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SportVU Matchup Data: Aldridge Does It Again

With SportVU data, we break down LaMarcus Aldridge's second straight monster game against the Rockets, who had no one that could shut him down. Plus, a closer look at the Monta Ellis-Kawhi Leonard matchup and LeBron finding more success against Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Game 2.

  • FGM-A FGM-A FGM-A
    6-14
    Aldridge vs Asik
    43 FG%, 15 pts
    53% matchup time
    6-7
    Aldridge vs Howard
    86 FG%, 14 pts
    29% matchup time
    5-6
    Aldridge vs Jones
    83 FG%, 10 pts
    7% matchup time
  • FGM-A DRV PTS
    5-8 4 12
    LeBron vs Kidd-Gilchrist
    LeBron shot just 1-5
    w/ 0 drives in Game 1
  • PTS FGM-A
    5 2-13
    Monta Ellas
    when guarded by Leonard
    11:05 matchup time in series

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  • PTS FGM-A REB BLK
    43 18-28 8 3
    LaMarcus Aldridge's 89 pts in 1st 2
    playoff games trails only Jordan (1986, 1988)
    & Jerry West (1965) in last 50 yrs
  • PTS REB AST STL
    32 6 8 4
    LeBron James
    Heat now 17-0 vs Bobcats
    (inc playoffs) in Big 3 era
  • TOV PTS
    24 33
    Mavs scored 33 pts off
    24 Spurs turnovers

  • W-L
    9-7
    Road teams through
    1st 16 games of playoffs
    2-14 a year ago

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

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

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Road teams: 9-7, 1st time since playoffs expanded to 16 in '83–84 that road teams have had more Ws than Ls over Gms 1 & 2 of those 8 series

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Aldridge shot 11/13 when defended by either Dwight or T-Jones. Here's more in our SportVU player tracking breakdown: http://t.co/CvLa9LaeGp

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RT@TrailBlazersPR: Aldridge's 89 points in 1st 2 playoff games are fewer than only MJ (1986, 1988) & Jerry West (1965) in last 50 years

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#FunFact given their differing shot selections. Aldridge has nearly made more midrange shots this series (16) than HOU has even taken (20)

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You think @aldridge_12 likes the left side? Here's his combined @trailblazers shot chart from Games 1 & 2 http://t.co/3rLWO9FblD

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#ICYMI: @aldridge_12's shot chart from last night: 13/19 from midrange alone, 18/28 overall (64.3%) http://t.co/1s7u933V5i

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Some incredible stat nuggets on the company (including MJ & TMac) that Aldridge joined after last night's huge game: http://t.co/YDwQ0qLjrE

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"@TrailBlazersPR: Aldridge's 89 points in 1st 2 playoff games are fewer than only Jordan (1986, 1988) & Jerry West (1965) in last 50 years."

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RT @TrailBlazersPR: LaMarcus Aldridge is the first NBA player with consecutive playoff games of 43 points or more since Tracy McGrady (Apri…

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SportVU: Aldridge Does It Again

We break down LaMarcus Aldridge's second straight monster game vs. the Rockets, who had no one that could shut him down. Plus, LeBron finding more success against Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Game 2.

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