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The Top Ten Boxscores of the Week

Welcome to the Top 10 Boxscore of the Week, a weekly segment on the Boxscore Geeks where we break down our favorite boxscores of the week. While we do use statistical criteria to guide our choices, this list is subjective. With that said, here's our list! These are from games from 1/2/17 through 1/9/17.

Player Date Minutes PTS(TS%) TRB(ORB)| AST TOV STL BLK PF PoP
Jimmy Butler 1/2 38 52 (77.2%) 12 (3) 6 2 3 1 0 23
James Harden 1/8 38 40 (65.8%) 10 (3) 11 10 2 2 3 5.4
Chris Paul 1/8 29 19 (72%) 6 (1) 18 1 2 0 4 16.3
Russell Westbrook 1/7 35 32 (70.7%) 17 (2) 11 5 3 0 3 15.1
Willie Reed 1/3 32 22 (68.8%) 18 (8) 2 1 1 2 2 14.6
Boban Marjanovic 1/5 22 15 (84.8%) 19 (9) 0 3 0 1 0 14.2
Davis Bertans 1/7 18 21 (110.3%) 1 (0) 2 0 1 0 2 10.5
Julius Randle 1/3 37 19 (56.7%) 14 (2) 11 2 1 0 3 5.6
Jamal Crawford 1/8 31 2 (8.3%) 1 (0) 1 2 0 0 1 -13.5
Emmanuel Mudiay 1/7 26 0 (0%) 1 (1) 4 2 1 0 2 -11.3

1. Jimmy Butler tops the list with the most productive game of the week. In a seven-point win against the Bobcats, Butler, on his own, was worth a 23 point margin! His fifty points on absurd shooting were the major reason. Tack on a three to one assist to turnover ratio (he was passing the ball?) three steals, a block, and no fouls? Easily the top boxscore of the week.

2. James Harden makes the list with an unofficial quadruple-double. To be honest in the realm of James Harden triple-doubles, this wasn't that great of a game (sure, +5.4 Points over Par is good, but it isn't "contender worthy") The only real issue this game was the turnovers, with 10, it was a bit high. Still, a win against the Raptors is a win.

3. Welcome back Chris Paul! The Clippers were 2-5 in the seven games Chris Paul has missed recently. They've gone 2-0 since he's been back. Admittedly the competition has been soft. Against the lackluster Heat, Chris Paul had a great game lead mostly by his 18 assists with only two turnovers. The Clippers better hope Paul is healthy as James Harden is keeping the Rockets ahead of the Clippers in the standings currently.

4. Russell Westbrook showed the Nuggets what a point guard should look like putting up a killer triple-double. His thirty-two points were also on great shooting. Did the Nuggets point guards put up a fight? (Spoiler, of course night, look at the bottom of the list for more)

5., Is Willie Reed the next Hassan Whiteside? The Heat have been decimated with injury. In a disappointing loss to the Suns, Willie Reed was one bright spot with a 22-18 performance. Can he keep it up?

6. BOBAN! The second I saw his name near the top of production for the week, I knew he'd earned a spot. Boban has only had one game with over twenty minutes this season -- this game. Someone he almost averaged a rebound a minute! Tack on fifteen points on ungodly efficiency and hoo-boy. We'll see if Boban can actually get the minutes to get the boxscores we know he's capable of.

7. Davis Bertans makes the list being the top rookie of the week. Shocker, he plays for the Spurs. A pretty one-dimensional game, but 21 points on 110% True Shooting easily makes the list.

8. Randle makes the list for a solid triple-double and, honestly, some love from commenter DG22 (if you like a boxscore in the comments, it's more likely to make the list!) Randle is a bright spot on the Lakers. Maybe in a few years he'll be part of a contender!

9. Normally I save the 10th spot for the worst Points over Par of the week. Jamal Crawford against the Heat would normally be that spot. 8.3% True Shooting? A 1-2 assist-to-turnover ratio? Truly a terrible performance. Of course, Chris Paul actually bailed him out and the Clippers still got the W.

10. Emmanual Mudiay earns the "coveted" 10th spot with a 0 point game! Of course, he took nine shots! Mudiay is quickly becoming one of the worst point guards in NBA history and it's games like these that do it. 


That's our list! Did we miss someone? Are any players too high? Well don't worry, we'll be back next week with another one. If you see any box scores you think deserve consideration, leave them in the comments or tweet at myself (@nerdnumbers), Patrick (@nbageek), or Brian (@boxscorebrian) with hashtag #BSGTop10. Seeya next time!

Harden's quadruple double was cool and all, but did you notice Montrezl Harrell's line from the same game? 26 min, 28 pts on 12 of 13 shooting, 5 rebs, 1 block, 1 turnover, 2 fouls. That is some efficient scoring.
Benji,
Completely missed it! Will say some weeks are hard to get 10, this week I had to drop 4 off my "first pass" and that was with simple metrics (e.g. triple doubles, worst game, etc.)
Anthony Bennett got waived today. Funny thing is that he has been decent for a young player. Wiggins has never been as good as Bennett but people will say "give him more time"(or they will call me stupid.) Seems like cases of falling in the love with the narrative. From day 1, Bennett was looked at the mistake and Wiggins has been looked at like the second coming of MJ (his nickname in high school was Maple Jordan). Similarities between are they both went to to poor organizations. One was given the keys way too early and the other was only allowed to drive around the parking lot.
Granted, Mudiay is making folks' eyes bleed but give the Nuggets some credit for throwing some minutes his way. It doesn't make sense for some of the other bottom feeders to not give their rookies more playing time.
I'd like to nominate DeMar DeRozan's 41 point (16 for 29), 13 rebound performance against the Celtics for next week's BSotW. I'd say he's worth his contract.
Deandre Jordan's game on 1/14 against the Lakers is going to get on the next list. 24 points on 12/13 shots, 21 rebounds, 2 blocks

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