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December 13, 2010
PBP Roundup
Dec. 9-12

by Bradford Doolittle

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Four days' worth of roundup follows. Not a lot of surprises over the weekend, as NBAPET was perfect on the 14 games played on Saturday and Sunday.

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PRO BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS HOOPS LIST

Games through Dec. 12
TEAM, POW                          TEAM, POW
1. celtics,boston, 65.9            16. suns,phoenix, 39.9
2. spurs,sanantonio, 62.0          17. rockets,houston, 38.4
3. mavericks,dallas, 62.0          18. grizzlies,memphis, 36.5
4. heat,miami, 57.9                19. bucks,milwaukee, 35.0
5. bulls,chicago, 56.7             20. 76ers,philadelphia, 34.2
6. jazz,utah, 55.3                 21. raptors,toronto, 33.0
7. hornets,neworleans, 51.9        22. bobcats,charlotte, 30.2
8. nuggets,denver, 51.2            23. warriors,goldenstate, 28.9
9. magic,orlando, 50.5             24. nets,newjersey, 23.9
10. thunder,oklahomacity, 50.1     25. pistons,detroit, 22.3
11. lakers,losangeles, 48.4        26. timberwolves,minnesota, 22.0
12. hawks,atlanta, 47.5            27. clippers,losangeles, 19.8
13. trailblazers,portland, 43.5    28. cavaliers,cleveland, 19.7
14. pacers,indiana, 43.0           29. wizards,washington, 19.2
15. knicks,newyork, 40.4           30. kings,sacramento, 17.9
NOTE: POW, our formula for a team's power rating, is an estimate of
a team's "true talent" level expressed as wins per 82 games. The 
formula takes into account point differential, home-road performance,
record in close games and strength of schedule.

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HOT FIVES

POWER RATING (POW)      GR (12/09-12/12)          WP82 -- ALL           WP82 -- ROOKIES
celtics,boston, 65.9    williams,deron (S), 47.3  james,lebron, 24.7    griffin,blake, 17.0
spurs,sanantonio, 62.0  felton,raymond (U), 40.8  williams,deron, 24.2  wall,john, 8.3
mavericks,dallas, 62.0  roy,brandon (F), 37.6     bryant,kobe, 22.6     fields,landry, 3.5
heat,miami, 57.9        nash,steve (F), 36.4      gordon,eric, 19.5     bledsoe,eric, 3.3
bulls,chicago, 56.7     durant,kevin (F), 36.2    westbrook,russ, 19.4  cousins,demarcus, 2.7
Note: GR leaders are from previous night only.

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THURSDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

CELTICS 102, 76ERS 101 (box): After Andre Iguodala hit a running hook with 6.6 second left, the Celtics won on a Kevin Garnett lob layup with 1.4 ticks left. Philly was out of timeouts, so they had to inbounds under the Boston basket and Garnett picked off the subsequent pass to end the game. The last play drawn up by Doc Rivers exploited the Sixers' tendency to switch every pick-and-roll. He spread his players all the way across the court, with no one set up on the blocks. Garnett moved over and set a hard pick on Philly's Jrue Holiday and Garnett's defender, Thaddeus Young, jumped out to guard Rajon Rondo on the switch. That left Holiday on Garnett, with the lane wide open. Garnett simply rolled to the basket, took the lob pass from Rondo and dropped it in.

BOS (18-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHI (7-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rondo,rajon          98%  18%  1.64  + 3 32.4   iguodala,andre       83%  19%  1.37  + 1 32.2
allen,ray            73%  20%  1.50  + 6 23.4   young,thaddeus       59%  23%  1.18  - 4 23.5
garnett,kevin        67%  24%  0.98  + 5 17.7   williams,lou         46%  32%  1.29  - 9 16.0
davis,glen           54%  34%  0.92  + 3 17.4   brand,elton          81%  14%  1.41  + 6 15.5
pierce,paul          83%  17%  0.81  - 9 10.3   meeks,jodie          84%  12%  1.95  + 5 13.2
robinson,nate        43%  17%  1.52    0  8.3   holiday,jrue         71%  25%  0.87  + 1 11.8
erden,semih          37%  16%  1.11  - 6  5.8   hawes,spencer        50%  23%  0.92  + 3  7.0
wafer,von            11%   9%  3.06  - 1  5.3   turner,evan          13%   5%  1.22  - 1  0.7
daniels,marquis      33%   5%  0.40  + 4  0.7   nocioni,andres       12%  16%  0.16  - 7  0.2
bradley,avery (DNP)                             battie,tony (DNP)
harangody,luke (DNP)                            songaila,darius (DNP)
o'neal,shaquille (DNP)                          speights,marreese (DNP)
PACE: 84.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 84.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
celtics,boston     121.2 .610  .172 .178 .110   76ers,philadelphia 120.0 .512  .349 .143 .120

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MAVERICKS 102, NETS 89 (box): The Mavericks went on cruise control midway through this game and the Nets push back a bit, but Dallas still managed to cruise with the fairly comfortable win. Devin Harris, who just got back from a minor knee injury, left the game with a shoulder injury in the first quarter and did not return. Avery Johnson juggled his lineup, starting rookie Damion James at three in place of Travis Outlaw. As I've written, I like Outlaw coming off the bench and feel like Terrence Williams will eventually earn that starting spot. However, Outlaw went 0-of-7 from the floor in 17:51 of court time.

NJN (6-17)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DAL (18-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
lopez,brook          77%  27%  1.10  - 9 34.6   marion,shawn         66%  21%  1.21  +12 21.2
humphries,kris       71%  19%  1.27  - 4 17.8   butler,caron         56%  26%  1.11    0 20.5
morrow,anthony       81%  22%  1.10  - 8 14.5   kidd,jason           54%  12%  1.92    0 16.5
farmar,jordan        66%  23%  0.82  - 4 10.3   barea,jose           57%  19%  1.33  +11 14.2
williams,terrence    54%  19%  0.86  - 3  9.7   terry,jason          63%  27%  0.83  +14 13.1
petro,johan          23%  12%  1.99  - 4  3.5   nowitzki,dirk        77%  18%  1.54  +14 12.5
harris,devin         20%  14%  1.27  - 7  2.9   mahinmi,ian          19%  21%  1.00  + 3  4.9
james,damion         48%  11%  0.69  - 8  2.6   haywood,brendan      37%  21%  1.14  + 6  4.9
outlaw,travis        37%  23%  0.42  -11  2.6   stevenson,deshawn    27%  14%  1.83  + 1  4.1
murphy,troy          23%   7%  0.32  - 7  0.4   chandler,tyson       46%  12%  0.32  + 4  1.2
ross,quinton (DNP)                              cardinal,brian (DNP)
smith,joe (DNP)                                 novak,steve (DNP)
PACE: 90.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
nets,newjersey      98.7 .442  .233 .177 .127   mavericks,dallas   113.2 .573  .161 .166 .093

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TRAIL BLAZERS 97, MAGIC 83 (box): Dwight Howard put up 39 points, but the rest of the Magic shot just 17-of-51 from the field. Orlando is still getting back up to full speed after losing several players to the stomach virus that has been circulating the league. The Blazers got Andre Miller back from his one-game suspension. In his absence, little-used Patty Mills got extended run and performed well. Against Orlando, Mills played just over five minutes and didnt' score.

