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May 14 2014 4:55PM

SportVU Matchup Data: Hammer Time

After scoring just six points in Games 3 and 4 combined, Marcin Gortat was unstoppable in Game 5, scoring 31 points on 13-of-15 shooting. Using SportVU, we take a look at how Gortat got his buckets against the trio of David West, Roy Hibbert, and Ian Mahinmi. In Oklahoma City, Matt Barnes helped keep Kevin Durant in check, but Russell Westbrook definitively won his matchup with Chris Paul.

Pacers vs. Wizards | Thunder vs. Clippers

Pacers vs. Wizards

Indiana's big men really struggled to defend Marcin Gortat in Game 5, as he shot a combined 10-of-12 versus David West, Roy Hibbert, and Ian Mahinmi.

David WestRoy HibbertIan Mahinmi
Matchup Time4:093:531:57
FGM-FGA3-4 (75%)5-6 (83%)2-2 (100%)

John Wall finally saw some success in his matchup with George Hill, as he scored six points on 3-of-6 (50%) shooting in 6:30 of matchup time with Hill in Game 5. Hill has held Wall to 21 points on 8-of-26 (31%) shooting in 42:07 of matchup time this series.

Trevor Ariza really struggled to hold Paul George in check in Game 4, but he saw much more success against him in Game 5.

Game 4Game 5
Matchup Time8:599:49
FGM-FGA6-8 (75%)0-3 (0%)
3FGM-3FGA4-4 (100%)0-1 (0%)
Total Pts201

Drives Allowed

DefenderDrivesDrive Pts
Paul George105
Bradley Beal72
Al Harrington53
John Wall52
Martell Webster45
Trevor Ariza40

Thunder vs. Clippers

Kevin Durant really struggled in his primary matchup with Matt Barnes in Game 5. Durant shot only 2-of-11 vs. Barnes in 11:01 of matchup time. Barnes has held Durant to 14-of-41 shooting overall throughout their matchup time this series.

Game 5Series Totals
Matchup Time11:0141:44
FGM-FGA2-11(18%)17-41 (41%)
3FGM-3FGA1-1 (100%)3-9 (33%)
Drive Pts49
Total Pts944

Chris Paul vs. Russell Westbrook

OffenseDefenseTimeTouchesFGM-FGA3FGM-3FGAFoulsDrivesDrive PtsPts
PaulWestbrook9:37331-3 (33%)0-1 (0%)2122
WestbrookPaul9:08157-11 (64%)1-3 (33%)491217

Blake Griffin has been primarily guarded by Serge Ibaka this series, but Game 5 saw Oklahoma City use more of a combination of big men try to cover Blake.

Game 5

Serge IbakaSteven AdamsNick CollisonKendrick Perkins
Matchup Time2:554:362:313:55
FGM-FGA4-6 (67%)1-2 (50%)0-2 (0%)2-4 (50%)

Series Totals

Serge IbakaSteven AdamsNick CollisonKendrick Perkins
Matchup Time30:479:228:096:39
FGM-FGA17-45 (38%)4-8 (50%)1-6 (17%)5-10 (50%)

Drives Allowed

DefenderDrivesDrive Pts
Chris Paul1012
Matt Barnes86
Kevin Durant42
Kendrick Perkins32
Reggie Jackson32
DeAndre Jordan36
Russell Westbrook35