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November 23, 2011
Sim Season
On the Rampage

by Bradford Doolittle

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Every November, the NBA's Bulls and the NHL's Blackhawks are effectively kicked out of Chicago's United Center for two weeks because of an infestation of elephants, clowns and contortionists. The Ringling Bros. become the anchor tenant at the UC during that span, as its sports occupants set out for what is known as the Circus Trip. The Bulls suffered through some lean years during the first decade of this century and that annual November trip almost invariably meant Chicago would be digging out of an early-season hole. Perhaps the best sign that last year's Bulls would become a breakout squad was that they returned home with a 4-3 record on the dreaded Circus Trip.

Fast forward to this season. There are no real NBA games being played. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is still offering up his narrow arsenal of vanilla quotes, only he's doing it while serving up Thanksgiving dinners to needy folks around town rather than in the UC's press room. The circus is here for its annual occupation, sending the surging Blackhawks on the road for six road games in 11 days. The Bulls are scattered to the four winds, waiting for the ravaged labor talks to resume in some fashion. But not in Sim Season. The virtual Bulls have been on the road for awhile now and are doing just fine.

This year's Circus Trip was slated to be an eight-game sojourn and it began with a loss at Washington on Nov. 13. Not a good sign, especially since Chicago had to cross the country for the second game of the trip in Portland. But the Bulls haven't lost since. The five-game winning streak reach a high point on Tuesday, when Chicago took on the red-hot Denver Nuggets, the top-ranked team in Sim Season entering the game. Last season, the Bulls played at Denver without Derrick Rose, who sat out with a bum wrist. The Bulls still took the Nuggets to the final buzzer, with C.J. Watson stepping into Rose's shoes and enjoying a career game. What happened this time around? Read on for that, as well as notes on the six other games on Tuesday.

Through last night, we've played the 159 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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PACERS 118, PISTONS 104: There wasn't a lot of defense being played in a game that was paradoxically slow paced and high scoring. It was close, too, at least for 3 1/2 quarters. The first half was a duel between Darren Collison and Rodney Stuckey. Charlie Villanueva's bucket at the end of the third quarter left the Pistons up one. Detroit appeared to be in good shape when Tracy McGrady's layup put the Pistons up five midway through the fourth. But Indiana outscored Detroit 30-11 over the last six minutes and handed the Pistons their seventh straight loss. The Pacers put up their best Offensive Rating of the season and won their third straight to get back to .500. Danny Granger scored 17 of his 30 after halftime, while Stuckey led the Pistons with 27 points. Though Lawrence Frank managed to keep the overall pace slow for his Pistons, Indiana still ran effectively, outscoring Detroit 26-4 in transition.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
DETROIT                     31 21 26 26  104
INDIANA                     32 23 24 39  118

                 ----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     31   3  8  38  1  1 100  0  0     -19   0  5  5  3  3  0  1  0   7
G.MONROE     31   5 11  45  0  0      4  6  67 -19   4  6 10  6  4  0  1  1  14
R.STUCKEY    26   8 21  38  1  3  33 10 10 100 -26   0  1  1  2  2  0  1  0  27
B.GORDON     28   2  3  67  1  2  50  0  0     -20   0  1  1  4  3  0  1  1   5
J.JEREBKO    19   0  1   0  0  0      0  0     -26   0  1  1  0  3  1  0  0   0
T.McGRADY    18   4  5  80  1  1 100  0  0       3   1  3  4  4  0  1  0  0   9
C.VILLANUEVA 17   5  7  71  2  2 100  2  2 100   8   0  1  1  0  3  0  1  0  14
A.DAYE       17   5  5 100  1  1 100  0  0       5   1  1  2  0  4  0  0  0  11
B.WALLACE    17   1  4  25  0  0      1  2  50   5   1  2  3  2  0  1  0  1   3
J.MAXIELL    12   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100   4   1  1  2  0  2  0  1  0   6
W.BYNUM      18   3  5  60  1  2  50  1  2  50  10   0  0  0  4  1  0  1  0   8
B.KNIGHT      6   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       5   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   0
DETROIT      48  38 74  51  8 12  67 20 24  83       8 22 30 25 26  3  7  3 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
D.GRANGER    34   9 18  50  3  5  60  9 10  90  18   1  2  3  5  4  1  2  0  30
D.COLLISON   31   7 12  58  1  1 100  8  8 100  19   0  1  1  6  2  1  0  3  23
R.HIBBERT    27   4  6  67  0  0      4  6  67  21   0  6  6  1  4  0  2  1  12
T.HANSBROUGH 29   4  8  50  0  0      3  4  75  20   5  4  9  2  4  0  0  0  11
P.GEORGE     15   5  7  71  2  4  50  3  4  75  16   0  2  2  1  3  0  1  2  15
B.RUSH       16   3  4  75  3  4  75  0  0      -3   0  2  2  0  2  0  2  0   9
M.DUNLEAVY   25   3  7  43  0  2   0  2  2 100   3   0  2  2  1  2  0  1  0   8
J.McROBERTS  27   3  4  75  0  1   0  0  0      -8   2  7  9  0  2  1  1  0   6
J.FOSTER     12   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      -4   1  0  1  1  2  0  3  0   2
S.JONES       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
G.HILL       23   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0     -11   0  2  2  4  0  0  0  0   2
INDIANA      48  40 72  56  9 20  45 29 34  85       9 28 37 21 25  3 12  6 118

