Line of the Week
Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon, Jan. 30 against Denver: 43 minutes, 24-40 field goals, 0-0 free throws, 48 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks. When asked why, incredibly, he never got to go to the line, Olajuwon said, "I kept looking at the ref for a foul, and he said when he saw one, he'd call one."
Around the Rim
As of Monday, Nets coach John Calipari had coached 42 pro games but still hadn't signed his contract. The issue: whether there would be a reduction in his salary if he were terminated by New Jersey and accepted another job.... The Sonics don't know whether to be more concerned about Shawn Kemp's showing up late for practice last week or about their 0-6 record against the Jazz, the Lakers and the Rockets.