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Basketball StatHead: May 4, 2011

Posted by Neil Paine on May 4, 2011

Basketball StatHead: May 4, 2011

Today's Stathead entries include links to TrueHoop, John Hollinger, and the Wall Street Journal's Daily Fix.

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Most All-Stars in a Playoff Series (1991-2011)

Posted by Neil Paine on May 4, 2011

This Heat-Celtics series is nothing if not a star-studded affair. A total of seven current All-Stars (Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, & Rajon Rondo) and 2 more former All-Stars (Jermaine O'Neal & Zydrunas Ilgauskas) have drawn minutes in the series so far. But how do those totals stack up to other playoff series since 1991?

First, let's look at the series that featured the most current All-Stars:

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Basketball StatHead: May 3, 2011

Posted by Neil Paine on May 3, 2011

Basketball StatHead: May 3, 2011

Today's Stathead entries feature research from Back Picks, ESPN's Stats & Info, and a new edition of JQAS.

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Tuesday Flashback: May 8, 1997

Posted by Neil Paine on May 3, 2011

...aka the last time the Hawks beat the Bulls in a playoff game:

  Scoring
  1 2 3 4 T
ATL         103
CHI         95
Four Factors  
Pace eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA ORtg
ATL 89.0 .585 12.2 19.4 .282 115.8
CHI 89.0 .473 7.6 27.7 .087 106.8

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Playoff Preview: #4 Oklahoma City vs. #8 Memphis

Posted by Neil Paine on April 30, 2011

Oklahoma City Thunder

55-27, 1st in NBA Northwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Scott Brooks (55-27)

PTS/G: 104.8 (5th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.0 (18th of 30)
SRS: 3.81 (9th of 30) ▪ Pace: 92.7 (13th of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.2 (5th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.2 (15th of 30)
Expected W-L: 51-31 (9th of 30)

Arena: Ford Center ▪ Attendance: 726,071 (14th of 30)

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Posted in Playoffs, SRS, Statgeekery, Statistical +/-, Win Shares | 4 Comments »

Playoff Preview: #2 LA Lakers vs. #3 Dallas

Posted by Neil Paine on April 29, 2011

Los Angeles Lakers

57-25, 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Phil Jackson (57-25)

PTS/G: 101.5 (9th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 95.4 (8th of 30)
SRS: 6.01 (3rd of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.7 (21st of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.0 (6th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.3 (6th of 30)
Expected W-L: 58-24 (3rd of 30)

Arena: STAPLES Center ▪ Attendance: 778,777 (8th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #2 Miami vs. #3 Boston

Posted by Neil Paine on April 29, 2011

Miami Heat

58-24, 1st in NBA Southeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Erik Spoelstra (58-24)

PTS/G: 102.1 (8th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.6 (6th of 30)
SRS: 6.76 (1st of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.9 (20th of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.7 (3rd of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.5 (5th of 30)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (2nd of 30)

Arena: AmericanAirlines Arena ▪ Attendance: 810,930 (4th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #1 Chicago vs. #5 Atlanta

Posted by Neil Paine on April 29, 2011

Chicago Bulls

62-20, 1st in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Thibodeau (62-20)

PTS/G: 98.6 (20th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 91.3 (2nd of 30)
SRS: 6.53 (2nd of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.4 (23rd of 30)
Off Rtg: 108.3 (11th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.3 (1st of 30)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (1st of 30)

Arena: United Center ▪ Attendance: 893,462 (1st of 30)

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Posted in Playoffs, SRS, Statgeekery, Statistical +/-, Win Shares | 8 Comments »

BBR Rankings: (Almost) Post-Round 1 Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings

Posted by Neil Paine on April 29, 2011

2010-11 NBA power rankings through the games played on April 28, 2011:

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Posted in BBR Rankings, Playoffs, SRS, Statgeekery | 11 Comments »

Layups: Trade Histories for Playoff Stars

Posted by Neil Paine on April 28, 2011

Matt Scribbins has an interesting piece today at Hoopdata, regarding the trade histories of some really important players in these playoffs. Many trades involving the picks that eventually became superstars took place years before the player even set foot on NBA hardwood.

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