DETROIT                     INDIANA
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  26
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  14

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
DET (2-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  IND (5-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
stuckey,rodney.......54%  56%  0.84  -26 24.1  granger,danny........71%  35%  1.29  +18 35.5
monroe,greg..........65%  25%  1.18  -19 20.5  collison,darren......65%  24%  1.67  +19 26.7
villanueva,charlie...35%  28%  1.34  + 8 14.5  george,paul..........31%  32%  1.55  +16 17.6
bynum,will...........38%  20%  1.42  +10 12.7  hansbrough,tyler.....60%  15%  1.37  +20 16.6
mcgrady,tracy........38%  14%  2.59  + 3 12.1  hibbert,roy..........56%  18%  1.13  +21 11.1
daye,austin..........35%  14%  1.88  + 5 11.7  rush,brandon.........33%  17%  1.75  - 3 10.3
prince,tayshaun......65%  14%  1.04  -19  9.3  mcroberts,josh.......56%   7%  1.82  - 8  8.5
gordon,ben...........58%   6%  2.17  -20  7.7  dunleavy jr.,mike....52%  16%  0.89  + 3  7.9
wallace,ben..........35%  14%  1.13  + 5  6.5  hill,george..........48%   4%  2.35  -11  5.3
maxiell,jason........25%  21%  0.99  + 4  5.7  foster,jeff..........25%  24%  0.38  - 4  2.3
jerebko,jonas........40%   1%  0.00  -26  0.0  jones,solomon........ 2%  54%  0.00  - 1  0.0
knight,brandon.......(DNP)                     posey,james..........(DNP)  
PACE: 83.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 83.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
PISTONS..........  124.9 .568  .222 .084 .127  PACERS...........  141.7 .618  .290 .144 .180

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CELTICS 118, WIZARDS 104: The Wizards were back at home after a successful 1-3 road trip. Successful? Well, you might remember that Washington lost its first 25 road games last season didn't win its first away from home until Feb. 13. Nevertheless, the Wizards went into Tuesday's matchup with Boston 30th in the league in point differential, 30th in defensive efficiency and 27th in offensive efficiency. The NBA can shock you several times over the course of season. But not on Tuesday. Not in Washington. The Celtics held a comfortable, if not overwhelming, advantage the entire game and took the wire-to-wire victory. Paul Pierce had a huge game, putting up 28 points 16 rebounds, three assists and five steals. The Wizards got 20 points, 13 boards and four blocks from JaVale McGee. Andray Blatche's outing was cut short by injury and he's expected to miss the Wizards' next contest.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
BOSTON                      29 26 27 26  108
WASHINGTON                  20 25 20 29   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
R.ALLEN      35   8 18  44  2  5  40  6  6 100   3   3  3  6  2  1  2  0  0  24
P.PIERCE     41  10 16  62  2  3  67  6  7  86  19   3 13 16  3  2  5  2  0  28
R.RONDO      40   7 15  47  0  0      2  6  33  14   4  4  8 12  3  0  0  1  16
K.GARNETT    27   7 13  54  0  0      2  2 100  11   0  5  5  2  0  1  1  1  16
J.O'NEAL     15   0  2   0  0  0      2  4  50  -1   0  2  2  0  1  1  3  0   2
J.GREEN      25   2  8  25  0  2   0  3  4  75   0   2  1  3  1  1  0  2  2   7
G.DAVIS      30   4  8  50  0  0      1  1 100   5   1  8  9  3  2  0  2  0   9
C.ARROYO      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.WEST       19   2  5  40  0  1   0  0  0       5   1  0  1  2  0  0  1  0   4
J.JOHNSON     7   0  1   0  0  0      2  2 100  13   0  4  4  0  1  0  0  0   2
BOSTON       48  40 86  47  4 11  36 24 32  75      14 40 54 25 11  9 11  4 108
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.WALL       40   3 14  21  2  3  67  4  6  67 -14   1  5  6  9  2  2  5  0  12
J.McGEE      35  10 12  83  0  0      0  1   0 -10   5  8 13  2  3  0  0  4  20
A.BLATCHE    21   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100  -5   2  3  5  3  3  0  0  1   8
N.YOUNG      33   9 16  56  2  4  50  0  0     -19   0  1  1  2  3  0  0  0  20
R.LEWIS      41   6 17  35  2  6  33  0  0     -19   1  6  7  2  4  2  2  0  14
T.BOOKER     15   2  7  29  0  0      0  0      -7   2  3  5  0  2  1  0  0   4
J.CRAWFORD   16   1  9  11  0  2   0  0  0       4   0  2  2  3  2  0  3  0   2
K.SERAPHIN    3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -5   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
J.VESELY      6   2  2 100  0  0      0  0       6   1  0  1  0  2  1  0  0   4
C.SINGLETON  22   2  7  29  1  5  20  0  0      -1   0  3  3  0  2  1  1  0   5
S.MACK        8   2  4  50  1  2  50  0  0       0   1  1  2  1  1  0  0  1   5
WASHINGTON   48  40 94  43  8 22  36  6  9  67      13 32 45 22 24  7 11  6  94

TEAM STATISTICS
BOSTON                      WASHINGTON
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead  19            Biggest Lead   0

