7 26.1  garnett,kevin........85%  27%  0.98  - 5 23.7
jamison,antawn.......44%  42%  0.76  + 5 14.2  pierce,paul..........77%  21%  1.10  - 1 18.6
davis,baron..........56%  22%  0.97  - 5 12.5  allen,ray............77%  20%  0.94  - 7 15.4
varejao,anderson.....65%  17%  0.97    0 10.9  rondo,rajon..........81%  21%  0.82  - 3 15.2
sessions,ramon.......40%  31%  0.87  + 7 10.8  o'neal,jermaine......46%  23%  1.30  + 2 14.3
hollins,ryan.........25%  17%  1.58  - 1  6.7  green,jeff...........40%  10%  1.82  + 9  8.1
casspi,omri..........44%  10%  1.38    0  6.1  davis,glen...........58%   9%  0.85  + 2  5.0
gibson,daniel........38%  17%  0.72  -13  4.8  west,delonte.........19%  15%  1.03  + 5  3.0
thompson,tristan.....50%  10%  0.77  - 4  4.1  johnson,jajuan....... 6%  15%  0.31  + 3  0.3
eyenga,christian.....46%  14%  0.44  - 2  2.9  arroyo,carlos........ 6%  18%  0.00  + 3  0.0
samuels,samardo......13%  15%  0.74  - 2  1.4  johnson,jajuan.......(DNP)  
gee,alonzo...........13%   6%  0.97  - 2  0.8  moore,e'twaun........(DNP)  
PACE: 85.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 85.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Cavaliers........  101.1 .494  .324 .223 .041  Celtics..........  103.5 .432  .333 .141 .160

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HORNETS 95, BULLS 94: New Orleans held off a furious rally when Taj Gibson missed the front end of a two-shot foul with two seconds left. The Hornets led by 12 after Willie Green's fastbreak layup with 7:43 left but Chicago responded with an 11-3 run to climb back into the game. Gibson scored at the rim with 31 seconds left to cut the lead to two, then Derrick Rose stole the ball from Chris Paul in the waning seconds to give the Bulls a shot at overtime. Gibson was fouled by David West, but made only one free throw when he had to have two. Rose led Chicago with 24 points, down from 41 in Chicago's opening win at Dallas, and handed out just two assists. West, who in our sim-verse is back with the Hornets and recovered from his ACL tear, led all scorers with 36 points.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHICAGO                     24 20 22 28   94
NEW ORLEANS                 27 19 29 20   95

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L_DENG       42   7 14  50  1  4  25  6  7  86   0   2  5  7  3  4  1  1  2  21
D_ROSE       36   8 15  53  1  6  17  7  8  88  -2   2  2  4  2  2  1  2  0  24
C_BOOZER     25   5 15  33  0  0      0  0       5   3  3  6  1  6  1  0  3  10
R_BREWER     28   0  2   0  0  0      4  6  67   5   1  2  3  3  0  3  0  0   4
J_NOAH       36   3  7  43  0  0      4  4 100  10   4  7 11  1  3  1  4  3  10
T_GIBSON     22   3 15  20  0  0      3  4  75  -6   4  1  5  0  0  1  0  0   9
K_KORVER      8   2  3  67  1  1 100  1  1 100   2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   6
K_BOGANS     12   2  6  33  0  0      0  0      -8   1  1  2  0  1  0  1  0   4
O_ASIK       12   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -9   4  3  7  0  4  0  4  0   2
C_WATSON     12   0  4   0  0  0      2  2 100   1   1  1  2  4  2  1  2  0   2
K_THOMAS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
J_BUTLER      6   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -1   1  1  2  0  0  1  0  0   2
CHICAGO      48  32 87  37  3 11  27 27 32  84      23 27 50 15 22 10 14  8  94
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C_PAUL       33   6  9  67  0  0      6  6 100  -1   0  1  1 12  4  0  2  0  18
T_ARIZA      34   3 10  30  0  2   0  0  0      -2   0  3  3  2  1  0  1  0   6
D_WEST       30  11 18  61  0  1   0 14 17  82  -4   2  3  5  1  3  1  1  2  36
E_OKAFOR     27   3  9  33  0  0      1  2  50  -8   3  6  9  0  3  1  2  3   7
M_BELINELLI  34   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0      -6   0  2  2  3  3  1  3  0   3
C_LANDRY     24   3 11  27  0  0      0  0       7   1  8  9  1  1  1  3  2   6
J_JACK       15   2  6  33  0  0      1  2  50   2   2  1  3  1  3  0  1  0   5
W_GREEN      22   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100   9   0  2  2  3  4  1  0  0   8
Q_PONDEXTER   8   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100   1   2  1  3  0  1  1  1  1   2
A_GRAY       11   1  2  50  0  0      2  2 100   7   2  3  5  0  0  0  0  0   4
D_MBENGA      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M_BANKS
NEW ORLEANS  48  33 75  44  1  5  20 28 33  85      12 31 43 23 23  6 14  8  95

