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Box Score Bulletin': Nov. 2

Nov 2, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives to the net during the third quarter against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 104-84. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-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…

Pacers (1-1) 89 @ Bobcats (1-0) 90

  • Leading scorers: IND – Tyler Hansbrough, Lance Stephenson 15, CHA – Kemba Walker 30.
  • Kemba Walker with a huge game, dropping 30 points on 10-21 shooting (9-10 FT).
  • The Bobcats big men (Haywood, Mullens, Thomas and Biyombo) shot a combined 6-24 from the field.
  • Despite playing regular minutes, the Pacers starters only combined to score 48 of the 89 points (20-53 FG).
  • Lance Stephenson getting some good run off the bench and put up 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 25 minutes.

Nuggets (0-2) 89 @ Magic (1-0) 102

  • Leading scorers: DEN – Danilo Gallinari 23, ORL – Glen Davis 29.
  • Only 2 games, but this dynamic Nuggets offense is averging a league-worst 82 points per game after only 89 in this one.
  • After a much hyped “improved” offseason, JaVale McGee only played 11 mintes (4 pts, 2 rebs) off the bench.
  • Gallo led the way for Denver with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • Big Baby Davis is expected to be perhaps the biggest piece of the Magic offense this season. Great start with 29 points and 10 rebounds.
  • J.J. Redick was as efficient as ever off the bench with 21 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3PT), 4 rebounds and 6 assists.

Bucks (1-0) 99 @ Celtics (0-2) 88

  • Leading scorers: MIL – Brandon Jennings 21, BOS – Kevin Garnett 15.
  • Brandon Jennings with a monster game for the Bucks with 21 points, 13 assists and 6 steals.
  • The Bucks had 6 players score in double figures.
  • Other than Rondo (14 pts, 11 asts), the other C’s came up short: Pierce (11 pts, 3-11 FG), Garnett (15 pts, 4 rebs) and Green (11 pts, 1 reb).

Rockets (2-0) 109 @ Hawks (0-1) 102

  • Leading scorers: HOU – James Harden 45, ATL – Lou Williams 22.
  • I mean my God, what else do you say about Harden right now… in the zone maybe? 45 points (14-19 FG) and 7 rebounds.
  • With Lin’s nice game as well (21 pts, 10 asts), the Rockets starting backcourt accounted for 61% of their points.
  • Omer Asik had probably the oddest line of the season so far: 0 points (0-7 FG) and 19 rebounds.
  • Hawks were outrebounded 58-38.
  • Josh Smith with a double double: 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • Lou Williams did what he’s probably going to do all year off the Hawks bench: 22 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.

Bulls (2-0) 115 @ Cavaliers (1-1) 86

  • Leading scorers: CHI – Carlos Boozer, Richard Hamilton 19, CLE – Kyrie Irving 15.
  • The Bulls shot an absolutely RIDICULOUS 63.8% (44-69) from the field.
  • Big games from Carlos Boozer (19 pts, 7 rebs, 6 assts) and Nate Robinson (16 pts, 12 asts, 5 rebs).
  • Kyrie Irving had 15 points in 30 minutes, but was a -21 rating.

Heat (1-1) 84 @ Knicks (1-0) 104

  • Leading scorers: MIA – LeBron James 23, NYK – Carmelo Anthony 30.
  • I predicted before the game that Carmelo would get up close to 30 shots. 28 is damn close! 30 points (10-28 FG) and 10 rebounds as they handled the Heat.
  • The Knicks hit 19 threes (19-36) in the game including Novak 5, Melo 4, Kidd 3, Felton 3.
  • It’s sad when we think of 23 points, 7 rebound and 5 assists as “average” for LeBron.
  • Ray Allen (5 pts, 2 rebs, 3 asts) and Mario Chalmers (3 pts, 1 ast, fouled out) underwhelmed.

Jazz (1-1) 86 @ Hornets (1-1) 88

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Randy Foye 20, NOH – Robin Lopez, Ryan Anderson 19.
  • Anythony Davis only played 14 minutes because of an injury, but still had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks.
  • Greivis Vasquez had another solid game with 13 points and 10 assists.
  • Ryan Anderson came off the bench wih 19 points (5-9 3PT) and 6 rebounds.
  • Randy Foye was the main guy off the Jazz bench and led the team with 20 points.
  • Marvin Williams followed up a nice first game with 5 points and 3 rebounds in 29 minutes.

Trail Blazers (1-1) 92 @ Thunder (1-1) 106

  • Leading scorers: POR – LaMarcus Aldridge 22, OKC – Russell Westbrook 32.
  • Durant and Westbrook must have been mad from the Spurs game: Durant with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists, while Westbrook had 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Kevin Martin played the bench role well again with 19 points.
  • Damian Lillard with another solid one: 21 points and 7 assists.
  • Only 8-22 shooting, but LaMarcus Aldridge put up stats with 22 points and 15 boards.

Kings (0-2) 80 @ Timberwolves (1-0) 92

  • Leading scorers: SAC – Isaiah Thomas 20, MIN – J.J. Barea 21.
  • Ugly shooting. The two teams combined to shoot 5-33 (15%) from behind the arc.
  • Andrei Kirilenko with a “Kirilenko” game. 10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists.
  • J.J. Barea was big off teh bench with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • The Kings duo of Cousins and Evans were very quiet. A combined 17 points (8-27 FG) and a -12 rating.

Pistons (0-2) 89 @ Suns (1-1) 92

  • Leading scorers: DET – Tayshaun Prince 18, PHX – Marcin Gortat, Michael Beasley 16.
  • Talk about a slow paced game. Fast break points? 3-2 for the Suns.
  • Marcin Gortat with a solid line with 16 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • Goran Dragic also with a double double with 15 points, 10 assists.
  • Rodney Stuckey, ouch! 1 point (0-7 FG) and 4 assists in 22 minutes.
  • Brandon Knight continues to please fantasy owners with 13 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds.

Clippers (2-0) 105 @ Lakers (0-3) 95

  • Leading scorers: LAC – Jamal Crawford 21, LAL – Kobe Bryant 40.
  • Chris Paul shredded the Lakers with 18 points, 15 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
  • Jamal Crawford led the team again with another 21 points off the bench.
  • Kobe Bryant with another huge scoring game, dropping 40 points (14-23 FG). But he’s doing it efficiently: In 3 games now, he’s shooting an insane 61.4%.
  • Dwight had 5 blocks while Pau had 14 rebounds.
  • The Laker bench only gave them 16 points for the game.

Grizzlies (1-1) 104 @ Warriors (1-1) 94

  • Leading scorers: MEM – Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Jr. 21, GSW – Stephen Curry 26.
  • Mike Conley is certainly living up to that contract extension he signed last year. 21 points, 7 assists and 5 steals.
  • Z-Bo with another double double with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Stephen Curry with a game-high 26 points, including 6-10 from behind the arc.
  • Carl Landry proving to be a solid bench commodity: 20 points, 6 rebounds in only 24 minutes.

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