Some ridiculous stats of the day for you to delve in…
1. The San Antonio Spurs lost tonight to the Houston Rockets and a 40.9% clip from the floor did not help, but few have been better historically than this bunch.
Through the first 30 games of the season, the Spurs is second all-time in points differential.
San Antonio Spurs… pic.twitter.com/0Cw2w9xRZG
— NBA Günlükleri (@NBAGunlukleri) December 24, 2015
As you can see, four of those teams won the championship the same year so we like San Antonio’s chances there, too. Golden State may have something to say about that, though.
2. LeBron is not so clutch especially in the charity stripe…
Andre Drummond leads NBA with 18 missed free throws in clutch time this season. Second on that list? LeBron with 12. pic.twitter.com/BQwHQHTSzi
— ESPN (@espn) December 26, 2015
And that includes missing three in the last 1:33 in the tightly-contested game versus the Warriors.
3. Christmas Day games hasn’t been good to Stephen Curry.
Stephen Curry all-time on Christmas: 9.3 points per game, 25% FG Pct
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 25, 2015
But at least he got the win tonight.
4. But then again, SC is proving to be LeBron’s kryptonite.
Now LeBron is 0 of his last 9 with Curry guarding him, dating back to the Finals. He approaches that switch strangely
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) December 25, 2015
5. Is it the hair or the change of scenery, but Jeremy Lin is the NBA’s top shot-blocking point guard!
Per ESPN Stats, the Taiwanese-American has 20 blocks for the season, good for 0.71 per game, to lead all point guards. Right behind is John Wall and teammate Kemba Walker.
Photo Credit: Chuck Burton AP via The Charlotte Observer