A look back at some key stats from yesterday’s two NBA games
Dorian Finney-Smith on fire
Dorian Finney-Smith had one of his best career games in Game 4 with 24 points at 8/12 at 3-pts and 8 rebounds. He simply becomes the first player in history to score more than 21 points in the playoffs without a 2-point shooter or a free throw. Until then 5 players held the record with 21 points, including Danny Green a few days ago.
Luka Doncic with captions
During Game 4 Luka Doncic compiled 26 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his 20th career playoff game and he has 655 points. Only two players have done better in history in their first 20 games: Wilt Chamberlain (705) and Michael Jordan (718).
He also grabbed 183 rebounds and delivered 176 assists. In history, only one other player has totaled at least 600 points/150 rebounds/150 assists in his first 20 playoff games: Oscar Robertson.
James Harden is a hit
Best game of the season in the playoffs for James Harden, who signed 31 points at 6/10 at 3-pts, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. This is the 17th time in his career that he has scored at least 30 points with 5 3-point shots in the playoffs. Only one player has more in history: Stephen Curry with 30.
Jimmy Butler scores in vain
In the Heat’s loss to the Sixers in Game 4, Jimmy Butler had 40 points at 13/20 and 6 assists. This is the first time in his career that he has played two consecutive games with at least 30 points in payoffs. He is only the third player in Heat history to do this after Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Dirty night for Chris Paul
Chris Paul signed only 5 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and above all 6 fouls. This is the 14th time in his career that he has been out for 6 fouls, including the 4th time in the playoffs. During the 14 times his team lost!
This is the first time in his career in the playoffs that he has taken more fouls than he has scored.