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.
Miami 108 – Oklahoma City 103
- It didn’t hurt them too much because they won the game, but Miami turned the ball over on 20.6% of their possessions. Dwyane Wade led the way with an eye popping 9 turnovers.
- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook struggled shooting the ball, combing to go 14 of 42. Their shooting was off but they contributed in other ways. Westbrook and Durant combined to go 23 of 27 at the free throw line and chip in 17 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals.
- Jeff Green was uncharacteristically dominant in the paint. He was 8 of 11 on shots at the rim and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Boston 109 – L.A. Lakers 96
- Boston torched the Lakers, shooting 60.3% from the field and making 9 of 17 three pointers. Paul Pierce led the way with 32 points on a 75.9% TS%.
- Rajon Rondo had 16 assists for the Celtics, 9 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- The Celtics dominated the Lakers on the glass, grabbing 59% of available rebounds. Kevin Garnett led the way with 13.
Orlando 103 – Cleveland 87
- Manny Harris was 7 of 12 from the field for Cleveland. The rest of the team was 26 of 64.
- Orlando destroyed Cleveland on the glass, grabbing 63.5% of available rebounds. Dwight Howard had 20 in 26 minutes and Ryan Anderson added another 16. The Magic’s ORR for the game was 45.6%.
Philadelphia 110 – Denver 99
- Chauncey Billups was one of the only offensive stars for the Nuggets. He scored 27 points on an 89.5% TS%.
- Andre Iguodala was 8 of 12 from the field with all 8 of his baskets assisted on. Iguodala finished with 24 points on a 79.6% TS%.
- The 76ers recorded an assists on 31 of their 43 made baskets, an Ast% on 72.1%. Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday led the way with 7 apiece.
New York 124 – Detroit 106
- The Knicks helped themselves to a 137.8 ORtg. for the game by turning the ball over on just 6.7% of their possessions.
- The Knicks posted a FTR of 0.513 for the game, helping themselves to a 22 point advantage at the free throw line. Danilo Gallinari and Amare Stoudemire combined to go 22 of 23 at the line.
- Greg Monroe was a beast for the Pistons. Monroe was 6 of 7 at the rim on his way to 15 points. He also added 17 rebounds with 8 at the offensive end. His ORR for the game was 26.8%.
Phoenix 104 – New Orleans 102
- Chris Paul was a satr for the Hornets. Paul scored 26 points on a 70.7% TS%. He also added 12 assists, 5 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- For one night at least Marcin Gortat was the dominant inside presence Phoenix hoped he’d be. Gortat scored 25 points on a 95.6% TS%, made all 6 of his shots at the rim and grabbed 11 rebounds.
- Steve Nash had 15 assists for the Suns, 11 of which went for layups or three pointers.
Golden State 96 – Utah 81
- Utah had a horrific shooting night at 37.3% from the field. They were 3 of 21 on long two pointers and 4 of 12 on three pointers.
- Louis Amundson had 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes. 5 of his 11 rebounds were at the offensive end. He had an ORR of 37.0 for the game.