NBA games lost yesterday: 5.
Total games missed: 381.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Feb. 1.
Projected player salary losses (through Feb. 1): More than $500 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Today's best canceled game: Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers. In the land of Showtime, Allen Iverson arrives for his annual demonstration of speed and scoring. Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant try to stop him.
Quote of the day: "We do not anticipate any further negotiations between now and Jan. 7. If the players have something to tell us, we'll take it back to our [labor] committee, but the likelihood is that the season will be canceled Jan. 7." -- commissioner David Stern.
Pub Date: 12/29/98