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.
L.A. Lakers 92 – Boston 86
- As a team the Celtic’s shot just 40.3%. Garnett, Pierce and Allen were just 18 of 46 from the field.
- Ray Allen made 3 of 8 three pointers, including his all-time NBA leading 2,561st.
- The Lakers controlled the glass, grabbing 56.7% of available rebounds. Lamar Odom had 12, Pau Gasol had 10 and Andrew Bynum had 9.
Phoenix 112 – Golden State 88
- The Suns were blazing hot for the game, shooting 52.4%. They reall spread the ball around. All 12 Suns’ players scored. No one scored more than 18 points, no one scored less than 4.
- Zabian Dowdell played a strong game for Phoenix. Dowdell played 21 minutes and scored 10 points on a 50.0 TS% with 6 assists, 5 rebounds and just 1 turnover.
- Steve Nash had 11 assists for the Suns, 9 of which went for layups or three pointers.
Denver 121 – Dallas 120
- This game was filled with incredible three point shooting performances. Denver was 11 of 25. Dallas was 15 of 31. Jason Terry was 6 of 8, Carmelo Anthony was 5 of 7, Chauncey Billups was 5 of 11 and Arron Afflalo was 4 of 8.
- Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points on a 79.8 TS%. He didn’t do all his damage from distance though. He also was 8 of 10 on shots inside of 10ft.
- Tyson Chandler scored 20 points on an 89.3 TS%. He was 7 of 8 on shots at the rim and chipped in 11 rebounds, 5 of which came on the offensive glass.