Date: February 13, 2008

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
Special to ESPN.com

NBA

ANOTHER COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN FOR THE CELTICS

The Celtics came from 11 points behind to defeat the Pacers on Tuesday. Boston is now 6-4 this season in games in which they trailed by a double-digit margin. No other NBA team has a winning record under the circumstances and the 29 other teams have a combined .209 winning percentage this season when trailing by 10 or more.

Boston Celtics

SHAWN MARION: 32 REBOUNDS IN HIS FIRST TWO GAMES FOR MIAMI

Shawn Marion has 32 rebounds in his first two games for the Heat (14 on Sunday and 18 on Tuesday). Earlier this season Kevin Garnett had 33 rebounds in his first two games for the Celtics. But before that, no player had as many as 32 rebounds in his first two games with a team since Danny Fortson had 35 in his first two games for the Warriors, at the start of the 2000-01 season.

Miami Heat

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Smith

J.R. SMITH HOT FROM LONG RANGE

J.R. Smith made eight three-point field goals on Tuesday against the Heat after having six three-pointers on Sunday against the Cavaliers. That's the most three-point field goals by a player in a two-game span this season and the most in a two-game single-season span in Nuggets history.

Denver Nuggets

TRIO OF HORNETS SCORE 25 OR MORE POINTS

David West and Peja Stojakovic each scored 27 points Tuesday for the Hornets and Chris Paul added 25. It's the fifth game in franchise history in which three players scored at least 25 points and it's the first since April 4, 2000 when the team played in Charlotte and the players were Anthony Mason, Eddie Jones and Derrick Coleman.

New Orleans Hornets

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Kidd

JASON KIDD HAS 9 ASSISTS BUT DOESN'T LEAD TEAM

Jason Kidd had nine assists on Tuesday but he didn't lead the Nets in that category; Vince Carter led the team with 10 assists. It's the sixth time in Kidd's career that he's had at least nine assists in a game but not been the team leader. The first four instances were all late in the 1996-97 season when Kidd was with the Suns; Kevin Johnson led the team in each case. The other such game was in 2006, with the Nets, and that time also Carter was the player who led the team.

New Jersey Nets

MLB

LIVAN HERNANDEZ SIGNS WITH THE TWINS

Livan Hernandez signed with the Twins on Tuesday and Minnesota knows what they can expect from him: at least 200 innings, 10 or more wins and also at least 10 losses. Hernandez has reached those levels in all three categories in each of the last eight seasons. That's the longest streak with at least 200 innings and double-digit wins and losses for any major league pitcher since two players had streaks like that end in the 1981 strike season. Phil Niekro did it 13 consecutive seasons (1968-80) and Rick Reuschel had eight straight (1973-80).

Minnesota Twins


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