Box Score Bulletin': Nov. 23

November 23, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts to a call during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Kings 104-102. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-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…

Hawks (7-4) 101 @ Bobcats (6-5) 91

  • Leading scorers: ATL – Al Horford 26, CHA – Ramon Sessions 22.
  • Al Horford dominated in this game with 26 points (13-17 FG), 13 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • Atlanta totalled 15 blocks as a team, which the Hawks guards had 9 of them.
  • The Hawks shot better from the field overall (53.8%) than they did from the free throw line (42.9%).
  • Ramon Sessions led the team with 22 points while MKG had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Cavaliers (3-9) 104 @ Magic (5-7) 108

  • Leading scorers: CLE – Dion Waiters 25, ORL – Jameer Nelson 22.
  • The Magic shot 52.4% (11-21) from downtown and 50% overall for the game.
  • Jameer Nelson was on point with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Anderson Varejao continued his All-Star play for the Cavs with 19 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • Dion Waiters poured in 25 points and 5 assists.

Thunder (9-4) 100 @ Celtics (7-6) 108

  • Leading scorers: OKC – Kevin Durant 29, BOS – Paul Pierce 27.
  • The streak  continues with Rondo adding another 16 assists in this game. I know he’s the ultimate facilitator, but shouldn’t Rondo be taking more than 5 shots in a game?
  • Pierce dropped 27 points on 8 for 16 shooting (4-6 from three).
  • Durant (29 pts) and Westbrook (26 pts, 7 rebs, 8 asts) did their thing, but it wasn’t enough.
  • Serge Ibaka continued his improved offensive game with 17 points (7-11 FG) and 13 rebounds.
  • Kevin Martin was practically non-existent in this game, going 1-7 from the field for only 3 points, 0 rebounds and 0 assists in a hefty 32 minutes.

Clippers (8-4) 76 @ Nets (7-4) 86

  • Leading scorers: LAC – Blake Griffin, Chris Paul 14, BKN – Brook Lopez 26.
  • Brook Lopez took twice as many field goal attempts (24) than anyone else, but finished with 26 points and 3 blocks.
  • Reggie Evans had 6 points, 12 rebounds and 0 flops.
  • Joe Johnson shot the ball well (8-12 FG) in getting his 19 points, but had only 1 rebound and 0 assists.
  • DeAndre Jordan had the best all around game for the Clips with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
  • A good sign for the Clips was that they did outrebound the Nets 45-35, which is an area they’ve struggled with.

Raptors (3-10) 90 @ Pistons (3-10) 91

  • Leading scorers: TOR – Andrea Bargnani 34, DET – Greg Monroe 19.
  • The Pistons bigs had a field day with the Raps inside, as they outscored them 52-26 in the paint.
  • Monroe (19 pts, 11 rebs, 5 asts) and Drummond (13 pts, 13 rebs) were the main source of that damage.
  • The Raps on the other hand wasted Andrea Bargnani’s best game of the season with his 34 points (13-20 FG), 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan had his worst game of the season with only 5 points (2-9 FG), 1 rebound and 1 assist in 34 minutes.
  • After putting up great numbers as a starter, Jose Calderon was used very little in this game (17 mins, 5 pts (1-2 FG), 3 asts).

Spurs (10-3) 104 @ Pacers (6-8) 97

  • Leading scorers: SAN – Tony Parker 33, IND – David West 22.
  • Tony Parker with an unbelievable game of 33 points (15-23 FG) and 10 assists as the Spurs erased a 17-point deficit.
  • Tim Duncan continues to be incredible with 22 points (10-19 FG) and 17 rebounds.
  • Ginobili completed the Spurs “big three” performance with 19 points off the bench.
  • David West led the Pacers with 22 points and 8 rebounds while Roy Hibbert posted another double double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.
  • Even the Pacers bench was decent with Tyler Hansbrough grabbing 12 rebounds and D.J. Augustine dishing out 8 assists.

