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Layups: “Basketball Diplomacy from Mao to Yao”

22nd July 2011

It's unfortunate that this is coming out after his retirement, but here's a National Geographic special about Yao Ming's impact as a basketball ambassador:

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Also, for a statistical take on Yao's dominance, check out this Carl Bialik piece at the Wall Street Journal.

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Team USA World Championship Extravaganza

13th September 2010

Team USA capped off a strong tournament yesterday by defeating host nation Turkey 81-64 in the championship game of the 2010 FIBA Worlds, and I'm going to cap off our coverage with the final U.S. advanced stats from the tourney:
Basic Stats

Player G Min FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Kevin Durant 9 254 74 133 26 57 31 34 3 55 16 13 6 18 11 205
Chauncey Billups 9 208 25 64 14 44 24 28 2 17 28 11 0 9 22 88
Derrick Rose 9 207 27 59 5 18 6 12 3 19 29 11 3 14 12 65
Lamar Odom 9 198 28 52 3 4 5 10 24 69 4 5 6 9 22 64
Russell Westbrook 9 175 29 62 3 7 21 25 14 25 23 12 4 16 12 82
Andre Iguodala 9 170 20 34 2 7 9 19 18 41 17 16 0 13 21 51
Eric Gordon 9 158 27 59 19 42 4 5 1 14 5 8 2 6 14 77
Rudy Gay 9 121 22 45 6 19 13 18 9 26 7 9 8 4 16 63
Stephen Curry 8 85 14 31 7 19 2 2 3 11 17 4 0 8 11 37
Kevin Love 9 80 20 35 4 9 7 9 16 44 7 3 1 7 8 51
Tyson Chandler 9 76 9 14 0 0 5 10 12 24 4 2 5 2 16 23
Danny Granger 7 68 12 30 3 13 2 4 2 6 7 1 1 1 6 29
USA 9 1800 307 618 92 239 129 176 117 375 164 95 36 108 171 835
Opponents 9 1800 217 569 66 219 114 173 111 324 101 53 18 146 172 614

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Posted in Analysis, History, International Basketball, Statgeekery | 12 Comments »

USA vs. Lithuania Advanced Stat Preview

10th September 2010

2010 FIBA World Championship Semifinals
USA vs. Lithuania
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Istanbul, Turkey

United States of America USA

Record: 7-0
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Offensive Rating: 126.1
Defensive Rating: 90.2

Basic Stats

Player GP Min FG FGA 3FG FGA FT FTA OR TR Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
K. Durant 7 177 50 91 14 32 25 27 2 41 14 12 4 14 9 139
C. Billups 7 156 24 51 13 34 20 24 2 12 23 8 0 7 14 81
E. Gordon 7 127 26 49 18 35 4 5 1 9 2 6 1 4 12 74
R. Westbrook 7 127 22 45 1 3 12 16 7 12 17 10 2 11 6 57
D. Rose 7 170 23 44 5 13 6 11 2 16 20 10 3 11 9 57
R. Gay 7 97 18 38 6 18 13 18 8 20 7 9 7 3 13 55
K. Love 7 71 18 31 4 8 5 7 14 40 7 3 0 6 8 45
D. Granger 5 66 12 29 3 12 2 4 2 6 7 1 1 1 6 29
A. Iguodala 7 119 15 26 2 6 6 11 13 32 12 12 0 10 15 38
S. Curry 6 76 12 28 5 17 2 2 3 11 17 4 0 8 10 31
L. Odom 7 142 15 33 2 3 4 7 17 48 3 3 3 8 16 36
T. Chandler 7 72 9 14 0 0 5 10 12 24 4 2 5 2 15 23
Team GP Min FG FGA 3FG FGA FT FTA OR TR Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
USA 7 1400 244 479 73 181 104 142 90 288 133 80 26 86 133 665
Opponents 7 1400 170 444 48 173 88 135 91 251 79 41 14 118 138 476

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Posted in Data Dump, International Basketball, Statgeekery | 11 Comments »

2010 Team USA Advanced Stats (Thru 9/1)

2nd September 2010

Here's an update to the Team USA stats I posted on Tuesday, which includes yesterday's game (in addition to the entire group stage of the FIBA World Championships so far, and the USA's international tour leading up to the World Championships):

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Posted in Data Dump, International Basketball, Statgeekery | 6 Comments »

2010 Team USA Advanced Stats (Thru 8/30)

31st August 2010

In case you've been as interested as I have in the international basketball action over the past few weeks, I thought I'd post some advanced stats for Team USA (including exhibitions + group games so far). Also, my apologies to our non-American readers for this all-Red-White-and-Blue edition; I would include other teams, but I can't find a statsheet-style printout of their data online, particularly for the pre-tournament warmup games. Perhaps the USA Basketball site will eventually post every team's numbers, though, like they did for the Olympics.

At any rate, here are the results & numbers for the team so far (feel free to compare to the Redeem Team's stats):

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Posted in Analysis, International Basketball, Statgeekery | 8 Comments »

Redeem Team Stats

12th July 2010

Many commenters have asked for this, especially in light of the fact that 1/4 of the Redeem Team are "taking their talents to South Beach" next season, so I thought some stats from the 2008 Olympics were in order. All I have is the USA page right now, though hopefully I'll be able to add other teams from the Beijing games at some point in the near future.

2008 United States Men’s Basketball Statistics

Olympic Tournament Summary

If the Redeem Team numbers are informative about the LeBron James/Dwyane Wade dynamic, Wade will be the bigger possession user (he led James 27.7% to 23.6% in terms of possessions used on the floor in the Olympics), while James will have the ball in his hands and be a facilitator (he led Wade in touches/minute, 1.33 to 1.21, and his pass/shot breakdown on touches was 59%/28% vs. Wade's 43%/34%). This aligns with the commentators who predict James will become the 21st-century version of Magic Johnson alongside his new Heat teammates.

Of course, the Redeem Team used Wade off the bench while James started, so a portion of those stats were accumulated with only one of the two in the game. Still, the general trend could hold, since they did play at least a third of their minutes together.

Posted in Analysis, International Basketball, Statgeekery | 79 Comments »