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New and Improved Basketball Team Gamelogs

12th February 2014

We recently enhanced our Basketball Reference team gamelogs to show more and better information, including basic rate statistics like FG%, 3P%, and FT%. We've also added advanced team gamelogs per the recommendation of users. These include offensive rating and defensive ratings, and rate stats such as 3-Pt Attempt Rate, Total Rebound %, and also the Four Factors (eFG%, TOV%, DRB%, FT/FGA) for offense and defense.

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Click over to our College Basketball site and you'll find the same features. Notice that team gamelogs are new to our college site, and we've made them available going back to the 2010-2011 season (including the advanced versions)

For Basketball Reference, we hope you enjoy some advanced features that we've enabled, too. As always, you can share or embed the table by clicking on the red text and following the simple instructions, but here are a couple extra tricks...

  • Click on the red game number to get cumulative team stats as of that date:

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  • Click on one row, and then another, to get the team's per-game statistics for all games in that range:

Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference | 3 Comments »

NBA Play-by-Play and Shooting Data for 2014

10th February 2014

Though we've been quietly updating these data sets for several weeks, consider this our formal announcement of 2014 play-by-play and shooting data. You can find this data in several places on our site. For example, our boxscores now include links for play logs, shot charts, and plus minus summaries. You can find these links on our game boxscores, right below the scoring summary and four factors...

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Several play-by-play features are found on our player pages, including detailed shot charts and shooting splits, statistical summaries for all lineup combinations, and on-off summaries. We've also updated our advanced play-by-play tables on the player pages, where you can find plus-minus per 100 figures as well as detailed scoring and turnover statistics. To find the shot charts and other features, go to a player page and find the menu that looks like this...

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Most importantly, we're updating our Play Index+ database daily, so that you can take advantage of our powerful search tools to find, for example, all steals by Michael Carter Williams, or all the players with game-winning, buzzer-beating dunks.

 

 

Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, Play Index | 5 Comments »

College Basketball Conference Statistics

6th February 2014

You may have noticed some new stats tables on our college basketball site. We recently added conference-only statistics for players and teams, which you can find on both player pages and on our team season pages. We've made these available going back to the 2010-2011 season. And be sure to check out the conference rankings on the team pages, so you can easily find out, for example, why Virginia has 9 wins in ACC play - part of the reason is efficient shooting (2nd - FG%) and strong defense (1st - Opp Pts/G), limiting opponents to a 38.4 FG%.

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Who's been the most dominant D-I player in conference play this season? That distinction might go to Billy Baron, who's doing a little bit of everything for Canisius, scoring 25+ points per game and shooting 44.4% on 3-pointers so far against MAAC opponents.

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Every Medal and Every Athlete – Olympics at Sports Reference

23rd January 2014

Olympics at Sports Reference

Are you getting excited for Sochi? SR has full Olympic Results with every medalist and athlete in Olympic History. Olympics at Sports Reference.

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, expire40d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com | 3 Comments »

Job: User Affairs Coordinator @ Sports Reference

6th January 2014

User Affairs Coordinator @ Sports Reference.

Yes, we'll pay you money to spend all day answering questions about sports. Please pass along this job ad to anyone you might think would be interested.

Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Expire30d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Statgeekery, Tips and Tricks, WAR | 5 Comments »

Neil Paine Joining FiveThirtyEight

19th December 2013

As Nate Silver tweeted out earlier today, Neil Paine is leaving Sports Reference early next month to join Nate's new FiveThirtyEight.com. I know I speak for everyone here at SR when I say I'm feeling a mix of sadness that on a daily basis we won't get to tap Neil's encyclopedic knowledge of European NBA players, his knowledge of pretty much every sabermetric study ever done, his patience dealing with every kind of user complaint, and his wit, pluck, and genuine enthusiasm for his work. But also happiness for Neil that his writing and thinking is getting the platform it justly deserves. I know someday we'll be bragging that we knew Neil Paine before he was a bigshot. :)

I'll be anticipating his articles and I suggest you search them out as well when the site launches in early 2014.

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Expire30d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) Data Added to Basketball-Reference

17th December 2013

Just a quick note that we've added the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) high school rankings to BBR, going back to the HS class of 1998. These will now show up on yearly RSCI pages, as well as player pages (under the bio section -> "recruiting rank") when applicable.

If you're not familiar with the RSCI service, they cull together various national recruiting lists and combine them together into a consensus ranking (like DraftExpress, we've also tweaked the basic RSCI by including prep-school players for their final year of the recruiting process, which is also why some players may be listed multiple years). The rankings you see at BBR are the final standings for each year; for more info on how the process works, as well as additional data like in-season rankings (fall, pre-summer, etc.), be sure to go to RSCIhoops.com.

Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, History | 2 Comments »

Happy Holidays from Sports Reference

16th December 2013

Happy Holidays from Sports Reference

Here's to a great 2013 and a blessed 2014.

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, expire21d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com, WAR | 3 Comments »

Team Game-by-Game Scoring Margin Sparklines Added to BBR

10th December 2013

If you're also a Baseball-Reference user, you might recognize this new feature we recently added to Basketball-Reference:

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If not, it's a sparkline that shows the team's scoring margin for every game of the season, with green representing wins, red representing losses, and the height of the bar representing the margin of the game. We think it's a great way to visualize the peaks and valleys of a team's season, and we hope it adds your BBR experience.

Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features | 8 Comments »

Estimating Pace and Per-Possession Ratings, 1951-1973

6th December 2013

Today, we added a new feature to Basketball-Reference: historical team Pace Factors and Offensive/Defensive Rating estimates.

As of yesterday, we only had Pace and ORtg/DRtg for NBA teams going back to 1973-74, the first season in which the league tracked team/opponent turnovers and offensive rebounds (which are, of course, necessary to the possessions formula). However, it is possible to estimate possessions for years prior to '74 -- an idea I developed casually at the old BBR Blog in 2010, and one which was expanded on in more detail by ElGee35 at his (now-defunct) blog in 2012.

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Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, Features, History, Statgeekery | 5 Comments »