ORL (15-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   POR (11-11)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
howard,dwight        90%  37%  1.09  -14 29.8   miller,andre         80%  24%  1.33  +24 28.0
lewis,rashard        71%  18%  0.91  -16 15.8   matthews,wesley      70%  21%  1.43  +14 26.7
carter,vince         69%  19%  0.53  -11 13.2   roy,brandon          79%  13%  1.03  +16 13.8
nelson,jameer        63%  29%  0.70  -17 11.8   aldridge,lamarcus    68%  29%  0.68  +12 12.0
redick,j.j.          53%  15%  1.37  -18  9.1   batum,nicolas        57%  20%  1.51  + 8 11.1
duhon,chris          33%   2%  5.18  + 5  6.5   fernandez,rudy       30%  18%  1.28    0  8.1
pietrus,mickael      49%  12%  0.97  - 2  6.2   camby,marcus         48%  22%  1.01  - 2  6.1
gortat,marcin        10%  30%  0.23    0  0.8   przybilla,joel       25%   5%  1.88  + 3  3.1
richardson,quentin   36%   4%  0.48  - 3  0.8   cunningham,dante     27%   5%  0.97  + 2  1.0
bass,brandon         26%   6%  0.00  + 6  0.0   mills,patrick        11%  27%  0.00  - 8  0.0
allen,malik (DNP)                               cunningham,dante (DNP)
williams,jason (DNP)                            johnson,armon (DNP)
PACE: 88.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
magic,orlando       94.0 .465  .150 .181 .120   trailblazers,port  109.9 .475  .277 .136 .140

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FRIDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

PACERS 100, BOBCATS 92 (box): This game was all about three-point shooting--Indiana went 13-of-31; Charlotte was 3-of-17. It was also about the second units, as the Bobcats starters outscored their Pacers counterparts for the most part. Brandon Rush scored 16 points of the bench for the Pacers, going 4-of-8 on threes. He's been much more agressive this season at taking the ball off the dribble. This game aside, Rush has increased his number of looks inside the arc, getting to the line more and all without sacrificing his efficiency behind the arc. He's been really good so far and for the first time in his career, the Pacers have been better with him on the floor.

CHA (8-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   IND (10-10)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wallace,gerald       77%  33%  0.92  + 1 31.9   dunleavy jr.,mike    64%  20%  1.33  +12 18.2
jackson,stephen      86%  25%  0.87  - 8 15.0   mcroberts,josh       43%  25%  1.13  - 6 17.6
augustin,d.j.        52%  14%  1.31    0 10.8   collison,darren      64%  18%  1.13  - 1 14.8
mohammed,nazr        42%  18%  1.63  + 1  9.9   posey,james          57%  10%  1.69  +14 12.0
mcguire,dominic      49%  25%  0.78  -13  7.0   hibbert,roy          56%  24%  1.31  - 2 11.3
livingston,shaun     49%  17%  0.77  -10  6.7   granger,danny        78%  26%  0.76  - 3  9.9
brown,kwame          42%   4%  2.64  + 2  5.9   rush,brandon         58%  23%  1.15  + 7  9.8
diaw,boris           80%  13%  0.65  - 8  4.7   ford,t.j.            36%  17%  0.95  + 9  5.9
najera,eduardo       11%   5%  5.14  - 2  3.2   jones,solomon        44%   9%  1.43  +10  5.4
brown,derrick        10%  26%  0.47  - 3  1.2   hansbrough,tyler (DNP)
carroll,matt (DNP)                              jones,dahntay (DNP)
diop,desagana (DNP)                             price,a.j. (DNP)
PACE: 95.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 95.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
bobcats,charlotte   96.4 .431  .333 .168 .115   pacers,indiana     104.7 .517  .182 .157 .083

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NUGGETS 123, RAPTORS 116 (box): Carmelo Anthony missed the game for Denver, but Al Harrington scored 31 points off the bench as the Nuggets outlasted the Raptors. Toronto played without Jose Calderon, which thrust Jerryd Bayless into the starting lineup. Bayless had three points and five assists, shooting 1-of-9 in 22:46 of court time. Leandro Barbosa and Linas Kleiza combined for 48 points off the Toronto bench as the Raptors' second unit kept them within hailing distance. Kleiza enjoyed his best game as a Raptor, with 26 points and 12 boards against his former team. The win was the 1,000th in the career of Nuggets coach George Karl, the seventh NBA coach to reach that milestone.

DEN (14-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   TOR (8-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
harrington,al        74%  30%  1.38    0 33.1   kleiza,linas         65%  27%  1.50    0 31.3
billups,chauncey     72%  26%  1.18  +18 29.9   barbosa,leandro      53%  32%  1.08  + 3 20.9
hilario,nene         70%  23%  1.37  +17 17.6   bargnani,andrea      83%  26%  1.06    0 19.1
smith,j.r.           58%  15%  1.52  -17 16.0   weems,sonny          79%  20%  1.33  -10 18.6
forbes,gary          51%  15%  1.93  +15  9.7   derozan,demar        68%  16%  0.59  -10 13.0
afflalo,arron        80%   7%  1.11  +14  8.9   johnson,amir         45%   4%  3.52  - 7  5.5
williams,shelden     32%  23%  0.85  + 6  6.7   bayless,jerryd       47%  18%  0.63  -13  5.0
lawson,ty            40%  19%  1.24  - 8  5.4   wright,julian        30%   7%  1.59  + 6  4.0
ely,melvin           23%  15%  0.14  -10  0.4   davis,ed             30%   7%  1.60  - 4  3.0
anthony,carmelo (DNP)                           alabi,soloman (DNP)
balkman,renaldo (DNP)                           dorsey,joey (DNP)
carter,anthony (DNP)                            stojakovic,peja (DNP)
PACE: 96.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
nuggets,denver     127.7 .645  .276 .228 .128   raptors,toronto    120.4 .567  .302 .135 .087

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KNICKS 101, WIZARDS 95 (box): Amar'e Stoudemire scored 36 points, passing the 30-point barrier for the seventh straight game. He's just the second Knick to accomplish that feat. He also committed 11 turnovers, but New York has won every game of his hot streak, so you can't really complain about anything he's doing. Danilo Gallinari added 16 points and needed only five shots to get there, as the Knicks continue to balance attacking the rim with their three-point attack. Stoudemire and Gallinari have been making a living at the foul line.

NYK (15-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   WAS (6-16)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
stoudemire,amare     87%  44%  0.85  +13 34.0   arenas,gilbert       81%  24%  1.08  - 8 18.7
gallinari,danilo     79%  11%  1.84  + 9 20.6   blatche,andray       84%  20%  0.92  - 7 17.6
felton,raymond       81%  25%  0.68  - 2 18.0   wall,john            76%  18%  0.80  -11 15.5
chandler,wilson      84%  10%  1.83  + 6 14.7   young,nick           68%  21%  1.13  +11 14.1
fields,landry        63%  13%  1.33  +11  9.2   jianlian,yi          33%  24%  0.98    0 11.1
douglas,toney        56%  18%  1.22  + 3  6.8   hinrich,kirk         46%  16%  1.78  + 6 11.1
mozgov,timofey        9%   8%  1.94  - 3  1.1   mcgee,javale         69%  12%  1.07  - 4  6.7
turiaf,ronny         31%   4%  0.11  + 1  0.2   thornton,al          28%  18%  0.38  -14  1.8
williams,shawne      10%  26%  0.01  - 8  0.0   booker,trevor        13%  27%  0.34  - 3  1.8
mason,roger (DNP)                               armstrong,hilton (DNP)
randolph,anthony (DNP)                          gee,alonzo (DNP)
walker,bill (DNP)                               martin,cartier (DNP)
PACE: 96.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 96.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
knicks,newyork     104.6 .500  .222 .207 .137   wizards,washington  98.4 .452  .250 .166 .123

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BULLS 88, LAKERS 84 (box): The Bulls snapped a four-year losing streak (seven games) against the Lakers in a ragged, hard-fought game. Chicago had just 17 points on the board midway through the second period before the Derrick Rose-led offense was able to up the tempo. Kyle Korver and Rose both got hot from three-point range and Rose hit a pair of big shots in the last 90 seconds or so to stave off L.A.'s comeback bid. From an analysis standpoint, I can't get past the -16 posted by Keith Bogans. Tom Thibodeau insisted after the game that to blame Bogans for Chicago's poor start was simply wrong. At a certain point, Thibodeau's obliviousness to Bogans' consistent ineffectiveness is going to start drawing comparisons to Monty Python's Black Knight. In both halves, a stagnant Bulls offene perked up the very instant Bogans went to the bench.

