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November 10, 2011
Sim Season
Golden Nuggets

by Bradford Doolittle

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Last season, the Nuggets' season took off after they traded franchise stalwart Carmelo Anthony and point guard Chauncey Billups to the Knicks for a gaggle of players that included Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Raymond Felton. Instead of wilting in the aftermath of losing its longtime star, Denver instead finished the season by winning 19 of its last 26 games, before losing an exciting five-game series to Oklahoma City in the playoffs.

The lockout was not kind to the depth Denver coach George Karl put to such good use last spring. Chandler signed in China, which prohibited him from returning once the lockout was settled. (Which it was in our sim-world, of course.) J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin went the same route, while Felton was flipped to Portland prior to the draft for veteran Andre Miller.

So Karl found himself with a tightened rotation once Sim Season kicked off, one which features first-round rebounding and defense specialist Kenneth Faried. Faried is averaging better than 11 rebounds per 40 minutes thus far, but he's shooting just 28 percent from the field. Why then are the Nuggets the last unbeaten team remaining in the league? Why to they sport a remarkable +18.6 average point differential?

Two reasons: Offense and defense. So far, the Nuggets have averaged 127.7 points per 100 possessions, far eclipsing Chicago, the league's second-most efficient offense. The Nuggets have been the league's best-shooting team and have the second-lowest turnover rate. In his expanded role, Gallinari is third in the NBA in scoring with a robust 30 per game average.

At the other end, Denver ranks fourth in efficiency and Faried has been a big part of that. Not only has he acquitted himself well on the boards, but he's averaging 1.5 blocks and 3.0 steals per 40 minutes. These are key reasons why he's second on Denver in plus-minus despite an almost total inability to make a shot. In the run-up to the last draft, I suggested Faried might be a player in the mold of Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman. I'm not shipping Faried off to Springfield, Mass., by any stretch, but stylistically, the comparison seems apt. At least in Sim Season.

Through last night, we've played the 68 games the NBA hasn't as part of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. We'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of tonight's action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

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

NOTE: The offer has been extended and now expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 20. Enjoy!

MAGIC 107, JAZZ 93: Jason Richardson hit 6-of-7 from three-point range and Brandon Bass scored eight points of a 15-5 Orlando run that broke up a close game in the fourth quarter. Rookie Enes Kanter got his first start for Utah but foul trouble limited him to eight points and two rebounds in 16 minutes.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
UTAH                        22 23 28 20   93
ORLANDO                     31 22 23 31  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
A.JEFFERSON  24   2  9  22  0  0      4  4 100  -6   2  4  6  0  6  0  4  1   8
P.MILLSAP    32   5 10  50  0  0      3  4  75  -8   3  7 10  1  3  2  2  0  13
D.HARRIS     30   1  6  17  0  1   0  2  2 100  -9   0  1  1  5  0  0  3  0   4
E.KANTER     16   4  7  57  0  0      0  0      -9   2  0  2  1  5  0  1  0   8
A.BURKS      25   3 11  27  0  0      0  0     -14   3  2  5  0  1  2  3  0   6
R.BELL       12   1  3  33  1  2  50  0  0       4   0  3  3  2  2  0  0  0   3
A.KIRILENKO  19   2  5  40  0  1   0  4  4 100  -6   0  4  4  2  1  3  1  0   8
C.MILES      21   3  8  38  0  4   0  0  0       0   0  2  2  2  0  0  1  1   6
E.WATSON     19   5  7  71  2  2 100  0  0      -6   2  1  3  2  2  0  1  0  12
D.FAVORS     27   7 11  64  0  0      0  2   0 -10   6  6 12  0  2  0  4  1  14
M.OKUR       15   3  6  50  1  2  50  4  4 100  -6   2  4  6  2  1  0  0  0  11
UTAH         48  36 83  43  4 12  33 17 20  85      20 34 54 17 23  7 20  3  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
D.HOWARD     26   5  6  83  0  0      1  5  20  11   1  4  5  1  6  2  1  1  11
J.RICHARDSON 31   9 13  69  6  7  86  0  0      14   1  0  1  0  1  3  2  0  24
H.TURKOGLU   35   7 13  54  3  6  50  1  4  25   5   0  3  3  7  2  1  4  0  18
J.NELSON     30   5  7  71  2  3  67  0  0       9   0  2  2  7  0  1  1  0  12
R.ANDERSON   28   4 11  36  0  5   0  5  6  83   7   2  6  8  0  2  0  1  0  13
B.BASS       25   8 11  73  0  0      0  0      11   2  7  9  1  1  0  1  0  16
G.ARENAS     19   3 11  27  0  5   0  0  0       6   0  3  3  5  3  1  0  0   6
J.REDICK     26   1  5  20  1  4  25  2  2 100   0   0  2  2  4  1  0  0  1   5
Q.RICHARDSON  6   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       3   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.HARPER     14   1  5  20  0  0      0  0       4   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0   2
ORLANDO      48  43 84  51 12 31  39  9 17  53       8 28 36 25 16  8 10  2 107

UTAH                        ORLANDO
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  40     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead   0            Biggest Lead  15

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
UTA (1-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  ORL (3-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
millsap,paul.........67%  18%  1.18  - 8 14.2  richardson,jason.....65%  23%  1.72  +14 25.7
favors,derrick.......56%  26%  1.02  -10 13.9  turkoglu,hedo........73%  25%  1.22  + 5 22.5
watson,earl..........40%  17%  1.92  - 6 13.5  nelson,jameer........63%  11%  2.35  + 9 19.6
okur,mehmet..........31%  22%  1.80  - 6 12.5  bass,brandon.........52%  22%  1.38  +11 13.6
kirilenko,andrei.....40%  16%  1.46  - 6 10.5  anderson,ryan........58%  25%  0.85  + 7 11.0
miles,c.j............44%  18%  0.92    0  8.0  howard,dwight........54%  16%  1.17  +11 10.8
jefferson,al.........50%  27%  0.49  - 6  7.5  redick,j.j...........54%   9%  1.54    0  8.1
harris,devin.........63%  12%  0.90  - 9  6.9  arenas,gilbert.......40%  28%  0.81  + 6  6.8
burks,alec...........52%  24%  0.55  -14  6.3  harper,justin........29%  16%  0.48  + 4  2.0
kanter,enes..........33%  21%  0.91  - 9  6.3  richardson,quentin...13%  15%  0.19  + 3  0.3
bell,raja............25%   8%  2.28  + 4  5.1  liggins,deandre......(DNP)  
evans,jeremy.........(DNP)                     allen,malik..........(DNP)  
PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
JAZZ.............  104.6 .458  .417 .225 .099  MAGIC............  120.3 .583  .190 .112 .084

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CLIPPERS 114, RAPTORS 104: One night after getting embarrassed in Chicago, the Clippers got 31 points from Eric Gordon and a 29-point, 18-rebound line from Blake Griffin to steal the road win in Toronto. The Bulls dominated the Clippers on the boards in Tuesday's rout, outscoring L.A. 20-1 on second-chance points. Vinny Del Negro's charges turned that around against the soft Raptors, holding a 19-4 edge in the second-chance category. Andrea Bargnani scored 28 for Toronto.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES C               33 21 40 20  114
TORONTO                     31 26 31 16  104

