SWIM: Pelicans vs. Hawks
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/Hawks game.
In the last ten games in which he failed to make a three pointer, Brian Roberts has made 30 of 31 freebies.
The Pelicans are 3-0 when Tyreke Evans turns the ball over at least five times, 25-40 when he doesn’t.
Evans made least seven field goals for the ninth consecutive March game, something he did only once in February.
Austin Rivers made three shots from the field, the third consecutive game with at least three makes. That matches his longest such streak since a four-gamer that ran from the end of January to the beginning of February, a streak that also included a game against the Hawks.
For the third time in less than two weeks, Anthony Davis made ten-plus field goals and free throws, something he hadn’t done up to that point in his career.
Luke Babbitt has attempted 47 three in 221 minutes this season (10.2 per 48 minutes).
DeMarre Carroll played at least 36 minutes for the fifth consecutive game: his point total has decreased in each step of the way.
Pero Antic, who is unofficially the all time leader in 3PM for 6’11" bald players with lumberjack beards, has attempted 48 threes in March, one more than Kyle Korver has.
For the first time in his career, Shelvin Mack played in consecutive games and made multiple treys in each.
Paul Millsap has made 11 three pointers in the last two weeks: he made 11 in his first five seasons.
Six of the Hawks last eight losses have seen them reach a triple figure point total.