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Mavericks-Nuggets Game One: By the Numbers

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I've never been a big numbers guy. You can use numbers to prove anything. Seventy-six percent of people know that.

But statistics are a booming business for a reason. They look at the past to predict the future, and that holds very true in sports.

Sure, Nene might have dropped 24 on the Dallas Mavericks yesterday, but seven seasons worth of stats tell us that he averages about 11.2 PPG, so that output probably isn't normal.

A look at the numbers from game one aren't exactly promising for the Mavericks, so let's take a look.

10: The number of shots taken by Carmelo Anthony

23: The amount of points he scored on those shots.

6: The number of points scored and assisted dish...

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