NBA Stats

May 3 2014 3:15PM

SportVU Matchup Data: Damian, Dirk and Deron

With SportVU data, we break down Friday's playoff action, with a closer look at Damian Lillard's production against Jeremy Lin and Patrick Beverley, Dirk Nowitzki shooting well against Tiago Splitter but not Boris Diaw, Deron Williams' shooting against his three primary defenders in Game 6, and more.

San Antonio vs. Dallas | Toronto vs. Brooklyn | Houston vs. Portland

San Antonio vs. Dallas

Dirk Nowitzki spent the majority of the game matched up with Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter. In 5:10 of matchup time with Diaw, he scored zero points on 0-of-3 shooting. He scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 5:09 of matchup time versus Splitter.

Danny Green vs. Monta Ellis

GreenEllis7:23155-5 (100%)101
EllisGreen5:53193-6 (50%)74

Tony Parker has spent a significant portion of this series being covered by Shawn Marion. However, in Game 6, Parker spent only 0:41 matched up with Marion, and a combined 9:00 matched up with Jose Calderon and Devin Harris.

Game 6

Shawn MarionDevin HarrisJose Calderon
Matchup Time0:413:585:02
FGM-FGA0-0 (0%)4-6 (67%)5-10 (50%)

Series Totals

Shawn MarionDevin HarrisJose Calderon
Matchup Time25:3316:1814:31
FGM-FGA8-20 (40%)8-14 (57%)8-20 (40%)

Drives Allowed

Devin Harris6
Jose Calderon6
Danny Green5
Tony Parker5
Boris Diaw5
Dirk Nowitzki4
Tiago Splitter4
Vince Carter4
Monta Ellis4

Toronto vs. Brooklyn

Toronto has struggled to guard Joe Johnson throughout most of this series. Johnson has scored 50 points on 21-of-35 shooting in 41:36 of matchup time with DeMar DeRozan, and 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting in 17:26 of matchup time with John Salmons. In Game 6, Johnson scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting in 6:18 of matchup time with DeRozan, and two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 3:04 of matchup time with Salmons.

Kyle Lowry was primarily guarded by Deron Williams in Game 6. Lowry scored eight points on 3-of-7 shooting in 9:22 of matchup time with Williams. He also had four drives.

Eleven of DeMar DeRozan's 28 points came in his matchup with Alan Anderson. While DeRozan struggled from the field versus Anderson, shooting only 3-of-10, he was able to score 11 points in that matchup, due to his 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line.

Deron Williams: Offense

Terrence RossGreivis VasquezKyle Lowry
Matchup Time4:473:352:33

Houston vs. Portland

James Harden finally found his shooting stroke in Game 6. Harden scored a combined 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 12:37 of matchup time versus Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum in Game 6. He also shot 3-of-5 from 3 point range in those matchups, and had nine drives.

Dwight Howard vs. Robin Lopez

HowardLopez10:153525-10 (50%)2216
LopezHoward8:47711-4 (25%)002

Damian Lillard: Offense

Jeremy LinPatrick Beverley
Matchup Time7:405:27
FGM-FGA3-8 (38%)1-1 (100%)
3PM-3PA2-5 (40%)0-0 (0%)

Houston primarily used Omer Asik to try to slow down LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge totaled 18 points on 7-of-16 from the field in 9:00 of matchup time versus Asik. He was also able to draw four fouls on Asik, who eventually fouled out.