Play Index

The "Play Index" (or PI) is the name we use to refer to BBR's collection of top-notch research tools. Read below for more information on some of the applications we have made available to you. As always, if you have any suggestions or corrections please fill out our feedback form.

General Tools

Player Season Finder
Search through player regular season and playoff statistics spanning from 1946-47 to today for single seasons or combined seasons that match your criteria.

Player Game Finder
Search through player regular season and playoff game logs spanning from 1963-64 to today for games that match your criteria.

Player Streak Finder
Search through player game logs spanning from 1963-64 to today for streaks that match your criteria.

Team Season Finder
Search through team season stats spanning from 1946-47 to today for seasons that match your criteria.

Team Game Finder
Search through team game logs spanning from 1963-64 to today for games that match your criteria.

Team Streak Finder
Search through team game logs spanning from 1946-47 to today for streaks that match your criteria.

Team Score Finder
Search through team line scores spanning from 1954-55 to today for scores that match your criteria.

Team Rivalry Finder
Search through team game logs spanning from 1946-47 to today for all regular season and/or playoff matchups between two franchises.

Draft Finder
Search through NBA drafts spanning from 1947 to today for draft picks that match your criteria.

Head2Head Finder
Find games in which two selected players went head-to-head (1963-64 to today).

Player Comparison Finder
Compare the statistics of up to six players through (or in) a given season (1946-47 to today).


Search through 15 years of play-by-play and lineups data...

Event Finder
Search through millions of events to find all field goals for a team, all steals for a player, and much, much more.

Lineup Finder
Search through thousands of 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-man lineups to find the best offensive units, the best defensive units, the best overall units and much, much more.

Shot Finder
Search through millions of shots to find the most prolific dunkers, the best clutch shooters, and much, much more.

Plus/Minus Finder
Search through thousands of game logs to find the player whose team had the best offensive rating, best defensive rating, and best net rating while the player was on the floor, plus much, much more.

Player-Specific Tools

Certain Play Index player tools can be used to search for one player at a time, rather than for all players. These tools are linked directly from the player's Basketball-Reference page, in the toolbar under the More link.

For example, if you wanted to use the Player Game Finder to search through just Stephen Curry's game history, clicking on Game Finder in the More section of his player page would link you to a Curry-specific Player Game Finder tool.

The following Play Index tools are available in player-specific mode...

Player Game Finder
Player Streak Finder
Shot Finder
Event Finder
Lineup Finder
Plus/Minus Finder