Date: January 11, 2011

Elias Says...

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

NBA

A TEAM EFFORT BY ROCKETS

From Elias: Seven Rockets players scored in double digits in Houston's win in Boston on Monday. Over the last 10 years, only one other team has won in Boston with seven or more players scoring at least 10 points: the Suns did it in a 102-94 win on Feb. 1, 2006.

Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns

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Rondo

RONDO DOZEN ASSISTS IN LOSS

From Elias: The Celtics lost on Monday despite 12 assists from Rajon Rondo. Before losing to Houston the Celtics had been 18-1 this season in games in which Rondo had at least 10 assists.

Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets

BULLS COMEBACK AGAINST PISTONS

From Elias: The Bulls defeated the Pistons by 13 points on Monday, 95-82, after trailing by 12 points at halftime, 55-43. It was only the second time in Bulls history that they won a game by at least a dozen points after trailing by at least 12 at halftime. The only other such win was on Jan. 26, 1977 against the Cavaliers at Chicago Stadium.

Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Rose

ROSE THORN IN PISTONS SIDE

From Elias: Derrick Rose scored 29 points on Monday, giving him six consecutive games with more than 20 points against Detroit, his longest such streak against any team. The last Bulls player to score more than 20 points in six straight games against the Pistons was Michael Jordan, who had a seven-game streak from 1992 to 1995.

Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons

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Jackson

JACKSON EXTENDS STREAK

From Elias: Stephen Jackson scored 27 points on Monday, giving him at least 20 points in each of his last seven games. The only other player in Bobcats history to score at least 20 points in seven consecutive games was Jason Richardson, who had three such streaks, the longest of which was a 10-game spree in the 2007-08 season.

Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic

NHL

HISTORIC COMEBACK FOR BRUINS

From Elias: The Bruins, who lost in overtime at Montreal on Saturday after leading 2-0 in the last three minutes of the third period, staged a late two-goal comeback of their own to post a win in Pittsburgh on Monday. Boston won 4-2 by scoring four goals in the last 3:23 of the third period, wiping out a 2-0 Penguins lead. It was only the fourth time in the Bruins' 86-season history that they won a game in which they trailed by two goals in the last four minutes of the third period. Their other wins in that manner were against the Rangers in January 1931 (in overtime), the Canadiens in November 1989, and the Senators in October 2009 (via a shootout).

Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators

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Recchi

RECCHI REACHES MILESTONE

From Elias: The game-winning goal for the Bruins on Monday was Mark Recchi's power play tally at 19:10 of the third period. It was the 200th power play goal of Recchi's career, making him the 17th player in NHL history to reach that milestone. The only other active player on that list is Teemu Selanne (with 228 PPGs).

Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks

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Duchene

DEUX FOR DUCHENE

From Elias: Matt Duchene scored two goals in Colorado's 5-4 win over Detroit on Monday night. Duchene had only nine goals through his first 29 games this season, but he has nine in his last 14 games. His four multiple-goal games since December 13 are the most in the NHL, one ahead of Vancouver's Ryan Kesler and LA's Ryan Smyth.

Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings

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Pyatt

COYOTE COMEBACKS

From Elias: The Coyotes erased leads of 2-1 and 3-2 to beat the Blues on Monday, 4-3. It was the first time since December 10, 2008 (at Dallas) that Phoenix came from behind twice to win a road game in regulation.

Taylor Pyatt, who scored the game-winner with 3:12 remaining, has nine goals over his last 19 games after scoring just one goal over his first 19 games (that first goal came in Phoenix's season opener at Boston).

Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins


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