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November 22, 2011
Sim Season
High Octane

by Bradford Doolittle

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The Thunder has had an up-and-down start, but the firepower Scott Brooks has at his arsenal is undeniable. For the second straight night, Oklahoma City played in the highest-scoring game of the season, this time exploding for 141 points in a win at San Antonio. OKC is averaging over 1.5 points per possession in the last games combined. On Monday, it was not a vintage performance for the aging defense deployed by Spurs coach Greg Popovich. Still, as he's shown again and again, when Kevin Durant is on, there is not much a team can do to slow him down. A seven-footer that has the streak shooting ability of Vinnie Johnson and the range of Freddie Brown? Forget about it. Just as Monday is Power Rankings Day, Tuesday is going to be Player Rankings Day--which makes Durant's 43-point outburst timely.

PLAYER, WARP82                 PLAYER, WARP82
 1. Kevin Durant, 27.0         16. Amare Stoudemire, 14.1
 2. Derrick Rose, 25.5         17. Kyle Lowry, 14.0
 3. LeBron James, 24.3         18. Lamar Odom, 13.3
 4. Kevin Love, 20.3           19. Jason Kidd, 13.1
 5. Dwight Howard, 19.2        20. Blake Griffin, 12.6
 6. Pau Gasol, 18.8            21. Chauncey Billups, 12.5
 7. Joakim Noah, 17.0          22. Rodney Stuckey, 12.4
 8. Danilo Gallinari, 16.8     23. Andre Iguodala, 12.2
 9. Kevin Martin, 16.1         24. Dirk Nowitzki, 12.2
10. Russell Westbrook, 15.4    25. Chris Paul, 12.1
11. Manu Ginobili, 15.3        26. Maurice Williams, 11.8
12. Steve Nash, 15.1           27. Kobe Bryant, 11.6
13. LaMarcus Aldridge, 14.9    28. Richard Jefferson, 11.6
14. Deron Williams, 14.4       29. Carmelo Anthony, 11.6
15. Dwyane Wade, 14.3          30. D.J. Augustin, 11.4
WARP82: Wins Above Replacement Player. Based on performance
and playing time, the wins a player has created as compared
to a replacement-level player seeing the same minutes, prorated
to an 82-game season.

Durant has an early lead over reigning MVP Derrick Rose on our WARP leaderboard. Rose also enjoyed a big night last night. But no one is as hot as Durant, who leads the league with an average over 33 points per game. In his last five outings, Durant has put up point totals of 54, 37, 13, 40 and 43. The 13-point outlier came in a defeat against Denver, in which Durant was outclassed by Danilo Gallinari, another top 10 player so far in November.

Through last night, we've played the 152 games the NBA hasn't as part of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. We'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of tonight's action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

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BOBCATS 97, TRAIL BLAZERS 85: The Bobcats finally broke their win-one, lose-one pattern and now I never have to mention it again. Charlotte won its second straight and improved to 6-4 on the season. Tyrus Thomas' 11 points led the way in a tight, low-scoring first half and the Bobcats led by four at the break. Nolan Smith's drive and hoop late in the third cut the lead to two, but D.J. Augustin spearheaded an 11-point splurge for Charlotte. (I'm digging deep to find new adjectives for describing team streaks.) Charlotte enjoyed a worry-free fourth quarter as Augustin (28 points) outdueled Wesley Matthews (27) for game-high scoring honors. Augustin is enjoying a bit of a breakout campaign as he continues to fend off prized rookie Kemba Walker as Paul Silas' starting point guard. Augustin is averaging 17.1 points and, you may have noticed, clocks in at No. 30 on our league-wide player rankings. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Blazers and ranks 13th in the league with 14.9 WARP. He had 19 points, six rebounds and five blocks against Charlotte.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PORTLAND                    23 13 16 33   85
CHARLOTTE                   25 15 23 34   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
L.ALDRIDGE   34   7 17  41  0  0      5  6  83  -6   5  1  6  1  4  2  2  5  19
W.MATTHEWS   33  10 19  53  3  9  33  4  5  80   4   0  5  5  2  5  1  1  0  27
N.BATUM      27   4  6  67  1  3  33  0  0       4   1  1  2  0  3  1  2  0   9
M.CAMBY      29   1  3  33  0  0      2  4  50   0   2  5  7  2  1  1  1  1   4
R.FELTON     11   1  1 100  0  0      2  2 100   3   1  3  4  5  0  0  0  0   4
G.WALLACE    32   1  8  12  0  1   0  3  6  50 -16   1  5  6  2  0  1  1  0   5
B.ROY        19   4 10  40  1  2  50  0  0     -20   0  1  1  2  1  0  0  0   9
A.JOHNSON     4   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  2  0  0  0  0   0
C.JOHNSON    16   1  3  33  0  0      0  0     -10   0  2  2  1  1  0  2  0   2
L.BABBITT     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -5   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.ODEN        5   0  0      0  0      1  2  50  -3   3  1  4  0  5  0  1  0   1
N.SMITH      29   2  7  29  1  4  25  0  0     -14   0  3  3  3  5  2  3  0   5
PORTLAND     48  31 74  42  6 19  32 17 25  68      13 29 42 20 25  8 13  6  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
B.DIAW       40   4 10  40  0  3   0  2  2 100  13   0  3  3  2  1  3  2  1  10
D.AUGUSTIN   33   9 17  53  3  5  60  7  8  88   9   1  6  7  1  3  0  3  0  28
K.BROWN      31   5  8  62  0  0      1  2  50  12   1  6  7  2  1  0  2  2  11
G.HENDERSON  24   5  7  71  0  0      2  2 100   6   1  1  2  3  5  0  0  2  12
C.MAGGETTE   30   6 11  55  1  1 100  2  4  50   1   2  3  5  0  1  0  1  0  15
D.CUNNINGHAM 13   0  3   0  0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0   0
T.THOMAS     27   5  7  71  0  0      1  2  50  15   3  7 10  2  2  0  1  3  11
D.WHITE      10   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       3   0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0   0
M.CARROLL     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
K.WALKER     24   3 10  30  2  4  50  2  3  67   6   0  2  2  1  0  1  1  0  10
B.BIYOMBO     7   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -3   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   0
CHARLOTTE    48  37 76  49  6 13  46 17 23  74       8 29 37 11 18  4 11  8  97

