NBA Stat Central #18: The First Half In Review

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 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

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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

Photo Credit: Keith Allison,

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

Photo Credit: Scott Mecum

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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