Box Score Bulletin’: Nov. 28

Nov 28, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) and Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) look at the scoreboard during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 120-98. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

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…

Trail Blazers (6-9) 82 @ Wizards (1-12) 84

  • Leading scorers: POR – Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum 20, WAS – Jordan Crawford 19.
  • The Wizards (barely) prevail! That’s all.
  • Jordan Crawford led the Wiz with 19 points on 7-14 shooting.
  • The Washington defense held the Blazers to 34.9% from the field.
  • J.J. Hickson did have a big game for Portland with 15 points and 19 rebounds.
  • The Blazers bench gave them only 4 points (2-13 FG) for the entire game.

Spurs (13-3) 110 @ Magic (5-9) 89

  • Leading scorers: SAN – Manu Ginobili 20, ORL – Aaron Afflalo 16.
  • Ginobili (20 pts, 4 rebs, 5 asts) and Gary Neal (19 pts, 4 rebs, 3 stls) were the main guys for the Spurs.
  • Tim Duncan had 5 blocked shots and is now averaging 2.5 blocks for the season.
  • The Magic shot a pathetic 2-15 from behind the arc.
  • Transition defense was a problem for the Magic, as they were outscored 25-11 in fast break points.

Nets (10-4) 95 @ Celtics (8-7) 83

  • Leading scorers: BKN – Joe Johnson 18, BOS – Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnett 16.
  • There were 6 technical fouls and 3 ejections (Humphries, Wallace, Rondo) in this game after a srum under the basketball on a hard Kris Humphries foul on KG.
  • Andray Blatche stepped in and posted 17 points and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes.
  • Because of the ejection, Rajon Rondo’s double digit assist streak (3rd longest in NBA history) was snapped at 37 games.
  • Paul Pierce approaced triple double territory with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.

Bobcats (7-7) 91 @ Hawks (9-4) 94

  • Leading scorers: CHA – Ben Gordon 26, ATL – Josh Smith, Al Horford, Lou Williams 17.
  • With this victory, the Hawks have now rolled off 6 straight wins.
  • Josh Smith and Al Horford both had huge games for the Hawks. Smith put up 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks, while Horford had 17 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks.
  • Atlanta had 28 assists on 36 made field goals (78% assist rate).
  • Ben Gordon went off for the Bobcats, scoring 26 points and shooting a very impressive 7 for 10 from 3-point range.

Suns (7-9) 77 @ Pistons (5-11) 117

  • Leading scorers: PHX – Luis Scola 11, DET – Brandon Knight, Charlie Villanueva 19.
  • Bet you didn’t think you’d see the 2012-12 Detroit Pistons onthisside of a 40-point game right?
  • Well, it’s easier to blow a team out when you shoot 52.6% (40-76) from the field overall, and 75% (12-16) from behind the 3-point line.
  • Charlie Villanueva made an appearance last night with 19 points (7-8 FG, 4-5 3PT) and 6 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.
  • Brandon Knight has really upped his game recent, and it’s showing in the win column for Detroit. In this game he had 19 points and 6 assists.
  • Everything was ugly for the Suns as they shot 34.1% from the field.

Mavericks (7-9) 78 @ Bulls (7-7) 101

  • Leading scorers: DAL – Shawn Marion 18, CHI – Luol Deng 22.
  • Joakim Noah was on again with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
  • Taj Gibson (8 pts, 8 rebs) and Jimmy Butler (13 pts, 3 rebs) were an outstanding +35 and +34 rating respectively.
  • The Bulls D held the Mavs to 34.6% shooting and 22.2% from behind the arc.
  • Darren Collison was nowhere to be found on the box score.
  • O.J. Mayo managed only 4 points on 2 for 9 shooting.

Knicks (10-4) 102 @ Bucks (7-6) 88

  • Leading scorers: NYK – Carmelo Anthony 29, MIL – Brandon Jennings, Beno Udrih 19.
  • Steve Novak played a crazy 40 minutes off the Knicks bench, scoring 19 and shooting 5 for 7 from behind the arc.
  • Pablo Prigioni also had a nice game off the bench with 11 points and 7 assists.
  • Brandon Jennings played the most minutes as a starter at 29. He put up 19 points on 6-8 shooting.
  • The Bucks bench had 51 of the team’s 88 points.

Raptors (3-13) 82 @ Grizzlies (11-2) 103

  • Leading scorers: TOR – DeMar DeRozan 16, MEM – Marreese Speights 18.
  • Marreese Speights did the most damage for the Grizz with his 18 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
  • Z-Bo started a new double double streak with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
  • The Raptors had a season-low 11 assists for the game.
  • Ed Davis got the start and dropped in 10 points and 6 rebounds.
  • Raps have lost 6 straight games now.

Jazz (9-7) 96 @ Hornets (4-10) 84

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Al Jefferson 19, NOH – Greivis Vasquez, Robin Lopez 18.
  • Without Anthony Davis, Al Jefferson was able to flex his muscle in the paint with 19 points on 9-16 shooting.
  • Gordon Hayward continues his solid play from the bench with 15 points.
  • Greivis Vasquez with another 18 and 8 in this one.
  • The Hornets bench shot just 9 for 26 in the game.

Rockets (7-8) 98 @ Thunder (12-4) 120

  • Leading scorers: HOU – Patrick Patterson 27, OKC – Kevin Durant 37.
  • James Harden’s return to OKC probably wasn’t what he expected. He shot just 3 for 16 from the floor for 17 points.
  • Meanwhile, Durant went off for 37, going 13-22 from the field.
  • Serge Ibaka put up 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks. But how the hell did Patrick Patterson get 27 points (11-13 FG) on him?
  • Omer Asik with another double double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Timberwolves (6-8) 95 @ Clippers (9-6) 101

  • Leading scorers: MIN – Kevin Love 19, LAC – Chris Paul 23.
  • Chauncey Billups made his return from injury after almos a year away. Back in the starting lineup, he put up 7 points (1-5 FG) and 3 assists in 19 minutes.
  • Chris Paul led the team with 23 points and 11 assists.
  • The Clippers escaped with a win, but were outrebounded by the Wolves 52-35.
  • Kevin Love (19 pts, 12 rebs) and Nik Pekovic (11 pts, 10 rebs) both had double doubles.
  • Alexey Shved had 17 points off the Wolves bench.

Topics: Box Scores, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

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