TEAM STATISTICS
            CHICAGO                 NEW ORLEANS
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts  20       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  36
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  12

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHI (62-20).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NWO (46-36).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........75%  24%  1.26  - 2 23.3  west,david...........63%  43%  1.18  - 4 32.4
deng,luol............88%  17%  1.47    0 22.2  paul,chris...........69%  18%  1.76  - 1 24.7
noah,joakim..........75%  13%  1.26  +10 12.6  okafor,emeka.........56%  20%  0.77  - 8  9.0
boozer,carlos........52%  25%  0.76  + 5 10.4  landry,carl..........50%  27%  0.65  + 7  8.7
gibson,taj...........46%  34%  0.61  - 6  9.6  green,willie.........46%  13%  1.37  + 9  7.7
brewer,ronnie........58%   3%  3.54  + 5  7.5  ariza,trevor.........71%  14%  0.70  - 2  6.2
korver,kyle..........17%  17%  2.11  + 2  6.1  belinelli,marco......71%   5%  1.55  - 6  6.0
watson,c.j...........25%  24%  0.81  + 1  5.0  jack,jarrett.........31%  24%  0.65  + 2  4.9
bogans,keith.........25%  25%  0.59  - 8  3.7  gray,aaron...........23%  10%  1.94  + 7  4.9
asik,omer............25%  20%  0.54  - 9  2.8  pondexter,quincy.....17%  22%  0.77  + 1  2.9
butler,jimmy.........13%  29%  0.73  - 1  2.7  ilungambenga,didier.. 4%  26%  0.26    0  0.3
thomas,kurt.......... 2%  52%  0.68  - 2  0.7  banks,marcus.........(DNP)  
PACE: 88.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bulls............  106.7 .385  .426 .159 .160  Hornets..........  107.8 .447  .308 .159 .165

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BOBCATS 90, MAGIC 86: Corey Maggette's three-pointer just after the start of the fourth quarter capped an 11-point Charlotte run that put the Bobcats in position to pull off the upset. Jason Richardson's three with 18 seconds left pulled Orlando within two, but the Magic had a hard time committing a foul, finally sending Maggette to the line with three seconds left. He hit both shots to seal the win. Maggette led all scorers with 27 points in his first game as a Bobcat. Kemba Walker had seven points and three assists in 22 minutes in his NBA debut, while fellow Charlotte rookie Bismarck Biyombo matched Walker with seven points in 22 minutes but added six boards and three blocks. Dwight Howard's foul trouble limited him to 12 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHARLOTTE                   21 26 20 23   90
ORLANDO                     23 23 20 20   86

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B_DIAW       29   5 10  50  1  5  20  2  2 100  14   0  4  4  5  1  0  3  0  13
D_AUGUSTIN   32   2 10  20  0  6   0  0  0       3   0  2  2  6  1  1  3  0   4
K_BROWN      25   1  3  33  0  0      2  4  50  -8   3  4  7  0  4  0  0  1   4
G_HENDERSON  34   6  9  67  0  0      0  1   0  -2   1  3  4  0  3  0  1  0  12
C_MAGGETTE   32   7 16  44  2  4  50 11 13  85 -11   4  3  7  0  2  1  2  0  27
D_CUNNINGHAM  8   1  1 100  0  0      4  4 100   5   1  0  1  0  3  2  1  0   6
T_THOMAS     27   3  9  33  0  0      4  4 100  -1   2  4  6  0  3  1  0  1  10
D_WHITE       1   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M_CARROLL     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
E_NAJERA      7   0  2   0  0  2   0  0  0       2   1  0  1  0  2  0  0  1   0
K_WALKER     22   3  7  43  0  2   0  1  1 100   4   1  3  4  3  2  0  0  0   7
B_BIYOMBO    22   2  4  50  0  0      3  4  75  14   0  6  6  1  2  0  1  3   7
CHARLOTTE    48  30 73  41  3 19  16 27 33  82      13 31 44 15 23  5 11  6  90
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D_HOWARD     20   4  8  50  0  0      4  8  50  -6   0  5  5  3  5  1  3  1  12
J_RICHARDSON 31   8 11  73  2  5  40  2  2 100   6   0  4  4  1  1  4  0  0  20
H_TURKOGLU   34   2  6  33  0  2   0  0  0       2   1  1  2  4  5  0  0  0   4
J_NELSON     29   3  8  38  1  3  33  2  2 100   0   1  2  3  4  2  0  2  0   9
B_BASS       37   6 14  43  0  0      4  6  67   0   1  9 10  3  4  0  2  2  16
G_ARENAS     20   1  6  17  1  5  20  2  4  50  -2   0  0  0  2  3  1  0  0   5
J_REDICK     27   6 13  46  3  9  33  0  0     -13   0  0  0  4  1  0  0  0  15
R_ANDERSON   23   2  5  40  0  0      0  0       2   1  5  6  0  4  0  2  0   4
Q_RICHARDSON  7   0  2   0  0  1   0  1  2  50  -5   1  1  2  0  0  0  1  0   1
M_ALLEN       6   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   2  1  3  0  0  0  0  0   0
J_HARPER      6   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -1   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  0   0
D_LIGGINS
ORLANDO      48  32 74  43  7 25  28 15 24  62       7 30 37 21 27  6 10  3  86

