SWIM: Pelicans vs. Celtics
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 last night’s Pelicans/Celtics game.
Eric Gordon’s team hasn’t lost a game in which he tallied at least eight dimes since December 12, 2010.
New Orleans has just two wins in the past three months when Gordon makes at least as many free throws as field goals and both have come against Boston.
Anthony Davis (40) has scored 194 points over the 12 days, a point total he surpassed in only one month last season.
The Pelicans improved to 11-1 when Davis hands out at least three assists in a game this season.
For the fourth time in six weeks, Greg Stiemsma played at least 20 minutes and did not miss a field goal or turn the ball over.
We are only 16 days into March, but half of Tyreke Evans’ 20 point efforts have come this month.
After losing four straight games with Jeff Withey playing at least 13 minutes, New Orleans has now won four straight.
Jared Sullinger averages a shade over one assist for his career and came off the bench in this game, yet he recorded the third most helpers in this game.
The Celtics lost their fourth consecutive game where Jeff Green goes for at least 27 points and five made free throws.
For the first time in his career, Green has multiple games with at least four 3PM in the same month.
Rajon Rondo missed at least ten shots for the fourth straight contest. In four of his first five seasons as a pro, Rondo didn’t attempt ten shots per game.
In five of his last seven games, Avery Bradley has failed to make a three pointer and failed to miss a free throw.