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.
L.A. Clippers 99 – L.A. Lakers 92
- The Clippers had a slight edge on the glass, grabbing 52.6% of available rebounds. They were led by some strong individual performances as Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Ike Diogu had 15,15 and 11 rebounds respectively. 15 of their 41 combined rebounds came at the offensive end.
- The Lakers had a 13 point advantage at the free throw line, shooting 81.9% with a FTR of 0.444. The Clippers countered by knocking down three pointers, 9 of 21, hitting the offensive glass, an ORR of 30.6, and sharing the ball on offense, recording an assist on 73.7% of their made baskets.
- Eric Gordon was the offensive star of the game, scoring 30 points on a 71.8% TS%. He added 6 assists, 4 steals and 2 rebounds while going +19 in his 43 minutes.
San Antonio 110 – Denver 97
- Helped by a FTR of 0.544, the Spurs came away with a 12 point advantage at the free throw line. Those points and shooting 51.5% from the field and 11 of 22 on three pointers helped the Spurs overcome turnovers on 20.2% of their possessions.
- Carmelo Anthony must have shipped his game ahead of him to New Jersey. He was 5 of 10 on those at the rim and 0 of 7 from everywhere else. He also had just one more rebound, 5, than turnovers, 4.
- Tony Parker scored 30 points on an 85.0% TS%. He was 5 of 9 from inside of 10ft. and 6 of 6 from outside of 10ft. He added 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and went 6 of 6 at the free throw line.