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.
Since the all star break, the Thunder are under .500 when Kevin Durant hands out at least five assists.
For the fifth time in seven games against the Atlantic Division in 2014, Monta Ellis had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.00 or lower.
Terrence Jones (10.2) and Patrick Beverley (7.9) combined to average just over 18 points per game for their career, yet the equaled the entire Jazz starting five tonight with 49 points.
In his second year in the league, Blake Griffin had a higher FG% than FT%. Over his last four games, BG is shooting just 41% from the field and 83% from the stripe.
After dropping the first five games in which Mason Plumlee played 27-plus minutes, the Nets have won two straight, with the reserve turned starter shooting 81.3% from the field and notching two of his three double doubles.
DeMar DeRozan and Jeff Teague combined to make 24 free throws while the other eight starters in the Raptors/Haws game combined to attempt 26.
For the first time since November 2012, Ray Allen scored at least 14 points in three straight games.
Dorell Wright is on pace to make more three pointers than free throws for the fifth consecutive season, yet he has made at least as many freebies as triples in five of his last seven games (minimum 16 minutes played).
Drew Gooden made multiple three pointers: his team hasn’t won such a game since February 10, 2012.
Before tip, you would have expected the Warriors to have the backcourt advantage over the Magic, but would you have guess that their two reserve guards (Jordan Crawford and Steve Blake) would combine for more points (on fewer shots) and minutes than the sneaky good Orlando starting duo of Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo?
Kyle Lowry surely scored 20-plus points with regularity in high school, but this was the first time since those glorious days in which he rattled off four consecutive 20-point performances.
Over the last three months, there has been an average of 224.1 total points scored in games in which J.J. Barea scores at least 15 points.
The 76ers have the worst scoring defense in the league, surrendering 110.5 points per game. If the Lakers shut out the Grizzlies tomorrow night, they will still be giving up 111 points per game for the month of March.
Jose Calderon has 205 turnovers in his last 135 games, three fewer than Victor Oladipo has this season.
The Pistons have now lost eight straight games in which Greg Monroe grabs five or fewer rebounds.
Spencer Hawes was averaging 10.5 rebounds in games in which he scored at least 20 points this season. He managed just three rebounds tonight.
Gorgui Dieng is averaging 5.6 PR (points plus rebounds) for the season, but the rookie from Louisville has compiled a PR score of 87 over the last three games.
Did you know that the Trail Blazers haven’t won a home game in which they scored fewer than 102 points since November 22nd?
There were 225 points scored in the Bucks/Warriors game, yet four starters combined to score a mere 16 points.
Monta Ellis’ 11 made field goals were his most since November 20th. The Mavericks have scored 123, 123, 122, and 118 points in the four instances he has made at least 11 shots. Ellis is shooting better than 73% from the field in those contests.
The Pelicans are 3-0 when Tyreke Evans turns the ball over at least five times, 25-40 when he doesn’t.
Terrence Ross now has as many games with fewer than ten points as he does greater than 13 points (nine) since his 51-point effort against the Clippers.
This was the first loss in more than three years in which DeMarcus Cousins’ assist-plus-block total reached double digits.
For the first time in his Wizards career, Andre Miller missed more free throws than field goals.
Chris Bosh took 2,804 shots in his first three seasons in Toronto, missing 29 triples in the process. He’s attempted 130 shots over the last 17 days, missing 29 threes.
For the 15th time this season, Paul George failed to make five shots from the field.
The Bulls beat the Sixers with 91 points tonight. Philadelphia has lost 16 consecutive games when they score more than 91 points.
Over the last three months, the Rockets are 10-0 when James Harden records at least three steals.
Three Charlotte starters had at least five assists and no more than one turnover. Quite the contrast from their opponent, as only two of the Trail Blazers top six minute getters recorded even a single dime.
Pero Antic is 6’11”. Pero Antic has a grizzly man beard. Pero Antic is averaging 10.3 three point attempts per 48 minutes in March.
For the second time in three games, Goran Dragic failed to attempt a single free throw: he only had one free throw-less game prior (67 games).
Kenneth Faried scored 20 points on 53.3% shooting, the lowest shooting percentage in his last eight 20-plus point games.
DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas scored 62 points on 32 shots while the Bucks entire starting lineup scored 44 points on 42 shots.
Samuel Dalembert recorded his third straight double figure rebound game, matching his longest streak since April 5-10 2011.