Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 13

Dec. 13, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures on the court as Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) follows during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-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…

Bobcats (7-15) 90 @ Hawks (14-6) 113

  • Leading scorers: CHA – Gerald Henderson 17, ATL – Devin Harris 20.
  • The Hawks made a solid 14-29 (48.3%) from downtown.
  • Devin Harris led the Hawks for the first time this season with 20 points on 7-11 shooting (4-8 3PT).
  • Lou Williams had 13 points and 9 assists off the bench in 25 minutes.
  • Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats off the bench with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 31 minutes.

Lakers (9-14) 107 @ Knicks (17-5) 116

  • Leading scorers: LAL – Kobe Bryant 31, NYK – Carmelo Anthony 30.
  • With the Knicks dropping 70 points in the first half, looked like Melo was on his way to 50 points, but ended up with only 30 on 10-15 shooting.
  • A typical Knicks performance with 12 made threes and only 6 turnovers.
  • Ray Felton was solid again with 19 points, 8 assists and only 1 turnover.
  • The Lakers outscored the Knicks 58-50 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.
  • Kobe Bryant went 5 for 11 from behind the arc in compiling 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (of the team’s 13).
  • Metta World Peace also had a nice game with 23 points and 6 rebounds.
  • The Knicks made 12 threes on 25 attempts while the Lakers made 12 threes on 37 attempts.

Spurs (18-6) 90 @ Trail Blazers (10-12) 98

  • Leading scorers: SAN – Tony Parker 21, POR – Damian Lillard 29.
  • The Blazers knocked off the Spurs despite being outshot from the field, from three and being outscored in the paint and on the fast break.
  • Damian Lillard was brilliant with 29 points (11-22 FG), 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Manu Ginobili (12 pts, 6 rebs, 7 asts) and Tiago Splitter (12 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts) led the way for the Spurs bench.

Topics: Box Scores, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

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