Box Score Bulletin': Oct. 22

Oct 21, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) reacts during the preseason game against the Sacramento Kings at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-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 (3-3) 100 @ Magic (2-4) 104

  • Leading scorers: SAN – Danny Green 13, ORL – Andrew Nicholson 18.
  • Tony Parker managed to shoot 3-13 and a -18 rating in 32 minutes for the Spurs.
  • Andrew Nicholson with another impressive game for the Magic. 18 points (7-8 FG) with a couple of blocked shots.
  • E’Twaun Moore also having a nice preseason. He posted 14 points and 8 assists in the game.

76ers (5-1) 88 @ Celtics (3-5) 79

  • Leading scorers: PHI – Dorell Wright 20, BOS – Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green 12.
  • Dorell Wright and Jrue Holiday had solid numbers. Wright: 20 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls. Holiday: 10 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls.
  • Rondo continues to lead the league in assists through the preseason. 12 points, 10 assists.
  • Jeff Green will be a huge asset for the C’s now that he’s back to full strength. 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in this one.

Nuggets (3-2) 101 @ Thunder (3-2) 108

  • Leading scorers: DEN – Danilo Gallinari 26, OKC – Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant, James Harden 16.
  • In leading the game in scoring (26 pts), Gallinari was 6-13 from behind the arc and 9-21 overall.
  • Ty Lawson posted a double double with 17 points, 11 assists and 4 rebounds.
  • Serge Ibaka had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks. But get this: 2-2 from 3-point range. A new addition to Ibaka’s game? Just what the Thunder need, more offense.
  • The Thunder knocked down 15 of 32 threes in this game.

Kings (4-1) 99 @ Lakers (0-6) 92

  • Leading scorers: DeMarcus Cousins, Aaron Brooks 16, LAL – Kobe Bryant 21.
  • Dwight Howard debut: 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
  • Nevermind the preseason 0-6, the Lakers are going to have bigger regular season issues if their bench continues to get outscored like it did in this game. 57-18, advantage Kings.
  • Something Dwight should be drooling over: Kings were 21-21 from the free throw line.
  • Aaron Brooks had a solid game off the bench with 16 points (4-5 FG, 7-7 FT) with 0 turnovers.

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