Box Score Bulletin': Oct. 21

Oct 20, 2012; Albany, NY, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) tries to steal the ball from New York Knicks forward Chris Copeland (14) during the first half at Times Union Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

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…

Spurs (3-2) 101 @ Heat (3-2) 104

  • Leading scorers: SAN –  Danny Green 17, MIA – Rashard Lewis 15.
  • The Heat somehow held on for the victory even though they committed 26 turnovers as a team.
  • Interesting stat: The five Miami starters all had negative point differential (-72 total) while the 8 bench players were all positive (+87 total).
  • Mike Miller and Rashard Lewis combined to shoot 7-11 from downtown.
  • Tim Duncan, still as efficient as ever. 15 points and 6 rebounds in 16 minutes.

Mavericks (2-3) 94 @ Hawks (3-3) 110

  • Leading scorers: DAL – Jae Crowder 15, ATL – Mike Scott 17.
  • The Hawks outrebounded the Mavs 50-41 and had 7 players score in double figures.
  • Josh Smith had 10 points and 13 rebounds in 22 minutes.
  • Rookie Mike Scott had 17 points (6-6 FG), 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

Grizzlies (3-3) 80 @ Pacers (3-2) 83

  • Leading scorers: MEM – Zach Randolph 15, IND – Gerald Green 18.
  • Rudy Gay, ouch! 3-17 from the floor.
  • Memphis was 2-14 overall from 3-point range.
  • The Pacers beat up the Grizz on the glass, outrebounding them 52-40.

Knicks (2-2) 98 @ Celtics (3-4) 109

  • Leading scorers: NYK – Chris Copeland 34, BOS – Jeff Green 25.
  • Chris Copeland! You think this guy is going to be in the immediate rotation or what? 34 points on 11-18 shooting (3-4 3PT, 9-9 FT) with 6 rebounds.
  • James White played 45 minutes (16 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts, 5 stls).
  • Rondo is getting better with each game. 13 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists in this one.
  • With no Pierce or Garnett, Jeff Green and Jason Terry had 25 and 22 points respectively.

Bobcats (1-4) 80 @ Pistons (3-3) 85

  • Leading scorers: CHA – Kemba Walker 15, DET – Rodney Stuckey 16.
  • Tyrus Thomas had a beast game here with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Ben Gordon and Kemba Walker combined to shoot 8-30 (27%) from the floor, including 4-13 from downtown.
  • The Pistons bench also combined to shoot 8-30 from the field (27%).

Wizards (2-4) 102 @ Bucks (2-3) 94

  • Leading scorers: WAS – Trevor Booker 22, MIL – Monta Ellis 19.
  • A.J. Price, figuring to get more playing time with the John Wall injury, started the game and had a double double with 17 points and 11 assists.
  • The Bucks had 12 blocked shots in the game, including 4 each from Larry Sanders and Sam Dalembert.
  • Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 35 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Clippers (2-3) 91 @ Jazz (4-2) 99

  • Leading scorers: LAC – Matt Barnes 22, UTA – Marvin Williams 18.
  • Chris Paul, finally seeing some extended minutes (36), posted 17 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals.
  • Matt Barnes got the start and put up 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • The Jazz outrebounded the Clippers 50-35.
  • All five Jazz starters scored in double figures, led by Marvin Williams (18).

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