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
BOS (6-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  WAS (2-7)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
pierce,paul..........85%  22%  1.65  +19 30.0  mcgee,javale.........73%  14%  1.96  -10 22.4
allen,ray............73%  25%  1.27  + 3 23.0  wall,john............83%  24%  0.95  -14 18.0
rondo,rajon..........83%  18%  1.48  +14 22.8  young,nick...........69%  21%  1.25  -19 16.6
garnett,kevin........56%  24%  1.18  +11 14.7  lewis,rashard........85%  20%  0.90  -19 13.7
davis,glen...........63%  14%  1.26  + 5 10.1  blatche,andray.......44%  13%  1.57  - 5  8.1
green,jeff...........52%  20%  0.69  +    7.0  mack,shelvin.........17%  22%  1.63  +    5.8
west,delonte.........40%  12%  1.00  + 5  5.1  singleton,chris......46%  15%  0.76  - 1  5.4
johnson,jajuan.......15%  10%  1.53  +13  2.1  booker,trevor........31%  20%  0.70  - 7  4.3
o'neal,jermaine......31%  19%  0.35  - 1  1.6  crawford,jamal.......33%  34%  0.32  + 4  3.8
arroyo,carlos........ 2%  50%  0.00  + 1  0.0  vesely,jan...........13%  13%  1.92  + 6  3.3
murphy,troy..........(DNP)                     seraphin,kevin....... 6%  16%  0.00  - 5  0.0
wafer,von............(DNP)                     jianlian,yi..........(DNP)  
PACE: 92.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 92.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
CELTICS..........  116.6 .488  .304 .119 .152  WIZARDS..........  101.4 .468  .245 .119 .043

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HEAT 107, HAWKS 71: Let's get one thing clear--this game was a snore. I made a snide comment the other day about the Heat sucking the joy out of hoops with their sheer level of talent. Seems like in Sim Season, without the trifles of actual basketball to consider, that may actually be the case. The Heat led by 22 at the half, extended the lead a bit in the third quarter, then held Atlanta to eight points in the fourth. Dwyane Wade scored 33, LeBron James added 28 points, 10 rebounds and four steals and the Heat even "held" the Hawks to a 9-of-17 showing from the foul line. Miami's 36-point romp represented its largest margin of victory during its current nine-game winning streak, which started right after the Heat dropped its season opener at New York.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
ATLANTA                     16 21 26  8   71
MIAMI                       28 31 29 19  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.HORFORD    36   3  9  33  0  0      0  0     -29   4  7 11  3  5  1  3  1   6
J.SMITH      36   4 10  40  0  1   0  0  1   0 -29   0  3  3  2  3  1  2  1   8
J.JOHNSON    37   7 16  44  2  5  40  1  2  50 -27   1  2  3  1  5  0  4  0  17
K.HINRICH    25   0  6   0  0  1   0  1  2  50 -19   1  3  4  2  5  0  2  1   1
M.WILLIAMS   29   4 10  40  0  1   0  2  2 100 -16   1  4  5  1  4  0  2  1  10
J.CRAWFORD   23   2  8  25  1  7  14  0  0     -27   0  1  1  3  5  0  1  0   5
Z.PACHULIA   11   2  3  67  0  0      3  6  50 -10   1  2  3  1  2  0  1  0   7
J.TEAGUE     23   5 11  45  1  1 100  1  2  50 -18   0  3  3  4  0  2  1  1  12
D.WILKINS     8   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       2   0  1  1  2  1  0  1  1   0
K.BENSON     12   2  2 100  0  0      1  2  50  -7   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1   5
ATLANTA      48  29 76  38  4 16  25  9 17  53       8 26 34 19 31  4 17  7  71
                 ----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   6 13  46  2  4  50 14 16  88  31   2  8 10  2  0  4  2  0  28
D.WADE       30  11 21  52  2  4  50  9 15  60  27   2  3  5  2  0  0  0  0  33
C.BOSH       32   5  8  62  0  0      4  8  50  24   3  6  9  0  3  0  4  1  14
M.CHALMERS   20   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0      15   0  3  3  4  1  0  0  0   3
J.ANTHONY    28   2  4  50  0  0      0  0      20   1  3  4  3  0  0  1  1   4
M.BIBBY      16   3  5  60  2  4  50  1  2  50   9   0  0  0  1  2  0  1  1   9
J.JONES       7   1  2  50  1  2  50  0  0       5   1  1  2  1  1  0  0  0   3
E.HOUSE       7   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0       5   0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0   0
M.MILLER     14   2  5  40  1  3  33  0  0      10   0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0   5
E.DAMPIER    14   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       3   0  5  5  1  4  0  1  1   2
U.HASLEM     18   1  2  50  0  0      1  2  50  21   2  3  5  1  3  0  0  0   3
N.COLE       15   1  4  25  1  2  50  0  0      10   0  2  2  1  1  2  2  0   3
MIAMI        48  34 70  49 10 22  45 29 43  67      11 36 47 17 17  7 11  4 107

ATLANTA                     MIAMI
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts   4
  Second Chance Pts   5       Second Chance Pts  12
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead   1            Biggest Lead  36

