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 104 – Orlando 100
- This game was all about LeBron. He scored 51 points on a 78.5% TS%. LeBron went to the line 17 times, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 8 assists. He shot better than 60% from every area of the floor. It was an epic performance.
- Aided by LeBron’s performance the Heat posted a FTR of 0.500. Shooting 50% from the field meant they had the same number of made field goals as free throws attempted, 36.
- Dwight Howard was just 3 of 13 at the free throw line. He was also 1 of 5 on shots not taken at the rim.
Golden State 100 – Milwaukee 94
- The Warriors were at opposite ends of the three point spectrum. Milwaukee went 6 of 23. The Warriors were 12 of 24. Carlos Delfino was 2 of 10 for the Bucks. Dorell Wright was 4 of 7 for the Warriors.
- The Bucks actually did a good job moving the ball, recording an assist on 31 of their 39 made baskets. That’s an Ast% of 79.5%. The problem was that they couldn’t make enough shots, shooting just 42.9% for the game.
- Stephen Curry had trouble taking care of the ball, coughing it up 7 times. As a team the Warriors turned it over on 18.5% of their possessions.
San Antonio 89 – L.A. Lakers 88
- Antonio McDyess had 8 rebounds on the night with 6 coming at the offensive end. None was bigger than his game winning tip in at the buzzer.
- Richard Jefferson had 18 points on a 75% TS%. He knocked down 4 of 8 three pointers in the game.
- Kobe Bryant had 10 assists in the game, 6 of which went for layups ot three pointers.