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.
Boston 106 – Cleveland 97
- Rajon Rondo had his way with Cleveland’s point guard rotation. He was 11 of 17 from the field, including 7 of 10 at the rim, on his way to 23 points. He also added 12 assists and 5 rebounds.
- The Celtics were just 13 of 23 at the free throw line. Rondo and Shaq combined to go 3 of 10.
- Anderson Varejao was very strong for the Cavs. He had 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He also had 12 rebounds, including 7 offensive boards, 3 assists and 2 steals.
San Antonio 118 – Golden State 98
- Each team had the exact same eFG% for the game, 50%. The difference was a 16 point advantage at the free throw line for the Spurs and the 15.8 Turnover Rate for the Warriors.
- Manu Ginobili and George Hill combined to go 16 of 18 at the free throw line.
- Stephon Curry had 32 points for the Warriors on a 68.6% TS%. He was 13 of 22 from the field, 3 of 3 at the line and 3 og 6 on three pointers. Curry had 5 assists but also had 5 turnovers.
New York 111 – New Jersey 100
- New York pulled away in the 3rd quarter, outscoring the Nets by 18.
- The Knicks were a terrific 25 of 29 at the free throw line, including 9 of 11 by Amare Stoudemire and 8 of 8 by Wilson Chandler.
- Brook Lopez had 36 points for the Nets. He stayed close to the basket for most of the game, shooting 10 of 16 from inside of 10 feet and adding 8 points at the free throw line. Unfortunately for the Nets he had only 5 rebounds and the team grabbed only 46.9% of available boards.
Orlando 90 – Detroit 79
- Orlando was 10 of 24 on three pointers with 6 different players making at least one.
- Dwight Howard did not have a good offensive game, turning the ball over 6 times and attempting only 8 shots. He finished the night with 9 points.
- The Pistons struggled shooting from distance. As a team they made only 12 of 37 shots from further than 16ft.
Philadelphia 88 – Portland 79
- Philadelphia ran away from the Blazers in the 4th quarter, outscoring them 22 – 11.
- The Blazers had 15 offensive rebounds, but failed to capitalize on the extended possessions, shooting only 37.1% on the night. The Blazers bench was 3 of 21 from the field.
- The 76ers had great offensive balance in this game. Only one player, Elton Brand with 10, had double digit shot attempts. The 76ers used 11 players in the game and they each attempted at least 4 shots.
Indiana 107 – Sacramento 98
- With a FTR of 0.430, the Pacers finished with a 14 point advantage at the free throw line. Danny Granger was 10 of 11 from the stripe. Granger finished the game with 37 points on a 77.6% TS%.
- Tyreke Evans had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Despite that strong stat line the Pacers did a good job controlling him defensively. They held Evans to 4 of 14 shooting, allowed him only two shots at the rim, and forced him into 6 turnovers. Evans was a -18 in his 34 minutes.
- The Kings were 5 of 20 on three pointers. DeMarcus Cousins, Donte Green, Luther Head and Omri Casspi combined for 10 attempts without a single made three pointer.
Memphis 98 – L.A. Lakers 96
- Memphis outshot the Lakers, 48.8% to 43.6%, made 8 of 12 three pointers and forced turnovers on 16.7% of L.A.’s possessions.
- Kobe had 29 points for the Lakers but was only 9 of 25 from the field.
- Memphis blocked 11 shots, including 6 by Rudy Gay. This works out to a block on 14.1% of the Lakers’ shot attempts.
- Mike Conley led the Grizzlies offensive attack with 28 points on an 89.5% TS%. He was 10 of 16 from the field, 4 of 6 at the line and 4 of 5 on three pointers.