TEAM STATISTICS
          CHARLOTTE                     ORLANDO
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  12
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  10     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   7            Biggest Lead   9

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHA (34-48).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  ORL (53-29).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
maggette,corey.......67%  38%  1.08  -11 28.6  richardson,jason.....65%  19%  1.82  + 6 22.4
diaw,boris...........60%  23%  1.20  +14 17.9  bass,brandon.........77%  25%  0.95    0 18.6
hendersonjr,gerald...71%  14%  1.11  - 2 11.5  redick,j.j...........56%  24%  1.35  -13 18.5
thomas,tyrus.........56%  19%  0.97  - 1 10.8  howard,dwight........42%  37%  0.85  - 6 13.3
walker,kemba.........46%  15%  1.28  + 4  9.6  nelson,jameer........60%  18%  1.08    0 12.1
augustin,d.j.........67%  19%  0.69  + 3  9.4  arenas,gilbert.......42%  19%  0.76  - 2  6.1
biyombo,bismack......46%  14%  1.36  +14  9.2  turkoglu,hedo........71%   7%  1.03  + 2  5.7
cunningham,dante.....17%  23%  1.39  + 5  5.6  anderson,ryan........48%  14%  0.58  + 2  4.1
brown,kwame..........52%   7%  1.22  - 8  5.0  richardson,quentin...15%  28%  0.37  - 5  1.6
white,d.j............ 2% 107%  0.13  - 2  0.3  allen,malik..........13%   9%  0.95  - 3  1.1
carroll,matt......... 2%  56%  0.25  + 2  0.3  harper,justin........13%   7%  0.00  - 1  0.0
najera,eduardo.......15%  12%  0.00  + 2  0.0  liggins,deandre......(DNP)  
PACE: 83.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 83.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bobcats..........  108.3 .432  .302 .132 .175  Magic............  103.5 .480  .184 .120 .127

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HAWKS 103, TIMBERWOLVES 95: Kirk Hinrich keyed a 13-0 run with three fastbreak buckets as the Hawks overcame an 11-point deficit in the third quarter. Atlanta outscored Minnesota 24-6 in transition, spoiling Rick Adelman's first game as coach of the Wolves. Spaniard Ricky Rubio had 10 points and five assists in his first game stateside. Minnesota rookie Derrick Williams had five points, four rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes but also committed three turnovers.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ATLANTA                     21 24 29 29  103
MINNESOTA                   18 33 25 19   95

