Detroit @ Boston, Game 2 by the numbers


Interesting ‘Game Stats’ from the Pistons’
victory last night, on the road, against the Celtics …

 

Det 103, BOS 97 Recap
Boxscore

Full Play-By-Play

 

Category

Detroit

BOSTON

Points Scored (PS)

103

97

PS Per Quarter (Difference)

1) 18 (-2)

2) 32 (+9)

3) 28 (+2)

4) 25 (-3)

1) 20

2) 23

3) 26

4) 28

Possessions

94

98

Possessions Per Quarter (Difference)

1) 23 (+1)

2) 21 (-9)

3) 25 (0)

4) 25 (+4)

1) 22 (-1)

2) 30 (+9)

3) 25 (0)

4) 21 (-4)

Points Scored Per Possession (PSPP)

1.10

0.99

PSPP Per Quarter

1) 0.78

2) 1.52

3) 1.12

4) 1.00

1) 0.91

2) 0.77

3) 1.04

4) 1.33

Field Goals Made (FGM) – Field Goal Attempts (FGA) [FG%]

35-71 [49.3]

35-72 [48.6]

FGM – FGA [FG%] Per Quarter

1) 6-16 [37.5]

2) 11-17 [64.7]

3) 7-17 [41.1]

4) 11-21 [52.4]

1) 7-15 [46.7]

2) 6-18 [33.3]

3) 9-18 [50.0]

4) 13-21 [61.9]

FGM Per Possession Per Quarter

1) 0.26

2) 0.52

3) 0.28

4) 0.44

1) 0.32

2) 0.20

3) 0.36

4) 0.62

Free Throws Made (FTM) – Free Throw Attempts (FTA) [FT%]

28 – 32 [87.5]

 

22 – 25 [88.0]

 

FTM – FTA Per Quarter (First – Last)

1) 6–7 (11:37-1:45)

2) 9–10 (9:01-2:33)

3) 10–11 (4:37-0:40)

4) 3–4 (0:10-0:01)

1) 5–5 (9:46-0:18 )

2) 10–12 (8:16-0:04)

3) 7–8 (8:05-0:26)

4) 0–0

FTM Per Possession  Per Quarter

1) 0.26

2) 0.43

3) 0.40

4) 0.12

1) 0.23

2) 0.33

3) 0.28

4) 0.00

Rebounds

31

38

Rebounds Per Quarter (Off + Pts)

1) 5 (0 + 0)

2) 7 (0 + 0)

3) 10 (3 + 2)

4) 9 (4 + 4)

1) 9 (2 + 2)

2) 12 (5 + 4)

3) 9 (3 + 4)

4) 8 (2 + 4)

Turnovers

11

13

Turnovers Per Quarter (First-Last)

1) 5 (10:06-0:30)

2) 1 (8:18)

3) 3 (10:08-7:47)

4) 2 (11:46-5:53)

1) 5 (11:14-0:54)

2) 5 (11:10-4:00)

3) 3 (3:45-0:40)

4) 0

Turnovers Per Possession Per Quarter

1) 0.22

2) 0.05

3) 0.12

4) 0.08

1) 0.23

2) 0.17

3) 0.12

4) 0.00

 

Interpret at your leisure … especially the Sabermetricians amongst you.

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10 Responses to “Detroit @ Boston, Game 2 by the numbers”

  1. Detroit @ Boston, Game 2 by the numbers | General | Sports Blogging-Wordpress and our take on the G’s-gambling, gaming, girls, guys, governments, golf and more Says:

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  2. fluxland Says:

    Soo… the Pistons were much more efficient then the Celtics and the 2nd q was key?

  3. fluxland Says:

    WOHA!!! Check out the props here:

    http://www.laballtalk.com/2008/05/22/lakers-come-back-from-20-down-lead-1-0/

    You da man! 😉

  4. fluxland Says:

    Also, how the Celtics not attempt a FT the whole 4thq? Am I reading that right?

  5. khandor Says:

    Flux,

    Your eyes still 20-20 … and are wide open. 🙂

    In your journeys round the net today, heard/read anybody else mention that little fact in any of their post-game analysis from last night’s contest?

    Heard anybody else mention the disparity between what the Pistons did on the Offensive glass during the 3rd & 4th quarters in comparison to what they did in the 1st & 2nd?

    Heard anybody else talk about how important it was to what the Pistons were doing in the 3rd & 4th quarters that they turned their 1st half ‘Rebounding Differential’ deficit from a -9 at the break (+7 pts on the scoreboard) into a +1 in the 3rd quarter (+2 pts in these 12 minutes) and a +1 in the 4th Q (-3 pts in the final frame); while breaking even with the Celtics in the 3rd Q, in terms of actual possession #’s (25-25) and out-possessioning them in the 4th Q (25-21), as the C’s were staging their futile comeback?

