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.
Houston 108 – Boston 102
- Houston took the game despite attempting just 10 shots at the rim. Making 13 of 25 long two pointers and 10 of 20 three pointers can cover up a lot of problems scoring in the post.
- Rockets’ rookie Patrick Patterson, was impressive again in 17 minutes. Patterson was 5 of 6 from the field, including 4 of 4 on long three pointers. He also had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and no turnovers.
Chicago 95 – Detroit 82
- This was Derrick Rose’s game. He scored dropped 29 points, going 9 of 15 from inside of 10ft. and 9 of 9 at the free throw line. He added 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block with just 3 turnovers. Rose was a +15 during his 43 minutes.
- Detroit managed just 38.8% shooting on the night and turned the ball over on 17.8% of their possessions.
- Rookie Greg Monroe did some good work for the Pistons. Leading the team in minutes, he scored 10 points on 2 of 7 from the field but contributed 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Charlotte 96 – Memphis 82
- This was an ugly game especially on the Memphis side of the ball. The Grizzlies turned the ball over on 17.4% of their possessions, missed 10 free throws and shot just 39.1% from the floor.
- Despite a 14 point win Charlotte didn’t play a sparkling game either. The Bobcats turned the ball over on 19.6% of their possessions, missed 13 three pointers and allowed Memphis 16 offensive rebounds for an ORR of 35.4%.
- The Grizzlies had 10 shots blocked by the Bobcats but still made an astonishingly low 26 of 46 at the rim. It’s amazing that they managed 46 attempts at the rim. It’s also amazing that they missed 20 of them.