This is 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.
Atlanta 112 – Memphis 109
- The Atlanta offense was in high gear. They shot 53.2% from the field and recorded an assist on 78.6% of their baskets. Four different players had at least 5 assists for the Hawks.
- Mike Conley followed up his hot shooting against the Lakers with 22 points on a 79.3% TS%.
- Memphis dominated the glass against Atlanta, grabbing 59.1% of available rebounds. Zach Randolph had 19 rebounds, including 7 offensive boards. That’s only one less than Atlanta had as an entire team.
Boston 99 – Portland 95
- Portland continued it’s discouraging trend of relying on jumpshots. They took 21 shots at the rim but 37 shots, making only 11 from beyond 16ft.
- The Celtics were 20 of 29 on shots inside of 10ft.
- Wesley Matthews had 22 points for the Blazers on an 82.9% TS%.
New Orleans 89 – Charlotte 73
- The Bobcats couldn’t put the ball in the basket from anywhere. They were 40.9% from the field, 63.2% from the line and 27.3% on three pointers. When you combine that with a turnover on 18.4% of their possessions you end up with point totals in the mid 70s.
- The Hornets were strong on the glass with an ORR of 24.4. Five different Hornets had at least 5 rebounds.
Orlando 107 – Chicago 78
- This game was largely over at halftime as the Magic took a 24 point lead into the break. The Magic shot 48.7% from the field, 95.9% from the line and 47.7% on three pointers.
- Orlando thoroughly outrebounded the Bulls, grabbing 67.7% of available boards. No Bull had more than 4 rebounds and Joakim Noah had none.
- Vince Carter was a perfect 8 of 8 from inside of 10ft. I don’t know what the opposite of perfect is, but that’s what Carter was from beyong 16ft. where he was 0 of 8.
Dallas 100 – Minnesota 86
- The Wolves shot just 39.1% against the Mavs’ defense. Minnesota’s starting front court, Beasley, Love and Milicic were a combined 15 of 39.
- The Mavs’ two-headed monster at center Chandler/Haywood combined for 28 rebounds.
- The Wolves attempted only 12 shots at the rim compared to 38 from beyond 16ft.
Denver 105 – Milwaukee 94
- There were plenty of fouls in this game. The two teams combined for 51 personal fouls and 73 free throw attempts. Denver got the better of this comparison with a FTR of 0.547 compared to only 0.400 for the Bucks.
- Bucks’ rookie Larry Sanders had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 8 blocked shots in 34 minutes. He personally blocked 10.7% of the Nuggets’ shot attempts.
Houston 109 – L.A. Lakers 99
- The Lakers lost their 4th in a row, and Kobe had his 3rd straight sub-par game from a scoring efficiency standpoint. He had 27 points but on only 10 of 24 from the field. He used 48.7% of the Lakers’ possessions while he was on the floor and contributed only 0.94 points per possession.
- The Rockets made a huge 4th quarter comeback, outscoring the Lakers 33-21 in the final period.
- Kevin Martin was only 6 of 17 from the field for the Rockets, but went 10 of 10 at the free throw line.
L.A. Clippers 90 – San Antonio 85
- This was Blake Griffin’s night. He had 31 points on a 65.6% TS% to go along with 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block. His teammates deserve credit for setting up this offensive explosion as 11 of his 14 baskets were assisted on.
- The Spurs shot just 35.6% from the field including a 9 of 30 performance on three pointers. They also made only 11 of 22 shots at the rim.
Miami 97 – Detroit 72
- Miami played great defense, holding the Pistons to 36.9% shooting. The Pistons helped out by turning the ball over on 18.6% of their possessions and making only 11 of 19 at the free throw line.
- Backup small forward James Jones jad a strong game for the Heat. He knocked down 3 three pointers and grabbed 7 rebounds, including 4 on the offensive end. He was a +22 in his 28 minutes.
- Pistons’ rookie, Greg Monroe played 31 minutes in the loss. He had 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting and added 8 rebounds.
Oklahoma City 123 – New Jersey 120
- Russell Westbrook nearly had a triple-double with 38 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists as the Thunder won in triple overtime.
- Jeff Green helped cover for the missing Kevin Durant by pouring in 37 points on a 74.1% TS%.
- Kris Humphries scored just 6 points, but did help the Nets out with 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
Utah 110 – Indiana 88
- With an ORR of 43.2% and a TOR of 7.8% compared to Indiana’s 20.0%, the Jazz had 28 more shot attempts than the Pacers. It’s a good thing they did because the two teams shot nearly identical percentages on the night.
- Deron Williams had 16 assists for the Jazz. His teammates helped out by making shots as 10 of his assists were on shots from 16-23ft.
Toronto 127 – Washington 108
- Toronto came out hot, scoring 72 points in the first half, on their way to a 20 point lead at intermission. They finished the night shooting 58% from the floor.
- Rookie Ed Davis played well for the Raptors, scoring 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting and grabbing 6 rebounds in 24 minutes.
- The Raptors pounded Washington on the glass, grabbing 63.4% of the available rebounds and posting an ORR of 40.0%.