Box Score Bulletin’: Dec. 16

Dec 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) gets past Philadelphia 76ers guard Damien Wilkins (8) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers defeated the Sixers 111-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-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…

Rockets (11-12) 96 @ Raptors (6-19) 103

  • Leading scorers: HOU – James Harden 28, TOR – Alan Anderson 24.
  • Kudos to Numero Ohco Jose Calderon, for unleashed his second career (and second of the season) triple double with 18 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.
  • In 25 minutes off the bench, Alan Anderson put up 24 points on 6-12 shooting, including 9-9 from the charity stripe.
  • The Raptors recorded 13 blocks as a team (Amir Johnson with 5).
  • James Harden had 28 points, mostly from the free throw line, where he went 14-15.

Lakers (11-14) 111 @ 76ers (12-12) 98

  • Leading scorers: LAL – Kobe Bryant 34, PHI – Nick Young 30.
  • The Lakers were making it rain with threes, as they connected on 14 of their 34 attempts.
  • Even though Kobe dropped 34 points (12-21 FG) in his return to his native Philly, Metta World Peace had the line of the game with 19 points, 16 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks.
  • The point guard combo of Chris Duhon and Darius Morris combined for 29 points (10-19 FG, 7-15 3PT).
  • Nick Young did some of his own raining as we went 6-12 from downtown on his way to scoring 30 points.
  • Dorell Wright recorded 9 assists to go along with his 6 points and 7 rebounds.

Nuggets (13-12) 122 @ Kings (7-16) 97

  • Leading scorers: DEN – JaVale McGee 19, SAC – Isaiah Thomas 20.
  • The Nugs continued their balanced attack with every single player scoring in the game and 6 in double figures.
  • Denver outscored Sacramento in the paint 64-38.
  • Andre Iguodala flirted with a triple double with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • Isaiah Thomas had 20 points off the bench, going 13-15 from the free throw line.

Hornets (5-18) 94 @ Trail Blazers (11-12) 95

  • Leading scorers: NOH – Ryan Anderson 26, POR – J.J. Hickson 24.
  • Nic Batum had an amazing 5×5 game, the first since 2006. He finished with: 11 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 5 blocks.
  • Damian Lillard earned his first “cold blooded” reference by buring a deep three ball with 0.3 seconds left to beat the Hornets. He finished with 16 points and 4-10 behind the arc for the game.
  • J.J. Hickson led the frontcourt with 24 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Ryan Anderson contined his sharpshooting ways with 26 points, going 7-10 from 3-point range.
  • Greivis Vasquez posted a double double with 23 points and 11 assists.

Topics: Box Scores, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers

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