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A_HORFORD    36   4  9  44  0  0      0  0      13   1 11 12  2  2  0  2  2   8
J_SMITH      31   7 11  64  0  1   0  3  3 100  -1   0 11 11  2  2  3  2  0  17
J_JOHNSON    32   9 18  50  2  2 100  3  4  75   7   0  2  2  8  4  1  3  0  23
K_HINRICH    27   4  9  44  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  2  2  6  4  0  1  0   8
M_WILLIAMS   28   6 11  55  0  1   0  2  3  67  12   1  2  3  2  2  0  0  1  14
J_CRAWFORD   27   4 13  31  3  7  43  1  2  50  12   0  0  0  3  2  1  4  0  12
Z_PACHULIA   15   1  2  50  0  0      3  4  75   3   2  1  3  2  2  1  0  0   5
J_TEAGUE     22   3  6  50  1  2  50  4  4 100   0   2  3  5  2  0  0  1  3  11
D_WILKINS    10   1  2  50  0  1   0  1  2  50   4   0  1  1  0  0  1  0  0   3
K_BENSON     12   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100  -5   0  1  1  1  2  0  0  0   2
E_THOMAS
H_ARMSTRONG
ATLANTA      48  39 83  47  6 15  40 19 24  79       6 34 40 28 20  7 13  6 103
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K_LOVE       40   7 10  70  2  3  67  8 12  67 -10   2 14 16  1  2  0  4  0  24
M_BEASLEY    20   4 15  27  0  1   0  4  4 100   1   0  3  3  2  4  0  3  0  12
W_JOHNSON    24   4  5  80  0  1   0  0  0      -4   1  3  4  2  3  0  0  1   8
D_MILICIC    23   1  6  17  0  0      0  0      -1   1  2  3  5  0  1  1  0   2
R_RUBIO      27   4  7  57  1  1 100  1  2  50  -2   0  0  0  5  0  2  0  0  10
L_RIDNOUR    21   5 10  50  1  1 100  0  0      -6   1  2  3  5  2  2  2  0  11
A_TOLLIVER    6   0  0      0  0      0  0       5   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   0
W_ELLINGTON  12   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       2   1  0  1  1  0  0  1  0   4
M_WEBSTER    19   2  7  29  1  4  25  0  0     -12   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   5
A_RANDOLPH   22   5 13  38  0  0      2  4  50   2   1  6  7  0  1  0  1  0  12
B_MILLER      2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   2
D_WILLIAMS   24   2  4  50  0  0      1  2  50 -12   0  4  4  5  1  1  3  0   5
MINNESOTA    48  37 81  46  5 11  45 16 24  67       8 37 45 26 15  6 15  1  95

TEAM STATISTICS
            ATLANTA                   MINNESOTA
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts   7       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  22
       Biggest Lead  13            Biggest Lead  11

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ATL (44-38).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIN (17-65).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
johnson,joe..........67%  32%  1.11  + 7 23.5  love,kevin...........83%  21%  1.34  -10 22.9
smith,josh...........65%  20%  1.32  - 1 17.2  ridnour,luke.........44%  25%  1.20  - 6 12.9
crawford,jamal.......56%  30%  0.77  +12 12.8  rubio,ricky..........56%  12%  1.79  - 2 11.9
williams,marvin......58%  19%  1.09  +12 12.2  randolph,anthony.....46%  32%  0.72  + 2 10.3
teague,jeff..........46%  17%  1.54    0 12.1  beasley,michael......42%  45%  0.53  + 1  9.6
horford,al...........75%  13%  1.06  +13 10.3  williams,derrick.....50%  14%  1.18  -12  7.9
hinrich,kirk.........56%  16%  1.05  - 5  9.4  johnson,wesley.......50%   8%  1.91  - 4  7.7
pachulia,zaza........31%  10%  1.73  + 3  5.7  milicic,darko........48%  13%  0.99  - 1  5.9
wilkins,damien.......21%  12%  1.10  + 4  2.8  webster,martell......40%  16%  0.71  -12  4.3
benson,keith.........25%  10%  0.72  - 5  1.8  ellington,wayne......25%  14%  1.14  + 2  3.9
thomas,etan..........(DNP)                     miller,brad.......... 4%  22%  1.63  - 3  1.5
armstrong,hilton.....(DNP)                     tolliver,anthony.....13%   8%  0.59  + 5  0.6
PACE: 95.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 95.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Hawks............  107.8 .506  .140 .136 .110  Timberwolves.....   99.4 .488  .190 .157 .110

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76ERS 94, RAPTORS 90: Leandro Barbosa scored 18 points, 12 in the second quarter, leading Toronto to a 50-39 halftime lead. Philly rallied to trim the lead to two by the end of the third, maintaining the night's theme of close encounters. Jrue Holiday and Andrea Bargnani traded baskets in the middle part of the fourth, with Holiday reeling off 10 points in one 3 1/2 minute stretch. That keyed a 16-6 run, putting Philadelphia up six with 3:04 to play, and the Sixers held on for the road win. Holiday led all scorers with 23 points. Barbosa and Bargnani scored 20 apiece for Toronto, which led by as many as 17 points. Nevertheless, the Raptors dropped Dwane Casey's debut as head coach.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHILADELPHIA                17 22 29 26   94
TORONTO                     20 30 20 20   90