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
ATL (4-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MIA (8-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
teague,jeff..........48%  27%  1.20  -18 16.2  wade,dwyane..........63%  47%  1.10  +27 32.7
johnson,joe..........77%  27%  0.76  -27 14.6  james,lebron.........81%  28%  1.35  +31 29.7
williams,marvin......60%  21%  0.75  -16 10.2  bosh,chris...........67%  23%  0.88  +24 15.7
smith,josh...........75%  16%  0.73  -29  9.5  chalmers,mario.......42%   0% 73.52  +15  7.9
horford,al...........75%  15%  0.85  -29  9.0  anthony,joel.........58%   7%  1.70  +20  7.7
pachulia,zaza........23%  29%  1.02  -10  7.2  bibby,mike...........33%  20%  1.38  + 9  7.6
crawford,jamal.......48%  18%  0.68  -27  6.2  miller,mike..........29%  16%  1.04  +10  5.4
benson,keith.........25%  10%  1.54  - 7  4.4  cole,norris..........31%  19%  0.85  +10  4.8
hinrich,kirk.........52%  16%  0.26  -19  2.3  jones,james..........15%  12%  2.35  + 5  4.2
wilkins,damien.......17%  11%  0.91  + 2  1.7  haslem,udonis........38%   6%  1.71  +21  3.7
armstrong,hilton.....(DNP)                     dampier,erick........29%   9%  1.08  + 3  2.6
collins,jason........(DNP)                     house,eddie..........15%  20%  0.34  + 5  1.0
PACE: 87.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HAWKS............   81.5 .408  .182 .195 .086  HEAT.............  122.9 .557  .297 .126 .217

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LAKERS 119, GRIZZLIES 110: Nice matchup between the 6-3 Grizzlies and Lakers, who arrived in Memphis on a five-game winning streak. It was a big first half for Memphis, which went on an extended 26-13 run and led by 15 before Derek Fisher finished the first half with a three for the Lakers. L.A. had the game even by the latter stages of the third quarter, tying the game on a Matt Barnes trey. The Grizzlies fell behind by 12 and couldn't get stops down the stretch to become the Lakers' latest victim. Kobe Bryant went off for 39 points, Pau Gasol added 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks and the Lakers got a key bench contribution from Derrick Caracter, who scored 10 points in the first half. Zach Randolph had 22 points and 19 rebounds before fouling out for Memphis.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
LOS ANGELES L               28 25 35 31  119
MEMPHIS                     30 35 19 26  110

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
P.GASOL      39   7 12  58  0  0      7  8  88   1   2  7  9  5  2  0  3  4  21
K.BRYANT     41  15 28  54  3  6  50  6  7  86  14   2  2  4  3  2  0  4  0  39
R.ARTEST     25   0  4   0  0  2   0  0  4   0  -8   0  3  3  1  6  0  1  0   0
D.FISHER     26   4 14  29  1  3  33  1  2  50   7   0  5  5  3  4  1  1  0  10
A.BYNUM      22   3  5  60  0  0      0  0      12   4  7 11  3  3  0  1  3   6
L.ODOM       24   4  4 100  0  0      3  6  50  13   1  6  7  2  4  0  3  0  11
S.BLAKE      20   2  5  40  1  2  50  0  0       4   0  2  2  5  2  0  0  0   5
S.BROWN       9   4  6  67  0  2   0  0  0      -7   0  0  0  0  0  2  1  0   8
M.BARNES     21   3  5  60  1  3  33  2  2 100  17   1  6  7  4  3  0  1  0   9
D.CARACTER    9   4  4 100  0  0      2  2 100  -7   1  1  2  1  0  0  1  0  10
D.EBANKS      1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.RATLIFF     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  46 87  53  6 18  33 21 31  68      11 39 50 27 26  3 16  7 119
                 ----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.CONLEY     33   2  5  40  0  1   0  4  8  50  -4   0  2  2  7  6  1  2  0   8
Z.RANDOLPH   41   8 24  33  0  0      6  8  75 -14   9 10 19  2  6  2  2  1  22
M.GASOL      33   9 15  60  0  0      4  8  50 -13   3  6  9  0  4  1  0  2  22
R.GAY        37   6 15  40  0  4   0  6  7  86  -7   0  3  3  3  2  2  2  0  18
T.ALLEN      27   8 12  67  0  0      0  0      -4   1  1  2  0  1  1  1  1  16
S.BATTIER    13   2  4  50  0  1   0  1  2  50   2   0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0   5
O.MAYO       23   4  9  44  0  3   0  0  0      -4   1  2  3  0  3  0  2  0   8
D.ARTHUR     12   1  3  33  0  0      1  2  50  -2   1  3  4  1  3  0  0  1   3
S.YOUNG       3   0  0      0  0      1  2  50   3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1
G.VASQUEZ    13   2  7  29  1  4  25  0  0      -6   1  0  1  2  1  0  0  0   5
H.HADDADI     5   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       4   2  2  4  1  0  1  0  0   2
MEMPHIS      48  43 97  44  1 13   8 23 37  62      18 29 47 19 26  8  9  5 110

LOS ANGELES L               MEMPHIS
     Fast Break Pts  10          Fast Break Pts  22
  Second Chance Pts  16       Second Chance Pts  24
Points in the Paint  38     Points In the Paint  46
       Biggest Lead  12            Biggest Lead  15