LAL (16-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (13-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bryant,kobe          79%  32%  1.00  - 5 27.2   rose,derrick        82%  36%  1.09  + 8 30.9
gasol,pau            94%  19%  1.22  + 4 23.8   deng,luol           77%  12%  1.44  + 7 18.3
odom,lamar           73%  24%  1.05    0 16.3   brewer,ronnie       50%  17%  1.12  + 6 13.0
barnes,matt          51%  18%  1.18  - 2 11.5   boozer,carlos       73%  13%  1.30  + 7  9.2
fisher,derek         62%  17%  0.75  + 5  4.6   korver,kyle         49%  24%  1.16  +11  9.0
artest,ron           57%  10%  0.72  + 2  3.5   noah,joakim         84%  14%  0.83  + 5  8.7
blake,steve          30%  15%  0.90  - 5  2.7   watson,c.j.         19%  25%  0.80  - 4  4.0
walton,luke          12%   6%  2.04    0  0.7   asik,omer           15%  17%  0.52  - 1  1.2
caracter,derrick      5%  20%  0.67  - 8  0.6   gibson,taj          27%  24%  0.17  - 3  0.9
brown,shannon        37%  11%  0.00  -11  0.0   bogans,keith        23%  15%  0.01  -16  0.0
caracter,derrick (DNP)                          johnson,james (DNP)
ebanks,devin (DNP)                              scalabrine,brian (DNP)
PACE: 92.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
lakers,losangeles   91.0 .455  .250 .206 .086   bulls,chicago       95.3 .463  .268 .227 .081

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TIMBERWOLVES 109, PISTONS 99 (box): Kevin Love continued his tear with 27 points and 18 rebounds as the Timberwolves handed Detroit its eighth straight road defeat. Darko Milicic blocked a career-best seven shots as Minnesota limited the Pistons to 38 percent shooting. Luke Ridnour had 20 points and 10 assists from the backcourt which also got an efficient supporting performance from rookie Wes Johnson. Minnesota can be difficult when it gets solid backcourt play, and it'll be interesting to see if next week's return of point guard Jonny Flynn can accelerate the Wolves' forward momentum.

DET (7-17)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIN (6-17)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
hamilton,richard     68%  31%  1.15  - 8 21.2   love,kevin           84%  20%  1.79  + 7 35.7
prince,tayshaun      60%  20%  1.00  - 4 16.9   ridnour,luke         79%  17%  1.94  + 9 21.2
stuckey,rodney       69%  30%  1.00  - 6 15.7   brewer,corey         68%  23%  0.71  +21 15.3
villanueva,charlie   55%  17%  0.94  -18 15.5   milicic,darko        76%  16%  1.03  + 2 12.2
monroe,greg          73%  15%  0.94  - 4 11.9   beasley,michael      53%  27%  0.77  - 4 10.8
gordon,ben           39%  12%  1.33  - 3  8.6   johnson,wesley       54%  18%  1.03  + 3  7.0
wilcox,chris         23%  32%  0.94    0  5.7   telfair,sebastian    21%  39%  0.68  + 1  5.9
mcgrady,tracy        39%   5%  2.07  - 6  4.6   ellington,wayne      34%   6%  2.02  + 6  5.6
maxiell,jason        45%  10%  0.95  + 3  4.0   pekovic,nikola       22%  20%  1.08  + 8  4.8
bynum,will           31%  16%  0.92  - 4  3.7   hayward,lazar         8%  13%  0.00  - 3  0.0
daye,austin (DNP)                               gaines,sundiata (DNP)
wallace,ben (DNP)                               koufos,kosta (DNP)
PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
pistons,detroit    107.7 .410  .326 .152 .172   timberwolves,minn  118.6 .562  .351 .163 .105

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THUNDER 97, HORNETS 92 (box): I hate to keep harping on OKC's free-throw shooting, but it's impossible to ignore. The Thunder and Hornets made the same number of field goals. New Orleans made one more three-pointer. The Thunder attempted three more free throws, but outscored the Hornets 23-17 from the line. New Orleans fed off of a defense that came up with 16 steals in the game, five by Chris Paul. But the Thunder defense limited New Orleans to just 33 second-half points and in a close game, free-throw shooting matters. The Thunder is now shooting 85.9 percent from the line this season. The NBA record is 83.2 percent by the 1989-90 Boston Celtics.

OKC (16-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NWO (14-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
durant,kevin         93%  27%  1.08  + 6 36.1   west,david           85%  26%  1.21  - 8 27.1
westbrook,russell    79%  36%  1.14  + 6 30.3   belinelli,marco      78%  24%  0.79  -13 20.8
ibaka,serge          66%  20%  1.30  +12 21.5   jack,jarrett         30%  30%  1.61  + 2 20.3
green,jeff           80%  17%  0.95  + 8  9.4   paul,chris           75%  18%  1.56  - 4 14.3
harden,james         36%  30%  0.66  - 7  7.0   ariza,trevor         84%  15%  0.76  - 8  8.5
sefolosha,thabo      75%   1%  2.13  +11  1.8   okafor,emeka         57%  16%  0.69  + 5  3.9
white,d.j.           10%   9%  1.80  - 2  1.5   green,willie         27%   5%  2.90  + 6  3.3
collison,nick        40%   3%  0.29  - 8  0.6   pondexter,quincy     23%  11%  0.84  - 2  1.8
maynor,eric          21%  13%  0.17  - 1  0.3   smith,jason          14%  33%  0.44  - 2  1.4
cook,daequan (DNP)                              ilungambenga,didier  24%  10%  0.36  - 3  1.3
ivey,royal (DNP)                                andersen,david        2%  62%  0.00  + 2  0.0
peterson,morris (DNP)                           thornton,marcus (DNP)
PACE: 89.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
thunder,oklacity   108.3 .529  .212 .223 .128   hornets,neworlean  102.7 .507  .289 .212 .113

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BUCKS 97, ROCKETS 91 (box): Andrew Bogut's last injury might of had the residual benefit of allowing the big Australian to buy some much-needed R&R for his healing elbow. Something has changed, because he's put up some big numbers in the four games since his return. Bogut scored 24 points and grabbed 22 boards against the Rockets. He also chipped in with five blocks as the Bucks won for the third time in four games since Bogut returned to the lineup.

HOU (8-14)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   MIL (9-13)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
lee,courtney         57%  18%  1.62  + 2 17.5   bogut,andrew         82%  29%  1.16  +11 26.8
scola,luis           78%  22%  0.66  - 6 17.3   jennings,brandon     72%  25%  1.07  + 3 20.7
martin,kevin         60%  30%  1.04  - 8 15.2   salmons,john         89%  17%  1.27  +10 18.3
taylor,jermaine      35%  21%  1.24  + 5 13.5   maggette,corey       29%  26%  1.12  - 4 13.3
lowry,kyle           69%  25%  0.75  -14 12.5   ilyasova,ersan       55%  22%  0.87  + 8  8.0
miller,brad          42%   5%  3.07  + 8  6.6   mbahamoute,luc       40%  13%  0.78  - 5  6.1
hill,jordan          31%  24%  0.87  - 5  5.8   douglas-roberts,chr  53%  11%  1.08    0  5.6
battier,shane        47%  20%  0.52  -11  4.8   sanders,larry        51%  15%  0.27  + 4  3.4
hayes,chuck          44%   9%  1.48  - 9  4.1   dooling,keyon        28%   8%  1.59  + 3  2.7
budinger,chase       37%  12%  0.30  + 8  1.1   boykins,earl (DNP)
jeffries,jared (DNP)                            brockman,jon (DNP)
smith,ishmael (DNP)                             skinner,brian (DNP)
PACE: 92.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.5          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
rockets,houston     98.4 .444  .178 .151 .105   bucks,milwaukee    104.9 .506  .275 .184 .119

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SPURS 108, HAWKS 92 (box): The Spurs' offense went into a rut in the third period, allowing the Hawks to move into position for an upset road win, but then San Antonio got crazy hot from three-point range down the stretch. The Spurs hit 4-of-7 treys in the stretch, all coming in the last half of the quarter, three of the makes by Richard Jefferson. Things were going so well with the unit on the floor to begin the last quarter that Gregg Popovich kept Tim Duncan on the bench for the last 12 minutes. DeJuan Blair had one of his best games of the season, with 16 points and 12 boards.

