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.
Orlando 101 – Washington 76
- Washington turned in an absolutely miserable offensive performance. They shot 35.0% from the floor, 65.3% from the free throw line and 23.1% on three pointers. They turned the ball over on 16.0% of their possessions and recorded just 8 assists for the game. All in all it worked out to an ORtg. of 80.9.
- Dwight Howard scored 32 points on an 80.6 TS%. He was 10 of 10 on shots at the rim, 8 of 11 at the free throw line and added 10 rebounds, all in just 29 minutes.
Miami 103 – Toronto 95
- Two nights ago LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 90 points. Last night they only managed 76. They did it on 25 of 52 from the field and 27 of 32 at the free throw line. They also combined for 26 rebounds and 11 assists.
- With a FTR if 0.507, the Heat had a 12 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Andrea Bargnani scored 38 points on a 68.4 TS%. The rest of the Raptors combined to shoot 21 of 61.
Boston 94 – New Jersey 80
- With a FTR of 0.542, Boston gave themselves an 18 point advantage at the free throw line. They made twice as many free throws as New Jersey attempted. Paul Pierce led the way going 10 of 13.
- Pierce scored 31 points on a 65.3 TS%. In addition to his performance at the free throw line he was 7 of 8 on shots at the rim and added 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block.
- New Jersey shot just 9 of 19 on shots at the rim.
Cleveland 104 – L.A. Lakers 99
- Kobe Bryant had an awful game. He grabbed 12 rebounds but also turned the ball over 7 times, shot 8 of 24 from the field, 1 of 6 on three pointers and was just 2 of 13 on all shots longer than 15ft.
- Ramon Sessions was the star for Cleveland was 32 points on a 72.2 TS%. Sessions also added 8 assists, 6 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- Pau Gasol worked his tail off to keep the Lakers in the game. Gasol had 30 points on a 70.9 TS% and added 20 rebounds, 10 of which were offensive.
Detroit 115 – Indiana 109 (OT)
- Both teams shot better than 50% but Indiana turned the ball over on 15.6% of their possessions compared to just 9.6% for the Pistons.
- Tayshaun Prince scored 25 points on a 70.4 TS%. He also added 11 rebounds, 2 assists and just one turnover in 39 minutes.
- Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert combined for 57 points on 23 of 39 from the field. They also combined for 14 rebounds and 6 assists.
New York 102 – Atlanta 90
- New York had a modest FTR of 0.266, but it dwarfed Atlanta’s 0.107. For the game Atlanta attempted just 9 free throws and made just 5.
- Landry Fields had a super-efficient game for the Knicks. Fields scored 11 points on 4 of 5 shooting. He also added 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and just one turnover.
- Atlanta was 11 of 22 on three pointers. Mike Bibby led the way making 5 of 7.
L.A. Clippers 98 – Minnesota 90
- The Clippers totalled 25 assists which was 69.5% of their made baskets. 4 different Clippers had at least 5 assists.
- Minnesota had 16 assists and also 16 turnovers. Only 3 Timberwolves, Martell Webster, Sebastian Telfair and Corey Brewer had more assists than turnovers.
- The Clippers were just 6 of 26 on three pointers. Randy Foye and Baron Davis combined to go 3 of 13.
Dallas 116 – Sacramento 100
- DeMarcus Cousins had a difficult game against Dallas’ long front line. Cousins did grab 12 rebounds and score 16 points but he turned the ball over 7 times, was 6 of 19 from the floor, and just 3 of 10 on shots inside of 10ft.
- Dallas saw the return of Rodrigue Beaubois from foot surgery. Beaubois played 21 minutes, scoring 13 points and adding 6 assists. Beaubois was 5 of 7 on shots at the rim and all 6 of his assists went for layups or three pointers.
- Dallas made 13 of 26 three pointers on the night. Jason Kidd led the way making 6 of 7.
Philadelphia 114 – Houston 105
- The 76ers shot 55.2% for the game. 7 of the 9 76ers who played scored in double figures.
- Kyle Lowry scored 36 points on a 97.6 TS%. Lowry was 9 of 9 on two pointers, including 7 of 7 at the rim, and 6 of 9 on three pointers.
- The 76ers controlled the glass grabbing 55.6% of available rebounds. Three different 76ers had double figure rebounds.
Denver 94 – Milwaukee 87
- Both teams did a great job on the defensive glass. Together the Bucks and Nuggets grabbed just 6 offensive rebounds in the whole game.
- Andrew Bogut was just 1 of 7 from the field but grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked 5 shots.
- The Bucks were 3 of 23 on three pointers. Carlos Delfino and Brandon Jennings were both 0 of 6.
Golden State 107 – Utah 100
- Monta Ellis was the star for the Warriors, scoring 35 points on a 65.4 TS%. Ellis was 8 of 9 on shots at the rim and 6 of 8 on long two pointers.
- Deron Williams had 11 assists for th Jazz, 7 of which went for layups. He also turned the ball over 5 times.
Portland 103 – New Orleans 96
- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points on a 77.4 TS%. He was 11 of 13 from inside of 10ft. and also added 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
- Andre Miller had 7 assists for the TrailBlazers, all of which went for layups or three pointers.