Posted Feb 24 2012 12:37PM
ORLANDO -- NBA All-Star weekend is upon us and it's time to take a break from the condensed schedule to celebrate the best basketball players in the world. Before we get to Sunday's game (6 p.m. ET, TNT), we'll dig deep into each All-Star's first-half statistics.
You already know the basics (scoring, rebounding, etc). So here are some noteworthy, below-the-surface numbers regarding each of the 13 Eastern Conference All-Stars, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
All stats are through Wednesday, Feb. 22. Minimum requirements were set at 100 field goal attempts for shooting stats and 500 minutes for non-shooting stats, unless otherwise noted.
• Teammates are shooting 47.9 percent with Rose on the floor and 44.5 percent with him on the bench.
• Ranks ninth in the league in usage rate, using 28.9 percent of the Bulls' possessions when he's on the floor. Ranked third last season at 31.9 percent.
• Of his 106 3-point attempts, only one (0.9 percent) has come from the corners. That's the lowest percentage of all players that have attempted at least 50 3s.
• Shooting 70 percent (56-for-80) from within five feet of the basket in the first half of games and only 49 percent (39-for-79) in the second half.
• Field goal percentage at home (46.2 percent) is almost identical to field goal percentage on the road (46.1 percent).
• Ranks fourth in the league and first among 2012 All-Stars in on-court offensive efficiency. The Heat have scored 110.4 points per 100 possessions with Wade on the floor.
• Has assisted on 43 of LeBron James' 319 field goals (13 percent), the most of any of James' teammates.
• Shooting percentage has declined as the game has gone on: 58 percent in the first quarter, 56 percent in the second, 46 percent in the third, 40 percent in the fourth, and 20 percent (1-for-5) in overtime.
• Uses 30 percent of the team's possessions when he's on the floor with LeBron James (621 minutes) and 37 percent when he's on the floor without James (148 minutes).
• Has shot 56.8 percent in February after shooting 43.1 percent in January. No player (with at least 100 shots in each month) has had a bigger jump in percentage.
• Ranks third in the league and first in the Eastern Conference in usage rate, using 32 percent of his team's possessions when he's on the floor.
• Has attempted 21 percent of his shots from 3-point range, up from 13 percent over his first eight seasons.
• Is 2-for-6 on shots to tie or take the lead in the last 30 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime.
• Has recorded assists on 15 percent of his possessions, up from 11 percent in his first eight seasons.
• Has been assisted on 30 percent of his field goals, down from 55 percent in his first eight seasons.
• Leads the league in raw plus-minus. The Heat have outscored their opponents by 311 points with James on the floor and have been outscored by seven points with him on the bench.
• Ranks first among non-point guards in assist percentage, assisting on 34.5 percent of the Heat's field goals when he's on the floor.
• At 57.2 percent, ranks 17th in the league and second among 2012 All-Stars (behind Steve Nash) in effective field goal percentage.
• Of players who have attempted at least 20 clutch-time shots, James is the only with more free throw attempts (24) than field goal attempts (21).
• At 75.9 percent (167-for-220), ranks second in the league (behind Tyson Chandler) in shooting percentage from within five feet of the basket.
• Ranks second in the league (behind Tyson Chandler) in free throw rate, attempting 81 free throws for every 100 field goal attempts.
• Leads the league in defensive rebounding percentage, grabbing 34 percent of available defensive boards when he's on the floor.
• Ranks second (behind Blake Griffin) with 180 field goals within five feet of the basket.
• The Magic have allowed 97.5 points per 100 possessions with Howard on the floor (1,300 minutes) and 103.6 with Howard on the bench (347 minutes)
• True shooting percentage (55.4 percent) is the lowest of his career.
• Has shot 16-for-28 (57 percent) in clutch time (last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime with a scored differential of five points or less). That's the second-highest field goal percentage (behind Hedo Turkoglu) among players who have attempted at least 20 clutch-time shots.
• Has shot 41.1 percent in February after shooting 52.2 percent in January. Only three players (who have attempted at least 100 shots in each month) have had a bigger drop: Mo Williams, Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington.
• Attempting 35 free throws per 100 field goal attempts, down from 50 per 100 in his first eight seasons.
• Ranks second to James in raw plus-minus at plus-274.
• Shooting just 31.2 percent (39-for-125) from mid-range, which ranks 109th among 118 players who have attempted at least 75 shots from between the paint and the arc. The only 2012 All-Star shooting a lower percentage from mid-range is Andrew Bynum, who's 5-for-25.
• Has played 276 fourth-quarter minutes over the last two seasons with his team up by 11 or more points, second-most (behind Bosh) among regular starters.
• Ranks 17th in the league and first among 2012 All-Stars in offensive rebounding percentage, grabbing 12.5 percent of available offensive boards when he's on the floor.
• Has 12 clutch-time offensive rebounds, tied for the league lead with Ryan Anderson.
• Has shot 52.3 percent in the paint over his career. Among 2012 All-Stars, only Russell Westbrook has a lower career paint shooting percentage (48.5 percent).
• Ranks fourth in the league and first among 2012 All-Stars in on-court defensive efficiency. The Sixers have allowed just 92.4 points per 100 possessions with Iguodala on the floor.
• Ranks second among non-point guards (behind Boris Diaw) in assist ratio, recording assists on 27.5 percent of his possessions.
• Has shot 3-for-11 from the field and 3-for-10 from the line in clutch time. The 30 percent from the line is lowest among 57 players who have attempted at least 10 clutch-time free throws.
• Has attempted only 14 percent of his shots from within five feet of the basket. That's down from 22 percent over his first 10 seasons and is the second-lowest rate among 2012 All-Stars, only higher than Dirk Nowitzki (13 percent).
• Iso Joe? 51 percent of his field goals in the first three quarters have been assisted, while only 41 percent in the fourth quarter and overtime have been assisted.
• Has shot 17-for-36 from the field and 21-for-22 from the line in clutch time. The only players with a higher clutch-time free throw percentage with at least 20 free throw attempts are Chris Paul (23-for-23) and Kevin Durant (22-for-23). Kevin Love is also 21-for-22.
• Ranks second among forwards (behind James) in assist percentage, assisting on 28 percent of the Celtics' field goals when he's on the floor. In the previous four seasons with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, Pierce assisted on just 17 percent of the Celtics' field goals when he was on the floor.
• Effective field goal percentage of 47.3 percent is his worst since 2003-04.
• Went from shooting 62 percent in the paint last season to 52 percent this season, and from 44 percent to 35 percent on mid-range shots.
• Ranks third in the league (behind Steve Nash and Jose Calderon) in assist percentage, assisting on 44.1 percent of the Celtics' field goals when he's on the floor.
• Has at least 10 assists to six different teammates, with 49 to Garnett, 46 to Allen, and 32 to Pierce.
• Has shot 38 percent on the second night of a back-to-back and 51 percent with at least one day of rest.
• Leads the league with 16 clutch-time assists.
• Only 2012 All-Star shooting less than 50 percent from within five feet of the basket. He's 72-for-147 (49 percent).
• Has made three shots (on 20 attempts) from beyond the midcourt line in his career, the most of any 2012 All-Star.
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