This is Last Night’s Numbers, a (mostly) 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.
Boston 112 – New York 102
- The Celtics’ offense, minus their typical starters, exploded against the Knicks. They shot 56.5% from the field, and made 8 of their 17 three-pointers.
- Avery Bradley scored 20 points in 27 minutes, on a 62.5 TS%. Bradley was 6 of 7 on shots at the rim.
- The Knicks were 23 of 33 on shots at the rim, but just 10 of 38 on shots from beyond 15ft.
Chicago 97 – New Jersey 92
- Joakim Noah had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. 7 of his 10 rebounds came at the offensive end.
- With a FTR of 0.342, the Chicago Bulls gave themselves an 8 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Jordan Farmar scored 21 points on a 59.5 TS%. He also added 12 assists, 5 of which went for layups or three pointers.
Cleveland 100 – Washington 93
- With a FTR of 0.349, the Cavs gave themselves a 14 point advantage at the free throw line. Ramon Sessions made 11 of 12.
- Jordan Crawford finished his rookie season shooting 2 of 14. He missed all 11 of his shots that didn’t come at the rim.
- J.J. Hickson had 13 rebounds, 6 of which came at the offensive end.
Dallas 121 – New Orleans 89
- With a FTR of 0.466, the Mavericks gave themselves a 13 point advantage at the free throw line.
- In just 20 minutes, J.J. Barea scored 14 points on a 77.1 TS%, with 8 assists. Barea was 7 of 7 at the free throw line, and 4 of his 8 assists went for layups or three-pointers.
- Just 23 of the Hornets’ 79 field goal attempts came from inside of 10ft.
Golden State 110 – Portland 86
- The two teams combined to make 21 of 49 three-pointers. Reggie Williams, Patrick Mills and Wesley Matthews each made 4.
- Reggie Williams scored 28 points for the Warriors on a 77.8 TS%. 11 of his 12 made baskets were assisted on.
- The Warriors made 26 of 37 shots at the rim, on their way to a 51.2% shooting performance on the night.
L.A. Clippers 110 – Memphis 103
- Blake Griffin finished his rookie season with a triple-double. Griffin had 31 points on a 64.4 TS%, with 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
- The Clippers made 26 of 29 shots at the rim. 47 of their 81 shot attempts came within 10ft. of the basket.
- The Grizzlies turned the ball over on 20.8% of their possessions. O.J. Mayo had 5 in just 30 minutes.
Houston 121 – Minnesota 102
- Chase Budinger exploded for 35 points on a 72.7 TS%. He made all 7 of his free throws, 4 of 8 three pointers, will contributing 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
- Goran Dragic totalled a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He put it together in exactly 44 minutes.
- Anthony Randolph continued his string of strong performances to finish the season. Randolph had 23 points on a 65.9 TS%. He made 8 of his 9 shots at the rim.
Orlando 92 – Indiana 74
- The Magic turned the ball over on 27.5% of their possessions . . . . and still beat the Pacers by 18. Earl Clark had 6 turnovers in 17 minutes.
- The Pacers shot 30.7% for the game, making just 5 of 14 shots at the rim.
- Brandon Rush scored 16 points for the Pacers, on 16 shots. He was 5 of 9 on three-pointers, 0 of 7 on two-pointers.
Detroit 104 – Philadelphia 100
- With a FTR of 0.408, the Pistons gave themselves a 10 point advantage at the free throw line.
- Rodney Stuckey finished the season with a strong performance. Stuckey scored 29 points on a 73.1 TS%. He made 10 of 11 free throws, and added 8 assists.
- The 76ers made 21 of 25 shots at the rim and inexplicably missed all 10 of their shots in the 3-9ft. area.
Phoenix 106 – San Antonio 103
- Marcin Gortat scored 21 points for the Suns, on a 60.6 TS%. Gortat also had 13 rebounds, 4 of which came at the offensive end.
- The two teams combined for just 14 turnovers on 190 possessions. That’s a TOV% of 7.4%.
- Steve Nash had 10 assists for the Suns, 7 of which went for layups or three-pointers.
L.A. Lakers 116 – Sacramento 108 (OT)
- Kobe Bryant scored 36 points in 38 minutes. He did it on a 63.4 TS%, adding 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
- Samuel Dalembert had 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Kings. 9 of his 18 rebounds came at the offensive end.
- The Kings were 11 of 19 at the free throw line, giving the Lakers a 9 point advantage.
Milwaukee 110 – Oklahoma City 106
- The Thunder, giving limited minutes to their normal rotation players, turned the ball over on 22.9% of their possessions.
- The Bucks used 11 different players in the game, 7 of which scored in double-figures.
- Michael Redd played 29 minutes for the Bucks, the most he’s played since January 8th, 2010. Redd scored 11 points on 5 of 10 from the field, knocking down 1 of his 3 three-pointers.
Utah 107 – Denver 103
- Gordon Hayward had a career night for the Jazz. Hayward scored 34 points on an 88.5 TS%. He was 5 of 5 at the free throw line and made 5 of 6 three-pointers.
- Both teams turned the ball over on exactly 16.8% of their possessions. They also posted identical FTRs, 0.338, and both made 39 of 77 from the field. The different was Utah’s 8 of 15 shooting on three pointers.
Miami 97 – Toronto 79
- Toronto posted a FTR 0.531, but made only 22 of 34 at the line.
- The Heat made 13 of 26 three-pointers. Eddie House and James Jones combined to make 11 of 19.
- The Raptors shot 43.8% for the game. They were just 12 of 40 on shots that didn’t come at the rim.
Charlotte 96 – Atlanta 85
- Charlotte turned the ball over on just 10% of their possessions, compared to 15.6% for the Hawks.
- The Bobcats made 18 of 34 long two-pointers, an absurd 53.0%.