Boxed Out: A weekly look at statistical oddities around the NBA
You might have heard this before, but Leon Powe played really well on Friday night in the Celtics' win of the season to date. This makes me happy. Let's get to this week's Boxed Out.
James Posey, Monday at Philadelphia: 4-for-9 from the field, 3-for-6 on threes, 5-for-6 foul shooting, 16 points, 12 rebounds
Still a favorite in this space.
Dwyane Wade, Monday versus Cleveland: 16-for-30 from the field, 41 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 7 steals, 8 turnovers
We mentioned it earlier in the week, but again, this is a legitimate run at a quintuple-double. Too bad LeBron James and Mo Williams combined for 72 points, including 29 in the fourth quarter.
Dirk Nowitzki, Monday at Oklahoma City: 20 points
Which equaled the total of the other four Dallas starters.
Nenad Krstic, Monday versus Dallas: 10-for-16 from the field, 26 points, 6 rebounds
Six more points than the four Dallas starters not named Dirk Nowitzki. Also of note in this game, Russell Westbrook went for a triple-double.
Roger Mason, Monday at LA Clippers: 1-for-9 from the field, 0-for-6 on threes, 2 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, plus-20
Odd day all around for Rog. His team won by 28. That part wasn't quite as odd.
Chauncey Billups, Tuesday at Detroit: 11-for-19 from the field, 4-for-8 on threes, 8-for-8 foul shooting, 34 points, 4 assists
In his return to the Motor City, he hit as many field goals as the Pistons' starting backcourt did and scored just four less points than Rip Hamilton and Rodney Stuckey combined. He also outscored his team's other four starters (34-33), and his current team did not outscore his former team.
Kevin Love, Tuesday versus Golden State: 7-for-14 from the field, 18 points, 14 rebounds
Apparently still mad at the league for not including him in HORSE and taking it out on everybody.
Carl Landry, Tuesday versus Toronto: 7-for-9 from the field, 8-for-8 foul shooting, 22 points, 6 rebounds, plus-30
Hello, lunch pail.
Rashad McCants, Tuesday versus Indiana: 6-for-6 from the field, 3-for-3 on threes, 5-for-6 foul shooting, 20 points
The rest of his team was not quite so efficient from the field and fell to the Pacers at home.
Lamar Odom, Tuesday versus Memphis: 1-for-8 from the field, 2 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 blocks
A triple-double that didn't include points would be really cool.
Michael Beasley and Daequan Cook, Wednesday versus Phoenix: 19-for-30 from the field, 7-for-9 on threes, 10-for-11 foul shooting, 55 points, 14 rebounds, 1 turnover
The Suns' bench totaled 24 points.
Joakim Noah, Wednesday versus Golden State: 3-for-11 from the field, 8-for-8 foul shooting, 14 points, 17 rebounds, 4 blocks
Given his form, it's the perfection from the line that amazes me.
Rudy Gay, Wednesday at LA Clippers: 12-for-22 from the field, 9-for-9 foul shooting, 35 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists
And the Grizz win by 23 on the road. Makes it all the more disheartening that the Celts found a way to lose to the Clips.
Carmelo Anthony, Thursday versus Portland: 16-for-26 from the field, 38 points
That's a triumphant return from suspension for the Mike Gorman favorite.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Friday versus Miami: 15 minutes, 4 points, 10 rebounds
Pops! Good to see the former George Washington star getting some run.
Jermareo Davidson, Friday at Detroit: 11 points, 10 rebounds
Apparently, he plays for the Warriors these days. I probably should have known this earlier.
Aaron Brooks, Friday versus Phoenix: 11-for-20 from the field, 30 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 turnovers
How sorely the Rockets missed Rafer that night. Or not.
Leon Powe, Friday versus Cleveland: 9-for-11 from the field, 20 points, 11 rebounds
He is The Show.
Mo Williams, Saturday versus Miami: 10-for-15 from the field, 6-for-7 on threes, 29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 turnovers
What a difference-maker this guy has been this season.
Gerald Wallace, Saturday at New York: 7-for-13 from the field, 23 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 2 turnovers
Don't look now, but the 'Cats have won six straight and are making a playoff push.
Marc Gasol, Saturday versus Philadelphia: 11-for-15 from the field, 30 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks
Hey, if you're not going to guard anyone in general, might as well make the opponent work at the other end of the floor.
Julian Wright, Saturday versus Oklahoma City: 8-for-10 from the field, 20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
Now that is a sign of the guy I saw tear up Mizzou for 30 points and 12 rebounds in the collegiate game of his life back in 2007.
Jason Terry, Saturday versus Washington: 11-for-20 from the field, 5-for-10 on threes, 33 points
JET really seems to flourish with this bench role of his.
Richard Jefferson, Saturday versus Golden State: 10-for-17 from the field, 13-for-16 foul shooting, 35 points
Had to give the guy a mention after a string of high-scoring efforts.
Eric Gordon, Saturday versus Indiana: 12-for-18 from the field, 5-for-6 on threes, 35 points, 6 assists
Watch this kid shoot when you get a chance. it will be worth your time.
That does it for us for the week in box scores. As always, feel free to shout at us with anything we missed. The Daily Jinx comes your way this afternoon.
Catch ya on the flip side of the meridian.