Box Score Bulletin’: Jan. 2

January 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31, left) commits a flagrant foul on Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32, center) as Warriors power forward David Lee (10) defends during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 115-94. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-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 (16-15) 79 @ Raptors (12-20) 102

  Leading scorers: POR – Damian Lillard 18, TOR – Terrence Ross 26.
  In an easy win, the Raptors (winners of 8 of 9) had one of the strangest statistical anomalies of the season. Their point guards, Jose Calderon and Kyle Lowry combined for 0 points and 22 assists. The odd part? They only attempted 3 shots between them for the entire game in 43 minutes.
  Three Raptors starters (Calderon, Gray an Pietrus) did not even score in the game.
  Terrence Ross set a career-high with 26 points, going 6 for 9 from behind the arc.
  DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis combined for 43 points on 20 for 29 (69.0%) shooting.
  The Raps had 34 assists on 41 made field goals for an insane 82.9% assist rate.
  The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard who had 18 points and 7 assists, but also had 7 turnovers.
  Portland was only 4-22 from 3-point range.

Bulls (17-13) 96 @ Magic (12-20) 94

  Leading scorers: CHI – Carlos Boozer 31, ORL – Jameer Nelson 32.
  The Bulls starting frontline of Carlos Boozer (31 pts, 11 rebs), Taj Gibson (21 pts, 11 rebs) and Luol Deng (23 pts) got the job done without Joakim Noah.
  Boozer and Gibson played 40 and 45 minutes respectively.
  Rip Hamilton only had 4 points, but had 9 assists in 30 minutes.
  Jameer Nelson put up a season-high 32 points and went 6 for 9 from three.
  Nik Vucevic continues to put up solid production with another 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Kings (12-20) 97 @ Cavaliers (7-26) 94

  Leading scorers: SAC – Jason Thompson 19, CLE – Kyrie Irving 22.
  Jason Thompson (19 pts, 10 rebs) and DeMarcus Cousins (18 pts, 16 rebs) both posted double doubles.
  The Kings pounded the Cavs in the paint 52-36.
  Alonzo Gee had a solid game for Cleveland with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

Wizards (4-26) 81 @ Pacers (19-13) 89

  Leading scorers: WAS – Jordan Crawford 20, IND – Paul George 29.
  Paul George dominated the Wiz with 29 points (9-19 FG) and 14 rebounds.
  David West had an unusual off night with only 8 points on 3-13 shooting.
  The Wizards actually made more FG’s (35 to 29) than the Pacers, but Indiana made 26 FT’s to the Wiz’s 8.
  Jordan Crawford once again led the Wizards with 20 points and 7 assists.
  Kevin Seraphin put up 16 points and 9 rebounds off the bench.

Grizzlies (20-9) 93 @ Celtics (14-17) 83

  Leading scorers: MEM – Mike Conley 23, BOS – Paul Pierce 17.
  The Celtics, already the worst rebounding the team in the league at 38.1 per game, managed only 27 rebounds in this game to the Grizzlies 39.
  Mike Conley led the Grizz with 23 points and 9 assists.
  Zach Randolph had a very quiet 6 points and 8 rebounds in 30 minutes.
  Although Kevin Garnett had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, he had a -15 net rating.

Mavericks (13-20) 109 @ Heat (22-8) 119 – OT

  Leading scorers: DAL – O.J. Mayo 30, MIA – LeBron James 32.
  LeBron James was only 1 assist shy of a triple double after putting up 32 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Yep that’s just LeBron for you.
  Dwyane Wade was also incredible with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
  For the Mavs, Mayo dropped 30 on 12 for 21 shooting, but it wasn’t enough in OT.
  Dirk played 29 minutes and put up 19 points and 6 rebounds. He’s starting to round into form.

Spurs (26-8) 117 @ Bucks (16-14) 110

  Leading scorers: SAN – Tim Duncan 28, MIL – Brandon Jennings 31.
  Just another game for the Spurs Big Three: Duncan (28 pts, 13 rebs, 6 asts), Parker (23 pts, 11 asts) and Ginobili (16 pts, 6 asts).
  The Spurs shot 51.7% and 52.9% from behind the arc, with only 8 turnovers.
  Brandon Jennings dropped 31 on 13-26 shooting.
  John Henson had a breakout game with 20 points (on 10-11 shooting!), 9 rebounds and 3 assists.

Hornets (7-25) 92 @ Rockets (18-14) 104

  Leading scorers: NOH – Ryan Anderson 18, HOU – James Harden 31.
  The Rockets destroyed the Hornets in the paint, outscoring them 60-28.
  James Harden finished with 31 points and 7 assists.
  Patrick Patterson had a double double off the bench with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  Greivis Vasquez had an impressive double double with 15 points and 14 assists.

Nets (17-15) 110 @ Thunder (24-7) 93

  Leading scorers: BKN – Joe Johnson 33, OKC – Kevin Durant 27.
  The superstars showed up for the Nets with Joe Johnson putting up 33 points on 11-19 shooting, Deron Williams having 19 points, 13 assists and 5 steals and Brook Lopez having 25 points.
  The Nets went 9 for 17 from downtown.
  Despite recieving his first career ejection, Kevin Durant finished with 27 points.
  Russell Westbrook had 26 points and 10 assists.

Timberwolves (14-14) 84 @ Jazz (16-17) 106

  Leading scorers: MIN – Kevin Love, Alexey Shved 13, UTA – Gordon Hayward 17.
  Enes Kanter (15 pts, 8 rebs) and Gordon Hayward (17 pts, 3-4 3PT) both had decent games off the Jazz bench.
  The Timberwolves ended up shooting 2 for 17 from 3-point range.
  Kevin Love had a double double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  Both teams recorded 12 blocked shots.

76ers (15-18) 89 @ Suns (12-21) 95

  Leading scorers: PHI – Jrue Holiday 16, PHX – Luis Scola 21.
  Despite the loss, Jrue Holiday put up a triple double of 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Maybe he can sneak in the All-Star Game?
  Luis Scola had 21 points and an unexpected 9 assists.
  Marcin Gortat scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
  Thad Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Clippers (25-8) 94 @ Warriors (22-10) 115

  Leading scorers: LAC – Jamal Crawford 24, GSW – Steph Curry 31.
  The Warriors dominated the once-invincible Clippers, shooting 50% overall and 52.2% (12-23) from behind the arc.
  Steph Curry was insanely efficient with 31 points (11-16 FG, 6-8 3PT), 6 rebounds and 8 assists.
  David Lee finished with a near triple double with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists.
  Matt Barnes got the start for the Clips, played 40 minutes and finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
  The Clips got outrebounded 53-38.
  DeAndre Jordan was a no-show with only 4 points and 4 rebounds.

Topics: Box Scores, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers

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