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…
Magic (2-1) 93 @ Bulls (3-1) 99
- Leading scorers: ORL – Aaron Afflalo 28, CHI – Luol Deng 23.
- For the Magic, Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic both posted the exact same double doubles with 16 points and 10 rebounds each. However, their shooting numbers were quite different: Davis was 7-22, while Vucevic was 5-13.
- Aaron Afflalo was incredible in posting 28 points (10-17 FG), 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
- J.J. Redick is quietly averaging 6.3 assists per game off the bench (7 tonight).
- The Bulls frontcourt of Noah, Deng and Boozer combined for 55 points and 25 rebounds (Noah recorded 5 blocks).
- The Bulls only went 2-6 for the entire game from 3-point range.
Raptors (1-3) 88 @ Thunder (2-2) 108
- Leading scorers: TOR – Jonas Valanciunas 18, OKC – Russell Westbrook 19.
- In a blowout game where no Thunder starter played more than 30 minutes, it was quiet for box score material (Durant with 15 pts, 6 rebs and Westbrook with 19 pts, 8 asts).
- Hasheem Thabeet recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 23 minutes. Are we ready to talk about adding him in deep fantasy leagues yet? Ummm… no.
- Kyle Lowry left the game with a sprained ankle, only recording 2 points and 4 assists in 17 minutes.
- Valanciunas was the lone Raptors bright spot with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Pistons (0-4) 97 @ Nuggets (1-3) 109
- Leading scorers: DET – Greg Monroe 27, DEN – Andre Iguodala 17.
- Extremely balanced scoring for Denver in this game: Iggy 17, McGee 16, Faried 15, Lawson 15 and Koufos 14.
- Nuggets had 11 blocked shots in this game.
- Greg Monroe led the way for the Pistons with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.
- Rodney Stuckey made 5 of 17 field goal attempts, which is pretty poor, but actually an improvement on his 1 for 23 season start.