Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 3

Dec 3, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) controls the ball while sitting on the floor in front of Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) during the first quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-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…

Trail Blazers (8-10) 118 @ Bobcats (7-9) 112 - OT

  • Leading scorers: POR – LaMarcus Aldridge 25, CHA – Ben Gordon 29.
  • Talk about clutch. With the win, the Blazers amazingly improved to 4-0 this season in overtime games.
  • Big games from both LaMarcus Aldridge (25 pts, 13 rebs, 5 asts, 3 blks) and Nic Batum (17 pts, 13 rebs, 7 asts) in this one.
  • Ben Gordon was on fire for Charlotte with 29 points on 9-16 shooting, including 8-12 from behind the arc.
  • Byron Mullens put up a double double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Cavaliers (4-14) 79 @ Pistons (6-13) 89

  • Leading scorers: CLE – Anderson Varejao 17, DET – Brandon Knight 17.
  • The Pistons held the Cavs to an abysmal 33.7% (32-95 FG, 3-20 3PT) shooting night.
  • Jason Maxiell is certainly improving as a shot blocker. He had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks in this game.
  • Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond combined to grab 26 rebounds.
  • How automatic is Anderson Varejao right now? Another 17 points and 18 rebounds in this game.

Bucks (8-8) 81 @ Hornets (5-11) 102

  • Leading scorers: MIL – Brandon Jennings 25, NOH – Ryan Anderson 22.
  • The Hornets used a 49-31 second half and only 8 turnovers in the game to knock off the Bucks.
  • Ryan Anderson led the Hornets again with 22 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
  • Robin Lopez was very efficient with his 21 points, going 8 for 10 from the field.
  • Even in limited minutes, Larry Sanders is becoming a force off the Bucks bench. In this game he had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 more blocked shots.

Clippers (11-6) 105 @ Jazz (9-10) 104

  • Leading scorers: LAC – Blake Griffin 30, UTA – Mo Williams 20.
  • The Clippers escaped with a 1-point win despite going only 4-21 from 3-point range.
  • Blake Griffin had his best statistical game of the season with 30 points on 14-20 shooting (also had 11 rebounds).
  • Jamal Crawford poured in another 20 points (7-19 FG).
  • Mo Williams stepped up with 20 points and 12 assists for the Jazz.
  • Al Jefferson posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.

Raptors (4-14) 110 @ Nuggets (9-9) 113

  • Leading scorers: TOR - Kyle Lowry 24, DEN – Corey Brewer 19.
  • Corey Brewer was part of the bench that lifted the Nuggets with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
  • JaVale McGee was great as well with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks.
  • Kyle Lowry finished with 24 points (11-11 FT), 7 assists and 3 blocks. Not bad for a PG.
  • Rookie Terrence Ross put up 12 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes.

Magic (7-10) 102 @ Warriors (10-7) 94

  • Leading scorers: ORL – Glen Davis, Aaron Afflalo 24, GSW – Stephen Curry 25.
  • Wow, the Orlando Magic. First the Lakers, now the Warriors, both on the road. Jacque Vaughn has to be pleased with 7-10.
  • Big games all around for the Magic. Glen Davis (24 pts, 6 rebs), Aaron Afflalo (24 pts, 9-16 FG), Nik Vucevic (14 pts, 15 rebs) and J.J. Redick (22 pts, 5 rebs, 7 asts) led the way.
  • Steph Curry played almost the whole game (44 mins) and put up his third straight 20-10 with 25 points and 11 assists.
  • Jarrett Jack provided the bench work with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Topics: Box Scores, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz

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