Box Score Bulletin': Jan. 3

January 3, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jose Barea (11) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer (right) during the first half at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-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…

Spurs (26-9) 83 @ Knicks (22-10) 100

  Leading scorers: SAN – Gary Neal 12, NYK – Carmelo Anthony 23.
  Amar’e Stoudemire improved vastly in his second game. All the way up to 10 points and 2 rebounds. And yes, that was sarcasm.
  Tyson Chandler has a double double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
  Steve Novak went 5 for 7 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points.
  The Knicks outrebounded the Spurs 48-35.
  There were no impressive games for the Spurs, as they shot only 36.4% and had a very un-Spur like 14 assists for the game.
  The game featured only 9 total fast break points.

Timberwolves (15-14) 101 @ Nuggets (18-16) 97

  Leading scorers: MIN – Alexey Shved, J.J. Barea 17, DEN – Ty Lawson, Kosta Koufos 16.
  The Timberwolves improved to 6-10 on the road with an impressive win in Denver.
  Kevin Love put up 12 points and 17 rebounds.
  J.J. Barea and Alexey Shved both had exactly 17 points, 4 rebound and 5 assists.
  The Wolves outrebounded the Nugs 52-39.
  Andre Miller started for the Nuggets and had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
  The other Andre, Iguodala, put up 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
  Even in the loss, the Nuggets had 11 steals and 11 blocks as opposed to the Wolves 2 and 3.