Date: January 4, 2011

Elias Says...

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

NBA

NBA - Spurs most points allowed in Duncan era

The most points the Spurs have allowed in a regulation game since drafting Tim Duncan is 124, to the Raptors on Nov. 9, 2009.

The Knicks scored 72 points in the first half tonight and would only need 53 in the 2nd half to break that record.

San Antonio Spurs

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James

JAMES AND WADE GO 30/30 FOR FIRST TIME AS TEAMMATES

From Elias: LeBron James scored 38 points and Dwyane Wade 31 in the Heat's 11th consecutive road win, by a 96-82 score in Charlotte. The total of 69 points by James and Wade was the highest by any two Miami teammates in any game this season. During LeBron's seven seasons with Cleveland, there were only four games in which he and a teammate each scored 30-or-more points; he paired up with Larry Hughes in 2005 and with Mo Williams in three games in 2009.

Miami's 11-game road winning streak marks the third time in the team's 23-year NBA history that it was had a road winning streak of that length. No other franchise in NBA history - not the Celtics, the Lakers, or any other team, most of them with longer histories than the Heat - has had three different road winning streaks of 11-or-more games.

Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Lakers

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Turkoglu

TURKOGLU'S SPOT IN MAGIC RECORD BOOK

From Elias: Hedo Turkoglu provided 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists as the Magic erased an 11-point Warriors lead and earned a 110-90 decision. It was the third triple-double of Turkoglu's 785-game NBA career, with the other two coming within five weeks of one another in the winter of 2008, during his first pass-through with Orlando. But that's enough to give Turkoglu first place on the Magic's all-time triple-doubles list; Penny Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, Bo Outlaw and Scott Skiles each had a pair of TDs while playing for Orlando.

With five steals thrown in, you might say that Turkoglu actually had a triple-double and a half. Only one other NBA player this season has produced a triple double in which he was halfway to double-digits in another category; John Wall had 19 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and six steals in a victory over the Rockets on November 10.

Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets

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Anthony

ANTHONY'S 4TH 30/10 GAME LEADS NUGGETS

From Elias: Carmelo Anthony had 33 points and 11 rebounds in the Nuggets' 113-106 win over the Rockets. It was the fourth time this season that Anthony has fashioned a 30/10 game (points/rebounds). Despite having missed seven games, Anthony shares the third-highest total of 30/10 games in the NBA this season; Amar'e Stoudemire (eight) and Blake Griffin (five) are the only players with higher totals, while Kevin Love, like Carmelo, has four.

Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks

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Love

LENNON PROVEN WRONG: LOVE IS NOT ALL YOU NEED

From Elias: The Celtics, playing at home, defeated the Timberwolves, 96-93, despite being out-rebounded by a 45-to-30 margin. And, of course, Kevin Love was the biggest sweeper of the boards, collecting 24 rebounds. This marked the first time since 1995 that a team won an NBA game despite an opposing player coming within a half-dozen rebounds of the winning team's total. On March 24, 1995, the Rockets defeated the Suns, 99-97, in a game in which Houston had 30 rebounds while Phoenix's Charles Barkley had 26 by himself.

Love's total of 24 rebounds was the highest by a visiting player in Boston since Jan. 23, 1976, when the Pistons' Earl Williams had 25 rebounds, also in a loss, at the old Boston Garden.

Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons

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Bell

RAJA - YES, RAJA - HITS LAST-MINUTE GAME-WINNER

From Elias: Raja Bell drained a three-pointer with 50 seconds remaining to break a 95-95 tie and send the Jazz to a 102-97 win over the Pistons. It was only the second time in Bell's 11-year NBA career that he has scored a field goal (either a three-pointer or a two-pointer) in the final minute of either the fourth quarter or an overtime period, putting his team ahead to stay. The other occasion came back in 2003, during Bell's first term with the Jazz, when he put Utah ahead to stay with a field goal with 26 seconds to play, beating the Celtics.

Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics

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Turner

76ERS BENCH: 8 FOR 40 FROM THE FLOOR

From Elias: The Hornets downed the 76ers, 84-77, as New Orleans held Philadelphia to 34.1-percent shooting from the floor. The 76ers bench was particularly poor, making only eight of 40 field-goal attempts (yes, that's 20 percent), with Evan Turner going 2-for-14 and Lou Williams 1-for-11. You have to go back more than two years to find the last NBA game in which a pair of teammates each took at least 10 shots and each shot less than 15 percent from the floor; it last happened on Dec. 12, 2008, with the culprits being the Nets' Keyon Dooling (1-for-10) and Vince Carter (0-for-13), against the Raptors.

Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns

NHL

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Sharp

SHARP: RECIDIVIST REGICIDE

From Elias: Noted Kings-killer Patrick Sharp did it once again, scoring two goals for the Blackhawks in their 4-3 win at Los Angeles. Sharp has registered 17 goals in 18 games against the Kings since March 2007; that's three more goals than any other NHL player has scored against L.A. over that span (Shane Doan is second with 14).

Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes

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Tavares

ISLES' TEAR CONTINUES OUT WEST

From Elias: The Islanders are still on a roll: the Flames were their latest victim, as New York earned an impressive 5-2 win in Calgary. That makes it six wins in the last seven games for the Islanders, the first time that they have earned 12 points over a seven-game span since the early part of January last year.

John Tavares got the Islanders off to a good start with two goals and an assist in the first period. It was the first time that an Islanders player has scored three points in any period since Dec. 31, 2007, when defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron had two goals and an assist in the second period of a game at Carolina.

New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes

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Allen

ALLEN'S OT WINNER

From Elias: Defenseman Bryan Allen scored the second overtime goal of his NHL career to enable the Panthers to beat the Hurricanes, 4-3. Allen's other OT goal came in Florida's game at San Jose on March 13 last season. Allen and Bryan McCabe are the only defensemen to score two overtime goals for the Panthers.

Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks

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Rask

RASK GETS OFF THE ROAD SCHNEID

From Elias: Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask recorded his first road win of the season, a 2-1 victory at Toronto. Rask entered Monday's game with a record of 0-4-0 in five road games this season, after going 13-5-2 on the road last season, including a 9-1-1 mark over his last 12 road games.

Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs


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