Box Score Bulletin': Dec. 19

Dec 19, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) shoots the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-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…

Pistons (7-21) 91 @ Raptors (8-19) 97

  • Leading scorers: DET – Greg Monroe 35, TOR – DeMar DeRozan 23.
  • Jose Calderon didn’t have a triple double, but did drop 17 dimes (along with 7 points) in this game, with only 2 turnovers.
  • Ed Davis continues to make the most out his new starting gig with 11 points (5-7 FG), 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.
  • The Raps had 26 assists on 35 made field goals (74.3% assist rate).
  • They also finished with only 6 turnovers for the entire game.
  • Greg Monroe had a monster game and was one of only 2 Pistons that scored in double figures (Stuckey 13). Monroe finished with 35 points (14-22 FG) and 10 rebounds.

Nets (13-12) 86 @ Knicks (19-6) 100

  • Leading scorers: BKN – Joe Johnson 17, NYK – Carmelo Anthony 31.
  • The Knicks did it again. But “it” I mean scored 100 points, made 11 threes and had only 7 turnovers for the game.
  • Melo returned to score 31 (12-22 FG).
  • Tyson Chandler had a nice game with 16 points, 12 rebound and 3 blocks.
  • J.R. Smith played 37 minutes off the bench and finished with 19 points (7-11 FG), 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • Double doubles from Deron Williams (16 pts, 10 asts) and Brook Lopez (16 pts, 10 rebs).
  • Kris Humphries + Reggie Evans = 0 points (0-3 FG) and 11 rebounds.

Wizards (3-20) 83 @ Magic (12-13) 90

  • Leading scorers: WAS – Nene 20, ORL – J.J. Redick 17.
  • Not the greatest shooting night for Big Baby and Afflalo (12-36 FG), but they got the job done with 12 and 15 to bring the Magic to within one game of .500.
  • On the flip side, Redick and Moore had 32 points off the bench and combined to shoot 11-19 and 7-11 from behind the arc.
  • Jordan Crawford had a “Jordan Crawford” night with 19 points (7-16 shooting) and 7 turnovers.
  • No stat necessary for this… talk about a murderer’s row starting lineup for the Wiz: Martell Webster, Earl Barron, Emeka Okafor, Shaun Livingston, Jordan Crawford.

Jazz (14-13) 84 @ Pacers (14-12) 104

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Derrick Favors 16, IND – Gerald Green 21.
  • The Pacers got very solid games out of the Georges. Paul George finished with 20 points (9-13 FG), 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and George Hill finished with 20 points (8-13 FG), 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Gerald Green gave the Pacers 21 points off the bench in 23 minutes.
  • The Jazz had a less than stellar performance from Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. The two combined for only 11 points on 3-15 shooting.

Cavaliers (5-22) 91 @ Celtics (13-12) 103

  • Leading scorers: CLE – Kyrie Irving 22, BOS – Paul Pierce 40.
  • Paul Pierce had a hell of a game. He scored 40 points on an incredible 13-16 from the field, including 6-7 from downtown and 8-8 from the free throw line. He also grabbed 8 boards, had 5 assists and 3 steals.
  • The Celtics as a team shot 59.7% from the field.
  • All five Cavs starters scored in double figures, which didn’t include Anderson Varejao, who did not play in the game.
  • Tristan Thompson did have 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Thunder (21-4) 100 @ Hawks (15-8) 92

  • Leading scorers: OKC – Kevin Durant 41, ATL – Jeff Teague 19.
  • 12 straight wins and counting for the Thunder.
  • Kevin Durant went off in Atlanta with 41 points (14-23 FG) and 13 rebounds.
  • The other Thunder player in double figures was Russ Westbrook with 27 points and 11 assists.
  • Thunder were 19-20 from the free throw line.
  • Jeff Teague had 19 points and 9 assists for Atlanta.

76ers (12-14) 103 @ Rockets (13-12) 125

  • Leading scorers: PHI – Nick Young 21, HOU – James Harden 33.
  • James Harden continues his prolific free throw assault, going 17-18 from the line in scoring his 33 points.
  • The Rockets shot 56.0% from the field and were 30-36 from the free throw line.
  • Omer Asik posted a double double of 17 points and 15 rebounds.
  • For Philly, Dorell Wright had a really solid game with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Bobcats (7-18) 104 @ Suns (11-15) 121

  • Leading scorers: CHA – Kemba Walker 27, PHX – Shannon Brown 26.
  • The Suns shot a blazing (no pun intended) 60.7% (17-28) from downtown.
  • Shannon Brown (20 pts, 4 rebs), Jared Dudley (20 pts, 5 asts) and Goran Dragic (21 pts, 11 asts) all scored over 20 for Phoenix.
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a beat of a game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
  • MKG and Kemba Walker both shot 9-14 from the floor.
  • Yes, that’s 13 straight losses for the B-Cats.

Bucks (13-11) 80 @ Grizzlies (17-6) 90

  • Leading scorers: MIL – Brandon Jennings 26, MEM – Zach Randolph 15.
  • Z-Bo and Marc Gasol combined for 27 points and 29 rebounds.
  • The Grizz outrebounded the Bucks 56-44.
  • The Bucks only recorded 11 assists in the game.
  • Brandon Jennings had 26 points, but it took him 26 shots (9-26) to get them.
  • Monta Ellis was frozen, shooting 1 for 14 from the field.

Warriors (17-9) 127 @ Kings (8-17) 131

  • Leading scorers: GSW – Stephen Curry 32, SAC – DeMarcus Cousins 24.
  • The Kings had 7 players score in double figures.
  • They shot 50.0% from the field and 57.9% from three.
  • Jason Thompson had 10 points and 15 rebounds.
  • Steph Curry had 32 points (7-12 3PT) despite fouling out of the game.
  • David Lee and Jarrett Jack filled it up as well, putting up 29 and 28 respecively.

Hornets (5-20) 77 @ Clippers (19-6) 93

  •  Leading scorers: NOH – Robin Lopez 22, LAC – Blake Griffin 18.
  • The two teams combined to shoot 6 for 39 from behind the arc.
  • Chris Paul put up a double double with 10 points and 12 assists.
  • Robin Lopez had 22 points and 9 rebounds.

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