2015-16 Season In Numbers, Part 1
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Clippers’ season is over, but not without plenty of memorable moments, milestones, standout performances and notable statistics both as a team and individually.
Here is Part 1 of the 2015-16 season in numbers, looking back at some of the top stats and numbers from this past year.
.469- Points allowed per defensive possession in isolation for Luc Mbah a Moute, who led the league in the category among players with at least 50 defensive possessions. Mbah a Moute became a full-time starter for the Clippers, who went 42-19 when the defensive-minded forward started for them.
7- Jamal Crawford’s place on the NBA’s all-time 3-point list. Crawford’s knocked down at least 117 3-pointers in each of his four seasons with the Clippers and currently sits at 1,933, just four behind Vince Carter for No. 6 all-time.
8.9- Austin Rivers’ points per game this season, marking a career high. Serving as one of the catalyst’s for an improved backup unit, Rivers also notched career highs in field goal percentage (43.8) and free-throw percentage (68.1) and was touted all year for his defense.
11- All-time rank on the assists leaderboard for Chris Paul, who jumped five spots this year. Paul has averaged at least 10 assists per game each of the past three seasons and currently sits at 7,688 career assists.
12.7- Career-high points per game this season for DeAndre Jordan, who’s seen his points per game increase every season as his career has progressed. Jordan scored at least 10 points in 17 consecutive games, marking the longest such streak of his career.
43.4- Opponents’ shooting percentage against the Clippers this season, the lowest number in team history – or, in other words, the best mark in team history. The mark just edged out the 2005-06 Clippers, who held opponents to 43.5 percent shooting. The Hawks (43.2 percent) were the only team to force opponents into a worse shooting percentage this year.
47.5- Redick’s NBA-leading 3-point percentage among qualifying players. It also marked the highest single-season 3-point percentage in franchise history and the best mark of Redick’s career. Redick, who tied a franchise record with nine made 3-pointers against the Rockets in January, also shot a career-high 48 percent from the floor this season.
70.3- Shooting percentage for Jordan, who once again led the league in field goal percentage and became the first player in NBA history to record multiple seasons with a field goal percentage of 70 percent or better.
753- Career wins for Doc Rivers, becoming just the 16th coach all-time to win at least 750 games. Gregg Popovich is the only active coach with more wins than Rivers, who has also amassed 79 career postseason wins as a head coach.
1,654-Career assists for Blake Griffin, who this year became the sixth fastest player in NBA history to post at least 8,000 points, 3,500 rebounds and 1,500 assists. Griffin ranked first in the NBA this year among players 6-10 or taller with 4.9 assists per game and led the Clippers in scoring 18 times despite only playing 35 regular season games because of injury.