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
LAL (8-2)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  MEM (6-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bryant,kobe..........85%  36%  1.07  +14 33.5  randolph,zach........85%  29%  0.86  -14 23.1
gasol,pau............81%  19%  1.36  + 1 21.1  gay,rudy.............77%  21%  0.95  - 7 21.4
fisher,derek.........54%  25%  0.76  + 7 12.1  gasol,marc...........69%  22%  1.18  -13 18.5
barnes,matt..........44%  12%  1.97  +17 10.8  allen,tony...........56%  18%  1.19  - 4 12.4
odom,lamar...........50%  15%  1.26  +13 10.2  conley,mike..........69%  11%  1.23  - 4  9.4
caracter,derrick.....19%  27%  1.68  - 7  8.1  vasquez,greivis......27%  21%  0.99  - 6  5.9
bynum,andrew.........46%  10%  1.99  +12  7.7  mayo,o.j.............48%  18%  0.66  - 4  5.6
blake,steve..........42%   9%  2.00  + 4  7.4  battier,shane........27%  13%  1.49  + 2  5.3
brown,shannon........19%  32%  1.07  - 7  7.2  arthur,darrell.......25%  11%  1.15  - 2  3.5
artest,ron...........52%   9%  0.00  - 8  0.0  haddadi,hamed........10%  24%  1.43  + 4  3.3
ebanks,devin.........(DNP)                     young,sam............ 6%  10%  1.11  + 3  0.7
ratliff,theo.........(DNP)                     henry,xavier.........(DNP)  
PACE: 100.8         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 100.8         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
LAKERS...........  118.1 .563  .275 .159 .135  GRIZZLIES........  109.2 .448  .316 .089 .162

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76ERS 103, MAVERICKS 96: I wouldn't go so far as to call this one of those shockers that I referred to earlier, but it was definitely a surprise for Philly to go in and win on Dallas' home floor. The Mavericks had won four straight and seven of eight and went into the game as solid 12-point favorites. Jodie Meeks propelled the Sixers to a fast start with four three-pointers in the first quarter and Philly grabbed a 14-point advantage. Evan Turner's free throws late in the first half gave the Sixers a 22-point bulge. The Mavericks responded, finishing the half on a 13-2 run that featured a three-pointer from J.J. Barea and two from Peja Stojakovic. In the third, the Sixers pushed the lead back to 21 and the Mavericks cut it back down to 11. Dallas closed strong, trimming the lead to five on Jason Kidd's hoop with 1:06 to play but it was too little, too late. Meeks led a balanced offense with 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting and the Sixers ran up a 26-10 edge in transition. The Sixers hit 9-of-11 from deep.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
PHILADELPHIA                31 27 27 18  103
DALLAS                      17 30 23 26   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
J.HOLIDAY    40   5  9  56  2  2 100  4  4 100   5   1  3  4  8  3  3  9  0  16
E.BRAND      36   6 10  60  0  0      4  5  80   6   1  5  6  1  1  3  4  2  16
A.IGUODALA   41   6  9  67  1  1 100  0  1   0   6   0  5  5  3  4  2  1  1  13
J.MEEKS      25   6  7  86  5  6  83  0  0       9   0  3  3  3  1  0  2  0  17
S.HAWES      17   1  4  25  0  0      0  2   0   7   1  2  3  2  1  0  0  0   2
T.YOUNG      25   6  9  67  0  0      2  6  33  -8   1  5  6  1  3  1  2  0  14
E.TURNER     19   4  5  80  0  0      2  2 100  -1   1  1  2  3  2  1  2  0  10
L.WILLIAMS   17   4  7  57  1  2  50  0  0       4   0  1  1  1  1  0  0  0   9
M.SPEIGHTS    8   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       2   0  1  1  1  0  0  1  0   2
N.VUCEVIC    12   2  6  33  0  0      0  0       5   0  2  2  0  0  0  1  0   4
PHILADELPHI  48  41 67  61  9 11  82 12 20  60       5 28 33 23 16 10 22  3 103
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.KIDD       37   4 12  33  3 11  27  0  0       0   0  1  1  8  2  3  1  0  11
J.TERRY      31   6 12  50  1  6  17  0  0      -6   1  0  1  3  2  2  2  0  13
D.NOWITZKI   39   6 11  55  1  2  50  6  6 100  -3   1  8  9  1  3  2  2  0  19
S.MARION     33   2 11  18  0  1   0  2  2 100 -15   1  3  4  1  0  0  2  1   6
T.CHANDLER   25   5  6  83  0  1   0  2  2 100  -5   2  2  4  2  5  1  4  0  12
J.BAREA      24   4  8  50  1  3  33  3  4  75  -9   0  2  2  5  3  0  2  0  12
B.HAYWOOD    16   2  3  67  0  0      0  0      -1   1  4  5  1  3  2  0  0   4
P.STOJAKOVIC 10   2  3  67  2  3  67  0  0      10   0  2  2  0  2  0  2  0   6
I.MAHINMI     7   0  0      0  0      0  0      -1   0  0  0  1  0  0  1  1   0
R.FERNANDEZ  18   4  7  57  4  7  57  1  2  50  -5   0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  13
DALLAS       48  35 73  48 12 34  35 14 16  88       6 22 28 22 22 10 16  2  96

PHILADELPHIA                DALLAS
     Fast Break Pts  26          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   8
Points in the Paint  22     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead  22            Biggest Lead   4

