NBA games lost yesterday: 6.
Total games missed: 209.
Earliest estimated date that season can start: Jan. 1.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 1): $330 million.
Negotiations: Will resume today in New York with full committees representing owners and players.
Today's best canceled game: New York at New Jersey. The cross-town adversaries would have renewed their rivalry, with Knicks fans almost certainly outnumbering Nets fans despite the game being played at the Meadowlands.
Pub Date: 12/03/98