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49ERS RUN CARDINALS RAGGED
From Elias: Brian Westbrook ran for 136 yards, Anthony Dixon had 54 and Frank Gore had 52 in the 49ers' win over the Cardinals on Monday. It was only the second game in 49ers history in which one of their players ran for at least 130 yards while two teammates had at least 50 apiece. In 1998 against the Lions, Garrison Hearst ran for 198, Steve Young had 66 and Terry Kirby had 60.
AN ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE BY WESTBROOK
From Elias: Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and five steals in the Thunder's win over the Hornets on Monday. He's the first player to have a 25-10-5-5 (points-assists-rebounds-steals) game this season. Four players did so last season: Stephen Curry, Baron Davis, Andre Iguodala and Kyle Lowry.
BIG THREE GET IT DONE FROM THE LINE
From Elias: Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each went to the free-throw line at least 10 times and each made at least nine shots in Miami's win over Washington on Monday. It's the first game in the last two-plus seasons that three teammates have made at least nine free throws in one game.
MAVERICKS CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL MONTH
From Elias: The Mavericks defeated the Rockets to finish November at 11-3 (.786). That was Dallas's highest winning percentage in any month in which they played 10 or more games since the Mavs posted an identical record in January 2008. It was Rick Carlisle's most successful month as a coach since the Pacers went 12-3 (.800) in January 2004.
JAZZ DOMINATE BUCKS
From Elias: The Jazz outshot the Bucks by 20 percent on Monday night (54.8% to 34.7%) and outrebounded Milwaukee by 22 (48 to 26). It was only the fourth game in the Jazz's history in which they outshot a team by 20 percent and outrebounded them by 20 or more. And it was only the second such game ever against Milwaukee.
FLEURY'S 17TH WIN VS. RANGERS
From Elias: Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins posted a 3-1 win over the Rangers in New York. The victory gives Fleury a 17-8-7 regular-season career record versus the Rangers and a 16-2-7 mark in his last 25 decisions against them. Fleury is now the undisputed wins leader for the Penguins against the Rangers. He entered play on Monday tied with Tom Barrasso, who had a 16-15-3 record for Pittsburgh versus the Broadway Blueshirts.
KIPRUSOFF RUNNING WILD AGAINST MINNESOTA
From Elias: Miikka Kiprusoff's 3-0 win over Minnesota was the 37th shutout of his NHL career and his fourth versus the Wild. That makes Kiprusoff the sole leader in shutouts against the Wild, breaking a tie with five other goaltenders, including Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek. Kiprusoff's 25 career wins versus Minnesota are far and away the most by any goaltender (Evgeni Nabokov is second with 16), but he was 0-5-2 in his last seven games against the Wild before Monday's victory.
GERBER WINS 2ND STRAIGHT
From Elias: Martin Gerber, whose Oilers debut was a 3-2 victory against the Avalanche last Thursday, made it two wins in two games with Edmonton by beating the Senators, 4-1, on Monday. Gerber is only the fourth goaltender to win his first two games for the Oilers, joining Ron Low (March 1980), Kari Takko (Nov./Dec. 1990, first three) and Curtis Joseph (January 1996, first three).
STARS EXTEND WINNING STREAK
From Elias: The Stars extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-1 victory against the Hurricanes in Raleigh. The Stars scored at least four goals in eight of their first 12 games this season but Monday's win at Carolina was only the second time that they "scored four" in 11 games since then.