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
PHI (4-6)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DAL (7-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
holiday,jrue.........83%  24%  1.09  + 5 21.4  kidd,jason...........77%  17%  1.37  +   18.8
meeks,jodie..........52%  17%  2.30  + 9 20.3  nowitzki,dirk........81%  20%  1.21  - 3 18.6
brand,elton..........75%  22%  1.03  + 6 18.3  barea,jose...........50%  24%  1.14  - 9 14.9
iguodala,andre.......85%  12%  1.46  + 6 17.2  chandler,tyson.......52%  21%  1.02  - 5 12.6
young,thaddeus.......52%  27%  0.97  - 8 12.3  terry,jason..........65%  22%  0.98  - 6 12.0
turner,evan..........40%  20%  1.36  - 1  9.1  fernandez,rudy.......38%  22%  1.62  - 5 11.4
williams,lou.........35%  20%  1.27  + 4  9.0  marion,shawn.........69%  21%  0.49  -15  8.1
vucevic,nikola.......25%  29%  0.54  + 5  3.9  stojakovic,peja......21%  25%  1.24  +10  6.4
hawes,spencer........35%  13%  0.78  + 7  3.5  haywood,brendan......33%   8%  1.88  - 1  5.5
speights,marreese....17%  11%  1.38  + 2  2.4  mahinmi,ian..........15%   6%  1.06  - 1  1.0
nocioni,andres.......(DNP)                     beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)  
battie,tony..........(DNP)                     butler,caron.........(DNP)  
PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 87.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ERS............  117.4 .679  .185 .251 .100  MAVERICKS........  109.4 .562  .176 .182 .080

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BULLS 110, NUGGETS 100: The Nuggets had won for straight and eight of nine, mostly by frightful scores, but the Bulls rolled into the Pepsi Center on the strength of four straight road wins. Chicago is nearly unbeatable when it is able to get the kind of balanced offensive contributions that allow Derrick Rose to become as much of a distributor as a scorer. That's exactly what the Bulls got on Tuesday. Luol Deng led the way with 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Rose added 23 points and 10 assists, while Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer and Joakim Noah all scored in double digits. The Nuggets led by two at the break and extended the lead to six before Boozer keyed a seven-point run that put the Bulls in front. Chicago eventually pushed the lead to 11 as Boozer scored 10 of his 20 in the third period. Nene capped an 11-4 burst that drew Denver within two, but Chicago answered with a nine-point run. The last three of those hoops were fastbreak buckets by Rose and the Bulls breezed from there, handing Denver its first home loss of the season.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHICAGO                     22 21 32 35  110
DENVER                      24 21 22 33  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       47   9 18  50  1  5  20  5  7  71  11   2  6  8  5  3  0  1  2  24
D.ROSE       37   9 16  56  2  3  67  3  3 100  14   1  3  4 10  0  1  0  0  23
C.BOOZER     30   9 21  43  0  0      2  2 100  13   3  9 12  2  2  0  3  0  20
R.BREWER     22   5  6  83  0  0      2  2 100  -5   1  2  3  2  3  3  1  0  12
J.NOAH       32   4  5  80  0  0      4  4 100   7   3  5  8  2  1  1  2  3  12
T.GIBSON     20   3  6  50  0  0      0  0      -1   2  1  3  0  0  0  0  1   6
K.KORVER      7   0  0      0  0      0  0       3   0  1  1  4  0  0  1  0   0
K.BOGANS     17   3 10  30  1  5  20  0  2   0  10   1  4  5  0  1  1  1  0   7
O.ASIK       14   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  3  3  0  3  0  1  0   0
C.WATSON     11   1  3  33  0  1   0  2  2 100  -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1   4
J.BUTLER      3   0  1   0  0  0      2  2 100   1   1  0  1  0  0  1  0  0   2
CHICAGO      48  43 86  50  4 14  29 20 24  83      14 34 48 25 13  7 11  7 110
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.AFFLALO    42   7 11  64  2  3  67  0  0       1   0  5  5  8  1  2  3  3  16
N.HILARIO    38   8 14  57  1  1 100  2  3  67  -9   1  9 10  2  2  2  2  2  19
D.GALLINARI  27   7 18  39  2  9  22  3  3 100  -9   2  2  4  0  3  0  2  0  19
T.LAWSON     23   5 11  45  2  4  50  1  2  50   1   1  1  2  5  1  0  0  0  13
K.FARIED     16   0  4   0  0  0      1  2  50   6   2  2  4  0  2  2  0  1   1
A.HARRINGTON 20   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0     -12   1  1  2  1  3  0  0  0   2
G.FORBES      7   2  4  50  0  0      0  0     -11   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   4
C.ANDERSEN   15   1  2  50  1  1 100  2  4  50  -5   0  3  3  1  0  1  1  0   5
K.KOUFOS      1   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
A.MILLER     27   6  9  67  0  0      0  0     -14   1  3  4  6  3  2  3  0  12
J.HAMILTON   24   4 12  33  1  5  20  0  0       1   2  1  3  3  3  0  2  0   9
DENVER       48  41 90  46  9 24  38  9 14  64      10 28 38 26 20  9 13  6 100

CHICAGO                     DENVER
     Fast Break Pts  22          Fast Break Pts  20
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  34     Points In the Paint  26
       Biggest Lead  13            Biggest Lead   7