PORTLAND                    CHARLOTTE
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  11       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  36
       Biggest Lead   6            Biggest Lead  16

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
POR (4-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  CHA (6-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
matthews,wesley......69%  34%  1.20  + 4 24.8  augustin,d.j.........69%  36%  1.16  + 9 29.6
aldridge,lamarcus....71%  32%  0.90  - 6 21.1  maggette,corey.......63%  22%  1.09  + 1 16.9
roy,brandon..........40%  25%  1.00  -20 11.2  thomas,tyrus.........56%  15%  1.65  +15 16.5
batum,nicolas........56%  13%  1.19  + 4  9.0  brown,kwame..........65%  16%  1.25  +12 14.6
wallace,gerald.......67%  17%  0.72  -16  8.6  walker,kemba.........50%  25%  0.95  + 6 13.4
felton,raymond.......23%   6%  5.89  + 3  7.4  diaw,boris...........83%  15%  0.96  +13 13.4
smith,nolan..........60%  15%  0.79  -14  7.2  hendersonjr,gerald...50%  15%  1.58  + 6 11.7
camby,marcus.........60%   7%  1.58  +    6.6  cunningham,dante.....27%  14%  0.00  +    0.0
johnson,chris........33%  14%  0.60  -10  2.7  carroll,matt.........(DNP)  
johnson,armon........ 8%  14%  1.59  + 3  1.8  walker,kemba.........(DNP)  
oden,greg............10%  17%  0.38  - 3  0.7  biyombo,bismack......(DNP)  
babbitt,luke......... 2%  56%  0.25  - 5  0.3  najera,eduardo.......(DNP)  
PACE: 83.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 83.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
TRAILBLAZERS.....  101.7 .459  .310 .156 .132  BOBCATS..........  116.1 .526  .216 .132 .121

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NETS 119, WARRIORS 82: With the Warriors stuck in the business-as-usual approach of allowing points by the bushel basket, you can imagine what new coach Mark Jackson would be saying in his postgame pressers. "It is not acceptable to give up 119 points in an NBA game," Jackson did not actually say. "Every man has to look himself in the mirror and say, 'You're better than that.' If you come out and compete, anything can happen." It was all happening with the Nets on Monday. New Jersey blitzed Jackson's Warriors for 69 points in the first half, led by as many as 40, and coasted to the easy win. Deron Williams is the predictable early WARP leader for the Nets, ranking 14th in the league with 14.4, but he got a remarkable supporting line from Brook Lopez, who had 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and six blocked shots. And we shouldn't overlook Kris Humphries' 22 rebounds because, let's face it, Humphries' greatest fear right now is that no one will notice him at those red carpet premieres. The Warriors were blasted on the glass ("They just gotta come out and compete," Jackson did not say but you know he would.) and dropped their third straight. The top WARP player for Golden State has been Stephen Curry who, despite missing five games because of an injury, ranks 49th in the league at 8.3.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
GOLDEN STATE                26 24 10 22   82
NEW JERSEY                  35 34 17 33  119

                 ----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      22   5 17  29  2  5  40  1  2  50 -14   0  2  2  1  0  2  0  1  13
D.WRIGHT     36   5 13  38  3  4  75  1  2  50 -30   1  5  6  3  0  2  0  0  14
D.LEE        45   7 11  64  0  0      3  4  75 -35   3  7 10  2  1  0  0  0  17
S.CURRY      30   2  9  22  0  0      4  4 100 -17   1  3  4  8  6  0  6  0   8
A.BIEDRINS   22   3  6  50  0  0      0  2   0 -13   1  1  2  1  3  0  1  1   6
R.WILLIAMS   13   4  7  57  3  5  60  1  2  50 -11   1  1  2  1  1  0  0  0  12
V.RADMANOVIC  1   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
E.UDOH       17   0  1   0  0  0      2  2 100 -14   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  2   2
L.AMUNDSON   11   0  0      0  0      0  0     -13   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  1   0
K.THOMPSON   16   4 10  40  0  2   0  0  0     -12   0  3  3  2  2  1  4  0   8
C.JENKINS    27   0  6   0  0  3   0  2  4  50 -27   0  3  3  2  2  3  0  0   2
GOLDEN STAT  48  30 80  38  8 19  42 14 22  64       7 27 34 20 17  8 13  5  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
B.LOPEZ      41   9 18  50  0  0      7  7 100  33   5  5 10  6  4  0  0  6  25
D.WILLIAMS   39  10 15  67  2  2 100  1  2  50  30   0  4  4  7  3  0  5  0  23
T.OUTLAW     31   5 14  36  2  5  40  0  0      21   1  4  5  1  1  1  3  1  12
A.MORROW     33   8 15  53  4  8  50  0  0      26   1  2  3  1  3  0  0  0  20
S.GRAHAM      7   3  3 100  0  0      0  0       4   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  0   6
K.HUMPHRIES  27   2  6  33  0  0      0  0      21   3 19 22  3  3  0  1  2   4
J.FARMAR     15   4  6  67  3  3 100  0  0      14   0  1  1  5  0  0  0  0  11
J.PETRO       7   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       4   0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0   0
D.JAMES       9   3  4  75  0  0      0  0       7   1  3  4  1  1  0  0  0   6
M.BROOKS     18   0  1   0  0  0      6  6 100  11   1  2  3  2  0  1  2  1   6
J.WILLIAMS   13   3  6  50  0  1   0  0  0      14   1  2  3  0  3  1  0  0   6
NEW JERSEY   48  47 90  52 11 20  55 14 15  93      13 44 57 28 20  3 11 10 119

