Week 22 Tune-In Tidbits, NBA TV Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Get ready for Tuesday’s NBA TV doubleheader with key stats to watch in each matchup. The action opens in Washington, where the Wizards (38-29) host the Timberwolves (39-29). That is followed by Lakers (30-36 and winners of seven of their last nine games) hosting the Nuggets (37-30), who are looking for their third straight win as they battle to make the Playoffs.
Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards, 7:00 ET
- In their first matchup, Bradley Beal allowed his matchups to score eight points on 2-10 shooting, including 2-6 from 3-point range. His matchups did dish out 8 assists in 62 possessions.
- In their first matchup, Kelly Oubre, Jr. allowed his matchups to score 12 points on 5-16 shooting (31.6), including 0-6 from beyond the arc. He also recorded two steals and one block in 60 possessions.
- Karl-Anthony Towns, who leads the NBA in double-doubles with 57, posted 20 points and 17 rebounds in the first matchup with Washington this season. Towns is one of five players this season to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.
- Marcin Gortat ranks 4th in the NBA in screen assists - screens that lead directly to a made basket by the player the screener set the screen for - with 4.4 per game.
- The Wolves lead the NBA in both field goals made (7.1 per game) and field goal percentage (56.5%) on shots coming off one dribble.
- The Wolves shoot the highest field goal percentage (66.3%) on shots within the first two seconds of the shot clock (24-22 seconds). They have also made more shots (3.5 per game) than any other team in the final four seconds of the shot clock.
Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 ET
- The Lakers lead the league in pace with 103.17 possessions per 48 minutes. Their 17.2 fast break points per game ranks 2nd in the NBA behind Golden State.
- The Lakers (53.0) and Nuggets (49.5) rank first and fourth in the league in points in the paint.
- The Nuggets allow teams to shoot 1.9% better than their season average - the highest disparity in the league. The Lakers force teams to shoot 0.4% worse than average.
- The Lakers have the tied for 2nd in assist-to-pass percentage with 8.5% of their passes being assists.
- While most teams are better at home than on the road, the Nuggets have the biggest difference between home wins (26-10) and road wins (11-20) in the NBA. The Nuggets are 9.7 points per 100 possessions worse on the road (minus-4.6 net rating) than they are at home (plus-5.1). No stat is more greatly affected than their assist percentage, which drops from 65.7% in Denver (4th in NBA) to 56.2% on the road (20th in NBA).