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHI (8-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DEN (8-1)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........77%  21%  1.75  +14 26.2  hilario,nene.........79%  20%  1.30  - 9 20.1
deng,luol............98%  21%  1.22  +11 25.5  afflalo,arron........88%  14%  1.81  + 1 19.3
boozer,carlos........63%  39%  0.82  +13 21.0  lawson,ty............48%  22%  1.43  + 1 15.6
noah,joakim..........67%  11%  1.90  + 7 13.1  gallinari,danilo.....56%  36%  0.83  - 9 15.4
brewer,ronnie........46%  15%  1.70  - 5 10.5  miller,andre.........56%  19%  1.35  -14 14.7
bogans,keith.........35%  32%  0.67  +10  7.7  hamilton,jordan......50%  26%  0.78  + 1  9.1
gibson,taj...........42%  12%  1.16  - 1  6.7  andersen,chris.......31%  13%  1.56  - 5  7.1
watson,c.j...........23%  19%  0.73  - 4  3.2  forbes,gary..........15%  25%  0.77  -11  2.7
korver,kyle..........15%   4%  4.91  + 3  3.0  faried,kenneth.......33%  12%  0.55  + 6  2.1
butler,jimmy......... 6%  29%  1.22  + 1  2.1  harrington,al........42%   7%  0.64  -12  1.9
asik,omer............29%   0%  0.00  + 1  0.0  koufos,kosta......... 2%  46%  0.00  + 1  0.0
thomas,kurt..........(DNP)                     mozgov,timofey.......(DNP)  
PACE: 92.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 92.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
BULLS............  118.9 .523  .333 .119 .114  NUGGETS..........  108.1 .506  .227 .141 .067

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SUNS 114, HORNETS 110: In terms of excitement, the Suns and Hornets gave us our game of the night. New Orleans jumped on top early, grabbing a 10-point lead on Chris Paul's layup early in the second quarter. The Suns promptly reeled off 13 straight points, a run started by Vince Carter's four-point play. The Hornets finished the half strong and looked like they were going to go into the break up a point, but Steve Nash stole the ball and scored at the second-quarter buzzer to put the Suns ahead. The game stayed close through half the third quarter, but Nash and Grant Hill keyed a 16-2 run to finish the period that left Phoenix up by 18. The Hornets rallied in the fourth but ran out of time, with Marco Belinelli's three at the buzzer representing the apex of their comback. Paul was the game's standout player with 24 points and 17 assists.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
NEW ORLEANS                 29 19 19 43  110
PHOENIX                     22 27 36 29  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
C.PAUL       38   9 14  64  2  4  50  4  4 100   9   0  1  1 17  6  1  1  0  24
T.ARIZA      36   6 13  46  1  4  25  6  6 100  11   2  5  7  2  3  2  1  0  19
D.WEST       35   6 12  50  0  0      6  6 100  14   2  5  7  0  5  2  4  1  18
E.OKAFOR     31   2  7  29  0  0      2  4  50   2   2  8 10  1  3  0  4  1   6
M.BELINELLI  22   7 13  54  5  7  71  0  0      13   0  1  1  4  2  1  0  0  19
C.LANDRY     19   2  5  40  0  0      0  0     -14   0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0   4
J.JACK       13   2  4  50  0  1   0  3  3 100 -13   0  2  2  2  0  0  0  0   7
W.GREEN      25   3  6  50  1  3  33  0  0     -14   0  3  3  2  1  0  1  0   7
J.SMITH       1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
Q.PONDEXTER   9   1  3  33  0  0      0  0     -18   0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0   2
A.GRAY       11   2  2 100  0  0      0  0      -8   1  0  1  0  1  0  3  0   4
NEW ORLEANS  48  40 79  51  9 19  47 21 23  91       7 26 33 28 25  6 15  2 110
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
C.FRYE       33   3  7  43  0  3   0  3  4  75 -12   2  6  8  1  3  0  1  0   9
S.NASH       27  10 16  62  1  2  50  1  1 100  -6   0  2  2  9  0  1  2  0  22
G.HILL       33   5  8  62  0  0      1  2  50 -12   0  6  6  3  1  1  3  0  11
V.CARTER     32   7 18  39  2  5  40  5  8  62   1   1  0  1  2  3  1  0  0  21
M.GORTAT     34   3  7  43  0  1   0  7 10  70   0   1  8  9  2  3  2  1  4  13
J.DUDLEY     19   2  3  67  0  1   0  0  0      13   1  1  2  0  1  1  0  0   4
H.WARRICK    15   3  5  60  0  0      2  3  67  16   0  2  2  0  0  0  2  0   8
A.BROOKS     21   5  8  62  2  4  50  3  4  75  10   0  0  0  3  1  0  1  0  15
M.PIETRUS    12   2  4  50  1  2  50  0  0       6   0  1  1  1  2  0  0  0   5
R.LOPEZ      11   3  5  60  0  0      0  0       7   1  2  3  1  5  1  1  0   6
M.MORRIS      3   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -3   1  1  2  0  1  0  0  0   0
PHOENIX      48  43 82  52  6 18  33 22 32  69       7 29 36 22 20  7 11  4 114

NEW ORLEANS                 PHOENIX
     Fast Break Pts   8          Fast Break Pts  30
  Second Chance Pts   9       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  28     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead   9            Biggest Lead  19

