SWIM: FOX Sports Southwest recap
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 nuggets to gain a unique perspective about all of last night’s Southwest action.
Anthony Davis attempted 21 shots in 36 minutes in his first game against the Jazz this season. In the three meetings since, Davis has taken just 22 shots in 64 minutes.
Since playing a near perfect game with eight assists and no turnovers against the Heat on March 24th, Tyreke Evans has turned the ball over 34 times in seven games. His assist-to-turnover ratio has been 1.00 or lower in four straight.
The Pelicans have lost 44 games this season, but this was the first time in more than five weeks that they lost a game in which Brian Roberts buried multiple three pointers.
Immediately following the All Star Game, Kevin Durant missed at least 12 shots in four of five games. Since that point in time, he hadn’t missed 12-plus shots on back-to-back nights before he did so against the Spurs and Rockets.
This was the seventh straight double digit rebound game in which KD recorded at least five assists.
Heading into this game, Serge Ibaka had made two of his five three point attempts in losses since the New Year: he went 2/4 against the Rockets last night.
For the first time in more than three years, Dirk Nowitzki tallied at least 25 points and nine rebounds for a third consecutive games (the streak in 2011 also included a game against the Lakers).
On January 7th, Jose Calderon recorded eight assists and one turnover against the Lakers in 36 minutes of action. In the four games against Los Angeles based teams since, he has totaled nine assists and five turnovers in 121 minutes.
Vince Carter’s role these days is more of a three point option than it is an aggressive rim slasher like his days in Toronto/New Jersey, but the Mavericks are a surprising 5-1 in the last six games where he has failed to convert a triple.