On this week’s NBA Stat Central, we’re going to take a look back at the first half of the season to find the best (and worst) players the NBA had to offer. We’ll look at individual games as well as the overall body of work.
We’re here every Friday on HoopsHabit.com to take a deeper look into NBA statistics, with a new theme every week.
Each category refers to the first half of the 2012-13 season.
Most Points In A Game
Kevin Durant, 1-18-13 at Dallas Mavericks – 52 points (13-31 FG, 5-9 3P, 21-21 FT)
Most Rebounds In A Game
Nikola Vucevic, 12-31-12 vs. Miami Heat – 29 rebounds (11 offensive)
Most Assists In A Game
Rajon Rondo , 11-9-12 vs. Philadelphia 76ers and 11-17-12 vs. Toronto Raptors – 20 assists
Most Steals In A Game
Kemba Walker, 11-10-12 vs. Dallas Mavericks – 8 steals
Most Blocks In A Game
Roy Hibbert, 11-21-12 vs. New Orleans Hornets – 11 blocks
Most Turnovers In A Game
Kobe Bryant, 11-27-12 vs. Indiana Pacers – 10 turnovers
Quickest To Foul Out
Greg Stiemsma, 1-2-13 at Utah Jazz – fouled out in 8 minutes of play
Most Technical Fouls
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings – 12 technicals with 2 flagrant fouls and 3 ejections
Best Shooting Percentage In A Game (min. 10 attempts)
Amare Stoudemire, 2-2-13 vs. Sacramento Kings – 10-for-10 (100%)
Worst Shooting Percentage In A Game (min. 10 attempts)
Derrick Williams, 11-10-12 at Chicago Bulls – 0-for-10 (0%)
Highest Usage Rate
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks – 34.2%
Lowest Usage Rate
Andris Biedrins, Golden State Warriors – 4.1%
Best Offensive Rating
Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks – 137
Worst Offensive Rating
Nazr Mohammed, Chicago Bulls – 63
Best Defensive Rating
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs – 94
Worst Defensive Rating
Jimmer Fredette, Sacramento Kings – 116
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