Last Night’s Numbers – 3/14/11

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.

Oklahoma City 95 – Cleveland 75

  • James Harden had a terrific game for the Thunder. He scored 16 points on a 68.0 TS%. He also chipped in 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in just 26 minutes.
  • The Thunder held the Cavs to 33.8% shooting on the night and a 12 of 29 performance on shots at the rim.
  • Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on 10 of 16 shooting in 24 minutes. All 10 of his baskets were made at the rim.

Charlotte 95 – Toronto 90

  • Toronto shot just 41.8% and turned the ball over on 22.6% of their possessions. They turned the ball over 21 times with just 19 assists.
  • The Bobcats shot 51.5% and made 12 of 17 shots at the rim.
  • D.J. Augustin scored 23 points on a 73.0 TS%. He made 3 of 5 three pointers and added 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Orlando 111 – Phoenix 88

  • The Suns shot just 38.8% for the game. They made just 7 of 16 shots at the rim and just 4 of 15 three pointers.
  • Dwight Howard had 5 turnovers but scored 26 points on a 57.2 TS% with 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.
  • The Magic completely controlled the glass, grabbing 58.8% of available rebounds. Six different Magic players had at least 5 rebounds.

Boston 87 – Milwaukee 56

  • As a team the Bucks shot 31.5% They turned the ball over on 20.2% of their possessions and grabbed just 6 offensive rebounds.
  • With a FTR of 0.333 the Celtics gave themselves a 10 point advantage at the free throw line.
  • Boston thoroughly dominated the glass, grabbing 60.9% of the available rebounds. The Bucks missed 48 shots but the Celtics held them to just 6 offensive rebounds, an ORR of 13.0%.

Indiana 106 – New York 93

  • The Pacers shot 57.2% for the game and made 5 of 12 three pointers. They made 16 of 22 shots at the rim.
  • Roy Hibbert blocked 5 shots including 3 on Amare Stoudemire. Hibbert finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • Darren Collison scored 16 points on a 68.0 TS%. He also had 8 assists, 7 of which went for layups or three pointers.

Golden State 100 – Minnesota 77

  • With just 6 points to go with his 12 rebounds, Kevin Love’s double-double streak came to an end.
  • Stephen Curry had a monster game for the Warriors. Curry scored 24 points on a 71.6 TS%. He added 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and made 4 of 6 three pointers.
  • The Timberwolves turned the ball over on 27% of their possessions. Darko Milicic had 6 turnovers in just 19 minutes.

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