Date: January 19, 2013

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
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Bulls extend one record streak, approach another

From Elias: The Bulls posted a 100-99 overtime win at Boston. Chicago has now won the last 39 games in which it scored at least 100 points, breaking the team record that was set during the 1995-1996 season and pulling within two victories of the longest such streak in NBA history. That mark was set by the Spurs from 2003 to 2005.

Oh, and in case you didn't hear, the Bulls also extended their own league-record streak with a 14th straight win in a Friday road game. As the great Vin Scully might say, "No big deal, but it's a fact!"

Chicago Bulls

Like the Alamodome, AT&T Center a house of horrors for Warriors

From Elias: The Spurs defeated the Warriors, 95-88, for their 28th consecutive home victory over Golden State. That's the third-longest home winning streak by one team over another in NBA history. The Lakers record of 43 straight home wins over the Kings won't be in play for some time. But the Spurs could tie the second-longest such streak when they host the Warriors in March.

Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs


Duncan dominates Golden State

From Elias: San Antonio has a 46-5 record in games in which Tim Duncan has faced the Warriors. Only two players in NBA history have a higher personal regular-season winning percentage against one team than Duncan's .902 mark against Golden State (minimum: 50 games): Magic Johnson (.926, 50-4) and Michael Cooper (.909, 50-5), both against the Kings.

San Antonio Spurs


Harden's streak as Rockets' scoring leader comes to an end

From Elias: Omer Asik led the Rockets with a career-high 22 points in a 105-95 loss at Indiana. That snapped James Harden's streak of 20 consecutive games as his team's outright scoring leader - that is, games in which no teammate even tied him for Houston's high point total. Harden, who scored 17 points against the Pacers, fell three games short of the longest such streak in team history. That mark was set by Moses Malone during the 1981-1982 season.

Houston Rockets


Evans goes back to the boards in Nets' win

From Elias: Reggie Evans was back to his old self in the Nets' 94-89 win over the Hawks, scoring only two points but grabbing a game-high 20 rebounds. Evans scored eight points but added only five boards in Brooklyn's loss at Atlanta on Wednesday. That snapped Evans' streak of 34 consecutive games with more rebounds than points. Only three other players in NBA history had such a streak of 30 or more games: Dennis Rodman (9 times), Bill Russell (twice), and Ben Wallace (twice).

Brooklyn Nets

Wizards' sharp shooting downs Nuggets

From Elias: The Wizards outscored the Nuggets, 32-21, in the fourth quarter to post a 112-108 come-from-behind victory at Denver. Washington made 51 percent of its field-goal attempts, becoming only the second visiting team to shoot 50 percent or better from the field at Denver this season. It was the Wizards' second-highest field-goal percentage at the Pepsi Center since the Nuggets moved into that arena in 1999.

Washington Wizards

Sixers snap victory from jaws of defeat

From Elias: The 76ers erased a 96-92 deficit in the final 8 seconds of regulation en route to a 108-101 overtime victory over the Raptors. It was the first time in nearly seven years that the Sixers won a game in which they trailed by more than three points in the last 10 seconds of the fourth quarter. Philadelphia's last such win was against the Spurs on February 15, 2006. Allen Iverson scored 42 points in that victory, but it was Andre Iguodala who sent the game to OT by tipping in Chris Webber's missed three-pointer with 1.1 seconds to play in the fourth quarter.

Philadelphia 76ers

Bobcats win another on the road

From Elias: The Bobcats posted a 106-100 win at Orlando. Each of Charlotte's last four victories have come on the road. The Bobcats' last home win was against the Raptors on November 21. Since then. Charlotte has an 0-13 record at Time Warner Cable Arena and a 4-12 mark on the road. The Bobcats (5-14) now have as many road wins this season as the Lakers (5-12).

Charlotte Bobcats

Sacramento needs some assistance

From Elias: The Kings were credited with only nine assists in an 85-69 loss at Memphis. That was the lowest assist total in the NBA this season and the first time that a Grizzlies opponent has ever recorded fewer than 10 assists in one game.

Sacramento Kings