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.
Boston 112 – Cleveland 95
- Cleveland shot the ball reasonably well at 46.3%, but they turned the ball over on 16.8% of their possessions while forcing a Boston turnover on just 9.5% of their possessions.
- The Celtics were 11 of 24 on three pointers. Nate Robinson and Ray Allen led the way, each making 3. Even Rajon Rondo got in the act knocking down his only three point attempt of the game.
- J.J. Hickson had a monster game for the Cavs making an impact in areas besides scoring. Hickson had 17 rebounds, 4 at the offensive end, 5 assists, 4 blocks and just 2 turnovers.
Dallas 112 – L.A. Clippers 105
- The Clippers got some very shaky play from their point guards. Baron Davis and Eric Bledsoe combined for 11 turnovers and just 10 assists. Davis was a -18 in his 32 minutes on the floor.
- Jason Terry carried the Mavs offense, scoring 28 points on a 61.2% TS%. Terry was 4 of 8 on long two pointers and 4 of 7 on three pointers.
- The Mavs did a great job defending Blake Griffin. Griffin did score 22 points with 11 rebounds, but he had only one field goal attempt at the rim. 9 of his 16 field goal attempts came from outside of 10ft.
L.A. Lakers 120 – Utah 91
- The Lakers offense had their way with the Jazz. L.A. shot 62% from the field, 82.8% from the line and 44.5% on three pointers. Andrew Bynum, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol were a combined 29 of 41 from the floor.
- With the Lakers incredible offensive efficiency the Utah Jazz grabbed only 17 defensive rebounds for the entire game. With 16 offensive rebound they almost had more at the offensive end than the defensive end.
- The Lakers recorded 34 assists on 44 made baskets for an Assist Percentage of 77.3%.
Charlotte 94 – Sacramento 89
- At 36% for the game, the Kings really struggled to score. Tyreke Evans and Beno Udrih were a combined 9 of 31.
- DeMarcus Cousins fouled out in just 21 minutes. He had twice as many fouls as rebound.
- Kwame Brown came up with 18 huge rebounds for the Bobcats, 4 coming at the offensive end. Brown also added 13 points on just 8 shots, 2 assists, a steal and a block.
Denver 120 – Washington 109
- The Nuggets and Wizards were nearly even in most of the statistical categories. One huge difference was the Nuggets making 12 of 23 three pointers while the Wizards made just 2 of 13. Al Harrington led the way for the Nuggets making 6 of 8.
- Nene owned the paint for Denver. In just 27 minutes he grabbed 9 rebounds, went 8 of 8 on shots at the rim and attempted 7 free throws. In those 27 minutes Nene finished with 21 points on a 86.9% TS%.
- John Wall had 13 assists to just 4 turnovers. 7 of his 13 assists went for layups or three pointers.