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Real time Length of NBA Games in the Playoffs

17 Jun

NBA Playoffs are over so it’s time for a follow-up to post about real-time duration of games in the last regular season with Average Length of NBA games in the Last 5 Playoffs.

Again I’ll start with some curiosities…
The longest game of that period lasted 3 hours and 56 minutes!
It was a triple-overtime thriller between Bulls and Celtics in 2009.
This year’s classic between Thunder and Grizzlies was second on the list with 3 hours and 52 minutes.

The shortest game of that period lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes:
Mavs destroyed Spurs on April 23, 2009 which was 7 days earlier than the longest game ;-)

Average Length of one game in 2011 Playoffs was 153,79 minutes,
Average Duration of one game in 2010 Post-Season was 156,12 minutes,
Average Length of one game in 2009 Playoffs was 156,68 minutes,
Average Duration of one game in 2008 Post-Season was 155,37 minutes,
Average Length of one game in 2007 Playoffs was 153,45 minutes.

So in 2011 games in the playoffs were around 15,6 minutes longer than in regular season
while in 2010 they were almost 17 minutes longer than in regular season.

Finally, here’s a team breakdown for real-time duration of NBA games in the last 5 post-seasons:

Team Avg Minutes Games Gms >= 3 hours
Boston Celtics 163,38 74 8
Oklahoma City Thunder 161,43 23 2
Memphis Grizzlies 161,23 13 1
Charlotte Bobcats 159,75 4 0
Golden State Warriors 158,91 11 0
Cleveland Cavaliers 157,89 57 4
Chicago Bulls 157,58 38 5
Orlando Magic 156,71 58 3
Los Angeles Lakers 156,33 81 3
Denver Nuggets 156,31 35 0
Detroit Pistons 156,24 37 3
Phoenix Suns 155,26 31 0
Miami Heat 154,74 38 1
Utah Jazz 154,14 44 1
Indiana Pacers 154,00 5 0
Dallas Mavericks 152,96 48 1
San Antonio Spurs 152,61 57 0
Atlanta Hawks 150,44 41 0
New York Knicks 149,75 4 0
New Jersey Nets 149,25 12 0
New Orleans Hornets 149,17 23 0
Washington Wizards 149,00 9 0
Portland Trail Blazers 148,50 18 0
Philadelphia 76ers 147,65 17 0
Houston Rockets 146,15 26 0
Toronto Raptors 145,73 11 0
Milwaukee Bucks 144,57 7 0

Yup, Red Sox aren’t the only slow-moving team in Boston ;-)
On the other spectrum I’m surprised how efficient Rockets were.

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4 Comments

Posted by on June 17, 2011 in Scrutiny

 

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4 responses to “Real time Length of NBA Games in the Playoffs

  1. Dtrain31

    February 11, 2014 at 11:21

    Where can I get raw data for real time length for 2013 season? I would like to be able to show my provider they need to adjust the schedule time in Australia as I keep missing the end of games that go for more than 170 minutes.

     
    • wiLQ

      February 14, 2014 at 21:51

      I gathered raw data from ESPN…. because at the end of each boxscore there’s “Time of Game:”

       

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