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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Just 2 other players this year have (strictly by their shooting) raised their team TS% by half as much as Curry has.

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TS+     raisers         tm   Pts/G   TS%
.025   Stephen Curry    GSW   30.5   .678
.018   Kevin Durant     Okl   28.1   .636
.015   James Harden     Hou   29.0   .598
.011   J.J. Redick      LAC   16.5   .626
.010   Kawhi Leonard    SAS   20.8   .622

.009 Karl-Anthony Towns Min   17.6   .593
.009   Kyle Lowry       Tor   21.6   .594
.009   Jimmy Butler     Chi   22.4   .572
.009   Hassan Whiteside Mia   13.2   .621
.008   Lou Williams     LAL   15.3   .576

.008   Danilo Gallinari Den   19.5   .582
.007   Brook Lopez      Brk   20.5   .558
.007   Evan Fournier    Orl   14.2   .576
.007   Paul George      Ind   23.7   .559
.006   Isaiah Thomas    Bos   21.8   .561


TS+      beaters        tm   Pts/G   TS% 
-.014   Emmanuel Mudiay Den   11.7   .415
-.009   Kobe Bryant     LAL   16.7   .458
-.008   Dion Waiters    Okl    9.6   .487
-.007   John Wall       Was   20.0   .513
-.007 Marreese Speights GSW    6.5   .474

-.007   Ish Smith       Phl   15.3   .451
-.006   Derrick Rose    Chi   16.5   .480
-.006   Norris Cole     NOP   10.3   .463
-.006   Jared Sullinger Bos   10.3   .478
-.006   Elfrid Payton   Orl   10.8   .479
Just a handful of players have beaten down their team's TS% by their shooting alone, even half as much as Mudiay has.
Surprised to see go-to man Wall near the bottom in this relationship. The Wiz other than Wall are shooting .548

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TSA/G   Wizards   TS%
19.5   Wall      .513
16.3   Beal      .548
11.7   Gortat    .579
10.4   Porter    .549
8.7    Sessions  .568
8.7    Neal      .558
7.6    Nene`     .557
7.5    Temple    .495
7.1    Dudley    .616

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Re: Trivia

Post by Crow » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:52 pm

BPM estimates 80% of guys who play at least some center and over 250 minutes this season as negative on OBPM. For PGs it is about 50%.

Lillard's RPM estimate this season without Aldridge is only half as positive as last season with him. 12th rated PG this season.

Amongst the very top on RPM, Westbrook, Leonard, Green and Jordan improved by nearly 2 pts on RPM estimate this season over last, Lowry 3.5. Rubio up by 2. Harden down almost 3, Middleton down about 2.5, Tony Allen down 3, Klay Thompson down by almost 2. Danny Green down almost 4.

DeRozan up almost one to the whopping +0.73. Oladipo up about 2.5 to 2.23. Jeremy Lamb up 3. Bazemore up 3. Jeff Green up by more than 2 pts. Harrison Barnes up almost 2. Marvin Williams up 2.5. Dirk up 1.5. Kanter up slightly to -2.38 and 66th place amongst centers.

Wiggins down a tick to -1.71. Belinelli down almost 3 to almost -6. Who needs advanced stats, eh Vlade? Derrick Rose down about 6 to -5 estimate. Self-described "hardest worker on team" Staukas down more than another point to almost -6.

Anthony Davis down 5.5 to +2.74.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:21 am

According to this page, there have been 86 teams that went all season with just one overtime game. None are shown with zero OT games.
http://bkref.com/tiny/LPrR1
Sort by Season and note the Suns this year are among those 86 with just 1 OT (so far)

According to this page, the Spurs have not had an OT in 76 games this year:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/tea ... 6/gamelog/
OT would appear next to the W or L
They're averaging 240.0 player mpg.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:32 pm

Noticing Andre Drummond is 6/24 from the FT line thru 3 games; wonder if that's the worst FT% on as many attempts in a playoff run.
The most FTA in a postseason is 296 by Shaq in 2000; so he starts the list of most/worst:

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player     yr   tm    FTA   FT%
Shaq      2000  LAL   296  .456
Shaq      2004  LAL   254  .429
Wilt      1970  LAL   202  .406
Shaq      2006  Mia   182  .374
Wallace   2006  Det    66  .273
Drummond  2016  Det *  24  .250
G Wiley   1963  LAL    15  .133
Ostertag  2002  Uta    10  .100
A McGuire 1953  NYK     7  .000
Al McGuire was a bricklayer. Career 55% FT

Shaq also heads the most/best list:

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player    yr   tm    FTA   FT%
Shaq     2000  LAL   296  .456
Shaq     1995  Orl   261  .571
Wade     2006  Mia   250  .808
Dirk     2006  Dal   229  .895
Bird     1987  Bos   193  .912
Dirk     2011  Dal   186  .941
Sharman  1957  Bos    64  .953
Peja     2001  Sac    62  .968
Sikma    1987  Mil    49  .980
Kiki     1986  Por    32  1.00
I think Dirk'11 is most impressive.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:16 pm

Here's most/best/worst FT shooting for this year's playoffs (not including today).
The lists are combined here. Paul George has the most FTA; those above him are shooting better on fewer FTA; those below him are worst with as many attempts.

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FT         tm   FTA   FT%
K Walker   Cha   17  1.00
M Morris   Det   18  .944
George     Ind   36  .917
DeAndre    LAC   34  .353
Drummond   Det   24  .250
4 guys            2  .000
Nobody has attempted more than 2 FT without making at least one.
Nobody has more than 3 FGA without making one:

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FGA        tm   FGA  eFG%
Bullock    Det    6  1.00
Martin     SAS   10  .900
S Johnson  Det   15  .833
Ibaka      OKC   35  .829
Deng       Mia   36  .792
Kanter     OKC   37  .743
Leonard    SAS   45  .611
Irving     Cle   62  .565
George     Ind   72  .500
Durant     OKC   93  .387
DeRozan    Tor   71  .296
Crowder    Bos   36  .236
Crabbe     Por   12  .167
Brewer     Hou    9  .111
4 guys            3  .000

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Mon May 09, 2016 6:12 pm

Best playoffs of 7 games or fewer. Since 1974, ranked by Win Shares.

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7 games         yr    tm    Pts   Reb   Ast   TS%   PER    BPM    WS
Paul Pierce    2005  Bos   22.9   7.7   4.6  .651   27.5  10.5   1.7
Paul George    2016  Ind   27.3   7.6   4.3  .632   27.8  10.3   1.6
Elvin Hayes    1974  Was   25.9  15.9   3.0  .562   24.9   7.2   1.6
Bob Lanier     1974  Det   26.3  15.3   3.0  .545   25.2   6.5   1.5
Marques Johnson '81  Mil   24.7   9.4   4.9  .580   27.7  11.0   1.4

6 games         yr    tm    Pts   Reb   Ast   TS%   PER    BPM    WS
Dirk Nowitzki  2010  Dal   26.7   8.2   3.0  .643   28.3   8.2   1.4
Gilbert Arenas 2006  Was   34.0   5.5   5.3  .597   26.4   7.4   1.3
Dwight Howard  2011  Orl   27.0  15.5    .5  .677   26.1   1.5   1.3
Chris Paul     2011  NOH   22.0   6.7  11.5  .670   28.9  10.4   1.3
George Gervin  1978  SAS   33.2   5.7   3.2  .597   29.4   5.3   1.2

5 games         yr    tm    Pts   Reb   Ast   TS%   PER    BPM    WS
Dirk Nowitzki  2004  Dal   26.6  11.8   1.4  .561   27.5   5.9   1.3
Derrick Coleman '93  NJN   26.8  13.4   4.6  .610   25.6   9.7   1.2
Penny Hardaway 1997  Orl   31.0   6.0   3.4  .575   29.9  11.5   1.1
Alex English   1984  Den   29.0   8.0   5.6  .634   25.7   6.0   1.0
Dwyane Wade    2010  Mia   33.2   5.6   6.8  .650   29.4  13.7   1.0

4 games          yr   tm    Pts   Reb   Ast   TS%   PER    BPM    WS
Hakeem Olajuwon '88  Hou   37.5  16.8   1.8  .641   39.0  12.0   1.3
Kevin Garnett  2001  Min   21.0  12.0   4.3  .569   24.9   9.4    .9
Shawn Kemp     1995  Sea   24.8  12.0   2.8  .667   26.6   8.7    .9
Chris Paul     2016  LAC   23.8   4.0   7.3  .575   33.6  14.2    .9
Steve Smith    1998  Atl   24.8   2.8   2.3  .660   24.2   6.7    .9
Before last night, Paul George still led all players in WS this year.
Chris Paul went about 3.7 games, but these are per game averages.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Tue May 10, 2016 11:31 am

Before last night, just one player had scored 40 in a playoff game, while not starting the game. Since 1984.
In 2003, Nick van Exel did it. For Dallas, in a 2 OT win over the Kings. It was the game after the one in which Webber blew his knee.

