Last Night’s Numbers – 2/2/11

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.

New Orleans 97 – Washington 89

  • Jason Smith led the Hornets with 20 points on an 81.2% TS%. He was 6 of 6 at the rim and added 5 rebounds and 2 steals in just 25 minutes.
  • Chris Paul had 9 assists for the Hornets, 6 of which went for layups or three pointers.
  • Andray Blatche scored 21 points on a 58.7% TS%. He was 8 of 11 on shots inside of 10ft. but just 2 of 6 from everywhere else.

L.A. Lakers 114 – Houston 106 (OT)

  • The Rockets posted a FTR of just 0.110 for the game. All 11 of their free throws were attempted by Kevin Martin. The Lakers finished the game with a 10 point advantage at the free throw line.
  • The Lakers controlled the glass grabbing 55.0% of available rebounds with an ORR of 36.4%. Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom combined for 36 rebounds, 14 at the offensive end.
  • Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 11 assists, 7 of which went for layups or three pointers.

Portland 99 – San Antonio 86

  • LaMarcus Aldridge was the star of the game with 40 points and 11 rebounds on a 74.2% TS%. He was 12 of 13 on shots inside of 10ft.
  • Tony Parker was 3 of 11 for the Spurs. He attempted just one shot at the rim and didn’t get to the free throw line at all.
  • DeJuan Blair played well, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in just 26 minutes. Blair was 5 of 7 at the rim and had 6 offensive rebounds.

Boston 95 – Sacramento 90

  • Sacramento turned the ball over on 23.5% of their possessions. Five different Kings had 3 turnovers in the game.
  • Nate Robinson and Rajon Rondo forced many of the Kings’ turnovers. Robinson and Rondo combined for 9 steals in the game.
  • The Kings had just three of their shots blocked but still managed only 18 points in the paint on 9 of 18 shooting at the rim.

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