Shooting percentages and point totals are afterthoughts when scanning a box score, though. Turnovers capture his attention first, and that might be the most impressive element of his play this season. His assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.1-to-1 ranks second in the NBA, one-tenth of a percentage point behind Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie. It’s also second in Pacers franchise history. Mark Jackson finished the 1997-98 season, Bird’s first as head coach, with a 4.14 ratio. Collison is currently 4.08, the best of his career. “I always take pride in my turnovers,” he said. “When I first got to the league, I was a high-turnover guy. It got down as the years progressed.”
Basketball-Reference: James Harden is on pace to lead the NBA in WS for the third time. Here’s a list of everyone else who’s done that 3+ times: George Mikan, Neil Johnston, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Ben Golliver: East and West combined for an ASG quarter record 101 first-quarter points in 2017. Team LeBron and Team Steph combined for 73 first-quarter points in 2018, fewest in first quarter since 2013 (57).
David Hardisty: This is the first time in NBA history that two teams (Houston, Utah) are on double-digit winning streaks at the All-Star break. #Rockets, #Jazz will each play two games before facing each other in Utah on Feb 26th.
With 1:54 left in the second quarter of the Denver Nuggets’ 134-123 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, Jokic whipped a cross-court pass to the corner, finding Wilson Chandler for an open 3-pointer. It put the Nuggets up by 13, but more important, it gave Jokic his 10th assist. And that assist gave Jokic a triple-double — the fastest triple-double in NBA history. The Serbian big man recorded the triple-double in just 14 minutes and 33 seconds of court time, besting little-known Jim Tucker of the Syracuse Nationals, whose record of 17 minutes had stood since 1955.