Which game was better?

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player     date    min  FGA  FTA  Pts  Rb  As  TO  GmSc
Van Exel  5-10-03   48   26   7   40   7   7   1   32.8
Curry     5-09-16   37   32   3   40   9   8   4   27.9
http://bkref.com/tiny/wUxBE
Curry needed more shots, but fewer minutes; and more turnovers.

D Wade has scored 242 points in 11 games this postseason.
Coming in, he ranked 18th all-time in playoff scoring; he's now 13th, having passed these guys:

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PO Pts
3897   Bird
3870*  Parker
3776   Havlicek
3755   Olajuwon
3723*  Wade
3701   Magic
3663   Nowitzki
3642   Pippen
3623   Baylor
3607   Wilt
At 22 ppg, he would pass Hakeem within 2 games, Hondo in 3; Bird (#9) would take 8 or so.
Among guards, only 5 have more playoff rebounds: Magic, Jordan, Kobe, Kidd, Drexler.
None have as many blocks: 162 (Jordan 158)

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Fri May 13, 2016 11:48 am

Russell Westbrook averaged 25.2 pts and 10.5 ast vs the Spurs in round 2. How rare is this?
b-r.com's Player Game Finder just gives us totals. Here are players, since 1984, with 150+ points and 60+ assists in a 2nd round series:

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. player         yr    G    Pts   Reb    Ast   Stl   Blk   T     GmSc
Isiah Thomas    1985   6   25.5   6.0   10.8   2.3   .5   45.2   22.8
Dennis Johnson  1987   7   22.1   4.7    9.9    .6   .3   37.6   19.1
Magic Johnson   1990   5   30.2   5.8   12.2   1.2   .0   49.4   26.7
Kevin Johnson   1994   7   26.6   3.6    9.7   1.1   .1   41.1   20.2
Kevin Johnson   1995   7   27.9   4.4    9.4    .9   .6   43.1   24.0

Steve Nash      2005   6   30.3   6.5   12.0   1.0   .3   50.2   25.4
Chris Paul      2008   7   23.7   4.4   10.7   2.6   .0   41.4   22.1
Russell Westbrook 16   6   25.2   6.5   10.5   2.0   .2   44.3   18.8
http://bkref.com/tiny/hP8FD
Of course, others may have gotten 25-10 avg in shorter series.

In conference finals, we have just Isiah '87 hitting 150-60; but in 7 games, he misses both per-game marks.
In the NBA Finals, Magic did it that same year: 6 games, avg 'd 26-8-13
Deron Williams 2010 is the only player to avg 25-10 in round 1, for 6 or 7 G, since '84 at least.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Wed May 18, 2016 1:44 am

Since the keeping of minutes (1952-), just 20 players have averaged .150 Win Shares per playoff game.

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player     G    Min   ws/48   WS    WS/G
Russell  165   7497   .178   27.8   .168
Wilt     160   7559   .200   31.5   .197
West     153   6321   .203   26.7   .175
Oscar     86   3673   .178   13.6   .158
Frazier   93   3953   .193   15.9   .171

Kareem   237   8851   .193   35.6   .150
Bird     164   6886   .173   24.8   .151
Magic    190   7538   .208   32.7   .172
Jordan   179   7474   .255   39.7   .222
Barkley  123   4849   .193   19.5   .159
Olajuwon 145   5749   .189   22.6   .156

player     G    Min   ws/48   WS    WS/G
Duncan   251   9370   .194   37.9   .151
LeBron   186   7871   .233   38.2   .205
Nowitzki 145   5895   .188   23.1   .159
Durant    85   3572   .178   13.2   .156
Paul      69   2626   .206   11.3   .163

Curry     45   1770   .189    7.0   .155
Irving    21    755   .223    3.5   .167
Whiteside 10    291   .275    1.7   .167
A Davis    4    172   .184    .66   .165
http://bkref.com/tiny/DuimN
After the class of '84, a long while until Duncan, Dirk etc.
In the .140-.150 range: Shaq, Billups, Robinson, Schayes, Moses, Brook Lopez, and Steve Francis (5 G).

