Monday, June 02, 2008

A Statistical Look At The NBA Finals!

With the finals approaching, I want to breakdown the key metrics to help both the Celtics and the Lakers win.

As you know, I have been taking a look at points in the last two minutes of quarters. It seems to be much more important for the Lakers. In the Celtics series against the Pistons, two of their four wins had the Celtics with a 10 points advantage in points in the last two minutes of quarters. In one of those games there was no advantage for either team in this regard. The Lakers had a 29 point advantage in two of their four wins. Now one of these games was a blowout. In that game these numbers seemed to be most important. In a 30 point victory, they had a 21 point advantage. Without that this game would have been close and the Spurs would have tried to make another run. The other game gave the Lakers a slim eight point advantage.

I also want to look at what I'm calling the P.J. Brown, Perkins, Posey to Vujacic, Turiaf, Faramar ratio. I am going to add the points, rebounds, blocks, assists and steals of each of these players and compare them. This will give us a look at how the role players are doing. If you would like to see players added, leave me a comment.

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