Latrell Sprewell elevated himself into Friday's photo gallery.
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X-Factor: Scalding Scalabrine

Scalabrine
The Nets certainly appreciate Brian Scalabrine chipping in here and there, but the reserve forward came up huge Friday, scoring a career-high 17 points on 6-of-7 from the field in a 127-120 victory over Detroit in triple overtime. Scalabrine's importance grew as players were lost to fouls -- four Nets in all -- and he responded with nine points in the extra sessions. His fourth trey in four attempts with 41.5 seconds left in the third OT put New Jersey up 122-118 and on the way to victory.

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VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Latrell Sprewell, Min.
VGM value: 12.5
Friday: Spree posted 34 points and an efficiency rating of plus-35 in an 86-74 Timberwolves win over the Kings.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Saturday on TNT
Heat at Pacers, 8 p.m. ET
Spurs at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"I'm not surprised, because basketball players always believe in themselves."
-- Brian Scalabrine on his big night

WHAT IS EFFICIENCY RATING?
Here is the formula:
((Pts + Reb + Ast + Stl + Blk) minus
((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO))