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 Thunder/76ers game.
In games since we flipped the calendar to2014 that Thaddeus Young attempted one or fewer three pointers, he is shooting a miserable 18.2% from the field.
Since the all star break, 64.8% of James Anderson’s field goal attempts have come from behind the arc (for reference, 43.5% of Stephen Curry’s shots over that stretch have come from distance).
Since November 3rd, the Sixers have nearly asmany losses by 20-plus points (11) as they do wins (12).
Philadelphia took 18 more shots than the Thunder, yet they made 11 fewer.
The Sixers have struggled every day of the week, but their defense has been especially bad on Tuesday’s. They are giving up an average of 118.8 points in four Tuesday games, and this was the only one against a team winning more than 39% of their games.
The Sixers came into this game actually averaging more assists more assists and more turnovers than the Thunder. But in this game, they had fewer assists and fewer turnovers.
For the tenth straight game in which he played less than 34 minutes, Serge Ibaka shot at least 50% from the field.
Kevin Durant missed six free throws, but that didn’t stop him from scoring 42 points. In fact, he scored 41 points in his only other game since Christmas 2011 with five-plus misses from the free throw line.
Russell Westbrook took 87 shots in his first four career triple doubles. In his four trip-doubs since, Westbrook has taken only 54 shots.
Hasheem Tabeet and Westbrook made the same number of jumpers.
The Thunder notched their 15th straight win when Reggie Jackson scores at least 14 points.
For the fourth time this season, the Thunder are riding a three game stretch where they increased their point production from the previous game. Philadelphia has played a role in the last two such runs.