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J_HOLIDAY    41  10 14  71  1  3  33  2  2 100   2   0  4  4  6  1  2  1  0  23
E_BRAND      26   4  7  57  0  0      0  0       9   1  4  5  0  4  2  1  2   8
A_IGUODALA   39   6 12  50  0  2   0  4  5  80   9   2  4  6 12  2  1  3  1  16
J_MEEKS      22   1  3  33  0  1   0  2  3  67   8   1  3  4  1  4  0  1  0   4
S_HAWES      24   3  7  43  0  1   0  0  0      21   2  7  9  1  3  1  1  2   6
T_YOUNG      24   5 14  36  0  0      3  4  75  12   6  6 12  0  3  1  1  0  13
E_TURNER     18   2  7  29  0  0      1  2  50  -9   0  2  2  1  4  2  1  0   5
L_WILLIAMS   22   4 12  33  3  5  60  2  2 100  -1   0  1  1  3  1  1  0  0  13
A_NOCIONI     6   0  4   0  0  1   0  0  0      -9   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
M_SPEIGHTS    7   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -9   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  1   2
T_BATTIE      1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
N_VUCEVIC    10   2  4  50  0  0      0  0     -12   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   4
PHILADELPHI  48  38 86  44  4 13  31 14 18  78      14 34 48 24 24 10 10  6  94
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D_DEROZAN    30   3  8  38  0  1   0  4  4 100 -17   0  2  2  1  2  1  0  0  10
A_BARGNANI   35   8 27  30  0  5   0  4  8  50 -17   0  6  6  0  1  0  0  0  20
J_CALDERON   30   5  7  71  1  1 100  0  0     -16   0  2  2  4  1  2  1  0  11
E_DAVIS      27   2  5  40  0  0      0  0       7   0  3  3  2  2  1  3  0   4
J_JOHNSON    23   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0      -2   1  2  3  3  1  0  0  2   2
A_JOHNSON    27   1  3  33  0  0      2  6  33  -2   5  6 11  2  3  0  2  2   4
J_BAYLESS    20   4  7  57  1  2  50  4  4 100   9   0  0  0  2  1  1  3  0  13
L_BARBOSA    23   4  7  57  1  3  33 11 13  85  12   0  4  4  1  1  1  2  0  20
L_KLEIZA     16   3  8  38  0  3   0  0  0       8   2  3  5  2  1  0  3  1   6
R_EVANS       7   0  1   0  0  0      0  2   0   4   1  6  7  1  1  1  0  0   0
J_WRIGHT      2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -6   1  0  1  1  1  0  0  0   0
S_ALABI
TORONTO      48  31 75  41  3 16  19 25 37  68      10 34 44 19 15  7 14  5  90

TEAM STATISTICS
       PHILADELPHIA                     TORONTO
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  20
       Biggest Lead   7            Biggest Lead  17


BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHI (41-41).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  TOR (22-60).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
holiday,jrue.........85%  17%  1.72  + 2 24.6  barbosa,leandro......48%  29%  1.32  +12 18.6
iguodala,andre.......81%  20%  1.44  + 9 22.7  bargnani,andrea......73%  41%  0.59  -17 17.6
williams,lou.........46%  28%  1.21  - 1 14.9  calderon,jose........63%  11%  1.98  -16 13.7
young,thaddeus.......50%  34%  0.82  +12 13.4  bayless,jerryd.......42%  27%  1.14  + 9 12.8
hawes,spencer........50%  14%  1.14  +21  8.0  derozan,demar........63%  14%  1.04  -17  9.1
brand,elton..........54%  13%  1.12  + 9  7.7  kleiza,linas.........33%  32%  0.74  + 8  7.9
turner,evan..........38%  23%  0.57  - 9  4.7  johnson,amir.........56%  12%  1.15  - 2  7.7
vucevic,nikola.......21%  18%  1.05  -12  3.8  davis,ed.............56%  12%  0.76  + 7  5.3
meeks,jodie..........46%   9%  0.89  + 8  3.8  johnson,james........48%   2%  4.59  - 2  4.9
speights,marreese....15%  12%  1.25  - 9  2.1  evans,reggie.........15%  11%  1.73  + 4  2.8
nocioni,andres.......13%  32%  0.00  - 9  0.0  wright,julian........ 4%  25%  0.76  - 6  0.8
vucevic,nikola.......(DNP)                     alabi,soloman........(DNP)  
PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ers............  105.7 .465  .292 .112 .089  Raptors..........  101.2 .433  .227 .157 .183

