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 11/7/16 through 11/13/16.

Player Date Minutes PTS(TS%) TRB(ORB)| AST TOV STL BLK PF PoP
Otto Porter 11/9 38 34 (83.7%) 14(7) 4 0 3 3 2 22.9
Stephen Curry 11/7 36 46 (85.6%) 5(3) 5 4 2 0 2 14
Chris Paul 11/7 25 24 (102%) 6(0) 8 0 2 1 1 18.8
Russell Westbrook 11/13 38 41 (70.9%) 12(2) 16 2 0 0 2 18.2
Kemba Walker 11/11 35 40 (83.9%) 10(1) 6 1 0 0 2 16.6
Willy Hernangomez 11/9 15 14 (88.8%) 6(2) 0 1 1 2 2 7.7
Hassan Whiteside 11/10 37 20 (50.6%) 20(8) 0 3 1 3 3 4.5
James Harden 11/12 39 25 (54.7%) 11(5) 13 7 0 0 1 4.4
James Harden 11/9 41 24 (54.3%) 12(2) 15 8 1 0 1 4
Emmanuel Mudiay 11/13 30 8 (23.7%) 2(0) 0 2 0 0 2 -14.3

1. Otto Porter takes top honors with an absurd game against the Celtics. He did everything well, shooting, check, fourteen rebounds, check. He also had zero turnovers and tacked on three steals and three blocks. Candidly, it was going to take an amazing performance to unseat an early favorite for this spot and Otto Porter did it!

2. Steph Curry now has every record associated with three-point shooting to himself. He put up thirteen threes in a game, meaning he no longer has to share the single-game made-threes record with Kobe. His assist to turnover ratio was a bit off for this game, but am I talking about anything other than his threes? Actually, in a funny note, Curry shot better from three this game (76%) than he did from the line (50%) or from two (33%).

3. Our frontrunner for MVP puts up a great game. He had "perfect" shooting fueled mainly by going five for five from three. His assist to turnover ratio was "infinity, " and he also rebounded and added a block and steal. Chris Paul is simply fantastic and was key in a ten point win against the Pelicans.

4. I was saddened that last week had no triple-doubles. Luckily Westbrook put up a triple-double against the Magic. He also put up the week high in assists with sixteen. Oddly enough this incredible performance wasn't enough for the win. If only Westbrook had one or two MVP-caliber teammates.

5. Kemba Walker is having a "most-improved player" season. And that means he's currently playing MVP level. Forty points, a 6-1 assist to turnover ratio and a double-double with rebounds. What else do you need out of your guard? The Hornets needed something more though as they fell to the Raptors.

6. Willy Hernangomez put up the best rookie performance of the week. Even more impressively, he did it in a mere fifteen minutes of play. As mentioned, this year's rookies aren't putting up the absurd numbers Karl-Anthony Towns or Nikola Jokic did last season. Still, a win against the Nets counts for something, right?

7. A 20-20 is pretty much a guarantee to make the list. That said, Whiteside's performance was actually pretty pedestrian, and the Heat didn't even win. Still, a 20-20 is a 20-20.

8. James Harden makes the list with another triple-double. Harden is playing great this season, but I'll be honest, my love of triple-doubles is why this entry (and the next) makes the list. A good game, but nothing special for Harden. What's more, the Rockets lost this game. It was to the Spurs, so not a real surprise.

9. Another Harden triple-double makes the list because I just loves me a triple-double. Sadly both of Harden's triple-doubles were turnover heavy and mediocre when it comes to shooting efficiency. At least the Rockets won. Also, how weird is it that Harden got two triple-doubles against the Spurs last week?

10. The coveted tenth spot goes to the worst game of the week. Boy did Mudiay plummet back down to terrible after a decent game last week. Mudiay makes retirement-season Kobe look like a good shooter. What's more, he's taking almost 15 shots a game! The Nuggets have some productive players and a pretty crowded front court. That said, Mudiay is shooting them out of games. I won't be shocked if he takes this spot a few more times this season. And this loss was extra harsh as it was against the Trail Blazers, who share the division.

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!