Elias Says ...

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

• There were only two NBA games on Thursday and each was a blowout. Chicago beat Philadelphia, 117-84, and Phoenix beat Houston, 109-75. It's the first day since Nov. 22, 2002, on which more than one NBA game was decided by 33-plus points. In the previous instance, Indiana beat Orlando by 36 and New Jersey beat Cleveland by 41.

• Phoenix took a 47-point lead over Houston before winning, 109-75. That 47-point advantage was the largest for any NBA team since Jan. 9, 2004, when the Lakers had a 53-point lead against Atlanta.