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
B.GRIFFIN    37  11 20  55  0  0      7 13  54  20   5 13 18  2  0  1  0  0  29
E.GORDON     39  11 14  79  5  7  71  4  4 100   8   1  0  1  3  2  1  6  0  31
M.WILLIAMS   27   2  9  22  0  7   0  1  1 100  12   0  1  1 10  2  0  2  0   5
A.AMINU      14   4  4 100  1  1 100  0  0      10   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  0   9
C.KAMAN      24   4  7  57  0  0      2  2 100   9   1  3  4  1  4  0  1  3  10
R.GOMES      23   4  9  44  2  5  40  2  2 100   2   0  2  2  1  2  0  1  0  12
D.JORDAN     24   1  1 100  0  0      0  2   0   1   2  4  6  1  2  0  1  1   2
E.BLEDSOE    21   3  8  38  0  1   0  0  0      -2   1  4  5  7  0  1  3  0   6
R.FOYE       19   2  3  67  0  0      3  4  75   0   0  2  2  2  0  0  2  0   7
C.SMITH       4   0  0      0  0      1  2  50  -8   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1
W.WARREN      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
T.THOMPKINS   7   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   2
LOS ANGELES  48  43 79  54  8 21  38 20 30  67      11 32 43 28 15  3 17  4 114
                 ----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    37   8 18  44  0  3   0  3  4  75 -20   1  1  2  3  3  4  1  0  19
A.BARGNANI   36  11 24  46  1  3  33  5  6  83 -18   2  3  5  3  3  2  1  0  28
J.CALDERON   30   3  6  50  1  1 100  2  2 100 -14   1  2  3 10  2  1  1  0   9
E.DAVIS      28   4  6  67  0  0      2  2 100   6   3  4  7  0  4  0  1  2  10
J.JOHNSON    23   2  7  29  0  1   0  2  2 100   6   1  2  3  1  2  1  0  0   6
A.JOHNSON    26   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100 -14   1  4  5  1  2  1  1  1   8
J.BAYLESS    19   4  8  50  2  2 100  0  0       2   0  1  1  4  1  0  0  0  10
L.BARBOSA    20   2  9  22  1  6  17  0  0      -1   0  2  2  1  3  0  1  0   5
L.KLEIZA     15   3  3 100  1  1 100  0  0      -3   0  3  3  1  3  1  1  0   7
R.EVANS       6   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       6   1  1  2  3  2  0  0  0   2
TORONTO      48  41 88  47  6 17  35 16 18  89      10 23 33 27 25 10  7  3 104

LOS ANGELES C               TORONTO
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  19       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  38     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead  14            Biggest Lead  10

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAC (2-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  TOR (1-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
griffin,blake........77%  31%  1.25  +20 29.2  bargnani,andrea......75%  37%  0.95  -18 27.9
gordon,eric..........81%  24%  1.53  + 8 29.0  derozan,demar........77%  26%  0.89  -20 17.1
gomes,ryan...........48%  20%  1.19  + 2 11.6  calderon,jose........63%  11%  2.20  -14 17.0
bledsoe,eric.........44%  23%  1.15  - 2 11.5  bayless,jerryd.......40%  19%  1.60  + 2 12.1
williams,maurice.....56%  18%  1.05  +12 10.4  johnson,amir.........54%  13%  1.16  -14  9.3
kaman,chris..........50%  15%  1.19  + 9  9.2  davis,ed.............58%  12%  1.30  + 6  8.8
aminu,alfarouq.......29%  15%  1.89  +10  8.5  kleiza,linas.........31%  11%  2.03  - 3  6.4
foye,randy...........40%  14%  1.26    0  8.1  johnson,james........48%  15%  0.82  + 6  5.8
jordan,deandre.......50%   3%  2.10  + 1  3.6  barbosa,leandro......42%  23%  0.52  - 1  5.0
thompkins,trey.......15%  25%  0.43  - 2  1.6  evans,reggie.........13%   6%  4.71  + 6  3.9
smith,craig.......... 8%   8%  1.09  - 8  0.7  alabi,soloman........(DNP)  
warren,willie........ 2%  49%  0.69    0  0.7  ajinca,alexis........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CLIPPERS.........  124.3 .595  .324 .185 .144  RAPTORS..........  113.4 .500  .238 .076 .086

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KNICKS 95, HAWKS 82: Amar'e Stoudemire scored 14 of his 21 points to help the Knicks jump out to a 17-point first-quarter lead. Atlanta managed to avoid the blowout, but never really made a serious run at New York. Landry Fields matched Stoudemire's team-high 21 points and helped harrass Atlanta's Joe Johnson into a 3-of-17 shooting performance.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW YORK                    32 20 21 22   95
ATLANTA                     18 23 21 20   82

                 ----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 38   6 19  32  0  0      9 10  90  22   2  9 11  3  2  1  1  4  21
C.ANTHONY    35   5 15  33  0  1   0  9  9 100  16   2  3  5  4  4  2  2  0  19
L.FIELDS     30   8 14  57  3  6  50  2  2 100  27   1  4  5  1  2  0  1  0  21
C.BILLUPS    29   6  9  67  2  4  50  1  2  50  20   0  1  1  4  3  2  1  0  15
J.HARRELLSON 14   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      27   3  4  7  0  3  2  0  2   2
T.DOUGLAS    21   3  7  43  1  2  50  0  0      -9   0  1  1  1  1  2  0  0   7
S.WILLIAMS   21   2  3  67  0  0      0  0     -14   1  2  3  0  4  0  4  0   4
R.TURIAF     21   1  3  33  0  0      0  0     -12   0  3  3  1  2  1  1  1   2
B.WALKER      4   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       6   0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0   2
J.JEFFRIES   11   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -6   2  2  4  1  4  0  0  0   2
A.RAUTINS     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
I.SHUMPERT   14   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  2   0  -8   0  1  1  2  0  3  4  0   0
NEW YORK     48  34 79  43  6 15  40 21 25  84      11 30 41 18 25 13 15  7  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   8 10  80  0  0      2  2 100 -18   4  7 11  3  1  0  0  2  18
J.SMITH      28   5 14  36  0  0      8 13  62  -2   2  8 10  2  4  1  3  0  18
J.JOHNSON    39   3 17  18  0  5   0  0  0     -26   1  2  3  2  3  2  7  0   6
K.HINRICH    30   1  9  11  1  3  33  0  0      -8   1  3  4  4  3  1  1  0   3
M.WILLIAMS   17   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100  -4   0  2  2  0  2  0  1  0   2
J.CRAWFORD   27   5 11  45  2  5  40  2  2 100 -14   0  0  0  0  3  2  1  0  14
Z.PACHULIA   19   1  1 100  0  0      8 12  67 -11   2  6  8  0  3  0  3  0  10
J.TEAGUE     23   2  5  40  1  2  50  0  0       3   0  1  1  2  1  3  2  0   5
D.WILKINS     9   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      10   0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0   2
K.BENSON     12   2  4  50  0  0      0  1   0   5   1  0  1  1  2  1  1  0   4
ATLANTA      48  28 74  38  4 15  27 22 32  69      11 29 40 14 23 11 19  2  82

NEW YORK                    ATLANTA
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  14
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead  17            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NYK (3-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  ATL (1-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
fields,landry........63%  24%  1.36  +27 24.7  horford,al...........75%  12%  2.10  -18 19.9
stoudemire,amare.....79%  30%  0.95  +22 20.0  smith,josh...........58%  38%  0.80  - 2 18.0
anthony,carmelo......73%  27%  0.93  +16 19.6  crawford,jamal.......56%  21%  1.04  -14 13.7
billups,chauncey.....60%  16%  1.65  +20 17.2  pachulia,zaza........40%  22%  1.06  -11 10.0
douglas,toney........44%  14%  1.23  - 9  7.2  teague,jeff..........48%  12%  1.17  + 3  7.9
harrellson,josh......29%   4%  2.84  +27  3.4  hinrich,kirk.........63%  14%  0.75  - 8  6.7
turiaf,ronny.........44%   7%  0.98  -12  2.8  johnson,joe..........81%  28%  0.30  -26  6.0
williams,shawne......44%  14%  0.47  -14  2.7  benson,keith.........25%  20%  0.80  + 5  4.2
shumpert,iman........29%  22%  0.42  - 8  2.5  wilkins,damien.......19%   3%  2.74  +10  1.8
walker,bill.......... 8%  35%  0.79  + 6  2.1  williams,marvin......35%   9%  0.46  - 4  1.6
jeffries,jared.......23%  11%  0.93  - 6  1.9  collins,jason........(DNP)  
rautins,andy......... 4%  25%  0.00  - 4  0.0  thomas,etan..........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KNICKS...........  104.1 .468  .275 .164 .121  HAWKS............   89.9 .405  .268 .208 .154

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CELTICS 116, BOBCATS 99: In a vintage performance, Ray Allen scored 11 of his 34 points--including three three-pointers--during the first three minutes of the second half, turning a comfortable Boston lead into a rout. Allen shot 13-of-17 in the game. Paul Pierce had 25 points, nine boards and six assists in his first game back from injury.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHARLOTTE                   33 20 14 32   99
BOSTON                      38 24 24 30  116

