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.
Phoenix 104 – New Jersey 103 (OT)
- Phoenix was able to manage an ORtg. of 101.0 despite Steve Nash and Vince Carter combining to go 5 of 23 in the game. The center combo of Gortat and Lopez scored 31 points on 14 of 19 shooting.
- There’s a ticker tape parade planned for Newark this afternoon as Brook Lopez grabbed double digit rebounds for just the 5th time all season.
- Deron Williams had 18 assists for the Nets. 8 of them went for layups or three pointers. Steve Nash had 15 assists for the Suns, but 12 of them went for layups or three pointers.
Chicago 105 – Washington 77
- Chicago dominated Washington on the glass, grabbing 59% of the available rebounds. Seven different Bulls’ players had at least 5 rebounds.
- John Wall finished the game with 10 assists but shot 3 of 14. He was 2 of 9 from inside of 10ft.
- Derrick Rose had 9 assists for the Bulls, 7 of which went for layups or three pointers.
Denver 100 – Atlanta 90
- Atlanta shot just 40.0% for the game. They only attempted 15 shots at the rim, making 9, and went 2 of 19 on three pointers.
- The Nuggets showed great offensive balance. Six different players attempted at least 10 shots. Five different players scored in double figures. Every Denver player who played in the game also scored.
- The Hawks recorded 15 assists in the game. Only 4 of those assists went for layups or three pointers. The other 11 came on 16-23ft. jumpers.
Boston 107 – Utah 102
- Ray Allen scored 25 points on a 78.7 TS%. He was 5 of 8 on three pointers.
- With a FTR of 0.474 the Jazz game themselves a 9 point advantage at the free throw line. They helped give that advantage right back by shooting 1 of 7 on three pointers.
- Al Jefferson grabbed 19 huge rebounds for the Jazz. He accumulated 45.1% of the available defensive rebounds while he was on the floor.
Sacramento 105 – L.A. Clippers 99
- Marcus Thornton was the offensive star for the Kings. He scored 29 points on a 68.1 TS%. He was 10 of 12 at the free throw line and added 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.
- DeMarcus Cousins had a whale of a game. He was 1 of 8 from the field, 3 of 10 from the line and turned the ball over 6 times.
- As a team, the Clippers were 12 of 42 on shots from outside of 15ft.