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.
Cleveland 102 – Miami 90
- With a FTR of 0.556, the Cavaliers gave themselves a 9 point advantage at the free throw line.
- The Heat knocked down 10 of 25 three-pointers. Mike Bibby led the way, hitting 7 of 11.
- Cleveland completely controlled the glass. They grabbed 59.6% of the total rebounds and held Miami to an ORR of 17.4%.
Houston 112 – New Jersey 87
- The Rockets made 11 of 23 three pointers in the game. Four different players made at least 2.
- Houston recorded an assist on 65.3% of their made baskets. They totalled 30 in the game and turned the ball over just 9 times.
- Brook Lopez scored 22 points for the Nets on 10 of 16 from the field. The rest of the team shot 27 of 73, 36.9%.
Sacramento 116 – Phoenix 113
- The Kings grabbed 56.1% of the available rebounds, with an ORR of 23.1%. Three different Kings finished the game with double-figure rebounds.
- Steve Nash had 14 assists for the Suns, 11 of which led to layups or three-pointers.
- Jason Thompson had a solid 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings. He also went 0 of 6 at the free throw line.
Oklahoma City 115 – Golden State 114 (OT)
- Stephen Curry scored 35 points for the Warriors on a 70.7 TS%. He was 5 of 8 on shots at the rim and 5 of 8 on three pointers.
- Kevin Durant scored 39 points for the Thunder on a 69.0 TS%. He was 6 of 8 on shots at the rim, 3 of 5 on three-pointers and 10 of 12 at the free throw line.
- As a team the Thunder made 25 of 31, or 80.7%, of their shots at the rim. 15 of those 25 made baskets were assisted on.