Preventing Pts from and Scoring More Pts
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Basketball Statistics Referred Concepts: A Basketball Reflection about Preventing Points from and Scoring More Points

Basketball Statistics Analysis Referred Concepts
I just explained in one of my last expositions in eBA CLINICS ONLINE that... "... as far as you analyze one's basketball team defense, in addition to all the formulas we studied at the eBA Basketball Statistics Clinic, the principal question any statistician would have to ask is: what does the individual player do to prevent points from being scored ? and ...
what does he do to enable his team to score more points than the other team ? ..."

We can read at Detroit Free Press "... Teams that play faster squeeze more possessions into their 48 minutes, giving them more opportunities to score. But they give their opponents just as many opportunities to score. ..."

"... Playing more possessions – and thus, both scoring and allowing more points – has no real affect on the actual quality of a team’s offense and defense. ..."

"... So, although advanced statistics reveal that Phoenix’s defense was probably better than the credit it received then, they say the opposite about the current Pistons’ defense, which ranked 14th in points allowed per game and 22nd in defensive rating last year. ..."

"... Yes, offensive rating and points per game – or defensive rating and points allowed per game – usually go hand-in-hand. But, often enough, points per game and points allowed per game are misleading. ..."


Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams, right, fouls the jersey of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. The Lakers won 95-90 with D'Antoni's debut. Photograph by Jae C. Hong, Associated Press



Steals and defensive rebounds are distinctly important in that context, since each takes a possession away from the opponent. ......

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