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The Last Act: Round 3 Wrap-Up and Finals picks by the numbers

May 31, 2011 by


“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Winston Churchill 11-3 thru 14 series. Let’s get the post-mortems out of the way and make that pick. Background first: It’s about to get math intensive here so if it’s your […]

2011 Playoffs in Numbers and Graphs

May 29, 2011 by


Bored silly today. Don’t quite feel like writing the Finals preview as of yet. I need to let it sort itself out organically in my head. Instead I decided to illustrate the hell out of these playoffs. Because information is beautiful. The Rundown Let’s start with a quick roundown of the stats we are going […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 5/26/2011

May 28, 2011 by


“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?” -Adam Smith This one needs some theme music. I feel a debt was owed. Let’s pay this baby off, my word after all is my bond. 16 Teams, 30 Nights and a fantastic […]

Champions and Contenders revisited

May 27, 2011 by


You have to trust the research. A while back I looked at  Championships Produced and it was cool. The concept was that winning the championship is about winning in the playoffs. A team needs 16 wins in the playoff to win it all now (and 12 or 15 at different times in the past). Year […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 5/25/2011

May 26, 2011 by


I pretty much told you so. OKC was not coming back from the Game 5 Collapse. Particularly when Dirk Nowitski has officially become the third player in my lifetime who I’m stunned when he misses in the last 5 minutes of a game (Bird, Jordan and now Dirk). Let’s start with the series wrap first: […]

Wages of Wins Podcast: Love and Basketball

May 25, 2011 by


Another week and another podcast. You can find us in one of several ways Super Stat Team Podcast – 05/25/2011 – Direct Download Our RSS Feed Find us in iTunes Below are some extra notes to help you enjoy the podcast even more (as if that were possible!) Super Stat Team Assemble Andres Alvarez of Nerd Numbers Arturo […]

Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 5/24/2011

May 25, 2011 by


For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost; For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. –Proverb […]