Sunday, February 10, 2013
Statistical report: Nets vs. Spurs
By Mike Mazzeo
A couple of interesting nuggets from ESPN Stats & Information and Elias Sports Bureau to get you ready for Nets-Spurs on Sunday night:
Joe Johnson is shooting 42.1 percent from the field, the second-lowest percentage of his career.
Johnson’s 16.8 points per game are second on the Nets, but two fewer than he averaged last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
Brook Lopez is averaging 12.4 points in the paint per game, second to only LeBron James (13.2).
The Nets are averaging a league-low 8.7 fastbreak points per game this season.
The Nets have not had a winning streak since Jan. 18-23.
If you look at the current standings (not time of game played), the Nets are 10-17 against at/above .500 teams, 19-4 against below .500 teams.
Deron Williams’ stats are down across the board.
PPG: 16.8 (Lowest since 2006-07)
APG: 7.7 (Lowest since 2005-06, rookie year)
PER: 18.0 (Lowest since 2006-07)
Since Jan. 1, Williams is shooting just 25 percent (8-for-32) in the fourth quarter, and hasn’t made more than one fourth-quarter field goal in any of those games.
The Nets shoot 46.4 percent in the first half, 41.3 percent in the second half. That’s tied with Chicago for the worst differential in the league (minus-5.1).
Reggie Evans is averaging 9.0 rebounds per game, the highest such average among undrafted players.