Last Night’s Numbers – 1/18/11

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.

Phoenix 129 – New York 121

  • Amare was obviously motivated against his former team. He had 41 points on a 67.7% TS%.
  • The Suns actually outrebounded somebody for a change. They grabbed 55.5% of available rebounds with an ORR of 33.3.
  • Three point shooting helped push the Suns over the top. They were 11 of 21 on the night. That’s an eFG% of 78.6%.

Washington 108 – Utah 101

  • Al Jefferson controlled the paint for the Jazz. He scored 25 points on 18 shots and made all 7 of his attempts at the rim.
  • Like the Suns, the Jazz were scorching from the outside. They made 14 of 27 three pointers for an eFG% of 77.6%. Deron Williams led the way going 6 of 10.
  • John Wall had 15 assists for the Wizards. He can thank his teammates for some hot shooting as 8 of his assists went for jumpers from 16-23ft.

Chicago 96 – Memphis 84

  • Mayo, Randolph and Gay struggled mightily for the Grizzlies. Those three combined to go 15 of 44 from the field. They also missed 9 free throws. Randolph was just 4 of 13 on shots at the rim.
  • Derrick Rose had a triple double for the Bulls with 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Unfortunately, it took him 20 shots to get to 22 points. 6 of Rose’s 12 assists went for three pointers.

Philadelphia 96 – Charlotte 92

  • Stephen Jackson layed an epic stinkbomb for the Bobcats. He fouled out after playing 44 minutes in which he went 7 of 24 from the field, including 1 of 11 on three pointers, and turned the ball over 5 times.
  • Both team shot horribly, 35.8% for the Bobcats, 38.8% for the 76ers. With all the missed shots there were plenty of rebounds. 5 different players had double digit rebounds in the game and a 6th finished with 9.

New Orleans 85 – Toronto 81

  • Toronto lost by four. They were 1 of 13 on three pointers and missed 7 free throws. Ouch!
  • Jarrett Jack, Chris Paul and David West all scored at a respectable level for New Orleans, combining to go 25 of 43 from the field. The rest of the Hornets were 9 of 44 from the field. Double Ouch!
  • Emeka Okafor finished the game with 16 rebounds. 12 of which came on the offensive glass. That gave him a personal ORR of 30.9.

Houston 93 – Milwaukee 84

  • Kevin Martin scored 36 points on a very un-Martin like 11 of 23 from the field. He was however, a ridiculous 14 of 18 at the free throw line.
  • Houston dominated the glass, grabbing 54.6% of available rebounds with an ORR of 31.5. Luis Scola led the Rockets with 14 and Jordan Hill chipped in another 10.
  • The Bucks reached the free throw line 11 times, making just 5. They also made just 5 of 15 three pointers.

Detroit 103 – Dallas 89

  • Jason Kidd missed all 7 of shots, all from behind the three point line, but contributed 13 assists. 6 of his 13 assists went for three pointers or layups.
  • Austin Daye grabbed 8 rebounds in just 14 minutes for the Pistons. His TRR for the game was 42.9.
  • Greg Monroe scored 16 points on 7 of 12 from the field for the Pistons. He did all of his damage in the paint, going 7 of 9 at the rim.

L.A. Clippers 114 – Indiana 107

  • This game was filled with efficient scoring performances, but none were more impressive than Blake Griffin’s. Griffin scored 47 points on just 24 shots. That’s a TS% of 81.5%.
  • Griffin’s work overshadowed terrific games from Darren Collison and Danny Granger. Collison and Granger combined to score 62 points on a 71.0% TS%. They combined to go 6 of 10 on three pointers and 18 of 19 at the free throw line.

Atlanta 100 – Sacramento 98

  • Al Horford filled up the box score. He scored 23 points on 10 of 16 from the field with all 10 of his baskets being assisted on. He also added 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 blocked shots.
  • Sacramento controlled the glass grabbing 55.3% of avaailable rebounds. They had 17 on the offensive end for an ORR of 36.2.
  • Sacramento lost by two. They were 1 of 11 on three pointers and 7 free throws. It’s tough to win without doing the little things.

Golden State 109 – New Jersey 100

  • Brook Lopez did a better job of playing on the interior. He grabbed 7 rebounds and took 10 of his 15 shots from inside of 10ft.
  • The Warriors really protected the ball, turning it over just 6 times on 92 possessions for a TOR of 6.5.
  • New Jersey moved the ball well, recording an assist on 71.8% of their made baskets.

Boston 109 – Orlando 106

  • Dwight Howard went to the free throw line 18 times and actually converted 13 of them. Well done sir!
  • Ray Allen scored 26 points on a 92.3% TS%. He was 8 of 11 from the field, 3 of 4 on three pointers and made all 7 of his free throws.

Portland 113 – Minnesota 102

  • Minnesota kept themselves in the game with 21 big offensive rebounds. This worked out to a 42.9 ORR. Kevin Love led the Wolves with 7 offensive boards and Milicic added 5.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge had everything working on offense last night. He was 6 of 7 at the rim and 5 of 6 on 10-15ft. jumpers. For the game he scored 37 points on a 66.2% TS%.

L.A. Lakers 101 – Oklahoma City 94

  • The Lakes were able to force Kevin Durant into a tough shooting night. Durant was 8 of 24 from the field and just 1 of 8 on three pointers.
  • The game might have gone differently if the Thunder had been able to make a shot from the outside. They were 2 of 22 on three pointers and 8 of 21 on long two pointers. That’s 10 of 43 on jumpshots outside of 15ft.
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