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DEJA VU FOR POSEY
James Posey has scored game-winning baskets in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter in each of the Hornets' last two games. He's the first NBA player with game-winning field goals in the last 10 seconds of the fourth quarter (or overtime) of consecutive games since Jamal Crawford did it for the Knicks in April 2006.
32 POINTS AND 10 ASSISTS FOR WADE
Dwyane Wade had 32 points and 10 assists against the Wizards on Friday. It was Wade's 33rd career 30/10 (points/assists) game; the only player with more such games since Wade entered the NBA in 2003 is Allen Iverson, who has had 36 over that time.
CELTICS NIP PORTLAND IN OT
With Friday's win over Portland the Celtics are now 20-9 (.690) in overtime games since Doc Rivers became their head coach in 2004. Friday's win moved the Celtics past the Spurs for the best record in overtime games over the last six seasons. (San Antonio is 15-7, .682.)
ROCKETS SCORE 116 IN SAN ANTONIO
The Rockets defeated the Spurs in San Antonio on Friday, 116-109. In the Gregg Popovich era only two opposing teams have scored that many points in a regulation game in San Antonio: The Raptors scored 125 against the Spurs in 1997 and 124 (in a loss) earlier this season.
RANDOLPH AND GAY LEAD MEMPHIS TO WIN
Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay each scored 25 points on Friday for the third consecutive game. The only other set of NBA teammates to each score 25 or more points in three straight games this season are Monta Ellis and Corey Maggette.
ANOTHER DOUBLE-DIGIT HOME LOSS FOR DETROIT
The Pistons' 105-93 loss to the Pacers was Detroit's seventh home loss by 10 or more points this season, equaling their highest total in any of the last 15 seasons. Detroit also lost seven home games by double digits last season after having only six over the three previous seasons combined.
BRYANT LEADS LAKERS TO WIN IN NEW YORK
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points against the Knicks on Friday, giving him 516 over his last 15 games against New York. The only Lakers player with that many points over 15 games against the Knicks is Elgin Baylor, whose best 15-game span was 560 points from 1960 to 1962.
LINEUP SHAKEUP LEADS TO WIN FOR PHILADELPHIA
Thaddeus Young came off the bench to score 22 points for the 76ers on Friday, after he had started each of the team's first 41 games of the season. Over the last 10 years only one other player has had a 20-point game off the bench, at least halfway through the season, after starting each of his team's games up to that point. In 2006 Dwight Howard was held out of the starting lineup in Orlando's 68th game after missing a team event, and came off the bench to score 23 points in a win over the Knicks.
CRAWFORD COMES OFF THE BENCH TO LEAD ATLANTA IN SCORING
Jamal Crawford led the Hawks with 24 points on Friday, marking the 15th time this season that he has led Atlanta in scoring despite not being in the starting lineup. That's the highest total for any NBA player this season.
HOWARD SETS A PERSONAL RECORD
Dwight Howard made 11 of 12 free throws on Friday, 92 percent, his highest percentage in any NBA game in which he has gone to the line at least 10 times.
NETS THIRD DOUBLE-DIGIT LOSING STREAK
The Nets' loss on Friday gave them their third losing streak of 10 or more games this season. Only two other teams in NBA history had three double-digit losing streaks before the All-Star break: the 1997-98 Nuggets and 1993-94 Mavericks also had three apiece.
AN NHL FIRST
The Avalanche beat the Predators, 2-1, on Friday night and all three goals in the game were power play goals by rookies: Colorado's Matt Duchene and Brandon Yip, and Nashville's Cody Franson. It was the first game in NHL history with more than one total goal, in which all of the goals were power play goals scored by rookies.
DARCHE'S FIRST GAME-WINNER
Journeyman forward Mathieu Darche, playing in only his second game with the Canadiens, scored the game-winning goal in Montreal's 3-1 victory over the Devils. It was only the ninth goal of Darche's NHL career and his first game-winner. Darche (age 33) is older than was any other active NHL player at the time of his first game-winning goal. The last Canadiens player to record his first game-winning goal in the NHL at such an advanced age was 36-year-old defenseman Herb Gardiner more than 82 years ago - back in December 1927.
A RARE WIN IN NEW JERSEY FOR MONTREAL
The Canadiens' 3-1 win over Martin Brodeur and the Devils in Newark was only their third victory in New Jersey since 1994. Montreal had been 2-23-5 in 30 regular-season games (and 0-3 in the playoffs) in the Garden State over the past 16 years. It was the Canadiens' first road win against the Devils by more than a one-goal margin since Oct. 26, 1993, when Patrick Roy beat then-rookie Brodeur 2-0 at the Meadowlands.
NEAL GETS A LATE WINNER FOR DALLAS
James Neal's goal at 19:37 of the third period gave the Stars a 4-3 victory in Edmonton, less than 40 seconds after the Oilers' Sam Gagner tied the score at 3-3. Neal was the first Dallas player to score a tiebreaking goal in the final minute of the third period since Phillippe Boucher did that against the Blackhawks on Oct. 20, 2006 (goal at 19:20, Stars won 5-4).