Last Night’s Numbers – 3/15/11

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.

New Jersey 88 – Boston 79

  • Boston posted a FTR of just 0.094. Even with New Jersey shooting just 62.5% at the free throw line, they had an 8 point advantage over the Celtics.
  • Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce combined to shoot 3 of 20 for the Celtics. They had 14 assists but also turned the ball over 6 times.
  • Kris Humphries scored 16 points for New Jersey. He also chipped in 15 rebounds with 5 coming at the offensive end. Humphries grabbed 19.9% of the available rebounds while he was on the floor.

Oklahoma City 116 – Washington 89

  • There were obviously a few issues with this box score. Hoopdata has the two teams combining for 316 shots and 162 rebounds and a total of 55 offensive rebounds. Let’s just say the Thunder won in dominant fashion and leave it at that.

Denver 114 – New Orleans 103

  • Denver shot 53.4% for the game including a ridiculous 17 of 29 on three pointers. Three different Nuggets made at least 4 three-pointers with Raymond Felton leading the way, going 6 of 9.
  • Denver recorded 29 assists in the game. 16 of their 17 three-pointers were assisted on. Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton combined for 22 of those 29 assists.
  • Chris Paul put forth a mammoth effort to keep New Orleans in the game. He scored 27 points on a 67.6 TS% with 10 assists, 5 rebounds and 7 steals.

Miami 110 – San Antonio 80

  • Miami’s big three combined for 80 points on 29 of 58 from the field. They also went 22 of 22 from the free throw line and and grabbed 27 rebounds.
  • The Spurs shot 38.3% for the game and made only 6 of 22 three-pointers. They also made just 8 of 19 shots at the rim.
  • Mike Miller and Mario Chalmers combined for 11 assists.

Memphis 105 – L.A. Clippers 82

  • The Clippers turned the ball over on 20.2% of their possessions and shot just 40.0% for the game. Mo Williams, Eric Bledsoe and Randy Foye combined for 12 turnovers. The team had just 12 assists for the game.
  • Zach Randolph roughed up Blake Griffin, scoring 30 points on a 72.7 TS%. Randolph also had 12 rebounds, 6 on the offensive glass and made all 9 of his shots at the rim.

Houston 95 – Phoenix 93

  • With a FTR of 0.294 the Houston gave themselves and 11 point advantage at the free throw line.
  • Chuck Hayes attempted a lot more shots than his usual. Hayes scored 21 points on a 59.5 TS%. He also added 9 rebounds and was 9 of 15 from inside of 10ft.
  • Kyle Lowry had 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. He also turned the ball over 6 times and was just 2 of 7 inside of 10ft.

Utah 112 – Philadelphia 107

  • Al Jefferson had 30 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists. 6 of his rebounds were at the offensive end. 9 of his 11 made baskets came from outside of 10ft.
  • Utah controlled the glass, grabbing 53.6% of the available rebounds. Jefferson led the way with 17 but four other players had at least 6.
  • Jodie Meeks knocked down 4 of 8 three pointers for Philadelphia and finished with 17 points on a 79.0 TS%.

Sacramento 129 – Golden State 119

  • Marcus Thornton scored 42 points for the Kings on an 80.3 TS%. He was 7 of 8 at the rim, 4 of 7 on three-pointers and made 12 of 14 at the free throw line.
  • The Kings dominated the glass, grabbing 65.7% of the available rebounds. That includes 35.5% of their opportunities on the offensive glass.
  • Al Thornton scored 23 points for the Warriors on an 86.6 TS%. He put up those 23 points in just 22 minutes on the floor.

L.A. Lakers 97 – Orlando 84

  • The Lakers held Orlando to just 38 points in the 2nd half. The Magic missed 9 free throws and turned the ball over on 20.5% of their possessions.
  • At 3 of 10, Andrew Bynum had a poor shooting night. He still controlled the paint grabbing 18 rebounds, 9 at the offensive end, and blocking 4 shots.
  • The Lakers had just 3 turnovers in the entire game.

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