Last Night’s Numbers – 12/8/10

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 116 – New Jersey 101

  • The Hawks finished the game shooting 60.3% from the field. They were an amazing 17 of 28 from 16-23ft.
  • Al Horford, Josh Smith and Jamal Crawford combined for 84 points on 35 of 51 from the field. They also added 15 rebounds, 14 assists and only 5 turnovers.
  • The Hawks won despite a huge disparity at the free throw line. The Hawks were just 16 of 28 compared to 28 of 37 for New Jersey.

Philadelphia 117 – Cleveland 97

  • 7 of the 9 76ers who played last night scored in double figures. Thaddeus Young led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds on a 90.4% TS%.
  • Jrue Holiday had 7 assists for Philadelphia, all of which led either to a three pointer or layup for his team.
  • Cleveland forced just 7 Philadelphia turnovers. This works out to a TOR of just 7.6%.

Charlotte 100 – Denver 98

  • Denver lost, but with a huge edge at the free throw line. They had a FTR of 0.438 and made 25 compared to Charlotte’s 12.
  • The Bobcats combined for 22 assists for an Ast% of 56.5%. Three different players had at least 5, led by Stephen Jackson with 7.
  • Carmelo Anthony was just 8 of 22 from the field and attempted 10 jumpshots from the 16-23ft. range.

Dallas 105 – Golden State 100

  • Dallas finished the game with 16 offensive rebounds, including 7 for Ian Mahinmi. David Lee had 7 offensive rebounds for the Warriors, who finished with 13 as a team.
  • The Warriors were 10 of 20 on three pointers, but just 6 of 13 at the free throw line. The Mavericks finished with a 14 point advantage there as they made 20 of 27.
  • The Mavericks blocked 10 shots on the night, or 11.1% of the Warriors total attempts.

Houston 97 – Detroit 83

  • Kyle Lowry had 22 points, 12 assists, 6 steals and 6 turnovers for the Rockets.
  • Ben Gordon and Rodney Stuckey combined to go 9 of 25 for the Pistons and turn the ball over 10 times.
  • Kevin Martin was just 3 of 8 from the field, but went 14 of 15 at the free throw line.

Portland 106 – Phoenix 99

  • With a FTR of 0.446, Portland had a huge advantage at the free throw line. As a team they were 32 of 33 from the line.
  • Grant Hill was 11 of 18 from the field on his way to 23 points. All 11 of his baskets were assisted on.
  • Brandon Roy didn’t shoot well, just 5 of 15, but he finished with 20 points after making all 9 of his free throws. He also added 5 assists and 5 rebounds. An encouraging sign for Portland fans is that he attempted 6 shots at the rim.

L.A. Lakers 115 – Washington 108

  • Gilbert Arenas coughed the ball up 7 times to the Lakers. He made 8 of 17 from the field but was just 2 of 8 on three pointers.
  • Paul Gasol had a monster line. He came up with 21 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 blocked shots. 9 of his 14 rebounds were on the offensive end.
  • As a team the Lakers had 22 offensive rebounds. 7 different players collected at least one.

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