Welcome to Last Night’s Numbers, a new daily feature where we run through the NBA games from the night before, highlighting one or two numbers I found particularly interesting from each game. Think of it as Kelly Dwyer’s Behind the Box Score from Ball Don’t Lie, except shorter, less informative, less informed, less witty, less enjoyable and less well written. All the stats are from Hoopdata’s box scores, which contain some additional advanced stats not available in traditional box scores.
Milwaukee 108 – Atlanta 91
- Milwaukee’s excellent FG%, 51.8%, was helped by their 11 offensive rebounds.
- Partially because of the huge defecit after three quarters, Atlanta really spread the ball around tonight. 9 different players had at least 7 shots with, with no one attempting more than Joe Johnson’s 13.
- Corey Maggette had the jumpshot working, making 5 of 6 from 16-23ft.
New Jersey 95 – Cleveland 87
- New Jersey beat Cleveland up in the paint. They grabbed 15 offensive rebounds for an offensive rebound rate of 31.3. They also attempted 35 free throws for a FTR of 0.427.
- Despite their huge margin in attempts, New Jersey only shot 54.3% from the free throw line. Kris Humphries, Derrick Favors and Travis Outlaw were a combined 5 of 16 from the stripe.
- Ramon Sessions struggled to finish, making only 1 of his 6 shots at the rim last night.
Golden State 122 – New York 117
- The Knicks kept themselves in the game by getting to the free throw line. They attempted 43 free throws for a FTR of 0.558. Stoudemire, Chandler, Felton and Gallinari combined for 38 of those attempts.
- For the second night in a row, the Knicks struggled to stop teams at the rim. Surprisingly, the best shot-blocking team in the league allowed the Warriors to shoot 29 of 37 at the rim.
Utah 104 – Orlando 94
- Utah completed the South Florida sweep, after knocking off Miami earlier in the week. They forced 21 Magic turnovers and held them to just 43.1% from the field.
- Al Jefferson rebounded from a difficult game against Miami to score 21 points on a 63.9% TS%, while adding 8 rebounds.
- Dwight Howard had almost as many turnovers, 6, as shot attempts, 8.
Minnesota 98 – Sacramento 89
- Michael Beasley was the star for the Timberwolves, dropping 42 points on a 59.3% TS%. While this is exciting for Minnesota fans, the scary part has to be that he attempted only 1 shot at the rim, and did most of his damage making 10 of 15 from 16-23ft. This is not a shot Beasley should be encouraged to rely on.
- The Kings recorded an assist on 78.2% of their baskets with Beno Udrih and Tyreke Evans recording 9 assists each. Combined they had 13 assists that led to either layups or three pointers.
San Antonio 107 – L.A. Clippers 95
- San Antonio blocked 11 shots last night, or 12.8% of the Clippers field goal attempts.
- San Antonio had a FTR of 0.423. They had an 18 point advantage in made free throws, the winning margin and then some.
- Tony Parker carved up Eric Bledsoe with penetration, attempting 11 shots at the rim and making 6 of them.
Oklahoma City 109 – Philadelphia 103
- Philadelphia kept themselves in the game on the offensive glass, grabbing 12 rebounds at that end of the floor.
- Oklahoma City had a 0.507 FTR, and ended up with a 15 point advantage in made free throws. Westbrook and Durant combined for 27 free throw attempts.
Washington 98 – Houston 91
- John Wall recorded his first triple double with 19 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds. He also chipped in 6 steals and was a +12 in his time on the floor.
- The Wizards attempted 39 shots from 16-23ft. Their offense would be much more efficient if they could avoid these long jumpers.
- Houston really struggled shooting the ball, making only 34 of 87 or 39.1% on the night.
Charlotte 101 – Toronto 96
- Gerald Wallace was all over the floor for the Bobcats. He totalled 19 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and a steal. He was a +12 in his 44 minutes played.
- The Bobcats blocked 13 Raptor shots, or 16.1% of their field goal attempts on the evening.
Dallas 106 – Memphis 91
- Shawn Marion borrowed some of Elton Brand’s rejuvenation juice and went off for 20 points on 10 of 15 from the field. 12 of his ten attempts and all 10 of his makes came at the rim.
- The Grizzlies starting backcourt, Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo, were held to 5 of 19 from the field.