GOLDEN STATE                NEW JERSEY
     Fast Break Pts  16          Fast Break Pts  20
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  16
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead   2            Biggest Lead  40

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
GSW (4-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  NJN (4-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
lee,david............94%  12%  1.50  -35 16.7  williams,deron.......81%  24%  1.28  +30 26.0
wright,dorell........75%  17%  1.37  -30 15.7  lopez,brook..........85%  23%  1.38  +33 24.3
williams,reggie......27%  28%  1.67  -11 12.7  morrow,anthony.......69%  20%  1.43  +26 18.0
curry,stephen........63%  26%  0.70  -17 12.3  farmar,jordan........31%  17%  2.74  +14 16.5
ellis,monta..........46%  38%  0.79  -14 11.7  outlaw,travis........65%  25%  0.84  +21 12.9
thompson,klay........33%  41%  0.61  -12  9.0  humphries,kris.......56%  10%  1.92  +21 11.1
biedrins,andris......46%  16%  0.74  -13  5.5  brooks,marshon.......38%  13%  1.52  +11  6.6
jenkins,charles......56%  12%  0.59  -27  3.8  graham,stephen.......15%  18%  2.21  + 4  5.3
udoh,epke............35%   6%  0.79  -14  2.2  james,damion.........19%  19%  1.74  + 7  4.9
amundson,louis.......23%   3%  0.28  -13  0.2  williams,jordan......27%  20%  0.93  +14  4.7
radmanovic,vladimir.. 2%  50%  0.00  + 1  0.0  petro,johan..........15%  11%  0.07  + 4  0.1
thornton,al..........(DNP)                     wright,brandan.......(DNP)  
PACE: 91.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
WARRIORS.........   89.8 .425  .137 .142 .106  NETS.............  130.3 .583  .325 .120 .072

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ROCKETS 102, TIMBERWOLVES 97: The shine is coming off my Timberwolves, who have dropped two straight on the road. Of course, the losses have come at Memphis and Houston and both have been close, so let's not reach for that cup of Drano just yet. Minnesota blew a nice lead in losing to the Rockets. After back-and-forth tussle extended late into the third quarter, the Wolves closed the period with a 19-4 rush and led by 10 going into the fourth. Martell Webster hit three threes during the run. All seemed to be right with the world. But Kevin Martin scored 12 points in the first half of the fourth quarter, leading a 21-6 Houston run. The game stayed tight into the final minute. Darko Milicic scored to cut the Rockets' lead to three with 33 seconds remaining. But Luis Scola hit a couple of free throws and Minnesota couldn't score again. Martin scored 30 to lead the Rockets and his team-best 16.1 WARP ranks ninth in the league. Kevin Love had 18 points and 12 boards, continuing an MVP-caliber performance. Love's 20.3 WARP stands fourth in the league, though he faces a sizable deficit to catch up with the big three of Durant, Rose and LeBron James.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
MINNESOTA                   28 24 27 18   97
HOUSTON                     30 26 13 33  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
K.LOVE       35   5 12  42  0  0      8  9  89  -6   4  8 12  1  5  0  3  0  18
M.BEASLEY    37   7 12  58  0  2   0  2  6  33 -16   1  3  4  2  4  1  2  0  16
W.JOHNSON    26   3  7  43  0  3   0  0  0     -14   0  4  4  1  1  0  2  0   6
D.MILICIC    33   5 10  50  0  0      0  0       1   1  6  7  1  3  0  5  3  10
R.RUBIO      22   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0     -19   0  3  3  3  5  0  5  0   2
L.RIDNOUR    25   7 11  64  0  2   0  1  2  50  14   1  1  2  6  1  1  0  0  15
A.TOLLIVER    1   0  0      0  0      0  0       5   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
W.ELLINGTON  12   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0      -6   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   2
M.WEBSTER    12   4  5  80  4  5  80  0  0      18   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  1  12
A.RANDOLPH   13   2  4  50  0  0      2  2 100   1   1  4  5  2  0  0  0  0   6
B.MILLER      7   1  1 100  0  0      2  4  50  -1   0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0   4
D.WILLIAMS   17   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      -2   0  3  3  3  3  0  3  0   6
MINNESOTA    48  39 76  51  4 14  29 15 23  65       8 35 43 21 23  2 21  4  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
K.MARTIN     37   8 16  50  5  6  83  9 10  90  14   0  2  2  3  3  1  1  0  30
K.LOWRY      40   5 14  36  3  7  43  1  3  33   7   2  3  5  6  2  2  0  0  14
L.SCOLA      36   9 20  45  0  0      7  7 100  10   0  3  3  1  4  1  4  1  25
C.HAYES      31   6 14  43  0  0      2  2 100  -3   6  8 14  4  2  3  1  0  14
C.BUDINGER   19   1  4  25  0  2   0  2  2 100  13   0  2  2  1  2  2  1  0   4
C.LEE        16   3  5  60  0  2   0  0  0      -9   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   6
G.DRAGIC      9   0  3   0  0  1   0  0  0      -7   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0   0
J.HILL       14   2  2 100  0  0      0  0      11   0  4  4  1  0  0  0  0   4
P.PATTERSON  13   2  3  67  0  0      0  0     -10   1  2  3  0  1  0  3  0   4
H.THABEET     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.MORRIS     22   0  2   0  0  0      1  2  50   2   0  5  5  2  1  1  1  0   1
HOUSTON      48  36 83  43  8 18  44 22 26  85       9 30 39 19 16 10 11  1 102

