Welcome to Last Night’s Numbers, a 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. All the stats are from Hoopdata’s box scores, which contain some additional advanced stats not available in traditional box scores.
Detroit 115 – Washington 110
- Detroit did focused on protecting the ball against the Wizards and it showed, as they turned the ball over on only 9.2% of their possessions. Washington on the other hand turned the ball over on 15.2% of their possessions, with Gilbert Arenas as the main culprit with 6.
- 16 was the magic number for Washington. It was the number of rebounds JaVale McGee had and the number of assists Gilbert Arenas had. It was also the total of layups and long jumpers the Wizards missed on the evening.
L.A. Lakers 117 – Golden State 89
- The Lakers absolutely devastated the Warriors with their offensive attack. They shot better than 50% from the field, 80% from the line and 40% on three pointers for an in-game offensive rating of 123.3.
- Pau Gasol scored 28 points on a oerfect 10 of 10 from the field and 8 of 8 from the free throw line. He also added 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. He was a +27 in his 30 minutes on the floor.
- The Warriors starting backcourt (plus small forward), Monta Ellis, Stephon Curry and Dorell Wright, were a combined 12 of 37 from the floor.
New Orleans 75 – Sacramento 71
- Chris Paul was held to 2 of 12 from the field but still contributed 7 rebounds, 14 assists and 5 steals. Despite his poor shooting he was able to post a +11 in his 40 minutes on the floor.
- This was an ugly offensive game with neither team shooting better than 40% from the field. New Orleans turned the ball over on 16.3% of their possessions. Not to be outdone, Sacramento coughed it up on 23.9% of their possessions. Ugh.
- DeMarcus Cousins pulled an Amir Johnson and came up with more personal fouls, six, than rebounds, five. Double Ugh.
Toronto 102 – Boston 101
- Amir Johnson pulled a reverse Amir Johnson and came up with a very efficient 17 points and 11 rebounds, including the game winning free throws.
- Boston was outrebounded by Toronto (I know it felt just as weird for me to type that as it probably did for you to read it). Toronto grabbed 53.2% of available rebounds including 10 on the offensive glass.
- Only two rebounds for Andrea Bargnani. I think that brings his season total to -4.