Box Score Bulletin': Nov. 17

Nov 17, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) reacts after a play during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-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…

Raptors (2-7) 89 @ Celtics (6-4) 107

  • Leading scorers: TOR – John Lucas III, Andrea Bargnani 15, BOS – Jason Terry 20.
  • With Rondo leading the way with his 20 assists, the Celtics had an absolutely ridiclous assist rate of 86% (assists on 37 of their 43 field goals).
  • Jason Terry led the C’s with 20 points on 7-10 shooting (4-7 3PT).
  • Jared Sullinger recorded a double double off the bench with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
  • John Lucas (15 pts, 3 asts) and Terrence Ross (10 pts, 4 rebs) were really the only bright spots for the Raps off the bench.
  • Andrea Bargnani’s struggled with his shot again, going only 5-14 from the field.

Jazz (5-6) 83 @ Wizards (0-8) 76

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Al Jefferson 21, WAS – Jordan Crawford 20.
  • In what had to be one of the ugliest games of the year so far, the Jazz collected 60 rebounds (Jefferson 13, Millsap 10, Favors 10) to the Wizards 44.
  • Gordon Hayward came off the bench for the first time but still had 15 points and 5 assists.
  • Emeka Okafor posted 8 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Grizzlies (8-1) 94 @ Bobcats (4-4) 87

  • Leading scorers: MEM – Mike Conley Jr. 20, CHA – Byron Mullens 18.
  • The Grizz were off the mark from long distance, shooting only 2-14 (14.3%).
  • Marc Gasol was approaching triple double territory with his 12 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Z-Bo with yet another double double (18 pts, 12 rebs).
  • Kemba Walker continued his solid start to the season with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • Byron Mullens managed 18 points and 9 rebounds, but shot only 7-21 from the field.

Mavericks (6-5) 103 @ Cavaliers (2-7) 95

  • Leading scorers: DAL – O.J. Mayo 19, CLE – Kyrie Irving 26.
  • Chris Kaman was solid for the Mavs with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
  • The Mavs totalled 14 blocks in the game (Kaman 6, James 3, Brand 2, Carter 2).
  • Kyrie Irving had a very unique line. He played 34 minutes, scored 26 points (11-21 FG), but did not record a single assist or rebound for the 26-0-0 line.
  • Boobie Gibson went 4-8 from behind the arc and finished with 16 points off the Cavs bench.

Hornets (3-5) 113 @ Bucks (6-2) 117

  • Leading scorers: NOH – Anthony Davis 28, MIL – Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings 22.
  • Clones: Jennings and Ellis had almost identical lines, each having 22 points on 8-16 shooting and 9 assists. The big difference? Jennings was +11 and Ellis was -11.
  • The Bucks (now a suprising 6-2) continued with their solid bench play, led again by Mike Dunleavy, who had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • The Bucks shot 13-25 (52%) from 3-point range.
  • Anthony Davis scored a career high 28 points (10-14 FG) and grabbed 11 rebounds.
  • Ryan Anderson poured in 20 points (4-9 3PT) off the bench.

Nuggets (4-6) 100 @ Spurs (8-2) 126

  • Leading scorers: DEN – Danilo Gallinari 15, SAN – Manu Ginobili 20.
  • In crushing the Nuggets, the Spurs shot 16-27 (59.3%) from downtown and 53.4% for the game in total.
  • Ginobili looked like his old self with 20 points (5-7 3PT) in only 23 minutes.
  • DeJuan Blair got the start and put in 19 points (7-10 FG) and 8 rebounds in only 23 minutes.
  • The Nuggets didn’t have too many bright spots, though JaVale McGee had 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Bulls (5-4) 80 @ Clippers (7-2) 101

  • Leading scorers: CHI – Carlos Boozer 22, LAC – Blake Griffin 26.
  • Hey look! Someone finally outscored Jamal Crawford. Blake had 26 points on 11-18 shooting (also 10 rebounds). Although, Jamal was close with his 22.
  • DeAndre Jordan made his defensive presence felt once again with 7 blocked shots (and 8 rebounds).
  • Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah have seen better games. Hinrich had 10 assists, but only 1 point on 0-5 shooting, while Noah had 4 points and 7 rebounds on 0-6 shooting.

Heat (8-3) 97 @ Suns (4-7) 88

  • Leading scorers: MIA – Chris Bosh 24, PHX – Markieff Morris 16.
  • LeBron, playing while sick, finished with 21 points and 7 assists (A side stat: LeBron has now scored at least 20 points in all 11 games this season).
  • That’s where Chris Bosh (having a very solid season) picked up the slack with 24 points and 9 rebounds on 9-11 shooting.
  • Marcin Gortat and Luis Scola with a VERY quiet night. They combined for only 7 points (3-10 FG), 7 rebounds and 1 block. Unfortunately, that won’t cut it against the champs.

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