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…
Hawks (1-3) 98 @ Pacers (2-1) 102
- Leading scorers: ATL – Lou Williams 18, IND – Paul George 20.
- Not knowing exactly who will start at PG for the Hawks, both Devin Harris and Jeff Teague started in this game. They combined for 22 points (8-21 FG), 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals.
- Lou Williams looked settled into his usual bench role, putting up 18 points to lead the Hawks in scoring.
- Heck of a game from Roy Hibbert: 16 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks.
- Both Hansbrough brothers played in this one, combining for 38 minutes, 12 points (only 3-13 shooting), 11 rebounds and 4 assists.
- Paul George put up 20 points, shooting only 4-14 from the field but a perfect 11-11 from the free throw line. He also had 8 rebounds, 4 assists and a couple of steals.
Nets (3-0) 97 @ Celtics (1-4) 96
- Leading scorers: BKN – Andray Blatche 23, BOS – Paul Pierce 29.
- Paul Pierce’s 29 points and hot shooting night (6-8 from 3-point range) wasn’t enough for the Celts.
- Rajon Rondo was slightly more “Rondo-like” with his 5 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds (also had 6 turnovers).
- All of the Nets regular starters totalled 0 minutes in this one as none of Williams, Johnson, Wallace, Lopez or Humphris even played in the game.
- Andray Blatche’s 23 points and 9 rebounds led the way for the Nets.
- Rookie Mirza Teletovic continued to produce with 18 points off the bench.
Magic (0-4) 86 @ Pistons (2-2) 112
- Leading scorers: ORL – DeQuan Jones 22, DET – Rodney Stuckey 19.
- Relatively unknown rookie DeQuan Jones (a former Miami Hurricane) logged almost a full game’s worth of minutes (44) and poured in 22 points on 9-13 shooting.
- Gustavo Ayon (how also played a bulk of the game at 38 minutes) posted a double double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
- The Pistons shot a blazing 44-81 (54.3%) from the field in scoring 112 points.
- Andre Drummond had another solid defensive game with 4 blocked shots (also had 9 pts, 3 rebs).
Bucks (2-1) 94 @ Bulls (2-2) 100
- Leading scorers: MIL – Brandon Jennings, Samuel Dalembert, Mike Dunleavy 13, CHI – Nate Robinson 24.
- Sam Dalembert, expected to be the starting center for the Bucks, had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.
- Nate Robinson certainly got the most of his start and 37 minutes: 24 points, 13 assists and 4-8 from downtown.
- Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer both had double doubles for the Bulls. Noah with 16 pts, 12 rebs and Boozer with 10 pts, 10 rebs.
- Luol Deng was very quiet in this one in deferring to the backcourt. In 31 mintues, he had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.
Bobcats (1-3) 98 @ Thunder (1-2) 120
- Leading scorers: CHA – Ben Gordon 21, OKC – Andy Rautins 20.
- In a battle of elite vs. doormat, the Thunder shot an incredible 64% (48-75) from the floor in this game, while they had 7 players score in double figures.
- The Thunder outscored the Bobcats 60-32 with points in the paint.
- Second year players Daniel Orton and Andy Rautins combined for 33 points (12-16 FG) off the bench.
- Byron Mullens might attempt to break the record for most threes attempted by a “center.” He had another 10 attempts in this game (was 4-10).
Haifa (N/A) 81 @ Timberwolves (3-1) 114
- Leading scorers: HAI – Pat Calathes, Paul Stoll 17, Kevin Love 24.
- The Timberwolves got to the free throw line 42 times in this game, making 33 of them for 78.6%.
- Kevin Love led the way with 24 points and 8 boards.
- Andrei Kirilenko looked like his old self in significant minutes (28) as he had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Fantasy owners are already licking their chops.
- The Wolves also lead in fast break points 18-4.
Jazz (3-1) 114 @ Lakers (0-4) 80
- Leading scorers: UTA – Gordon Hayward 13, LAL – Kobe Bryant 31.
- In their annihilation of the still-winless Lakers, the Jazz had 7 players score in double figures and shot 53.4% (39-73) from the floor.
- The Jazz outrebounded the Lakes 44-28.
- Kobe Bryant scored almost half of the Lakers 80 points (31).
- Antawn Jamison and Metta World Peace started and combined to shoot 3-17, scoring only 10 points.