In terms of +/-, James finished plus-18 for the game, while both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were minus-2. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tuesday was just the third game this season in which James had a positive +/- and both Wade and James were negative.
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• There have been three games this season in which the home team lost by at least 30 points, and the Atlanta Hawks have been on the short end of the scoreboard in two of those games.
The Hawks' 34-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday (117-83) is the second-worst home defeat in the NBA this season, trailing only the 41-point defeat Atlanta had against the New Orleans Hornets on Jan. 21 (100-59). The only other team to lose a home game by at least 30 points this season is the Charlotte Bobcats, 93-62 to the Boston Celtics on Dec. 11.
76ers 1st Quarter vs Hawks 1st Half
The Hawks trailed the 76ers, 65-33, at halftime which, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the first time in franchise history that Atlanta trailed by at least 32 points at halftime in a home game.
It was the 76ers' first 30-point road win since a 112-78 victory at Cleveland on Dec. 2, 2000. (The franchise record for margin of victory in a road game is 41 points at Chicago on Nov. 11, 1980.)
At 33-19, Atlanta has the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference. Should the Hawks finish the season at least 10 games above .500, the Elias Sports Bureau says they would join one other such team in NBA history to lose two home games by at least 30 points. The 1969-70 Baltimore Bullets had 30-point home losses to the Suns and Knicks, yet finished the season 50-32.
• Dwight Howard finished with 22 points and 20 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's win over the Los Angeles Clippers. It was Howard's fifth 20-20 game of the season (only Kevin Love has more, 7) and 31st of his career. The only active player with more 20-point, 20-rebound games is O'Neal with 34.
Howard and Blake Griffin entered the game as the top two players in dunks, field goals made and points scored within five feet of the basket. Howard was dominant in that area on Tuesday, as all seven of his made field goals were within five feet, compared to four for Griffin. Howard also had four dunks to Griffin's two.
• Speaking of Love, he posted his 38th straight double-double, breaking the Minnesota Timberwolves' franchise record held by Kevin Garnett. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only player since the merger (1976-77) with more consecutive double-doubles than Love is Moses Malone, who had 50 straight in 1978-79, and 44 in a row during the 1982-83 season.