Last Night’s Numbers – 2/7/11

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.

Miami 97 – L.A. Clippers 79

  • The Clippers had a miserable night offensively. They shot 32.5% from the field, 6 of 24 on three pointers, missed 10 free throws and turned the ball over on 20.6% of their possessions.
  • Dwyane Wade scored 28 points on a 76.1% TS%. Wade also added 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 assists.
  • The Clippers had only 7 shots blocked but were still just 5 of 20 on three pointers.

Indiana 105 – New Jersey 86

  • The Pacers got a huge game from Dahntay Jones. Jones scored 18 points in just 20 minutes on the floor with a 71.2% TS%.
  • The Pacers made 9 of 22 three pointers. Mike Dunleavy led the way, knocking down 5 of 6.
  • Derrick Favors struggled mightily for the Nets. Favors played 21 minutes, going 1 of 4 from the floor. He missed both of his free throws, committed 4 fouls, turned the ball over twice and grabbed just 3 rebounds.

New York 117 – Philadelphia 103

  • Amare Stoudemire caught fire. Stoudemire had 41 points on an 85.1% TS%. Stoudemire made all 7 of his free throws and was an absurd 10 of 11 on long two pointers.
  • Raymond Felton had 13 assists to just 4 turnovers for the Knicks. 8 of Felton’s 13 assists went for layups or three pointers.
  • The Knicks shot 11 of 27 on three pointers compared to just 3 of 10 for Philadelphia. Landry Fields led the way going 5 of 7. For the game Fields scored 28 points on a 96.2% TS% to go along with 10 rebounds.

Boston 91 – Orlando 80

  • With a FTR of 0.540, the Celtics were able to work themselves to a 15 point advantage at the free throw line.
  • Rajon Rondo scored 26 points on a 68.6% TS%. He was 7 of 8 on shots at the rim and 7 of 9 at the free throw line. He also had 7 assists, 6 of which went for layups or three pointers.
  • The Magic really struggled against the Celtics’ defense. As a team they shot just 34.5% for the game. Player’s not named Dwight Howard were just 23 of 72, or 31.9%.

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