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.
Indiana 113 – Washington 96
- Indiana won this game in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. In those two quarters combined they were +27.
- With a FTR of 0.511 the Pacers gave themselves a 14 point advantage at the free throw line.
- John Wall just missed a triple-double with 8 rebounds to go along with his 10 assists and 15 points. However it took him 15 shots to garner those 15 points. He also committed 5 fouls, turned the ball over 6 times and was a -29 in his 38 minutes on the floor.
Charlotte 114 – Toronto 101
- Jerryd Bayless had a double-double without making a single shot from the field. He had 10 assists and made 11 of 12 at the free throw line while going 0 of 4 from the field.
- Charlotte posted a FTR of 0.519, giving themselves a 13 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Perhaps inspired by Bayless, Gerald Wallace scored 20 points for the Bobcats while making just 3 of 6 field goals. He went 14 of 15 at the free throw line.
Houston 108 – Detroit 100
- With a FTR of 0.329 the Rockets gave themselves a 12 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Patrick Patterson had a huge game for the Rockets, scoring 20 points on a 72.8 TS% all in 22 minutes. He went 5 of 5 on shots at the rim and added 5 rebounds, 4 at the offensive end.
- Detroit turned the ball over on just 8.9% of their possessions.
Miami 117 – Sacramento 97
- Miami turned the ball over on just 9.5% of their possessions. LeBron James had 3, no one else had more than 1.
- The Heat grabbed 55.2% of available rebounds. Wade, Bosh and James all had at least 8 rebounds in the game.
- DeMarcus Cousins was 3 of 14 for the Kings. He attempted only two shots at the rim missing both. Altogether he was 1 of 7 from inside of 10ft.
Milwaukee 94 – Minnesota 88
- Kevin Love scored 20 points on a 71.6 TS%. He also added 17 rebounds, 6 assists and just one turnover in 33 minutes.
- Brandon Jennings scored 27 points on a 60.1 TS%. He was just 7 of 17 from the field including 2 of 8 on three pointers, but went 11 of 12 at the free throw line.
- If you like missed layups than this was your game. Both teams combined to make just 19 of 39 shots at the rim.
Oklahoma City 111 – L.A. Clippers 88
- Blake Griffin scored 28 points on a 62.3 TS%. He also had 11 rebounds and 8 assists. The rest of the team combined to score just 60 points, grab 22 rebounds and hand out 12 assists.
- Both teams had similar FTRs, 0.403 for the Clippers and 0.410 for the Thunder. However the Clippers shot just 58.7% from the free throw line, giving the Thunder an 11 point advantage.
- The Thunder turned the ball over on 7.4% of their possessions compared to 18.1% for the Clippers.
Denver 120 – Memphis 107
- The post-Melo era started with a bang for Denver. They shot 49.4% from the field and made 12 of 28 three pointers. They only turned the ball over on 13.9% of their possessions, compared to 20.8% for Memphis. With a FTR of 0.434 they also had a 7 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Tony Allen was terrific on the interior for Memphis. He was 8 of 12 on shots at the rim and went to the free throw line 14 times. He finished with 26 points on a 61.4 TS%.
- Ty Lawson had a strong game manning the point for Denver. He scored 21 points on a 61.0 TS%. He also added 7 assists, all of which went for layups or three pointers, 6 steals and was 7 of 10 on shots at the rim.
Boston 115 – Golden State 93
- Boston shot 55.6% from the field and knocked down 7 of 17 three pointers. They were also 23 of 28 on shots at the rim.
- Kevin Garnett led the way with 24 points on a 71.1 TS%. He also added 12 rebounds, 6 assists and just one turnover in 35 minutes.
- The Warriors made just 12 of 25 shots at the rim. Only four of their shots were blocked by Boston so I’m not sure what the excuse is for the other 9 missed layups.
L.A. Lakers 104 – Atlanta 80
- Atlanta shot just 36.6% from the field and went 1 of 15 on three pointers. The also grabbed just 37.3% of available rebounds.
- The Lakers were able to pound the Hawks without scoring much in the paint. The Lakers were just 11 of 22 on shots inside of 10ft. They were 19 of 40 on shots from outside of 15ft.
- With a FTR of 0.606 the Lakers gave themselves a 15 point advantage at the free throw line.