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…
Thunder (0-1) 84 @ Spurs (2-0) 86
- Leading scorers: OKC – Kevin Durant 23, SAN – Tim Duncan 20.
- Well, aside from having this last second buzzer beater to wipe out the Thunder, he also had 14 points (6-13 FG) and 11 assists with only 1 turnover.
- Tim Duncan led the team AGAIN with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in a healthy 34 minutes.
- Kawhi Leonard had another 5 steals in this game, giving him 10 steals in 2 games so far.
- Stephen Jackson got most of the minutes off the bench (27) and contributed 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
- The Spurs had 44 points in the paint to the Thunder’s 24.
- On the Thunder side of the ball Durant had a great all-around night with 23 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and a couple of steals.
- Russell Westbrook had 18 points (only 6-21 shooting), 8 rebounds and 5 assists, but playing completely out of control down the stretch and botched the final play of the game to let Parker get that open shot.
- Kevin Martin’s OKC debut was 15 points (3-6 3PT) and 5 assists.
- The Thunder, normally at an advantage with their up tempo pace, were outscored 18-6 on fast break points.
* BONUS Reggie Miller rant
Everyone in the NBA universe all agrees that Reggie Miller is terrible at calling these games right? Miller never really had a nickname during his playing time, can we nickname him Captain Obvious now? His repetitiveness is so over the top, he literally just speaks to be heard. Kevin Harlan even gets annoyed with him. If it weren’t for waiting for a potential Kevin Harlan “right between the eyes!” call, I was ready to put the game on mute. I set the Over/Under of James Harden/Kevin Martin comparisons at 639.5. I lost count in the 4th quarter, but I bet Reggie made it damn close.