Last Night’s Numbers – 1/27/11

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.

Orlando 111 – Indiana 96

  • Orlando was absolutely scorching from the perimeter. They shot 16 of 34 on three pointers and 6 of 10 on long two pointers. Jason Richardson and Ryan Anderson combined to go 8 of 16 from beyond the arc.
  • The Pacers couldn’t come close to matching Orlando’s outside barrage. The Pacers were a combined 16 of 50 on shots outside of 15ft. Danny Granger, Darren Collison and Paul George combined to go 3 of 18 on three pointers.
  • The Magic recorded an assist on just 48.8% of their shots. However 12 of their 16 three pointers were assisted on.

New Jersey 93 – Memphis 88

  • The Grizzlies had a horrible night finishing on the interior. Despite having only 5 of their shots blocked, they made just 12 of 26 at the rim. Zach Randolph was 3 of 9 at the rim.
  • Brook Lopez had a similar problem for the Nets, making just 4 of his 12 shots from inside of 10ft.
  • The Nets had a strong perimeter shooting performance, going 9 of 17 on three pointers. Anthony Morrow and Sasha Vujacic each made 3.

Philadelphia 107 – Toronto 94

  • Philadelphia dominated the Raptors on the glass, grabbing 56.6% of available rebounds with an ORR of 41.5%. Mareese Speights led the way with 9 rebounds, 6 at the offensive end.
  • Speights also added 23 points on 10 of 12 shooting in just 17 minutes. Speights was 9 of 10 from inside of 10ft.
  • DeMar Derozan scored 29 points for the Raptors on a 62.3% TS%. He was 7 of 11 on shots from 16-23ft.

Denver 109 – Detroit 100

  • Denver’s hot three point shooting helped them to a 118.5 ORtg. for the game. The Nuggets made 11 of 27 three pointers led by Chauncey Billups’ 6 of 9 performance.
  • Almost everything in this game came at the rim or from distance. The teams combined to attempt just 22 shots from the rim out to 15ft.
  • Tracy McGrady had 8 assists for the Pistons, 7 of which led to layups.

Milwaukee 98 – Atlanta 90

  • Milwaukee had just 12 points in the paint but prevailed because of hot outside shooting. The Bucks made 10 of 20 three pointers and 11 of 21 long two pointers.
  • Al Horford had an extremely efficient game for the Hawks, scoring 17 points on 7 of 9 from the field. Horford added 10 rebounds and 4 assists.

Oklahoma City 118 – Minnesota 117 (OT)

  • Kevin Durant was the star for the Thunder. Durant had 47 points on a 68.8% TS%. He added 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks and only turned the ball over twice. Durant was 11 of 21 on shots farther than 15ft.
  • Kevin Love continues to put up numbers that boggle the mind in losing efforts. Love had 31 points on 63.2% TS% to go along with 21 rebounds, 8 at the offensive end. Love was 8 of 12 at the rim and also knocked down all 3 of this three pointers.
  • Michael Beasley scored 30 points but on a 58.0% TS%. He added 7 assists, 6 of which went for layups, but also turned the ball over 6 times.

Houston 96 – L.A. Clippers 83

  • It was an uncommon occurrence, but the Clippers struggled to score close to the basket. They were just 20 of 45 on those inside of 10ft. Blake Griffin was 4 of 11 from that area.
  • The Rockets also struggled in the paint, making just 18 of 38 shots inside of 10ft. Luis Scola was 3 of 8 from that area.
  • The Clippers had more turnovers, 14, than assists 13. Randy Foye and Baron Davis combined for 2 assists and 6 turnovers.

Charlotte 114 – Phoenix 107

  • With a FTR of 0.367 the Bobcats finished the game with a 16 point advantage from the free throw line. Every Bobcat except Eduardo Najera (4 minutes played) attempted at least one free throw.
  • There was plenty of hot oustide shooting as both teams combined to go 25 of 49 on three pointers. Stephen Jackson, Steve Nash, Vince Carter and Channing Frye all made at least 4.
  • Steve Nash scored 27 points on an 87.4% TS%. He also added 15 assists, 8 of which went for three pointers.

San Antonio 112 – Utah 105

  • Deron Williams had 39 points on a 70.9%  TS% for the Jazz. He also added 9 assists, 6 of which went for layups.
  • Tony Parker was lethal off the dribble, going 8 of 11 on shots inside of 10ft.
  • The Spurs finished the game 17 of 20 on shots at the rim against Utah’s soft interior defense. The Jazz took it right back at them going 22 of 25 at the rim. Deron Williams and Al Jefferson were a combined 12 of 13 at the rim.

New Orleans 112 – Golden State 103

  • New Orleans shot a ridiculous 62.2% on the night. They were 26 of 36 on shots inside of 10ft.
  • Chris Paul had 17 assists for the Hornets, 7 of which went for layups or three pointers.
  • Both teams shot very well but were extremely sloppy with the ball. The Hornets turned the ball over on 23.5% of their possessions, the Warriors on 21.4% of their possessions.
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