Have you ever wondered which teams had the shortest and the longest games?
Well, you are in the right place ;-) Unless you are interested in playoffs data – then visit this post.
But let’s start with some curiosities…
The longest game of the season lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes:
Suns won against Grizzlies in double overtime on November 5 and
New Jersey Nets won against Raptors in triple overtime March 5.
The shortest game of the season lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes – Rockets destroyed Nets on March 29.
And now for something incredible: there were only 3 games over 200 minutes and 1 game which finished in less than 115 minutes and THREE OF THEM included New Jersey Nets! Amazing coincidence…
Average length of game was 138,1 minutes [down from 139,16 minutes in 2009-10!].
OK, now let’s focus on the main point of this post: length of games in the last regular season…
|Team||Avg Minutes||Gms more
than 3 hours
than 2 hours
|Los Angeles Clippers||144,65||2||0|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||143,13||1||0|
|New York Knicks||140,10||0||1|
|New Jersey Nets||139,42||2||1|
|Portland Trail Blazers||138,74||0||1|
|Los Angeles Lakers||138,27||1||1|
|Golden State Warriors||137,30||0||0|
|New Orleans Hornets||136,02||0||0|
|San Antonio Spurs||135,16||0||1|
Congratulations for Los Angeles Clippers! Yes, they were the best at something! ;-)
And I’m surprised that Hawks and Bucks were so quick… because Cavs were simply blew out too often.