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
San Antonio 114 – Phoenix 97
- George Hill was the offensive star for the Spurs. Hill scored 29 points in 26 minutes on a 79.7 TS%. He was 4 of 7 on three pointers and handed out 4 assists with no turnovers.
- The Spurs made 15 of 29 three-pointers. Four different players made at least 3.
- The Suns made 20 of 29 shots at the rim, but recorded only 5 assists on those 20 made baskets.
Denver 95 – L.A. Lakers 90
- The Nuggets forced the Lakers into turnovers on 20% of their possessions. Gasol, Bynum and Odom combined for 10 of the Lakers’ 20 total turnovers in the game.
- Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for the Lakers but did it on 10 of 27 shooting. Bryant was 4 of 16 on shots outside of 10ft.
- The Nuggets let the Lakers stay in the game by missing 12 free throws. They finished the night at 16 of 28.
Boston 101 – Detroit 90
- Detroit forced Boston into turnovers on 23.9% of their possessions, but allowed them to shoot 64.1% from the field, including 7 of 11 on three-pointers.
- Kevin Garnett scored 23 points in 28 minutes on a 75.1 TS%. Garnett was 9 of 11 inside of 10ft. and added 8 rebounds.
- The Pistons finished the game with 16 steals. Seven different players had at least 2 steals.
Miami 108 – New Jersey 94
- The Heat shot just 19 of 32, 59.4%, at the free throw line and still beat New Jersey by 14.
- Miami grabbed 62.5% of the available rebounds. LeBron and Erick Dampier combined for 25 rebounds in the game.
- LeBron scored 31 points on a 72.0 TS%. 22 of his 31 points were scored at the rim, where he shot 11 of 12 for the game.
New York 123 – Cleveland 107
- A FTR of 0.388 and 10 misses by Cleveland combined to give the Knicks a 19 point advantage at the free throw line.
- The Cavaliers turned the ball over on 21.8% of their possessions. Samardo Samuels turned the ball over 5 times.
- The Knicks made 10 of 24 three pointers, with four different players making at least 2.
Sacramento 106 – Utah 97
- Tyreke Evans played a strong game for the Kings, scoring 24 points on a 71.1 TS%. He also added 4 rebounds and 10 assists, 5 of which went for layups or three pointers.
- Rookie, Gordon Hayward had a great game for the Jazz. Hayward scored 19 points on a 63.8 TS%, with 3 rebounds, 4 assists and just 1 turnover in 41 minutes.
- The Jazz were 13 of 21 on shots at the rim, with 11 of their 13 made baskets assisted on.
Toronto 102 – Orlando 98
- Reggie Evans had 17 rebounds, 16 of which were defensive. He personally grabbed 60% of the available defensive rebounds while he was on the floor.
- The Magic attempted 5 more free throws than the Raptors. However, they missed 12, and gave the Raptors a 2 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Jerryd Bayless had 8 assists for the Raptors, but only 2 went for layups or three-pointers.
Washington 97 – Charlotte 91
- The Wizards grabbed 56.2% of the available rebounds, with an ORR of 33.3%. Their offensive rebounding helped give the Wizards 9 more shot attempts than the Bobcats.
- 42 of the Wizards 88 shot attempts came at the rim. They finished the game with a 30 point advantage on points scored at the rim.
- The Bobcats turned the ball over on 15.6% of their possessions. Six different Bobcat players turned the ball over at least twice.
New Orleans 108 – Indiana 96
- The Hornets thoroughly controlled the glass, grabbing 59.2% of the available rebounds. They also had an ORR of 42.1%.
- Emeka Okafor led the charge on the boards, finishing the game with 17 rebounds, 7 at the offensive end.
- The Pacers made just 9 of 26 three pointers. James Posey went of 0 of 4 in just 12 minutes.
Houston 114 – Atlanta 109
- Kevin Martin and Joe Johnson both shot 11 of 19 from the floor. Give the edge to Martin through, who finished 35 points to Johnson’s 25. Martin was 12 of 13 at the free throw line, Johnson was just 2 of 2.
- With a FTR of 0.387, the Rockets gave themselves a 7 point advantage at the free throw line.
- The Rockets were 24 of 28 on shots at the rim. Chuck Hayes and Kevin Martin combined to go 14 of 15.
Portland 104 – Dallas 96
- Portland shot 53.5% for the game and made 21 of their 25 shots at the rim.
- Brendan Haywood had 11 rebounds for the Mavericks in just 23 minutes. He had 3 of the Mavericks’ 5 offensive rebounds for the game.
- Gerald Wallace scored 19 points for the Blazers on an 80.8 TS%. He also added 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.