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.
Dallas 102 – New Jersey 89
- Dallas shot the lights out last night, finishing the game at 54.7%. Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion were a combined 16 of 20.
- The Mavericks’ ball movement was crisp as they recorded an assist on 75.7% of their made baskets, for a total of 31 on the night. J.J. Barea led the way with 13.
- New Jersey turned the ball over on 17.2% of their possessions. 3 different players, Jordan Farmar, Damion James and Brook Lopez, had more turnovers than assists.
Boston 102 – Philadelphia 101
- The 76ers kept the game close with their offensive rebounding. They had 15 total in the game for an ORR of 34.9%.
- The Celtics hot shooting was the difference. They finished the game at 55.9% from the field, 90.5% from the line and 58.4% on three pointers.
- Rajon Rondo had 14 assists for the Celtics, 10 of which went for layups or three pointers.
Portland 97 – Orlando 83
- Dwight Howard had 39 points and 15 rebounds for the Magic. Indicative of his expanding range, he was 5 of 5 at the rim, 5 of 9 from inside of 10ft., 2 of 2 from 10-15ft. and 1 of 3 from 16-23ft.
- Besides Howard, the Magic struggled. Howard made 13 field goals, the rest of the team made only 17.
- Portland won the rebounding battle, grabbing 54.0% of available rebounds. Nicolas Batum added 10 to go along with Marcus Camby’s 13.