The Portland Trail Blazers edged out the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night by just two points. Coach Terry Stotts’ team won the possession battle by forcing two more turnovers than Denver. He can thank big man LaMarcus Aldridge for his team keeping the rock.
LMA became the first NBA player since Carmelo Anthony to take 30 shots while committing zero turnovers.
His ability to get a shot up before fumbling the ball away is a prime reason why he is a valuable piece of the Blazers. Aldridge’s career turnover rate of 8.2% is one of the three lowest of all-time.
Here is the complete list of games with 30+ FGA’s and Zero turns (since 2010):
Player Date Tm FGA TOV LaMarcus Aldridge 2014-12-02 POR W 30 0 Carmelo Anthony 2014-01-24 NYK W 35 0 Kevin Durant 2014-01-07 OKC L 34 0 LaMarcus Aldridge 2013-12-26 POR W 31 0 Kevin Durant 2013-01-14 OKC W 30 0