Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

The Last Stand (Grizzlies-Spurs: A 30 to 16 to 1 Series Post Mortem)

April 30, 2011 by

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Half a league half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred: ‘Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns’ he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred….. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson For most of my adult life, […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/28/2011

April 29, 2011 by

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Three series ended today. Sadly I was a bit diverted today and only got to watch the last one. So far we’ve done 1st round post-mortems for: Knicks-Celtics Bulls-Pacers More are coming soon (Thunder-Nuggets is next) Here’s the closing numbers for the Hawk-Magic. Here’s the closing numbers for the Lakers-Hornets. Here’s the closing numbers for […]

A Series of Good Nights visualized

April 28, 2011 by

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I’m not above stealing a great idea. Or really adapting it to suit my own purposes. Credit where credit is due. I saw this great visualization this morning from DanielM at http://godismyjudgeok.com/DStats/. It’s a Wordle word cloud based on a players single game contribution based on his own system for player evaluation. It occurred to […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/27/2011

April 28, 2011 by

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Two series ended today. But first things first. Go here for the Bulls-Pacers post-mortem. Back already? Good, let’s get this started right. Here’s the closing numbers for the Heat-Sixers. Here’s the closing numbers for the Thunder-Nuggets. Full reviews coming soon. Intro & Background first. I’m going to be posting an advanced Box Score during the […]

Playoff Podcast

April 27, 2011 by

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Keeping with our fashion we recorded a Tuesday Podcast discussing the playoff action that has transpired and what we expect to happen. Enjoy! Super Stat Team Assemble! Arturo from Arturo’s Silly Little Stats Daniel Alvarez from Alvarez Films Dre Alvarez from Nerd Numbers Mosi Platt from the Miami Heat Index  You can enjoy this podcast at Super Stat Team […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/26/2011

April 27, 2011 by

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Yet another series ended today. Here’s the closing numbers for the Bulls-Pacers. Full review coming soon. Intro & Background first. I’m going to be posting an advanced Box Score during the playoffs It contains: Basic information: Player , Team, Game ID (Who,what and when) Classic Stats:Points ,Shots, Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds,Steals,Blocks, Assists (Because the classics […]

Knicks-Celtics: A 30 to 16 to 1 Series Post Mortem

April 26, 2011 by

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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. -Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942 Has it really almost been a year? The first post I ever wrote for the Wages of Win network (and in fact the first […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/25/2011

April 26, 2011 by

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Let’s start with an end and a beginning. Here’s the closing numbers for the Celtics-Knicks. I’m adding that for each series. Full review tomorrow of Celts-Knicks. Intro & Background first. I’m going to be posting an advanced Box Score during the playoffs It contains: Basic information: Player , Team, Game ID (Who,what and when) Classic […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/24/2011

April 25, 2011 by

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Short Post tonight. The games and the totals so far. I did fix all the the @$@% J.Smith issues (Josh,JR,Jason and Joe, I swear…) Intro & Background first. I’m going to be posting an advanced Box Score during the playoffs It contains: Basic information: Player , Team, Game ID (Who,what and when) Classic Stats:Points ,Shots, […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/23/2011 & Player Playoff Rankings thru now

April 24, 2011 by

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Hell of a playoffs so far. It’s had everything. Lots of goodies today. Intro & Background first. I’m going to be posting an advanced Box Score during the playoffs It contains: Basic information: Player , Team, Game ID (Who,what and when) Classic Stats:Points ,Shots, Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds,Steals,Blocks, Assists (Because the classics are classics for […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/22/2011

April 23, 2011 by

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Intro & Background first. I’m going to be posting an advanced Box Score during the playoffs It contains: Basic information: Player , Team, Game ID (Who,what and when) Classic Stats:Points ,Shots, Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds,Steals,Blocks, Assists (Because the classics are classics for a reason). Simple spins on classics: % of Team Minutes (player minutes as […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 4/21/2011

April 22, 2011 by

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Yesterday I debuted an advanced box score and it was good. It contains: Basic information: Player , Team, Game ID (Who,what and when) Classic Stats:Points ,Shots, Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds,Steals,Blocks, Assists (Because the classics are classics for a reason). Simple spins on classics: % of Team Minutes (player minutes as % of total minutes available), […]

#DeadBasketballPoetsSociety (The Scoring Efficiency Rankings for the 2010-11 Season)

April 22, 2011 by

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John Keating: There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for. -Dead Poets Society As I sit here watching the games and killing time waiting for the box scores to come up, as I often do when killing time I am reading my twitter […]

Deconstructing the Box Score take 1 (and tonight’s Games)

April 21, 2011 by

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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – Because I […]

