NBA Stats

May 22 2014 4:59PM

SportVU Matchup Data: West Finals Game 2


The San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 35-point win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday and the SportVU data highlights some of that domination. Take a closer look at Tony Parker's scoring on drives, Russell Westbrook's poor shooting night and Thabo Sefolosha's second straight scoreless game.


Tony Parker's effective drives

While Parker is hovering around his regular season average of 10.25 drives per game, he is scoring at a rate of 1.05 points per drive in this series compared to his season average of .62. Despite his woes on the offensive end, Westbrook has clearly done the best job of keeping Parker on the perimeter, allowing just four points on three drives.

DefenderMatchup TimeDrivesDrives/MinDrive PtsDrive Pts/Min
Russell Westbrook11:0630.340.4
Thabo Sefolosha3:0441.341.3
Reggie Jackson2:4541.520.7
Kevin Durant1:4742.242.2
Kendrick Perkins1:1510.821.6
Derek Fisher1:0421.932.8
Caron Butler:5411.122.2
Steven Adams:5211.200.0
Nick Collison:2612.324.6
Perry Jones:2512.400.0

Thabo Sefolosha held scoreless again

Lack of production from the Thunder supporting cast has been a critical issue through the first two games. Thabo Sefolosha is still yet to register a point in the series, lacking initiative with just one drive in the series and getting stifled from the field by the backcourt pair of Tony Parker and Danny Green.


Game 2Game 1
DefenderGreenParkerGreenParker
Matchup Time1:351:302:030:42
Touches6361
FG0-30-10-20-2
3FG0-10-10-00-1
Fouls0000
Drives1000
Points0000

Russell Westbrook's shooting struggles

Despite remaining aggressive with 13 drives, Westbrook really struggled from the field in Game 2. Against Spurs defenders that guarded him for at least a minute he shot 27% without getting to the free throw line once.

DefenderMatchup TimeTouchesFG3FGFouls FTM FTAFTDrivesPoints
Danny Green4:15112-81-20000-045
Tony Parker2:4970-50-10000-030
Manu Ginobili1:4533-50-01000-036