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Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 31

Dec 31, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) attempts a layup between Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) and power forward Josh McRoberts (17) during the third quarter at Amway Center. Miami defeated Orlando 112-110 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-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…

Grizzlies (19-9) 83 @ Pacers (18-13) 88

  Leading scorers: MEM –  Zach Randolph 21, IND – Paul George 21.
  Despite the win, the Pacers got outscored in the paint 44 to 18.
 Paul George led the way for Indiana with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  Z-Bo posted another double double for the Grizz with 21 points and 15 rebounds.
  Rudy Gay put up an ugly 3 for 17 shooting performance (11 points total).

Bobcats (8-23) 91 @ Bulls (16-13) 81

  Leading scorers: CHA – Kemba Walker 18, CHI – Luol Deng 19.
  The Bobcats FINALLY ended their 18-game losing streak with a rare road win.
  Kemba Walker put up 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and even 2 blocks.
  Little known Jeff Adrien (Connecticut) put up 9 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in 23 minutes off the bench.
  Luol Deng put up 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
  Carlos Boozer also put up a double double with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Heat (21-8) 112 @ Magic (12-19) 110 – OT

  Leading scorers: MIA – LeBron James 36, ORL - Aaron Afflalo 28.
  LeBron had a ridiculous game with 36 points (15-16 FT), 11 assists and 8 rebounds.
  Ray Allen poured in 17 (6-9 FG) off the bench.
  Nikola Vucevic had an incredible 20 points and 29 rebounds (11 offensive).
  The Magic outrebounded the Heat 50-33.

Hawks (19-10) 104 @ Rockets (17-14) 123

  Leading scorers: ATL – Lou Williams 21, HOU – James Harden 28.
  The Rockets kept to their league leading scoring ways with 123 points on 53.6% shooting (55.2% from three).
  Omer Asik posted 11 points and 17 rebounds.
  Carlos Delfino had a great game off the bench with 22 points (6-8 3PT) and 8 assists.
  Lou Williams got the start and had 21 points (9-16 FG).

Nets (16-15) 73 @ Spurs (25-8) 104

  Leading scorers: BKN – MarShon Brooks 16, SAN – Tony Parker 20.
  The Spurs shot an incredible 58.9% (43-73) from the field and outscored the Nets 56-32 in the paint.
  Tony Parker led the way with 20 points (9-13 FG) and 6 assists.
  The Nets “Big 3″ of Williams, Johnson and Lopez combined for 12 for 34 for 31 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  MarShon Brooks led the team with 16 points (7-12 FG) in only 19 minutes.

Suns (11-21) 96 @ Thunder (24-6) 114

  Leading scorers: PHX – Luis Scola 24, OKC – Kevin Durant 30.
  The Thunder shot 50.6% from the field and committed only 5 turnovers for the game.
  Durant (30) and Westbrook (24) accounted for 47% of the Thunder’s points.
  Kevin Martin struggled, shooting only 2 for 12 from the floor.
  Luis Scola continued his solid scoring run with 24 points on 10-17 shooting.
  Michael Beasley earned a “DNP – Coaches Decision” for the game.

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