NBA games lost yesterday: 2.
Total games missed: 360.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 22.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 22): $480 million.
Today's best canceled game: Boston at Indiana. The Pacers' Larry Bird, the NBA Coach of the Year last season who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall for his exploits with Boston, were to reunite again.
Quote of the day: "When it gets cold out, it's time to play basketball." -- Bird.
Pub Date: 12/26/98