    I participated in a Live Blogging Event last night hosted by the ‘Ball Don’t Lie’ Crew … and was once again intrigued to see (and read) what some reputed basketball ‘experts’ think they understand about the NBA, and how reliant some folks are on the ‘number crunching’ spit out by the good people responsible for web sites like this one …

    http://sonicscentral.com/apbrmetrics/index.php

    the grand-daddy of new-age basketball analysis.

    If you’ve got the time … have a look around and hit me back with your feedback.

    As you know (already), I’m always interested in hearing what others have to say about the game and how it is they think it works.

    Will be on the Live Blogging Event tonight being hosted by our friend at http://LABalltalk.com who did such a good job on Wednesday night with Game 1 of the LA/SA series.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to stop by, and do what you do. 🙂

    Rebounding.
    Free throws.
    Turnovers.
    Making BIG shots … on FULCHRUM possessions.

    Individual player match-ups.
    Coaching decisions.

    It’s a simple/complex game that not many really do understand.

    Keep on truck’n. 🙂

  6. fluxland Says:

    Hi Khandor!

    Actually most of the the blogs were talking about the offensive output and display in the 4th quarter.

    I did notice the rebounding differential, or more accurately the “flip” they pulled on them in the 3. Rebounding is ESSENTIAL. “I pitty the fool that fails to recognize this!” (I remember on Arses blog this being downplayed as key to the Raps Magic series.. like HUUUHH?)

    Another thing that stands out is Boston has +4 TOs in the 2nd and Pistons being -9 on posessions…I mean… how DO you spell efficient .. that 2nd q was the smackety smack smack down in every faucet of the game by the Pistons.

    I was there on Ball Don’t Lie! as onekingdown… (feel like I’m stalking you yet?.. lol) I think that place is more focused on the entertainment factor then the actual intricacies of the game… you know what I mean. You, Sir, cannot be appreciated everywhere.. but that depends on what you bring to the table from night to night.

    That site looks great.. but you know me.. I only read into stats so much. I don’t dismiss them by any means, they are great to tell you details of the story after the fact – yet “useless” in predicting the future. For a fan anyway. They def. are invaluable to the coaching staff in preparation for the battle. I guess you could say I am still learning the balance of them and other unmeasurable aspect to the game and their effect on the game.

    Like, you look at KG and his stats and would think this is someone who should dominate the game and wonder how any of his teams could ever be beat… yet he fades in the 4th.. making him, in my eyes, dare I say.. useless? Or he chokes on FTs early in the game. That drives me crazy.
    I cannot understand people that tell me the game is decided in the 4thq and they can just wait until then to watch. Umm.. NO! Everything, for the most part is decided in the the 1st or 2nd. I cannot stand missing the 1st few minutes of a game. They are KEY to me. K… I’m rambling now…

    Of course I will be there at Balltalk to throwdown whatever it is I bring to the table.

    Also, the one thing that bothers me my knowledge of actual plays is weak. I know what zone and single coverage is…I know what a pick and roll is. How do I learn more of what Princeton, UCLA offenses are and how they work. I swear I feel like a dummy watching sometimes. I need to make this next step.. HHHHEEEEEEELLLLLLPPPPP!!!! 🙂

  7. khandor Says:

    Flux,

    You familiar with ‘Aladdin’s Magic Lamp’?

    Puufff!

    1) http://www.lesspub.com/cgi-bin/site.pl?wh/index

    2) http://coachingbetterbball.blogspot.com/

    3) http://www.hoopsplaybook.ca/horns.htm

    🙂

  8. fluxland Says:

    GOLD JERRY! GOLD!

    Thank you, Genie. 😉

  9. khandor Says:

    As with most things in Life …

    ————————————————————
    re: Actually most of the the blogs were talking about the offensive output and display in the 4th quarter.
    ————————————————————

    it’s when almost everybody is telling you to turn right at the fork in the road, up ahead … that the wise man KNOWS … from head-to-toe and to the bottom of his soul … that the Correct Way for him … is to turn LEFT, instead.

    Kelly Dwyer (Ball Don’t Lie) tried to tell others (and me) last night that THE reason he is right about the veracity of ‘Points Scored Per 100 Possessions’ (PSPHP), as a legitimate indicator of Offensive Team Efficiency and Determinant of Winning & Losing Teams in the NBA Playoffs … is because

    ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE IN THE BASKETBALL BLOGOSPHERE happens to think that this is so.

    To which I simply say:

    Mr. Dwyer … please continue turning Right, when you take the fork in the road … the company & the reward in Life I much prefer when, ‘I take the road less travelled’.

    What time is it?

    GAMETIME!

  10. fluxland Says:

    Yeah…the wise men are few, the sheep a many!

    I have to look into this PSPHP. New to me. And his argument about its legitimacy is…. asinine?

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