Box Score Bulletin’: Jan. 6

January 6, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol (16) lays on the floor after being fouled by Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) in the second half of the game at the Staples Center. Gasol left the game. Nuggets won 112-105. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-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…

Thunder (26-7) 104 @ Raptors (12-22) 92

  Leading scorers: OKC – Russell Westbrook 23, TOR – Alan Anderson 27.
  Russell Westbrook (23 pts, 7 assts) and Kevin Durant (22 pts, 7 rebs, 7 asts) seemingly took it easy on the Raptors.
  For the second time this season, Durant only attempted 11 shots for the game, his second lowest output of the season (he attempted only 8 in the 54-point blowout of the Bobcats).
  The Thunder were 22-24 (91.7%) from the free throw line.
  Alan Anderson lit it up for the Raps, scoring 27 while shooting 10-14 (4-8 3PT) from the field.
  Amir Johnson, in his first start of the season, had 19 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and only 1 personal foul in 38 minutes.
  The Raptors had 28 assists on 34 made field goals (82.4% assist rate).

Wizards (4-28) 71 @ Heat (23-9) 99

  Leading scorers: WAS – Kevin Seraphin 14, MIA – LeBron James 24.
  The Heat had an uncharacteristic 50 rebounds to the Wizards 39.
  LeBron had only 2 of them.
  Chris Bosh had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.
  From the bench, Ray Allen and Mike Miller combined for 33 points on 12 for 17 shooting, including 5 for 9 from downtown.
  The Wiz shot a woeful 35.8% from the field.

Bobcats (9-24) 108 @ Pistons (13-23) 101 – OT

  Leading scorers: CHA – Kemba Walker 20, DET – Tayshaun Prince 21.
  Bismack Biyombo had a solid game for the Bobcats with 10 points and 17 rebounds in 34 minutes.
  Off the bench, Ben Gordon had 18 points on 7-12 shooting.
  Greg Monroe had a great game for the Pistons with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists.
  Tayshaun led Detroit in scoring with 21 points (9-15 FG) and 7 rebounds.

Grizzlies (21-10) 92 @ Suns (12-23) 81

  Leading scorers: MEM – Zach Randolph 21, PHX – P.J. Tucker 17.
  Z-Bo was the model of efficiency, scoring 21 points on 9 of 11 shooting and grabbing 8 rebounds.
  Marc Gasol had a solid all-around line of 10 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks.
  Jerryd Bayless was perfect off the bench with 9 points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3PT, 4-4 FT), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 0 turnovers in 25 minutes.
  The Grizzlies shot a very tidy 53.6% from the floor.
  P.J. Tucker of all people, led the way for Phoenix with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Nuggets (20-16) 112 @ Lakers (15-18) 105

  Leading scorers: DEN – Ty Lawson 21, LAL – Kobe Bryant 29.
  It’s usually not a good thing when you’re opponent gets up 101 shots in a non-overtime game, which the Nuggets did in this one.
  They had six players score in double figures.
  The point guards really did a number with Ty Lawson having 21 points and 10 assists while Andre Miller putting up 12 points and 10 assists.
  Nuggets outscored the Lakers in the paint 60-38.
  Despite a costly turnover late in the 4th, Dwight Howard had a monster game with 14 points, 26 rebounds and 4 blocks.
  Kobe finished with 29 points, recording his 17th straight game with at least 27 points.

Topics: Box Scores, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers

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