Looking at a box score is something anyone can do. Who lead my team in scoring? How'd we shoot from the field? And while that knowledge is useful, does it really earn you bonus points around the water cooler?
That's why I'm here. I'm bringing you the S.W.I.M: Statistics Worth Increased Media. Let Joe from accounting regurgitate what he heard on the way in this morning; you're better than that. Use these trends to gain a unique perspective about last night's Pelicans/Nuggets game.
Tyreke Evans made all nine of his free throws in this game: he hadn't gone more than two FTA without a miss in more than two months.
The Pelicans have now lost seven straight games when Evans plays fewer than 30 minutes.
Greg Stiemsma took nine shots tonight (20 minutes) after taking ten total shots over his past seven games (106 minutes).
The Pelicans have lost two games in three days in which Brian Roberts failed to attempt a free throw: they had won five of the last six such games over the last two-plus months.
Eleven different New Orleans players got into this game and every single one of them recorded an assist.
Jeff Withey recorded his eighth blocked shot in two games: his eighth block of the season came on January 21st.
We are only two days into April but the Pelicans have already done something this month that they didn't do in all of March (lose a road game in which they scored 100-plus points).
In the first three months of this season, Kenneth Faried didn't make more than nine field goals in a single game. Over the last two months, he's done it five times.
For just the second time in six occurrences this month, the Nuggets won a game in which Faried attempted at least ten shots and converted at least 62% of his attempts.
Since the middle of January, Ty Lawson has two double doubles in which he made at least eight free throws â¦ both against the Pelicans.
Timofey Mozgov attempted a three pointer in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
For just the second time in ten games, the Nuggets won a game in which Quincy Miller pulled down at last three rebounds.