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.
Chicago 82 – Dallas 77
- Chicago really roughed Dallas up on the glass. They grabbed 55.4% of available rebounds and posted an ORR of 34.7. Five different Bulls had at least 6 rebounds, led by Luol Deng with 12.
- At first glance Derrick Rose had a solid game, 26 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. However, he was just 9 of 28 from the field. This includes a 1 of 6 performance at the rim and a 2 of 10 performance from 16-23ft.
- Chicago’s defense forced Dirk Nowitzki into an uncharacteristically poor shooting performance. He was 6 of 16 overall and 2 of 7 from 16-23ft.
Portland 108 – L.A. Clippers 93
- This was billed as a matchup between LaMarcus Aldridge between Blake Griffin but the true offensive stars were Wesley Matthews and Eric Gordon. Matthews scored 28 points on a 70.9% TS% going 4 of 8 on three pointers. Eric Gordon scored 35 points on a 64.1% TS% going 7 of 11 on three pointers.
- The Clippers struggled to protect the ball, turning it over on 18.0% of their possessions compared to just 10.1% for the Trailblazers.
- Portland essentially did whatever they want on offense, shooting 56.5% from the field and 7 of 16 on three pointers.
Charlotte 100 – Philadelphia 97
- Philadelphia lost despite owning the interior. They grabbed 53% of available rebounds and went 19 of 27 on shots at the rim.
- D.J. Augustin was the offensive star for Charlotte, scoring 31 points on a 78.9% TS%. Augustin was 5 of 7 at the rim and 3 of 5 on three pointers.