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Why last 3 game days were special?

02 May

Since I started analysing box scores regularly for FB in 2004 I was surprised how often unique stat-lines occurred and it’s a series designed to celebrate that fact. The rules are simple: it has to be something that never happened in the last 20 playoffs [over 1500 games] and less than 25 times during last 25 regular season games [there were over 55000]. Incidentally it’s a tribute to Basketball-Reference.com for great tools.

April 27, 2011http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201104270MIA.html.
Joel Anthony had 0 FGA in 39 minuteshttp://bkref.com/tiny/ZPAiq.
It happened only 7 times during last 25 RS [including Joel!!] – http://bkref.com/tiny/w7d4C.
Hey, it’s a good thing that he knows his role ;-)

April 28, 2011http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201104280POR.html.
Marcus Camby had 2 points and 0 fouls in 40 minuteshttp://bkref.com/tiny/na6OY.
It happened only ONE time during last 25 RS [Peja] – http://bkref.com/tiny/lTQeb.
A hint how hard it is to be so long on the court without scoring and with suspect defence?

April 29, 2011http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201104290MEM.html.
Grizzlies scored 99 Points even though they had only 12 assists and were 1/9 from 3pt range.
http://bkref.com/tiny/p8f8T . It happened only 4 times during last 25 RS – http://bkref.com/tiny/UYoXr.
Yes, their style of play is out of different generation ;-)

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