                 ----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       30   3  6  50  0  2   0  0  0      -8   1  3  4  7  1  0  1  1   6
D.AUGUSTIN   33   4 17  24  3 12  25  5  5 100 -16   1  2  3  7  2  2  0  0  16
K.BROWN      24   2  3  67  0  0      0  2   0 -13   3  3  6  0  4  1  0  0   4
G.HENDERSON  35   5  9  56  0  1   0  2  3  67 -24   3  5  8  2  0  2  1  0  12
C.MAGGETTE   27   8 18  44  2  7  29  5  5 100 -13   1  3  4  4  4  1  2  0  23
D.CUNNINGHAM 10   0  0      0  0      0  0       6   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.THOMAS     32   6 15  40  0  0      2  2 100 -21   3  7 10  0  2  0  7  1  14
D.WHITE       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   0
M.CARROLL     3   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   4
E.NAJERA      2   0  0      0  0      0  0       5   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.WALKER     20   6 10  60  3  6  50  0  0      -1   0  1  1  1  1  0  2  0  15
B.BIYOMBO    23   2  6  33  0  0      1  1 100  -3   1  3  4  1  0  1  0  3   5
CHARLOTTE    48  38 86  44  8 28  29 15 18  83      13 29 42 22 15  7 14  5  99
                 ----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      36  13 17  76  6  8  75  2  2 100  20   0  3  3  3  3  1  1  0  34
P.PIERCE     37  10 19  53  0  4   0  5  6  83  21   2  7  9  6  2  1  0  0  25
R.RONDO      38  10 16  62  0  0      3  4  75  23   0  5  5 12  3  2  5  1  23
G.DAVIS      29   5  7  71  1  1 100  6  6 100  26   0  6  6  3  2  0  0  0  17
K.GARNETT    41   5 13  38  0  1   0  1  2  50  15   4  4  8  3  3  2  1  2  11
J.GREEN      20   0  4   0  0  2   0  0  0      -3   0  1  1  3  0  0  0  2   0
C.ARROYO      3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -6   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
V.WAFER       1   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.WEST       10   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -6   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
J.O'NEAL     22   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      -2   1  2  3  0  2  0  2  0   6
J.JOHNSON     3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -4   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
BOSTON       48  46 85  54  7 17  41 17 20  85       7 29 36 31 15  6  9  5 116

CHARLOTTE                   BOSTON
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   1            Biggest Lead  24

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHA (2-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  BOS (3-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
maggette,corey.......56%  37%  1.09  -13 20.7  allen,ray............75%  24%  1.88  +20 33.1
augustin,d.j.........69%  25%  1.18  -16 18.1  rondo,rajon..........79%  27%  1.29  +23 27.2
thomas,tyrus.........67%  32%  0.64  -21 15.2  pierce,paul..........77%  27%  1.27  +21 24.7
walker,kemba.........42%  26%  1.35  - 1 15.1  davis,glen...........60%  14%  1.94  +26 19.1
hendersonjr,gerald...73%  13%  1.47  -24 12.3  garnett,kevin........85%  16%  0.99  +15 13.8
diaw,boris...........63%   8%  1.99  - 8 12.0  o'neal,jermaine......46%  16%  0.69  - 2  4.8
biyombo,bismack......48%  11%  1.30  - 3  7.2  green,jeff...........42%   8%  0.82  - 3  2.9
brown,kwame..........50%   5%  1.63  -13  3.8  west,delonte.........21%   8%  0.41  - 6  0.7
carroll,matt......... 6%  30%  1.72  + 4  3.4  johnson,jajuan....... 6%  14%  0.29  - 4  0.3
cunningham,dante.....21%   5%  0.26  + 6  0.3  arroyo,carlos........ 6%  16%  0.00  - 6  0.0
white,d.j............ 2%  46%  0.00  - 1  0.0  johnson,jajuan.......(DNP)  
biyombo,bismack......(DNP)                     moore,e'twaun........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BOBCATS..........  108.1 .488  .310 .153 .087  CELTICS..........  126.7 .582  .194 .098 .096

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MAVERICKS 117, NETS 102: Speaking of vintage performances, Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 of his 42 points in the second half to help Dallas break open a close game for its third straight win. The Nets lost for the first time this season. New Jersey rookie Marshon Brooks scored 13 points in 21 minutes off the bench. Brooks has proven to be one of the more productive rookies of the young season by averaging 17.8 points per 40 minutes on a .632 True Shooting Percentage.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DALLAS                      38 20 31 28  117
NEW JERSEY                  31 26 26 19  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
J.KIDD       40   2  6  33  2  6  33  0  0      18   0  3  3 20  1  0  4  1   6
D.NOWITZKI   41  18 27  67  0  1   0  6  9  67  21   0  9  9  2  4  2  1  0  42
T.CHANDLER   21   3  3 100  0  0      0  0       2   1  6  7  1  5  0  1  0   6
J.BAREA      22   5  6  83  1  2  50  0  0      15   0  1  1  8  1  1  1  0  11
P.STOJAKOVIC 14   5  7  71  1  2  50  2  2 100   7   1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  13
J.TERRY      32   6 15  40  2  6  33  1  4  25  -3   1  3  4  3  1  1  2  0  15
S.MARION     33   8 11  73  0  0      1  2  50   4   5  7 12  2  2  0  0  0  17
B.HAYWOOD    15   2  4  50  0  0      1  4  25  10   1  4  5  1  3  0  1  0   5
I.MAHINMI     9   1  1 100  0  0      0  2   0   1   0  1  1  1  0  0  1  1   2
R.FERNANDEZ  13   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       0   0  1  1  1  4  1  1  0   0
DALLAS       48  50 81  62  6 18  33 11 23  48       9 36 45 39 21  5 12  2 117
                 ----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   8 19  42  0  0     12 15  80 -24   6  3  9  2  5  1  2  2  28
D.WILLIAMS   40   5 17  29  2 12  17  2  2 100 -12   0  2  2 14  4  0  2  0  14
T.OUTLAW     25   3  7  43  1  5  20  0  0     -16   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0   7
K.HUMPHRIES  31   3  7  43  0  0      3  5  60  -6   2  4  6  1  3  0  1  1   9
A.MORROW     32   7 12  58  1  3  33  0  0     -14   2  4  6  0  1  0  1  0  15
J.FARMAR     17   1  3  33  1  2  50  1  2  50  13   0  2  2  6  1  1  0  0   4
S.GRAHAM      1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.PETRO      11   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       7   1  2  3  2  1  3  0  0   4
B.WRIGHT      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
D.JAMES       8   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   4
M.BROOKS     21   6  9  67  0  0      1  3  33 -11   0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0  13
J.WILLIAMS   17   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100  -9   2  2  4  0  3  0  1  1   4
NEW JERSEY   48  38 83  46  5 22  23 21 29  72      13 24 37 28 20  5  8  4 102

DALLAS                      NEW JERSEY
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  18
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts  15
Points in the Paint  52     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead  19            Biggest Lead   3

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DAL (3-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NJN (3-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nowitzki,dirk........85%  37%  1.18  +21 37.2  lopez,brook..........75%  36%  0.97  -24 27.8
kidd,jason...........83%  10%  2.44  +18 22.8  williams,deron.......83%  22%  1.20  -12 21.2
marion,shawn.........69%  16%  1.67  + 4 17.6  morrow,anthony.......67%  18%  1.22  -14 14.8
terry,jason..........67%  27%  0.94  - 3 16.3  brooks,marshon.......44%  22%  1.27  -11 13.9
barea,jose...........46%  14%  2.47  +15 13.0  humphries,kris.......65%  14%  1.01  - 6  8.6
stojakovic,peja......29%  26%  1.56  + 7 11.3  farmar,jordan........35%   8%  2.86  +13  8.3
chandler,tyson.......44%   7%  1.84  + 2  5.9  outlaw,travis........52%  11%  1.25  -16  7.1
haywood,brendan......31%  21%  0.83  +10  4.9  petro,johan..........23%   6%  4.32  + 7  6.1
mahinmi,ian..........19%  14%  1.08  + 1  2.7  williams,jordan......35%  12%  0.91  - 9  3.8
fernandez,rudy.......27%   5%  0.10    0  0.1  james,damion.........17%  29%  0.74  - 3  3.4
beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)                     graham,stephen....... 2%  52%  0.00  - 2  0.0
jones,dominique......(DNP)                     williams,jordan......(DNP)  
PACE: 88.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 88.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
MAVERICKS........  131.8 .654  .273 .135 .114  NETS.............  114.9 .488  .265 .090 .144