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sun May 22, 2016 2:01 pm

A couple of days ago, I saw an article noting that Kyle Lowry had the worst FG% of any player in a postseason (w >200 FGA) in 50 years. Looked it up, and it was so.
Also spotted DeMar DeRozan among the 'elites' in that category.
http://bkref.com/tiny/RubmS

Sorting by eFG% Lowry moved up to several spots above the bottom. DeRozan moved closer to the bottom.
Sorting by TS%, Lowry was in the 20's, DD still near ground zero.

Now, after a good performance by both guys, it looks like this: Lowry 4th-worst, DeRozan 10th. Still pretty alarming to have your 2 backcourt guys in an alltime bottom 10.
This year's Damian Lillard FG% was .368 -- 5th worst since 1967.

Switch to the more appropriate eFG%, and DeRozan sinks to 5th -- he's 4/24 from the arc. Lowry roars to 39th above the bottom.
By TS%, DeRozan rises to #11 -- ahead of HOF/champs West'72, Cunningham'67, and 3 other members of title teams.
Lowry then ranks ahead of 34 others: those guys plus DeBusschere'70, Rondo'08, Hollins'77, Russell'68, SJones'69, Parker'03, VMaxwell'94, and Pippen'96.

Billups and Ginobili each had a postseason in the bottom 100 FG% and top 100 TS%.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Wed May 25, 2016 12:04 pm

Both conference finals are at 4 games, and the remaining teams have at least 14 playoff games.
In postseasons of 14+ games, just 6 players have averaged 10 or more assists; for a total of 16 times -- half by Magic Johnson.

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10 Ast/G   yr   tm    G   high   #
Magic     1985  LAL  19   15.2   8
Stockton  1992  Uta  16   13.6   2
Rondo     2012  Bos  19   11.9   1
Nash      2005  Phx  15   11.3   3
Westbrook 2016  OKC  15   11.1   1
K Johnson 1990  Phx  16   10.6   1
Before Magic, Louie Dampier got 9.4 in 1971 (KyA), and Oscar topped out at 9.3 in his finale, 1974 (Mil).
Westbrook also joins 15 others who have gone this far in playoffs averaging 2.3 Steals.
Jordan did it 3 times; twice by Cheeks, Isiah, Magic, Pippen, and Rondo.

Durant's 27.7 Pts/G ranks 47th alltime (>14G); Westbrook at 26.0 ranks 76th; Thompson's 25.4 is 88th.
Just 25 players have put up 27.7 over as many games: Jordan 8 times, Kobe and West 4x; Barry, Shaq, LeBron, and Durant 3x; Kareem and Hakeem twice.


Switching over to a minimum of 420 minutes (14*30), the highest Def Reb%:

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player     yr   Tm   Min  DRb%
Dwight    2009  Orl  903  35.1
Rodman    1995  SAS  459  33.3
Biyombo * 2016  Tor  458  33.0
DeAndre   2014  LAC  442  32.3
B Wallace 2003  Det  722  32.1
Duncan    2008  SAS  666  32.1
Bismack isn't as great on offensive boards, still ranks among elites in total Reb%

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player     yr   Tm   Min  TRb%
Rodman    1995  SAS  459  25.7
Dwight    2009  Orl  903  24.5
Rodman    1996  Chi  620  24.3
B Wallace 2003  Det  722  22.6
Biyombo * 2016  Tor  458  22.0

Dwight    2008  Orl  421  21.9
Moses     1983  Phl  524  21.9
Barkley   1986  Phl  497  21.8
Wilt      1973  LAL  801  21.7
D Davis   2000  Ind  714  21.7
Is this shocking?

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player     yr   Tm   Min  Ast%
Westbrook 2016  OKC  544  54.4
Stockton  1992  Uta  623  54.2
Rondo     2012  Bos  810  54.0
Stockton  1988  Uta  478  51.9
Paul      2008  NOH  486  50.1
Westy's Usg% just makes the top 20, but it's well above the others here.
LeBron's 3.3 Stl% just about hits top 20.

Best offensive ratings since 1974 --

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player     yr   Tm   Min  ORtg
Chandler  2011  Dal  680   137
S Adams * 2016  OKC  468   136
Splitter  2014  SAS  516   136
Billups   2009  Den  619   135
Porter    1992  Por  870   132

J Rich    2010  Phx  533   131
Fisher    2001  LAL  576   130
Ho Grant  1991  Chi  666   130
AC Green  1987  LAL  505   130
Ibaka  *  2016  OKC  483   129
Magic, McHale, and Worthy also hit 129, in 420+ min.

