Posted by Mike Lynch on March 5, 2019
At Basketball-Reference, we have a box score for every game in NBA history. However, the depth of those box scores is variable. In the 1940s and 1950s, they're generally barebones (points and FG/FT made) and for the last 35 seasons or so they're complete. A little over three years we announced that we had added ~99% coverage for NBA box scores for the 1984-85 & 1983-84 seasons. At the time, we were missing some ancillary statistics in 28 games over those two seasons. We're happy to announce that we've whittled that down to seven games and each of those seven is in 1983-84, meaning 1984-85 is now 100% covered.
Here is a list of the seven games in 1983-84 for which we're still missing some details:
- Bulls at Jazz on November 23, 1983
- Bucks at Jazz on February 4, 1984
- Pacers at Bullets on February 4, 1984
- 76ers at Hawks on February 4, 1984
- Spurs at Sonics on March 16, 1984
- Celtics at Knicks on March 22, 1984
- Jazz at Suns on May 10, 1984
If you have details on any of these games, please let us know. You can see what details are missing by clicking the hyperlinks, but the only categories missing in any of them are Offensive Rebounds (x4), Turnovers (x3), Blocked Shots (x3), Steals (x3) and 3-pt FGA (x1).
Additionally, for better perspective on the completeness of various seasons in our database, please see our data coverage map here. As you can see, we have rebounds and assists for over 97% of player games in 1982-83 and are making progress on fleshing out older seasons on a daily basis.