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[Lopez] Pelicans say Zion Williamson has been cleared in his return to play progression without any restrictions. Recent imaging showed continued improvement of the bone healing in his right fifth metatarsal.twitter.com
4th quarter shooting:
FG 41/64 (64.1%)
3PT 18/27 (66.7%)
FT 17/25 (68.0%)
No idea how you hit 67% of your 3s and only 68% of your free throws.
6'2 Steph Curry has collected 30 rebounds in the WCF. Dwight Powell has 8, and Maxi Kleber has 16. Both are 6'10. I saw this stat in r/Mavericks and thought it was insane enough to have to look up and repost.
Might need to rename this the Obscure Strus Department. Preemptively stating Strus is a great player, he's just having some weird historical games.
As far back as accurate data goes (~1970 in the regular season and ~1963 for the playoff for this particular statistical search), only 7 two-game stretches of zero FGs on 16 or more FGAs have ever occurred. Strus shot 0-7 on Monday and 0-9 this Wednesday.
This is only the second time it's ever occurred in the playoffs, and the first time since Guy Rogers went 0-16 over two games in 1964 (!)
Junior Bridgemen in 1984 and Stanley Johnson in 2017 share the record for worst two game stretch, both going 0-18. Junior had 3 points from FTs while Stanley had 2.
Sasha Vujačić in 2005 is the only player of the seven to score zero points over the two games. He didn't attempt one FT while shooting 0-16.
Vujačić played the most of anyone, logging 63 minutes played over his two game span. He had 14 assists, at least helping his teammates score a bit while his shots refused to fall.
Strus shot the most 3s of any player, going 0-11. Three others went 0-9.
Of the five modern games (post 1983 with full stat sets), Strus is the only one to log neither a steal or block in either game.
Strus' combined rebounds (2) and assists (3) is the lowest of all seven players, with Stanley Johnson's 5 rebounds and 1 assist being next.
Ron Williams in 1970 impressively committed 9 fouls over his two games, shooting 0-17. He appears to have fouled out of his first game, following that up with an 0-10, zero FT, 1 rebound, 1 assist abomination while on tilt.
Strus played the fewest minutes of any of the seven streaks, at 35, both explaining his low REBs+AST but giving him the most efficiently inaccurate award, coming close to missing one shot per every two minutes played.
Of all 14 games of the 7 two game stretches, ONLY Stanley Johnson's second game resulted in a win for his team.
This game was extra notable for a few reasons. One, Stanley shot a terrible 0-13 over 40 minutes. Two, his first and second game were separated by six months, with the first coming at the end of the prior season and the win coming in the opening game of the 2017-18 season. It's the only two game stretch to span more than 3 calendar days.
The only player not yet mentioned, Will Barton, scored the most points of any player during his two game stretch in 2016. He scored 8, going 8-9 from the line.
Thanks again for tuning into the Obscure Stat Department. Please dear god make a shot on Friday, Max. The Department needs a vacation.
Terry Stotts is intrigued with potentially coaching Russell Westbrook and believes he can help him be more effective and comfortable with his role than he was last season
Let’s see if LeGM approves this
4/18 (22%) from the field, 1/5 (20%) from three, 4/4 from the line
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With the NBA awards ballots being released we can finally see who was the sole voter to not vote for Franz Wagner either rookie team.
Franz finished the season top 5 in PPG, RPG, SPG, 20+ point games, PER, and RAPTOR among rookies.
He had the most games played.
He had shooting splits which were all above league-average (only rookie to do this) 47/35/86.
By the stats Franz is obviously a 1st team all-rookie player. But given his teams poor record I could see him being left off, if that was part of a voters criteria. Dave, however had Jalen Green, Cade Cunningham, and Austin Reaves on his ballot, so winning must not mean much to him when selecting
Is this the biggest omission on a ballot this season?
Did Dave McMenamin forget that the Orlando Magic are in the NBA?
Kyle Lowry in what might be the worst playoff performance he's ever had.
Second consecutive game Miami's starting back court did not make a single basket.
24 minutes. He did manage one rebound though.
Edit: sorry Lowry did make ONE basket in game 4. Him and strus are 1/28 in the last two games
Joel Embiid tweeted: “Miami needs another Star”.
As we know after the Miami Heat defeated the Sixers in the 2nd round Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler both had quotes about each other:
Joel Embiid: “I still don’t know how we let him go. I wish I could go into battle with him still.”
Jimmy Butler: “I definitely wish I was still on his team”.
So is Embiid just trolling or do we think there’s anything to this?
The 8 aforementioned guys are basically unanimously agreed upon as in the top 10 when fully healthy in some order. Everyone has their own thoughts on who the final 2 are. What are yours? Some names that I usually see listed are:
Assume everyone is healthy
Source close to Klutch Sports indicated to @ThePaintedLines that, despite recent reporting, Doc Rivers is not thought to be LeBron James’ choice for Lakers. [Source]
Another league source re-affirmed that Rivers and the Sixers are aligned on his future with the franchise. He’s been heavily involved in offseason coordination with Daryl Morey, Elton Brand, & ownership. [Source]
Looks like the Sixers are definitely moving forward with Doc Rivers as the coach, and the Lakers will continue on with their search for a new head coach.
Tucker: 7 PTS, 3-7 FG, 1-5 3P
Butler: 13 PTS, 4-18 FG, 1-5 3P
Adebayo: 18 PTS, 8-15 FG, 0-0 3P
Lowry: 0 PTS, 0-6 FG, 0-5 3P
Strus: 4 PTS, 0-9 FG, 0-7 3P
Pretty poor showing to follow up their abysmal Game 4 performance
The Heat's 162 total points in the last two games (Game 4 and Game 5 against the Celtics) is by far the lowest for any team across two games this season. The Heat's 80 points (Game 5) and 82 points (Game 4) are the team's third- and fourth-lowest scoring totals of the season.
EDIT: The tanking Blazers scored only 158 points across their last two games of the season. (The Heat in G4 and G5 shot even worse than the Blazers' 31/83 FGM/FGA in those two games.)
The Heat scored only 80 points last night. And the Heat had only 82 points in Game 4.
The last time the Heat scored 80 or less was against Philadelphia in Game 3 of the East Semifinals on May 6th. Before that, the Heat's last game scoring 80 or less was on November 4, 2021, against . . . the Celtics (the Celtics won that game 95 to 78, despite only 27 points COMBINED from Tatum and Brown).
In the regular season this year, 4 of the 10 lowest-scoring games (for one team) came against the Celtics: Knicks (75 points on Jan. 8, 2022), Sacramento (75 points on Jan. 25, 2022), Miami (78 points, see above), and Orlando (79 points on Nov. 2, 2021).
During the 2021-22 regular season and playoffs, no team scoring less than 88 points has won a game.