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.
Chicago 93 – Indiana 72
- Without leading scorer, Danny Granger, the Pacers struggled to put points on the board. They shot 35.8% on the night and went 3 f 19 on three pointers.
- Chicago controlled the glass, grabbing 54.1% of available rebounds. Carlos Boozer had 18 rebounds for the Bulls.
- The Bulls recorded an assist on 75.7% of their made baskets, Indiana on just 40%.
Milwaukee 103 – Dallas 99
- Milwaukee trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter, but managed to recover and steal the win. The Bucks made their comeback by grabbing11 offensive rebounds and making 9 of 13 three pointers.
- Andrew Bogut had 21 points and 14 rebounds on 10 of 12 from the field. His night could have been more impressive but he went just 1 of 6 from the free throw line.
- Dirk Nowitzki had 30 point for the Mavs but shot 12 of 24 from the field. His 59.2% TS% in the game is well below his season average.
Miami 96 – New Orleans 84
- This game tightened up quite a bit at the end. Both teams combined to score just 23 points in the 4th quarter, 9 for New Orleans and 14 for Miami.
- Chris Paul was not nearly as dominant as in the Hornets’ first game against Miami. Last night he was 3 of 10 for 11 points with just 5 assists. He did add 8 rebounds though.
- The Heat’s big three were 25 of 32 at the free throw line. They had only 6 turnovers among them, which was actually the total for the entire team.
Utah 108 – Golden State 95
- Utah shot 49.4% from the field and recorded an assist on 66.7% of their made baskets. That’s good offensive execution.
- Golden State kept themselves in the game with 18 offensive rebounds. Andris Beidrins had 7 and David Lee had 5. Their ORR for the game was 37.5%.
- Gordon Hayward is apparently still finding his way in Utah. Last night he played 11 minutes, committed 4 personal fouls, turned the ball over twice and missed his only shot from the floor.
Memphis 86 – Portland 73
- There were plenty of missed shots in this game with both teams shooting under 40%. There were also plenty of offensive rebounds. Memphis grabbed 17 offensive rebounds for an ORR of 37%. Portland grabbed 15 offensive rebounds for an ORR of 31.3%.
- Zach Randolph finished with 25 points and 20 rebounds but just a 48.6% TS%.
- Wesley Matthews had 18 points on 8 of 15 from the field for Portland. He was 6 of 8 on shots at the rim, a high number of attempts.