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.
New Jersey 103 – Cleveland 101
- Cleveland made a concerted effort to get the ball inside with 35 attempts at the rim. They made only 20 of them or 57.2%. J.J. Hickson was just 4 of 12 at the rim.
- Brook Lopez scored 28 points for the Nets including the game winner. The best part was that 16 of his 20 shot attempts came from inside of 10ft. He also made it to the free throw line 10 times.
- Devin Harris had 10 assists and no turnovers for the Nets.
Detroit 103 – Orlando 96
- Orlando turned the ball over on 17.4% of their possessions compared to just 7.6% for the Pistons. 8 of the 9 Magic players who saw the floor coughed the ball up at least once.
- Tayshaun Prince was 7 of 9 on 16-23ft. jumpers. He was just 2 of 5 from everywhere else on the floor.
- Austin Daye scored a solid 20 points for the Pistons on a 79.9% TS%. He added 7 rebounds and 2 steals without turning the ball over once.
Philadelphia 105 – Phoenix 95
- The 76ers won the battle on the boards grabbing 56.1% of available rebounds with an ORR of 28.6%.
- Evan Turner played a very efficient game for Philadelphia. The rookie had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists with just one turnover. His 14 points came on a 64.3% TS%.
- Goran Dragic was 6 of 8 from the field for the Suns. All 6 of his made field goals came from inside of 10ft.
Memphis 100 – Toronto 98
- Memphis did a great job protecting the ball, turning it over on just 9.7% of their possessions. Marc Gasol was responsible for 4 of their 9 turnovers.
- The Grizzlies did a great job on the glass. They grabbed 52.3% of available rebounds with an ORR of 36.7%. Four different players had at least 7 rebounds.
- Jerryd Bayless played a strong game for the Raptors. Bayless has 15 points on a 59.3% TS% with 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 2 steals.
New York 115 – Washington 106
- The Knicks were 10 of 29 on three pointers. With Washington making just 4 of 13 the Knicks had an 18 point advantage from distance.
- Raymond Felton had 15 huge assists for the Knicks. 12 of his 15 assists went for layups or three pointers.
- Amare Stoudemire was a beast on the interior. Stoudemire was 9 of 12 on shots at the rim and grabbed 9 rebounds, 5 of which came at the offensive end.
Chicago 92 – Milwaukee 83
- Kurt Thomas hooked himself up to the rejuvenation machine before the game and went for 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks. All 10 of his field goals were assisted on and all 10 came from outside of 10ft.
- Chris Douglas-Roberts gave the Bucks a rare but efficient scoring performance. CDR had 30 points on a 64.7% TS%.
- Derrick Rose was just 5 of 16 on the night, including 2 of 10 on shots from outside of 10ft. He did add 10 assists with just 3 turnovers and went 10 of 10 at the free throw line.
Houston 129 – Minnesota 125
- Kevin Martin’s scoring efficiency is a sight to behold, even on a ho-hum night for him. Last night he had 34 points on just 18 shots. Going 13 of 18 at the free throw line gave him a TS% of 65.6%.
- Kevin Love had another monster game. He scored 27 points on a 71.3% TS%, going 11 of 11 at the free throw line. He also added 17 rebounds, 9 at the offensive end and 7 assists.
- Both teams shot the lights out on three pointers, combining to make 24 of 50. Shane Battier led the way, going 5 of 9.
New Orleans 91 – Oklahoma City 89
- Chris Paul’s flops notwithstanding, the Thunder had trouble taking care of the ball. They turned it over on 19.5% of their possessions, compared to just 11.5% for the Hornets.
- Some hot shooting on long jumpers helped the Hornets ice the game. They were 9 of 19 on shots from 16-23ft., compared to just 4 of 18 for the Thunder. David West was 5 of 8 from that distance, including knocking down the game winner.
- Kevin Durant was just 7 of 18 on the night, including 0 of 5 in the 4th quarter. He also turned the ball over 4 times.
Sacramento 96 – Portland 81
- Six was the magic number for the Kings’ Tyreke Evans. 6 of 6 at the free throw line. 6 rebounds. 6 assists. 6 turnovers. 16 field goal attempts. 26 points.
- DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting and grabbed 8 rebounds in just 15 minutes on the floor. He also turned the ball over 4 times and tallied 5 personal fouls.
- The Blazers couldn’t put the ball in the basket, shooting just 39.6% for the game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Rudy Fernandez struggled in particular, combining to go 14 of 45 from the field.
San Antonio 113 – Golden State 102
- The Spurs had a very efficient shooting performance, hitting 50% for the game. They were 15 of 20 at the rim and 13 of 21 on shots from 16-23ft.
- The Spurs dominated on the glass grabbing 56.1% of available rebounds. They kept the Warriors off the glass with a DRR of 86.4%.
- Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for 18 assists and just 3 turnovers.