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Worst Game Stat Lines in the Last 20 NBA Seasons

30 Jun

Yesterday on RealGM Forum someone asked about Worst Game Stat Line of All Time and since it wasn’t the first time and I’m a sucker for unique stat-lines I’ve decided to dig into this topic. Although I was more realistic with a timeframe because we don’t have box scores for more than a half of NBA history ;-)

I started with record books but those 14 turnovers by Kidd happened in a game with triple-double so it wasn’t exactly a disaster. The same thing can be said about another negative record Most Field Goal Attempts With None Made by Tim Hardaway because he did have 13 assists, 2 steals and FT=2/2 so it was a dead end.

Initially I wanted to do it in a organic way so I used Player Game Finder and it was fun to find such gems like Gordan Giricek’s FG=0/10 without a single rebound, assist or steal or horrible display of shooting by Terry Cummings with 21 misses from the field and 6 from the line or even stunning 27 misses from the field by Jerry Stackhouse but the problem with such searching was I couldn’t decide which one was the worst!

So I dusted off my old tool for searching through player’s game logs [over 8100 of them] from Yahoo [Last 5 seasons] and basketballreference.com [previous 15 seasons] and used two measures:
Game Score where the formula is PTS + 0.4 * FG – 0.7 * FGA – 0.4*(FTA – FT) + 0.7 * ORB + 0.3 * DRB + STL + 0.7 * AST + 0.7 * BLK – 0.4 * PF – TOV and Win Score which is calculated by the following equation: PTS + REB + STL + 1/2*BLK + 1/2*AST – FGA – 1/2*FTA – TO – 1/2*PF.

So who had The Worst Stat Line in the Last 20 Regular Seasons?
Here’s a Bottom25 for Single Game Stats according to Game Score
:

Rk Player Season Date Min FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AS ST TO BL PTS Game
Score
Link to
1 David Wesley 2000-01 Apr12 28 0 13 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 -11,7 Box
2 Larry Hughes 1999-00 Dec3 12 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 -9,9 Box
3 Darius Miles 2004-05 Feb23 13 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 -9,6 Box
4 Tom Gugliotta 1992-93 Nov24 21 0 8 0 0 5 2 1 7 0 0 -9,5 Box
5 Adam Morrison 2006-07 Dec8 30 1 11 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 2 -9,2 Box
6 D.J. Augustin 2010-11 Dec11 32 0 8 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 -9,1 Box
7 Dino Radja 1993-94 Dec26 18 0 14 0 2 10 0 0 1 0 0 -9 Box
Elden Campbell 2000-01 Jan3 11 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 -9 Box
9 Tom Gugliotta 1995-96 Mar13 33 0 13 0 0 8 2 0 4 0 0 -8,9 Box
10 Mark Madsen 2005-06 Apr19 30 1 15 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 2 -8,8 Box
11 Ben Gordon 2009-10 Nov15 41 1 16 3 6 1 2 1 4 0 5 -8,7 Box
12 Tony Delk 2000-01 Jan27 14 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 -8,6 Box
13 Duane Ferrell 1992-93 Feb27 16 0 5 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 -8,5 Box
Jason Richardson 2006-07 Mar26 29 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 -8,5 Box
15 Toni Kukoc 1993-94 Feb28 23 0 9 0 0 2 3 0 4 0 0 -8,4 Box
Gordan Giricek 2003-04 Feb24 15 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -8,4 Box
Rashad McCants 2006-07 Apr18 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 -8,4 Box
Vladimir Radmanovic 2007-08 Nov25 24 0 10 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 -8,4 Box
19 Terry Dehere 1995-96 Feb13 28 1 14 0 0 4 3 0 4 0 3 -8,3 Box
Stephon Marbury 1997-98 Nov21 31 0 8 4 7 2 3 0 7 0 4 -8,3 Box
Erick Strickland 1997-98 Feb26 29 0 8 2 2 3 0 0 4 0 2 -8,3 Box
Latrell Sprewell 2001-02 Dec22 45 3 16 0 0 4 3 0 6 0 6 -8,3 Box
Carlos Arroyo 2003-04 Dec17 20 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 -8,3 Box
24 6 players
with -8,2

And here’s the Bottom25 for box score stats according to Win Score:

Rk Player Season Date Min FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AS ST TO BL PTS Win
Score
Link to
1 Gilbert Arenas 2005-06 Feb15 45 4 22 4 6 2 3 0 6 2 12 -17 Box
2 Ben Gordon 2009-10 Nov15 41 1 16 3 6 1 2 1 4 0 5 -16 Box
3 David Wesley 2000-01 Apr12 28 0 13 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 -15,5 Box
Jermaine O’Neal 2006-07 Mar30 34 4 18 2 4 3 2 0 8 2 10 -15,5 Box
5 Allen Iverson 2001-02 Nov13 43 8 30 9 12 1 2 3 7 0 25 -15 Box
6 Isiah Thomas 1992-93 Nov6 38 4 25 2 5 4 7 2 4 0 10 -14,5 Box
Allen Iverson 2002-03 Dec21 41 6 28 1 1 4 2 1 4 0 13 -14,5 Box
8 Allen Iverson 1999-00 Mar2 43 2 18 1 3 1 4 1 2 0 5 -14 Box
Jalen Rose 2002-03 Mar16 45 4 24 3 6 5 4 1 5 0 12 -14 Box
10 Mitch Richmond 1994-95 Dec11 35 4 23 9 12 2 1 0 2 0 17 -13,5 Box
11 John Starks 1993-94 Nov20 31 4 21 4 4 2 2 0 3 0 12 -13 Box
Stephon Marbury 1997-98 Nov21 31 0 8 4 7 2 3 0 7 0 4 -13 Box
Kobe Bryant 1998-99 Feb23 35 5 21 1 3 5 2 0 5 0 11 -13 Box
Jamal Mashburn 2001-02 Mar8 39 4 18 2 5 5 0 0 6 0 10 -13 Box
Latrell Sprewell 2001-02 Dec22 45 3 16 0 0 4 3 0 6 0 6 -13 Box
Gilbert Arenas 2006-07 Nov24 32 1 12 1 5 0 6 1 4 0 3 -13 Box
Kelenna Azubuike 2008-09 Apr13 42 4 21 1 1 4 1 0 4 0 9 -13 Box
18 Stephon Marbury 1996-97 Dec5 40 3 18 0 2 2 6 0 4 0 7 -12,5 Box
Rodrick Rhodes 1997-98 Apr19 31 3 15 3 8 1 2 0 4 0 10 -12,5 Box
Ed Gray 1998-99 Feb7 17 3 15 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 7 -12,5 Box
Jerry Stackhouse 2000-01 Feb3 44 7 34 6 7 1 5 1 0 0 21 -12,5 Box
Ronald Murray 2003-04 Dec19 38 6 26 2 4 3 2 1 4 0 15 -12,5 Box
Allan Houston 2003-04 Jan27 30 2 13 3 3 2 2 0 6 0 7 -12,5 Box
Vladimir Radmanovic 2007-08 Nov25 24 0 10 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 -12,5 Box
25 13 players
with -12

Well, there are differences between metrics but there was one player at the top of both lists so…
Title of The Worst Single Game Stat-Line in the Last 20 Regular Seasons should go to David Wesley!
Congratulations! ;-)

Other than that I think it’s notable that list contains mostly guards and there were only 3 such games in the last 3 seasons… In tomorrow’s post I’ll focus on the opposite, the best stat-lines in the last 20 seasons

 
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