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Dinos & Digits: Some love for Patrick Patterson

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Another instalment of Dinos & Digits, where we look at five interesting Raptors stats. This time around we give Patrick Patterson some props and look at all the triple-doubles in franchise history.

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Welcome back to Dinos & Digits, a place where we dive into the box scores and find five interesting or strange Raptors statistics and put them on front street for discussion. There will be a mix of both individual player and team statistics to explore, ranging from raw box score numbers to some interesting and funky advanced metrics.

So, let's get down to it. Here are this week's interesting digits:

Patrick Patterson has a +/- of +243 since January 1st.

That means the Raptors have outscored opponents by 243 points in Patterson's 636 minutes of floor time over the last two months.

As TSN's Josh Lewenberg points out, that places him fourth in the entire NBA over that span, trailing only Golden State's All-Star trio of Draymond Green (+318), Klay Thompson (+317), and Stephen Curry (+291).

Luis Scola, for the sake of comparison, is a team-worst -83 in 454 minutes played since the start of 2016.

On the season as a whole, the Raptors have a 11.5 Net Rating in Patrick Patterson's 1,389 minutes of playing time, the highest on-court mark of anyone on the team.

In his 1,309 minutes on the bench, the Raptors have a -2.6 Net Rating (the team's lowest off-court mark).

That's good for a differential of +14.1 points per 100 possessions in the time that Patterson is on the floor for the Raptors versus the time he's riding the pine, which is naturally also the biggest differential on the whole squad.

In clutch time (defined as the last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime when the point differential is five points or fewer), Patrick Patterson has the best Net Rating on the Raptors at 16.6.

That comes from an Offensive Rating of 115.5 and a Defensive Rating of 98.9 in 47 minutes of clutch time.

The only Raptors that have a negative Net Rating in clutch time this season are DeMarre Carroll at -10.0 (in 43 minutes) and James Johnson at -49.2 (in seven).

The two-man lineup of Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson has an Offensive Rating of 124.5 in 282 minutes together.

That's the best mark of any two-man lineup that's played at least 250 minutes together in the entire NBA. With a Defensive Rating of 102.6, the 21.9 Net Rating makes JV and 2Pat the best two-man combination on the Raptors that has played more than 25 minutes together this season.

For comparison's sake, Valanciunas and Luis Scola have an Offensive Rating of 102.5, a Defensive Rating of 106.9, and a Net Rating of -4.4.

There have been 18 triple-doubles in Raptors franchise history and Kyle Lowry has six of them.

This isn't a Patrick Patterson stat, but it's noteworthy this week after Lowry registered his eighth career triple-double on Monday, dropping 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists on the New York Knicks.

The next closest contender to Lowry's six triple-doubles in a Raptors uniform is Damon Stoudamire, who registered three in his time with the team.

The only other players to rack up multiple triple-doubles as a Raptor were Jose Calderon (2) and Marcus Camby (2, both times with points, rebounds, and blocks). Vince Carter only registered one in his time with Toronto, on par with Alvin Williams, Charles Oakley, Mark Jackson, and...wait for it...Ben Uzoh!

All stats courtesy of NBA.com/stats and basketball-reference.com.

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