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Box Score Bulletin': Oct. 23

Oct 22, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard (11) tries to put up a shot on Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) and Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) in the first quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-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…

Bucks (2-4) 95 @ Raptors (5-1) 104

  • Leading scorers: MIL – Monta Ellis 26, TOR – DeMar DeRozan 21.
  • Both teams had 24 points in the paint and 12 fast break points.
  • Ellis (11-24) and Brandon Jennings (3-15) ended up taking 42.4% of the team’s total field attempts. While Ellis finished with 26 points, Jennings had only 6.
  • Mike Dunleavy had 21 points (8-12 FG), 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 31 minutes off the bench.
  • Jonas Valanciunas took only 3 shot attempts, but got to the line 10 times (8-10) in scoring 10 points, grabbing 8 rebounds and blocking 4 shots.

Knicks (2-3) 90 @ 76ers (6-1) 98

  • Leading scorers: NYK – Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony 23, PHI – Jason Richardson 23.
  • Carmelo shot only 7-23 (30.4%), but finished with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Can’t we all start to hear the “when Melo shoots too much, the Knicks lose” conversations starting to happen already? He’s really fallen in love with the 3-ball so far in the preseason (another 8 attempts in this game) and let’s face it, he’s no Steve Novak.
  • Thaddeus Young and Jason Richardson had really strong games for the Sixers. Thad was 10-12 (23 pts) from the floor with 8 rebounds and 3 assists while Richardson took 12 threes (6-12) and finished 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

Hornets (3-3) 74 @ Mavericks (3-3) 87

  • Leading scorers: NOH – Ryan Anderson, Robin Lopez 14, DAL – O.J. Mayo 13.
  • The Hornets destroyed the Mavs on the glass, outrebounding them 62-40. Four Hornet players had at least 8 rebounds (Aminu 8, Anderson 9, Lopez 11, Davis 17).
  • Other than an impressive 17 rebounds, Anthony Davis finished shooting 2-12 from the field (6 pts) and had a -25 rating.
  • Despite his team-leading 13 points, O.J. Mayo shot 4-16 from the floor.
  • Rookie Jae Crowder, once again getting the start, finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists.

Kings (4-2) 88 @ Suns (3-2) 103

  • Leading scorers: SAC – Thomas Robinson 17, PHX – Jared Dudley 25.
  • The Kings, still trying to narrow down their roster, had 16 players get minutes in this game.
  • DeMarcus Cousins, only playing 9 minutes, still managed to put up 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in those limited minutes. I’m expecting a Boogie Cousins All-Star birth this season.
  • Kings rookie Thomas Robinson busted out with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
  • Jared Dudley was hot with 25 points on 9-12 (4-6 3PT) shooting.
  • Markieff Morris with a solid game off the bench: 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in only 21 minutes.

Jazz (4-3) 114 @ Trail Blazers (3-3) 120

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Enes Kanter 18, POR – Nicolas Batum 27.
  • Another gem from Kanter, going 7-7 from the floor and grabbing 6 boards in 22 minutes.
  • Nic Batum’s 27 points were certainly efficient: 9-15 FG, 5-8 3PT, 4-4 FT.
  • Damian Lilard’s Rookie of the Year campaign in full swing: 21 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals.
  • The teams combined to shoot 54.5% from the field (84-154) in the game.
  • On a completely unrelated stat or game note, Al Jefferson went with the #2 overall pick in my fantasy draft last night. Yes, #2!

Warriors (5-2) 71 @ Clippers (3-3) 88

  • Leading scorers: GSW – Jarrett Jack 14, LAC – DeAndre Jordan 18.
  • The Warriors, dropping to a still-respectable 5-2, shot only 32.9% from the field in scoring only 71 points.
  • Jack now with solid back-to-back outputs: 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Welcome to the DeAndre Jordan coming out party everyone! Jordan with 18 points (8-11 FG), 12 rebounds and 3 blocks in 24 minutes.
  • A couple of other Clipper notables: Blake – 14 pts, 7 rebs, 6 asts. Ryan Hollins – 10 pts, 7 rebs, 3 blks.

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