Playoff Boxscores for 04/19/11

April 20, 2011 by

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Hey all. We got some more cool box scores for you to have fun with. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen your favorite playoff team up yet. I’m going to work my way thru all the series as they play each night and then start putting up some tabulated results later in the week. You’ll […]

Playoff Podcast

April 20, 2011 by

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So with the playoffs running full steam the Wages of Wins Network is trying to make sure you’re able to get as much content as possible. After all, what would the playoffs be without nerds talking stats? Thankfully the real fans showed up today to keep up in check. With that Super Stat Team Assemble! […]

Playoff BoxScores 04/18/2011

April 19, 2011 by

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Yep, you heard me. Real time boxscores. Yet another cool way we’re tooling up here at ASLS (A WOW blog). With bonus coverage even, Let’s start with: Heat-76ers Game 1 & 2: Not good for Philly. Not good at all. Bulls-Pacers Game 1 & 2: Rose is playing like a superstar in the playoffs so […]

Too Much Fun

April 18, 2011 by

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Alright guys, So we’ve given you two posts already devoted to Arturo’s new app (http://nerdnumbers.com/gadgets) but we couldn’t resist doing a third. Arturo is trapped behind a firewall where he can’t post and after some discussion of things you can do I’ve got a few more nice pictures for you. Arturo and I disagree on […]

MVP Race in a Picture

April 18, 2011 by

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Hey all, Nerd Numbers here. Maybe you noticed Arturo’s awesome new app he developed. In case you didn’t let me help you. That’s each player’s month by month WP48 looking at some popular MVP candidates. I think it’s a nice quick sum up of the Derrick Rose for MVP discussion. When it comes to fighting […]

Special Playoff Podcast: Best Opening Week Ever

April 18, 2011 by

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That my friends was an awesome weekend of playoff basketball. So awesome in fact that we have some bonus goodness for you. First a bonus playoff podcast. Super Stat Team Assemble! Arturo from Arturo’s Silly Little Stats Dre Alvarez from Nerd Numbers You can enjoy this bonus pod at Super Stat Team Podcast – 04/18/2011 […]

Visualizing Wins Produced By Month and Position for 2010-2011

April 17, 2011 by

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Hello all. Feel like wasting a few hours? As you know, I love infographs. I’ve been playing with making some interactive ones. And now I need some beta testers. http://nerdnumbers.com/gadgets Have fun. I apologize to your families in advance.

Stat Smackdown!

April 16, 2011 by

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In honor the playoffs the Wages of Wins Network has a podcast discussing the first round of the playoffs. Super Stat Team Assemble! Mosi Platt from Miami Heat Index Dre Alvarez from Nerd Numbers The podcast has two parts, one for each conference Super Stat Team Podcast – The Eastern Conference First Round Super Stat Team […]

The NBA Playoff Preview and the Picks (Part 2: Skin in the Game)

April 16, 2011 by

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Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next? -Richard Feynman Part 1 set all the preconditions. Now I get to read the tea leaves and make some picks. Win % at neutral sites are all based on Top 6. Let’s start with the […]

The NBA Playoff Preview and the Picks (Part 1: Just the Facts)

April 15, 2011 by

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I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. — Richard P. Feynman We’ve spent a lot of time together on this blog looking at what makes a team successful in the playoffs. We’ve seen some very interesting patterns. […]

Visual Aid

April 15, 2011 by

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Consider this your Pre-Playoff visual aid. The playoff preview and the picks are coming later.

The Seven Game Series: A Mathematical Primer

April 14, 2011 by

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The Playoffs are about to begin and so I thought it was appropriate to break out some nice topical mathematical models.     Previously, I wrote a series of pieces on how to build a probability model for a seven game playoff series using the Binomial theorem (see here, here and here). The basics of […]

Wednesday Podcast – The Playoffs!

April 13, 2011 by

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Super Stat Team Assemble! Arturo from Arturo’s Silly Little Stats Daniel Alvarez (The People’s Voice) from Site to be Revealed Later! Dre Alvarez from Nerd Numbers You can enjoy this week’s bite size morsel at Super Stat Team Podcast – 04/13/2011 If you’re interested in more you can also Try our RSS Feed Find us […]

The First Glimpse

April 12, 2011 by

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“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost The end is in sight and the long night might be ahead of us. But for a little longer we will rage against the light. […]

The NBA in 2009-2010 in Pictures and Tables

April 9, 2011 by

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There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. Douglas Adams Recently, I’ve been coming up with […]

Friday and the Next to Last Rankings

April 8, 2011 by

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It’s Friday, Friday Gotta get down on Friday Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend Friday, Friday Gettin’ down on Friday Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend -Rebeca Black It’s Friday and I’m chillin in my crib. Looking forward to the weekend. Word. Playing with my spreadsheet,yeah,yeah . Geeking, Geeking (Yeah) Refreshing, Refreshing (Yeah) Fun, […]

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