Boxed Out: A weekly look at statistical oddities around the NBA
On the short list of disappointing facets about the merciful end of the 2008-09 Sacramento Kings' season, the lack of Ike Diogu from here on out makes a prominent appearance. As you'll see in this week's Boxed Out, the man is pure beast.
Shawn Marion and Chris Bosh, Monday at Washington: 50 points, 30 rebounds
Matching 25-15 performances for the Raps' starting forwards. Imagine if this had been closer to the norm this season.
Brook Lopez, Monday versus Charlotte: 18 points, 20 rebounds (8 offensive)
Headed for a very nice sophomore year.
Marcin Gortat, Monday at Milwaukee: 10 points, 18 rebounds
Whenever this guy gets minutes, he seems to produce.
Craig Smith, Monday at Dallas: 10-for-13 from the field, 24 points, 8 rebounds
Ike Diogu, Monday at Denver: 14-for-20 from the field, 32 points, 11 rebounds
Just the beginning of his big season finale week.
J.R. Smith, Monday versus Sacramento: 29 minutes, 13-for-22 from the field, 11-for-18 on threes, 8-for-8 foul shooting, 45 points
The Kings hit nine threes.
DeAndre Jordan, Monday at Utah: 16 points, 11 rebounds
Love this kid's athleticism. Not as high on his foul shooting (2-for-6 in this game).
Hakim Warrick, Monday at Phoenix: 10-for-11 from the field, 6-for-6 foul shooting, 26 points
Efficient outing in yet another Grizz loss.
Drew Gooden, Monday at Golden State: 20 points, 15 rebounds
Again, nice pick-up, R.C. Buford.
Anthony Randolph, Monday versus San Antonio: 24 points, 16 rebounds
Didn't quite off-set teammate Kelenna Azubuike going 4-for-21 from the field. Yeesh.
Michael Beasley, Tuesday at Atlanta: 23 points, 13 rebounds
If these last few weeks prove to be any sign of things to come for the playoffs, Dwyane Wade's gang could be in better shape than expected.
Paul Pierce, Tuesday at Philadelphia: 12-for-16 from the field, 7-for-9 on threes, 31 points, 0 rebounds
Oh, how I enjoyed watching this shooting clinic.
Eddie House, Wednesday versus Washington: 6-for-9 on threes
Congratulations to the Celtics' new single-season record-holder for three-point accuracy!
Shawn Marion and Chris Bosh, Wednesday at Chicago: 55 points, 30 rebounds
Will they end up keeping this frontcourt intact in Toronto?
Wally Szczerbiak, Wednesday versus Philadelphia: 8-for-11 from the field, 21 points, 8 rebounds 8 assists
Looking at the versatility of that stat line, one might be surprised to find this wasn't the work of the usual starting small forward for the Cavs.
Jason Kidd, Wednesday versus Houston: 11 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists
Add another one to the triple-double ledger.
Danny Granger, Wednesday versus Milwaukee: 10-for-16 from the field, 5-for-7 on threes, 35 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Chris Quinn, Wednesday versus Detroit: 9-for-13 from the field, 5-for-5 on threes, 26 points
Gotta love season finale games when the stars sit out.
Ike Diogu, Wednesday at Minnesota: 28 points, 17 rebounds
With Shock, Hawes and Ike, there's no way the Kings would have any use for a big guy from Oklahoma! Kings fans rejoice about Ike's maturation to superstardom.
LA Clippers, Wednesday versus Oklahoma City: loss, 126-85
Even in a season as bad as this one, a 41-point loss to the Thunder in your home finale? That's a new standard of embarrassment.
Anthony Morrow, Wednesday at Phoenix: 33 points, 12 rebounds
Not an awful season for a guy who didn't manage to get drafted.
Derrick Rose, Saturday at Boston: 12-for-19 from the field, 12-for-12 foul shooting, 36 points, 11 assists
LeBron James, Saturday versus Detroit: 38 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 0 turnovers
Not messing around.
Brandon Bass, Saturday at San Antonio: 18 minutes, 7-for-9 shooting, 14 points, 4 rebounds
Gave the Mavs a big boost off the bench in a series-opening upset.
Yao Ming, Saturday at Portland: 24 minutes, 9-for-9 from the field, 6-for-6 foul shooting, 24 points
And he did all of that in the first half of a game that wasn't a game.
That does it for us this week. Feel free to shout out anything we missed from the final half-week of the regular season and opening weekend of the playoffs. Babble comes your way this afternoon. Catch ya on the flip side of the meridian.