ATL (15-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (19-3)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
crawford,jamal       72%  30%  1.13  -20 26.6   parker,tony          71%  21%  1.26  13  22.1
williams,marvin      88%  14%  1.26  - 9 18.8   blair,dejuan         55%  26%  1.37  15  18.8
smith,josh           65%  26%  1.18    0 15.9   duncan,tim           58%  21%  1.04  4  18.3
horford,al           65%  30%  0.91  -19 13.0   jefferson,richard    72%  10%  2.68  12  18.1
bibby,mike           68%  21%  0.83  -17 12.9   ginobili,manu        52%  42%  0.68  -4  13.4
wilkins,damien       22%   9%  2.46  - 8  6.6   hill,george          77%  16%  1.23  20  11.0
collins,jason        57%   6%  1.13  - 2  5.4   bonner,matt          51%   6%  2.57  8  7.8
powell,josh          34%  13%  0.45  - 6  2.6   mcdyess,antonio      30%  15%  0.80  2  5.7
evans,maurice        30%  10%  0.35  + 1  0.8   neal,gary            28%  16%  1.07  4  3.4
crawford,jordan (DNP)                           splitter,tiago        2%  47%  1.03  2  1.0
teague,jeff (DNP)                               udoka,ime             2%  47%  0.40  2  0.7
thomas,etan (DNP)                               quinn,chris           2%  47%  0.00  2  0.0
PACE: 89.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 89.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
hawks,atlanta      102.6 .494  .268 .178 .098   spurs,sanantonio   120.4 .597  .237 .156 .123

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TRAIL BLAZERS 101, SUNS 94 (box): This was a healing-kind of a win for the scuffling Blazers, who got a vintage performance from Brandon Roy. Nate McMillan rode his starters hard and a team that most of us felt entered the season with superior depth ended up with just 10 bench points. (Phoenix had 33.) The board-dominant Blazers even got outrebounded. Nevertheless, Portland squeaked by on the strength of a parade to the foul line.

POR (12-11)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHX (11-12)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
roy,brandon          85%  30%  1.12  +11 37.6   nash,steve           71%  31%  1.21  - 3 36.7
aldridge,lamarcus    91%  23%  0.97  +12 26.7   hill,grant           64%  20%  1.31  - 9 20.4
camby,marcus         71%  15%  1.74  + 9 16.3   warrick,hakim        60%  18%  1.19  - 6 14.5
matthews,wesley      83%  16%  1.42  + 7 12.9   frye,channing        74%  16%  0.95  -10  9.0
miller,andre         73%  14%  1.48  +10 10.4   turkoglu,hedo        46%  25%  0.96  +10  8.9
mills,patrick        12%  26%  1.41  - 2  5.7   richardson,jason     58%  19%  0.81  - 6  7.5
fernandez,rudy       27%  22%  0.41    0  3.2   dragic,goran         46%  20%  0.72  - 3  5.3
cunningham,dante     16%  12%  1.91  - 6  2.4   dudley,jared         36%   3%  2.31  + 2  4.9
batum,nicolas        42%  16%  0.00  - 6  0.0   barron,earl          28%  21%  0.00  - 9  0.0
johnson,armon (DNP)                              childress,josh (DNP)
marks,sean (DNP)                                 clark,earl (DNP)
przybilla,joel (DNP)                             siler,garret (DNP)
PACE: 87.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
trailblazers,port  115.3 .528  .212 .148 .161   suns,phoenix       107.3 .464  .310 .160 .085

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JAZZ 117, MAGIC 105 (box): The beleagured Magic looked road weary against the Jazz, especially in the second half when Utah broke open a close game. Orlando was hit harder by the NBA's bout with a stomach virus than any other team and it coincided with a heavy period of travel. Thus the Magic have dropped four in a row, with two more games on the road before Orlando returns to the southeast. You could see the Magic's lack of sustained energy on the defensive end, where slow rotations gave the Jazz a string of open looks and allowed Deron Williams, Andrei Kirilenko and C.J. Miles to get rolling. The Jazz went 9-of-13 on threes in the second half. On top of all that, Al Jefferson outplayed Dwight Howard in the pivot, holding him to 5-of-15 shooting and rejecting three of his shots.

ORL (15-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   UTA (17-7)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
carter,vince         59%  15%  1.85  + 1 26.6   miles,c.j.          45%  36%  1.44  - 1 32.9
redick,j.j.          58%  16%  1.54  -11 22.1   williams,deron      82%  30%  1.35  +11 25.2
nelson,jameer        71%  29%  1.13  - 7 18.3   jefferson,al        88%  16%  1.24  +10 23.5
howard,dwight        78%  28%  0.65  -18 15.3   kirilenko,andrei    73%  15%  2.13  +13 20.4
bass,brandon         58%  24%  1.21  - 9 13.0   millsap,paul        74%  29%  1.02  +13 15.2
lewis,rashard        77%  12%  1.48  -15  9.7   watson,earl         30%   9%  1.25  + 2  5.1
gortat,marcin        23%  26%  0.84  + 6  5.1   evans,jeremy        15%   6%  1.78  - 4  2.3
williams,jason       29%   8%  0.67  - 5  1.9   elson,francisco     20%  20%  0.60  + 4  1.5
richardson,quentin   27%  15%  0.59  + 1  1.5   price,ronnie        38%   4%  0.53  +13  0.6
allen,malik          21%   7%  0.00  - 3  0.0   hayward,gordon      37%   5%  0.00  - 1  0.0
duhon,chris (DNP)                               bell,raja (DNP)
pietrus,mickael (DNP)                           fesenko,kyrylo (DNP)
PACE: 92.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.4         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
magic,orlando      113.7 .531  .286 .162 .133   jazz,utah         126.7 .605  .121 .119 .152

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HEAT 106, WARRIORS 84 (box): This game was a perfect example of why Chris Bosh is really beside the point in Miami. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade did it all for the Heat, combining for 34 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the second half. Miami has won seven straight, all of them blowouts.

MIA (16-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   GSW (8-15)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
wade,dwyane          72%  42%  1.17  +30 34.9   ellis,monta         88%  25%  1.08  -22 17.1
james,lebron         64%  37%  1.36  +22 26.2   amundson,louis      41%  22%  0.95  - 5 14.8
bosh,chris           69%  23%  1.22  +22 16.9   wright,dorell       87%  18%  1.24  -17 14.1
ilgauskas,zydrunas   44%  15%  1.20  +19 11.7   lee,david           66%  23%  1.01  -28 13.6
arroyo,carlos        39%   8%  3.39  +15 10.2   williams,reggie     77%  18%  1.06  -26 10.8
jones,james          57%   6%  3.65  - 2  8.4   radmanovic,vladimir 22%  21%  1.47  - 4  9.8
chalmers,mario       59%   9%  1.45  + 5  7.9   gadzuric,dan        15%  32%  1.09  + 4  4.5
dampier,erick        38%  17%  0.50  + 8  2.1   law,acie            38%  13%  0.73  - 5  4.5
howard,juwan         23%   6%  1.45  - 2  1.3   biedrins,andris     51%  11%  0.65  -15  3.4
house,eddie           9%   8%  1.29  - 4  0.9   lin,jeremy           7%  12%  2.60  + 4  1.8
anthony,joel         26%   4%  0.70  - 3  0.5   udoh,epke            7%  28%  0.70  + 4  1.4
magloire,jamaal (DNP)                           bell,charlie (DNP)
PACE: 87.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.6         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
heat,miami         121.0 .583  .375 .217 .105   warriors,goldenst  95.9 .422  .314 .171 .105

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SATURDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

GRIZZLIES 84, CLIPPERS 83 (box): The poor Clippers dropped their second straight one-point game on their home floor and dropped to 2-5 in games decided by five points or less this season. They had a chance to steal this one, as they had the ball down one with five seconds to play. L.A. took a timeout, though Blake Griffin had just grabbed a long defensive rebound off a Mike Conley miss and looked as if he had a chance to take it the distance. After the time out, Baron Davis was isolated on the baseline, his back to the basket, which was about 18 feet away. The inbounds pass came into him and he missed a shot at the buzzer as he was fading out of bounds. Was the way that play was drawn up? It looked like it, but where was Griffin or Eric Gordon? Anyway, the Clippers probably didn't deserve to have a chance to win that game. Memphis forced them into 27 turnovers, 16 of which came on steals. Eric Bledsoe had a dreadful game and even though Davis still looks puffy, it seems inevitable that he'll be returning to the Clips' starting lineup soon.