MINNESOTA                   HOUSTON
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint  32     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead  10            Biggest Lead   7

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
MIN (6-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  HOU (6-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ridnour,luke.........52%  21%  1.51  +14 18.1  martin,kevin.........77%  26%  1.41  +14 28.5
love,kevin...........73%  24%  0.94  - 6 16.1  scola,luis...........75%  35%  0.77  +10 20.7
webster,martell......25%  18%  3.00  +18 15.9  lowry,kyle...........83%  16%  1.34  + 7 20.6
beasley,michael......77%  19%  0.93  -16 15.5  hayes,chuck..........65%  23%  1.22  - 3 17.9
milicic,darko........69%  20%  0.74  + 1  8.0  lee,courtney.........33%  13%  1.11  - 9  5.0
randolph,anthony.....27%  16%  1.68  + 1  7.5  budinger,chase.......40%  13%  0.83  +13  4.6
williams,derrick.....35%  23%  0.80  - 2  7.0  hill,jordan..........29%   5%  3.25  +11  4.6
johnson,wesley.......54%  14%  0.76  -14  6.1  patterson,patrick....27%  20%  0.66  -10  3.6
miller,brad..........15%  24%  1.07  - 1  3.9  morris,marcus........46%   6%  1.13  + 2  2.9
rubio,ricky..........46%  18%  0.37  -19  3.3  dragic,goran.........19%  14%  0.15  - 7  0.4
ellington,wayne......25%  14%  0.51  - 6  1.9  thabeet,hasheem...... 6%  16%  0.00  - 3  0.0
tolliver,anthony..... 2%  49%  0.00  + 5  0.0  flynn,jonny..........(DNP)  
PACE: 93.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 93.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
TIMBERWOLVES.....  103.3 .539  .211 .224 .108  ROCKETS..........  108.7 .482  .205 .117 .122

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THUNDER 141, SPURS 126: The decade and a half of the Gregg Popovich Era in San Antonio has embedded the idea of the Spurs as a halfcourt team into our hoops consciousness. Even though San Antonio went up-tempo last season, it'll take a long time for that perception to change. In giving up 141 points to OKC, the Spurs managed to rekindle memories of those post-ABA Spurs in the late '70s, early '80s, those of George Gervin, Mike Mitchell and Johnny Moore. Those teams got up and down the floor and their matchups with the Nuggets of that era produced some epic point totals. In fact, the last time the Spurs allowed as many as 141 points in a regulation game was 1990 against the Nuggets. Only that wasn't the Doug Moe Nuggets, it was the horrific experimental Nuggets of the Paul Westhead variety. (The game I'm referrring to: San Antonio 161, Denver 153--in regulation.) Monday's game was definitely a track meet, with the Thunder rolling up 46 fastbreak points. As great as Durant was, let's not overlook Russell Westbrook's 33 points and 18 assists. I've already noted Durant's league-best WARP total, but he's joined by Westbrook in the top 10 at 14.4. Right behind him at No. 11 is San Antonio's Manu Ginobili with 15.3.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
OKLAHOMA CITY               40 30 31 40  141
SAN ANTONIO                 28 26 40 32  126

                 ----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     43  16 25  64  6  8  75  5  9  56   9   0  8  8  2  1  0  0  1  43
R.WESTBROOK  37  13 20  65  0  0      7  8  88  19   3  3  6 18  2  1  1  0  33
S.IBAKA      35   7 11  64  0  0      2  2 100  -7   2  2  4  2  2  0  2  2  16
T.SEFOLOSHA  16   1  4  25  0  2   0  0  0       0   2  2  4  1  3  0  1  0   2
K.PERKINS    28   4  5  80  0  0      3  6  50   2   1  6  7  3  4  0  1  2  11
J.HARDEN     28   5  6  83  1  1 100  4  5  80  11   1  2  3  9  4  0  2  0  15
N.COLLISON   16   4  5  80  0  0      0  0      20   2  3  5  0  3  1  2  1   8
N.MOHAMMED   15   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       5   0  5  5  1  1  0  1  1   2
E.MAYNOR      3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       6   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   0
D.COOK        9   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0      12   0  2  2  0  2  0  0  0   2
R.JACKSON    10   3  3 100  0  0      3  6  50  -2   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0   9
OKLAHOMA CI  48  55 83  66  7 12  58 24 36  67      11 36 47 38 24  2 10  7 141
                 ----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     30   6 10  60  0  1   0  6  7  86   7   0  2  2  6  3  0  1  0  18
R.JEFFERSON  37  13 16  81  9 12  75  2  2 100 -19   0  5  5  0  2  1  0  1  37
M.GINOBILI   29   6  8  75  2  3  67  7  8  88 -12   0  0  0  3  3  0  0  0  21
T.DUNCAN     34   6 18  33  0  0      3  4  75 -11   2  6  8  6  1  0  2  3  15
D.BLAIR      21   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100  10   1  2  3  2  3  2  1  0   8
G.NEAL       19   2  5  40  2  3  67  0  0      -3   0  1  1  2  2  0  0  0   6
M.BONNER     15   1  4  25  0  0      1  2  50 -14   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   3
A.McDYESS    16   2  6  33  0  0      1  2  50  -7   0  3  3  1  4  0  1  0   5
T.SPLITTER   10   1  5  20  0  0      1  2  50  -8   2  1  3  0  2  1  0  1   3
C.JOSEPH     18   1  2  50  1  1 100  1  1 100 -22   0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0   4
K.LEONARD    11   3  6  50  0  0      0  0       4   1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0   6
SAN ANTONIO  48  44 84  52 14 20  70 24 30  80       6 20 26 22 23  4  5  5 126

