Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 15

Dec 15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at the Target Center. The Wolves defeated the Mavericks 114-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-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…

Warriors (16-8) 115 @ Hawks (14-7) 93

  • Leading scorers: GSW – David Lee 20, ATL – Al Horford 17.
  • David Lee continues his All-Star-like season with 20 points (10-14 FG), 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
  • Steph Curry was only 6-20 from the field, but almost had a triple double with 18 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds.
  • The Warriors ended up with 99 field goal attempts for the game (which was only regulation).
  • Josh Smith was freezing cold, finishing with only 3 points on 1-12 shooting.
  • Ivan Johnson was solid for the Hawks off the bench with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Magic (10-13) 107 @ Bobcats (7-16) 98

  • Leading scorers: ORL – Glen Davis, Aaron Afflalo 20, CHA – Kemba Walker 32.
  • 11 straight losses and counting for the Bobcats.
  • The Orlando Magic starters shot a combined 29 for 49 (59%).
  • Nik Vucevic had a double double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Kemba Walker led the ‘Cats with 32 points (11-20 FG) and 7 assists.
  • Gerald Henderson got back into the starting lineup with 34 minutes, 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Cavaliers (5-20) 102 @ Knicks (18-5) 103

  • Leading scorers: CLE – Kyrie Irving 41, NYK – Raymond Felton 25.
  • Kyrie Irving had a career-high 41 points (15-25 FG), but it wasn’t enough to top the Melo-less Knicks.
  • The Knicks knocked down another 13 threes (on 35 attempts).
  • Tyson Chandler had a solid double double with 23 points (9-10 FG) and 10 rebounds.
  • J.R. Smith and Jason Kidd combined to shoot 9 for 40 from the field.
  • Anderson Varejao was surprisingly quiet compared to his usual 2012-13 self with only 9 points and 8 rebounds.

Wizards (3-18) 72 @ Heat (15-6) 102

  • Leading scorers: WAS – Bradley Beal 19, MIA – LeBron James 23.
  • Unlike last time, the Heat handled the Wiz easily in this one, behind LeBron’s 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • All 13 Heat players that played in the game scored at least 3 points.
  • Brad Beal (19) and Cartier Martin (18) were the only players in double figures for the Wizards.

Pacers (13-11) 88 @ Pistons (7-19) 77

  • Leading scorers: IND – David West 23, DET – Greg Monroe 18.
  • David West continued his efficient scoring with 23 points on 11 for 16 shooting.
  • Paul George’s recent scoring binge was down a bit but he still finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals.
  • The Pistons shot only 38.6% from the field.
  • Rodney Stuckey finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.

Nets (13-10) 82 @ Bulls (13-9) 83

  • Leading scorers: BKN – Deron Williams 24, CHI – Marco Belinelli 19.
  • The Bulls went only 2-10 from downtown.
  • Joakim Noah had another solid game with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
  • Brook Lopez returned, played 25 minutes and still put up a double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Mavericks (11-13) 106 @ Timberwolves (12-9) 114 – OT

  • Leading scorers: DAL – Derek Fisher, O.J. Mayo 20, MIN – Nikola Pekovic 21.
  • The return of RICKY RUBIO resulted in 8 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
  • The Wolves ended up with 15 steals in the game.
  • ‘Big Pek’ finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds.
  • Andrei Kirilenko finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Derek Fisher was the surprise guy for the Mavs with 20 points (5-8 FG, 7-7 FT).

Clippers (17-6) 111 @ Bucks (12-10) 85

  • Leading scorers: LAC – Matt Barnes 21, MIL – Marquis Daniels 16.
  • This would be 9 straight victories for the Clippers.
  • Double doubles for Blake Griffin (18 pts, 11 rebs), Chris Paul (10 pts, 13 asts) and DeAndre Jordan (15 pts, 11 rebs).
  • Matt Barnes with a solid game in 29 minutes. 21 points on 8-10 shooting.
  • Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis combined to shoot 7 for 27 from the field.

Celtics (12-11) 88 @ Spurs (19-6) 103

  • Leading scorers: BOS – Jason Terry, Paul Pierce 18, SAN – Tony Parker 22.
  • All 11 Spurs players scored at least 3 points.
  • Tim Duncan had his worst shooting performance of the season (2-13, 5 points), not that it mattered.
  • The Spurs also knocked down 12 of their 25 3-point attempts.
  • Rajon Rondo had a rough game by his standards. 6 points, 9 assists.

Grizzlies (15-6) 99 @ Jazz (13-12) 86

  • Leading scorers: MEM – Zach Randolph 25, UTA – Al Jefferson 21.
  • Down 10 at the half, the Grizzlies outscored the Jazz 55-32 in the second half.
  • Zach Randolph posted a 25 point, 16 rebound effort.
  • The Grizz outrebounded the Jazz 48-35.
  • Paul Millsap was quiet for the Jazz with 12 points and 4 rebounds.

Topics: Box Scores, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves

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