Welcome to the Boxscores of the week! Every week I run down my picks of the five top boxscores of the week. For good measure, I also look at the bottom three. While production -- we use the Points Over Par metric -- does play a role in who I select, I also allow some subjectivity into my selection. With that in mind, here are our lists!
The Top Five Boxscores of the Week
1. With the Lakers dropping like flies, someone stepped up. Rajon Rondo getting a double-double is nothing new, but when he can score, it's special and the best game of the week. A somber reminder for what could have been had Rondo been healthy all season. Of course, beating down his former team hurt the Lakers playoff odds, so tradeoffs I suppose.
2. At this point, a Milwaukee Buck making the list is old hat. That said, rotation player Pat Connaughton? An amazing efficient and solid boxscore makes the list, nice!
3. The rookie of the year race may be wrapped up, but Mitchell Robinson has been a surprising darkhorse. A block-machine, he also put up a 19-20. One more point was too much Mitchell?
4. The best triple-double of the week out of the guy that's going to average a triple-double for his third season? Shocker. The good part of this game is that he was scoring well, something he's struggled with this season.
5. This pains me, but Devin Booker deserves a spot on the list. Of the most efficient scoring games accounting for efficiency this week, Booker is responsible for the top three. While this wasn't his best scoring output (that was against Utah), this was his best overall game of the week, and deserving of a spot on the list.
The Bottom Three Boxscores of the Week
1. Ian Clark has the worst game of the week, horrid scoring to go along with seven turnovers. Oof.
2. A surprising name graces the list. Sometimes it's not about what you do; it's about what you don't do. Vucevic pulled down two boards in thirty-two minutes. Add that to mediocre scoring and three turnovers and it's a shock the Magic still pulled out a win.
3. The worst scoring performance of the week goes to Khris Middleton. Thirteen points is fine, but not if it takes 23 shots! The rest of his game was mediocre. The Bucks were good enough that they didn't even notice.
No movement this week. But some easy room for change among the top five going forward. Can't wait! I will say, the top spot might already be locked next week by a triple-double player on this week's list.
Alright, those are our lists. As always, let us know in the comments or on Twitter if you have any suggestions. You can also let us know if our selections were wrong, but it's too late to change things now! See you next week!
* Reminder, the Points over Par metric is just the Wins Produced formula translated into point margin. The way to think of it is -- how many points would a team win (or lose) by with our player's performance if they played next to an average team against an average opponent.