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NBA Playoffs: Six Strange Stats

Six strange stats from the 2014 NBA playoffs:

  • The Brooklyn Nets won game three against the Raptors despite their starters getting zero offensive rebounds.
  • Nets starting center Kevin Garnett has averaged seven fouls/36 minutes played through three playoff games.
  • Road teams have won all six games between the Rockets/Blazers and Bulls/Wizards.
  • Chicago Bull Mike Dunleavy has made 57% of his three-point attempts and 50% of his two-point attempts.
  • Houston Rockets guard Troy Daniels played 48 games in the D-League this year.
  • Daniels made more three’s on Friday night than Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons combined.
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Brooklyn Nets: Heating Up

Jason Kidd‘s Brooklyn Nets started the season a dismal 20-25.  But since February 3rd they have won fourteen of twenty games.  Brooklyn is sitting comfortably in east’s sixth playoff spot.  I for one am surprised.

So how are they winning?  Here are the Nets top performers over the past six weeks:

Brooklyn Nets: J-Kidd’s Triple Threat Point Guard is Back

Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets are 3-0 since getting point guard Deron Williams back last week.  Backup Shaun Livingston is still playing 20 minutes/night thanks to his ability to guard multiple positions.

As Kidd knows Livingston bests Williams by a nice margin in rebounds, steals and blocks.  Looking at their “On/Off” defensive rating provides more evidence of the variance:

  • Williams on court: BRK allows 108 points/100 possessions
  • Livingston on court: BRK allows 105 points/100 poss.

As is also well know, D-Will is a great offensive player.  The Nets are 8 points better/100 poss. on offense with Williams running point vs. the former #4 overall draft pick.  The big guards three point defensive advantage is outweighed by Deron’s great shooting, passing and ball handling.

Finally, Livingston has made four baskets all year outside of 16 feet.  Compare this to all that green on Williams shot chart…

Deron  Williams Jan 2014

Reggie Evans, Wow!

The Brooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans accomplished something totally historic this year.  His 38% Defensive Rebound Percentage is the highest in NBA history.

Unfortunately we don’t have Off/Def rebound breakdowns for Bill Russell.  The Celtics great may very well have the all-time DRB% record, perhaps one day we will find the answer.

Here is the top-20 Def Reb Pct in a single season since 1974 when the NBA began tracking D. Rebounds:

Totals

Rk

Player

Season

Tm

G

DRB

DRB%

1

Reggie Evans

2012-13

BRK

80

628

38.0

2

Dennis Rodman*

1994-95

SAS

49

549

37.8

3

Dennis Rodman*

1992-93

DET

62

765

36.8

4

Marcus Camby

2010-11

POR

59

424

35.2

5

Ben Wallace

2002-03

DET

73

833

34.9

6

Reggie Evans

2010-11

TOR

30

226

34.4

7

Kevin Love

2010-11

MIN

73

782

34.2

8

Bill Walton*

1977-78

POR

58

648

34.2

9

Dennis Rodman*

1991-92

DET

82

1007

34.1

10

Swen Nater

1979-80

SDC

81

864

33.8

11

Alton Lister

1995-96

TOT

64

213

33.6

12

Marcus Camby

2005-06

DEN

56

536

33.3

13

Dennis Rodman*

1995-96

CHI

64

596

33.2

14

Dwight Howard

2011-12

ORL

54

585

33.1

15

Joel Przybilla

2008-09

POR

82

513

33.1

16

Dennis Rodman*

1993-94

SAS

79

914

32.8

17

Marcus Camby

2008-09

LAC

62

529

32.7

18

Marcus Camby

2011-12

TOT

59

373

32.7

19

Bill Walton*

1975-76

POR

51

549

32.4

20

Bill Walton*

1976-77

POR

65

723

32.3

Evans and Dennis Rodman have 4 of the top-6 all-time Defensive Rebounding seasons.  Hats off to the Nets for picking up Evans.