5 Insane NBA Stats Of The Day– May 2, 2019

1.) Joel Embiid’s points per 100 possessions against everyone guarding him for at least 50 possessions.

Doesn’t matter now. Embiid got 33 against Gasol and company in Game 3 to give Sixers a 2-1 lead.

2.) I mean, I wouldn’t call that “UNPLAYABLE”.

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Enes Kanter is averaging 15.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game on 66.3% True Shooting Percentage so far in the 2019 NBA Playoffs.

3.) Analytics darling no more

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Troy Taormina, USA Today

On the surface, James Harden is averaging superstar numbers this postseason: 29 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. Them numbers don’t look so pretty when you look at the advanced stats, though:

TS%: 54% which is 2 percent below league average and 7 percent below his regular season one

WS/48: .136, which is .118 below his regular season

BPM: 7.5, which is 4.2 below his regular season

PER: 22.7, which is 8 below his regular season

4.) Crazy stat according to T-Mac.

USA Today

James Harden has shot exactly ONE attempt from midrange this series. Rockets, as a team, shot SEVEN.

5.) Another CRAZY Stat…

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Kirk Goldsberry of ESPN points out the NBA’s obsession for jacking up threes: During the 2018- 2019 regular season, NBA shooters made 27,955 3-point shots. That’s more than they made during the entire 1980s (23,871).

Bonus: Monte Morris is yet to make a three-pointer in 11 tries this post-season after going 94/227 in the regular season (41.4%).

Featured Image: Bill Streicher, USA Today

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