Lakers (6-7) 98 @ Grizzlies (9-2) 106

  • Leading scorers: LAL – Kobe Bryant 30, MEM – Rudy Gay 21.
  • Mike Conley was the key in this game, as his 19 points (also 6 asts and 4 stls) included a couple of late game daggers.
  • Zach Randolph recorded his 11th straight double double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
  • All five Grizz starters scored in double figures.
  • Kobe had 30 points but was limited to 7-23 shooting (the majority of his points came via the free throw line, 13-14).
  • The Grizzlies bigs held Dwight Howard to only 7 points (2-7 FG). He only grabbed 7 rebounds as well.
  • They also held Pau Gasol in check, as he only had 6 points and 4 rebounds.
  • Antawn Jamison finally put a respectable stat line together with 16 points and 7 rebounds.

Knicks (8-3) 103 @ Rockets (6-7) 131

  • Leading scorers: NYK – Carmelo Anthony 37, HOU – James Harden 33.
  • Are teams starting to prove the “Knicks are good defensively” myth wrong? The Rockets had no problem dropping 131 points on them while shooting 56% (14-25) from behind the arc and 51.7% overall.
  • James Harden (33 pts, 4 rebs, 9 asts) and Chandler Parsons (31 pts, 5 rebs, 4 stls) did a big chunk of that damage.
  • Omer Asik with another big double double with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
  • The Knicks made their usual bulk of threes (17-39), but it wasn’t enough without the defense showing up.
  • Melo took 12 of those 39 threes (making 7 of them) and finishing with 37 points on 14-24 shooting overall.

Warriors (7-6) 91 @ Nuggets (7-6) 102

  • Leading scorers: GSW – David Lee 21, DEN – Andre Iguodala 29.
  • People have been on Iggy’s case about stepping up on the offensive end. Well 29 points (11-19 FG) is a pretty good start.
  • The Nugs were only 5-19 from 3-point range (Gallinari 0-5, Brewer 0-3).
  • David Lee with a double double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Carl Landry (19 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts) and Jarrett Jack (17 pts, 4 asts) led the Warrior bench mob.
  • Festus Ezeli didn’t give much on offense, but had 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in 18 minutes.

Kings (3-9) 102 @ Jazz (7-6) 104

  • Leading scorers: SAC – Tyreke Evans 19, UTA – Gordon Hayward 23.
  • Derrick Favors went back to the bench in this game, but it didn’t matter, as he posted 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes.
  • Gordon Hayward stayed on the bench, but led the team with 23 points (7-16 FG).
  • With no Mo Williams, Jamaal Tinsley got crunch time minutes and produced 12 assists.
  • The Kings did knock down 10 of 17 threes in the losing effort.
  • Tyreke Evans led the Kings with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

Hornets (3-8) 108 @ Suns (6-7) 111

  • Leading scorers: NOH – Ryan Anderson 34, PHX – Markieff Morris 23.
  • Even though the game went to overtime, the Suns only grabbed 35 rebounds total.
  • Markieff Morris had a breakout game with 23 points (9-12 FG, 2-2 3PT).
  • Jermaine O’Neal turned back the clock in this game with a 13 point, 11 rebound, 2 block performance.
  • Ryan Anderson was ridiculous for the Hornets, scoring 34 points on 13-23 shooting, including 8-13 from downtown.
  • Greivis Vasquez’s night was just as impressive with 25 points on 10-13 shooting and 14 assists.

Timberwolves (5-6) 95 @ Trail Blazers (6-6) 103

  • Leading scorers: MIN – Kevin Love 24, POR – Wesley Matthews 30.
  • The Blazers backcourt of Matthews and Lillard combined for some major production. 58 points (23-34 FG, 9-14 3PT), 11 assists and only 2 turnovers.
  • The Portland bench only contributed 9 points.
  • J.J. Hickson with another double double of 14 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Kevin Love’s second game wasn’tquitehis first one, but 24 points and 13 rebounds isn’t too shabby either.
  • The Wolves were only 3-18 from behind the arc.

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