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Box Score Bulletin’: Oct. 27

Oct 26, 2012; Miami, FL, USA;Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh (1) and New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) fight for position during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-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…

Rockets (5-2) 108 @ Magic (2-6) 92

  • Leading scorers: HOU – Greg Smith 15, ORL – E’Twaun Moore 18.
  • The Rockets had an incredible 31 assists on their 41 made field goals.
  • Looks like Omer Asik will be a very valuable rebounder for the Rockets this season. Another 12 rebounds in this game for him.
  • Odd line for the Magic’s Kyle O’Quinn: 16 minutes, 0 points (0-0 FG), 10 rebounds and 5 assists.

Pacers (4-3) 90 @ Bulls (5-2) 97

  • Leading scorers: IND – Roy Hibbert 17, CHI – Nate Robinson 21.
  • D.J. Augustin dished out 13 assists in getting the start for the Pacers in a heavy 36 minutes.
  • The center combination of Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi combined to shoot 13-21 (61.9%) from the floor.
  • Logging heavy minutes in the Bulls final preseason game, the starters were all in double figures, lead by Nate Robinson’s 21.
  • The Bulls outrebounded the Pacers 50-37.

Hawks (3-4) 88 @ Pistons (4-4) 104

  • Leading scorers: ATL – Lou Williams 17, DET – Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight 16.
  • The Pistons cleaned up on the glass, outrebounding the Hawks 48-30.
  • The Pistons version of the twin towers Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond go into the season with momentum after a combined 29 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists and a couple of blocks against Atlanta.
  • Lou Williams was a spark off the Hawks bench, scoring 17 and dishing out 4 assists.

Raptors (6-1) 120 @ Grizzlies (4-4) 106

  • Leading scorers: TOR – Andrea Bargnani 21, MEM – Jerryd Bayless 17.
  • Many are claiming the Raptors have one of the deepest point guard combinations in the league with Lowry, Calderon and Lucas. In this game, they proved it by combining for 37 points, 15 assists and only 1 turnover.
  • Another solid game from Jonas Valanciunas: 15 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Jerryd Bayless was the top performer for the Grizzlies with his 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Tony Allen had an efficient 15 points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3PT, 8-9 FT).

Timberwolves (5-2) 100 @ Bucks (3-5) 76

  • Leading scorers: MIN – Chase Budinger 20, MIL – Brandon Jennings 19.
  • Typical Andrei Kirilenko: 8 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals. Making fantasy owners happy once again.
  • The Timberwolves frontcourt (Kirilenko, Pekovic, Budinger) combined to shoot 15-23 (65%) from the field.
  • Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings were opposites in this one. Jennings went 7-13 from the floor for 19 points, while Ellis was a terrible 1-11 and finished with only 2.

Hornets (4-4) 96 @ Heat (4-4) 89

  • Leading scorers: NOH – Anthony Davis 24, MIA – Chris Bosh 21.
  • Anthony Davis with a breakout game against the defending champs, posting 24 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
  • Greivis Vasquez, projected to be the Hornets starting point guard had a solid line with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Al-Farouq Aminu had a double double off the bench with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Dwyane Wade had 15 points, but shot 7-19 and had 7 turnovers.

Bobcats (1-7) 82 @ Mavericks (4-4) 99

  • Leading scorers: CHA – Gerald Henderson 17, DAL – Shawn Marion 24.
  • The Bobcats may have had the worst shooting performance of the entire preseason for any team. They shot 30.3% overall and their starters (Kidd-Gilchrist, Mullens, Henderson, Walker, Haywood) shot a combined 20-71 (28.2%).
  • Even though Byron Mullens was 8-25 on the night, he did pull down 19 rebounds.
  • O.J. Mayo was only 1 assist shy of a triple double, as he had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • Shawn Marion also had a solid game, posting 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Wizards (3-5) 85 @ Spurs (4-3) 100

  • Leading scorers: WAS – A.J. Price, Jan Vessely 13, SAN – Tim Duncan, Stephen Jackson 16.
  • Rough night for Bradley Beal in limited minutes (19) as he had 0 points (0-6 FG), 1 rebound and 1 assist.
  • Tim Duncan has had a solid preseason, capping it off with 16 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks.
  • The Spurs were only 3-19 from 3-point range.
  • San Antonio also outscored the Washington in transition as they had 26 fast break points to the Wizards 2.

Nuggets (3-4) 72 @ Suns (4-3) 88

  • Leading scorers: DEN – Jordan Hamilton 15, PHX - Michael Beasley 29.
  • Beasley had a outstanding game with 29 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 13-21 (62%), while the rest of the starters shot 11-37 (30%).
  • Jordan Hamilton made the most of his 27 minutes off the bench with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Corey Brewer and Kenneth Faried, who started, had almost as many turnovers (12) as points (18).

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