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.
San Antonio 102 – New Jersey 85
- San Antonio controlled the glass, grabbing 56.2% of available rebounds. Tim Duncan and DeJuan Blair each had 11 rebounds with 7 offensive rebounds between them.
- BROOK LOPEZ HAD 10 REBOUNDS!!!!!!!! He also shot 5 of 16 from the field including going 4 of 12 on shots inside of 10ft.
- New Jersey turned the ball over on just 9.6% of their possessions. They still scored only 85 points because they shot just 34.9% for the game.
Charlotte 109 – L.A. Lakers 89
- D.J. Augustin had 9 assists and no turnovers for Charlotte in 26 minutes. 4 of those 7 assists went for three pointers.
- The Bobcats were 8 of 21 on three pointers compared to 3 of 19 for the Lakers.
- The Lakers were 18 of 37 on shots inside of 10ft. and shot just 43.8% for the game.
Atlanta 94 – Detroit 79
- The Hawks shot 56.5% from the field, 89.5% on free throws and 7 of 16 from on three pointers.
- Detroit was 10 of 19 on three pointers, but just 17 of 51 from everywhere else. They went 9 of 22 on shots at the rim.
- Atlanta recorded an assist on 74.3% of their made baskets. Mike Bibby and Joe Johnson combined for 13 of their 26 assists.
Milwaukee 102 – L.A. Clippers 78
- Milwaukee knocked down 11 of 26 three pointers. Carlos Delfino led the way making 7 of 10.
- John Salmons had 12 assists for the Bucks, 10 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- The Clippers had another rough shooting night, at just 37.2%. The backcourt of Baron Davis and Randy Foye combined to go 13 of 29 and shoot 2 of 10 on three pointers.
Portland 95 – Minnesota 81
- Dante Cunningham had a big game for the Blazers with 18 points on a 64.3 TS%. He also added 13 rebounds, all in just 24 minutes.
- Wayne Ellington was 1 of 5 on three pointers for the Wolves. He did, however, have 5 assists that led to three pointers for his teammates.
- Portland won the rebounding battle, grabbing 54%. The also posted an ORR of 38.9%.
Houston 121 – Denver 102
- Shane Battier scored 17 points on a perfect 7 of 7 from the field. He also knocked down 3 three pointers. That works out to a 121.4 TS%.
- Kyle Lowry had 7 assists for the Rockets, all of which led to layups or three pointers.
- The Rockets controlled the glass, grabbing 54.1% of available rebounds. They had 6 different players with at least 6 rebounds.