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Box Score Bulletin’: Oct. 25

October 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) moves the ball against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-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…

Knicks (3-3) 97 @ Nets (3-3) 95 – OT

  • Leading scorers: NYK – Chris Copeland 16, BKN – Deron Williams 22.
  • Gasp! Tyson Chandler registered only 1 minute before leaving the game with an injury.
  • The Knicks had 0 fast break points in this game. ZERO.
  • Pablo Prigioni (the Knicks’ 35-year old rookie) had 33 minutes off the bench tonight, posting 11 assists.
  • Chris Copeland continued his push for a roster spot with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. But ouch, 7 turnovers.
  • Deron Williams was the only Nets starter in double figures with 22.

Magic (2-5) 100 @ Grizzlies (4-3) 115

  • Leading scorers: ORL – J.J. Redick 23, MEM – Rudy Gay 20.
  • The Magic shot a blistering 12-21 (57.1%) from 3-point range, but the Grizzlies were even better at 10-16 (62.5%).
  • Grizzlies starters combined to shoot 58.9% (33-56) from the field and all were in double figures.
  • Marc Gasol posted a double double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes.
  • Marreese Speights had a solid game with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in 23 minutes.

Rockets (4-2) 97 @ Hornets (3-4) 90

  • Leading scorers: HOU – Carlos Delfino 20, NOH – Ryan Anderson 23.
  • The rookie Terrence Jones had a solid game in getting the start: 15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.
  • Omer Asik with another 14 rebounds tonight.
  • Greivis Vasquez almost had the “bad” kind of triple double. 13 points 11 assists and 8 turnovers.
  • Is Anthony Davis getting his timing down? 3 blocks tonight.

Mavericks (3-4) 76 @ Thunder (4-3) 88

  • Leading scorers: DAL – Jae Crowder 21, OKC – Kevin Durant 18.
  • Crowder continues on for the Mavs: 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • The Mavs went only 3-16 (18.8%) from three in this one.
  • Durant and Westbrook did more than just score in this one. They combined for 16 rebounds and 11 assists.

Pistons (3-4) 76 @ Timberwolves (4-2) 95

  • Leading scorers: DET – Rodney Stuckey 21, MIN – Chase Budinger 21.
  • This game was actually played in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Attendance of 12,163.
  • Dante Cunningham, who may get a chance to start in Kevin Love’s absence had a great game with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
  • The Wolves had 50 points in the paint, compared to the Pistons 28.
  • Stuckey continues to lead this team, with another 21-point outing tonight.

Wizards (3-4) 101 @ Heat (4-3) 94

  • Leading scorers: WAS – Martell Webster 23, MIA – Dwyane Wade 23.
  • A nice game for Chris Singleton with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.
  • Martell Webster looks like he’ll be a regular in the Wiz rotation. The 23 points (8-12 FG) sure will help.
  • Slow night for LeBron James with his puny little 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Too easy.

Lakers (0-7) 91 @ Clippers (5-3) 97

  • Leading scorers: LAL – Pau Gasol 17, LAC – Eric Bledsoe 22.
  • Eric Bledsoe had the best game of the ENTIRE preseason in this one. 22 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 9 steals. NINE! And he took over in the 4th quarter to help the Clips win and keep the Lakers winless.
  • Matt Barnes continues to show he will be a valuable piece off the bench with his 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Jordan Hill returned to action with 12 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.
  • Kobe, Dwight and Paul did not play in this game.

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