Advanced Playoff Box Scores for 5/7/2011

Posted on 05/08/2011 by


It was all about playoff mettle tonight.

Quick reminder before we get to that, Cool stuff is up:

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 % of total minutes available), Position (average player position)
    • Possesion and Play stats:
      • Offensive Plays : Field Goal attempts + .434 Free Throw Attempts + Turnovers
      • Usage of Offensive Plays : % of Offensive plays used by player when in the game
    • All the classic Offensive Efficiency stats (and some slightly modded ones):
      • Effective Field Goal %=(FG + 0.5 * 3P) / FGA
      • True Shooting %=Pts / (2 * (FGA + 0.44 * FTA)
      • Points per Shot = Pts/FGA
      • Points per Offensive Play= Pts/Offensive Plays
    • Do it Yourself Offensive Point Margin Stats:
      • Offensive Point Margin: this is the marginal value created by the player per offensive play spent. The calculation is:
        • OPM = (Points per Play for Player- Avg Points per play for Player for League)*Offensive Plays for Player
      • Defensive Point Margin: this is the marginal value surrendered by the player per offensive play spent. The calculation is:
          • DPM = (Points per Play for Opponent- Avg Points per play for Player for League)*Offensive Plays for Opponent. I’m doing this one by position averages per game.
      • Combined Margin: this is just OPM-DPM
      • Rebounding Rates: % of Rebounds on Offense, % of Rebounds on Defense.
      • The Classic Wins Produced stats (explained here) and my own opponent adjusted Wins Produced Stats (explained here). The difference? Classic assumes the opposing player is average. Opponent adjusted goes out and checks by position.

Parking Lot items :

  1. Do DPM based on average points per play for opponent.
  2. Add other advanced metricss (PER,Win Shares,EZPM, etc.)

Remember kids, my tastes are reflected in this (and they may not line up with yours).

I encourage you to comment and make suggestions as the eventual goal is to build an automatic version of this.

The raw data is here as a google doc (it’s updated)

And now the games for tonight.

Thunder-Grizz Game 3

My tweets for this game:

3rd Quarter: This game will be tied at some point in 4th. Wake me up when we get there.
4th Quarter:
  1. Called it an hour ago
  2. KD should be getting the touch on every OKC possesion. Russ won’t do it? Sit his ass down.
Start of OT:
This feels over. 2-1 Grizz
I again felt the Grizzlies played like the better team. They made dumb plays across the board and still hung around and won it. Zach got it done again this time with an assist from O.J Mayo. Russell Westbrook murdered the Thunder. Let’s have J.O. Applegate explain it in a strip:

Celtics-Heat Game 3

Where’s that sweep Heat fans where crowing about? KG wasn’t having it and neither was Pierce (who got it done on both ends). Rondo played well for a one armed bandit. Chalmers and Anthony where impressive for the Heat.

Welcome to the Playoffs

As a bonus for today, Heres the consolidated individual numbers for the playoffs so far:

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