Archive for the ‘Carefoot’s Index’ Category

Shaquille O'Neal

Every Friday for the remainder of the NBA playoffs, I’m going to collect numbers that I think you might find interesting and post them without commentary. Inspired by the monthly “Harper’s Index” that Harper’s Magazine has published since 1984, these posts will hopefully enlighten, surprise, entertain and occasionally inflame you. When deemed necessary, I’ll include links to the source material. Note: One of the stats in each post might be made up — click on the source links to discover which one is fake.

- Out of 11 field goal attempts by the Miami Heat in the final seven minutes of Game Two of the 2010-11 NBA Finals, number of shots taken from 15 feet or more away from the basket: 10 1

- Out of nine games played on the road in the 2010-11 NBA Playoffs, the number of games where the Dallas Mavericks fell behind by at least 10 points before they came back to win the game: 4

- Since the NBA Finals went to a 2-3-2 format in 1985, the number of times a Finals series has been tied at 1-1 after two games: 11 2

- Number of times the winner of Game Three in those 11 series went on to win the championship: 11 2

- Number of games (out of 17) the Miami Heat have held their opponents to under 100 points in the 2010-11 playoffs: 16

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Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki in the 2006 NBA Finals

Every Friday for the remainder of the NBA playoffs, I’m going to collect numbers that I think you might find interesting and post them without commentary. Inspired by the monthly “Harper’s Index” that Harper’s Magazine has published since 1984, these posts will hopefully enlighten, surprise, entertain and occasionally inflame you. When deemed necessary, I’ll include links to the source material. Note: One of the stats in each post will be made up — click on the source links to discover which one is fake.

- Derrick Rose’s field goal percentage when he was defended by LeBron James during Bulls-Heat series in 2010-11 playoffs: 6.3 1

- Drop-off in Carlos Boozer’s points per game from 2010-11 regular season to 2010-11 playoffs: 7.2

- Drop-off in Chris Bosh’s points per game from 2010-11 regular season to 2010-11 playoffs: 0.1

- Increase in Dirk Nowitzki’s points per game from 2010-11 regular season to 2010-11 playoffs: 5.4

- Field goal percentage for Dirk Nowitzki in 63 minutes  while Chris Bosh was on the court in 2010-11 regular season: 34 2

- Field goal percentage for LeBron James in 72 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks in 2010-11 regular season: 31

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David Kahn

Every Friday for the remainder of the NBA playoffs, I’m going to collect numbers that I think you might find interesting and post them without commentary. Inspired by the monthly “Harper’s Index” that Harper’s Magazine has published since 1984, these posts will hopefully enlighten, surprise, entertain and occasionally inflame you. When deemed necessary, I’ll include links to the source material. Note: One of the stats in each post will be made up — click on the source links to discover which one is fake.

- Number of games in which a player scored 48 points or more in a playoff game since 1991: 21 1

- Number of field goal attempts it took Dirk Nowitzki to score 48 points on May 17, 2011: 15

- Number of field goal attempts it took Dirk Nowitzki to score 50 points on June 1, 2006: 26 2

- Third-fewest number of field goal attempts it took a player (Kobe Bryant) to score 48 or more points in a playoff game in past 20 years: 27 3

- Number of players to score 40 or more points in 15 or fewer field goal attempts in a playoff game since 1991: 2 4

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Chris Bosh and Kevin Garnett

Every Friday for the remainder of the NBA playoffs, I’m going to collect numbers that I think you might find interesting and post them without commentary. Inspired by the monthly “Harper’s Index” that Harper’s Magazine has published since 1984, these posts will hopefully enlighten, surprise, entertain and occasionally inflame you. When deemed necessary, I’ll include links to the source material. Note: One of the stats in each post will be made up — click on the source links to discover which one is fake.

- Number of minutes Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum played together for the Lakers in the 2010-11 regular season: 3 1

- Number of minutes that lineup played together for the Lakers in the 2011 playoffs: 25 2

- Net Rating (difference between points scored per 100 possessions and points allowed per 100 possessions) of that lineup in 2011 playoffs: -16.1 2

- Number of times 2010-11 Celtics lost in 22 regular season games when Shaquille O’Neal played at least 20 minutes: 3 3

- Rank of Jason Collins and Mike Bibby in the 2011 playoffs, respectively, in lowest Player Efficiency Rating (PER) in a playoff year since 1947 among players with at least 200 post-season minutes: 1st, 2nd 4

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Kobe Bryant

Every Friday for the remainder of the NBA playoffs, I’m going to collect numbers that I think you might find interesting and post them without commentary. Inspired by the monthly “Harper’s Index” that Harper’s Magazine has published since 1984, these posts will hopefully enlighten, surprise, entertain and occasionally inflame you. When deemed necessary, I’ll include links to the source material. Note: One of the stats in each post will be made up — click on the source links to discover which one is fake.

- Consecutive playoff game-tying/game-winning field goal attempts missed by Kobe Bryant in the last 10 seconds of regulation or overtime: 5 1

- Date of Kobe Bryant’s last playoff game-tying/game-winning field goal in the last 10 seconds of regulation or overtime: 4/30/06 2

- Playoff series the Boston Celtics have played in since Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined the team: 12

- Number of playoff series since then where the Celtics have fallen behind 2-0 in games: 1

- Combined free throw attempts by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in first two games of Heat-Celtics series: 52

- Combined free throw attempts by entire Celtics roster in first two games of Heat-Celtics series: 40

- Consecutive losses by Dwyane Wade in Boston, including regular season and playoffs: 10 3

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