Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 1

Dec 1, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum (right) celebrates after making a three-point basket in double overtime in a 118-117 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-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…

Nets (11-5) 89 @ Heat (12-3) 102

  • Leading scorers: BKN - Andray Blatche 20, MIA – Dwyane Wade 34.
  • I have to admit, I was beginning to worry a bit about Dwyane Wade, but he proved me wrong tonight with 34 points on 14 for 20 shooting.
  • LeBron only had 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Ray Allen had 13 points (5-7 FG) off the bench.
  • In Andray Blatche’s second start of the season, but put up 20 points (8-12 FG) and 8 rebounds.
  • Down 9 points at the half, the Heat used a 52-30 second half to easily put away the Nets.

Trail Blazers (7-10) 118 @ Cavaliers (4-13) 117 – 2OT

  • Leading scorers: POR – Damian Lillard 24, CLE – Alonzo Gee 22.
  • Damian Lillard, looking calm and collected, led the Blazers with 24 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds.
  • Nic Batum had 22 points on 7-15 shooting (3-4 3PT), including the game winning corner three ball (pic above).
  • Anderson Varejao contined to dominate the glass with 17 rebounds (he also had 19 points and 5 assists).
  • Tyler Zeller collected his first NBA double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

76ers (10-7) 88 @ Bulls (8-7) 93

  • Leading scorers: PHI – Jrue Holiday 23, CHI – Luol Deng 25.
  • Luol Deng had his best game of the season with 25 points (10-16 FG), 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Joakim Noah was close to a triple double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Thaddeus Young also filled the stat sheet with 22 points (10-16 FG), 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks.

Thunder (14-4) 100 @ Hornets (4-11) 79

  • Leading scorers: OKC – Kevin Durant 20, NOH – Ryan Anderson 21.
  • Russell Westbrook’s assist numbers continue to be steady with another 10 in this game to go along with his 18 points.
  • Kevin Martin provided the bench punch with 19 points on 6-13 shooting.
  • The Thunder led in fast break points 18-4 for the game.
  • Ryan Anderson led the Hornets again with 21 points and 10 rebounds. As usual, he attempted a ton of threes (3-11).

Jazz (9-9) 116 @ Rockets (8-8) 124

  • Leading scorers: UTA – Gordon Hayward 21, HOU – Patrick Patterson 20.
  • The Rockets spread their offense out in this game as 7 players scored in double figures and all of them had at least 13 points.
  • Patrick Patterson led the Rockets again with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • Omer Asik was his usual efficient self with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • Gordon Hayward contined his bench success with 21 points on 8 for 12 shooting.
  • The Jazz backcourt of Mo Williams and Randy Foye went 15-28 from the field for 36 points and 13 assists.

Celtics (9-8) 88 @ Bucks (8-7) 91

  • Leading scorers: BOS – Paul Pierce 19, MIL – Larry Sanders 18.
  • Larry Sanders didn’t just lead the team in scoring. Coming off his triple double in the last game, he put up 18 points (7-11 FG), 16 rebounds and 5 blocks in this game.
  • Drew Gooden, Tobias Harris and Sam Dalembert all registered DNP – Coach’s Decisions in this game.
  • Jason Terry did his best Rajon Rondo (suspended) impression with 15 points and 11 assists in 40 minutes.
  • An impressive win for the Bucks, as the Celtics started this game out with a 17-0 lead.

Grizzlies (12-3) 95 @ Spurs (14-4) 99 – OT

  • Leading scorers: MEM – Marc Gasol 20, SAN – Tony Parker 30.
  • After “resting” on Thursday against the Heat, the Spurs three amigos were at it again. Parker (30 pts, 6 asts), Duncan (27 pts, 15 rebs), and Ginobili (10 pts, 6 asts, 6 stls) led the Spurs to victory over a tough Grizzlies squad.
  • While those three were dominant, the other three starters in DeJuan Blair (0-0 FG), Gary Neal (4-16 FG) and Danny Green (0-7 FG) were pretty bad from the field.
  • Zach Randolph (17 pts, 12 rebs), Rudy Gay (15 pts, 10 rebs) and Mike Conley (18 pts, 12 asts) all had double doubles for Memphis.
  • The teams combined to shoot 11 for 44 from 3-point range.

Pistons (5-13) 77 @ Mavericks (8-9) 92

  • Leading scorers: DET – Brandon Knight 20, DAL – O.J. Mayo 27.
  • After trailing at the half, the Mavs outscored the Pistons 50-29 in the second half.
  • O.J. Mayo (6-9 3PT) and Vince Carter (4-6 3PT) were incredible with their long distance shooting.
  • Elton Brand had a solid game off the bench with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in 28 minutes.
  • Greg Monroe had 15 rebounds, but struggled with his shot, going 4-17 from the floor.
  • Jason Maxiell had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Kings (4-12) 81 @ Clippers (10-6) 116

  • Leading scorers: SAC – Marcus Thornton 20, LAC – Jamal Crawford 17.
  • The Clippers had 7 players score in double figures, all between 11 and 17 points.
  • The next phase of Chauncey Billups’ return was 6 points (2-5 FG), 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 18 minutes.
  • The Clippers shot 54.7% and had 12 steals to the Kings 2.
  • Jason Thompson was the more effective King, according the box score at least. He had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists.

Pacers (8-9) 92 @ Warriors (10-6) 103

  • Leading scorers: IND – David West 23, GSW – Klay Thompson 22.
  • Steph Curry put up his second 20 and 10 in two games with 20 points and 11 assists in this game.
  • Jarrett Jack had an extremely efficient game with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • For the Pacers, David West continued his solid play with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
  • Paul George was held scoreless in the entire game, going 0-7 from the field and he did not make it to the free throw line at all.

Topics: Box Scores, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers

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