NBA games lost yesterday: 9.
Total games missed: 350.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 22.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 22): $480 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Today's best canceled game: Utah at Minnesota. A matchup of the veteran Western Conference champions led by Karl Malone and John Stockton against one of the league's up-and-coming teams, stocked with talented young players like Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury and Tom Gugliotta.
Pub Date: 12/23/98