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.
Dallas 88 – Detroit 84
- The Mavs and Pistons had nearly identical FTRs (0.346 and 0.356), ORRs (22.2 and 25.6) and eFG% (42.3 and 44.5). The difference in the game was that Detroit turned the ball over on 17.1% of their possessions, the Mavs on only 9.1%.
- Rodney Stuckey scored 19 points on a 76.6% TS% for the Pistons. He was 10 of 10 from the line and made his only three point attempt.
- Dirk Nowitzki scored 42 points on a 69.9% TS% for the Mavs. He was 13 of 16 from the line and made all 3 of this three point attempts.
Indiana 100 – Cleveland 89
- Indiana won their second straight game with tough defense, holding Cleveland to 42.3% from the field and a 94.7 Offensive Rating.
- The Cavs attempted 31 jumpshots from 16-23ft. making only 7.
- Darren Collison had 18 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and a steal for the Pacers, restaking his claim to the starting point guard position.
L.A. Lakers 98 – Chicago 91
- Both teams had an identical FG%, 39.6%. The Lakers made 5 more free throws and 6 more three pointers than Chicago, helping them pull out the win.
- Derrick Rose scored 30 for Chicago, but took 25 shots to only 8 assists. The good news is that he got to the line 9 times and 13 of his shot attempts came inside of 10ft.
- Shannon Brown was 7 of 14 from the field and a ridiculous 5 of 10 on three pointers on his way to 21 points.
New Jersey 107 – Atlanta 101
- Brook Lopez beat up on the Hawks’ front line, scoring 30 points on 12 of 19 from the field. He also made 8 of 10 at the line, scored 16 points from inside of 10ft. and added 9 rebounds.
- Josh Smith attempted 15 shots inside of 10ft. but made only 8 on his way to a 9 of 21 shooting night for Atlanta.
- Atlanta had 26 assists compared to only 13 turnovers on the night. New Jersey one upped that ratio with 23 assists and only 10 turnovers.
New York 110 – Charlotte 107
- The Knicks hit the 50/90/40 plateau as a team this game. They shot 52.1% from the field, 96% from the line and 40% on three pointers.
- Shooting perfection abounded for the Knicks. Ronny Turiaf was 6 of 6 from the floor. Danilo Gallinari and Amare Stoudemire combined to go 15 of 15 at the free throw line. Bill Walker made his one and only three point attempt.
- D.J. Augustin had an impressive game for Charlotte, scoring 24 points on 10 of 18 from the field to go along with 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. He was a +4 for the game.
Washington 116 – Philadelphia 114
- Gilbert Arenas apparently soaked his hands in olive oil before the game, turning the ball over 8 times. He tried to make up for it by taking 16 shots of which he made only 6. You need a time out Gilbert.
- Washington made 10 three pointers on the night to only 6 for Philadelphia. Nick Young knocked in four and Arenas and Wall had three each.
- Andre Iguodala had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. However, he was only 6 of 18 from the field and 9 of 12 at the line.
I’ll be out of town for Thanksgiving so this will be the final edition of Last Night’s Numbers for the week. Have a happy and safe holiday everyone!