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Matt Scribbins

Author's details

Name: Matt Scribbins
Date registered: March 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. “Dream Team” review: The Toni Kukoc game — July 10, 2012
  2. HoopIdea: Coaches booths in the NBA — May 1, 2012
  3. HoopIdea: Last five minutes of NBA games — relevant or not? — April 2, 2012
  4. Trading playoff formats? — March 22, 2012
  5. HoopIdea: NBA players protecting their shooting percentages — March 14, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Rest, scheduling, and efficiency in the Eastern Conference — 31 comments
  2. Dwight Howard, fourth quarters, and the truth — 7 comments
  3. A dependent Dwight Howard — 4 comments
  4. Style of play and wins — 4 comments
  5. Imagining Dwight Howard with the Lakers — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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May 09

Dwight Howard, fourth quarters, and the truth

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images There once was a man made of brick-and-mortar, but his role diminished in the 4th quarter. He will be remembered as an all-time great, but you’d never guess it from his usage rate. Today, I stumbled upon a poem I wrote a while ago (yesterday), and it compelled me …

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May 03

Recapping Game 6 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the Game 5 in Orlando. Today, let’s examine the results from the contest in Atlanta. Game 6 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense The spot-up game continued …

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Apr 27

Recapping Game 5 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the playoff games in Atlanta. Today, let’s examine the results from the contest in Orlando. Game 5 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense The Magic shot 11-26 beyond …

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Apr 25

Recapping Games 3 and 4 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the playoff games in Orlando. Today, let’s examine the results from the contests in Atlanta. Game 3 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense Orlando’s spot-up game finally …

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Apr 20

Recapping Games 1 and 2 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Let’s take a look at the results from the playoff games in Orlando. Game 1 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense As a team, Orlando posted up 25 times, and 24 of the …

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Apr 14

Previewing the Orlando Magic’s first round series with Synergy

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks will square off in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. On Monday, I discussed Pythagorean wins and win profiles. Today, we will look at specific tendencies the teams utilize. Ranked by points per possession Orlando’s offense and Atlanta’s defense are …

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Apr 12

Notes on the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Pythagorean wins The Orlando Magic (4) and Atlanta Hawks (5) will square off in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The seeding would indicate this series is evenly matched, but one measure tells a different story. Orlando has 55 Pythagorean wins on the season, and the …

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Apr 01

A dependent Dwight Howard

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Let’s imagine you are a casual NBA fan. Instead of watching every minute of each game, you flip through the channels, and mix in some action with American Idol. As the fourth quarter winds down, you check a few scores to find watchable games. On Wednesday, the …

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Mar 23

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part III

Photo by Flickr/mcdonaldsallamericangames In Part I, we discussed the idea of teams drafting winners. Part II looked at the teams who drafted winners, and how the players performed in the NBA. Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the NCAA Tournament history of players on top NBA teams. We will also see the …

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