January 2, 2015– 5 Interesting NBA Stats

Some interesting NBA stats from an eleven-game night.

January 2, 2015– 5 Interesting NBA Stats:

1. The Timberwolves are not taking good care of their leads. Bad habit if you want to win.

They led 24-7 versus the Bucks in the first quarter Saturday night but ultimately lost, 95-85.

2. Lance Thomas

Thomas is no household name but he is quietly among the NBA’s most improved. The Knicks small forward’s efficiency is under-the-radar good and if you’re not into advanced stats, you wouldn’t know he is 10th in the league this season in offensive efficiency.

3. Kawhi Leonard is a bad man.

So much has been said about Leonard’s defense but his O has been just as good or even better! Kawhi just finished a month shooting at least 50% from the field, 50% from deep, and 90% from the FT line. Kevin Durant did it last month, which has never happened in the NBA where this feat was accomplished in consecutive months.

The other three who did it was Steve Nash (Nov. 20007), Dana Barros (Dec. 1994 and March 1995), and the great Larry Bird (March 1986).

Source: Nylon Calculus

4. Tim Duncan’ first

In a revenge win against the Houston Rockets, Tim Duncan played just under 14 minutes and was held scoreless for the first time in his 18-year career. That’s 1,360 games, people.

5. Draymond Green

Back-to-back triple double outings for the former Michigan State Spartan, this one better than the last. Green tallied 29 points, 17 rebounds, and 14 assists, the only man other than Larry Bird to have achieved similar stat line.

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