OKLAHOMA CITY               SAN ANTONIO
     Fast Break Pts  46          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  10       Second Chance Pts   7
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  18            Biggest Lead   4

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
OKC (7-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAS (6-4)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
westbrook,russell....77%  30%  1.72  +19 43.7  jefferson,richard....77%  21%  2.24  -19 39.9
durant,kevin.........90%  30%  1.52  + 9 34.0  ginobili,manu........60%  18%  1.70  -12 23.2
harden,james.........58%  15%  2.03  +11 20.0  parker,tony..........63%  22%  1.29  + 7 17.7
ibaka,serge..........73%  17%  1.21  - 7 16.0  duncan,tim...........71%  30%  0.86  -11 16.4
perkins,kendrick.....58%  12%  1.59  + 2 11.8  blair,dejuan.........44%  12%  1.51  +10  9.0
jackson,reggie.......21%  25%  1.51  - 2  8.8  neal,gary............40%  11%  1.56  - 3  7.6
collison,nick........33%  19%  1.18  +20  8.0  joseph,cory..........38%   5%  2.41  -22  5.5
mohammed,nazr........31%   4%  2.65  + 5  3.7  leonard,kawhi........23%  25%  0.81  + 4  5.5
sefolosha,thabo......33%  13%  0.61  +    2.9  mcdyess,antonio......33%  23%  0.55  - 7  5.0
cook,daequan.........19%   8%  0.95  +12  1.7  splitter,tiago.......21%  28%  0.56  - 8  3.1
maynor,eric.......... 6%  14%  0.77  + 6  0.7  bonner,matt..........31%  14%  0.44  -14  2.4
aldrich,cole.........(DNP)                     anderson,james.......(DNP)  
PACE: 93.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 93.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
THUNDER..........  151.4 .705  .355 .107 .170  SPURS............  135.3 .607  .143 .054 .142

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BULLS 105, JAZZ 100: "Momma, there goes that man." I'm sorry, I can't stop fake quoting Mark Jackson. I'm going to miss him in the broadcast booth. Derrick Rose was in full effect on Monday with 39 points. He needed only 21 shots to get there and hit 5-of-6 from downtown. It wasn't easy for Chicago against the Jazz. A 10-2 Utah run late in the third tied the game. Utah hung in during the fourth and even tied the score again on Paul Millsap's hoop with 2:20 to play, but the Jazz was never able to grab the lead down the stretch. I mentioned Rose's second-place standing in WARP, but Joakim Noah isn't far behind at seventh. Pacing Utah with 10.3 WARP is Devin Harris, who ranks 35th.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHICAGO                     31 29 19 26  105
UTAH                        22 26 29 23  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
L.DENG       10   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       9   0  3  3  2  2  1  0  0   2
D.ROSE       38  13 21  62  5  6  83  8 13  62   9   0  4  4  8  3  1  2  0  39
C.BOOZER     41   7 15  47  0  0      4  8  50   9   3 13 16  2  4  0  3  0  18
R.BREWER     25   2  4  50  0  0      3  4  75  -7   0  1  1  1  2  0  1  0   7
J.NOAH       33   5  6  83  0  0      1  1 100   3   1  6  7  1  3  2  0  3  11
T.GIBSON     11   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       2   0  3  3  0  2  0  0  0   2
K.KORVER     26   3  9  33  2  5  40  5  5 100  -7   0  2  2  4  1  0  1  0  13
K.BOGANS     19   0  7   0  0  2   0  0  0       8   1  2  3  4  2  0  0  0   0
O.ASIK       11   1  2  50  0  0      0  0      -4   0  3  3  1  2  1  2  0   2
C.WATSON     10   3  5  60  1  1 100  0  0      -4   0  0  0  2  1  2  0  0   7
J.BUTLER     16   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       7   0  2  2  2  4  0  2  0   4
CHICAGO      48  38 75  51  8 14  57 21 31  68       5 39 44 27 26  7 11  3 105
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.JEFFERSON  38  11 23  48  0  1   0  2  2 100  -9   3  9 12  3  2  0  1  1  24
P.MILLSAP    27   4 11  36  0  0      4  6  67   2   1  7  8  1  5  1  0  1  12
D.HARRIS     23   1  3  33  1  2  50  1  4  25   0   0  3  3  3  6  0  0  0   4
G.HAYWARD    22   2  3  67  0  0      0  0       4   0  2  2  2  0  0  2  0   4
A.BURKS      11   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  1  2  2  1  0   2
R.BELL       22   2  5  40  1  2  50  0  0       2   0  3  3  2  2  1  1  0   5
A.KIRILENKO  18   1  3  33  0  1   0  4  4 100  -3   0  2  2  1  0  0  1  1   6
C.MILES      15   7  9  78  2  3  67  3  5  60  -3   0  2  2  1  4  1  0  0  19
E.WATSON     25   1  3  33  0  2   0  4  4 100  -5   2  3  5  4  0  0  2  0   6
D.FAVORS     21   3 11  27  0  1   0  3  5  60  -7   3  1  4  2  1  1  1  1   9
M.OKUR       10   1  3  33  1  1 100  3  4  75  -2   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   6
E.KANTER      8   1  3  33  0  0      1  2  50   0   3  2  5  0  0  0  0  1   3
UTAH         48  35 81  43  5 13  38 25 36  69      13 34 47 20 22  6  9  5 100

