Another week, another top ten boxscores! An amazing triple-double, a whole lotta Cavs, and Jokic is no joke!
|Draymond Green||2/10||38||4 (33.3%)||12 (0)||10||2||10||5||3||11.1|
|Kevin Love||2/6||42||39 (89.3%)||12 (4)||3||4||3||0||3||13.5|
|Kyle Korver||2/8||26||29 (116.6%)||5 (0)||0||1||0||0||2||12|
|Nikola Jokic||2/10||37||40 (79.4%)||9 (4)||5||2||2||0||2||11|
|LeBron James||2/6||42||32 (79.2%)||7 (0)||17||6||2||2||6||10.6|
|Rodney McGruder||2/6||39||15 (93.8%)||5 (4)||4||0||1||0||1||10.6|
|James Harden||2/11||29||40 (83.2%)||6 (1)||8||8||0||0||2||10.4|
|Blake Griffin||2/6||37||26 (64%)||11 (4)||11||2||1||0||3||7.3|
|Mindaugas Kuzminskas||2/8||20||4 (25%)||0 (0)||1||2||0||0||2||-11.6|
|Kyrie Irving||2/6||44||23 (43.9%)||1 (0)||5||3||1||0||3||-13|
1. Draymond put up a triple-double without points in a win at Memphis! Amazing! What's even more incredible is Draymond put up five blocks too, just narrowly missing a five by five. Easily the most impressive boxscore of the week.
2. Kevin Love put up the best game of the week in a win at Washington. There's an odd symmetry in that we'll get to shortly. Great shooting and rebounding are Kevin's go to stats. Tack on three steals and normally this boxscore would have topped the list.
3. Is Kyle Korver finally finding his stride? In a win at Indiana, Korver shot lights out from three (8 for 9!) Five rebounds were just gravy. Is Korver going to be the final piece to keep the Cavs competitive? We'll see.
4. Who boy is Jokic amazing! He can shoot, he can pass. He's easily the best player from the 2014 draft. Here's hoping he keeps up this performance. I find it just extra great that he put up this in a win against the Knicks and Melo.
5. Another Cav makes the list. LeBron James has the most assists of the week in another stellar performance from a Cav on the sixth. His shooting was also great, and seven rebounds, two steals, and two blocks were nothing shabby.
6. Rodney McGruder gets the slot I normally reserve for the top rookie performance. Luckily, in a win against Minnesota, he didn't disappoint. While not the most flashy boxscore, it definitely hit all of our favorites - efficient scoring, good rebounding, and a great assist to turnover ratio.
7. James Harden helped the Rockets destroy a decimated Suns. He also makes the list because this was Jamison Tinsley's pick in the "Yeh Points Challenge." 15.96 net points is not too shabby!
8. I'm a sucker for triple-doubles! Of course, Russell Westbrook is slowly desensitizing me to them. Twenty-six points, eleven boards, and eleven assists are classic Blake Sadly it wasn't enough to help the Clippers take down the Raptors.
9. Sometimes I give the last two spots to the worst games of the night. While Mindaugas Kuzminskas wasn't quite the worst game of the week, he was amazingly bad per minute. In a mere twenty minutes of play, he put up a -11.6 Points over Par, which was easily enough to blame for the Knicks loss. Zero for five from three, a negative assist to turnover ratio, and no rebounds? Horrible game.
10. Kyrie Irving put up the worst game of the week in the same game that Kevin Love and LeBron James put up great games. Irving had more shots than points (24 shots, 23 points) and a pretty mediocre assist to turnover ratio. Luckily, the Cavs were top heavy enough to handle 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!