5 Awesome NBA Stats of the Day– May 21, 2019

1.) Steve Kerr’s win percentage in five seasons:

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That’s 78.5%. In an 82-game season, that’s 64-18. To put that into perspective, the Milwaukee Bucks had the NBA’s best record this season with “only” 60-22.

His playoff record over that span is 63-20, or a 76% win percentage, which is just CRAZY!

2.) ECF struggles

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The Eastern Conference Finals is giving us some pretty good basketball but it can’t be denied that some key players were off in the first three games.

According to NBA.com/stats, Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka, and Pascal Siakam made only 5 of 29 wide open shots (defender at least six feet away) while Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, and Khris Middleton are worse, shooting 12% or 4-for-33.

3.) Speaking of FVV…

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The Raptors guard has an abysmal 35% TS% in the playoffs, the third worst performance of any player with at least 10 playoff games and playing at least 20 minutes.

The first two were Robert Horry in 02-03 and Jason Kidd in 12-13.

4.) Fun Cherry-Picked Stat

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 23-rebound, four-block performance in Game 3 was the first of that kind since Bismack Biyombo’s 26-rebound, four-block performance in the 2016 ECF.

The other two who had at least 23 rebounds and four blocks in the playoffs were Hakeem Olujawon (twice) and Tim Duncan.

Source: Basketball Reference

5.) Steph and Draymond

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via Tim Kawakami, Mercury News

They just became the first teammates to record triple-doubles on the same game in the playoffs en route to their fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals.

Curry: 37 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal

Green: 18 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, two blocks

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