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.
Indiana 107 – L.A. Clippers 80
- Indiana took control in the second and third quarters, outscoring the Clippers 58 – 34.
- Indiana made shots, shooting 50.7% from the field, the Clippers did not, shooting 33.4% from the field.
- Eric Gordon continued his ridiculous pace of free throw attempts, getting to the line 12 times last night. He is averaging 12 FTA per game over his last 4.
Orlando 105 – Phoenix 89
- This game was not even as close as it looks, with Orlando taking a 28 point lead into halftime. Orlando tacked another 4 points onto their lead in the third quarter before Phoenix start crawling back in the 4th.
- Goran Dragic started in place of the injured Steve Nash. Dragic was 4 of 9 from the field, 2 of 5 from the line, and missed all three of his three pointers. He did add 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a steal, but also had 6 turnovers.
- Dwight Howard was a very efficient 8 of 9 from the floor on his way to 20 points. He was 2 of 2 on shots from 10-15ft.
Portland 86 – Denver 83
- Denver had a huge advantage at the free throw line but it wasn’t enought to push them to the win. Denver made more free throws, 23, than Portland attempted, 22. Portland was also only 11 of 22 at the stripe which made Denver’s advantage even larger.
- Wesley Matthews continued his strong play in Brandon Roy’s absence, scoring 20 points on 8 of 18 from the field and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- LaMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby combined to grab 24 rebounds for the Blazers who grabbed 57.8% of available rebounds across the whole game.