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.
Chicago 120 – Golden State 90
- Golden State just couldn’t get stops against Chicago last night. The Bulls shot 54.8% from the field, including 28 of 41 on shots inside of 10ft.
- Derrick Rose handed out 13 assists for Chicago, including 8 that led to either a layup or three pointer. He was +31 in his 37 minutes.
- The Warriors grabbed 18 offensive rebounds for an Offensive Rebound Rate of 34.0. Unfortunately, they just couldn’t capitalize by making shots, shooting only 41.1% on the night.
Boston 112 – Miami 107
- Boston beat the Heat for the second time in 3 weeks. The star last night was Ray Allen, scoring 35 points on a 73.3% TS%. Allen knocked in 7 of 9 three pointers.
- The Celtics did an excellent job defending Dwayne Wade, forcing him into a 2 of 12 shooting night with 6 turnovers. Wade was a -17 in his 40 minutes on the floor.
- Miami kept themselves in the game at the free throw line. They had a FTR of o.569 with LeBron getting to the stripe 22 times.
- LeBron was an assist short of a triple double. He paired 35 points and 10 rebounds with those 9 assists.
Denver 118 – L.A. Lakers 112
- The Nuggets handed the Lakers their first loss of the season by making shots, 48.9%, and keeping the Lakers from making shots 40.9%.
- Carmelo Anthony had 32 points on a 60.8% TS%, to go along with 13 rebounds. He took 9 jumpers from 16-23ft. but also managed 11 shot attempts at the rim.
- The Nuggets did a great job taking Pau Gasol out of the game at the offensive end, forcing him into a 6 of 17 shooting night. Kobe Bryant did not shoot well either, scoring 34 points, but on 11 of 32 from the field. Gasol did make up for his offensive struggles by grabbing 20 rebounds on the night.