Boxed Out: A weekly look at statistical oddities around the NBA
Brian Skinner had a really cool, oddly discolored goatee when he played for the Suns. This past week, he had some decent basketball performances, too. He's the star of today's Boxed Out.
Raymond Felton, Tuesday versus Philadelphia: 12-for-20 from the field, 3-for-6 on threes, 5-for-7 foul shooting, 32 points, 5 assists, 5 turnovers
The former tournament-winning North Carolina point guard came out strong the night after UNC clinched its first title since Felton and Sean May led the way in 2005.
MIchael Beasley, Tuesday versus New Orleans: 48 minutes, 9-for-16 from the field, 25 points, 9 rebounds, 1 turnover
It came in an overtime game, but that's still quite a performance off the bench.
Drew Gooden, Tuesday at Oklahoma City: 29 minutes, 7-for-14 from the field, 6-for-6 foul shooting, 20 points
Nice pick-up. It didn't hurt the Spurs that Tim Duncan seemed a bit annoyed about his rough outing in Cleveland two days earlier, so he went for a 25-15 in this game.
Brad Miller, Tuesday versus New York: 1-for-10 from the field, 12 rebounds (6 offensive)
Some good, some bad.
Ryan Gomes, Tuesday at LA Clippers: 24 points, 13 rebounds
Always good to see the former Celtic playing well. Kevin Love checked in with a standard 13-point, 15-board effort in this one.
Brian Skinner, Tuesday versus Minnesota: 16 points, 14 rebounds (6 offensive)
The Clippers' starting lineup totaled 18 rebounds. This might explain how the Clips went minus-28 on the boards for the evening in spite of Skinner's efforts.
Josh McRoberts, Wednesday versus Toronto: 22 minutes, 12 points, 11 rebounds
I'll still never forget the time I saw him miss everything on a windmill dunk attempt during warm-ups at MSG earlier this year. But that's a nice effort in a blowout win.
Tim Duncan, Wednesday versus Portland: 24 minutes, 2-for-8 from the field, 4 points, 5 rebounds
His second uncharacteristically bad game in four days (the first came Sunday in Cleveland).
New York Knicks, Wednesday versus Detroit: 5 turnovers
Amusing to see the Knicks take such good care of the basketball...and still lose by 27. Might have had something to do with going minus-24 on the glass, shooting 36 percent from the field or allowing 54 percent shooting from the field.
Chris Paul, Wednesday versus Phoenix: 29 points, 16 assists, 7 rebounds
He's just really good, though his team would have been better that night if he had kept the opposing point guard from scoring 24 points on just nine field-goal attempts.
J.J. Barea, Wednesday versus Utah: 26 minutes, 6-for-8 from the field, 2-for-3 on threes, 4-for-4 foul shooting, 18 points, 9 assists, 0 turnovers, plus-22
That's effective basketball.
Anthony Morrow, Wednesday versus Minnesota: 2-for-11 from the field, 0-for-5 on threes
Not the best of nights for the league's leading three-point shooter.
Tyrus Thomas, Thursday versus Philadelphia: 5-for-10 from the field, 14-for-14 foul shooting, 24 points
Using that mega-athleticism to get himself to the line and then making those trips count. Well done.
Spencer Hawes and Jason Thompson, Thursday versus Houston: 38 points, 21 rebounds
Nice pair of double-doubles for the men Tom Ziller refers to as Shock and Hawes.
Pau Gasol, Thursday versus Denver: 27 points, 19 rebounds
Playing at a really high level. For a while now.
LeBron James, Friday at Philadelphia: 4 personal fouls
Must have felt like he played eight or nine games after this one. Some guys just can't catch a break.
Al Horford and Josh Smith, Friday versus Indiana: 52 points, 25 rebounds, 9 assists
Impressively versatile night for the starting bigs in Hotlanta.
Orlando Magic, Friday versus New York: loss
Seems rather embarrassing for a team fighting for a two seed.
Will Bynum, Friday versus New Jersey: 8-for-16 from the field, 20 points, 4 assists
He seems to be coming up with games like this on a weekly basis these days.
Russell Westbrook, Friday versus Charlotte: 10 points, 11 assists, 9 turnovers
Ooh, just missed the triple-double.
Chris Paul, Friday at Dallas: 42 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists
His second big effort in a losing cause this week.
Jason Kidd, Friday versus New Orleans: 0-for-6 from the field, 0-for-5 on threes, 3 points, 7 rebounds, 15 assists
What a classic Jason Kidd game. No other way to put it.
Dikembe Mutombo, Friday at Golden State: 34 minutes, 10 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks
Yeah, he's got nothing left.
C.J. Watson, Friday versus Houston: 47:58 minutes played
He finished second on his team in minutes in a game that ended in regulation. Kelenna Azubuike went for 32 points without sitting a second for a Warriors team limited by injuries.
Brian Skinner, Friday versus Sacramento: 8-for-11 shooting, 21 points, 10 rebounds
Too much Brian Skinner! This would be the fourth 20-10 game of his career and his first in more than five years.
Sebastian Telfair, Saturday versus Phoenix: 8-for-12 from the field, 21 points, 0 assists
Efficient scoring night for the Celtics' former shoot-first point guard of the future.
Ben Gordon, Saturday versus Charlotte: 13-for-25 from the field, 7-for-12 on threes, 39 points, 0 turnovers
Luke Ridnour, Saturday versus Oklahoma City: 8-for-8 from the field, 2-for-2 on threes, 18 points, 8 assists, 0 turnovers, plus-21
He and Ramon Sessions combined for 17 assists in Milwaukee's starting backcourt. Nicely done. Not too many misses from Luke here either.
C.J. Watson, Saturday at Utah: 16-for-16 foul shooting, 38 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists
Game of his life overshadows Rob Kurz busting out for 21 off the bench.
Dwyane Wade, Sunday versus New York: 19-for-30 from the field, 6-for-12 on threes, 11-for-13 foul shooting, 55 points, 9 rebounds
Good to see the Knicks finishing the season on a strong defensive note.
That does it for us this week. As always, feel free to shout out any notable lines we missed. Babble comes your way this afternoon. Catch ya on the flip side of the meridian.