How to Read a Box Score
Posted Oct 22 2001 6:59PM
A box score summarizes an NBA game and displays all of the major statistical categories for every player who entered the game.
The starting lineups for each team are listed first in the following order by position: forward, forward, center, guard, and guard.
Substitute players are listed in the order in which they enter the game. Players who do not play in the game are not listed. (Some box scores list a DNP to the right of a player's name to indicate that he did not play.)PLAYER POS ANDERSON F MASSENBURG F TABAK C ROBERTSON G STOUDAMIRE G
The columns of statistical totals for each player are displayed below; the heading abbreviations are defined in the left margin. A team rebound is recorded when a team gains possession as a result of a missed shot but no one player gains control of the ball. The number of points scored as a result of the team's turnovers is listed in parentheses after the team's number of total turnovers (TO).MANNING DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEWART DNP - SORE RIGHT HAMSTRING
Score by Quarter breaks down each team's scoring totals by
Team and individual totals in blocked shots, three-point goals, technical fouls, and illegal defenses are listed below the game score:
BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO (7) -- ROGERS 2, EARL 2, TABAK, MILLER, SALLEY; VANCOUVER -- BENJAMIN 3, SCOTT, GREEN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 5-16 (.313) -- ANDERSON 0-2, ROBERTSON 4-6, STOUDAMIRE 1-2, C.WHITNEY 0-4, ESPOSITO 0-1, ROGERS 0-1; VANCOUVER 1-10 (.100) -- B.EDWARDS 0-2, SCOTT 0-2, JAMES 0-5, GREEN 1-1. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - ANDERSON; VANCOUVER - ANTHONY.