Boxed Out: A weekly look at statistical oddities around the NBA
Out of character: Young Pistons guards doing all sorts of scoring, and Renaldo Balkman continuing to put up double-digit rebounding efforts. All that and more comes your way in this week's edition of Boxed Out.
Joel Przybilla, Monday at Memphis: 5-for-7 from the field, 13 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks
The Vanilla Gorilla has done a fine job this year handling duties at center in lieu of that large individual from Ohio State. Just another impressive line.
Mike Conley, Monday versus Portland: 8-for-14 from the field, 3-for-4 on threes, 20 points
He looks more confident since the departure of Kyle Lowry.
Renaldo Balkman, Monday versus New Jersey: 8 rebounds (6 offensive)
He is averaging 10.3 rebounds per game in March, more than half of which are coming off the offensive glass.
Will Solomon, Tuesday at Atlanta: 12 minutes, 0-for-6 from the field, 0 points, 2 rebounds, 0 assists, minus-15
Bring him back!
LeBron James, Tuesday versus Orlando: 15-for-27 from the field, 4-for-7 on threes, 9-for-10 foul shooting, 43 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, 6 turnovers
Just LeBron doing LeBron things. And hitting his threes. Scary.
Will Bynum, Tuesday at Dallas: 8-for-14 from the field, 19 points, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, plus-8
We're talking about Will Bynum here. Unsurprisingly, he set a career scoring high in this game. Short-lived it would be.
Anthony Morrow, Tuesday versus LA Clippers: 8-for-12 from the field, 4-for-7 on threes, 20 points
This seems like a good time to mention that two undrafted Warriors sit atop the league in three-point shooting this season: Morrow and Kelenna Azubuike. Fun fact.
Andre Iguodala, Tuesday at LA Lakers: 1-for-7 on threes
But that one sure was big, huh?
Danny Granger, Wednesday versus Portland: 12-for-24 from the field, 5-for-9 on threes, 35 points, 10 rebounds, 0 assists
Welcome back, shooter!
Spencer Hawes, Wednesday at Charlotte: 25 minutes, 0-for-3 from the field, 2 points, 0 rebounds
Hawes is the starting center for the Kings. The rebounding issues here combined with Kings coach Kenny Natt's absurd comments after the fact really got to Tom Ziller. But hey, Rashad McCants keeps flinging! He had a smooth 30 in the Kings' billionth straight loss to the Eastern Conference.
Brook Lopez, Wednesday at New York: 23 points 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, plus-17
Brook not only swishing but dishing as well.
Kevin Love, Wednesday at New Orleans: 23 points, 11 rebounds (4 offensive)
Just another fine showing for the rook from UCLA.
Dwight Howard, Wednesday at Milwaukee: 8-for-13 from the field, 12-for-21 foul shooting, 28 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists
Good passing night for centers around the association.
Marcin Gortat, Wednesday at Milwaukee: 15 minutes, 4-for-4 from the field, 10 points, 8 rebounds
That's great per-minute production.
Derrick Rose, Wednesday at Oklahoma City: 12-for-14 from the field, 25 points, 3 assists, 6 turnovers
Still figuring out the whole point guard deal, but he sure can play.
Thabo Sefolosha, Wednesday versus Chicago: 2-for-7 from the field, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover, 4 blocks
"Biggest mistake of your life, John Paxson!"
Mike Conley, Wednesday versus Denver: 10 assists, 0 turnovers
Also for the Grizz in this game, Darrell Arthur blocked five shots. All these fun box score lines still aren't buying Memphis too many wins though.
Arron Afflalo, Wednesday at Houston: 7-for-13 from the field, 4-for-6 on threes, 24 points
Another career high for a reserve Detroit guard.
Baron Davis, Wednesday versus Washington: 11 points, 8 rebounds, 20 assists, 3 turnovers
I feel obligated to report any 20-assist performance. Also, Chris Kaman went 9-for-10 from the field in this game.
Ryan Hollins, Thursday at Atlanta: 6-for-9 from the field, 13 points, 7 rebounds (6 offensive), 4 turnovers, 6 personal fouls
Making his presence known in a rare start.
Joe Smith, Thursday versus Portland: 19 minutes, 5-for-5 from the field, 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 0 turnovers
Chris Bosh, Friday versus Charlotte: 19-for-20 foul shooting
The Bobcats went 11-for-13 as a team.
Gerald Wallace, Friday at Toronto: 9-for-13 from the field, 30 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, plus-17
Hat tip to my buddy Lee for pointing out an all-over-the-map night for Crash. Didn't hurt the Cats' case that Boris Diaw chipped in with 30 (15-for-21 from the field) as well.
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Friday versus Miami: 5-for-6 from the field, 7-for-7 foul shooting, 18 points
Sacramento Kings, Friday at New York: 121 points scored, 94 points allowed (win)
Crack! Pow! Take that, Eastern Conference!
Will Bynum, Friday versus LA Clippers: 10-for-19 from the field, 22 points, 6 assists, 3 turnovers
That would be his current career scoring high.
Nick Collison, Friday versus Utah: 5-for-6 from the field, 11 points, 10 rebounds (4 offensive)
Providing a nice lift off the bench, especially as of late.
J.R. Smith, Friday versus Washington: 15-for-23 from the field, 3-for-8 on threes, 7-for-8 foul shooting, 40 points
The guy loves to shoot.
Quentin Richardson, Saturday at Orlando: 11-for-20 from the field, 9-for-10 foul shooting, 33 points
That's three more made field goals and 11 more points than the other four Knicks starters combined.
Jarrett Jack, Saturday at Charlotte: 13-for-14 from the field, 31 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover
He went a perfect 12-for-12 from two-point land in this game.
Tyrus Thomas, Saturday versus LA Lakers: 15 points, 16 rebounds
The super-athlete is getting increasingly more productive. Also in this game, tack on another 30 points for Unstoppable John Salmons.
Stromile Swift, Saturday versus Washington: 10 points, 12 rebounds (4 offensive)
Who doesn't love blowouts?
Glen Davis, Saturday at Memphis: 8-for-11 from the field, 8-for-9 foul shooting, 24 points
Career high for Large Baby!
That does it for this week's Boxed Out. As always, feel free to shout at us with anything we missed. The Daily Babble comes your way Monday afternoon.
Catch ya on the flip side of the meridian.