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Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 2

December 2, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) controls the ball against the defense of Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick (7) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-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…

Suns (7-11) 99 @ Knicks (12-4) 106

  • Leading scorers: PHX – Marcin Gortat 18, NYK – Carmelo Anthony 34.
  • Carmelo got his 34, but shot only 11 for 27 from the field (which included 4-10 from behind the arc).
  • The usual steady J.R. Smith managed only 4 points off the bench, shooting a dreadful 1 for 11 from the floor.
  • Tyson Chandler posted a double double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Rasheed Wallace 1 minute (and 25 seconds) before getting ejected with 2 technical fouls during that short time.
  • The Knicks remained a perfect 7-0 at home.
  • The Suns were led by Gortat’s 18 points (8-11 FG) and 10 rebounds.
  • Shannon Brown contributed 17 points and 7 rebounds in his new starting role.
  • Michael Beasley (9 pts, 4 rebs) posted a game-worst -20 rating.

Magic (6-10) 113 @ Lakers (8-9) 103

  • Leading scorers: ORL – Aaron Afflalo 30, LAL – Kobe Bryant 34.
  • The Magic used a 40-point 4th quarter to shock Dwight Howard and the Lakers at home. Revenge maybe?
  • The Magic were also 19-20 (95%) from the free throw line, while the Lakers were 25-39 (64.1%).
  • Orlando was led by Aaron Afflalo with 30 points (11-18 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 assists.
  • The Magic had double doubles all over the place. Glen Davis (23 pts, 12 rebs), Nic Vucevic (17 pts, 12 rebs) and Jameer Nelson (19 pts, 13 asts) all posted them.
  • J.J. Redick was his usual self off the bench with 14 points and 7 assists.
  • Kobe Bryant needed 27 shots (made 12), but finished with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Dwight Howard put up 21 points and 15 rebounds, but was an almost unbelievable 9 for 21 (43%) from the free throw line.

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