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PACERS 96, BUCKS 80: The Pacers entered into a Scott Skiles-style scrap and emerged with their third win in a row. Indiana held Milwaukee to 34 percent shooting and outscored the plodding Bucks 28-10 in transition. Tyler Hansbrough had 17 points and nine rebounds and shot 5-of-6 from the field. Remember those first batch of power rankings I unveiled the other day? Here's a sneak preview of the second week: Milwaukee won't be in the top spot any longer.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
INDIANA                     27 26 16 27   96
MILWAUKEE                   26 15 20 19   80

                 ----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    37   7 22  32  3  9  33  4  6  67   8   2  4  6  3  2  1  3  1  21
D.COLLISON   28   5 10  50  0  0      0  1   0   3   0  3  3  4  2  1  1  0  10
R.HIBBERT    29   2  8  25  0  0      3  5  60   4   1  9 10  4  1  1  2  2   7
B.RUSH       12   0  5   0  0  3   0  0  0       3   0  2  2  2  0  1  0  0   0
T.HANSBROUGH 31   5  6  83  0  0      7  9  78   5   4  5  9  0  2  0  2  0  17
M.DUNLEAVY   17   4  7  57  3  3 100  0  0      11   0  5  5  1  0  1  2  1  11
J.McROBERTS  19   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0      12   0  1  1  2  1  0  1  2   3
P.GEORGE     24   3  9  33  2  3  67  2  2 100   6   0  5  5  1  2  1  1  0  10
J.FOSTER     16   4  7  57  0  0      0  0      11   2  5  7  1  1  0  1  1   8
A.PRICE       2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
S.JONES       1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
G.HILL       24   2  7  29  0  1   0  2  2 100  16   1  5  6  5  2  0  3  0   6
INDIANA      48  34 84  40 10 22  45 18 25  72      10 44 54 23 14  6 16  7  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
A.BOGUT      35   3 13  23  0  0      0  0      -6   4  7 11  1  4  1  3  3   6
B.JENNINGS   34  11 24  46  3  9  33  2  3  67  -4   1  5  6  2  0  1  0  1  27
C.DELFINO    33   2 12  17  1  7  14  0  0     -18   1  3  4  1  4  0  1  0   5
E.ILYASOVA   26   2  8  25  0  2   0  0  0     -12   2  7  9  2  3  1  2  1   4
S.JACKSON    37   7 14  50  1  5  20  1  1 100  -7   0  6  6  4  3  1  5  1  16
L.MOUTE      25   1  6  17  0  1   0  0  0      -7   2  3  5  2  3  1  0  0   2
L.SANDERS    13   1  3  33  0  0      0  0     -10   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
D.GOODEN     21   1  8  12  0  1   0  0  0      -4   2  6  8  4  2  1  1  1   2
B.UDRIH      14   5  8  62  2  5  40  4  5  80 -12   0  0  0  0  2  1  1  0  16
S.LIVINGSTON  1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.HARRIS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
MILWAUKEE    48  33 97  34  7 30  23  7  9  78      12 38 50 16 22  7 14  7  80

INDIANA                     MILWAUKEE
     Fast Break Pts  28          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  14
       Biggest Lead  17            Biggest Lead   5

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
IND (3-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIL (2-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
granger,danny........77%  33%  0.84  + 8 22.6  jennings,brandon.....71%  32%  1.14  - 4 24.9
hansbrough,tyler.....65%  16%  1.40  + 5 13.8  jackson,stephen......77%  21%  0.99  - 7 16.0
dunleavy jr.,mike....35%  22%  1.58  +11 10.8  udrih,beno...........29%  34%  1.30  -12 12.4
george,paul..........50%  19%  1.09  + 6  9.7  bogut,andrew.........73%  18%  0.60  - 6  7.6
hibbert,roy..........60%  17%  1.02  + 4  9.2  ilyasova,ersan.......54%  15%  0.78  -12  5.3
collison,darren......58%  17%  1.07  + 3  8.7  gooden,drew..........44%  17%  0.83  - 4  5.3
foster,jeff..........33%  21%  1.20  +11  7.7  delfino,carlos.......69%  15%  0.47  -18  5.1
hill,george..........50%  19%  0.92  +16  6.7  mbahamoute,luc.......52%   8%  0.83  - 7  3.7
mcroberts,josh.......40%   5%  2.17  +12  4.2  sanders,larry........27%  11%  0.46  -10  1.4
price,a.j............ 4%  21%  3.30  + 1  2.5  livingston,shaun..... 2%  43%  0.00    0  0.0
rush,brandon.........25%  17%  0.49  + 3  2.0  harris,tobias........(DNP)  
jones,solomon........ 2%  48%  0.00    0  0.0  leuer,jon............(DNP)  
PACE: 97.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 97.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PACERS...........   98.1 .464  .208 .163 .112  BUCKS............   81.7 .376  .214 .143 .040

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SUNS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 93: The Suns fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Tuesday, but Steve Nash directed a nice bounce-back win with 29 points and 17 assists. Minnesota got 28 points and 14 boards from Kevin Love but had several abysmal shooting performances: Wesley Johnson (1-of-9), Michael Beasley (4-of-15) and Anthony Randolph (4-of-17). The Suns rolled up a 34-10 edge in fastbreak points and never trailed in the contest.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHOENIX                     34 27 19 26  106
MINNESOTA                   22 23 22 26   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
S.NASH       41  10 16  62  1  3  33  8  9  89   8   1  5  6 17  1  0  7  0  29
G.HILL       27   5 13  38  0  0      1  1 100  10   0  2  2  2  4  2  3  3  11
J.DUDLEY     32   3  6  50  1  4  25  3  4  75   8   1  3  4  0  1  1  1  0  10
V.CARTER     19   2  9  22  1  7  14  2  2 100  11   1  4  5  0  6  0  5  0   7
M.GORTAT     29   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      16   3 10 13  0  2  0  0  6   6
C.FRYE       26   6  7  86  1  1 100  0  0       3   1  3  4  0  4  1  2  1  13
H.WARRICK     2   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
A.BROOKS     17   4 10  40  2  6  33  0  0       6   0  1  1  5  2  1  2  0  10
M.PIETRUS    20   3  6  50  1  3  33  0  0      -1   0  5  5  2  3  0  1  0   7
R.LOPEZ      19   4  7  57  0  0      0  0      -3   3  4  7  2  3  0  0  1   8
J.CHILDRESS   2   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       3   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1   5
M.MORRIS      6   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       1   1  0  1  0  3  0  1  0   0
PHOENIX      48  42 81  52  8 25  32 14 16  88      11 38 49 29 30  5 22 12 106
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.LOVE       36   8 14  57  3  5  60  9 12  75 -16   6  8 14  1  2  4  1  0  28
M.BEASLEY    29   4 15  27  0  2   0  6  8  75 -16   4  2  6  3  2  1  2  0  14
W.JOHNSON    26   1  9  11  0  4   0  2  2 100 -13   1  1  2  1  0  2  1  0   4
D.MILICIC    19   3  7  43  0  0      0  0     -12   2  2  4  2  4  0  2  0   6
R.RUBIO      27   2  5  40  0  1   0  3  4  75 -13   0  1  1  3  3  1  1  0   7
L.RIDNOUR    21   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       0   0  3  3  3  2  2  0  0   4
A.TOLLIVER    6   0  0      0  0      2  2 100   4   1  0  1  1  0  0  0  2   2
W.ELLINGTON  11   1  3  33  1  3  33  0  0       2   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  0   3
M.WEBSTER    17   1  2  50  0  0      4  6  67  -3   1  2  3  1  3  0  2  0   6
A.RANDOLPH   23   4 17  24  0  0      1  1 100   2   1  3  4  1  2  1  2  0   9
B.MILLER      2   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0   0
D.WILLIAMS   23   4  9  44  0  2   0  2  4  50   0   2  3  5  1  2  1  1  1  10
MINNESOTA    48  30 85  35  4 18  22 29 39  74      19 27 46 17 22 12 14  3  93

