By Ben Hubner

December 3, 2007: SCOREBOARD | IN FOCUS GALLERY | AROUND THE ASSOCIATION ARCHIVE

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
Jason Terry, loving life after watching his three fall in the Mavericks' 103-98 win over the Bulls on Monday. Jonathan Daniel/NBAE/Getty Images
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
"I was hoping to get fouled, but they didn't call anything. Then, it went in anyway, and I was like 'Oh!'''

-- Portland forward Travis Outlaw on the thought process behind his game-winning runner on Monday.
NBA.COM'S FANTASY TAKE
Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon can put up starter numbers, but Chris Duhon does the most with what he is given. On Monday, he had 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals, shooting a solid 5-of-10 from the floor. And though in reality, he is a defensive bother and a leader — two strengths that certainly do not count for much in fantasy — your team could always use a player that fills up the stat columns in just 27 minutes of work. Check out NBA.com's Fantasy Index.
SHOOTING STUDS
Rudy Gay, Grizzlies
106-105 loss vs Blazers
30 pts, 12-16 FG, 3-4 3-pt FG

Mehmet Okur, Jazz
110-101 win vs Heat
25 pts, 10-14 FG, 4-5 3-pt FG

Willie Green, Sixers
88-79 loss vs Hawks
23 pts, 10-14 FG
STAT SHEET STUFFER
Carlos Boozer sat out the last game with a sprained ankle, but appears to have been faking, because in his first game back on Monday night, he played well enough to get his name in the paper … and in Around the Association presented by T-Mobile. Boozer finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and a surprising four steals. And a block, just ‘cause. His buddy Deron Williams had 24 and 15 (assists) as well.
SHOOTING DUDS
Jason Richardson, Bobcats
98-82 loss at Raptors
12 pts, 3-17 FG, 3-9 3-pt FG

Baron Davis, Warriors
123-117 loss vs Magic
19 pts, 6-23 FG, 1-8 3-pt FG

Acie Law, Hawks
88-79 win at Sixers
0 pts, 0-8 FG, 0-3 3-pt FG
MAGIC MOMENTUM KILLERS
The Orlando Magic are not even the least bit impressed by momentum. In fact, they bring the inertia. On November 18, the Magic ended the Celtics’ eight-game winning streak to start the season. And on Monday night, they put an end to the Warriors’ six-game winning streak, too. With the 123-117 win at Golden State, the Magic improved to a superb 11-2 on the road this season — 11 wins away from home is the most in the NBA — and 16-4 overall. Current leader in the Race to the MVP, Orlando's Dwight Howard, posted a dominant 18 points, 23 rebounds and seven blocks, while six of his teammates showed their gratitude for his greatness and reached double figures to lighten his load. Jameer Nelson was the primary complement, leading Orlando with 22 points and adding 11 assists and eight rebounds.
THE GRIZZLIES HAVE BEEN OUTLAWED
How appropriate that a Portland team rebelliously known as the Trail Blazers would draft and develop an Outlaw. In what was one of the more exciting finishes to an NBA game this season, the Blazers trailed the Grizzlies, 103-99, with a minute to go. Travis Outlaw hit a mid-range jumper with 56 seconds left to make it 103-101, then with 15.9 seconds remaining, hit a 3-pointer in the corner to give Portland the 104-103 lead. The Grizzlies’ Juan Carlos Navarro missed a chance at the win from the baseline, but Rudy Gay tipped it in with 2.8 seconds on the clock to give Memphis the 105-104 win lead. But Travis Outlaw is pictured for a reason. Portland inbounded to him, and roughly 2.79999 seconds after catching the pass, he kissed a runner off the glass for the game-winner. Final: 106-105, Portland.
SIXTH MAN OF THE NIGHT
Goodness! Andres Nocioni came off the bench to score 30 points … and took only nine shots! He finished 6-for-9 from the field. Though that seems impossibly efficient of him, he did not, sadly, invent the 5-point shot and then make six of them. Instead he made 15-of-16 free throws. That also partly explains how he was able to lead his Bulls with 30 points in just 30 minutes; he scored half his points with the clock stopped. What remarkable economy. He also scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, though the Bulls still fell to the Mavericks.
ROOKIE WATCH
Tonight, two rookies are crowned. And that is perfectly acceptable, not only because we say so, but because this space was given the open-ended label of "Rookie Watch" for a reason. "Rookie of the Night" is restrictive, and not entirely fair to Al Horford and Jared Dudley should they choose to each record impressive double-doubles in the same night. Which, Monday, they did. Horford had 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 13 rebounds; Dudley had 16 points and 10 rebounds. (Note: Horford is pictured over Dudley because he looks fresh.)
D-LEAGUE STAR OF THE NIGHT
With only one D-League game on the schedule Monday night, the Utah Flash vs. Anaheim Arsenal, there was very little chance of a transcendent individual performance, with so few individuals having the chance to perform. The only guarantee was that a team with an ambiguously plural name would win — and indeed the Flash did, 102-90 — but Utah’s Brian Hamilton still delivered with a notable line: 17 points, on a perfect 8-of-8 from the field. Figures: Hamilton entered the game among the league leaders in field goal percentage.