CHICAGO                     UTAH
     Fast Break Pts  22          Fast Break Pts   2
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts  13
Points in the Paint  16     Points In the Paint  40
       Biggest Lead  16            Biggest Lead   2

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHI (8-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  UTA (3-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........79%  37%  1.42  + 9 46.1  jefferson,al.........79%  31%  1.02  - 9 26.7
boozer,carlos........85%  25%  0.90  + 9 18.6  miles,c.j............31%  35%  1.56  - 3 16.3
korver,kyle..........54%  22%  1.23  - 7 12.3  millsap,paul.........56%  23%  0.90  + 2 12.1
noah,joakim..........69%   8%  2.01  + 3 10.8  favors,derrick.......44%  32%  0.74  - 7 10.4
watson,c.j...........21%  24%  1.65  - 4  7.7  watson,earl..........52%  11%  1.59  - 5  8.7
brewer,ronnie........52%  12%  0.91  - 7  6.0  bell,raja............46%  11%  1.33  + 2  7.5
butler,jimmy.........33%  11%  1.06  + 7  3.9  kirilenko,andrei.....38%  13%  1.21  - 3  6.4
deng,luol............21%   9%  1.95  + 9  3.6  okur,mehmet..........21%  21%  1.30  - 2  5.9
bogans,keith.........40%  17%  0.46  + 8  3.0  hayward,gordon.......46%   8%  1.29  + 4  5.4
asik,omer............23%  17%  0.74  - 4  2.7  harris,devin.........48%   7%  1.38  +    4.7
gibson,taj...........23%   8%  1.00  + 2  1.9  kanter,enes..........17%  22%  1.16  +    4.4
thomas,kurt..........(DNP)                     burks,alec...........23%  20%  0.52  - 4  2.7
PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 90.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BULLS............  116.7 .560  .128 .122 .152  JAZZ.............  111.1 .463  .250 .100 .176

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KNICKS 113, KINGS 96: The Knicks were looking to move back over .500 and improve to 2-3 in the fifth game of a seven-game road trip. It looked like it was going to be easy until the Kings reeled off 12 straight points, culminating with DeMarcus Cousins' three that opened scoring in the second half and gave Sacramento the lead before a howling crowd at Arco Arena. But that's where the wave broke and rolled back as New York methodically pulled away over the rest of the game. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 35 points, but his 11.6 WARP on the season actually ranks just third on the Knicks and 29th in the league. Amar'e Stoudemire is 16th at 14.1 and Chauncey Billups is 21st with 12.5. The Kings got 22 points and six three-pointers from Jimmer Fredette who, in case you're wondering, has upped his WARP total to 3.3. Last time we checked, he was sub-replacement level. He also is almost, but not quite, tops on the Kings. You have skip down to 88th to find a Sacramento player, the injured Marcus Thornton at 4.4.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW YORK                    42 18 29 24  113
SACRAMENTO                  28 30 19 19   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.STOUDEMIRE 41   7 13  54  0  0      3  4  75  15   2  4  6  1  2  0  5  4  17
C.ANTHONY    41  10 22  45  4  7  57 11 14  79  17   2  7  9  2  1  1  1  0  35
L.FIELDS     30   8  9  89  2  3  67  0  0      25   0  2  2  2  4  2  2  0  18
C.BILLUPS    35   3  4  75  3  4  75  2  2 100  23   0  2  2  9  1  0  4  1  11
R.TURIAF     20   1  3  33  0  0      4  4 100  14   1  5  6  2  4  3  1  2   6
T.DOUGLAS    19   5  9  56  2  4  50  0  0      -4   1  3  4  1  3  1  2  0  12
S.WILLIAMS   16   1  3  33  0  1   0  2  2 100  -2   0  4  4  1  2  1  1  0   4
J.JEFFRIES   16   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  1  0  0  1  0   2
J.HARRELLSON  9   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0       0   3  0  3  1  0  0  0  0   2
I.SHUMPERT   13   2  6  33  0  1   0  2  2 100  -6   0  3  3  0  1  0  2  0   6
NEW YORK     48  39 74  53 11 21  52 24 28  86       9 31 40 20 18  8 19  7 113
                 ----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    24   4 14  29  1  1 100  0  0      -9   3  2  5  1  4  2  2  0   9
T.EVANS      47   3 12  25  0  4   0  7  8  88 -13   2  1  3  8  4  3  2  1  13
J.HICKSON    36  10 21  48  0  0      4  6  67 -17   6  8 14  1  3  1  4  0  24
J.SALMONS    32   3  8  38  0  2   0  3  4  75  -7   1  1  2  3  4  1  3  1   9
J.FREDETTE   44   7 15  47  6 12  50  2  2 100 -14   0  3  3  5  1  2  2  0  22
S.DALEMBERT  22   5  7  71  0  0      1  2  50  -8   4  6 10  0  4  0  6  1  11
J.THOMPSON   14   2  5  40  0  0      0  2   0   0   2  1  3  0  3  0  0  0   4
F.GARCIA     16   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0     -10   0  0  0  2  1  2  0  1   4
I.THOMAS      5   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -7   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
SACRAMENTO   48  36 86  42  7 21  33 17 24  71      18 22 40 20 24 11 19  4  96