Best Offensive BPM:

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player     yr   Tm   Min  OBPM
LeBron    2009  Cle  580  14.8
Jordan    1990  Chi  674  11.3
Kareem    1977  LAL  467  11.0
Jordan    1991  Chi  689  10.8
Erving  A 1976  NYN  551  10.0

Jordan    1989  Chi  718   9.7
Paul      2008  NOH  486   9.7
Westbrook 2016  OKC  544   9.5
Curry     2015  GSW  826   9.1
Jordan    1988  Chi  427   9.1
Jordan    1993  Chi  783   9.0
Total BPM looks similar, but Westbrook moves up to #5; LeBron'16 at #15 -- he has 8 of the top 22 slots.
RW just misses the alltime top 20 in PER, top 40 in WS/48
http://bkref.com/tiny/ey7TY

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Re: Trivia

Post by Crow » Thu May 26, 2016 7:00 am

Lots of interesting historical comparisons there. I am just not as into them as I once was and never was into multi-generational comparisons as some others.

The Westbrook passing data is probably the biggest thing that catches my eye here.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sat May 28, 2016 7:06 pm

Since 1984 at least, just 4 players have totaled at least 150 pts, 50 reb, and 40 ast in a conference final series.
Only one has done it in fewer than 7 games:

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150-50-40  yr    G    Pts    Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
Bird      1987   7   27.1   10.4   7.6    .6    .7
Jordan    1990   7   32.1    7.1   6.3   2.1    .6
Webber    2002   7   24.3   10.9   6.3   1.0   1.4
LeBron    2007   6   25.7    9.2   8.5   2.7    .5
LeBron    2009   6   38.5    8.3   8.0   1.2   1.2
LeBron    2016   6   26.0    8.5   6.7   2.0   1.0
These are the per-game averages.
Not surprisingly, it's rarer in the Finals:

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Finals   yr    G    Pts    Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
LeBron  2013   7   25.3   10.9   7.0   2.3    .9
LeBron  2015   6   35.8   13.3   8.8   1.3    .5
While we're on it, 2nd round company is still elite :

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2nd rd   yr    G    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
Bird    1984   7   30.4  10.6   7.1   2.7   1.0
Bird    1987   7   29.9   9.7   7.4   1.7    .9
Bird    1988   7   26.4   7.7   6.4   1.3    .4
Jordan  1989   6   35.7   9.5   8.3   2.5   1.3
LeBron  2006   7   26.6   8.6   6.0   1.4    .7
LeBron  2010   6   26.8   9.3   7.2   2.2   1.3
LeBron  2015   6   26.2  11.0   8.8   1.7   1.7
http://bkref.com/tiny/uMFBY

First rounds before 2003 were never more than 5 games. Still:

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1st Rd     yr    G    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
McGrady   2005   7   30.7   7.4   6.7   1.6   1.4
LeBron    2008   6   29.8   9.5   7.7   1.3   1.3
Westbrook 2014   7   25.6   9.7   8.0   1.6    .6
Griffin   2015   7   24.1  13.1   7.4   1.4   1.4
One person other than LeBron has done this in <7 games; he's done it 7 times.

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sat May 28, 2016 10:20 pm

The only stat that b-r.com currently searches per playoff series, that's given as a per game average is Game Score.
It's also not tailored to any one player type; so we may kinda sorta say these are the best playoff series at different levels. First rounds are dominated by short series pre-2003.

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GmSc    1st Rd   yr    G    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
38.4   Jordan   1992   3   45.0   9.7   6.7   3.0   1.0
35.0   Barkley  1994   3   37.3  13.3   6.3   3.0    .7
34.2   Olajuwon 1988   4   37.5  16.8   1.8   2.3   2.8
34.0   Jordan   1988   5   45.2   5.4   4.8   2.8   1.6
31.7   B King   1984   5   42.6   8.0   2.6   1.2   1.0

30.9   Jordan   1989   5   39.8   5.8   8.2   3.0    .4
30.6   Jordan   1986   3   43.7   6.3   5.7   2.3   1.3
30.4   Barkley  1995   3   33.7  13.7   3.3   1.7   1.7
30.3   LeBron   2009   4   32.0  11.3   7.5   1.5    .8
29.8   KJ       1989   3   30.7   2.7  13.0   2.3    .0
There' LeBron's fab beginning to his 2009 run; that would also be the best GmSc in a best-of-7, though it was a sweep.
Round 2 and after are all best of 7, but the best performances still tend to accompany quick advancement.

