My apologies for not posting yesterday. I’m having some problems with the internet at home so my posting may be sporadic the next day or two. Thanks for your patyience!
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 101 – Houston 91
- Dallas had a very strong shooting night at 49.4%. They were 12 of 25 on jumpers from 16-23ft.
- Rookie Dominique Jones got some run for Dallas, but missed both shots he took and turned the ball over three times in 8 minutes.
- Jordan Hill played 28 minutes for the Rockets last night. He had 10 points and 8 rebounds, including 5 offensive boards. He also picked up 5 fouls and was 3 of 9 from the field.
Miami 105 – Washington 94
- Miami’s Big Three, Wade, Bosh and James, all had double digit free throw attempts in the game. They were a combined 29 of 35. They also combined for 76 points, 21 rebounds, 12 assists, 6 steals and 2 blocks.
- Gilbert Arenas played 41 minutes with only one turnover for Washington. Unfortunately he was 9 of 21 from the field including 7 missed three pointers.
- Joel Anthony played 23 minutes for Miami picking up 6 fouls to only 5 rebounds.
Oklahoma City 95 – New Orleans 89
- Once again the Thunder outshot their opponents at the free throw line by a huge margin. The Thunder attempted 29 free throws compared to only 17 for the Hornets. They ended up with a 15 point advantage at the line.
- Serge Ibaka was a team best +15 during his time on the floor for the Thunder. He accomplished this without scoring a single point, but did have 11 rebounds, 3 blocks and a steal.
- The Hornets were badly outrebounded by the Thunder, grabbing only 39.2% of the available rebounds. Emeka Okafor had 11, David West had 7, no one else had more than 4.
Utah 109 – Milwaukee 88
- The Bucks simply couldn’t put the ball in the basket, finishing the night at 34.7% from the field. John Salmons and Brandon Jennings combined to go 9 of 31.
- Al Jefferson had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Utah on 11 of 14 from the floor.
- Utah recorded an assist on 60.9% of their made baskets. That includes 10 for Deron Williams, 7 for Earl Watson and 4 apiece for Paul Millsap and Andrei Kirilenko.