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 York 93 – Miami 88
- Miami turned the ball over on 20.6% of their possessions, compared to just 12.9% for the Knicks. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 10 of the Heat’s 17 turnovers.
- Landry Fields played a great game for the Knicks. Fields had 19 points on a 74.5% TS%. He also added 13 rebounds, 5 at the offensive end and 6 assists.
- LeBron James struggled to score going 7 of 24 from the field. He was just 2 of 15 on shots not at the rim.
Dallas 111 – Houston 106
- Dallas spread the ball around with 7 different players scoring in double figures. As a team, they shot 50% from the field, 92% from the free throw line and 37.5% on three pointers.
- Tyson Chandler had a huge game for the Mavs. Chandler had 21 points on a 79.1% TS%. Chandler was 11 of 12 at the free throw line and added 15 rebounds.
- Jason Kidd had 10 assists for the Mavs, 6 of which went for layups.
Boston 88 – Portland 78
- With a FTR of 0.516 Boston ended the game with a 15 point advantage from the free throw line. This gap could have been even larger if they’d made better than 69.7% of their attempts.
- Portland won the battle on the boards grabbing 53.8% of available rebounds with an ORR of 35.8%. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 16 rebounds, 8 at the offensive end.
- The TrailBlazers couldn’t buy a jumpshot. They were 22 of 35 on shots at the rim and 11 of 55 from everywhere else on the floor.