Weekly Stat Pack
USA Today Sports
We are back with another group of statistics that found a way to fly under the radar for the week that was in the NBA. No player is exempt from this collection of far-reaching oddities, pointing out trends that you likely missed in the excitement of watching the games. On days with a full schedule, the top five stats are highlighted, and on days with fewer than five games, I’ll give you a stat from each game. One thing to remember: these stats are current on the day listed. That is, a trend can break as the week progresses, but for that moment in time, the numbers held true.
Without further adieu, the always interesting and never replicated Weekly Stat Pack.
The Raptors snapped a streak of six consecutive victories spanning more than three months by losing to the Nets in a game where Tyler Hansbrough registered a steal.
Anthony Tolliver ranks T-10th in three point attempts this month, but 27th in makes.
The Knicks won for only the second time in seven games in which Tim Hardaway Jr. scored at least 20 points.
Tonight was the first time Martell Webster made a two point basket in a loss since February 5th.
For only the second time since mid November, 2012, Kyle Korver (minimum one attempt) did not miss a three pointer.
For the first time in a month, Khris Middleton recorded a fifth straight ten-plus point game. The other two times this season when Middleton reached a five game streak, he extended it to at an average of nine games.
Even after this victory, the Warriors have a better winning percentage this season when Andrew Bogut does not record a double double than when he does.
Joakim Noah scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds, handed out seven assists, and blocked two shots … lowering his March averages in every single statistical category in the process.
Chandler Parsons has scored exactly 19 points in nearly 20% of his games over the last three months.
Kevin Martin recorded his fifth game this month with 20-plus points in fewer than 35 minutes, something he had done only four times in the past two months.
The Pelicans, 3-3 in March, are averaging 34 more points this month in victories than in defeat. They’ve scored 40 or fewer points in four of the six halves in those losses.
Dirk Nowitzki has made 56 of 58 free throws in games this season that he has tallied at least 30 points.
Nicolas Batum is averaging 16.2 rebounds per 48 minutes in March. That average would rank him in the top ten in the league for the season and just one rebound behind Kevin Love.
The 76ers have lost more losses by ten-plus points (39) than 20 teams have total losses.
Willie Green is averaging 4.8 points this season, yet he made two more while attempting 19 fewer field goals than the entire Warriors bench.
James Harden averages 10.5 more points than any healthy member of the Bulls, yet five Chicago players recorded a high point total than Harden’s PAR (points plus assists plus rebounds) of 12.
DeMaree Carroll hit four three pointers for the third consecutive victory. He’s connected on at least two triples in every win for more than two months.
Russell Westbrook matched a career-high by scoring 20 points, making a three pointer, and handing out seven assists for the fourth consecutive game.
Portland has won 15 of 17 games this season in which Dorell Wright makes at least one three pointer and no deuces.
Matt Bonner missed as many three pointers tonight (four) as he had since the beginning of last season against the Lakers.
If you toss out a game against the 76ers (and why wouldn’t you), John Wall failed to shoot 50% for his sixth straight double double.
In the last ten days, the Heat are 0-5 when Chris Andersen misses fewer than two shots and 1-0 when he misses at least twice.
Gordon Hayward set a career high with his sixth straight five-plus assist game. He opened last season with only one such performance in the first 22 games of the season.
The Knicks are 4-0 over the last week when Carmelo Anthony grabs at least seven rebounds: they went 0-9 in such games in February.
John Wall has hit more three pointers this week (13) than he did all of last season (12).
Ty Lawson missed all 12 of his field goal attempts, the fourth game this month that he misfired at least ten times: something he had only done four times in the previous 3.5 months.
For the fourth consecutive game, Paul George shot at least 62.5% from inside the three point line. That hasn’t stopped him from attempting six threes per game (and making two).
Zach Randolph recorded more assists (3) than rebounds (2) against a Bulls team that he recorded 19 rebounds and 0 assists against in a game last year.
Gerald Henderson has made a total three free throws in the Bobcats last six wins he participated in. He sunk five in their last loss.
The Raptors have lost three straight games in which DeMar DeRozan missed all of his three point attempts (minimum one 3PA), but are 5-0 over that stretch when he makes at least one or doesn’t attempt any.
James Harden has made just three two pointers in his last 75 minutes of action.
The Pelicans improved to 11-1 when Davis hands out at least three assists in a game this season.
The Thunder have lost nine games since January 14th and Kevin Durant has missed at least as many field goals as free throws attempted in every one of those games.