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.
Orlando 94 – L.A. Clippers 85
- Orlando controlled the glass, grabbing 56.7% of available rebounds. Four different Magic players had at least 7, led by Brandon Bass’ 11.
- Blake Griffin had another monster game for the Clippers with 27 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. His efficiency was not great as he made just 11 of 23 from the field and 5 of 11 at thre free throw line.
- Dwight Howard led the Magic with 22 points in just 25 minutes. He could have had more but made just 6 of 13 free throws.
L.A. Lakers 99 – New Jersey 92
- New Jersey kept the game close by crashing the offensive glass. They had 15 rebounds at the offensive end for an ORR of 31.3%.
- New Jersey’s point guards, Devin Harris and Jordan Farmar, were a combined 1 of 10 on three pointers.
- Kobe Bryant had a very efficient 32 points on just 19 shots. He made 3 three pointers and was 11 of 13 at the free throw line.
New York 129 – Denver 125
- Both team’s scored the ball at an incredible rate. The two teams combined for an Offensive Rating of 130.9. Both teams shot above 50% from the field and 80% from the line. The Nuggets knocked down 7 three pointers to the Knicks’ 13.
- Raymond Felton had a terrific game with 19 points and 17 assists. He personally assisted on 37% of the Knicks made baskets. 13 of his 17 assists went for layups or three pointers.
- The Knicks turned the ball over just 6 times in the entire game for a TOR of just 6.2%.
Philadelphia 88 – New Orleans 70
- New Orleans managed an Offensive Rating of 75.3 by shooting only 30.4% for the game. The Hornets not named Chris Paul were just 16 of 67 from the field.
- The 76ers recorded 24 assists in the game compared to only 4 for the Hornets. The Hornets’ total of 4 is the 2nd lowest total recorded in a game going all the way back to the 1986-1987 season.
San Antonio 95 – Portland 78
- The Trailblazers grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in the game for an ORR of 38.5%. They gave themselves plenty of opportunities by shooting just 38% for the game.
- Brandon Roy, Andre Miller and Nicolas Batum all struggled in particular, combining to go 8 of 33 from the field.
- The Spurs didn’t shoot the ball exceptionally, just 43.3%. They did go 9 of 17 on three pointers and have a 15 point advantage at the free throw line.
Oklahoma City 106 – Cleveland 77
- Anderson Varejao deserves a game ball for his work in a losing effort. Varejao had 16 rebounds in just 28 minutes, including 9 offensive boards. He also added a steal and a block with just one turnover.
- The Thunder were 19 of 22 on shots at the rim. They finished the game with a 52 – 22 advantage on points scored from inside of 10ft.