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.
Portland 89 – Orlando 85
- Orlando made 11 of 22 three pointers but turned the ball over on 20.8% of their possessions.
- Gilbert Arenas and Jameer Nelson combined for 11 of Orlando’s 18 turnovers.
- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points on a 56.9 TS%. He had only 3 rebounds in 43 minutes. Truly a Lopezian numbers.
L.A. Clippers 92 – Charlotte 87
- With a FTR of 0.392 and some poor shooting from Charlotte the Clippers had a 10 point advantage at the free throw line.
- The Bobcats shot 44.9% for the game. However they went just just 20 of 38 from inside of 10ft., missing 18 shots.
- Blake Griffin and Chris Kaman combined for 25 rebounds. That’s just one less than all the Bobcat frontcourt players combined (Pryzbilla, Najera, Diaw, McGuire, White, Brown).
New York 131 – Utah 109
- Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire were ridiculously efficient scoring a combined 65 points on 24 of 31 from the field. They were 7 of 8 on shots at the rim and a perfect 13 of 13 at the free throw line.
- Al Jefferson tried to keep it close for Utah, scoring 36 points on a 65.9 TS%. He was 10 of 13 on shots at the rim and added 12 rebounds, 8 of which came on the offensive glass.
- The Knicks were 13 of 26 on three pointers. Toney Douglas led the way making 5 of 7. Carmelo Anthony knocked down 4 of 5.
Chicago 85 – New Orleans 77
- Derrick Rose and Luol Deng combined to shoot just 10 of 33 from the field and 3 of 11 on three pointers. However they were 12 of 13 at the free throw line and combined for 13 assists to just 4 turnovers.
- The Bulls were only 14 of 29 on shots at the rim, 48.3%. Derrick Rose was 2 of 6.
- The Bulls only made 31 field goals in the game but had 24 assists. That’s 77.5% of their baskets that were assisted on.
Dallas 108 – Minnesota 105
- Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points on a 76.2 TS%. He didn’t attempt a shot from inside of 10ft. but was 10 of 10 at the free throw line. He did all his damage in just 27 minutes.
- Dallas recorded an assist on 76.4% of their made baskets. Jason Kidd led the team with 9 assists, 7 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- Michael Beasley, Luke Ridnour and Kevin Love attempted a combined 46 shots for the Timberwolves. They made just 18 of them.
Memphis 107 – Oklahoma City 101
- Memphis turned the ball over on just 7.8% of their possessions. They also posted an ORR of 36.6%, maximizing their possessions.
- Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were held to a total of just 10 free throw attempts, well below their season averages.
- Memphis was 27 of 34 on shots at the rim. Mike Conley and Tony Allen combined to go 13 of 15.
Houston 123 – Sacramento 101
- With a FTR of 0.325 the Rockets gave themselves a 17 point advantage at the free throw line.
- 6 different Rockets’ players scored in double figures. Chase Budinger led the way with 20 points on an 85.0 TS%.
- DeMarcus Cousins was 7 of 10 on shots at the rim . . . and 3 of 10 from everywhere else.