Last Night’s Numbers – 3/28/11

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.

Atlanta 99 – Cleveland 83

  • Marvin Williams scored 31 points for the Hawks on an 82.3 TS%. Williams was 10 of 11 at the free throw line, 3 of 5 on three pointers and added 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • The Cavaliers just 36.8% for the game and made just 10 of their 44 shots from outside of 10ft.
  • The Hawks were 14 of 16 on shots at the rim, with 13 of those 14 made baskets being assisted on.

Golden State 114 – Washington 104

  • With a FTR of 0.337 the Wizards gave themselves a 13 point advantage at the free throw line. This advantage was mostly wiped away by allowing the Warriors to make 11 of 26 three-pointers.
  • JaVale McGee scored 28 points for the Wizards on an 83.1 TS%. He was 10 of 11 at the free throw line and added 18 rebounds, 7 of which came at the offensive end.
  • Monta Ellis scored 37 points for the Warriors on a 68.3 TS%. He also added 13 assists, 10 of which went for layups or three pointers.

L.A. Lakers 102 – New Orleans 84

  • Both teams made 3 of 17 three-pointers. However the Lakers shot 55.9% on their two-pointers, compared to 45.7% for the Hornets.
  • The Hornets backcourt players, Chris Paul, Marco Belinelli, Wille Green and Jarrett Jack, combined for 33 points on 14 of 45 shooting. They also were 3 of 13 on three-pointers.
  • Pau Gasol scored 23 points on a 69.1 TS%. He also added 16 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Miami 125 – Houston 119

  • Miami dominated the glass, grabbing 59.2% of the available rebounds with an ORR of 41.5%. Chris Bosh led the way with 8 of their 17 offensive rebounds.
  • LeBron, Wade and Bosh each scored more than 30 points for the Heats. They also each had more than 10 rebounds, combining for 33 total.
  • Kyle Lowry scored 25 points for the Rockets on a 58.1 TS%. He also had 7 rebounds, 9 assists and just 2 turnovers in 44 minutes.

Boston 85 – Minnesota 82

  • Michael Beasley scored 28 points for the Timberwolves, but it took him 28 shots to get there.
  • Even without Kevin Love the Timberwolves totalled 17 offensive rebounds for an ORR of 37.0%.
  • Without Rajon Rondo, the Celtics turned the ball over on just 12.9% of their possessions, compared to 16.5% for the Timberwolves.

Sacramento 114 – Philadelphia 111

  • The Kings completely destroyed Philadephia on the glass. They grabbed 61.8% of the available rebounds with an ORR of 32.5%. Samuel Dalembert led the way with 19 rebounds against his former team.
  • Making 9 of 15 three pointers helped the Kings offset turning the ball over on 19.5% of their possessions.
  • Thaddeus Young and Lou Williams came off the bench to shoot 3 of 23 for the 76ers, providing 9 points and 4 turnovers.

Oklahoma City 99 – Portland 90

  • With a FTR of 0.387 and some hot shooting, the Thunder gave themselves an 8 point advantage at the free throw line.
  • Gerald Wallace scored 40 points for Portland on a 62.6 TS%. He also added 7 rebounds and drew 4 charges.
  • The Thunder won despite recording just 13 assists and turning the ball over 14 times.

Memphis 111 – San Antonio 104

  • Memphis completely controlled the glass, grabbing 59.7% of the available rebounds with an ORR of 43.3%.
  • Tony Parker shot 8 of 20 for the Spurs and had 5 turnovers to go with his 6 assists.
  • Tony Allen scored 23 points for the Grizzlies on a 91.0 TS%. He was a perfect 9 of 9 on two-pointers and added 5 steals.

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