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November 12, 2008

Daily Ten: Tuesday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bradford Doolittle @ 4:02 pm

The Hawks’ Al Horford had a career night on Tuesday, helping Atlanta stay perfect with 27 points, 17 rebounds and six blocked shots in Chicago. Horford’s counterpart, Tyrus Thomas, continued his trend of wretched shooting by going 1-of-8 from the floor. Thomas is shooting 28.6 percent from the floor this season. If Vinny Del Negro is installing his own version of the old Phoenix offense in Chicago, Thomas is doing a poor imitation of Amare Stoudemire.

DATE (8.5% of season complete, 105/1230 games)

PLAYER, TEAM gRATE
1. horford,al_atl 16.6
2. gasol,pau_lal 12.5
3. richardson,jason_cha 12.0
4. prince,tayshaun_det 10.2
5. carter,anthony_den 9.6
6. iverson,allen_det 9.1
7. kidd,jason_dal 8.9
8. duncan,tim_sas 8.9
9. james,lebron_cle 8.8
10. ilgauskas,zydrunas_cle 8.1

Explanation of gRATE here:

Center court

Allen Iverson had his first nice outing for the Pistions, with 30 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in 46 minutes against the Kings. The Pistons actually seem to be missing Antonio McDyess more than Chauncey Billups. Amir Johnson has had little impact on the offensive end, with a usage rate of just 9 percent. He didn’t take a shot in 16 minutes against Sacremento. Meanwhile, on the defensive end, Kings big men Jason Thompson, Spencer Hawes and Mikki Moore combined to go 20-of-30 from the field. Alas, Kings center Brad Miller went 2-of-16.

In the news

  • Has anyone else noticed that the Hawes has turned into a latter day Larry Bird? Before going 0-of-2 on three-pointers against Detroit on Tuesday, Hawes was 9-of-12 on the season. Last season, he was 4-of-21.
  • Shame on whoever flips the switch on NBA Broadband games. With the T-wolves starting a last-second possession at the end of regulation and the game tied at Golden State, the feed suddenly switched to the postgame display, which is the NBA Stats Channel. Would have liked to see that overtime.
  • There are rumblings that Charlotte wants to move Gerald Wallace. Those are just rumors, but if that did come to pass, it would be interesting to see how that affected Adam Morrison. I’ve commented how Morrison seems to have filled out physically, but that hasn’t translated into a more balanced game on the offensive end. Morrison has been even more perimeter-oriented than he was as a rookie, with more than a fifth of his field-goal attempts coming from behind the three-point line. His foul-drawing rate has dropped from 13% to an astonishing 9%. Still, Morrison’s overall metrics are improved. Not good, but improved, propped up by a 39.1% success rate from behind the arc.

Tonight’s games

  • 25 lal @ nwo, 8:00 p.m. EST [ lal by 12 ]
  • 20 atl @ bos, 7:30 p.m. EST [ atl by 1 ]
  • 7 por @ mia, 7:30 p.m. EST [ mia by 15 ]
  • 6 hou @ phx, 10:30 p.m. EST [ phx by 7 ]
  • 0 phi @ tor, 7:00 p.m. EST [ tor by 7 ]
  • -1 uta @ was, 8:00 p.m. EST [ uta by 18 ]
  • -2 ind @ njn, 7:30 p.m. EST [ ind by 9 ]
  • -3 orl @ okc, 8:00 p.m. EST [ orl by 14 ]
  • -5 nyk @ mem, 8:00 p.m. EST [ mem by 7 ]
  • -7 sas @ mil, 8:00 p.m. EST [ mil by 2 ]
  • -26 sac @ lac, 10:30 p.m. EST [ sac by 4 ]

Notes: Games listed in order of quality, as determined by the sum of each team’s efficiency ratio. NBAPET projected winner and margin of victory is listed in brackets.

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