Weekly Stats Pack
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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.
Kevin Durant leads the league in minutes played, yet he has been on the court for 97 fewer minutes than Ray McCallum over the last two weeks.
For the first time in 51 weeks, Matt Bonner made more than two two-pointers in a single game.
In his four games against the Jazz this season, Vince Carter is shooting better from downtown than from the free throw line.
The Lakers are averaging 106.9 points in their 14 losses since the beginning of March.
LeBron James had his dunk denied by Mason Plumlee in the closing moments of Miami’s fourth loss in as many games against Brooklyn. That one sequence matched the totaled number of blocks James has recorded against the Nets all season (166 minutes played).
For the first time since February 2010, Channing Frye’s team has won three games in a row, and he hasn’t made a single three.
Henry Sims is averaging 27.9 points and 13.2 rebounds per 48 minutes in April.
For the 36th time this season, Andre Drummond registered a 0-assist double double.
E’Twaun Moore (6.1 points per game) more than double his career average in points while making all of his two and three point attempts for the second time this season.
Ricky Rubio scored at least 13 points for the fifth consecutive game. For reference, he had five 13-plus point efforts from November 28th through February 4th.
Dirk Nowitzki is shooting a higher percentage from the field than from the free throw line over the Mavericks last three losses.
Timofey Mozgov has recorded a double double in six of the nine games he has played at least 30 minutes in. He’s made at least 60% of his shots in four straight such games.
Over the last nine weeks, Patty “Buckets” Mills has attempted 147 three pointers: his career high for 3PA in a season was 133.
Jeff Withey has appeared in 55 games this season, yet 19.1% of his field goal attempts have come in the last two games.
In a must-win game, you play through your perceived strengths, right? Wrong. Well at least for the Knicks. They rank as a top five offense in terms of three point attempts (took and made nine fewer threes than the Raptors) and are dead last in FTA (yet they made more freebies than the Raptors attempted).
Every player on the Bobcats that attempted a free throw missed a free throw, while no player on the Celtics missed a free throw,
You might have heard that Corey Brewer matched a franchise record with 51 points. But did you know that (as labeled by ESPN) Houston’s starting small forward and two scoring guards actually outscored their Minnesota counterparts (74-71)?
It may only be a 23 minute sample size, but James Southerland is taking shots at a greater rate than Carmelo Anthony this season.
The Suns haven’t won a game in which Goran Dragic has failed to make a three pointer (minimum of one attempt) since the middle of January.
For the second time this season, DeMarcus Cousins recorded at least five rebounds, assists, turnovers, and personal fouls.
Kelly Olynyk, who averaged on 3PM for every 5.7 free throws in his final year at Gonzaga, has attempted 109 triples and 110 freebies in his first professional season.
For the fifth time in 14 games, Chris Bosh’s 3PA total was at least equal to his rebound total.
Over the last week, Luis Scola is averaging 33.2 points per 48 minutes and shooting 64.1% from the field.
Andre Drummond has been an absolute beast on the boards this season, but his rebound total for the season is likely to finish behind four of Dwight Howard’s Magic years. Yea, D12 was that dominate.
Three weeks ago, Mason Plumlee missed six of eight shots in Dallas. In his six road games since, he’s missed just seven of 31 field goal attempts.
The last time J.R. Smith started at least 25 games in a season (2005-2006), he averaged 6.7 FGA. He’s attempted at least eight three pointers in nine straight games.
For the first time since mid December, Steph Curry ran his streak of consecutive multi steal and multi 3PM games to four.