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CBB: Use Our Adjusted Power Ratings to Fill Out Your Brackets

Posted by Neil on March 14, 2012

At the beginning of the 2011-12 NCAA Basketball season, we began to calculate Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings for each team. In a nutshell, these ratings measure a team's offensive and defensive abilities independent of the pace at which they play. Since raw PPG totals can be greatly influenced by how many possessions a team has to score and defend, per-possession metrics more accurately reflect a team's true skill levels (pace is largely a choice, and it has almost no correlation to how good a team is at scoring and defending on a per-possession basis).

Here were the best teams during the regular season by adjusted net rating (adjusted Offensive Rating minus adjusted Defensive Rating):

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, expire7d, Features

NY Times: Bryant Has the Stats Of a Not-Quite-M.V.P.

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 14, 2012

This column was supposed to appear in the New York Times last week, but due to an editorial snafu it was never published. However, the piece was so good (ha-ha) that they asked me to update it and it was published in today's paper:

Bryant Has the Stats Of a Not-Quite-M.V.P.

I will probably write a column for the weekend NYT as well.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, New York Times

Playoff Box Scores and Row Summing

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 9, 2012

I'd like to announce a couple of additions to Basketball-Reference.com.

First, we now have full box scores dating back to the 1986 playoffs, which means we have complete coverage for the regular season and playoffs from the 1985-86 season to the present.

Second, you can now select rows to sum on the player pages. For example, go to Ray Allen's page. Suppose you want to see Allen's cumulative statistics for the Celtics. To do this, click on the row for the 2007-08 season (the row should now be highlighted in blue), then click on the row for the 2011-12 season. A pop-up will appear with Allen's cumulative statistics for these seasons.

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

PI+: Player Shooting Splits & Shot Charts

Posted by Neil on March 7, 2012

Watching this video made me nostalgic for vintage, early-2000s Vince Carter:

That's why I'm going to use Carter's finest season, 2001 (when he posted a career-high 25.0 PER, 12.9 Win Shares, and +6.3 SPM), as my example to take you through the PI+ Shooting Splits & Shot Charts.

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NY Times: James and the Heat Put Failure Behind Them

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 2, 2012

This week in the New York Times, I take a look at LeBron James and the Miami Heat:

James and the Heat Put Failure Behind Them

Five-word summary: they are on a roll.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, New York Times

Sports-Reference.com Widgets – Our Stats, Your Site

Posted by admin on February 29, 2012

Sports-Reference.com Widgets - Our Stats, Your Site

We've just launched the first stage of our new Sports Reference Widget tool. By clicking the "Embed" tooltip just above any stats table on the site you can now get the code to add our daily updated stats to your site.

See the widgets page for a description of the various features.

We've always had this option with our "Share" tool, but the widgets have the advantage that they'll update daily as our stats pages update.

In the future, we expect to launch additional widgets, like milestone countdowns, division standings, team and league leaders and more. Any suggestions will certainly be considered.

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

S-R Linker Tutorial

Posted by Neil on February 28, 2012

Here's a short tutorial video showing you how to use the S-R Linkers to add your blog posts to our player pages and increase traffic to your blog:

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Pro-Football-Reference.com

NY Times: Clippers on a Roll With Paul at the Point

Posted by Justin Kubatko on February 27, 2012

This is a little late, but here is a link to my latest column for the New York Times:

Clippers on a Roll With Paul at the Point

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PI+ Stat of the Day: Kings of the Midrange

Posted by Neil on February 27, 2012

Via the Shot Finder, this season's best 2-point jump shooters from 15 feet and out:

Rk Player Season Tm G FG FGA FG% Ast'd %Ast'd
1 Stephen Curry 2011-12 GSW 20 55 88 .625 17 .309
2 Jeremy Lin 2011-12 NYK 15 19 31 .613 4 .211
3 Steve Nash 2011-12 PHO 29 57 98 .582 11 .193
4 Chris Kaman 2011-12 NOH 25 46 85 .541 34 .739
5 Jonas Jerebko 2011-12 DET 26 23 43 .535 23 1.000
6 Steve Blake 2011-12 LAL 18 17 32 .531 11 .647
7 Kurt Thomas 2011-12 POR 33 41 78 .526 40 .976
8 Patrick Patterson 2011-12 HOU 29 40 77 .519 37 .925
9 Quincy Pondexter 2011-12 MEM 18 17 33 .515 12 .706
10 Spencer Hawes 2011-12 PHI 12 21 41 .512 21 1.000
11 Brandon Bass 2011-12 BOS 25 60 119 .504 58 .967
12 Dirk Nowitzki 2011-12 DAL 30 97 193 .503 74 .763
13 Troy Murphy 2011-12 LAL 19 15 30 .500 15 1.000
14 Courtney Lee 2011-12 HOU 21 29 58 .500 11 .379
15 Kevin Martin 2011-12 HOU 30 44 89 .494 19 .432
16 Jannero Pargo 2011-12 ATL 20 19 39 .487 8 .421
17 Chris Paul 2011-12 LAC 26 51 105 .486 3 .059
18 Tim Duncan 2011-12 SAS 30 64 132 .485 54 .844
19 Kevin Durant 2011-12 OKC 32 72 150 .480 31 .431
20 Jason Terry 2011-12 DAL 30 49 103 .476 18 .367
21 Rashard Lewis 2011-12 WAS 23 19 40 .475 13 .684
22 Luke Ridnour 2011-12 MIN 31 56 118 .475 24 .429
23 Johan Petro 2011-12 NJN 23 28 59 .475 26 .929
24 Thaddeus Young 2011-12 PHI 31 43 91 .473 35 .814
25 David West 2011-12 IND 27 41 87 .471 39 .951
26 Kevin Garnett 2011-12 BOS 28 65 139 .468 56 .862
27 Jared Dudley 2011-12 PHO 28 36 77 .468 28 .778
28 Devin Harris 2011-12 UTA 24 22 47 .468 13 .591
29 Marreese Speights 2011-12 MEM 27 38 82 .463 33 .868
30 Carlos Boozer 2011-12 CHI 34 73 158 .462 57 .781
31 Rudy Fernandez 2011-12 DEN 23 18 39 .462 12 .667
32 Gary Neal 2011-12 SAS 22 24 52 .462 13 .542
33 Caron Butler 2011-12 LAC 29 51 111 .459 37 .725
34 Beno Udrih 2011-12 MIL 21 22 48 .458 12 .545
35 Andrea Bargnani 2011-12 TOR 13 31 68 .456 24 .774
36 Jason Smith 2011-12 NOH 21 46 101 .455 45 .978
37 Gordon Hayward 2011-12 UTA 28 33 73 .452 28 .848
38 Zaza Pachulia 2011-12 ATL 20 14 31 .452 13 .929
39 Marcin Gortat 2011-12 PHO 25 18 40 .450 18 1.000
40 Jose Calderon 2011-12 TOR 33 71 158 .449 20 .282
41 Jamal Crawford 2011-12 POR 31 62 139 .446 16 .258
42 Joakim Noah 2011-12 CHI 22 16 36 .444 15 .938
43 D.J. White 2011-12 CHA 21 28 63 .444 23 .821
44 Pau Gasol 2011-12 LAL 32 50 113 .442 42 .840
45 Ben Gordon 2011-12 DET 24 55 125 .440 31 .564
46 Chris Bosh 2011-12 MIA 33 68 155 .439 54 .794
47 Mo Williams 2011-12 LAC 27 49 112 .438 20 .408
48 Luis Scola 2011-12 HOU 33 67 154 .435 63 .940
49 Brandon Jennings 2011-12 MIL 29 40 92 .435 4 .100
50 Alonzo Gee 2011-12 CLE 23 13 30 .433 7 .538
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/24/2012.

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PI+ Stat of the Day: Most Effective Lineups in a Game

Posted by Neil on February 24, 2012

Thanks to the PI+ Lineup Finder, here are the 5-man units with the best +/- in a single game this season:

