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Improved Team Game Finders for the Playoffs

Posted by David Corby on April 17, 2014

Just in time for the playoffs we've added some new functionality to our Team Game Finder search tool. In particular, you can search for playoff games by team and opponent seed, and also series best-of format.

Search for all Game 1 opening-round 8-seed wins vs. top-seeded opponents in the modern playoff era, or find out how well 1-seeds have fared in decisive game 7s during that same period (26-4!)

We have seeds going back to the BAA playoffs, and also for the ABA. The NBA has employed several playoff formats in its history - including some complex ones with divisional seeds and re-seeding schemes, though it's been pretty stable since 1984 when it inaugurated the 16-team format. Nonetheless, if you know what you're searching for, we have all games and all seeds going back to 1947.

As always, you can get to our Team Game Finder by clicking on Play Index in the top left corner of any page on our site, and then Team Game Finder. Here's what's new...

 

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Historical Standings Finder

Posted by David Corby on April 10, 2014

Just a note that we've unveiled a new search tool that lets you look up standings for the NBA, ABA, and BAA on any date in history, as well as team and opponent stats as of that date.

Recall those halcyon days when the 4-2 Sixers led the Atlantic Division, or marvel at the post-All Star collapses of the '04-05 season, when the 30-21 Cavaliers, 28-24 Magic, and 26-24 Lakers would all eventually miss the playoffs.

You can reach the search tool by going to www.basketball-reference.com/friv and clicking Historical Standings...

 

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Simply enter the date on which you want to know the standings, choose the league, and click Find Standings. Teams with asterisks were eventual playoff teams.

 

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D-League Recalls and Assignments

Posted by David Corby on April 7, 2014

Just a note that we've added D-League assignments and recalls to our player pages and also to our team transactions pages.

Also, links from the text will take you to the affiliate's team page on our D-League site, where you'll find a transactions log that shows all players that have been recalled to and assigned from the NBA during the season.

We have player recalls and assignments going back to the 2005-06 season, when the affiliate system began.

 

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WNBA and D-League Updates

Posted by David Corby on April 1, 2014

Just a note that we've updated our WNBA stats to include the 2013 season. Likewise, we've updated our D-League stats for the current year through yesterday's games, and will continue to update these daily through the rest of the season (which ends this month, yes!)

You've probably noticed that we maintain separate pages for a player's D-League stats. You can get to each by searching the player's name in our search box - we'll show you both results. We also link to a player's D-League page from their regular NBA page:

 

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You can get to both our WNBA and D-League sites by mousing over the More [+] link at the top of our site...

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BBR Feature Add: Practice Shot Charts

Posted by sean on April 1, 2014

Practice Shot Charts.

NBA.com has really upped the level of detail they've added, so we're trying to respond with the latest and greatest data we can get. We've recently come to an agreement with a number of franchises for access to their practice film and have begun breaking down scrimmage data.

Practice shot charts seem to us the next frontier in basketball analytics. This data will show you who's improving, who isn't, and who is working on new aspects of their game. It's especially useful for players without a lot of playing time.

Before we roll it out sidewide, we've prepared some sample charts.

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Mike Lynch Joins Sports Reference

Posted by sean on March 31, 2014

Mike Lynch has joined Sports Reference as our new User Affairs Coordinator. Mike is a Philly native and Boston U. grad. He has an extensive background in sports history and studio production research working for ESPN as the lead researcher for NBA Tonight, for the Big Ten Network, and most recently for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Mike is on twitter at @SportInfo247.

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NCAA Tournament Features

Posted by David Corby on March 18, 2014

Just a quick reminder that we have everything you need to get ready for the NCAA tournament, including schedules, broadcast info and round-by-round match-ups, all on our homepage, as well as these handy one-page previews; additionally, we have great historical research tools including NCAA Tournament results going back to 1939, as well an historical game finder where you can search our database of all NCAA tournament games.

The preview sheets are particularly helpful if you're seeing a team for the first time this season and need a quick primer...

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Find these by clicking on the preview link next to the scheduled game or in the round matchup summaries:

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We've also made our predictions - or, rather, let our computers do it for us - which you can find linked from our homepage:

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Play Index: Turnover Type in Event Finder

Posted by David Corby on March 11, 2014

Just a note that we've added turnover type to our Play Index Event Finder tool.

In particular, you can now find any of the following for a team or player:

  • Offensive Fouls
  • Bad/Stolen Passes
  • Lost Ball Turnovers
  • Traveling Violations
  • Palming Violations
  • Double Dribbles

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... with more turnover categories to come at some point. You can find the Event Finder as the first linked item on our Play Index+ page:

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This table is a supplement to our Play by Play tables on the player pages, which we added at the beginning of the season.

 

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New to CBB: Historical Conference Tourneys & Standings

Posted by David Corby on March 5, 2014

Just a note that we've added conference tournament results going back to 2004 (with more to come soon). You can find the brackets on our conference summary pages.

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We've also re-formatted our conference standings page so that it's easier to follow. Each conference has its own sortable table, along with SOS, SRS, and a summary of AP rankings for all of the conference members, so you can see where every school stands as we head into conference tourney play...

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College Basketball: New School Statistics Tables

Posted by David Corby on March 3, 2014

This morning we added new school statistics tables for seasons going back to 1997-98. In fact, we added four tables - one for school stats, one for opponent stats, and corresponding tables with advanced metrics like Pace, 3-Pt Attempt Rate, and Turnover Percentage.

This data was available previously - on our school season pages - but this provides the easiest way to see all 351 D-I schools in one place and with easily sortable fields, so you can find the top 3-point shooting school (Creighton - .421), or the school that's forced the most opponent turnovers (VCU - 541) - all with a single click.

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You can get to these new tables by clicking on the 'Stats' link when you're in the Seasons subsection of our site...

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Otherwise, you can find them by using the dropdown menu under 'schools'  - where you'll find four rows with links to past seasons - or by mousing over the 'seasons' link and clicking on 'School Stats'.

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