LUXURY OPTIONS: c. The only man to average more than 20 points as Payton's teammate was Ricky Pierce. Pierce averaged 20.5 in 1990-91 (Payton's rookie year) and 21.7 in '91-92.
HOMECOMING: Guard Randy Brown, who appeared in 32 games for the Suns last year, played for Chicago in the 1997-98 Finals.
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. a (first-round pick in 1997); 2. b (free agent in '99); 3. d (free agent in '95); 4. c (second-round pick in '92)
CALL TO ORDER: Sprewell (44 playoff games; went from Knicks to T-Wolves); Brandon (38; from T-Wolves to Hawks); Van Horn (35; from Sixers to Knicks); Robinson (26; from Hawks to Sixers)