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STRAT-O-MATIC STANDINGS & LEADERS
STANDINGS      SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS/GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
PHI    1   0   M.ELLIS   GSW 37.0  A.JEFFERS UTA 16.0  T.OUTLAW  NJN1.000 
NYK    1   0   A.STOUDEM NYK 36.0  K.LOVE    MIN 16.0  U.HASLEM  MIA1.000 
NJN    1   0   D.WEST    NOH 36.0  K.HUMPHRI NJN 16.0  E.KANTER  UTA .800 
BOS    1   0   D.ROSE    CHI 32.5  T.DUNCAN  SAS 16.0  J.JEREBKO DET .800 
TOR    0   1   K.DURANT  OKC 32.5  K.GARNETT BOS 15.0  W.JOHNSON MIN .800 
TEAM WON LOST
DET    1   0   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS/GAME
CHI    1   1   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
MIL    0   1   A.GRAY    NOH1.000  B.UDRIH   MIL1.000  A.IGUODAL PHI 12.0 
IND    0   1   A.BURKS   UTA1.000  B.WALKER  NYK1.000  C.PAUL    NOH 12.0 
CLE    0   1   A.KIRILEN UTA1.000  D.HARRIS  UTA1.000  R.WESTBRO OKC 12.0 
TEAM WON LOST  B.UDRIH   MIL1.000  E.HOUSE   MIA1.000  S.NASH    PHX 12.0 
CHA    1   0   B.DIAW    CHA1.000  J.JOHNSON ATL1.000  S.CURRY   GSW 11.0 
ATL    1   0
WAS    0   1   STEALS/GAME         TURNOVERS/GAME      BLOCKS/GAME
ORL    0   1   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
MIA    0   1   J.RICHARD ORL  4.0  R.GAY     MEM  8.0  J.McGEE   WAS  5.0 
TEAM WON LOST  R.RONDO   BOS  4.0  L.JAMES   MIA  7.0  A.BOGUT   MIL  4.0 
SAS    1   0   T.ALLEN   MEM  4.0  D.COUSINS SAC  6.0  L.JAMES   MIA  4.0 
NOH    1   0   B.DAVIS   CLE  3.0  J.SALMONS SAC  6.0  B.BIYOMBO CHA  3.0 
HOU    1   1   D.WILLIAM NJN  3.0  D.WADE    MIA  5.0  B.LOPEZ   NJN  3.0 
MEM    0   1
DAL    0   1
TEAM WON LOST
UTA    1   0
POR    0   0
DEN    0   0
MIN    0   1
OKC    0   2
TEAM WON LOST
LAL    2   0
PHX    1   0
LAC    1   0
SAC    0   1
GSW    0   1

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11/2  ATL 103  @ MIN  95        K.LOVE 24        K.LOVE 16       J.JOHNSON 8
11/2  CHA  90  @ ORL  86        C.MAGGETTE 27    B.BASS 10       D.AUGUSTIN 6
11/2  NOH  95 vs CHI  94        D.WEST 36        J.NOAH 11       C.PAUL 12
11/2  BOS  88 vs CLE  86        K.IRVING 21      K.GARNETT 15    R.RONDO 8
11/2  HOU  98  @ SAC  96        K.MARTIN 28      L.SCOLA 12      T.EVANS 8
11/2  DET 110 vs IND  94        D.GRANGER 28     R.HIBBERT 10    D.COLLISON 7
11/2  LAL 124  @ GSW 107        M.ELLIS 37       D.LEE 14        S.CURRY 11
11/2  LAC 105 vs MEM 102        R.GAY 31         M.GASOL 13      M.CONLEY 7
11/2  NYK  94 vs MIA  91        A.STOUDEMIR 36   A.STOUDEMIR 12  L.JAMES 8
11/2  SAS  85 vs MIL  75        M.GINOBILI 21    T.DUNCAN 16     T.PARKER 9
11/2  NJN  97  @ WAS  95        A.BLATCHE 28     K.HUMPHRIES 16  D.WILLIAMS 8
11/2  PHX  95 vs OKC  93        K.DURANT 29      S.IBAKA 12      Multiple 12
11/2  PHI  94  @ TOR  90        J.HOLIDAY 23     T.YOUNG 12      A.IGUODALA 12

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
DENVER (0-0) at PORTLAND (0-0)
MEMPHIS (0-1) at UTAH (1-0)
ORLANDO (0-1) at MIAMI (0-1)

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

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