Net (Totals)
Rk Lineup Date Tm Opp MP PTS
1 C. Boozer | R. Brewer | L. Deng | J. Noah | D. Rose 2012-01-01 CHI MEM W 18.8 +30
2 C. Boozer | R. Brewer | L. Deng | J. Noah | D. Rose 2012-01-13 CHI @ BOS W 29.5 +27
3 C. Boozer | R. Brewer | L. Deng | J. Noah | D. Rose 2012-02-08 CHI @ NOH W 19.5 +27
4 A. Horford | J. Johnson | J. Smith | J. Teague | M. Williams 2011-12-28 ATL WAS W 23.9 +27
5 J. Anthony | C. Bosh | M. Chalmers | L. James | D. Wade 2012-02-17 MIA @ CLE W 17.4 +26
6 D. Collison | P. George | D. Granger | R. Hibbert | D. West 2012-02-03 IND @ DAL W 27.0 +25
7 R. Anderson | D. Howard | J. Nelson | J. Redick | H. Turkoglu 2012-01-01 ORL TOR W 9.7 +25
8 R. Anderson | C. Duhon | D. Howard | J. Redick | H. Turkoglu 2012-02-01 ORL WAS W 17.4 +25
9 V. Carter | B. Haywood | S. Marion | D. Nowitzki | D. West 2012-01-10 DAL @ DET W 12.7 +24
10 L. Aldridge | M. Camby | R. Felton | W. Matthews | G. Wallace 2012-02-01 POR CHA W 20.1 +24
11 C. Billups | C. Butler | B. Griffin | D. Jordan | C. Paul 2012-02-04 LAC @ WAS W 18.1 +23
12 T. Allen | M. Conley | M. Gasol | R. Gay | M. Speights 2012-02-15 MEM @ NJN W 21.6 +23
13 M. World Peace | S. Blake | K. Bryant | P. Gasol | L. Walton 2012-01-10 LAL PHO W 9.0 +23
14 D. Collison | P. George | D. Granger | R. Hibbert | D. West 2012-02-19 IND CHA W 14.3 +23
15 R. Anderson | D. Howard | J. Nelson | J. Richardson | H. Turkoglu 2012-02-11 ORL @ MIL W 22.1 +21
16 L. Aldridge | M. Camby | R. Felton | W. Matthews | G. Wallace 2012-01-24 POR MEM W 18.6 +21
17 T. Chandler | L. Fields | J. Lin | S. Novak | I. Shumpert 2012-02-08 NYK @ WAS W 14.6 +21
18 C. Boozer | R. Brewer | L. Deng | J. Noah | C. Watson 2012-02-10 CHI @ CHA W 22.1 +20
19 T. Evans | C. Hayes | J. Hickson | J. Salmons | M. Thornton 2012-01-01 SAC NOH W 22.1 +20
20 C. Budinger | G. Dragic | J. Hill | C. Lee | P. Patterson 2012-02-09 HOU @ PHO W 20.7 +20
21 J. Anthony | C. Bosh | M. Chalmers | L. James | D. Wade 2012-01-01 MIA CHA W 18.8 +20
22 J. Dudley | C. Frye | M. Gortat | G. Hill | S. Nash 2012-02-19 PHO LAL W 26.7 +20
23 C. Budinger | J. Hill | K. Lowry | K. Martin | L. Scola 2011-12-31 HOU ATL W 20.5 +20
24 D. Cousins | T. Evans | J. Salmons | J. Thompson | M. Thornton 2012-02-04 SAC GSW W 32.8 +19
25 W. Johnson | K. Love | N. Pekovic | L. Ridnour | R. Rubio 2012-02-17 MIN @ HOU W 26.3 +19
26 K. Hinrich | J. Johnson | Z. Pachulia | J. Smith | M. Williams 2012-02-08 ATL IND W 10.8 +19
27 C. Billups | C. Butler | R. Foye | B. Griffin | D. Jordan 2012-01-22 LAC TOR W 17.8 +19
28 E. Brand | S. Hawes | J. Holiday | A. Iguodala | J. Meeks 2011-12-28 PHI @ PHO W 13.7 +19
29 O. Asik | L. Deng | T. Gibson | K. Korver | J. Lucas 2012-01-11 CHI WAS W 19.7 +19
30 D. Collison | P. George | D. Granger | R. Hibbert | D. West 2011-12-26 IND DET W 14.9 +19
31 A. Horford | J. Johnson | V. Radmanovic | J. Smith | J. Teague 2012-01-07 ATL CHI W 14.1 +19
32 S. Curry | M. Ellis | D. Lee | E. Udoh | D. Wright 2012-02-07 GSW OKC L 9.4 +19
33 C. Anthony | T. Chandler | L. Fields | I. Shumpert | A. Stoudemire 2012-01-06 NYK @ WAS W 11.0 +19
34 T. Ariza | G. Ayon | M. Belinelli | C. Kaman | G. Vasquez 2012-02-17 NOH @ NYK W 20.6 +18
35 C. Boozer | R. Brewer | K. Korver | J. Noah | D. Rose 2012-01-30 CHI @ WAS W 32.6 +18
36 J. Calderon | D. DeRozan | A. Gray | A. Johnson | J. Johnson 2012-02-10 TOR BOS W 15.6 +18
37 L. Aldridge | M. Camby | R. Felton | W. Matthews | G. Wallace 2012-01-27 POR PHO W 16.1 +18
38 J. Dudley | C. Frye | M. Gortat | G. Hill | S. Nash 2011-12-30 PHO @ NOH W 20.1 +18
39 J. Dudley | C. Frye | M. Gortat | G. Hill | S. Nash 2012-01-08 PHO MIL W 17.1 +18
40 O. Asik | L. Deng | T. Gibson | K. Korver | D. Rose 2012-01-03 CHI ATL W 18.4 +18
41 M. Daniels | K. Garnett | E. Moore | P. Pierce | C. Wilcox 2012-01-26 BOS @ ORL W 6.2 +18
42 E. Brand | J. Holiday | A. Iguodala | J. Meeks | T. Young 2012-01-07 PHI TOR W 6.5 +17
43 T. Allen | M. Conley | M. Gasol | R. Gay | S. Young 2012-01-03 MEM SAC W 12.0 +17
44 T. Chandler | J. Jeffries | J. Lin | S. Novak | J. Smith 2012-02-19 NYK DAL W 7.3 +17
45 J. Johnson | Z. Pachulia | V. Radmanovic | J. Smith | J. Teague 2012-01-12 ATL CHA W 20.5 +17
46 D. Cousins | T. Evans | I. Thomas | J. Thompson | M. Thornton 2012-02-14 SAC @ CHI L 8.7 +17
47 W. Ellington | K. Love | R. Rubio | A. Tolliver | D. Williams 2012-01-08 MIN @ WAS W 9.0 +17
48 A. Afflalo | D. Gallinari | N. Hilario | T. Lawson | A. Miller 2012-01-18 DEN @ PHI W 17.5 +17
49 R. Anderson | D. Howard | J. Nelson | J. Richardson | H. Turkoglu 2012-02-15 ORL PHI W 22.2 +17
50 S. Dalembert | K. Lowry | K. Martin | C. Parsons | L. Scola 2012-01-13 HOU SAC W 19.8 +17
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/24/2012.

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