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.
Philadelphia 109 – Washington 97
- Led by their attacking point guards, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday, the 76ers came away with a huge 17 point advantage at the free throw line. They had a 0.567 FTR for the game with Williams and Holiday combining to go 16 of 20 at the line.
- John Wall had 14 assists but hust 6 led to layups or assists. Some hot shooting on long jumpers by his teammates helped him to 5 assists from that area.
- Rashard Lewis played well for Washington with 18 points and 10 rebounds on 7 of 11 from the field. He also seems determined to fill the turnover void left by Gilbert Arenas and contributed 5 last night.
Toronto 120 – Cleveland 105
- This was another game with a ridiculous free throw edge. Cleveland had a FTR of 0.493 for the game giving themselves a 16 point advantage at the line. Combine that with the fact that they shot over 50% from the field, 10 of 19 on three pointers, yet still lost the game and you can start to understand how bad their defense was.
- Toronto shot 56.9% from the field and made 9 of 18 three pointers. Jose Calderon and Julian Wright both scored extremely efficiently for the Raptors, combining to go 15 of 19 from the field. Calderon was also 3 of 3 on three pointers and added 17 assists.
- The ball movement for both teams was incredible. They combined for 63 assists on 84 made baskets for an Ast% of 75%.
Orlando 97 – Milwaukee 87
- Andrew Bogut was an eye popping 2 of 10 from the free throw line. That performance is Howard-esque. On a side note, Howard was 10 of 15 at the free throw line.
- The Bucks were an atrocious 7 of 16 on shots at the rim. Only four of those misses were blocked by Orlando.
- The Magic had a game FTR of 0.429. Every Magic player except Arenas attempted at least 2 free throws.
New Jersey 96 – Chicago 94
- Chicago could have really helped themselves at the free throw line where they were 20 of 30 on the night. Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer both missed 3 free throws, Derek Rose missed 2.
- Devin Harris held his own against Rose. He was just 6 of 15 from the field, but totalled 11 assists to just 3 turnovers. He also helped hold Rose to just 21 points with 5 turnovers and was a +7 in his 37 minutes.
Boston 105 – San Antonio 103
- This was the second straight game that the Spurs’ defense was shredded. Boston just a ridiculous 61.4% from the field.
- Ray Allen led the way for the Celtics with 31 points on an 85.2% TS%. He was 9 of 10 on jumpers from 16-23ft.
- Rajon Rondo posted another incredible stat line. 12 points on 6 of 10 from the field, 10 rebounds, 22 assists, 6 steals, a block and 5 turnovers. If you are into Win Score that’s a 23.0 for the game. (6.3 is considered average for a point guard)
Golden State 110 – New Orleans 103
- With a modest stat line of 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist, Warriors rookie Ekpe Udoh, was a surprising +17 in his 18 minutes on the floor.
- Chris Paul helped get the Hornets organized for an impressive offensive performance (for the Hornets). They posted an ORtg. of 112.0 and were led by Paul’s 24 points, 13 assists and 6 rebounds. He was 6 of 12 from the field and 10 of 14 at the line.
- Trevor Ariza chipped in a big double-double for the Hornets with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Even more important from a Hornets’ perspective was his 6 of 9 shooting night.
Charlotte 108 – Minnesota 105
- The Bobcats were able to win despite offensive contributions on offense from Boris Diaw and D.J. Augustin. Augustin and Diaw were a combined 11 of 37 from the field and 4 of 16 on three pointers.
- The TWolves were able to lose despite terrific contribution from Michael Beasley and Kevin Love. Beasley and Love combined for 63 points on 22 of 41 from the field. They also added 27 rebounds and 7 assists with just 2 turnovers.
Portland 103 – Houston 100
- This was pointed out on Twitter several times last night, but Kevin Martin scored 45 points for the Rockets on a 91.4% TS% and they still lost. Ouch!
- Houston controlled the glass, grabbing 55.8% of available rebounds. They also shot 11 of 22 on three pointers and had a 9 point advantage at the free throw line. Unfortunately they turned the ball over on 17.2% of their possessions compared to just 8.6% for Portland. Those extra possessions were the difference in the game.
Atlanta 110 – Utah 87
- Al Horford had his jumper working for Atlanta. He went 7 of 10 on shots from 16-23ft. helping the Hawks to a 13 of 26 performance from that distance.
- Utah shot just 39.5% for the game. Al Jefferson (6 of 17) and Deron Williams (5 of 15) struggled in particular.
- Mike Bibby had 8 assists, 6 of which led to those long jumpers for the Hawks.
L.A. Lakers 99 – Phoenix 95
- Despite adding Marcin Gortat, Phoenix is still getting roughed up on the boards. Last night the Lakers grabbed 60.7% of available rebounds with an ORR of 35.0%.
- Channing Frye knocked down 3 three pointers for the Suns. However he didn’t help much on the glass where they really needed help. In 27 minutes Frye had just 2 rebounds to go along with 4 personal fouls.
- Phoenix did record 25 assists on their 36 made field goals for an Ast% of 69.5%.
L.A. Clippers 106 – Denver 93
- DeAndre Jordan controlled the paint for the Clippers. He had 20 rebounds, including 9 offensive boards, to go with 6 blocks. Blake Griffin chipped in with 18 rebounds including 5 on the offensive end.
- The Clippers grabbed 57% of available rebounds with an ORR of 36.5%.
- Carmelo Anthony, many point, many shots. Melo scored 31 on 26 shots. He also added 5 turnovers and was a -16 in his 40 minutes. Sounds like exactly what the Knicks are looking for.