Looking at a box score is something anyone can do. Who lead my team in scoring? Howâd we shoot from the field? And while that knowledge is useful, does it really earn you bonus points around the water cooler?
Thatâs why Iâm here. Iâm 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; youâre better than that. Use these nuggets to gain a unique perspective about last nightâs Thunder/Pacers game.
Kevin Durant has missed 30.4% more three pointers than two pointers over Oklahoma Cityâs last four losses.
Durantâs AR (assists plus rebounds) total of five matched his lowest of the season (a 19 point loss to the Timberwolves on November 1st).
Kendrick Perkins (eight rebounds) set a season-high for boards in a loss (previous high was six).
The Thunder have won just two of the five games this season in which Serge Ibaka has recorded multiple steals and multiple blocks.
Since Christmas, Russell Westbrook has more rebounds on the road than assists.
Caron Butler has not recorded a single assist in Oklahoma Cityâs last two losses and has only six dimes in the teamâs seven losses since joining Thunder.
David West has made 76.2% of his field goals in the Pacers last three wins (shot just 29.4% in their previous three victories).
Paul George has made at least five free throws in six straight games after not attempting more than four in five of his previous six.
This was the Pacers first win in 2014 that George failed to record a single steal or block.
George Hill has 50% more personal fouls than assists over the last week (93 minutes played).
Over the last week, Luis Scola is averaging 33.2 points per 48 minutes and shooting 64.1% from the field.