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A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: January 22, 2006, 1:01 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

NBA

• Fans in Orlando saw the Magic defeat the Kings in overtime 83-78 on Saturday night, but today (at least if they read Elias Says), they can tell their friends that they saw something that had not happened since the NBA adopted the 24-second clock in the summer of 1954.

Sacramento scored only 28 points in the game's final 29 minutes -- the third and fourth quarters and the five-minute overtime period. It was the first overtime game in the NBA's shot-clock era in which a team was held to fewer than 30 points after halftime.

• Chris Paul played his first pro game in New York on Saturday night, and we'd say he did OK, finishing with 27 points and 13 assists in the Hornets' 109-98 win over the Knicks. He became the first rookie in NBA history to have a game of 25-or-more points and 12-or-more assists at Madison Square Garden.


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