PHOENIX                     MINNESOTA
     Fast Break Pts  34          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts  23
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead  20            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHX (4-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIN (2-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nash,steve...........85%  29%  1.45  + 8 36.6  love,kevin...........75%  23%  1.64  -16 31.2
brooks,aaron.........35%  31%  1.14  + 6 12.7  beasley,michael......60%  31%  0.77  -16 15.1
frye,channing........54%  14%  1.47  + 3  9.8  williams,derrick.....48%  21%  0.97    0 10.0
dudley,jared.........67%  10%  1.33  + 8  9.2  randolph,anthony.....48%  37%  0.48  + 2  7.6
hill,grant...........56%  26%  0.70  +10  8.9  rubio,ricky..........56%  10%  1.24  -13  6.4
gortat,marcin........60%   2%  5.47  +16  8.6  milicic,darko........40%  19%  0.80  -12  6.0
lopez,robin..........40%  15%  1.49  - 3  8.4  ridnour,luke.........44%   3%  4.45    0  5.9
pietrus,mickael......42%  14%  1.33  - 1  7.6  johnson,wesley.......54%  16%  0.56  -13  5.3
carter,vince.........40%  35%  0.42  +11  5.7  webster,martell......35%  15%  0.97  - 3  5.2
childress,josh....... 4%  45%  2.92  + 3  5.1  ellington,wayne......23%  14%  1.05  + 2  3.1
warrick,hakim........ 4%  24%  0.00  + 3  0.0  tolliver,anthony.....13%   3%  7.09  + 4  2.8
morris,markieff......(DNP)                     miller,brad.......... 4%  45%  0.00    0  0.0
PACE: 94.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 94.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
SUNS.............  112.6 .568  .289 .234 .075  TIMBERWOLVES.....   98.8 .376  .333 .149 .182

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HEAT 104, HORNETS 96: LeBron James scored 16 of his 27 points as Miami surged to a 25-point halftime lead and the Heat cruised to its fourth straight win. Mike Miller hit three three-pointers during the Heat's big first half.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MIAMI                       38 27 17 22  104
NEW ORLEANS                 15 25 28 28   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
L.JAMES      39   9 19  47  0  1   0  9  9 100   6   0  3  3  6  3  2  2  1  27
D.WADE       37   6 13  46  1  3  33  9 12  75  13   0  7  7  6  5  2  3  0  22
C.BOSH       37   6 12  50  0  0      5  5 100   0   1  7  8  2  2  0  1  0  17
M.CHALMERS   23   2  4  50  0  2   0  0  0      21   0  4  4  2  4  0  0  0   4
J.ANTHONY    28   3  3 100  0  0      1  2  50  27   1  1  2  2  3  1  0  1   7
M.BIBBY       2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
J.JONES       3   0  0      0  0      0  0       8   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
E.HOUSE       8   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0      -4   0  1  1  1  1  0  1  0   2
M.MILLER     24   5  8  62  3  5  60  0  0     -11   4  1  5  2  3  0  0  0  13
E.DAMPIER     7   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -2   1  0  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
U.HASLEM     16   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100  -8   3  0  3  0  4  0  0  0   4
N.COLE       16   1  4  25  1  2  50  0  0     -14   0  2  2  0  1  0  1  0   3
MIAMI        48  36 72  50  6 15  40 26 30  87      10 26 36 21 27  5  9  2 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.PAUL       37   4 13  31  0  2   0  7  7 100 -13   0  3  3  8  4  2  2  0  15
T.ARIZA      25   2  8  25  2  6  33  2  2 100   6   1  5  6  1  4  0  3  1   8
D.WEST       29   8 14  57  0  0      6  6 100 -10   2  2  4  0  4  0  1  0  22
E.OKAFOR     32   4  7  57  0  0      4  6  67  -9   3  7 10  1  3  0  1  1  12
M.BELINELLI  34   3  7  43  2  5  40  2  2 100 -15   0  1  1  1  2  0  0  0  10
C.LANDRY     25   2  7  29  0  0      2  2 100   5   0  2  2  1  4  0  3  2   6
J.JACK       13   1  2  50  0  0      2  2 100  -1   0  1  1  2  2  1  0  0   4
W.GREEN      26   5  8  62  1  1 100  0  0       2   2  2  4  3  1  0  0  0  11
Q.PONDEXTER  10   3  5  60  0  2   0  0  0      -3   1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0   6
A.GRAY        8   0  0      0  0      2  2 100  -4   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  1   2
D.ILUNGA-MBE  1   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
NEW ORLEANS  48  32 71  45  5 16  31 27 29  93       9 25 34 17 27  3 10  5  96

MIAMI                       NEW ORLEANS
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead  27            Biggest Lead   1

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIA (4-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NWO (2-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
james,lebron.........81%  33%  1.10  + 6 30.3  paul,chris...........77%  25%  1.04  -13 24.1
wade,dwyane..........77%  30%  1.15  +13 28.1  west,david...........60%  31%  1.03  -10 21.2
bosh,chris...........77%  20%  1.17    0 20.9  green,willie.........54%  15%  1.76  + 2 16.2
miller,mike..........50%  16%  2.06  -11 17.6  okafor,emeka.........67%  16%  1.29  - 9 13.2
anthony,joel.........58%   5%  2.61  +27  9.0  belinelli,marco......71%  10%  1.45  -15 12.2
chalmers,mario.......48%   7%  1.45  +21  5.8  ariza,trevor.........52%  24%  0.83  + 6 11.8
cole,norris..........33%  15%  0.76  -14  4.3  landry,carl..........52%  22%  0.51  + 5  6.7
haslem,udonis........33%  11%  0.91  - 8  3.9  jack,jarrett.........27%  10%  1.87  - 1  5.9
bibby,mike........... 4%  25%  3.33  + 4  3.8  pondexter,quincy.....21%  25%  1.03  - 3  5.0
house,eddie..........17%  18%  0.83  - 4  2.6  gray,aaron...........17%   4%  2.85  - 4  2.1
dampier,erick........15%  29%  0.44  - 2  2.0  ilungambenga,didier.. 2%  57%  0.00  + 2  0.0
jones,james.......... 6%  19%  0.00  + 8  0.0  ewing,patrick........(DNP)  
PACE: 81.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 81.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HEAT.............  128.2 .542  .286 .111 .163  HORNETS..........  118.4 .486  .257 .123 .157

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76ERS 131, ROCKETS 122, OT: This game was tight all the way as neither team held a double-digit lead in the contest. Luis Scola's free throw in the final seconds of regulation knotted the score, but he missed the second shot, sending the game into overtime. In the extra session, the Sixers scored 10 of the first 12 points. Then Jodie Meeks hit a three with 35 seconds to play, giving Philly a nine-point lead--the biggest either team had in the game. That turned out to be the final margin.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
HOUSTON                     26 24 30 36  6  122
PHILADELPHIA                26 27 30 33 15  131

                 ----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     39   8 23  35  3 13  23  4  4 100  -5   0  3  3  3  0  0  1  0  23
K.LOWRY      40   8 12  67  3  6  50  5  7  71  -7   1  3  4  7  3  3  3  0  24
L.SCOLA      37   8 14  57  0  0      5  7  71  -4   3  4  7  3  6  0  7  0  21
C.HAYES      33   2  3  67  0  0      4  6  67  -5   4  9 13  2  3  0  4  0   8
P.PATTERSON  21   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -7   1  2  3  0  4  1  2  1   2
C.BUDINGER   35   3  7  43  2  5  40  3  4  75  -9   1  3  4  2  1  2  1  0  11
C.LEE        16   4  5  80  1  1 100  3  4  75  -3   0  1  1  4  3  1  3  0  12
G.DRAGIC     15   2  6  33  1  2  50  0  0       0   0  3  3  4  1  0  1  0   5
J.HILL       13   2  3  67  0  0      1  2  50  -6   1  0  1  0  2  1  0  0   5
H.THABEET     3   0  0      0  0      3  4  75   3   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   3
M.MORRIS     13   4  4 100  0  0      0  0      -2   2  3  5  0  1  0  0  0   8
HOUSTON      53  42 80  52 10 27  37 28 38  74      13 32 45 26 24  8 22  1 122
                 ----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    38   9 19  47  0  2   0  2  2 100   9   0  3  3  4  3  4  4  0  20
E.BRAND      38   8 12  67  0  0      6  7  86   9   1  4  5  1  4  0  1  2  22
A.IGUODALA   46   6 11  55  1  2  50  1  4  25   6   0  3  3 12  4  1  3  0  14
J.MEEKS      35   8 12  67  6  9  67  1  1 100   9   1  2  3  2  2  1  1  0  23
S.HAWES      26   4  8  50  0  0      0  0       2   2  5  7  3  3  0  0  0   8
T.YOUNG      20   3  5  60  0  0      3  4  75  -1   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   9
E.TURNER     24   1  3  33  0  1   0  2  2 100   5   0  3  3  4  4  1  2  0   4
L.WILLIAMS   14   6 10  60  3  6  50  6  6 100   0   0  1  1  4  1  0  0  0  21
A.NOCIONI     6   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       3   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.SPEIGHTS    6   2  2 100  0  0      0  1   0   4   0  2  2  0  1  0  1  0   4
N.VUCEVIC    12   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      -1   1  1  2  1  4  0  0  1   6
PHILADELPHI  53  50 87  57 10 21  48 21 27  78       5 26 31 32 27  7 12  3 131

