Date: November 13, 2012

Elias Says...

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

NFL

CRENNEL CAN'T BEAT STEELERS

From Elias: Romeo Crennel fell to 0-9 in his career against the Steelers in Pittsburgh's overtime win over Kansas City on Monday. Crennel is only the second coach in NFL history to lose his first nine decisions against one team. Jack Christiansen was 0-9 against the Colts as the head coach of the 49ers in the 1960s.

Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers

STEELERS OUT-PASS ANOTHER OPPONENT AT HEINZ FIELD

From Elias: The Steelers passed for 154 yards on Monday, six more than the Chiefs, and in doing so they tied an NFL record. In each of their last 16 games at Heinz Field, the Steelers have accumulated more passing yards than their opponents. The only other team to have more passing yards than the opposition in each of 16 straight home games was the "Greatest Show on Turf" Rams, in 2000 and 2001, Mike Martz's first two years as head coach, covering two entire seasons with Kurt Warner (13 starts) and Trent Green (three starts) at the helm.

Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs

NBA

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Jennings

JENNINGS LEADS BUCKS TO WIN

From Elias: Brandon Jennings scored 33 points in the Bucks' win over the 76ers on Monday, after he scored only four points in 42 minutes in Milwaukee's previous game, against Boston on Saturday. Jennings is the fifth player in NBA history to have a 30-point game immediately after a game in which he played at least 40 minutes and scored fewer than five points, and he's in good company. The others to do that: Harry Gallatin, Magic Johnson, Tim Hardaway and Michael Jordan.

Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks

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James

JAMES TOPS 30 FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON

From Elias: LeBron James scored 38 points in Miami's win over Houston on Monday, 12 more than his high in any other game this season. It was the first time that James has failed to score at least 30 points in any of his first five games of a season since he played the first 16 games of his NBA career without reaching the 30-point mark in 2003.

Miami Heat, Houston Rockets

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Durant

WESTBROOK SCORES 33 VERSUS DETROIT

From Elias: Russell Westbrook scored 33 points against the Pistons to lead the Thunder to a 92-90 win on Monday, and to increase his career scoring average against Detroit to 15.6 points per game. The only team against which Westbrook has a lower scoring average is the Clippers (14.9 per game).

Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Jefferson

JAZZ GOING LONG INTO THE NIGHT

From Elias: The Jazz defeated the Raptors in triple-overtime on Monday, 140-133, for their third game of at least seven periods in their last 26 contests. On March 25 Utah lost at Atlanta in quadruple-overtime and on April 16 Utah won at home against Dallas in three extra periods. The only other NBA team to play triple-OT three times in a span of less than 85 games was the Minneapolis Lakers, who did so in a span of 16 games in the 1951-52 season: losses at Philadelphia and Syracuse and a win at Baltimore.

The biggest surprise of the night was Al Jefferson's three-pointer which sent the game to its first overtime. Jefferson entered the game 1 for 25 (4 percent) on his three-point attempts, which had been the third-lowest percentage among active players with at least 20 attempts, ahead of only Dwight Howard (1 for 33, 3.0%) and Anderson Varejao (1 for 28, 3.6%).

Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz

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Rondo

RONDO WELL ROUNDED

From Elias: Rajon Rondo had 10 assists, 10 field goals and five steals in Boston's win in Chicago on Monday. It's Rondo's third regular-season game with at least 10 assists and field goals and five steals, all of which have come in the last four seasons. The only other NBA player with more than one such game since the start of the 2009-10 season is Monta Ellis (2).

Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls

MINNESOTA IMPROVES TO 5-2

From Elias: Minnesota defeated Dallas on Monday to improve to 5-2 this season. The Timberwolves, who were 4-1 earlier this season, hadn't been three games over .500 before this season since they were 20-17 through Jan. 17, 2007. The only other NBA team that was never three games over .500 in any of the previous five seasons is the Kings, who were last three-over on Nov. 28, 2006, at 8-5.

Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks

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Dragic

MANY CONTRIBUTORS FOR SUNS

From Elias: Seven Suns players scored at least a dozen points in Phoenix's win over Denver on Monday, led by Goran Dragic's 21. Phoenix is the first team to have seven players score 12 or more points in one game this season; an NBA team did that only three times last season (twice for Utah, once by Denver).

Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets

MLB

TROUT A UNANIMOUS CHOICE FOR A.L. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

From Elias: Mike Trout won the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday after a season in which he scored 129 runs in 139 games - an average of 0.93 runs per game, or, if you prefer, 150.3 per 162 games. Since 1900, the only other major-league rookie to play at least 100 games and average at least 150 runs per 162 games was Joe DiMaggio for the 1936 Yankees. Joe D scored 132 runs in 138 games that season (0.96 per game, 155.0 per 162 games).

Los Angeles Angels

HARPER EDGES MILEY FOR N.L. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

From Elias: Bryce Harper narrowly won the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday over Wade Miley. Harper hit 22 home runs and scored 98 runs in 2012; no teenager has scored that many runs in one season and the only player to have that many homers in one season before turning 20 was Tony Conigliaro, who hit 24 for the Red Sox in 1964.

Wade Miley narrowly missed winning after going 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA. He was the first rookie pitcher to win at least 15 games with an ERA of 3.33 or lower since Dwight Gooden went 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA for the 1984 Mets.

Washington Nationals

NCAA Men's Basketball

CBB - Most Double-Double at Valparaiso Since 1996-97

Ryan Broekhoff recorded his 15th double-double Tuesday vs NIU. Broekhoff is now tied for the 3rd-most double-doubles at Valparaiso since 1996-97.

Valparaiso Crusaders


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