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SportVU Matchup Data: Nene Over Noah

We break down the matchups from Tuesday's playoff tripleheader, including Nene's second straight outstanding outing against Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah, Paul George slowing down Jeff Teague and DeMar DeRozan's bounce-back performance in Game 2 vs. Brooklyn.

  • Time FGM-A PTS
    9:24 7-9 14
    Nene vs. Joakim Noah
    in Wizards' Game 2 win
  • Time FGM-A DRV PTS
    7:23 3-6 8 6
    Teague vs. Paul George
    in Hawks' Game 2 loss
  • FGM-A FGM-A
    0-3
    DeRozan vs Anderson
    9-20
    DeRozan vs rest of team
    In Toronto's Game 2 win

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  • PTS REB AST STL 3FGM
    27 10 6 4 5
    Paul George
    Leads Pacers past Hawks
    #StatLineOfTheNight
  • PTS (Game) PTS (4th Qtr)
    30 17
    DeMar DeRozan
    Big 4th quarter
    helps Raptors even series
  • PTS REB AST
    26 7 2
    Bradley Beal
    Leads all scores
    in Wizards' OT win

SportVU Matchup Data: Defending Durant

With the help of SportVU, we take a closer look at Monday's playoff doubleheader to highlight some of the top player vs. player matchups, including Tony Allen's defensive effort against Kevin Durant. KD scored four points on 1-of-5 shooting when guarded by Allen on Monday. For the series, Durant is shooting just 5-of-16 (31.3%) in 16:48 of matchup time against Allen.

  • PTS FGM-A
    4 1-5
    Kevin Durant vs. Tony Allen
    7:37 of matchup time
  • PTS FGM-A
    15 6-11
    Zach Randolph vs. Kendrick Perkins
    9:46 of matchup time
  • DRV
    PTS (on DRV)
    FGM-A (on DRV)
    6
    8
    4-4
    Stephen Curry vs. Chris Paul
    5:08 of matchup time

Noah Named Kia Defensive Player of the Year

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, was named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Noah became the first Bulls player since Michael Jordan in 1987-88 to earn the honor.

  • PTS Allowed
    91.8
    Bulls
    1st in NBA
  • DefRtg
    97.8
    Bulls
    2nd in NBA
  • Opp PITP
    37.0
    Bulls
    2nd in NBA

  • Opp FG% (at rim)
    46.8%
    Noah
    9th in NBA
    min. 5 FGA/game, 50 GP
  • REB
    11.6
    Noah
    6th in NBA
  • BLK
    1.5
    Noah
    12th in NBA
  • STL
    1.2
    Noah
    40th in NBA

SportVU Matchup Data: No Answer for Aldridge

With the help of SportVU, we take a closer look at Sunday's four Game 1s to highlight some of the top player vs. player matchups, including LeBron James vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nene vs. Joakim Noah, Kawhi Leonard vs. Monta Ellis and LaMarcus Aldridge vs. everybody on the Rockets.

  • FGM-A
    0-4
    vs. Kidd-Gilchrist
    4-5
    vs. Douglas-Roberts
    LeBron James scored 13 of his 27
    points in these matchups
  • FGM-A
    7-13
    Nene
    when guarded by
    Joakim Noah
  • FGM-A
    1-7
    Monta Ellis
    when guarded by
    Kawhi Leonard
  • FGM-A
    5-10
    vs. Jones
    4-8
    vs. Howard
    4-6
    vs. Asik
    3-4
    vs. Parsons
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 38 pts on 16-28
    shooting in these matchups

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This is the 7th straight season LeBron's improved his FG%.Shot a career-best 56.7% this yr(4th in NBA) #HEATvBOBCATS http://t.co/KrldL2dTO6

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LeBron's had his success v. MKG before but his defense still an asset. Held LeBron to 0-4 shooting in Gm1 & CHA was a +8 w/ him on the floor

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Wade's efficiency was a telling sign last postseason when he shot 47.8% in @MiamiHeat wins vs. 41.7% in Losses He had it going in G1 (62.5%)

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Houston will have to try to slow down Aldridge. Look at how efficient he was vs. several HOU defenders in Gm1: http://t.co/WkbMgRX7hI

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Prior to @Raptors' J.Valanciunas, the last player to post 10+pts & 10+rbs in each of his 1st 2 career Playoff games was Boozer in '07

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#SportVU Matchup Data: A look at how effective Tony Allen has been guarding the amazingly potent KD: http://t.co/iLPKUnk1cT

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.@Raptors continued their late-game dominance. They were 1st in 4thQ +/- per game this season (+2.4) & outscored BKN by 7 in the 4th of Gm2

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.@WashWizards are up 2-0 in a Playoff series for the first time since 1982. The Wiz have won 6 straight dating back to the regular season

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Among players who made at least 50 threes this season, #KiaMIP @Goran_Dragic was the only one to shoot 50.0+% overall & 40.0+% from 3

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  • PTS
    38.0
  • FG%
    54.4
  • 3P%
    42.0
  • FT%
    87.9

Beyond The Numbers

FGM-A, Nene v Noah, Game 2
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SportVU Matchup Data: Nene Over Noah

We break down the matchups from Tuesday, including Nene's second straight outstanding outing against Joakim Noah, Paul George guarding Jeff Teague and DeMar DeRozan's bounce-back performance.

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