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 96 – Minnesota 93
- Minnesota kept it close by working the glass. They grabbed 60% of the available rebounds led by 24 for Kevin Love. Love’s individual TRR for the game was 34.%.
- Rajon Rondo returned to the Celtics’ starting lineup and finished the game with 16 assists to just 3 turnovers. 9 of his 16 assists led to either a layup or three pointer for the Celtics.
- Glen Davis went nuts from the perimeter last night. By nuts I mean taking a bunch of ill-advised shots, he was 3 of 9 from 16-23ft.
New Orleans 84 – Philadelphia 77
- Helped by 18 offensive rebounds and just 8 turnovers, the 76ers attempted 19 more shots than the Hornets in the game. However, the Hornets made 31 of their 69 shots while the 76ers made just 30 of their 88.
- With 22 FTA on 69 shots the Hornets had a healthy FTR of 0.319 for the game. David West, Chris Paul and Emeka Okafor each had 6 FTA and missed only two free throws between the three of them.
- The 76ers backcourt was atrocious shooting the ball. Jrue Holiday, Lou Williams and Evan Turner were a combined 9 of 42 from the field. That includes their 2 of 13 performance on three pointers.
Denver 113 – Houston 106
- Houston sent Denver to the line 40 times last night for a FTR of 0.494. Carmelo was 13 of 14 from the stripe and both Chauncey Billups and Nene were 6 of 7.
- For all his made free throws Carmelo couldn’t buy a bucket in the paint. He finished the game 3 of 12 on shots at the rim.
- The Rockets kept the game close by making 13 of 30 three pointers. Seven different players made at least one three pointer, led by Kyle Lowry with 4.
Orlando 110 – Golden State 90
- Orlando shots 49.4% for the game including 15 of 32 on three pointers. J.J. Redick and Jason Richardson each had 4.
- Hedo Turkoglu posted a triple-double for the Magic with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. He also added 5 steals for good measure.
- The Warriors shots just 41% for the game and made just 15 of 52 shots from outside of 10ft.
Utah 102 – Detroit 97
- Both teams took care of the ball, combining for just 16 turnovers, or roughly what the Wizards have been averaging per game by themselves. Detroit was a little better in this respect with a TOR of just 8.0 compared to Utah’s 10.3.
- Utah attempted 11 more free throws than the Pistons but shot 90.7% from the line, giving themselves a 13 point advantage. You could say Deron Williams was responsible for all of that as he went 13 of 13 from the line.
- Tracy McGrady finished one rebound short of a triple-double. He had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists in 34 minutes.
Miami 96 – Charlotte 82
- In case you hadn’t heard Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have figured out how to play together. How about a combined 69 points on on 27 of 46 from the field with 20 rebounds and 9 assists?
- Charlotte couldn’t put the ball in the basket, shooting just 38% from the field. They made just 17 of 30 shots at the rim and an abyssmal 13 of 49 shots not at the rim.