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How Much Fun Can You Find in Score by Quarters?

13 Jul

As I’ve promised in my previous post about Team’s Point Margins by Quarters it’s fun time!

At least for my twisted mind ;-) Because you will find here A LOT of curiosities and trivia answers regarding points scored in single quarters… and please remember it’s only about Last 3 Years

Biggest Difference in 1st quarter = 26 points.
Cavs vs Clippers in January of 2010 – Link to Play-by-play for this game and
Celtics vs Hawks in November of 2010 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Margin in 2nd quarter = 27 points
Mavs vs Nets in December of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Difference in 3rd quarter = 29 points
Rockets vs Bucks in February of 2010 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Margin in 4th quarter = 26 points
Clippers vs Grizzlies in November of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game and
Mavs vs Jazz… 26 days earlier – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Margin in Overtime = 14 points
Sixers vs Knicks in October of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Average Points Scored per Quarter [in the last 3 regular seasons]:

  • Q1 = 25,31
  • Q2 = 25,21
  • Q3 = 24,39
  • Q4 = 24,36
  • OT1 = 10,30
  • OT2 = 9,92
  • OT3 = 9,75

Average Points Scored per Quarter [in the last 3 playoffs]

  • Q1 = 23,73
  • Q2 = 24,18
  • Q3 = 23,36
  • Q4 = 24,05
  • OT1 = 10,25
  • OT2 = 9,50
  • OT3 = 9,25

Most Points Scored by one Team in First Quarter: 46
Cavs vs Clippers in January of 2010 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Most Points Scored by one Team in Second Quarter: 49
Mavericks vs Nets in December of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Most Points Scored by one Team in Third Quarter: 54
Pacers vs Nuggets in November of 2010 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Most Points Scored by one Team in Fourth Quarter: 46
Lakers vs Warriors in January of 2011 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Least Points Scored by one Team in 1st Quarter: 7
Jazz vs Nets in December of 2008 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Least Points Scored by one Team in 2nd Quarter: 6
Wizards vs Magic in January of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Least Points Scored by one Team in 3rd Quarter: 7
Nets vs Bobcats in November of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Least Points Scored by one Team in 4th Quarter: 6
Jazz vs Lakers in December of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

In how many games team won EVERY quarter?

  • 2010-11 [1230 total games]: 83,
  • 2009-10 [1230 total games]: 92,
  • 2008-09 [1230 total games]: 76,
  • Last 3 playoffs [249 total games]: 17.

In how many games team won EVERY quarter by at least 5 points?

Biggest Comeback Win After Losing in First Quarter: 25 points
Sixers vs Pacers in November of 2008 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Comeback Win After Losing after Second Quarter: 24 points
Kings vs Bulls in December of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Comeback Win After Losing after Third Quarter: 19 pts
Kings vs Bulls in December of 2009 – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Most Uneven Quarters for a Team in One Game [via standard deviation]:
28 – 49 – 28 – 12 [15,17] – Quarters by Mavs vs Nets in December of 2009 Link to Play-by-play for this game

Most Even Quarters for a Team in One Game [via standard deviation]:
20 – 20 – 20 – 20 [0] – Quarters by Pacers vs Celtics in March of 2011 – Link to Play-by-play for this game and
27 – 27 – 27 – 27 [0] – Quarters by Suns vs Clippers 4[!] days later – Link to Play-by-play for this game.

Biggest Swing Between Quarters [via standard deviation of margins in each quarter = 19,24]
Link to Play-by-play for this game

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
MIL 25 24 39 20 108
IND 24 32 16 43 115
Margin 1 -8 23 -23 -7

And another gem [Link to Play-by-play for this game]…

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT Total
SAC 19 37 27 43 7 133
WSH 38 16 40 32 10 136
Margin -19 21 -13 11 -3 -3

Have I missed something? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it!

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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Expanding Horizons

 

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3 responses to “How Much Fun Can You Find in Score by Quarters?

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