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

Welcome back to Boxed Out, version 2.0.  Feel free to check out last week's introduction here, and please don't hesitate to fill in any of the week's goofy stat lines that we've missed below.  Away we go...

Washington starting frontcourt, Monday versus Indiana: 25-for-49 from the field, 71 points

Fairly impressive play from Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler and Andray Blatche.  Here's the problem: Nine other Wizards saw action that night, and those gentlemen combined to score 27 points on 9-for-32 shooting.  Markedly less impressive.  Wiz lose by 20.

Jameer Nelson, Monday at Golden State: 13-for-25 from the field, 5-for-9 from deep, 32 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 3 turnovers

I've called Nelson's work as the Orlando floor general into question in the past, so it seems only fair to note that the guy has been playing particularly well as of late.  Just one of many impressive recent performances for the team with the fourth best record in the land.  This one's for you, Ben Q Rock.

Derrick Rose, Tuesday at Charlotte: 3-for-16 from the field, 6 points, 7 assists, 3 turnovers

My respected comrade over at Blog a Bull (seriously, if you aren't interested in the Bulls of your own volition, this site will make you care - or at least keep you quite amused) called it Rose's first truly bad game of the season.  Bulls fall to Charlotte in overtime.

Peja Stojakovic, David West, Chris Paul, Tuesday at Memphis: 10-for-33 from the field

And yet the Hornets won.  This is possible when you play a team that doesn't defend well, and you take 19 more free throws than the opponent.  On the road.  The aforementioned three best players on the Hornets combined to shoot 22-for-24 from there.  The Grizz attempted 19 free throws as a team.

Danny Granger, Wednesday versus Golden State: 11-for-27 from the field, 17-for-17 from the line, 41 points, 11 boards, 6 assists, 2 turnovers, 2 blocks

He was one of three 20-point scorers on his team that night.  In regulation.  This is what happens when Obie and Nellie collide.  Also, this doesn't even sniff the top two performances of the week.

Utah Jazz, Wednesday at New Jersey: 103 points scored, 92 points allowed

This becomes a lot more impressive when one considers that the Nets led this game 27-5 late in the first quarter.

Marcus Camby, Wednesday at Chicago: 19 points, 27 rebounds, 4 blocks

Sure, he played 41 minutes of a double-overtime game, but that's quite a job cleaning the glass.

Brandon Roy, Thursday versus Phoenix: 14-for-27 from the field, 5-for-7 from three, 19-for-21 from the foul line, 52 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 0 turnovers

Just keeps getting better and better.  You already know that dude pulling the strings at the Daily Babble and Boxed Out loves him, but we couldn't let this one go without a mention.

Zach Randolph, Friday at Indiana: 13-for-25 from the field, 34 points, 16 boards, 4 assists, 6 turnovers

Yep, this one was mostly so that I wouldn't look biased for telling you that he came back the next night with a 4-point performance on 2-for-11 shooting.  Good ol' Z-Bo.

Devin Harris, Friday versus Dallas: 14-for-25 from the field, 5-for-9 from deep, 8-for-8 from the the line, 41 points, 13 assists

Welcome back to the Swamp, Jason Kidd!

Quentin Richardson, Friday versus Milwaukee: 1-for-10 from the field, 2 points

The good news is, he's the type of guy who believes in never running one's mouth without doing something.  You know, because 'til you do something, it all means nothing.  Classy dude, that Q-Rich.

Of course, the fact that winning a championship ring doesn't qualify for doing something in Richardson's world has yet to be adequately explained.  I'm not sitting by the phone.

Andre Miller, Saturday versus Indiana: 14 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, 0 turnovers

A triple-double with no turnovers for a point guard.  That's cool stuff.

Chris Paul, Saturday versus Sacramento: 10-for-15 from the field, 12-for-15 from the foul line, 34 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 8 steals, 1 turnover

Move over, Andre.  That's known in the business as getting one-upped.

Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday versus LA Clippers: 32 assisted field goals

They only allowed 28 field goals total to their opponents that night, assisted or otherwise.

Jamal Crawford, Saturday at Charlotte:  14-for-26 from the field, 5-for-8 from three, 17-for-18 from the line, 50 points, 5 assists, 1 turnover

Scott Van Pelt actually said the following when narrating the highlights for this game on SportsCenter:  "Warriors games are fun to watch, partly because defense is usually optional."  Let's end on that happy note.

Back at'cha in a few hours with Monday's Babble.  See ya on the other side of the meridian.