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Added Box Scores Back to NBA/ABA Merger

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 4, 2013

A little over a year 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.

On that note, I'm happy to announce that the work for the 1976-77 to 1979-80 seasons 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 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, and 1979-80 NBA seasons. 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.

3 Responses to “Added Box Scores Back to NBA/ABA Merger”

  1. James Says:

    Slightly OT, recently acquired play by play data from 1997-2000. Do you think that B-R will ever get ahold of that data? The data is interesting, but's interface is clunky and the presentation here on B-R is much better.

  2. Justin Kubatko Says:

    @James: At this time it doesn't look likely, but you never know.

  3. Observer Says:

    Apparently, got a hold of B-R's box scores...