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.
Philadelphia 117 – Atlanta 83
- Philadelphia had their way with Atlanta’s defense. The 76ers shot 54.5% on the night. Six different players scored in double figures.
- With a FTR of 0.430, the 76ers finished the game with an 18 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Atlanta was woeful on the glass, grabbing just 41.1% of available rebounds. They had plenty of opportunities to rebound since they shot so poorly, 40.7% for the game. Atlanta went 11 of 47 on shots outside of 10ft.
Orlando 101 – L.A. Clippers 85
- Orlando pulled it together late, outscoring the Clippers 35-20 in the 4th quarter to steal a win.
- Orlando held Blake Griffin to just 12 shot attempts and 4 free throw attempts. Griffin finished the game with 10 points on a 38.3% TS%.
- Dwight Howard scored 22 points for the Magic on a 57.4% TS%. He also had 20 rebounds, 6 of which came at the offensive end.
San Antonio 100 – Detroit 89
- San Antonio shot the ball at a ridiculous clip, 52.9% for the game. They also knocked down 10 of 18 three pointers.
- Tony Parker had 19 points on a 93.1% TS%. He added 7 assists but also had 6 turnovers.
- The Pistons’ wings really struggled. Rodney Stuckey, Ben Gordon, Tracy McGrady and Tayshaun Prince combined to take over half their team’s shots and went just 16 of 50.
Miami 117 – Indiana 112
- Miami needed a monster game from LeBron James to hold off the Pacers. James had 41 points on a 72.3% TS%. He also grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out 8 assists, 6 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- Indiana shot well for the game, 51.2%, but went cold in the 4th quarter, being outscored 27-15.
- Tyler Hansbrough had 18 points for the Pacers on a 99.1% TS%. Hansbrough was a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and 6 of 7 at the foul line.
Milwaukee 94 – Toronto 72
- Toronto shot the ball horribly, just 36.1% for the game. They were 14 of 29 on shots at the rim, 9 of 29 on long two pointers and missed all 10 of their three pointers.
- Brandon Jennings scored 12 points for the Bucks on 6 of 14 shooting. He was 5 of 7 inside of 10ft. and 1 of 7 from outside of 10ft.
- Luc Mbah-Moute had 14 rebounds in the game, 7 of which came at the offensive end. His ORR for the game was 26.3%.
Memphis 105 – Oklahoma City 101 (OT)
- Oklahoma City dominated the glass grabbing 61.7% of available rebounds. They had an ORR for the game of 37.5%. Unfortunately they also turned the ball over on 22.3% of their possessions.
- Zach Randolph scored 31 points on a 67.5% TS%. He was 8 of 9 on shots at the rim and added 14 rebounds and 4 assists.
- Russell Westbrook had 11 assists for the Thunder but turned the ball over 8 times.
Minnesota 112 – Houston 108
- Minnesota controlled the boards, grabbing 62.2% of available rebounds. Their ORR for the game was 40.5%
- The Rockets struggled on three pointers but weren’t shy about continuing to shoot them. They were 7 of 28 from the game compared to 8 of 18 for the Timberwolves.
- Aaron Brooks seems to be playing himself right out of Houston. In 20 minutes he was 1 of 8 from the field, missed all 5 of his three pointers and had just 1 assist.