MEM (10-14)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAC (5-19)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
gay,rudy             92%  19%  0.76  + 5 18.4   gordon,eric         85%  27%  1.03  - 4 29.3
conley,mike          73%  18%  0.99  + 8 17.6   cook,brian          38%  28%  1.37  + 9 17.7
randolph,zach        83%  24%  0.96  +11 16.3   griffin,blake       81%  27%  1.01    0 17.0
mayo,o.j.            36%  41%  0.78  - 5 15.4   jordan,deandre      69%  14%  1.40  - 6  8.2
gasol,marc           82%  19%  1.28  - 1 11.3   gomes,ryan          65%   8%  1.90  + 8  6.6
vasquez,greivis      27%   1%  10.89  -7  7.1   davis,baron         51%  22%  0.64  +13  5.5
allen,tony           33%  24%  1.01  + 5  5.3   bledsoe,eric        49%  19%  0.52  -14  4.9
arthur,darrell       35%  15%  0.72  - 8  2.3   smith,craig         11%  17%  0.88  - 5  2.0
henry,xavier         31%   4%  0.68  + 1  0.8   aminu,alfarouq      24%  10%  0.41  - 1  1.3
young,sam             8%  23%  0.00  - 4  0.0   butler,rasual       25%   5%  1.16  - 5  0.9
carroll,demarre (DNP)                           collins,jarron (DNP)
thabeet,hasheem (DNP)                           warren,willie (DNP)
PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.9         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
grizzlies,memphis   94.5 .443  .237 .191 .089   clippers,losangele 93.4 .507  .389 .304 .059

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HAWKS 97, PACERS 83 (box): The more assertive Hawks outscored the Pacers 27-15 at the line and 15-3 on second-chance points. Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert each shot 3-of-14 for Indiana. Both teams played on Friday and had to travel afterwards to Atlanta, so it's not necessarily a schedule loss for the Pacers. Indiana has dropped four of six against a tougher part of its schedule to fall back to .500 and plays at streaking Chicago on Monday. The Hawks improved to 5-2 with Joe Johnson out of the starting lineup.

IND (11-11)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   ATL (16-9)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
dunleavy jr.,mike    81%  14%  1.79  + 1 27.2   horford,al          83%  27%  1.05  + 5 30.3
collison,darren      50%  18%  1.26  - 6 16.1   crawford,jamal      70%  29%  1.16  +17 18.8
granger,danny        73%  29%  0.58  -16 10.5   smith,josh          72%  29%  1.03  +16 17.2
rush,brandon         67%  15%  1.30  -10  8.7   williams,marvin     59%  12%  1.36  - 1 12.3
ford,t.j.            28%  35%  1.06  -10  7.1   powell,josh         24%  19%  1.57  + 6  9.4
hibbert,roy          71%  19%  0.63  -15  7.0   wilkins,damien      49%  10%  1.04  +16  7.0
mcroberts,josh       36%  24%  0.74  - 4  5.1   teague,jeff         39%  12%  1.89  + 7  5.0
price,a.j.           22%  24%  0.92  + 2  4.1   bibby,mike          52%  12%  0.64  + 6  3.4
foster,jeff           7%  27%  0.81  + 1  2.0   evans,maurice       35%  10%  0.68  - 3  1.6
jones,solomon        29%   5%  0.62  + 1  1.4   pachulia,zaza       12%   6%  1.53  - 3  0.7
posey,james          29%  13%  0.26  -16  1.0   collins,jason        5%  38%  0.00  + 4  0.0
hansbrough,tyler      7%  30%  0.21  + 2  0.2   thomas,etan (DNP)
PACE: 91.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.7         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
pacers,indiana      90.5 .420  .114 .153 .077   hawks,atlanta     105.8 .479  .225 .164 .163

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CELTICS 93, BOBCATS 62 (box): The Celtics' lockdown of the Bobcats anemic offense was reminiscent of the opening night matchup between the teams last season, when Charlotte managed just 59 points in a blowout loss at Boston. Saturday's debacle came on the Bobcats' home floor and came with Rajon Rondo not at full strength and with Boston starting Semih Erden--its fourth-string center--and playing him over 40 minutes. Gerald Wallace and Paul Pierce played to a kind of standoff in their head-to-head matchup. Pierce shot 1-of-9; Wallace was 2-of-15. The Bobcats' 70.4 Offensive Rating was the NBA's worst this season, well below the 79.7 put up by the Kings against New Orleans on Nov. 21. Boston has won 10 straight games.

BOS (19-4)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHA (8-15)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rondo,rajon          65%  16%  1.53  +18 19.0   wallace,gerald      77%  28%  0.62  -20 17.8
garnett,kevin        49%  21%  1.48  +10 18.8   mohammed,nazr       35%  38%  1.02  - 8 13.0
davis,glen           54%  31%  0.87  +14 17.5   jackson,stephen     65%  25%  1.01  -28 12.8
allen,ray            63%  26%  1.04  +16 13.2   brown,kwame         55%  17%  0.80  -12 10.7
daniels,marquis      53%  14%  1.74  +23  9.7   livingston,shaun    42%  18%  0.88  -18  5.4
pierce,paul          60%  22%  0.75  +20  9.1   diaw,boris          73%   3%  2.95  -29  5.0
wafer,von            25%  18%  1.60  + 3  5.2   mcguire,dominic     33%  11%  1.09  - 9  2.6
robinson,nate        27%  26%  1.07  + 7  5.2   carroll,matt        20%  24%  0.69  - 8  2.1
erden,semih          85%  10%  1.18  +34  5.1   brown,derrick       12%  33%  0.27  - 6  0.7
bradley,avery         8%  37%  0.56  + 6  2.1   augustin,d.j.       67%  17%  0.02  -12  0.2
harangody,luke       12%   9%  0.92  + 4  0.7   najera,eduardo      21%  18%  0.00  - 5  0.0
o'neal,shaquille (DNP)   diop,desagana (DNP)
PACE: 88.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.1         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
celtics,boston     105.6 .493  .289 .216 .140   bobcats,charlotte  70.4 .345  .229 .250 .115

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RAPTORS 120, PISTONS 116 (box): Detroit is raising the practice of blowing leads into a new art form. The Pistons led by 25 points with just over five minutes to go in the third quarter before collapsing as they have so many times this season. Toronto outscored Detroit 37-17 in the fourth quarter, shooting 68.4 percent from the field and hitting 4-of-6 three-pointers. Jerryd Bayless had his best game as a professional, scoring 31 points on 10-of-12 shooting. Meanwhile, Ben Wallace had 23 points and 14 rebounds in a "Where did that come from?" outing, and even hit a meaningless three-pointer in the waninng seconds. It was the sixth trey of Wallace's 15-year career, which is more than you'd think he have made. The comeback, the biggest in Raptors history, enabled Toronto to snap a four-game losing streak.

TOR (9-15)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DET (7-18)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bayless,jerryd       70%  30%  1.45  - 4 27.1   wallace,ben         81%  20%  1.62  - 6 25.7
barbosa,leandro      57%  29%  1.55  +14 24.3   prince,tayshaun     77%  14%  1.24  - 5 23.0
derozan,demar        67%  21%  1.00  -20 23.9   villanueva,charlie  47%  27%  1.23  - 4 19.7
bargnani,andrea      79%  22%  1.26  - 1 17.8   stuckey,rodney      76%  28%  1.21  - 6 18.6
johnson,amir         59%   6%  1.50  +14 11.2   hamilton,richard    66%  18%  0.93  -12  9.2
kleiza,linas         42%  21%  1.11  +10  7.7   monroe,greg         50%  12%  1.24  + 5  8.7
wright,julian        35%  13%  1.43  +17  7.2   gordon,ben          37%  19%  1.24  + 7  7.4
dorsey,joey          25%  10%  1.37  + 2  4.0   mcgrady,tracy       19%  23%  1.62  +10  6.2
weems,sonny          41%   9%  0.60  -15  3.1   bynum,will          19%  18%  1.10  + 1  2.7
davis,ed             25%  23%  0.53  + 3  2.6   maxiell,jason       18%  13%  0.61  - 5  2.4
alabi,soloman (DNP)                             daye,austin          9%  11%  0.92  - 5  1.0
stojakovic,peja (DNP)                           wilcox,chris (DNP)
PACE: 93.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.1         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
raptors,toronto    128.9 .693  .143 .193 .137   pistons,detroit   124.6 .562  .349 .140 .109

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BULLS 113, TIMBERWOLVES 82 (box): The Bulls had their way against a listless Timberwolves defense in a game that was every bit as lopsided as the score indicates. Derrick Rose, who has had to shoulder huge portions of the Chicago offense at times this season, enjoyed a quietly efficient night, scoring 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting and hitting 5-of-6 three-pointers. The five makes were a career-high and raised his season success rate from deep to over 41 percent. Things were so easy for Rose and the Bulls that I can't recall a single possession in which Rose attempted to break down the Minnesota defense and get into the lane. Kevin Love put up 23 points and 15 rebounds for the T-Wolves, extending his streak of 20+15 games to six, the longest such string since Charles Barkley in 1989-90. Chicago has won five straight and its schedule over the next three weeks present a golden opportunity for the Bulls to put some serious distance between themselves and the .500 mark.

