Stats Orgy

NBA schedule offers up March Madness-style finish

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The West's playoff chase is down to three teams for two spots, and as luck would have it, the NBA schedule pits them all against each other.

Is D'Antoni winning with defense?

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D'Antoni has long been criticized for not focusing on defense, but this Lakers team is .500 because of it. The defense has been far better than people give it credit for.

We Measure Team Defense Wrong

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We measure team defense incorrectly. This often assigns the blame for a poor defense at the feet of the wrong culprit. A better defensive metric could change the way we view the Lakers defense last...

Earl Clark looks to be the odd man out

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Gasol's return means someone's minutes will be cut. It looks like Earl Clark will be the victim. With one subtle change in his game, he could warrant a return back into the rotation.

Lakers-Thunder Preview: Same Speed, More Weapons

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The Lakers just got done with a grueling battle against the fast and hard working Nuggets. Now they're facing off against a team just as fast and hard working that is armed with even more talent....

Lakers Trends - The Regular Season Ends

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The Lakers' season is coming to a close with only a pre-playoff scrimmage against the Sacramento Kings left on the schedule. As the schedule winds down, so does this Lakers Trends series. This...

Lakers Trends - A New Identity

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It's been a couple of weeks since we've updated the Lakers Trends post and there have been some major changes in the trends. The Lakers have now played 15 games with Ramon Sessions sporting purple...

The Lakers Aren't Special: Everybody Loses Big Leads

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After crunching the numbers, it turns out the Lakers are not alone in giving up a lot of big leads. Just about every team is guilty of it quite often.

Lakers Trends - Sessions Improves Offense, Defense Disappears

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The Lakers remind me of my two-year-old son and an ice cream sundae. An ice cream sundae begins with two big scoops of ice cream as the foundation (Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum) covered with some...

Lakers Trends - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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What direction are the Lakers headed? Check out our latest in Lakers Trends

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Lakers Trends - Small Bump in the Road

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Lakers got off to a rough start this week with two bad losses but rebounded with two close wins. Are the Lakers still headed in the right direction? Check out the latest Lakers Trends.

Lakers Trends - Heading In The Right Direction

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The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be heading in the right direction in the win column. Are their statistical trends doing the same?

Lakers Trends - At The Halfway Point

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Lakers are about to begin the second half of the season, which direction are they heading?

Lakers Trends - Going Well, Then Last Night Happened

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The Lakers played three games since last week's edition of Lakers Trends in which I claimed the team had firmly established their identity as a mediocre team. This week they seemed determine to...

Lakers Trends - Identity Now Fully Established

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They are who we thought they were. The Lakers Trends show they have established their identity as nothing more than an average team.

Lakers Trends - Moving in the Right Direction, Barely

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After another up and down week in which the Lakers went 2-2, are they headed in the right or wrong direction? We look to answer than in this week's Lakers Trends

Lakers Trends - What Happened to the Rebounding?

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Lakers rediscover shooting touch, only to see rebounding prowess vanish. What does that mean for the direction of the team? Check out this week's trends.

Lakers Trends - Oh How the Mighty have Fallen

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To say the Lakers are going through a rough patch is an understatement. They have been awful. But is the offense really to blame? Check out the latest Lakers Trends

Lakers Trends - Kobe Goes Mamba, Fatigue Sets In

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What did Kobe's 40pt streak and last night's ugly win do for the Lakers statistically? Check it the latest installment of Lakers Trends

Introducing Lakers Trends

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Want to know which direction your Lakers are headed? Then this is the place to be. We now present our new "Lakers Trends" series. Each week we will update the following information to provide our...

All-Time Playoff Records in Striking Distance of the Black Mamba

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A look at the all-time playoff records in striking distance of Kobe Bryant.

No good comes from analyzing Kobe Bryant's assists

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Laker fans often believe that stats underrate Kobe Bryant. Yesterday's game might be an example of stats overrating him, and it led SSR down a path of analyzing the specific meaning of one...

Where black holes meet geometry: Kobe Bryant and the next evolution of passing statistics

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In an attempt to validate or disprove the concept that Kobe Bryant is a black hole, Silver Screen and Roll tries to take passing statistics to the next level.

Breaking Down Lamar Odom's Shot Attempts

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Breaking Down Lamar Odom's Shot Attempts

The Lakers Have a Weird Streak Going

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The Lakers have played 88 straight regular-season and playoff games without an overtime period. We try to figure out how strange this is.

The curious case of the Lakers 3 point defense

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The Lakers 3 point defense has been feast or famine this season, with nothing in between.

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