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.
Indiana 111 – Philadelphia 103
- Indiana’s offense was clicking. They shot 51.2% from the field, went 8 of 16 on three pointers and turned the ball over on just 13.4% of their possessions. They posted an ORtg. of 114.4 despite attempting just 11 free throws. With 90 FGA that’s a game FTR of just 0.122.
- Darren Collison was the star for the Pacers. Collison had 21 points on a 61.0% TS%. He also had 13 assists and 3 steals with just 1 turnover.
- Elton Brand scored 18 point for the 76ers on 8 of 12 from the field. Brand milked the mid-range game, knocking down 7 of 9 shots from the 10-15ft. range.
Washington 136 – Sacramento 133 (OT)
- Washington, one of the worst rebounding teams in the league, did work on the glass last night. The Wizards grabbed 57.8% of available rebounds with an ORR of 33.3%. Three different Wizards, Javale McGee, Andray Blatche and Rashard Lewis, had double digit rebounds.
- John Wall scored 22 points with 9 assists for the Wizards. However he did it with 19 shots for a TS% of 47.0%. He also turned the ball over 6 times.
- Nick Young dropped 43 points for the Wizards on an 82.8% TS%. Young accomplished this despite attempting just one shot at the rim. He was 4 of 9 on long two pointers and 7 of 10 on three pointers.
- DeMarcus Cousins was 4 of 19 on the night for the Kings, including a disastrous 3 of 11 performance at the rim.
San Antonio 107 – Minnesota 96
- The Timberwolves really struggled to score efficiently, shooting just 37.8% on the night. If you take away Luke Ridnour’s 7 of 13 performance they were just 27 of 77 from the field.
- Tony Parker had a night of dualities. He was 6 of 6 at the free throw line but just 3 of 9 from the field. He had 13 assists but 6 turnovers.
- San Antonio helped themselves to a win with an 11 of 22 night from the three point line. Four different Spurs made at least two three pointers.
Denver 132 – Phoenix 98
- Denver trailed by 12 after the first quarter but won the game by 34. That’s a 46 point swing over three quarters. In that context this win is almost as impressive as what the Lakers did to the Cavaliers.
- The Nuggets were absolutely incendiary on offense. They shot 55.7%, 7 of 17 on three pointers, and had a 10 point advantage at the free throw line. Aaron Afflalo was the offensive star for the Nuggets with 31 points on an 81.8% TS%.
New York 100 – Portland 86
- Portland had a miserable night offensively, as the made just 35% from the field. Shooting guard was a problem in particular as Rudy Fernandez and Wes Matthews combined to shoot 6 of 24 including just 2 of 9 on shots at the rim.
- Missed layups would have to have been the theme for the game. Portland was just 11 of 28 at the rim, New York was just slightly better making 19 of 34. Amare Stoudemire was 3 of 11 on his own.
- Marcus Camby grabbed 25.7 of available rebounds while he was on the floor. He also turned the ball over 28.8% of the possessions he used.
L.A. Lakers 112 – Cleveland 57
- The numbers here are just astonishing and of course nauseating. I’m trying to keep the stink of the Cavs off me so I just have a few quick hitters.
- Manny Harris was a -57 for the game in 41 minutes.
- Harris barely topped Antawn Jamison who was a -46 in 31 minutes.
- The Cavs had an ORtg. of 63.3% in the game.
- The Cavs shot 29.9% on the night.
- The Cavs had almost as many turnovers (19) as made field goals (23). This gave them a higher TOR (18.5) than AR (11.5).
- Three different Cavs with at least FGA shot under 12.5% for the game. That’s J.J. Hickson (1-8, 12.5%), Mo Williams (1-9, 11.1%) and Samardo Samuels (1-13, 7.6%).
Atlanta – Milwaukee
- This game was postponed due to weather.