HOUSTON                     PHILADELPHIA
     Fast Break Pts  26          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  13       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  40
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  10

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
HOU (2-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  PHI (2-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
lowry,kyle...........75%  20%  1.64  - 7 27.4  meeks,jodie..........73%  18%  1.87  + 9 24.0
martin,kevin.........74%  30%  0.94  - 5 17.6  iguodala,andre.......96%  16%  1.32  + 6 22.3
scola,luis...........70%  30%  0.82  - 4 16.2  williams,lou.........29%  44%  1.67    0 20.1
budinger,chase.......66%  11%  1.59  - 9 13.1  brand,elton..........79%  20%  1.18  + 9 17.6
lee,courtney.........30%  28%  1.37  - 3 12.5  holiday,jrue.........79%  30%  0.83  + 9 16.6
hayes,chuck..........62%  12%  1.29  - 5 10.1  hawes,spencer........54%  14%  1.25  + 2  8.3
dragic,goran.........28%  20%  1.24    0  7.1  young,thaddeus.......42%  15%  1.17  - 1  7.3
morris,marcus........25%  12%  2.20  - 2  7.0  turner,evan..........50%  11%  1.06  + 5  4.9
hill,jordan..........25%  12%  1.22  - 6  4.1  vucevic,nikola.......25%  15%  1.33  - 1  4.6
thabeet,hasheem...... 6%  27%  1.93  + 3  3.0  speights,marreese....13%  27%  1.00  + 4  3.1
patterson,patrick....40%   9%  0.47  - 7  2.0  nocioni,andres.......13%   7%  0.30  + 3  0.3
flynn,jonny..........(DNP)                     allen,lavoy..........(DNP)  
PACE: 101.6         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 101.6         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
ROCKETS..........  120.1 .588  .333 .217 .165  76ERS............  129.0 .632  .135 .118 .117

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NUGGETS 121, TRAIL BLAZERS 107: The Nuggets are now the league's only remaining unbeaten team as Danilo Gallinari poured in 36 points and shot 14-of-18 from the foul line. Gallinari's 30 points per game have come on a sparkling .683 True Shooting Percentage. You think the lanky Italian is strictly a face-up shooter? Gallinari is averaging nearly 10 points per game from the charity stripe.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PORTLAND                    30 29 26 22  107
DENVER                      32 38 24 27  121

                 ----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.ALDRIDGE   31   7 18  39  0  0      6  7  86 -10   5  3  8  0  3  0  4  0  20
W.MATTHEWS   25   4  8  50  1  2  50  0  0      -6   0  1  1  3  4  0  0  0   9
N.BATUM      33   5  8  62  2  4  50  0  0      -5   2  4  6  3  6  0  2  0  12
M.CAMBY      24   2  7  29  0  0      3  4  75  -1   7  3 10  4  1  1  1  0   7
R.FELTON     29   6 14  43  2  8  25  1  2  50   4   0  2  2  6  3  0  2  0  15
G.WALLACE    35   7 14  50  2  5  40  0  0     -23   1  4  5  3  2  1  1  1  16
B.ROY        22   6  9  67  3  5  60  0  0      -4   0  0  0  3  2  0  0  0  15
C.JOHNSON     6   0  0      0  0      2  4  50  -5   1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0   2
L.BABBITT     6   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      -2   1  1  2  0  1  0  1  0   2
G.ODEN       11   3  3 100  0  0      2  2 100   0   2  0  2  1  2  1  0  0   8
N.SMITH      18   0  7   0  0  3   0  1  2  50 -18   1  2  3  4  3  2  0  0   1
PORTLAND     48  41 91  45 10 27  37 15 21  71      20 20 40 27 28  5 11  1 107
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.AFFLALO    43   4  6  67  1  1 100  2  2 100  10   1  4  5  8  2  0  0  0  11
N.HILARIO    34   6  7  86  0  0      5  7  71   8   1  3  4  5  4  2  2  1  17
D.GALLINARI  35   9 16  56  4  6  67 14 18  78   9   1  5  6  3  2  0  2  0  36
T.LAWSON     30   5  8  62  3  4  75  0  0      -1   0  3  3  6  1  1  0  0  13
K.FARIED     26   2  9  22  0  0      1  2  50  15   4  4  8  1  5  1  1  1   5
A.HARRINGTON 20   6  8  75  2  3  67  0  0       0   0  2  2  1  1  0  1  0  14
G.FORBES      2   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       4   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   2
C.ANDERSEN   14   3  3 100  0  0      2  6  33   6   0  3  3  1  2  0  1  0   8
K.KOUFOS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
A.MILLER     20   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      15   0  3  3  7  2  0  3  0   6
J.HAMILTON   15   4  7  57  1  1 100  0  0       4   2  3  5  1  1  0  0  0   9
DENVER       48  43 71  61 11 15  73 24 35  69       9 31 40 34 20  4 10  2 121

PORTLAND                    DENVER
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts  28
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  14

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
POR (1-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DEN (4-0)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wallace,gerald.......73%  18%  1.45  -23 19.2  gallinari,danilo.....73%  38%  1.33  + 9 35.6
aldridge,lamarcus....65%  38%  0.76  -10 19.0  lawson,ty............63%  12%  2.46  - 1 18.5
felton,raymond.......60%  26%  1.18  + 4 18.2  afflalo,arron........90%   6%  2.89  +10 18.3
roy,brandon..........46%  17%  2.16  - 4 16.3  hilario,nene.........71%  17%  1.57  + 8 16.4
batum,nicolas........69%  11%  1.80  - 5 13.4  harrington,al........42%  22%  1.58    0 14.5
camby,marcus.........50%  17%  1.48  - 1 12.4  miller,andre.........42%  22%  1.15  +15 10.9
matthews,wesley......52%  12%  1.52  - 6 10.1  hamilton,jordan......31%  23%  1.46  + 4  9.7
oden,greg............23%  14%  2.49    0  7.7  andersen,chris.......29%  23%  1.13  + 6  7.7
smith,nolan..........38%  18%  0.66  -18  4.8  faried,kenneth.......54%  20%  0.60  +15  7.2
babbitt,luke.........13%  30%  0.54  - 2  2.1  forbes,gary.......... 4%  25%  2.66  + 4  2.4
johnson,chris........13%  11%  1.23  - 5  1.7  koufos,kosta......... 2%  55%  0.00    0  0.0
johnson,armon........(DNP)                     ely,melvin...........(DNP)  
PACE: 85.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 85.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
TRAILBLAZERS.....  124.8 .505  .392 .128 .108  NUGGETS..........  141.1 .683  .310 .117 .180

