NBA games lost yesterday: 1.
Total games missed: 402.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Feb. 1.
Projected player salary losses (through Feb. 1): More than $500 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled. The union has drawn up a "final" offer but has not yet given it to the owners.
Today's best canceled game: Seattle at Minnesota. A rematch of one of last year's best first-round playoff matchups when the Sonics beat the Timberwolves 3-2.
Pub Date: 1/01/99