NEW YORK                    SACRAMENTO
     Fast Break Pts  14          Fast Break Pts  20
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  32
       Biggest Lead  19            Biggest Lead   1

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NYK (6-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  SAC (2-10)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
anthony,carmelo......85%  33%  1.20  +17 37.7  fredette,jimmer......92%  16%  1.77  -14 27.0
fields,landry........63%  16%  1.68  +25 19.0  hickson,j.j..........75%  34%  0.91  -17 26.7
billups,chauncey.....73%  10%  2.25  +23 15.2  evans,tyreke.........98%  14%  1.17  -13 14.9
stoudemire,amare.....85%  22%  0.85  +15 13.4  dalembert,samuel.....46%  27%  0.86  - 8  9.6
douglas,toney........40%  26%  1.16  - 4 12.2  cousins,demarcus.....50%  29%  0.67  - 9  8.6
turiaf,ronny.........42%  12%  1.54  +14  8.2  salmons,john.........67%  15%  0.86  - 7  8.0
shumpert,iman........27%  32%  0.60  - 6  5.4  garcia,francisco.....33%   5%  2.82  -10  5.1
williams,shawne......33%  13%  1.04  - 2  4.7  thompson,jason.......29%  16%  0.66  +    3.3
harrellson,josh......19%   9%  1.95  +    3.0  thomas,isaiah........10%   6%  0.00  - 7  0.0
jeffries,jared.......33%  10%  0.73  + 3  2.6  thornton,marcus......(DNP)  
rautins,andy.........(DNP)                     jackson,darnell......(DNP)  
walker,bill..........(DNP)                     greene,donte.........(DNP)  
PACE: 93.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 93.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
KNICKS...........  121.4 .601  .290 .204 .132  KINGS............  103.2 .459  .367 .204 .113

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NUGGETS 115, CLIPPERS 98: You have to hand it to the Clippers. By losing by just 17 points to Denver, they actually lowed the Nuggets' average season point differential. L.A. led for most of the first half before a Denver burst gave the Nuggets a three-point lead at the break. Danilo Gallinari led the way with 20 first-half points. Denver led by just four late in the third but went on a 12-point spree to break the game open. Gallinari finished with 30 points and ranks eight with 16.8 WARP on the season. After that, it's a balanced attack for the top-ranked Nuggets with Ty Lawson (43rd), Arron Afflalo (55th) and Andre Miller (57th) all clustered further down the rankings. (Actually, Nene is further up the list but he's erroring out because of that symbol in his name, so I'll have to fix that later. Geez, it's bad enough that he had to forgo a surname. Talk about high maintenance.) The Clippers have been led by Blake Griffin, who is 20th at 12.6 WARP.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DENVER                      30 30 26 29  115
LOS ANGELES C               27 30 17 24   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
A.AFFLALO    31   6 13  46  1  6  17  1  2  50  14   2  3  5  6  2  1  0  0  14
N.HILARIO    34   7 11  64  0  0      7 10  70  28   4  9 13  0  4  2  2  0  21
D.GALLINARI  35  11 16  69  1  3  33  7 10  70  21   0  4  4  1  2  2  1  0  30
A.MILLER     39   3  6  50  0  0      2  3  67  16   0  8  8  9  3  1  4  0   8
K.FARIED      9   0  5   0  0  0      0  0       7   2  2  4  1  1  0  0  1   0
T.LAWSON     26   6 13  46  0  4   0  5  6  83   4   1  3  4  3  0  0  1  0  17
A.HARRINGTON 23   4  6  67  1  1 100  0  0      -3   1  5  6  1  2  0  1  0   9
C.ANDERSEN   20   0  5   0  0  0      7 10  70  -6   0  4  4  0  0  0  0  0   7
J.HAMILTON   23   3  6  50  1  3  33  2  2 100   4   1  3  4  4  1  0  0  0   9
DENVER       48  40 81  49  4 17  24 31 43  72      11 41 52 25 15  6  9  1 115
                 ----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    31   7 12  58  0  0      1  4  25 -16   2  5  7  3  2  0  2  1  15
E.GORDON     39   5 19  26  2  9  22  8 10  80 -25   1  0  1  3  3  2  1  0  20
R.GOMES      28   4  9  44  2  5  40  2  4  50  -9   1  3  4  3  1  1  2  0  12
D.JORDAN     28   2  3  67  0  0      0  2   0  -6   3  4  7  2  6  0  4  1   4
M.WILLIAMS   33   5 14  36  2  5  40  0  0     -13   1  2  3  7  4  1  1  0  12
E.BLEDSOE    17   1  4  25  0  2   0  0  0      -7   0  1  1  3  5  0  0  1   2
R.FOYE       14   3  8  38  1  5  20  0  0       6   1  0  1  0  2  1  0  0   7
A.AMINU      14   4  7  57  2  4  50  0  0      -3   1  2  3  1  1  0  0  0  10
C.KAMAN      25   3  7  43  0  0      2  2 100  -3   1  6  7  0  4  0  1  0   8
C.SMITH       3   3  3 100  0  0      0  0       1   1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   6
T.THOMPKINS   8   1  4  25  0  0      0  0     -10   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1   2
LOS ANGELES  48  38 90  42  9 30  30 13 22  59      12 23 35 22 29  5 11  4  98

