Box Score Bulletin’: Jan. 1

Jan 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks to drive around Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews (2) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-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…

Mavericks (13-19) 103 @ Wizards (4-25) 94

  Leading scorers: DAL – Vince Carter 23, WAS – Bradley Beal 22.
  The Mavs finally snapped a 6-game slide in which they used a 35-19 3rd quarter to get past the Wizards.
  Vince Carter was inserted into the starting lineup and responded with 23 points on 9 for 14 shooting in 30 minutes.
  Dirk continued to work his way back with 11 points (5-7 FG) and a couple of rebounds in 17 minutes.
  Shawn Marion posted 11 points and 14 rebounds.
  Bradley Beal put up 22 points (4-7 3PT) for the Wizards.

Trail Blazers (16-14) 105 @ Knicks (21-10) 100

  Leading scorers: POR – Nicolas Batum 26, NYK – Carmelo Anthony 45.
  Almost unbelievably, Carmelo (45) and J.R. Smith (28) combined for 73 of the Knicks 100 points scored (73% for you non-Math majors out there). I’m sure when two players score three quarters of your team’s points, it’s not a good thing.
  Melo had 45, but Smith had the better overall game with 28 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
  Nic Batum knocked down six threes as part of his team high 26 points.
  Damian Lillard finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

Kings (11-20) 97 @ Pistons (12-22) 103

  Leading scorers: SAC – DeMarcus Cousins 21, DET - Brandon Knight 20.
  Greg Monroe finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks for the Pistons.
  Before getting ejected for a flagrant foul on Isaiah Thomas, Charlie Villanueva was 3-5 from behind the arc.
  DeMarcus Cousins posted a double double of 21 points and 14 rebounds.
  Jimmer Fredette poured in 14 off the bench in 24 minutes.

Hawks (20-10) 95 @ Hornets (7-24) 86

  Leading scorers: ATL – Josh Smith 23, NOH – Ryan Anderson 23.
  Josh Smith stuffed the stat sheet in this one. His finishing line: 23 points (11-20 FG), 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocks. Now THAT is contract year material!
  The Hawks had 30 assists on 41 made field goals (73% assist rate).
  Zaza Pachulia had a 12 and 10 double double in only 20 minutes.
  Greivis Vasquez was only 1 rebound shy of a triple double with 17 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds.
  The Hornets were only 4-12 from the free throw line.
  Ryan Anderson continued his 3-point barrage, knocking down another five in this game.

Clippers (25-7) 78 @ Nuggets (18-15) 92

  Leading scorers: LAC – Blake Griffin, Eric Bledsoe 12, DEN – Danilo Gallinari 17.
  The Clippers streak ENDS at 17 wins. And with 78 points and 38.5% shooting, it wasn’t pretty.
  Andre Miller started and put up 12 points and 12 assists.
  The Nuggets had six players score in double figures.
  DeAndre Jordan had the best Clipper game with 11 points (4-4 FG but 3-10 FT), 11 rebounds and 3 blocks.

76ers (15-17) 103 @ Lakers (15-16) 99

  Leading scorers: PHI – Jrue Holiday 26, LAL – Kobe Bryant 36.
  Jrue Holiday (26 pts, 10 asts) and Evan Turner (22 pts, 13 rebs, 5 asts) led the Sixers to a solid road win over the Lakers.
  Spencer Hawes was solid against the Lakers bigs with 13 points (5-9 FG), 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks in 27 minutes off the bench.
  Kobe put up 36 points on 14 of 29 shooting.
  The Lakers were 3-22 from downtown.
  Metta World Peace had 13 points and 9 rebounds, but shot only 6-17.

Topics: Box Scores, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers

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