Last Night’s Numbers – 3/30/11

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.

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.
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One response to “Last Night’s Numbers – 3/30/11

  1. Steve

    I’ve been checking hourly for your stats on the Knicks vs Nets game last night. Do you think there is any chance the Knicks are going to start playing like a more cohesive unit by the end of the season?

    I’m also wondering if you can please comment on Seton Hall’s snub by the NCAA Tourney Committee. I know this is an NBA site, but com’on I think I can speak for everyone here when I say the Hall could take down VCU any day. What a scam. GO HALL!!

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