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.
Denver 130 – Miami 102
- Denver exploded offensively with an ORtg. of 131.3 for the game. As a team they had a 64% TS%.
- J.R. Smith scored 28 points on an 82.4% TS%. He made 8 of 14 three pointers.
- Dwyane Wade had one of those nights. He scored 16 points on a 36.2% TS%. Wade missed 5 free throws and was just 1 of 10 on shots outside of 10ft.
Minnesota 109 – Washington 97
- Kevin Love exerted his manhood against the Washington frontline. He finished with 35 points on a 69.2% TS%. He also had 11 rebounds, including 5 offensive, 4 assists, just 1 turnover and made 5 of 6 three pointers.
- John Wall had 10 assists and just 2 turnovers for the Wizards. 7 of his assists led to layups for his team.
- Darko Milicic was not good offensviely on the interior. How not good? Try 7 of 15 on shots inside of 10ft.
Oklahoma City 125 – Orlando 124
- There were incredible individual performances all over the court in this game. Dwight Howard had 39 points and 18 rebounds, making 17 of 20 free throws. His TS% for the game was a sparkling 70.1%. Kevin Durant scored 36 on an 85.9% TS% and Russell Westbrook had a triple double highlighted by 32 points and just one turnover.
- The Magic were 14 of 28 on three pointers. J.J. Redick and Jason Richardson each hit 4. They also turned the ball over on just 5.6% of their possessions. Unfortunately they let the Thunder shoot 56.5% from the field.
- Most of the Thunder’s hot shooting came on long two point jumpers. The team was 14 of 25 from that distance and went 7 of 14 on three pointers.