Dec. 10, 2007 -- STATS goes inside the numbers and provides a weekly look at the most noteworthy boxscore happenings in the NBA. This is the sixth installment of the season, covering games from Dec. 3-9.

Steve Nash has handed out at least 14 assists in each of his last six games. His 98 assists over that stretch are the most by a player in a six-game span since John Stockton dished out 99 assists over six contests from January 10-22, 1992.

The Boston Celtics, who host the Kings and Bucks on Wednesday and Friday of this week, have started off 2007-08 with 10 straight home wins. The last Celtics’ team to begin a season with at least 10 consecutive home wins was the 1984-85 squad, who started that campaign with 12 straight victories at the Boston Garden. The franchise record for home wins to start a season is 17, set in 1957-58.

Shaquille O’Neal has attempted less than 10 field goals in each of his last seven games entering this week. Throughout his career, O’Neal had never gone three straight contests without attempting at least 10 shots prior to his current streak.

Allen Iverson scored a league-high 51 points in the Nuggets’ loss to the Lakers last Wednesday. His 33 points in the first half were the most by a player before halftime since Gilbert Arenas also put up 33 against the Knicks on February 25, 2006.

Chris Paul, the league leader in steals per game in 2007-08 at 2.9, has recorded at least two swipes in 21 straight games dating back to April 16 of last season. The only active player who has had a longer such streak in their career is Allen Iverson, who had two or more steals in 24 straight games from February 18 to November 13, 2002.

All five Knicks starters were held under 10 points in the team’s loss to the 76ers at the Garden on Saturday. Of the three times this season that a team failed to have a single starter reach double figures in points, two have come by New York.

Josh Howard scored a career-high 47 points on 14-of-19 shooting from the field in the Mavericks’ 125-117 win over the Jazz on Saturday. That is the most points scored by a player who attempted fewer than 20 shots since Willie Burton went for 53 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the field for the 76ers against the Heat on December 13, 1994.

Carlos Boozer is second in the NBA behind Dwight Howard with 310 points in the paint in 2007-08. Boozer has, however, had his shot blocked 31 times this season, the most by any player in the league.