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The Night in NBA Stats Tweets

From beat writers, to bloggers, to analysts and teams, the NBA conversation every night on Twitter is phenomenal. Every night we'll select some of the best stats-related tweets and post them here.

  • MIN PTS FGM-A AST STL
    28 21 8-10 10 2
    Chris Paul
    Leads Clippers past Nuggets #StatLineOfTheNight
  • WINS
    57
    L.A. Clippers
    Franchise record

  • W-L
    3-1
    Brooklyn Nets
    win Battle of Boroughs vs Knicks

Elias: Top 5 Questions from Monday

Every night, the Elias Sports Bureau fields questions from broadcasters, reporters and other members of the media about the NBA. Here are the top five questions (and answers) from last night, including the number of 50-win teams in the West, the Rockets' season sweep of the Spurs and an outstanding stat line from a rookie.

  • 50-win teams
    7
    2013-14
    DAL & MEM are both 49-32
    Face off in season finale
    8
    2007-08
    2009-10
    Only seasons w/more
  • W-L
    4-0
    Houston vs San Antonio
    1st time HOU has swept SAN
    since 1988-89 season (6-0)
  • PTS REB AST STL
    21 14 6 4
    Michael Carter-Williams is 1st rookie to
    hit those marks since Bernard King
    26 pts, 17 reb, 8 ast, 4 stl on 3/24/78

Pierce Joins 25,000-Point Club

With a 3-pointer from the left wing late in the second quarter of the Brooklyn Netsí game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Paul Pierce became the 18th player in NBA history, and fourth active player, to score 25,000 points in his career. NBA.com's John Schuhmann takes a closer look at how Pierce stacks up against the league's other all-time scoring leaders.

  • PTS
    25,008
    Paul Pierce
    18th all-time
    4th among active players
  • PPG
    21.3
    Paul Pierce
    6th-lowest scoring average
    among top 18 all-time scorers
  • TS%
    56.9%
    Paul Pierce
    6th-highest shooting
    among top 18 all-time scorers
  • 3FGM
    1,934
    Paul Pierce
    2nd to Reggie Miller
    among top 18 all-time scorers

Most Valuable Player by the Numbers

NBA.com's John Schuhmann wraps up his awards coverage with the Most Valuable Player. Kevin Durant and LeBron James. It has been debated all season long. Now, let's see what the numbers say.

  • PIE
    20.7%
    Kevin Durant
    1st in NBA
    20.0%
    LeBron James
    2nd in NBA
  • NetRtg (On Floor)
    +8.2
    Durant
    2,961 min
    +8.1
    James
    2,830 min
  • NetRtg (Off Floor)
    +3.6
    Durant
    808 min
    +3.3
    James
    954 min
  • NetRtg (Difference)
    4.5
    Durant

    4.9
    James

Defensive Player of the Year by the Numbers

With awards season right around the corner, NBA.com's John Schuhmann is breaking down the race for each award by the numbers. Today he examines the race for the league's top defender -- the most difficult aspect of the game to quantify. With the help of SportVU data, Schuhmann gives us the leading candidates for the defensive hardware.

  • Opp FG% at Rim
    41.7%
    Roy Hibbert
    Leads league (min. 5 FGA/game)
  • PTS/Poss (Pick&Roll)
    0.91
    Andrew Bogut
    Leads league
  • On-Off Court DefRtg Diff
    -6.5
    Andre Iguodala
    Leads league (min. 1,000 minutes)

NBA.com/stats @nbastats

Chris Paul needed just 28 minutes to score 21 (8/10 FG) & dish out 10 dimes with 2 steals in LAC's 57th W of the season. #StatLineOfTheNight

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Since the start of the New Year, @BrooklynNets are a league-best 22-3 at home, ranking 2nd in eFG% & top 10 in OffRtg & DefRtg (at home)

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Nick Young dropped 41 off the bench last night. He has the @NBA's two highest point totals by a reserve this season (had 40 on April 1st)

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For the NBA trivia aficionados out there...Here are the Top 5 Questions & Answers from @EliasSports last night: http://t.co/BKlNOGKwaG

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.@StephenCurry30 notched his 10th game this season of 30+pts/10+ast. That's double the next most such games in the NBA (Harden, 5)

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.@StephenCurry30 is the first player in @Warriors team history to have 4 games of 30+pts/15+asts in 1 season (h/t @gswstats)

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K-Love had 40pts, 14rebs, 9asts last night. Last player to have at least those numbers in a non OT game? Artis Gilmore in '76-77, per ELIAS

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.@KevinLove's 1,991 Points this season = a new @MNTimberwolves franchise record. Last night, he broke KG's previous mark of 1,987 ('03-04)

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.@Raptors set a new franchise record for wins (48). A big reason why? Their closing ability. They rank 1st in 4thQ NetRating (+12.0)

Player Tracking

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What is Player Tracking?

Using six cameras installed in the catwalks of every NBA arena, SportVU software tracks the movements of every player on the court and the basketball 25 times per second. More

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Shot Charts

With shot charts, you can see the location of every shot from every player or team, the distribution of their shot attempts and how successful they are from different areas of the floor.

Durant's Scoring Streak

Kevin Durant scored 30 or more points in 12 straight games. During the streak, he averaged 38.0 points on 54.4 percent shooting from the field. Shot Chart | Stats
  • PTS
    38.0
  • FG%
    54.4
  • 3P%
    42.0
  • FT%
    87.9

Beyond The Numbers

Pierce, all-time scoring list
18th

Pierce Joins 25,000-Point Club

With a 3-pointer late in the second quarter of the Nets' game against the Hawks on Friday, Paul Pierce became the 18th player in NBA history, and fourth active player, to score 25,000 career points.

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Western Conference Player of the Month

Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Al Jefferson
Charlotte Bobcats
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Player of the Month

Blake Griffin
Los Angeles Clippers
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Player of the Month

LeBron James
Miami Heat
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Player of the Month

Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Carmelo Anthony
New York Knicks
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Player of the Month

Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Player of the Month

LeBron James
Miami Heat
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Player of the Month

Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Paul George
Indiana Pacers
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Gorgui Dieng
Minnesota Timberwolves
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Michael Carter-Williams
Philadelphia 76ers
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Nick Clathes
Memphis Grizzlies
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Trey Burke
Utah Jazz
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Michael Carter-Williams
Philadelphia 76ers
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Trey Burke
Utah Jazz
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic
Press Release
Player Profile

Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Ben McLemore
Sacramento Kings
Press Release
Player Profile

Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Michael Carter-Williams
Philadelphia 76ers
Press Release
Player Profile

Most Valuable Player

2012-13: LeBron James

Defensive Player of the Year

2012-13: Marc Gasol

Rookie of the Year

2012-13: Damian Lillard

Sixth Man of the Year

2012-13:
J.R. Smith

Most Improved Player

2012-13: Paul George

Coach of the Year

2012-13: George Karl

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