stats from the regular season
The regular season is over, leaving us with a whole heap of curious statistics. Let's take a look...
The Phoenix Suns is the first team since the Knicks in 1970 to have a better road record (32-9) than any other team’s home record.
The Clippers finished with a positive win record (42-40) for the 10th time in a row, the best current streak in the NBA.
Five players took part in all their teams’ 82 games: Mikal Bridges (Suns), Saddiq Bey (Pistons), Avdija (Wizards), Powell (Mavs) and Looney (Warriors).
What’s more, Bridges is the current Iron Man of the NBA, he’s not missed a game (309) of the regular season in four years in the NBA.
Trae Young is the first player since Tiny Archibald in 1973 to finish a season as top scorer (2,155) and for assists (737).
And there’s more: Trae is the first player in history to do it in NCAA Division I (2018) and the NBA (2022).
The Grizzlies, with the second best record in the NBA, are the first team to lead on rebounds, blocks and steals.
They’re also first in points in the paint, with Jo Morant the first point guard to finish top.
Luka Doncic has played 264 regular season games, and only scored less than 10 points five times, all in 2018 and 2019.
Crazy stat: Alec Burks (Knicks) finished with a better percentage on triples (40.4%) than in lay-ups and dunks (39%).
Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) is the sixth player in history to lead their team on points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals.
The Serbian’s achievement has only been managed before by LeBron James (twice), Scottie Pippen, Kevin Garnett, Dave Cowens and Antetokounmpo.
Most improved player: Anfernee Simons (Blazers): 9.5 points per game.
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