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Box Score Bulletin’: Nov. 16

Nov.. 16, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) passes the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-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 (4-6) 93 @ 76ers (5-4) 99

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Paul Millsap 22, PHI – Jrue Holiday 26.
  • Jrue Holiday led the team in scoring again with 26 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Jason Richardson is now back to getting regular minutes (36) and had 20 points and 8 rebounds.
  • Lavoy Allen put up 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists off the bench.
  • Paul Millsap has been shooting the three-ball more this season (2-4 in this game) and finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds.
  • DeMarre Carroll with a perfect night off the bench with 17 points (6-6 FG, 1-1 3PT, 4-4 FT).

Mavericks (5-5) 83 @ Pacers (4-6) 103

  • Leading scorers: DAL – O.J. Mayo 19, IND - David West, George Hill 15.
  • The Pacers took care of the ball with only 8 turnovers and the Mavs getting only 4 points off those.
  • All 5 Pacers starters scored in double figures.
  • Sam Young put up 14 points (6-11 FG), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals off the bench.
  • The Mavs starters combined for a -70 point differential.
  • Vince Carter had 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench but didn’t register a number in any other category.

Magic (3-5) 110 @ Pistons (1-9) 106

  • Leading scorers: ORL – J.J. Redick 23, DET – Greg Monroe 23.
  • The Magic cleaned up on the glass, outrebounding the Pistons 44-30.
  • The Pistons, now 1-9, shot 53.7% from the field and still managed to lose the game.
  • Three Magic players posted double doubles: Glen Davis (17 pts, 13 rebs), Nikola Vucevic (11 pts, 13 rebs) and Jameer Nelson (13 pts, 10 asts).
  • Brandon Knight had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists.

Thunder (7-3) 110 @ Hornets (3-4) 95

  • Leading scorers: OKC – Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin 27, NOH – Ryan Anderson 15.
  • The Thunder went 14-29 (48.3%) from deep.
  • Kevin Martin had an explosive game off the bench with 27 points (6-11 3PT), 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • The Hornets were also efficient from behind the arc, going 7-12.
  • Ryan Anderson led the way with 15 points (3-3 3PT) and 7 rebounds.

Warriors (5-4) 106 @ Timberwolves (5-4) 98

  • Leading scorers: GSW – David Lee, Harrison Barnes 18, MIN – Derrick Williams 23.
  • Harrison Barnes’ comfort level looks to be growing. He dropped another 18 in this game and grabbed 9 rebounds.
  • David Lee with a double double of 18 points and 13 rebounds.
  • The Warriors got the win despite going 2-15 from downtown. Perhaps the rebounding edge of 50-34 helped.
  • A decimated Wolves roster had Derrick Williams (23 pts, 7 rebs, 4 blks), Alexy Shved (22 pts, 7 asts) and Andrei Kirilenko (18 pts, 6 rebs, 4 blks) leading the way.

Knicks (6-1) 95 @ Grizzlies (7-1) 105

  • Leading scorers: NYK – Carmelo Anthony 20, MEM – Marc Gasol 24.
  • The hot shooting continued for the Knicks, but they died by the long ball, as they were only 5-19 from three.
  • Rasheed Wallace had his best Knick game yet with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 24 minutes.
  • Zach Randolph ran his double double streak (20 pts, 15 rebs) to 8 games.
  • Marc Gasol scored a team-high 24 points and went 12-13 from the free throw line.

Hawks (4-4) 112 @ Kings (2-7) 96

  • Leading scorers: ATL – Kyle Korver 22, SAC – Jason Thompson 19.
  • Kyle Korver had an especially efficient scoring night with 22 points on 7-9 shooting, including a perfect 5-5 from behind the arc.
  • Josh Smith has a well rounded 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks and 1 Lakers trade rumor.
  • Lou Williams off the Hawks bench with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • DeMarcus Cousins only scored 9 points (4-15 FG) in his return from a 2-game suspension, but did grab 16 rebounds and dish out 7 assists.
  • Jason Thompson had another good game with 19 points (8-12 FG) and 10 rebounds.
  • Tyreke Evans with yet another intriguing stat line: 14 points (5-11 FG), 0 rebounds, 1 assist in 27 minutes.

Rockets (4-5) 117 @ Trail Blazers (4-5) 119 – OT

  • Leading scorers: HOU – James Harden 29, POR – Nicolas Batum 35.
  • Despite only a 2-point win, the Blazers three stars combined to manhandle the Rockets in the box score. Batum, Aldridge and Lillard combined for 91 of the team’s 119 points (76%), while shooting 33-56 (58.9%).
  • Batum also recorded 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 blocks and 7 turnovers.
  • The Portland bench only recorded 10 points (Leonard 8, Price 2) in a total of 64 minutes played.
  • Harden led the Rockets with 29 points (11-12 FT), 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Omer Asik (44 minutes) and Chandler Parsons (48 minutes) each posted double doubles of 16 points, 16 rebounds and 19 points, 11 rebounds respectively.

Suns (4-6) 102 @ Lakers (4-5) 114

  • Leading scorers: PHX – Goran Dragic 22, LAL – Kobe Bryant 31.
  • The Howard-Gasol combination had 34 points (14-25 FG), 22 rebounds and 6 blocks.
  • Kobe’s shooting slipped a little (10-24) but he was 11-12 from the line in scoring his 31 points.
  • Of the Lakers 48 rebounds, 17 were off the offensive glass.
  • Michael Beasley dished out a season-high 9 assists (also had 14 points and 5 rebounds).
  • Jermaine O’Neal was effective with his 20 minutes off the bench with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

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