Nets 113, Mavericks 96: Shot Charts, Mark Cuban’s Struggle Face, & Takeaways

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Check out the advanced box score from last night’s 113-96 Nets victory over the Mavericks here. A few takeaways from last night’s game: First and foremost: Check out these two shot charts. Pretty similar, right? The first is Lopez’s shot chart in his game last season in Dallas, when he put up 38 points in […]

Lakers 92, Nets 83: Advanced Box & Reaction

Check out the advanced box score from last night’s 92-83 Lakers upset over the Brooklyn Nets here. Some brief takeaways: Kobe Bryant had the lowest points produced of any professional basketball player that plays for the Lakers (Chris Duhon doesn’t count), and was without question the catalyst for their victory. That’s Kobe Bryant in a […]

In Defense of Math and Brook Lopez

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I’ll admit I was once a non-believer. A little less than a decade ago after reading Michael Lewis’ Moneyball and watching the 2003 Boston Red Sox –- with noted statistician Bill James as part of their front office team -– collapse in the playoffs against the New York Yankees, I questioned why there was a […]