MIN (6-18)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CHI (14-8)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
love,kevin           67%  26%  1.42  -17 25.9   rose,derrick        61%  18%  2.28  +19 20.1
beasley,michael      77%  24%  0.82  -16 13.9   deng,luol           61%  19%  1.68  +19 18.4
ridnour,luke         60%  13%  1.51  -16 12.3   gibson,taj          49%  34%  0.87  +10 17.1
johnson,wesley       50%  15%  1.08  -13  7.7   noah,joakim         58%  17%  1.39  +15 16.2
ellington,wayne      52%  19%  0.74  -10  7.1   korver,kyle         50%  17%  1.17  +21 12.1
brewer,corey         48%  14%  0.71  -27  6.2   boozer,carlos       51%  35%  0.84  +21  8.5
pekovic,nikola       50%  22%  0.45  -22  5.8   brewer,ronnie       46%  16%  1.21  + 9  7.4
milicic,darko        29%  26%  0.40  -11  3.3   watson,c.j.         39%  12%  1.05  +12  5.8
hayward,lazar        13%  21%  1.00  - 7  2.5   bogans,keith        35%   8%  2.82  +11  5.3
telfair,sebastian    27%  12%  0.33  - 8  2.2   asik,omer           35%  10%  1.20  +14  5.2
koufos,kosta         14%  18%  0.43  - 1  1.0   johnson,james        7%  41%  1.13  + 2  3.8
gaines,sundiata      13%  21%  0.02  - 7  0.1   thomas,kurt          7%  11%  3.11  + 2  1.2
PACE: 93.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.4         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
timberwolves,minn   87.8 .440  .234 .225 .061   bulls,chicago     121.0 .535  .405 .161 .127

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MAVERICKS 103, JAZZ 97 (box): The Jazz's propensity for slow starts has become chronic and against the Mavericks, Utah found itself in a 29-4 hole midway through the first quarter. Of course Utah came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter--you knew that was coming--but it couldn't finish the comback this time. Maybe it's because the starters were back in the game, because the Utah second unit put a pretty good whomping on their Dallas counterparts. Jason Terry scored 12 points and Dirk Nowtizki went 7-of-10 from the foul line to keep Utah at bay in the final period. Dallas has now won 12 straight and plays its next three games at home. After that, the Mavericks embark on a three-game holiday tour that will take them to Miami, Orlando and Oklahoma City. Deron Williams scored 34 points for the Jazz but just three of those came in the fourth quarter.

UTA (17-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DAL (19-4)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
williams,deron       85%  32%  1.28  -10 47.3   nowitzki,dirk       81%  25%  1.70  +21 29.2
jefferson,al         65%  24%  0.72  -15 14.4   stevenson,deshawn   46%  27%  1.69  +19 26.6
price,ronnie         58%  17%  1.49  +13 12.5   butler,caron        71%  15%  1.84  +15 23.1
miles,c.j.           59%  23%  0.82  +15 12.0   barea,jose          41%  27%  0.69  -11  9.6
millsap,paul         73%  20%  1.10  -12 10.6   terry,jason         47%  42%  0.63  -16  6.9
elson,francisco      35%  10%  1.02  + 9  4.6   marion,shawn        42%  22%  0.74  -16  6.8
kirilenko,andrei     46%  18%  0.71  -17  4.1   chandler,tyson      61%   7%  1.51  +16  6.6
evans,jeremy         27%   1% 11.82  + 6  3.2   kidd,jason          73%  11%  1.24  +15  6.4
watson,earl          29%   9%  0.93  + 4  2.4   haywood,brendan     38%   4%  2.11  -13  3.0
hayward,gordon       24%   6%  0.30  -23  0.3   ajinca,alexis (DNP)
bell,raja (DNP)                                 mahinmi,ian (DNP)
fesenko,kyrylo (DNP)                            novak,steve (DNP)
PACE: 87.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
jazz,utah          111.4 .475 .256  .138 .116   mavericks,dallas   118.3 .606  .235 .218 .141

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ROCKETS 110, CAVALIERS 95 (box): Kevin Martin scored a career-high 40 points, 32 in the first half, as the Rockets handed Cleveland its seventh straight loss. That's the longest skid for the Cavs in six years. J.J. Hickson, recently demoted to the Cleveland bench, had just five points on 2-of-9 shooting and continued a war of words with coach Byron Scott through the media. Things are coming unraveled in Cleveland. Why again were they upset when LeBron left?

CLE (7-16)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   HOU (9-14)         PLY%  USG  PCP   +/-   GR
williams,maurice     65%  29%  1.15  - 7 27.0   martin,kevin        70%  36%  1.41  +15 36.0
jamison,antawn       69%  23%  1.53  - 1 24.2   battier,shane       63%  22%  1.20  +11 20.2
varejao,anderson     59%  16%  1.13  - 5 17.2   miller,brad         64%   9%  2.31  +17 20.0
gibson,daniel        66%  15%  1.41  -13 10.0   scola,luis          59%  29%  0.92  +10 10.1
williams,jawad       29%  29%  1.31    0  7.6   budinger,chase      49%  22%  1.48  +10 10.1
hickson,j.j.         38%  26%  0.55  -13  7.4   lowry,kyle          72%   9%  1.72  + 8  9.0
parker,anthony       71%  14%  0.82  -15  5.8   lee,courtney        38%  14%  1.08  +13  8.6
sessions,ramon       35%  22%  0.34  - 8  3.5   hill,jordan         35%  21%  0.56  + 5  5.2
powe,leon            34%   7%  0.97  -11  2.8   taylor,jermaine     16%  23%  0.27  - 3  1.5
harris,manny         34%  14%  0.00  - 2  0.0   hayes,chuck         26%   1%  2.83  - 5  1.1
graham,joey (DNP)                               smith,ishmael        4%  26%  0.29  - 3  0.2
hollins,ryan (DNP)                              jeffries,jared       4%  29%  0.00  - 3  0.0
PACE: 90.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.1         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
cavaliers,cleve    105.4 .463  .174 .100 .107   rockets,houston   122.0 .563  .286 .166 .112

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HEAT 104, KINGS 83 (box): Miami has won eight straight, none close, and the Heat have again cranked up the league's hype machine. Miami is clicking on all cylinders right now, there is no doubting that. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade enjoyed big individual efforts once again. Most impressive from this game from a Miami standpoint was the 57-36 advantage on the glass, led by Chris Bosh's 17 rebounds.

