Here’s 5 of the most interesting NBA stats today:
1. Draymond Green
With Stephen Curry sidelined and his team coming off a blowout loss in Dallas, Draymond Green responded with a triple-double: 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists! He now has FIVE triple-doubles for the season, the most in all of NBA.
2. Boban Marjanovic
Makes Spurs history in his rookie year.
Boban Marjanovic is the first player in Spurs franchise history to record at least 12 rebounds in 15 minutes or less.
— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) December 31, 2015
3. Nikola Vucevic– the finesse master.
The Magic big man sets a record of his own: SEVEN consecutive 20 point games with at least two FTs attempted in each of those. In December games versus Atlanta and New York, Vucevic did not attempt a single FT but has dropped 20 and 26, respectively.
4. Changing of the Dallas guard?
Mavericks off-season recruit and hometown boy Deron Williams has never seen the court due to an injury the past four games but Dallas hasn’t missed a beat. The reason? J.J. Barea.
In four games with Barea as the starting point guard, the Mavs average an NBA-best 113.5 PPG and average the fewest turnovers at 11.7. The Puerto Rican himself has been on fire, averaging 22.2 points and 6.8 assists during that span, along with some unreal percentages from the field.
If that’s not enough for coach Rick Carlisle to permanently put Barea in the starter’s lineup, I don’t know what will.
Chris Paul just passed Lenny Wilkens in the NBA’s All-Time assist leaders. His 7,212 dimes puts him at No. 12, just behind Maurice Cheeks.
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