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Archive for April, 2011

BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (April 8, 2011)

8th April 2011

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on April 7, 2011:

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Posted in BBR Rankings, SRS, Statgeekery | 15 Comments »

Mailbag: Last-Place Teams Who Beat the League’s Best

6th April 2011

Longtime BBR reader Imadogg had a great observation/question last Wednesday:

"Last night, the last place Cavs beat the Greatest Team Ever Assembled, the Miami Heat. That means this year, the Cavaliers have defeated the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat... 3 of the top 6 teams in the league (record-wise, as of now), and the current 2, 2, and 3 seeds.

When was the last time this happened, that the last place team in the entire league defeated half of the top 6 teams in a single season? Maybe it happens more often than I think, but I'd be surprised."

I was finally able to research this today. First, I searched for teams ranked last (or tied for last) in the NBA in WPct. Then, I searched for teams ranked in the top 6 (again, with ties) in WPct, and counted how many different times those teams had been beaten by the last-place teams. Here's every instance in NBA history where a last-place team by WPct beat at least 3 of the top 6 teams by WPct:

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Posted in BBR Mailbag, History, Just For Fun, Trivia | 15 Comments »

It Finally Happened!!!!

4th April 2011

...Artis Gilmore is going to be a Hall of Famer!

This means we will have to come up with a new answer to #6 on our Keltner List posts.

Posted in Announcements, Hall of Fame, History, Layups | 78 Comments »

Double, Triple, and Quad-Double Leaders (1986-2011)

4th April 2011

A lot of users have been asking for double- and triple-double leaderboards, so I thought I would make some now that we have gamelog data going back to 1986.

Here are the career double-double leaders since then:

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Posted in Data Dump, History, Just For Fun | 32 Comments »

So Who’s the MIP? (Episode II)

1st April 2011

About this time last year, I developed a method for identifying the leading candidates for the Most Improved Player (MIP) award. Since we are nearing the end of the 2010-11 season, I thought it might be interesting to revisit this topic. I made some minor tweaks to last year's method, so let me outline the process once again before reporting this season's results.

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Posted in Analysis, Awards, Statgeekery | 29 Comments »

BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (April 1, 2011)

1st April 2011

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on March 31, 2011:

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Posted in BBR Rankings, SRS, Statgeekery | 5 Comments »