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.
Boston 85 – Miami 82
- Defense was the name of the game for both teams. Boston held Dwyane Wade to 6 of 17 from the field with 6 turnovers. Miami held Paul Pierce to 0 of 10 from the field with 3 turnovers.
- LeBron James finished with 22 points but on a 49.3 TS%. He was 7 of 11 on shots at the rim but just 3 of 10 from everywhere else on the floor. He also turned the ball over 4 times and attempted just 3 free throws.
- Rajon Rondo had a triple double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He was 5 of 10 from the field and had just 1 turnover.
Washington 115 – Cleveland 100
- John Wall had 14 assists and just 2 turnovers in 36 minutes of play. 8 of his 14 assists went for layups or three pointers.
- J.J. Hickson scored 16 points on a 38.0 TS%. He was 7 of 16 on shots inside of 10ft.
- Cleveland kept themselves in the game with some hot three point shooting. They were 11 of 26 for the game. Both Jamario Moon and Antawn Jamison were 4 of 6.
Portland 105 – Detroit 100
- LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews both went off for the TrailBlazers. Aldridge scored 36 points on a 79.2 TS%. Matthews scored 26 points on an 89.5 TS%.
- Both teams did a great job getting to the free throw line. Detroit’s FTR was a 0.441, Portland’s was 0.469.
- Portland was 11 of 18 on long two pointers, Detroit was just 9 of 23.
Golden State 100 – Oklahoma City 94
- Oklahoma City had a FTR of 0.475 for the game, compared to just 0.091 for Golden State. They finished the game with a 17 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Golden State made up for their horrible free throw rate by pounding the offensive glass. Golden State had an ORR of 39.2% compared to just 6.9% for Oklahoma City.
- Russell Westbrook had 5 assists to 6 turnovers for the game.
Orlando 89 – L.A. Lakers 75
- Dwight Howard scored 31 points on an 83.2 TS%. He was 12 of 13 inside of 10ft. and grabbed 13 rebounds, 6 at the offensive end.
- The Magic held the Lakers to 13 of 22 shooting at the rim. They also held them to 8 of 32 on shots outside of 15ft.
- The Magic’s starting backcourt, Jameer Nelson and Jason Richardson, were just 2 of 10 on three pointers.
Sacramento 113 – Phoenix 108
- Steve Nash had 18 assists, 12 of which went for three pointers or layups.
- Sacramento absolutely dominated the glass, grabbing 58.7% of available rebounds. Their ORR was 41.9%.
- Marcin Gortat continues to play well in the middle for the Suns. Gortat had 20 points on a 79.9 TS% to go along with 12 rebounds.
Toronto 98 – L.A. Clippers 93
- The Clippers’ backcourt had a brutal shooting game. Eric Bledsoe, Randy Foye and Baron Davis were a combined 11 of 39. They were also 0 of 6 on three pointers with 12 assists and 10 turnovers.
- Jose Calderon had 11 assists for the Raptors. None of those assists led to a three pointer and just 4 of them led to layups.
- Ed Davis had a huge double-double for the Raptors. Davis was 6 of 8 from the floor and scored 13 points to go along with 14 rebounds, 6 of which were offensive.
Memphis 116 – Denver 108
- With a 0.405 FTR, Memphis gave themselves an 11 point advantage at the free throw line. Darrell Arthur was 8 of 10 at the line.
- Arthur scored 24 points on a 77.9 TS%. He accomplished that in just 31 minutes.
- Denver grabbed just 41.5% of available rebounds. No player had more then 5 rebounds for the Nuggets.