Last Night’s Numbers – 12/17/10

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.

Boston 102 – Atlanta 90

  • Atlanta shot the ball well, 50%, and did a great job getting to the line with a FTR of 0.353 compared to just 0.133 for Boston. However, they were just 3 of 10 on three pointers and turned the ball over on 20.5% of their possessions.
  • Playing without Rajon Rondo the Celtics still racked up 28 assists which was 63.7% of their made baskets. Paul Pierce led Boston with 10.

San Antonio 113 – Denver 112

  • Tim Duncan had a flashback game for the Spurs. In 33 minutes he scored 28 points on 12 of 18 from the floor. He added 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks.
  • Both teams lived at the free throw line last night. San Antonio posted a FTR of 0.301. Denver’s was 0.432.
  • Both teams protected the ball well. Combined, the Nuggets and Spurs turned the ball over on just 9.4% of their total possessions.

New Jersey 97 – Washington 89

  • Washington just couldn’t keep New Jersey off the glass. The Nets grabbed 58.4% of available rebounds, including 17 at the offensive end for an ORR of 37.0%.
  • Devin Harris scored 29 point for the Nets but on 7 of 25 shooting. He was 14 of 17 at the free throw line. Harris used 40.9% of the Nets’ possessions on the night.
  • Both teams were extremely careless with the ball. Each team had 20 turnovers for a TOR of 20.8%
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