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Box Score Bulletin': Nov. 12

Nov 12, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) is pressured by Toronto Raptors forward Linas Kleiza (11) and center Jonas Valanciunas (17) at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-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…

Jazz (4-4) 140 @ Raptors (1-6) 133 - 3OT

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Paul Millsap 34, TOR – DeMar DeRozan 37.
  • With 3 overtimes, this box score was stuffed with numbers, including 4 players with marginal double doubles: Al Jefferson (24 pts, 17 rebs) Mo Williams (17 pts, 14 asts), Jose Calderon (20 pts, 17 asts) and Amir Johnnson (11 pts, 14 rebs).
  • DeMar DeRozan tied a career high with 37 points on 16-33 shooting in an insane 60 minutes played.
  • 7 players played over 40 minutes in this game: DeRozan 60, Calderon 50, Mo Williams 50, Jefferson 49, Bargnani 49, Favors 45, Millsap 44.
  • Derrick Favors and Randy Foye scored 35 of the 36 Jazz bench points.
  • The Jazz shot 14-26 (53.8%) from behind the arc.
  • Linas Kleiza played 30 minutes off the bench and put up 20 points and 7 rebounds.
  • DeRozan finished with 37 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Bucks (4-2) 105 @ 76ers (4-3) 96

  • Leading scorers: MIL – Brandon Jennings 33, PHI – Jrue Holiday 25.
  • In a battle of young point guards, Brandon Jennings (33 pts (12-21 FG), 5 rebs, 8 asts 4 stls, 2 blks) got the best of Jrue Holiday (25 pts, 6 asts).
  • Mike Dunleavy Jr. contributed 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists off the bench.
  • Jason Richardson returned from an ankle injury to score 20 points in 36 minutes.

Thunder (6-2) 92 @ Pistons (0-8) 90

  • Leading scorers: OKC – Russell Westbrook 33, DET – Rodney Stuckey 19.
  • Durant and Westbrook combined for 58 points, but shot only 19-47 (40%) from the floor. Maybe that’s why they only beat the Pistons by 2?
  • Durant (4) and Serge Ibaka (6) combined for 10 blocked shots.
  • Greg Monroe had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals and is now averaging 1.9 steals on the season.
  • Rodney Stuckey finally put up a decent shooting line: 19 points on 7-13 shooting.

Celtics (4-3) 101 @ Bulls (4-3) 95

  • Leading scorers: BOS – Rajon Rondo 20, CHI – Luol Deng 26.
  • Rondo with his regular near-triple double with 20 points, 10 assists,  8 rebounds (and only 5 steals).
  • The Celtics were only 3-16 from behind the arc.
  • Luol Deng and Joakim Noah combined for 43 points and 12 rebounds.
  • The Bulls bench only gave them 18 points for the game.

Heat (6-2) 113 @ Rockets (3-4) 110

  • Leading scorers: MIA – LeBron James 38, HOU – Chandler Parsons 25.
  • LeBron with an absolute monster game in Houston. 38 points (14-26 FG), 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Chris Bosh continued his efficient scoring run. 24 points on 10-14 shooting.
  • Udonis Haslem made an appearance with 10 points and 7 rebounds off the bench in only 15 minutes.
  • Omer Asik added some scoring to his game with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Chandler Parsons put up 25 points in 40 minutes.
  • The Rockets attempted 34 3-point attempts (making 12 of them).

Timberwolves (5-2) 90 @ Mavericks (4-4) 82

  • Leading scorers: MIN – Nikola Pekovic 20, DAL – Darren Collison 21.
  • AK47 is carrying this team right now. In 44 minutes in this game, 16 points 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.
  • Luke Ridnour had a solid game with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Alexey Shved was also strong with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks off the bench.
  • The Wolves outrebounded the Mavs 49-35.
  • Darren Collison led the Mavs with 21 points and 5 assists.
  • The Mavs only had 8 turnovers for the entire game, but still lost.

Nuggets (4-4) 100 @ Suns (4-4) 110

  • Leading scorers: DEN – Andre Iguodala 17, PHX – Goran Dragic 21.
  • The Suns snapped the Nuggets 4-game win streak by putting together a 110-point performance with only 6 turnovers and 7 players scoring in double figures.
  • Markieff Morris might have had the best all-around game with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 25 minutes.
  • Kenneth Faried with another double double (14 pts, 11 rebs) and Andre Iguodala (17 pts, 9 rebs, 5 asts, 3 blks) led the way for Denver.

Hawks (3-3) 95 @ Trail Blazers (2-5) 87

  • Leading scorers: ATL – Josh Smith 19, POR – Nicolas Batum, J.J. Hickson 19.
  • The Hawks get another impressive road win behind double doubles from Al Horford (15 pts, 10 rebs) and Josh Smith (19 pts, 11 rebs).
  • J.J. Hickson pounded the glass for the Blazers, finishing with 18 rebounds to go along with his 19 points.
  • Think the benches had anything to do with this game? The Hawks bench outscored the Blazer bench 26-6 for the game.

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