J.R. Shoots, and J.R. Scores

Boxed Out: A weekly look at statistical oddities around the NBA

J.R. Smith scores many points, often in few minutes.  He highlights the latest edition of Boxed Out.

Dwyane Wade, Monday versus Orlando: 16-for-34 from the field, 10-for-13 foul shooting, 42 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 1 turnover

Wonder if his presence in this game had anything to do with...

Courtney Lee, Monday at Miami: 16 minutes, 6 fouls

...this.  Third Quarter Collapse's Ben Q Rock found Lee's foul trouble rather frustrating.

Dwight Howard, Monday at Miami: 8-for-11 from the field, 22 points, 18 rebounds

A big part of the reason the Heat couldn't manage to win the game.  Shocking, I know.

Richard Jefferson, Monday at New Jersey: 8-for-12 from the field, 4-for-5 on threes, 9-for-10 foul shooting, 29 points, 10 rebounds, plus-30

Mega-efficient performance to stick it to his old team.

O.J. Mayo, Monday at Golden State: 8-for-16 from the field, 24 points, 10 assists

High-scoring and unselfish.  Nice effort for O.J.  The Grizz also got an 8-for-9 effort from Hakim Warrick in 19 minutes off the bench.

Monta Ellis and Jamal Crawford, Monday versus Memphis: 20-for-51 from the field, 55 points

When your starting backcourt takes more than half of your shots and comes up with a true shooting percentage less than 50 percent, that's not so good.

Gerald Wallace, Tuesday versus LA Lakers: 21 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 blocks

Besides getting injured with regularity, Crash can really do a lot when he's on the floor...

Boris Diaw, Tuesday versus LA Lakers: 11 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 turnover

...and so can 3-D, the starting power forward on this Bobcats team.

Detroit Pistons, Tuesday at Cleveland: 9 assists, 15 turnovers

Not conducive to winning, especially when the other team goes for 19 dimes and just six giveaways.

Kirk Hinrich, Tuesday at Indiana: 8-for-13 from the field, 20 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists

He started as de facto small forward in this game alongside Derrick Rose and Ben Gordon.  Interesting improvisation from Vinny Del Negro with John Salmons out due to a groin injury.

Josh Smith, Tuesday at Philadelphia: 13-for-15, 3-for-3 on threes, 4-for-4 foul shooting from the field, 33 points

Well done.

Kevin Love, Tuesday versus Dallas: 9-for-17 from the field, 23 points, 12 rebounds

Just keeps getting better.

Nate Robinson, Tuesday versus Denver: 9-for-16 from the field, 4-for-8 on threes, 8-for-9 foul shooting, 30 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists

Seems like Krypto-Nate is putting up efforts like this every so often these days.

David West, Tuesday at Sacramento: 15-for-25 from the field, 10-for-10 foul shooting, 40 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists

Even with that and a 15-15-8 from CP3, the Hornets beat the hapless Kings by one.

Shawn Marion, Wednesday at Orlando: 17 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists

A little bit of everything from the aptly named Matrix.

Boston Celtics, Wednesday versus Charlotte: 111-109 victory (two overtimes)

What a bizarre game.  Raymond J. Shuttlesworth Allen for the win!

Keyon Dooling, Wednesday versus Detroit: 8-for-14 from the field, 5-for-10 on threes, 23 points

He's been a pleasant surprise for the Nets this season.

Allen Iverson, Wednesday at New Jersey: 17 minutes, 1-for-8 from the field

Wouldn't describe him as a pleasant surprise.

Ramon Sessions, Wednesday versus LA Lakers: 16 points, 16 assists, 10 rebounds

Complete effort.

Louis Amundson, Wednesday versus Houston: 16 minutes, 0-for-4 from the field, 8 rebounds, plus-19

That would be the game's high plus-minus rating.

Kevin Martin, Wednesday at Golden State: 11-for-22 from the field, 5-for-11 on threes, 23-for-26 foul shooting, 50 points

This game was absolutely bonkers from a statistical standpoint, mostly because defense was clearly optional.  Here's the box score link.  Have at it.  We'll give Monta Ellis a footnote for his 42-9-9.

Chris Paul, Wednesday at LA Clippers: 13-for-19 from the field, 30 points, 14 assists, 6 steals

Opposing point guard Baron Davis finished with six turnovers, and the Clippers finished with 24 as a team.  Good times in La La Land.

Gilbert Arenas, Thursday versus Cleveland: 3-for-11 from the field, 11 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds

And a win over LeBron's team.

J.R. Smith, Thursday versus Utah: 8-for-14 from the field, 8-for-13 on threes, 28 points, 7 assists

Might want to guard the perimeter against this individual.

Chris Andersen, Thursday versus Utah: 7 points, 10 rebounds, 8 blocks

This guy seems to come up with a wacky box score line on a weekly basis.  Birdman flies again!

Mike Conley, Friday versus Dallas: 10-for-16 from the field, 25 points, 5 assists

Continues to grow more comfortable.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Friday at Oklahoma City: 35 points, 18 rebounds

Helped the Blazers overcome Joel Przybilla's uncharacteristic 1-for-3 effort from the field.

Shaun Livingston, Friday versus Portland: 27 minutes, 5-for-6 from the field, 10 points

Welcome back, Shaun!  Thanks to my buddy Lee for pointing this one out.

Rafer Alston, Friday versus Cleveland: 11 points, 10 assists, plus-22

The one time the Cavs could help the Celtics by playing well, they don't do it.

Carlos Boozer, Friday versus Minnesota: 1-for-9 from the field, 6 points

It's been an up-and-down return from injury so far for him.

Francisco Garcia, Friday at Phoenix: 9-for-18 from the field, 4-for-7 on threes, 7-for-8 foul shooting, 29 points

Good effort starting in place of the injured Kevin Martin.  Too bad his team gave up 139 points in this game.

Jamal Crawford and Anthony Morrow, Friday versus New Orleans: 19-for-34 from the field, 63 points

A slightly more efficient game from the starting backcourt than the Warriors got earlier in the week.  Helped offset CP3's 43 points and David West's 31-14 effort.

Dwight Howard, Saturday at Atlanta: 21 points, 23 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals

The requisite mention for a 20-20 game.

Brendan Haywood, Saturday versus Miami: 7-for-12 from the field, 4-for-9 foul shooting, 18 points, 12 rebounds

Agent Zero didn't make the only return this week for the Wizards.  It appears this former Tar Heel's free throw shooting is a bit rusty though.

DeAndre Jordan, Saturday at Denver: 25 minutes, 8-for-8 from the field, 5-for-9 foul shooting, 21 points, 8 rebounds

Wonder how many of those made baskets didn't come on dunks.

J.R. Smith, Saturday versus LA Clippers: 26 minutes, 12-for-20 from the field, 7-for-14 on threes, 34 points

Instant offense, no doubt.

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.

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