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May 1 2014 5:07PM

SportVU Matchup Data: Duncan's Defense

With SportVU data, we break down Wednesday's playoff action, with a closer look at Tim Duncan's defense against the Mavericks, Joe Johnson's continue success against DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry's performance against Deron Williams, the Houston bigs slowing down LaMarcus Aldridge, and more.

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

San Antonio vs. Dallas

Dirk Nowitzki has been matched up with Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter offensively for the majority of this series. Dirk shot 8-for-14 combined against them in Game 5, compared to only 18-for-44 in Games 1-4.

vs. Tiago Splitter

Game 5Games 1-4
Matchup Time5:1423:42
FGM-FGA5-10 (50%)8-24 (33%)

vs. Boris Diaw

Game 5Games 1-4
Matchup Time3:1116:54
FGM-FGA3-4 (75%)10-20 (50%)

Dallas had trouble scoring on Tim Duncan in the half-court in Game 5, as they shot a combined 2-of-13 when guarded by Duncan.

Samuel Dalembert0-1
Brandan Wright0-0
Dirk Nowitzki0-3
Shawn Marion1-4
Monta Ellis1-3
Vince Carter0-2

Manu Ginobili and Monta Ellis both struggled when matched up with each other in Game 5. Ginobili shot 1-of-4 in 6:14 of matchup time with Ellis. Ellis shot 0-of-5 in 5:31 of matchup time with Ginobili.

Drives Allowed

Monta Ellis9
Shawn Marion7
Jose Calderon6
Brandan Wright6
Kawhi Leonard4
Dirk Nowitzki3
Danny Green3
Manu Ginobili3
Devin Harris3

Toronto vs. Brooklyn

Joe Johnson continued to shoot well in his primary matchups in this series. Johnson scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 7:11 of matchup time versus DeMar DeRozan in Game 5. He scored 6 points on 3-of-6 shooting in 3:44 of matchup time versus John Salmons. He has totaled 39 points on 17-of-29 shooting in 35:18 of matchup time with DeRozan this series, and 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting in 14:21 of matchup time with Salmons this series.

Kyle Lowry was primarily guarded by Deron Williams in Game 5. Lowry scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting in 8:54 of matchup time with Williams. He also had three drives.

Jonas Valanciunas: Offense

Kevin GarnettMason Plumlee
Matchup Time3:223:03

Drives Allowed

Kyle Lowry8
DeMar DeRozan6
Terrence Ross5
Amir Johnson5
Paul Pierce4
Patrick Patterson4

Houston vs. Portland

LaMarcus Aldridge struggled from the field in Game 5. While he was primarily guarded by Omer Asik (6:41), Dwight Howard (2:57) and Terrence Jones (0:58) saw time on him as well. The Rockets' big men did a much better job of defending Aldridge in Game 5 than they have throughout the series overall.

vs. Asik, Howard, Jones

Game 5Games 1-4
Matchup Time10:3648:49
FGM-FGA3-12 (25%)46-86 (53%)

Dwight Howard vs. Robin Lopez

HowardLopez7:492808-13 (62%)3016
LopezHoward5:071424-8 (50%)219

Damian Lillard: Offense

Jeremy LinPatrick Beverley
Matchup Time6:244:41

James Harden continued to struggle from the field in this series. Harden scored only seven points on 3-of-9 shooting in 9:46 of matchup time with Wesley Matthews in Game 5.