Tune-In Tidbits: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-5) at Washington Wizards (2-5), 7:00 ET, ESPN
Tristan Thompson opponents are shooting 48.1% within 6 feet of the basket when he defends the shot. This is 12.7 percentage points worse than his opponents normally shoot.
Bradley Beal’s usage rate is 33.1%, his highest ever and 6th in the league. He’s scoring 27.0 points per game.
Kevin Love enters Friday as the league’s 2nd-leading rebounder at 14.4 per game. Love last averaged 14 rebounds per game in 2012-13 with Minnesota and posted a career-high of 15.2 per game in 2010-11, his third NBA season.
Isaiah Thomas leads the Wizards in assists (6.4 per game) and is the team’s 2nd-leading scorer (13.6 per game) while averaging just 21.5 minutes per game. Thomas and CJ Miles are the only two players in the NBA to average at least 13 points in under 22 minutes per game.
Davis Bertans leads the NBA with 9.4 points per game coming on catch and shoots. He is shooting 22-42 (52.4%) from beyond the arc on catch and shoots this season and has an effective field goal percentage of 76.7%.
Miami Heat (6-2) at Los Angeles Lakers (6-1), 10:30 ET, NBA TV
Bam Adebayo’s matchups are shooting 10/45 (22.2%) on 3-pointers. His 45 3-pointers defending is 6th among big men. Meyers Leonard is leading the league for big men with 3-pointers defended with 68 (22/68, 32.4%).
Jimmy Butler ranks 6th in deflections with 4.0 per game and is tied for first in steals at 3.0 per game. Bam Adebayo ranks 7th in loose balls recovered with 1.8 per game and 5th in box outs with 6.0 per game.
LeBron James has recorded three straight triple-doubles, which is tied for the longest triple-double streak of his career. It is the longest streak by a Laker since Magic Johnson had four straight in 1987.
Anthony Davis is one of three players averaging at least 25 points and 10 rebounds per game so far this season and is tied for the league lead in blocks at 3.0 per game. Among players that defend at least three shots at the rim per game, Davis holds opponents to the lowest field goal percentage in the league at 23.1%.
The Miami Heat rank 3rd in assist percentage with 63.7% of their baskets coming off assists. The Heat have four players that average at least 4.5 assists per game, more than any other team in the league; only Golden State and Washington have three players averaging 4.5 or more assists.