MIA (17-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAC (5-16)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
james,lebron         73%  33%  1.10  +15 29.0   casspi,omri         56%  22%  1.60  -11 16.0
wade,dwyane          74%  41%  1.17  +31 26.8   thompson,jason      63%  18%  0.98  -31 14.4
bosh,chris           75%  20%  1.09  +33 14.0   udrih,beno          69%  19%  1.19  - 8 12.3
arroyo,carlos        43%  12%  1.93  +10 13.7   dalembert,samuel    54%  14%  1.17  + 4 10.9
chalmers,mario       57%  16%  1.15  +11 10.9   cousins,demarcus    44%  31%  0.47  -18  8.7
jones,james          47%   6%  1.79  - 2  7.5   greene,donte        57%  15%  0.92  -21  8.6
ilgauskas,zydrunas   49%  19%  0.67  +13  7.3   landry,carl         34%  26%  0.71  + 1  7.1
dampier,erick        34%   0% 13.96  + 2  1.5   jeter,pooh          33%  21%  0.95  -13  7.0
anthony,joel         23%   1%  6.41  + 4  1.4   evans,tyreke        64%  17%  0.48  - 5  4.3
house,eddie           5%  17%  1.98  - 2  1.1   jackson,darnell      5%  16%  1.92  + 2  1.3
howard,juwan         20%   3%  0.55  -10  0.4   head,luther          1%   -%  0.00    0  0.0
magloire,jamaal (DNP)                           jackson,darnell (DNP)
PACE: 91.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 91.6         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
heat,miami         113.6 .563  .324 .164 .115   kings,sacramento   90.6 .400  .220 .120 .101

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SUNDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

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KNICKS 129, NUGGETS 125 (box): Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup to face his future team, but his 31 points weren't enough as the Knicks won their eighth straight and 13th of 14 outings. Amar'e Stoudemire scored 24 of his 30 points after halftime to set a franchise record with his eighth straight 30-point game. Ray Felton had 19 points and 17 assists, leading a fast-paced attack that ended up with a 15-2 edge in fastbreak points against a Nuggets squad very familiar with up-tempo basketball.

DEN (14-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NYK (16-9)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
harrington,al        54%  19%  1.88  + 2 33.5   felton,raymond      94%  19%  1.56  + 7 40.8
anthony,carmelo      77%  44%  0.87  -12 29.3   fields,landry       91%  12%  1.98  + 3 28.1
hilario,nene         76%  22%  1.37  - 9 21.9   chandler,wilson     77%  22%  1.63  + 6 27.8
lawson,ty            60%  14%  1.85  + 8 12.8   stoudemire,amare    83%  30%  1.07  +16 18.1
smith,j.r.           45%  19%  1.00    0  8.8   gallinari,danilo    69%  19%  1.15    0 10.7
forbes,gary          25%  13%  1.42  + 8  7.9   douglas,toney       42%  20%  1.35  + 2  8.6
billups,chauncey     59%  14%  0.95  - 5  7.7   turiaf,ronny        32%  11%  1.73  -13  3.8
afflalo,arron        70%  10%  1.17  + 1  6.6   williams,shawne      7%  29%  0.00  - 3  0.0
williams,shelden     28%   0% 15.83  -10  2.5   walker,bill (DNP)
ely,melvin            6%  29%  1.94  - 3  2.5   mason,roger (DNP)
balkman,renaldo (DNP)                           mozgov,timofey (DNP)
carter,anthony (DNP)                            randolph,anthony (DNP)
PACE: 93.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 93.6         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
nuggets,denver     133.5 .548  .359 .117 .188   knicks,newyork    137.8 .597  .216 .064 .122

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76ERS 88, HORNETS 70 (box): Don't look now, but the Sixers have won five of seven and are right there in the scrum for the last playoff spot in the East. This was an absolutely abysmal performance from the Hornets. New Orleans scored a franchise-low 23 points in the first half on 6-of-42 shooting, shot 1-of-21 from the floor in the second quarter and missed 13 straight shots at one point. Despite all this, Chris Paul managed 25 points on just 12 shots. The rest of the New Orleans starting lineup shot 7-of-35. Philly enjoyed a balanced attack, dominated in the paint and just generally played the way Doug Collins wants the Sixers to play.

NWO (14-9)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   PHI (8-15)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
paul,chris           67%  28%  1.26  -11 26.9   williams,lou        57%  33%  1.01  +16 21.6
belinelli,marco      51%  16%  0.61  -10  8.9   brand,elton         64%  21%  1.18  + 6 18.0
west,david           59%  25%  0.58  - 7  7.8   iguodala,andre      67%  18%  1.75  +20 17.7
ariza,trevor         56%  22%  0.67  -10  6.4   young,thaddeus      57%  17%  0.89  +13  9.8
thornton,marcus      31%  29%  0.87  - 7  5.7   holiday,jrue        66%  20%  1.08  + 8  8.6
okafor,emeka         50%  14%  0.52  -15  5.7   meeks,jodie         65%  18%  0.58  + 1  7.8
jack,jarrett         51%  18%  0.65  -15  5.4   hawes,spencer       53%  16%  0.74  + 7  7.3
ilungambenga,didier  31%  19%  0.61  + 9  3.6   turner,evan         44%  10%  2.08  + 9  5.4
andersen,david       16%  10%  1.94  + 3  3.6   speights,marreese   26%  22%  0.22  +10  1.4
pondexter,quincy     26%   6%  1.44  - 3  2.3   battie,tony (DNP)
green,willie         53%  14%  0.07  -15  0.8   nocioni,andres (DNP)
smith,jason           9%  21%  0.14  - 9  0.5   songaila,darius (DNP)
PACE: 90.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 90.1         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
hornets,neworleans  77.7 .335  .204 .155 .112   76ers,philadelphia 97.6 .474  .143 .166 .107

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LAKERS 99, NETS 92 (box): It was a spirited performance for the Nets, who had the game tied after a Devin Harris leaner with 2:37 to play, but Kobe, Pau and the rest of the Lakers went to work down the stretch to close it out. With rookie Damion James out for awhile, who would Avery Johnson turn to for his starting three, Travis Outlaw or Terrence Williams. The correct answer would be neither. Quinton Ross started at small forward for New Jersey. Why do coaches love that non-contributing starter so much? Ross was scoreless in 19 minutes. Outlaw saw just 5:40 of court time, so he's apparently landed in the doghouse.

LAL (17-7)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NJN (6-18)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
bryant,kobe          73%  40%  1.11  + 5 31.1   lopez,brook         82%  31%  0.86  - 4 26.0
odom,lamar           67%  22%  1.45  + 9 22.4   harris,devin        77%  23%  1.25  - 3 20.7
gasol,pau            87%  22%  0.87  + 7 13.9   morrow,anthony      83%  17%  0.98  -15 10.7
fisher,derek         61%  14%  1.03  +10  8.3   williams,terrence   44%  20%  0.90  -13 10.5
artest,ron           57%  10%  0.89  - 2  7.8   farmar,jordan       47%  19%  0.75  - 5  9.9
brown,shannon        42%  21%  0.82  - 2  7.5   favors,derrick      28%  25%  1.07  - 4  9.8
blake,steve          47%   6%  1.44  + 3  6.5   humphries,kris      76%  12%  1.33  + 1  7.8
barnes,matt          35%  12%  1.19  + 1  3.3   outlaw,travis       12%  31%  0.34  - 4  1.8
caracter,derrick     12%  13%  0.97    0  2.4   ross,quinton        41%   4%  0.20  +14  0.5
ebanks,devin          9%   9%  2.20  + 1  1.6   petro,johan         10%  10%  0.00  - 2  0.0
walton,luke           9%   9%  0.32  + 3  0.4   graham,stephen (DNP)
vujacic,sasha         0%   -%  0.00    0  0.0   smith,joe (DNP)
PACE: 94.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.1         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
lakers,losangeles  105.2 .457  .231 .138 .136   nets,newjersey     97.7 .427  .313 .159 .089

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THUNDER 106, CAVALIERS 77 (box): Some dude hit a halfcourt shot during a break to win $20,000 and that was pretty much the highlight of a game that wasn't competitive. The Cavs aren't the least talented team in the league, but they certainly look like the most disheartned. Oklahoma City outscored Cleveland 56-28 in the paint.

