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.
Boston 105 – Denver 89
- The Celtics found little resistance from the Nuggets in the lane, making 18 of 20 at the rim. Boston finished the game shooting 55.9%.
- Boston did a great job getting to the line. They had a FTR of 0.529 for the game. Unfortunately, the shot only 69.5% making just 25 of 36.
- Ty Lawson played 34 minutes for the Nuggets, scoring 24 points on a 70.3% TS%.
New Orleans 93 – Detroit 74
- The Hornets made shots, 50%, the Pistons did not, 37.5%. Marco Belinelli had 22 points for the Hornets on a 85.4% TS%. David West dropped 25 on a 77.2% TS%. That’s efficiency my friends.
- Chris Paul had 14 assists, 8 of which went for layups or three pointers.
Chicago 88 – Cleveland 83
- Derrick Rose scored efficiently, but again dominated the ball. He had 29 points but with 22 shots compared to only 8 assists.
- Joakim Noah had a tough night finishing, going just 5 of 10 on shots at the rim.
- Cleveland shot 38.3% from the field. They did make 10 three pointers but on 30 attempts.
L.A. Lakers 87 – L.A. Clippers 86
- The Clippers turned the ball over on 20.6% of their possessions, but kept themselves in the game with their rebounding. They grabbed 57.1% of available rebounds, including 13 at the offensive end.
- Eric Gordon had 24 points for the Clippers on a 70.3% TS%. He also added 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.
Milwaukee 97 – Indiana 95
- Milwaukee destroyed Indiana on the glass. They grabbed 57.4% of available rebounds including an ORR of 37.3%. They had 19 offensive rebounds in the game, 15 of which came in the first half.
- The Pacers’ shooting guards, Brandon Rush and Mike Dunleavy, were a combined 4 of 16 from the field and 2 of 8 on three pointers.
- The Bucks attempted 40 free throws in the game for a FTR of 0.465. They had a 10 point advantage at the line for the game.
Oklahoma City 111 – Minnesota 103
- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook went for 55 points on 21 of 43 from the field. They were 10 of 12 at the line and added 15 rebounds and 14 assists.
- The Thunder blocked 12 shots on the night, 8 of which came from Serge Ibaka. They blocked 12.9% of Minnesota’s shots, Ibaka blocked 8.6% on his own.
- Kevin Love had 22 points and 21 rebounds for Minnesota, but was just 7 of 22 from the field. 5 of his 15 missed shots were blocked by the Thunder.
New York 113 – Toronto 110
- Amare had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Knicks. 7 of his rebounds came at the offensive end.
- Andrea Bargnani had 41 points on a 73.3% TS%. He also added 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
- Raymond Felton had 11 assists for the Knicks. 8 of his assists went for layups.
Memphis 104 – Phoenix 98
- Zach Randolph had 34 points and 17 rebounds for the Grizzlies. He was 15 of 19 from the field, 3 of 4 from the line and made a three pointer. That works out to a TS% of 81.9%.
- The Grizzlies made 14 of 25, or 56%, of their jumpshots from 16-23ft.
- Each team had 47 rebounds and both got after it on the offensive glass. Phoenix had 19 offensive boards, the Grizzlies had 14.
Sacramento 116 – Washington 91
- The Kings shot 54.3% from the field, led by Jason Thompson’s 10 of 15 performance.
- Sacramento was strong on the glass, grabbing 57.1% of the available rebounds. They grabbed 16 offensive rebounds.
- The Wizards turned the ball over on 24.5% of their possessions. John Wall and Gilbert Arenas each had 5 turnovers.
San Antonio 111 – Golden State 94
- Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for 17 assists. Together they created 10 layups and 6 three pointers for their teammates.
- The Warriors shot well, 45.2%, especially on three pointers, 12 of 23. However they turned the ball over on 23.4% of their possessions.
- Reggie Williams had 31 points for the Warriors on a 91.8% TS%.
Miami 117 – Utah 98
- Miami thoroughly dominated Utah on the boards, grabbing 60.0% of available rebounds. Miami had an ORR of 45.5%, grabbing 15 offensive rebounds.
- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both had it going offensively, combining for 61 points on 21 of 34 from the field. They also added 11 rebounds and 13 assists.
- The Jazz shot well, 50.7%, but was onl 1 of 14 on three pointers.