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Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 5

Dec 5, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) gets congratulations from his teammates as he scores the winning basket with 3.9 seconds left during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Knicks win 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

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…

Knicks (13-4) 100 @ Bobcats (7-10) 98

  • Leading scorers: NYK - Carmelo Anthony 23, CHA – Kemba Walker 25.
  • Tyson Chandler had a beast game. 18 points (8-10 FG) and 17 rebounds (8 on the offensive glass).
  • The Knicks attempted 41 threes in this game. FORTY ONE. They made 13 of them.
  • The Knicks got outrebounded by the Bobcats 50-36.
  • Gerald Henderson returned to action for the Bobcats and put up 18 points and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes.
  • Kemba Walker posted a double double of 25 points and 11 assists.
  • Charlotte had dropped 5 straight games.

Trail Blazers (8-11) 92 @ Pacers (10-9) 99

  • Leading scorers: POR – Damian Lillard 23, IND – Paul George 22.
  • The up and down season of Paul George continued on the upswing again with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Hibbert, Hill and Stephenson struggled from the floor, combining to shoot 9 for 30.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (18 pts, 10 rebs) and J.J. Hickson (14 pts, 12 rebs) both posted double doubles.
  • Nic Batum struggled in this one with only 5 points in 2-8 shooting.

Timberwolves (8-9) 94 @ Celtics (10-8) 104

  • Leading scorers: MIN – Kevin Love 19, BOS – Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett 18.
  • The Celtics starters all scored in double figures and shot a very healthy 33-58 (56.9%).
  • Rondo was back to his double digit assist ways with 17 points, 11 assists.
  • The Timberwolves outscored the Celtics in the paint 50-34.
  • Kevin Love managed another double double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, but is still struggling slightly with his shot (6-15 in this game).

Warriors (11-7) 104 @ Pistons (6-14) 97

  • Leading scorers: GSW – Klay Thompson 27, DET – Tayshaun Prince 24.
  • A very nice road win for the Warriors where Thompson put up 27 points (9-13 FG, 5-8 3PT).
  • David Lee (20 pts, 11 rebs) and Steph Curry (20 pts, 10 asts) put up their usually double doubles. The 20-10 was the fourth straight for Curry.
  • The Warrior bench did struggle in this one, shooting 7 for 25.
  • Only one starter (Prince) scored in double figured for the Pistons, while all 4 bench players that saw action did score in double figures.
  • Andre Drummond led the bench unit with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks.
  • Rodney Stuckey had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists.

Nuggets (9-10) 104 @ Hawks (10-5) 108

  • Leading scorers: DEN – Ty Lawson 32, ATL – Al Horford 25.
  • Al Horford killed the Nuggets inside in this game with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
  • The Hawks had a total of 19 offensive rebounds.
  • The battle of the starting point guards was polar opposites. Ty Lawson went off for 32 points on 12-16 shooting, 7 assists and 5 steals, while Jeff Teague ended up shooting 4-16.
  • Corey Brewer had 19 points off the bench.

Bulls (9-8) 95 @ Cavaliers (4-15) 85

  • Leading scorers: CHI – Marco Belinelli 23, CLE – Donald Sloan 14.
  • Marco Belinelli went for a season high 23 points on 7 of 15 shooting.
  • Joakim Noah was his usual self, going for 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 steals.
  • Tyler Zeller 25 minutes and put forth 10 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Interesting side stat: Every single player on the Cavs attempted a free throw except Alonzo Gee (who played 30 minutes).

Lakers (9-10) 103 @ Pelicans Hornets (5-12) 87

  • Leading scorers: LAL – Kobe Bryant 29, NOH – Ryan Anderson 31.
  • 30,000 points. 5th ever to do it, and the youngest. KOBE BRYANT.
  • For the game itself, Kobe had 29 points (10-17 FG), 6 rebounds 4 assists and 3 steals.
  • Dwight finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.
  • Ryan Anderson led the Hornets once again with 31 points on 12-21 FG (5-8 3PT).

Bucks (8-9) 99 @ Spurs (15-4) 110

  • Leading scorers: MIL – Monta Ellis 21, SAN – Tony Parker, Gary Neal 22.
  • The Spurs outrebounded the Bucks 53-36 for the game.
  • Tony Parker (22 pts, 10 asts) and Tim Duncan (17 pts, 10 rebs) were the double double getters for the Spurs.
  • Matt Bonner grabbed a season high 12 boards from the Spurs bench.
  • Although he shot 5-19, Monta nearly came up with a triple double with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists.
  • Ersan Ilyasova made an appearance with 17 points and 5 rebounds.

Magic (7-11) 81 @ Jazz (10-10) 87

  • Leading scorers: ORL – Glen Davis 18, UTA – Al Jefferson 31.
  • Al Jefferson had a beastin’ game for the Jazz with 31 points (13-20 FG) and 15 rebounds.
  • The Jazz bench was brutal with their 4 for 20 shooting.
  • Big Baby posted a double double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Nik Vucevic grabbed another 16 boards for the Magic.
  • The two teams combined shot a miserable 2 for 25 (8%).

Raptors (4-15) 100 @ Kings (5-12) 107

  • Leading scorers: TOR – Kyle Lowry 34, SAC – DeMarcus Cousins 25.
  • DeMarcus Cousins dominated the Raptors with his 25 points (11-18 FG) and 13 rebounds.
  • Jason Thompson also had a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Kyle Lowry had a monster game for the Raps with 34 points (12-12 FT), 11 assists and 5 rebounds.
  • Michael Pietrus had his best game as a Raptor with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
  • Ed Davis continues to show signs of improvement with 13 points and 11 rebounds in only 23 minutes.

Mavericks (8-10) 90 @ Clippers (12-6) 112

  • Leading scorers: DAL – Vince Carter 16, LAC – Jamal Crawford 20.
  • The Clippers absolutely destroyed the Mavs in the paint last night 62-30.
  • They also had 18 steals for the game.
  • Chris Paul (14 pts, 13 asts) and Blake Griffin (19 pts, 13 rebs) both had double doubles.
  • Lamar Odom even posted 11 boards in the game.
  • Vince Carter led the Mavs off the bench with 16 points and 7 rebounds.

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