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1984-85 NBA Box Scores

Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 18, 2012

As many of you know, about four months ago we announced that we had posted copies of every box score in NBA history. However, since these box scores were scans we could not create player game logs, compute player splits, etc. As we said in that post, it is our goal to one day have all of these games in a database-friendly format.

Well, I'm happy to announce that the work for the 1984-85 regular season has been completed. Please take some time to check out the box scores, player and team game logs, and player and team splits for the 1984-85 NBA season. Keep in mind that almost all of the scanned box scores are abbreviated (i.e., they only contain field goals, free throws, and points for the players), so there will be many missing values for each game.

5 Responses to “1984-85 NBA Box Scores”

  1. Bryson Says:

    When will you be adding these to the play index's?

  2. Sean Says:

    Justin, AWESOME job! I can't wait for more... (you ARE going to keep going, right?)...

  3. Jesse Says:

    Great! This is the best news of the week, i love looking through these old box scores. Can't wait to go back even further.

  4. Joe Kidd Says:

    ... great update, thanks. Is row summing for "splits" under consideration? To me, that's the missing piece right now, other than the eventual integration of more box scores.

  5. Ricky Says:

    There's gotta be some image recognition software out there that can just convert the table into an Excel file (or whatever database format you guys use). Then you could easily access it like your other box scores.