CLE (7-17)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   OKC (17-8)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
varejao,anderson     58%  12%  1.59  -12 18.3   westbrook,russell   56%  26%  1.48  +18 28.3
gibson,daniel        53%  23%  0.85  - 2 13.0   harden,james        43%  27%  1.65  +26 22.7
parker,anthony       51%  15%  1.70  + 1 10.7   green,jeff          63%  24%  1.25  +12 20.6
graham,joey          33%  23%  0.79  -19  9.9   durant,kevin        63%  39%  0.98  +26 13.7
williams,maurice     62%  21%  0.79  -20  8.9   maynor,eric         44%  13%  1.79  +11 10.2
hickson,j.j.         49%  23%  0.70  -30  7.6   white,d.j.          49%  13%  1.08  +19  7.0
jamison,antawn       51%  24%  0.77  + 1  6.6   mullens,byron       15%  47%  0.72    0  6.9
sessions,ramon       38%  20%  0.93  - 9  6.1   sefolosha,thabo     42%   8%  1.13  + 3  3.8
powe,leon            13%  23%  1.13  - 8  2.8   collison,nick       43%   0% 20.26  +32  2.9
harris,manny         33%  13%  0.88  -27  2.6   ibaka,serge         42%   5%  1.71  - 3  2.8
hollins,ryan         29%  14%  0.35  - 9  1.0   peterson,morris     14%  13%  0.40    0  1.0
williams,jawad       31%  24%  0.06  -11  0.6   ivey,royal          25%  20%  0.27  + 1  0.9
PACE: 87.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 87.7         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
cavaliers,cleveland 87.8 .370  .314 .194 .161   thunder,oklacity  120.9 .578  .237 .137 .120

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SPURS 95, TRAIL BLAZERS 78 (box): The Spurs are on another winning streak. This one reached five in what was Tim Duncan's 1,000th career regular-season game. Duncan actually played in the fourth quarter this time--he got 2:17. He's mostly sat out the final periods lately, even when the games are still competitive. Gregg Popovich is committed to keeping down the minutes of his franchise centerpiece. San Antonio is 20-3, so there's really no argument against Pop's strategy.

POR (12-12)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (20-3)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
matthews,wesley      69%  27%  1.04  -11 28.3   hill,george         59%  25%  1.63  +15 31.3
aldridge,lamarcus    79%  17%  1.34  -17 15.1   parker,tony         66%  30%  0.96  +12 20.8
camby,marcus         53%  18%  1.54  - 7 13.5   ginobili,manu       62%  28%  1.22  + 8 19.2
roy,brandon          64%  28%  0.77  - 9 11.5   neal,gary           39%  21%  1.47  +10 12.1
miller,andre         66%  15%  1.20  - 9 10.0   duncan,tim          59%  18%  1.45  +18  8.3
johnson,armon         7%   -%  0.73    0  5.7   blair,dejuan        45%  18%  1.10  + 9  7.0
batum,nicolas        53%  17%  0.66  -13  3.8   bonner,matt         39%   3%  4.37  + 6  6.5
przybilla,joel       31%   6%  2.57  - 7  3.4   mcdyess,antonio     48%  15%  1.24  + 1  5.1
fernandez,rudy       28%  20%  0.82  - 6  3.0   jefferson,richard   60%   7%  1.22  + 6  3.9
mills,patrick        17%   9%  0.50  - 3  0.8   quinn,chris          7%  27%  0.57    0  1.5
marks,sean            7%  11%  0.49    0  0.3   udoka,ime            7%  15%  0.60    0  0.5
cunningham,dante     25%   4%  0.06  - 3  0.1   splitter,tiago       7%  34%  0.00    0  0.0
PACE: 81.7          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 81.7         ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
trailblazers,port   95.4 .408  .385 .171 .059   spurs,sanantonio  116.2 .493  .357 .171 .140

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MAGIC 94, CLIPPERS 85 (box): A relatively painless win for the Magic, which needed one. Orlando jumped out to a 35-14 lead after the first quarter and survived a 10-point rut in the third quarter. Dwight Howard led five players in double figures ina balanced Orlando attack, while Eric Gordon (28 points) and Blake Griffin (27) were the only Clippers to reach double digits. However, it took the dynamic young duo 46 shots to get those 55 points. Vinny Del Negro's offense can turn anybody into an inefficient player.

ORL (16-8)          PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAC (5-20)         PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
nelson,jameer        68%  23%  1.49  + 4 32.6   griffin,blake       88%  31%  1.13  - 7 32.1
howard,dwight        52%  40%  0.97  +16 18.9   gordon,eric         86%  35%  1.00  + 3 31.3
carter,vince         71%  19%  1.16  +10 11.7   butler,rasual       59%  17%  0.93  - 6  9.7
williams,jason       32%  15%  1.50  + 5 10.6   davis,baron         68%  10%  1.19  - 2  6.5
bass,brandon         67%  25%  0.83  +18  9.3   cook,brian          34%  14%  1.26  + 9  5.7
gortat,marcin        50%   2%  5.82  - 4  8.5   aminu,alfarouq      19%  14%  1.11  + 1  4.6
lewis,rashard        59%  21%  0.85  - 7  7.1   jordan,deandre      44%   7%  1.71  -16  3.7
redick,j.j.          39%  13%  1.22  + 2  5.7   gomes,ryan          49%  10%  0.59  -14  2.8
pietrus,mickael      62%  14%  0.51  + 1  4.8   bledsoe,eric        32%   7%  1.10  - 7  1.8
allen,malik (DNP)                               smith,craig         12%  40%  0.10  - 2  0.4
duhon,chris (DNP)                               collins,jarron       8%  13%  0.00  - 4  0.0
richardson,quentin (DNP)                        warren,willie (DNP)
PACE: 86.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 86.1          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
magic,orlando      109.1 .520  .262 .139 .133   clippers,losangele  98.7 .405  .204 .093 .128

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NEWS & MOVES

Minutiae from around the league

NETS: "In Damion James' entire basketball career high school, college and the past month in the NBA the Nets rookie forward said he's never missed a game. That changed Sunday when it was revealed that James broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. He will undergo surgery Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, after which a timetable for his recovery will be determined." (Star-Ledger)
Tough break, no pun intended, for James, who recently moved into the New Jersey starting lineup. I assume Travis Outlaw will move back into the first five, but wouldn't now be a great chance to see Terrence Williams with that starting group?

RAPTORS: "The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday rookie centre Solomon Alabi has been recalled from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. Alabi was assigned to the BayHawks on November 15. He appeared in seven games with Erie, averaging 8.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 22.7 minutes." (press release)
The Raptors are last in the league in shot-blocking so maybe Alabi will get some minutes.

SIXERS: "The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have recalled rookie forward Craig Brackins from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Springfield Armor. Brackins was assigned to the Armor on November 30. In five games for Springfield, Brackins averaged 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.80 blocks in 37.4 minutes per game." (press release)
Brackins has not had a chance to contribute with the big club yet, but his D-League numbers are encouraging.

THUNDER: "Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has assigned Byron Mullens to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League." (press release) .... "Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has recalled center Byron Mullens from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. Mullens appeared in one game (one start) for the 66ers and recorded 19 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes." (press release)
Mullens goes up, Mullens goes down.

WARRIORS: "The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Acie Law, the team announced today. Terms of the deal were not released. To make room for Law on the team's 15-man roster, the Warriors have waived rookie forward Jeff Adrien." (press release)
The move was necessitated by Stephen Curry's ankle trouble and the not-ready-for-primetime status of rookie Jeremy Lin. Law has another chance to stick. These opportunities are bound to end at some point, so he needs to show he can find a niche.

WARRIORS: "Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who did not play in the second half of last night's game in San Antonio after injuring his right ankle in the first half (5:28 remaining in the second quarter), underwent an MRI exam earlier this afternoon at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. The MRI revealed the recurrence of a sprained right ankle and that no new injury has been suffered." (press release)
Sounds like things could definitely have been worse.

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ON TAP

Tonight in the NBA

WTC  VIS @ HOM,  GAMETIME     NBAPET LINE    OFFICIALS
+14  nwo @ mia,  7:30 PM EST [ mia by 13 ]   Scott Foster, Curtis Blair, Rodney Mott
+12  ind @ chi,  8:00 PM EST [ chi by  6 ]   Ron Garretson, Jason Phillips, Scott Wall
+ 3  por @ mem,  8:00 PM EST [ mem by  1 ]   Marc Davis, Josh Tiven, Sean Wright
+ 4  mil @ dal,  8:30 PM EST [ dal by 14 ]   James Capers, Pat Fraher, Olandis Poole
- 5  gsw @ uta,  9:00 PM EST [ uta by 13 ]   Dick Bavetta, Tony Brothers, Kevin Cutler
Note: WTC is a junk stat rating the "watchability" of a game, taking into
account the quality of the opponents and the likelihood of a close game.

Through Sunday, 353 of 1,230 games (28.7%) have been played in the 2010-11 NBA regular season.

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