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GmSc    2nd Rd   yr    G    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
35.4   Jordan   1990   5   43.0   6.6   7.4   4.0   1.2
31.8   Jordan   1989   6   35.7   9.5   8.3   2.5   1.3
30.4   LeBron   2009   4   33.8   8.3   6.0   2.5    .5
28.7   Brand    2006   7   30.9  10.4   4.3   1.0   3.1
28.5   Dirk     2009   5   34.4  11.6   4.0    .8   1.0

28.4   Bird     1984   7   30.4  10.6   7.1   2.7   1.0
27.2   Jordan   1991   5   33.4   8.0   7.8   1.8   1.4
27.1  THardaway 1991   5   26.8   2.8  12.8   3.8   1.0
27.0   Shaq     2001   4   33.3  17.3   2.3    .5   3.3
26.8   Duncan   2006   7   32.3  11.7   3.7   1.0   2.6
Jordan was the master at ending playoff series swiftly; LeBron's been more of a lingerer.
Elton Brand with the best 7-game series so far, and in a losing effort.

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GmSc    Conf F.  yr    G    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
29.3   LeBron   2009   6   38.5   8.3   8.0   1.2   1.2
28.8   Kobe     2010   6   33.7   7.2   8.3    .8   1.2
28.3   Olajuwon 1986   5   31.0  11.2   2.0   2.2   4.0
28.2   Olajuwon 1995   6   35.3  12.5   5.0   1.3   4.2
27.3   Amar'e   2005   5   37.0   9.8   1.4   1.0   1.6

27.2   Duncan   2003   6   28.0  16.7   5.8    .8   3.0
26.8   Kobe     2009   6   34.0   5.8   5.8    .8    .7
26.3   Jordan   1991   4   29.8   5.3   7.0   2.3   1.8
26.2   Magic    1986   5   22.2   8.0  16.2   2.4    .0
25.7   Durant   2012   6   29.5   7.5   5.3   1.7   1.5
Kobe didn't appear in earlier rounds. LeBron bows out here. Duncan '03 has the Win Shares record for a postseason -- steadily great over four 6-game series.

NBA Finals:

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GmSc    Finals   yr    G    Pts   Reb   Ast   Stl   Blk
30.6   Shaq     2000   6   38.0  16.7   2.3   1.0   2.7
30.1   Shaq     2002   4   36.3  12.3   3.8    .5   2.8
29.6   Jordan   1993   6   41.0   8.5   6.3   1.7    .7
29.4   Jordan   1991   5   31.2   6.6  11.4   2.8   1.4
28.3   Magic    1987   6   26.2   8.0  13.0   2.3    .3

27.4   Shaq     2001   5   33.0  15.8   4.8    .4   3.4
25.8   Jordan   1992   6   35.8   4.8   6.5   1.7    .3
25.4   Wade     2006   6   34.7   7.8   3.8   2.7   1.0
24.6   LeBron   2015   6   35.8  13.3   8.8   1.3    .5
24.5   Olajuwon 1995   4   32.8  11.5   5.5   2.0   2.0
I'm pretty sure defense (re: opponent totals) don't figure into GmSc. Top numbers are in high scoring series, mostly.
Best in Finals that went 7: Magic '88, Bird '84.
http://bkref.com/tiny/RkcWC
Best 7-game Conf. finals were Jordan '90 (loss) and LeBron '12

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Re: Trivia

Post by Mike G » Sun May 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Trivial !
In conference finals series:
Shaun Livingston (GSW) has gone 100 minutes in this WCF without a FTA.
In the ECF, Channing Frye went 99 min. without stepping to the stripe.
These aren't near any record -- Shane Battier went 267 FT-free minutes in the 2012 ECF. Bruce Bowen in a 2-yr interval, '07-08, went over 300 -- but both make the "top" 11 (since 1984).
http://bkref.com/tiny/fnZRi
Most in the list are 3-pt specialists. Livingston is the only player with neither a FTA nor a 3FGA in >76 minutes (Jeff Foster'04)

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