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CAVALIERS 103, KINGS 94: Cleveland rookie Kyrie Irving played like a No. 1 overall pick, shooting 9-of-11 from the floor and filling the stat line with a game-high 23 points to go with four rebounds, five assists and three steals. He was limited to 26 minutes because of foul problems, but posted a game-best +17 plus-minus figure.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CLEVELAND                   32 27 26 18  103
SACRAMENTO                  24 26 26 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
A.JAMISON    26   4 14  29  1  4  25  0  1   0  10   0  4  4  2  3  0  5  1   9
B.DAVIS      31   8 16  50  1  5  20  1  1 100   0   1  4  5  5  4  3  2  0  18
A.VAREJAO    28   1  1 100  0  0      4  4 100   9   3  8 11  1  4  0  1  2   6
O.CASSPI     26   3  8  38  1  4  25  0  0       6   2  4  6  2  1  1  1  0   7
K.IRVING     26   9 11  82  2  2 100  3  3 100  17   0  4  4  5  5  3  1  0  23
R.SESSIONS   20   6  8  75  0  0      3  6  50  12   1  4  5  3  1  0  0  0  15
D.GIBSON     19   2  6  33  0  4   0  2  4  50 -11   0  1  1  1  1  1  1  0   6
R.HOLLINS    11   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  1  3  0  0  0   0
A.GEE         6   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0   4
C.EYENGA     18   3  4  75  0  1   0  0  0       5   1  2  3  0  3  0  2  1   6
S.SAMUELS     6   2  3  67  0  0      1  2  50  -2   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0   5
T.THOMPSON   23   2  3  67  0  0      0  1   0  -2   0  8  8  1  2  0  4  2   4
CLEVELAND    48  42 77  55  5 20  25 14 22  64       8 39 47 21 28  8 20  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
D.COUSINS    31   5 16  31  0  0      7 11  64 -21   8  6 14  1  4  2  4  0  17
T.EVANS      36   4 13  31  0  1   0  1  2  50 -13   0  3  3 10  1  0  3  0   9
J.HICKSON    25   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      -3   0  3  3  0  2  0  1  0   6
J.SALMONS    35   5  9  56  0  0      6  7  86  -4   0  1  1  1  2  0  2  0  16
J.FREDETTE   32   4 10  40  2  7  29  1  1 100  -6   1  0  1  1  2  1  2  0  11
S.DALEMBERT  19   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      -5   2  4  6  1  1  1  1  1   4
M.THORNTON   28   3 14  21  3  7  43  3  4  75   1   0  2  2  2  2  2  0  0  12
J.THOMPSON   20   4  9  44  0  1   0  0  0       5   1  4  5  1  4  0  1  0   8
F.GARCIA     11   3  4  75  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  1  1  0  0  2  0  0   6
D.JACKSON     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       6   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
I.THOMAS      2   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       0   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   5
SACRAMENTO   48  35 88  40  6 18  33 18 25  72      13 24 37 17 18  8 14  1  94

CLEVELAND                   SACRAMENTO
     Fast Break Pts  28          Fast Break Pts  18
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead  17            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CLE (2-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAC (1-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
irving,kyrie.........54%  22%  1.87  +17 23.5  cousins,demarcus.....65%  35%  0.76  -21 16.7
davis,baron..........65%  26%  1.11    0 21.2  thornton,marcus......58%  24%  0.95  + 1 14.2
sessions,ramon.......42%  23%  1.47  +12 14.0  evans,tyreke.........75%  19%  0.97  -13 14.1
jamison,antawn.......54%  34%  0.51  +10 10.2  salmons,john.........73%  16%  1.04  - 4 13.1
casspi,omri..........54%  15%  1.15  + 6  9.5  fredette,jimmer......67%  15%  1.01  - 6  9.9
varejao,anderson.....58%   4%  2.69  + 9  7.3  thompson,jason.......42%  21%  0.81  + 5  7.8
gibson,daniel........40%  20%  0.69  -11  5.7  dalembert,samuel.....40%  12%  1.18  - 5  6.7
thompson,tristan.....48%  13%  0.86  - 2  5.5  garcia,francisco.....23%  14%  1.66  - 5  5.8
eyenga,christian.....38%  14%  0.91  + 5  4.5  hickson,j.j..........52%  10%  0.87  - 3  5.6
samuels,samardo......13%  37%  0.76  - 2  3.5  thomas,isaiah........ 4%  44%  2.64    0  4.7
gee,alonzo...........13%  38%  0.65  - 2  3.1  jackson,darnell...... 2%  48%  0.00  + 6  0.0
hollins,ryan.........23%   4%  0.00  + 3  0.0  greene,donte.........(DNP)  
PACE: 95.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 95.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CAVALIERS........  108.0 .578  .250 .210 .102  KINGS............   98.6 .432  .250 .147 .115

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WARRIORS 98, PISTONS 86: Monta Ellis moved over to play the point in Stephen Curry's absence and scored 34 points to lead Golden State's win. Ellis committed five of the Warriors' 21 turnovers but Golden State shot 8-of-17 from three-point range against a Pistons defense that entered the game with the league's top defensive efficiency. Rookie Charles Jenkins scored 12 points for Golden State and hit a trio of three-pointers.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DETROIT                     13 21 28 24   86
GOLDEN STATE                28 19 25 26   98

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
T.PRINCE     36   5 14  36  0  2   0  1  2  50  -7   1  5  6  2  2  1  1  0  11
G.MONROE     29   5  8  62  0  0      1  1 100 -15   4  4  8  1  1  3  1  0  11
R.STUCKEY    26   3  9  33  0  1   0  3  3 100 -22   1  0  1  4  4  0  3  0   9
B.GORDON     24   2  9  22  0  5   0  0  0      -4   1  1  2  2  4  1  0  1   4
J.JEREBKO    23   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      -6   1  1  2  1  2  0  1  0   6
T.McGRADY    21   3  6  50  0  0      2  4  50  -8   0  2  2  1  0  1  5  1   8
C.VILLANUEVA 19   7 15  47  1  2  50  2  2 100  -7   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0  17
A.DAYE       12   1  3  33  0  2   0  4  4 100  -5   1  2  3  1  3  0  0  0   6
B.WALLACE    19   0  1   0  0  0      1  2  50   3   0  8  8  1  1  3  0  0   1
J.MAXIELL     6   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   2
W.BYNUM      12   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0       6   0  0  0  2  0  0  1  0   2
B.KNIGHT     13   3  5  60  3  4  75  0  0       5   0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0   9
DETROIT      48  34 79  43  4 18  22 14 18  78       9 26 35 19 17  9 13  2  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
M.ELLIS      46  14 24  58  1  5  20  5  7  71  13   0  3  3  6  3  2  5  1  34
D.WRIGHT     45   6 13  46  3  4  75  2  2 100  10   0  9  9  6  3  1  1  0  17
D.LEE        34   8 11  73  0  0      0  0      10   4  7 11  1  4  0  3  0  16
R.WILLIAMS   13   1  4  25  1  2  50  0  0       8   0  1  1  1  2  0  0  0   3
A.BIEDRINS   19   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       4   1  5  6  3  1  0  2  1   2
V.RADMANOVIC  1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   1  0  1  0  1  0  2  0   0
E.UDOH       28   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       7   1  3  4  1  0  1  2  4   2
L.AMUNDSON   13   4  8  50  0  0      0  0       5   2  0  2  0  2  2  1  0   8
A.THORNTON    1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
K.THOMPSON   24   1  6  17  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  2  2  8  3  0  5  0   2
C.JENKINS    16   4  8  50  3  5  60  1  1 100   9   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  12
GOLDEN STAT  48  41 79  52  8 17  47  8 10  80       9 31 40 26 20  6 21  6  98

DETROIT                     GOLDEN STATE
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  28
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead   1            Biggest Lead  18

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DET (2-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  GSW (2-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
villanueva,charlie...40%  42%  0.96  - 7 14.9  ellis,monta..........96%  33%  1.07  +13 34.8
monroe,greg..........60%  15%  1.43  -15 12.8  wright,dorell........94%  14%  1.64  +10 22.0
prince,tayshaun......75%  21%  0.75  - 7 12.0  lee,david............71%  18%  1.21  +10 15.2
knight,brandon.......27%  18%  2.40  + 5 11.8  jenkins,charles......33%  24%  1.48  + 9 10.4
stuckey,rodney.......54%  25%  0.69  -22  9.9  amundson,louis.......27%  32%  0.84  + 5  6.9
mcgrady,tracy........44%  30%  0.64  - 8  8.7  thompson,klay........50%  21%  0.68  - 5  6.5
jerebko,jonas........48%   7%  1.66  - 6  5.8  biedrins,andris......40%   6%  2.31  + 4  4.3
daye,austin..........25%  18%  1.17  - 5  5.5  udoh,epke............58%   7%  1.17  + 7  4.3
gordon,ben...........50%  17%  0.54  - 4  4.9  williams,reggie......27%  13%  0.99  + 8  3.7
wallace,ben..........40%   3%  3.52  + 3  4.7  thornton,al.......... 2%  48%  1.64  + 1  1.4
bynum,will...........25%  15%  0.80  + 6  3.2  radmanovic,vladimir.. 2%  98%  0.03  - 2  0.1
maxiell,jason........13%  33%  0.47    0  2.0  lin,jeremy...........(DNP)  
PACE: 89.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PISTONS..........   96.2 .456  .225 .145 .089  WARRIORS.........  109.6 .570  .257 .235 .049

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LAKERS 111, SPURS 100: Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his season-high 40 points to lead a 28-16 third quarter for the Lakers. L.A. overcame an early 13-point deficit to hand San Antonio its first loss of the season. Tony Parker scored 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting to lead the Spurs.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
SAN ANTONIO                 38 22 16 24  100
LOS ANGELES L               29 28 28 26  111

