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Finals Retrospective: Was It Quantitatively “Exciting”?

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I’ll spare no time in telling you what you likely already know: Dallas-Miami was one of the closest series in NBA Finals history.

Games from this past series were decided (on average) by 5.66 points; the 9th lowest point differential of any Finals series, and the lowest point differential of any NBA Finals to last exactly 6 games. Read the rest of this entry »

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Celtics compensate for low Total Rebounds (TRB) with high FG%

In Uncategorized on December 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm


The Celtics are 27th in the league in terms of team rebounding, with an average of 39.3 TRB/game.  However, they rank 11th in TRB differential — that is to say that the Celtics still out-rebound their opponents by 1.3 TRB/game.  …How can this be? If you aren’t pulling down a lot of boards, and your opponent isn’t pulling down a lot of boards, then one of two things is true, either: a). both teams are making a lot of their shots, or b). one team is shooting tremendously better than the other. In the Celtics case, it’s the latter. Read the rest of this entry »