NBA games lost yesterday: 3.
Total games missed: 240.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 8.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 8): $390 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Today's best canceled game: Detroit at L.A. Clippers. The Pistons' Bison Dele, formerly known as Brian Williams, returns to the arena where he endured the 1995-96 season as a member of the Clippers.
Pub Date: 12/08/98