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HAWKS TEAMMATES FILL UP THE STAT SHEET
From Elias: Josh Smith had 17 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots and Al Horford chipped in with 17 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three blocks to lead the Hawks to a 94-91 win over the Bobcats on Wednesday night. Since the NBA began tracking blocked shots in 1973, only one other pair of teammates have each tallied at least 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in the same game: the Suns' Charles Barkley and Danny Manning against the 76ers on January 27, 1995.
CHANDLER CONTINUES HIS HOT SHOOTING
From Elias: Tyson Chandler went 4-for-4 from the field and 9-for-10 from the line in the Knicks' victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee on Wednesday night. On Monday, Chandler made 12 of his 13 shots from the field and converted all four of his free throw attempts in New York's loss to the Nets. Chandler is the first player in the shot-clock era to make at least 90 percent of his shots from the field and from the line with at least four attempts in each category in consecutive games.
PISTONS TIED AFTER ONE, WIN BY 40
From Elias: The Suns and Pistons were tied at the end of the first quarter before Detroit out-scored Phoenix by 40 points over the final three quarters in their 117-77 win on Wednesday night. Over the last 30 seasons, there have been 161 teams that have won a game by at least 40 points, but the Pistons are one of only four teams over that span to win by that wide a margin despite not having a lead at the end of the first quarter. The others are Cleveland vs. Charlotte on November 4, 1988 (tied after one; won by 40), Cleveland vs. Philadelphia on January 15, 1994 (trailed by three after one; won by 43) and San Antonio vs. Sacramento on January 10, 1998 (tied after one; won by 42).
BACK TO BACK 20-POINT ROAD WINS FOR THE SPURS
From Elias: The Spurs followed up their 26-point win in Washington on Monday with a 110-89 victory over the Magic in Orlando on Wednesday night. This marks only the third time in their NBA history that the Spurs have won consecutive games, both on the road, each by 20-or-more points. San Antonio also did that in consecutive games in March of 2007 and in three straight games in April of 2012.
WIZARDS SNAP LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER BLAZERS
From Elias: The Wizards snapped their 12-game losing streak with an 84-82 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. That marked the first time that Portland lost to a team on a losing streak of 12-or-more games since it dropped an 82-78 decision to the Warriors, who had lost their previous 14 games, on January 27, 1998. The Blazers had won five straight games against teams on a 12+ game losing streak prior to Wednesday night.
HARDEN IS SHAKY IN HIS RETURN TO OKC
From Elias: James Harden shot only 3-for-16 (18.8 percent) from the field in his first game as a visitor at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Houston's loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night. Harden only had one game with a lower field-goal percentage on at least 10 attempts in that arena when he was a member of the Thunder, going 2-for-12 from the field (16.7 percent) against Denver on February 19, 2012.
NETS' BENCH SHOW ITS STRENGTH
From Elias: Andray Blatche (13 rebounds) and Reggie Evans (10 rebounds) each flexed their muscle off the bench for the Nets in the team's victory over the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday night. It is the first time the Nets had two players come off the bench and each record 10-or-more rebounds in the same game since Shawn Bradley (11) and Jayson Williams (12) did it against Orlando on December 12, 1995.
JAZZ WIN DESPITE A SCORELESS NIGHT FROM TINSLEY
From Elias: Jamaal Tinsley was held off the scoreboard in 31 minutes of action in Utah's victory over New Orleans on Wednesday night, marking the second time this season that he has not scored while playing at least 30 minutes in a game (he had no points in 41 minutes on November 10). No other player in the league has done that more than once this season. Prior to the 2012-13 season, Tinsley had gone scoreless while playing at least 30 minutes only three times in his first nine seasons in the league. Ironically, Tinsley's team has won four of the five games in which he has done that in his career.
RANDOLPH IS MR. CONSISTENCY
From Elias: Zach Randolph registered 17 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Grizzlies to a victory over the Raptors on Wednesday night. It marked the 11th time that Randolph has had at least 15 points and 10 rebounds in a game this season, by far the highest total in the league. No other player in the league has done that more than seven times this season.