Welcome back to Last Night’s Numbers, an occasional daily feature where we identify a handful of notable individual performances and extremely successful five-man lineup combinations. The box score numbers all come from Hoopdata’s advanced box scores. The lineup data is from Popcorn Machine’s Game Flows.
Thanks to Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic for his terrific recap tool, responsible for the new look.
|Ricky Rubio, PG 38 MIN | 6-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 8 REB | 11 AST | 18 PTS | +22 | Rubio’s line, while impressive, doesn’t appear overwhelming. His 18 points came on a 76.5 TS%, very strong for him. But the real impact was in his 11 assists. 9 of those went for layups or three-pointers, and they were a big factor in Kevin Love and Michael Beasley combining for 63 points on 20-29 shooting.|
|Chris Paul, PG 37 MIN | 12-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 14 AST | 26 PTS | +10 | Paul dominated with efficiency. His 26 points came on an 81.3 TS%, going 6-8 from inside of 10ft. and 5-7 from beyond 16ft. 9 of his 14 assists went for layups or three-pointers. Just Chris Paul being Chris Paul.|
|LeBron James, SF 30 MIN | 8-12 FG | 5-7 FT | 11 REB | 8 AST | 22 PTS | +29 | James helped the Heat knock off the Heat with an incredibly well-rounded performance. He scored efficiently, with 22 points on a TS% of 72.9. He rebounded, with a TRB% of 27.5, tops in the game. He also set up his teammates with 8 assists, 7 of which went for layups or three-pointers.|
|Delonte West, SG 28 MIN | 9-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 25 PTS | +14 | West did his best Dirk Nowitzki impression, scoring 25 points in 28 minutes on a 97.0 TS%. He was 5-6 on three-pointers and chipped in 6 assists, 5 of which went for layups or three-pointers.|
Lineups of the Night
Delonte West – Jason Terry – Shawn Marion – Lamar Odom – Ian Mahinmi – (Dallas Mavericks) – The Mavs’ got terrific contributions from their bench in a 122-99 win over the Suns. This group was +8 in 5:30 at the end of the 1st and 3rd quarters.