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Basketball-Reference Adds Round/Game Info to Playoff Game Play Index Searches

Posted by Alex Bonilla on May 1, 2019

Basketball-Reference's Play Index set of tools includes a Player Game Finder that can do both regular season and playoff searches for single and combined game lines that meet certain criteria. For single-game playoff searches, we have now added round and series game number to the information displayed for each entry.

As an example of a search that now includes this information, let's say you want to browse all 50-point games in playoff history. Now you can more quickly spot that Michael Jordan's record 63-point game came in Game 2 of a first round series, while Elgin Baylor's 61-point game happened in Game 5 of the 1962 NBA Finals. Also, it's more apparent that no one's ever scored 50 points in a Game 7, although Kevin Durant this playoffs became the 4th player to have a Game 6 50-point game.

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