SWIM: Pelicans vs. Nets

Mar 24, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Anthony Morrow (3) celebrates after a three point basket in overtime against the Brooklyn Nets in a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Nets 109-104 in overtime.

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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/Nets game.

The Pelicans have won seven straight games in which Greg Stiemsma played but didn’t attempt a single field goal.

December 5, 2012 was the last time Tyreke Evans’ team won a game in which he missed four-plus free throws.

For only the second time in eight games since the All Star Break, New Orleans won a game in which Anthony Davis made all of his free throws.

Al-Farouq missed all five of his field goal attempts after missing just six of his previous 25 shots during home games.

After losing five straight, the Pelicans have now won four of the last five games in which Austin Rivers makes a three pointer.

The Pelicans and Nets both made four shots from outside of ten feet in the third quarter, but the home team won the stanza in blowout fashion (31-18).

The Nets fell to 1-6 in the last seven games in which Deron Williams blocked a shot.

Brooklyn hadn’t lost a Monday game since the final Monday of January.

For his career, Paul Pierce averages 5.4 made two pointers per game. This was the 31st straight game with five or fewer two pointers.

Andray Blatche missed two three pointers against the Pelicans, the same number he had missed over the last month.

Marcus Thornton has now scored just 32 points in his six games following a double digit point performance this month.