DENVER                      LOS ANGELES C
     Fast Break Pts  40          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts  13       Second Chance Pts   6
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  34
       Biggest Lead  22            Biggest Lead   6

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DEN (8-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  LAC (4-8)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gallinari,danilo.....73%  27%  1.28  +21 21.8  williams,maurice.....69%  19%  1.17  -13 18.2
hilario,nene.........71%  22%  1.20  +28 21.2  gordon,eric..........81%  28%  0.84  -25 17.3
lawson,ty............54%  29%  1.04  + 4 18.0  griffin,blake........65%  22%  1.07  -16 15.8
afflalo,arron........65%  19%  1.34  +14 17.8  gomes,ryan...........58%  19%  1.22  - 9 14.5
miller,andre.........81%  11%  1.44  +16 15.3  aminu,alfarouq.......29%  21%  1.66  - 3 10.5
hamilton,jordan......48%  12%  1.90  + 4 10.3  kaman,chris..........52%  14%  0.90  - 3  7.1
harrington,al........48%  12%  1.58  - 3  8.7  foye,randy...........29%  25%  0.86  + 6  6.3
andersen,chris.......42%  20%  0.72  - 6  6.8  smith,craig.......... 6%  46%  1.75  + 1  5.2
faried,kenneth.......19%  24%  0.39  + 7  2.0  jordan,deandre.......58%  11%  0.78  - 6  4.9
koufos,kosta.........(DNP)                     bledsoe,eric.........35%   9%  0.84  - 7  2.6
mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)                     thompkins,trey.......17%  21%  0.41  -10  1.5
forbes,gary..........(DNP)                     warren,willie........(DNP)  
PACE: 94.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 94.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
NUGGETS..........  121.9 .519  .324 .095 .200  CLIPPERS.........  103.8 .472  .226 .117 .103

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STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
               SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS/GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    6   3   K.DURANT  OKC 33.6  K.LOVE    MIN 12.4  N.HILARIO DEN .699 
NYK    6   5   D.NOWITZK DAL 31.8  K.HUMPHRI NJN 12.0  M.BROOKS  NJN .645 
PHI    4   6   D.ROSE    CHI 30.5  J.NOAH    CHI 11.2  D.HOWARD  ORL .614 
NJN    4   6   D.GALLINA DEN 27.9  D.HOWARD  ORL 10.9  J.BAREA   DAL .612 
TOR    2   7   R.GAY     MEM 27.7  A.BOGUT   MIL 10.6  J.HARDEN  OKC .611 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    8   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS/GAME
IND    5   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
DET    2   7   D.AUGUSTI CHA .957  R.JACKSON OKC .800  S.NASH    PHX 12.9 
CLE    2   7   S.NASH    PHX .951  M.WEBSTER MIN .722  R.RONDO   BOS 12.1 
MIL    2   8   C.BOSH    MIA .936  T.LAWSON  DEN .577  C.PAUL    NOH 10.4 
TEAM WON LOST  A.KIRILEN UTA .917  C.MAGGETT CHA .571  D.WILLIAM NJN 10.2 
MIA    8   1   A.AFFLALO DEN .917  R.JEFFERS SAS .565  J.KIDD    DAL  9.8 
ORL    8   2
CHA    6   4   STEALS/GAME         TURNOVERS/GAME      BLOCKS/GAME
ATL    4   5   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    2   7   R.GAY     MEM  2.3  J.WALL    WAS  4.8  J.McGEE   WAS  3.2 
TEAM WON LOST  L.JAMES   MIA  2.1  R.RONDO   BOS  4.3  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
DAL    7   3   T.ALLEN   MEM  2.0  D.COUSINS SAC  3.4  T.DUNCAN  SAS  2.9 
MEM    6   3   D.HOWARD  ORL  1.9  J.JOHNSON ATL  3.3  B.LOPEZ   NJN  2.8 
SAS    6   4   R.RONDO   BOS  1.9  J.SMITH   ATL  3.3  A.BOGUT   MIL  2.5 
HOU    6   4
NOH    4   5
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    8   1
MIN    6   4
OKC    7   5
POR    4   7
UTA    3   8
TEAM WON LOST
LAL    8   2
PHX    8   3
LAC    4   8
GSW    4   8
SAC    2  10

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11/21 CHI 105  @ UTA 100        D.ROSE 39        C.BOOZER 16     D.ROSE 8
11/21 DEN 115  @ LAC  98        D.GALLINARI 30   N.HILARIO 13    A.MILLER 9
11/21 NJN 119 vs GSW  82        B.LOPEZ 25       K.HUMPHRIES 22  S.CURRY 8
11/21 HOU 102 vs MIN  97        K.MARTIN 30      C.HAYES 14      Multiple 6
11/21 NYK 113  @ SAC  96        C.ANTHONY 35     J.HICKSON 14    C.BILLUPS 9
11/21 OKC 141  @ SAS 126        K.DURANT 43      Multiple 8      R.WESTBROOK 18
11/21 CHA  97 vs POR  85        D.AUGUSTIN 28    T.THOMAS 10     R.FELTON 5

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
ATLANTA (4-5) at MIAMI (8-1)
BOSTON (6-3) at WASHINGTON (2-7)
CHICAGO (8-3) at DENVER (8-1)
DETROIT (2-7) at INDIANA (5-6)
LOS ANGELES L (8-2) at MEMPHIS (6-3)
NEW ORLEANS (4-5) at PHOENIX (8-3)
PHILADELPHIA (4-6) at DALLAS (7-3)

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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