2015-16 Season In Numbers, Part 2
LOS ANGELES - 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 2 of the 2015-16 season in numbers, looking back at some of the top stats and numbers from this past year. (Check out Part 1 here.)
Steal-to-turnover ratio this season for Wesley Johnson, ranking first in the NBA in the category. Johnson also averaged a career-high 1.11 steals per game while playing for a winning team for the first time in his career and going to the playoffs for the first time in his career.
Career high number of steals in a game for Pablo Prigioni, who accomplished the feat in fewer than 15 minutes of action in January against Miami. He fell one assist short of the Clippers’ record, which coincidentally is held by Doc Rivers. Prigioni led the Clippers in steals eight times this year.
Assists per game this season for Chris Paul, who finished fourth in the league in the category and also finished second in the league with a 3.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. Paul’s averaged at least 10 assists per game each of the past three seasons.
Rebounds per game in the playoffs for DeAndre Jordan, who also finished second in the league in rebounds per game during the regular season with 13.8, trailing only Andre Drummond. Jordan tallied double-digit rebounds every game in the playoffs, including at least 17 rebounds in three of six games.
Wins this season for the Clippers, who are one of two teams in the NBA (along with the Spurs) with at least 50 wins each of the past four seasons. The Clippers accomplished the feat this year despite playing without Blake Griffin half the season.
Cole Aldrich’s field goal percentage this year, setting a career high in a career year for the backup center, who joined the rotation in December and never looked back. This year was Aldrich’s second straight averaging 5.5 points per game, despite playing nearly three minutes fewer per game this year than last.
Jamal Crawford’s place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, jumping 16 spots this year and passing Hall of Famer Bob Cousy. Crawford currently has 17,076 career points after earning his third Kia Sixth Man of the Year award this season.
Clippers’ defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) this year, ranking fifth in the league after finishing the previous season ranking 15th in the category. Jordan continued to be the defensive anchor, and Luc Mbah a Moute’s addition to the starting lineup along with an improved bench both helped the defense thrive.
Made 3-pointers by J.J. Redick this year, tying the franchise-record mark and career-high mark he set last year. Redick got the final night of the season off for a breather, so he was unable to break the record he set, but it was already a career year for the sharpshooter, who led the NBA in 3-point percentage among qualifying players.
At the time, Jordan’s NBA-leading consecutive games played streak before sitting out Jan. 13 against Miami with pneumonia, his first missed game since March 23, 2011. Jordan missed two games with the illness, and the only other games the ironman missed this season were for rest purposes at the end of the season.