                 ----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     34  11 16  69  0  0      8 10  80  -4   0  1  1  6  6  0  2  0  30
R.JEFFERSON  27   6  9  67  4  6  67  0  0       0   1  4  5  1  1  0  0  2  16
M.GINOBILI   29   5 15  33  1  7  14  5  5 100   2   1  3  4 11  1  1  0  1  16
T.DUNCAN     29   6 12  50  0  0      0  0      -1   0  6  6  3  3  0  3  4  12
D.BLAIR      20   2  5  40  0  0      0  0       4   3  3  6  0  2  3  2  1   4
G.NEAL       24   3  7  43  2  6  33  0  0     -14   1  4  5  1  1  0  2  0   8
M.BONNER     18   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0     -11   0  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   3
A.McDYESS    14   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -8   2  3  5  0  0  0  1  3   2
T.SPLITTER   19   1  4  25  0  0      0  0     -10   1  1  2  3  2  0  2  2   2
C.JOSEPH      9   1  5  20  1  4  25  0  0      -6   0  1  1  1  2  0  1  0   3
K.LEONARD    17   2  5  40  0  0      0  0      -7   2  0  2  2  0  0  2  0   4
SAN ANTONIO  48  39 81  48  9 25  36 13 15  87      11 27 38 28 18  4 16 13 100
                 ----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      38   3 10  30  0  0      8 10  80   8   2  4  6  4  2  2  5  2  14
K.BRYANT     34  14 29  48  3  6  50  9 12  75   0   2  6  8  3  1  0  2  1  40
R.ARTEST     29   3 13  23  1  6  17  0  0       2   3  3  6  1  1  0  0  0   7
D.FISHER     22   0  6   0  0  3   0  0  0      -2   0  0  0  5  3  2  0  1   0
A.BYNUM      33   4  7  57  0  0      0  0       1   5  4  9  2  2  1  3  1   8
L.ODOM       28   8 12  67  2  5  40  4  4 100  15   1  8  9  2  1  0  1  0  22
S.BLAKE      21   3  5  60  3  5  60  0  0      12   0  3  3  3  2  0  0  0   9
S.BROWN      18   3  3 100  1  1 100  0  0       8   0  1  1  1  1  1  0  0   7
M.BARNES     13   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      10   0  1  1  0  0  1  0  0   2
D.CARACTER    1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.EBANKS      1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
T.RATLIFF     2   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  40 89  45 10 27  37 21 26  81      13 31 44 21 13  7 11  5 111

SAN ANTONIO                 LOS ANGELES L
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts   4
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead  13            Biggest Lead  17

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
SAS (3-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  LAL (4-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
parker,tony..........71%  31%  1.18  - 4 27.5  bryant,kobe..........71%  48%  1.13    0 37.8
jefferson,richard....56%  14%  2.17    0 17.7  odom,lamar...........58%  22%  1.73  +15 23.8
ginobili,manu........60%  28%  1.33  + 2 17.4  gasol,pau............79%  21%  0.94  + 8 14.7
duncan,tim...........60%  24%  0.91  - 1 13.6  blake,steve..........44%   8%  3.09  +12 11.3
neal,gary............50%  17%  1.15  -14  8.9  bynum,andrew.........69%  11%  1.32  + 1 10.8
blair,dejuan.........42%  15%  0.88  + 4  5.9  artest,ron...........60%  18%  0.77  + 2  7.9
leonard,kawhi........35%  18%  0.80  - 7  4.7  brown,shannon........38%   5%  3.69  + 8  7.4
mcdyess,antonio......29%   5%  2.59  - 8  3.5  fisher,derek.........46%  10%  0.75  - 2  3.4
splitter,tiago.......40%  13%  0.76  -10  3.4  barnes,matt..........27%   8%  0.98  +10  2.2
bonner,matt..........38%   6%  1.46  -11  3.3  ebanks,devin......... 2%  45%  1.72  + 2  1.5
joseph,cory..........19%  32%  0.59  - 6  3.0  ratliff,theo......... 4%  24%  0.27  + 2  0.3
green,danny..........(DNP)                     caracter,derrick..... 2%  48%  0.00  - 3  0.0
PACE: 91.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
SPURS............  109.1 .537  .262 .174 .072  LAKERS...........  121.0 .506  .325 .120 .125

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STANDINGS      SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS⁄GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
NJN    3   1   K.DURANT  OKC 33.2  K.LOVE    MIN 13.0  J.VESELY  WAS .733 
BOS    3   1   M.ELLIS   GSW 30.6  K.HUMPHRI NJN 12.5  N.HILARIO DEN .727 
NYK    3   2   D.GALLINA DEN 30.0  A.BOGUT   MIL 11.8  T.CHANDLE DAL .639 
PHI    2   2   D.NOWITZK DAL 29.2  A.VAREJAO CLE 11.6  J.BAREA   DAL .625 
TOR    1   4   L.ALDRIDG POR 29.0  K.GARNETT BOS 11.0  M.BROOKS  NJN .621 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    3   1   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
IND    3   2   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    2   2   A.AFFLALO DEN1.000  K.BOGANS  CHI .750  S.NASH    PHX 14.4 
MIL    2   3   C.BOSH    MIA1.000  A.AMINU   LAC .667  R.RONDO   BOS 11.5 
CLE    2   3   C.PAUL    NOH1.000  E.ILYASOV MIL .667  C.PAUL    NOH 10.8 
TEAM WON LOST  D.WRIGHT  GSW1.000  K.DURANT  OKC .645  A.IGUODAL PHI 10.5 
MIA    4   1   E.BLEDSOE LAC1.000  M.DUNLEAV IND .625  J.KIDD    DAL 10.4 
ORL    3   2
CHA    2   2   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
ATL    1   3   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    0   3   T.ALLEN   MEM  3.2  S.NASH    PHX  4.4  T.DUNCAN  SAS  3.5 
TEAM WON LOST  L.JAMES   MIA  2.6  J.WALL    WAS  4.3  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
SAS    3   1   R.WESTBRO OKC  2.6  D.ROSE    CHI  4.2  S.IBAKA   OKC  3.0 
DAL    3   2   J.VESELY  WAS  2.3  R.RONDO   BOS  4.2  M.GORTAT  PHX  2.8 
NOH    2   2   A.IGUODAL PHI  2.2  J.JOHNSON ATL  4.0  K.GARNETT BOS  2.8 
MEM    2   2
HOU    2   3
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    4   0
MIN    2   2
POR    1   3
UTA    1   4
OKC    1   4
TEAM WON LOST
PHX    4   1
LAL    4   2
LAC    2   3
GSW    2   3
SAC    1   4

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄9  BOS 116 vs CHA  99        R.ALLEN 34       T.THOMAS 10     R.RONDO 12
11⁄9  CLE 103  @ SAC  94        K.IRVING 23      D.COUSINS 14    T.EVANS 10
11⁄9  DAL 117  @ NJN 102        D.NOWITZKI 42    S.MARION 12     J.KIDD 20
11⁄9  GSW  98 vs DET  86        M.ELLIS 34       D.LEE 11        K.THOMPSON 8
11⁄9  PHI 131 vs HOU 122 (1 OT) K.LOWRY 24       C.HAYES 13      A.IGUODALA 12
11⁄9  IND  96  @ MIL  80        B.JENNINGS 27    A.BOGUT 11      G.HILL 5
11⁄9  LAC 114  @ TOR 104        E.GORDON 31      B.GRIFFIN 18    Multiple 10
11⁄9  MIA 104  @ NOH  96        L.JAMES 27       E.OKAFOR 10     C.PAUL 8
11⁄9  NYK  95  @ ATL  82        Multiple 21      Multiple 11     Multiple 4
11⁄9  PHX 106  @ MIN  93        S.NASH 29        K.LOVE 14       S.NASH 17
11⁄9  DEN 121 vs POR 107        D.GALLINARI 36   M.CAMBY 10      A.AFFLALO 8
11⁄9  LAL 111 vs SAS 100        K.BRYANT 40      Multiple 9      M.GINOBILI 11
11⁄9  ORL 107 vs UTA  93        J.RICHARDSO 24   D.FAVORS 12     Multiple 7

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
OKLAHOMA CITY (1-4) at CHICAGO (3-1)
SAN ANTONIO (3-1) at PORTLAND (1-3)

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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