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
NWO (4-5)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  PHX (8-3)...........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
paul,chris...........79%  20%  1.92  + 9 28.7  nash,steve...........56%  31%  1.42  - 6 25.3
belinelli,marco......46%  27%  1.69  +13 20.5  gortat,marcin........71%  16%  1.26  +   17.4
ariza,trevor.........75%  21%  1.17  +11 20.4  brooks,aaron.........44%  23%  1.46  +10 15.8
west,david...........73%  24%  0.85  +14 16.7  carter,vince.........67%  30%  0.92  + 1 15.4
green,willie.........52%  12%  1.27  -14  8.7  hill,grant...........69%  15%  1.12  -12 11.6
okafor,emeka.........65%  18%  0.62  + 2  7.3  frye,channing........69%  12%  1.03  -12 11.0
jack,jarrett.........27%  18%  1.44  -13  7.0  warrick,hakim........31%  25%  0.85  +16  7.9
gray,aaron...........23%  20%  0.67  - 8  3.2  pietrus,mickael......25%  14%  1.37  + 6  5.7
landry,carl..........40%  11%  0.62  -14  2.8  lopez,robin..........23%  24%  0.91  + 7  5.6
pondexter,quincy.....19%  20%  0.26  -18  1.0  dudley,jared.........40%   6%  1.55  +13  4.3
smith,jason.......... 2%  50%  0.00  - 2  0.0  morris,markieff...... 6%  14%  0.36  - 3  0.3
ilungambenga,didier..(DNP)                     childress,josh.......(DNP)  
PACE: 94.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 94.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
HORNETS..........  116.2 .563  .194 .158 .107  SUNS.............  120.4 .561  .212 .116 .149

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STANDINGS, SCORES, LEADERS AND SCHEDULE
               SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS/GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
BOS    7   3   K.DURANT  OKC 33.6  K.LOVE    MIN 12.4  N.HILARIO DEN .678 
NYK    6   5   D.NOWITZK DAL 30.6  K.HUMPHRI NJN 12.0  M.BROOKS  NJN .645 
PHI    5   6   D.ROSE    CHI 29.8  J.NOAH    CHI 10.9  D.HOWARD  ORL .614 
NJN    4   6   D.GALLINA DEN 27.0  D.HOWARD  ORL 10.9  J.HARDEN  OKC .611 
TOR    2   7   K.MARTIN  HOU 26.8  A.BOGUT   MIL 10.6  L.ODOM    LAL .611 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    9   3   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS/GAME
IND    6   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
CLE    2   7   D.AUGUSTI CHA .957  R.JACKSON OKC .800  S.NASH    PHX 12.6 
MIL    2   8   S.NASH    PHX .952  M.WEBSTER MIN .722  R.RONDO   BOS 12.1 
DET    2   8   A.KIRILEN UTA .917  C.MAGGETT CHA .571  C.PAUL    NOH 11.1 
TEAM WON LOST  A.AFFLALO DEN .917  T.LAWSON  DEN .567  D.WILLIAM NJN 10.2 
MIA    9   1   J.JACK    NOH .917  R.JEFFERS SAS .565  J.KIDD    DAL  9.6 
ORL    8   2
CHA    6   4   STEALS/GAME         TURNOVERS/GAME      BLOCKS/GAME
ATL    4   6   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
WAS    2   8   L.JAMES   MIA  2.3  J.WALL    WAS  4.8  J.McGEE   WAS  3.3 
TEAM WON LOST  R.GAY     MEM  2.3  R.RONDO   BOS  3.9  A.STOUDEM NYK  3.0 
DAL    7   4   D.HOWARD  ORL  1.9  D.COUSINS SAC  3.4  T.DUNCAN  SAS  2.9 
SAS    6   4   T.ALLEN   MEM  1.9  J.JOHNSON ATL  3.4  B.LOPEZ   NJN  2.8 
MEM    6   4   A.IGUODAL PHI  1.8  J.SMITH   ATL  3.2  A.BOGUT   MIL  2.5 
HOU    6   4
NOH    4   6
TEAM WON LOST
DEN    8   2
MIN    6   4
OKC    7   5
POR    4   7
UTA    3   8
TEAM WON LOST
LAL    9   2
PHX    9   3
LAC    4   8
GSW    4   8
SAC    2  10

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11/22 MIA 107 vs ATL  71        D.WADE 33        A.HORFORD 11    Multiple 4
11/22 BOS 108  @ WAS  94        P.PIERCE 28      P.PIERCE 16     R.RONDO 12
11/22 CHI 110  @ DEN 100        L.DENG 24        C.BOOZER 12     D.ROSE 10
11/22 IND 118 vs DET 104        D.GRANGER 30     G.MONROE 10     Multiple 6
11/22 LAL 119  @ MEM 110        K.BRYANT 39      Z.RANDOLPH 19   M.CONLEY 7
11/22 PHX 114 vs NOH 110        C.PAUL 24        E.OKAFOR 10     C.PAUL 17
11/22 PHI 103  @ DAL  96        D.NOWITZKI 19    D.NOWITZKI 9    Multiple 8

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
-----------------------
DALLAS (7-4) at HOUSTON (6-4)
GOLDEN STATE (4-8) at MINNESOTA (6-4)
INDIANA (6-6) at CLEVELAND (2-7)
LOS ANGELES L (9-2) at OKLAHOMA CITY (7-5)
MEMPHIS (6-4) at CHARLOTTE (6-4)
NEW JERSEY (4-6) at MILWAUKEE (2-8)
ORLANDO (8-2) at SAN ANTONIO (6-4)
PORTLAND (4-7) at DETROIT (2-8)
TORONTO (2-7) at BOSTON (7-3)
UTAH (3-8) at SACRAMENTO (2-10)

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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