Welcome all stat geeks! “Box Score Bulletin’” is sifting through, analyzing and summarizing all of the NBA box scores from the previous day and night, so you don’t have to! So sip your coffee and enjoy the good, the bad and the ugly…
Real Madrid (N/A) 95 @ Raptors (1-0) 102
- The Raptors second unit were the true stars of this game, especially in the second half. Linas Kleiza, Amir Johnson, Terrence Ross and John Lucas were a combined +67 while the starters (Bargnani, Gray, DeRozan, Fields, Calderon) finished a combined -34, all of them being in the minus.
- Jose Calderon had a typical Calderon-esque assist-to-turnover gem with 8 assists and only 1 turnover.
- Raptor rookie Quincy Acy’s line: 0 minutes, -3 (what the box score doesn’t tell you is that he entered the game with 18 seconds left. Trust me, I was there).
- Real Madrid’s Nikola Mirotic had a nice ball game and stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks before fouling out.
Siena (N/A) 85 @ Cavaliers (1-0) 92
- Cavaliers rookies Tyler Zeller and Dion Waiters’ preseason debut went like this: 6-14 FG, 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists.
- Cavaliers outscored Siena 46-24 with points in the paint.
- Siena’s backcourt (featuring former NBA player Bobby Brown and Matt Janning) put this line up: 13-32 FG, 10-21 3PT, 43 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists.
Jazz (0-1) 80 @ Warriors (2-0) 83
- Looks like sophomore Enes Kanter is pushing to be “freed” from his bench role. In only 24 minutes, he posted a double double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.
- Starters Al Jefferson, Gordon Hayward and the re-acquired Mo Williams combined to shoot 6-27 (22%) from the field for only 18 points.
- David Lee logged a somewhat surprising 36 minutes and had an excellent game for the Warriors, posting 19 points (9-14 FG), 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.