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November 2, 2011
Sim Season
Opening Night

by Bradford Doolittle

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Sometimes there is a hangover from a banner-raising ceremony. The Heat found that out on Halloween five years ago. After a spirited pregame ceremony at AmericanAirlines Arena commemorated Miami's first NBA crown, Dwyane Wade and company found themselves playing in an actual game against the up-and-coming Chicago Bulls. The Bulls ran Miami off the floor by a score of 108-66.

Fast forward to last night, when Mavericks owner Mark Cuban lorded over the pregame celebration of Dallas' first championship. The game was almost anticlimactic, and the latest up-and-coming Bulls squad was ready to go. There was no blowout this time, but reigning MVP Derrick Rose poured in 41 points to lead Chicago to the Opening Night win. The new season is here, Mavericks fans.

Elsewhere, highly-touted rookies Alec Burks and Enes Kanter made their NBA debuts for the Utah Jazz, who are looking to rebound from a terrible 2010-11 season. The rookies did fine, but it was veteran Al Jefferson who led Utah's rout of the Houston Rockets. In Los Angeles, Derek Fisher was back where he is supposed to be--on the court, in the Lakers' starting lineup, not in some banquet room at a hotel in New York. LA was taking on the Thunder, which may be the favorite to win the West this season. Despite a big game from OKC's Kevin Durant, the Lakers were able to overcome a poor outing from Kobe Bryant.

Anyway, that's how it all played out on the first night of Sim Season, our simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. Along with our partners at Strat-O-Matic, we'll be doing this every day, so check back tomorrow for the results of the first full slate of action. You can follow me on Twitter for periodic updates on the night's action. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

BULLS 107, MAVERICKS 103: In a back-and-forth game, the Ronnie Brewer led a late Bulls charge with three straight baskets, two in transition, to give Chicago control. Brewer started at two-guard for Tom Thibodeau and did a nice job, scoring 14 points in just seven shots. However, it was Rose that dominated the game with 41 highly-efficient points in 36 minutes. Bulls fans will be most heartened by his 21 free-throw attempts--a trend that bodes well for Chicago should it continue. The defending champs got five three-pointers from Jason Kidd, but couldn't overcome Dirk Nowitzki's 3-for-15 night.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
CHICAGO                     28 20 32 27  107
DALLAS                      29 21 27 26  103

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.DENG       41   3  9  33  0  0      2  2 100   7   2  5  7  2  2  2  1  0   8
D.ROSE       36  10 16  62  2  6  33 19 21  90  11   0  2  2  6  4  0  4  0  41
C.BOOZER     31   7 13  54  0  0      2  4  50   9   2  6  8  1  4  1  2  0  16
R.BREWER     29   6  7  86  0  0      2  2 100   6   1  2  3  3  1  1  3  1  14
J.NOAH       33   4  9  44  0  0      3  6  50   7   1  7  8  3  3  3  0  2  11
T.GIBSON     19   3  8  38  0  1   0  0  0      -4   0  5  5  1  2  1  1  0   6
K.KORVER      9   2  3  67  2  2 100  0  0       5   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   6
K.BOGANS     11   0  2   0  0  0      0  0      -6   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
O.ASIK       13   1  2  50  0  0      1  2  50  -4   2  2  4  0  0  0  1  0   3
C.WATSON     12   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0      -7   0  0  0  4  1  0  0  0   2
J.BUTLER      6   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1   0
CHICAGO      48  37 72  51  4 10  40 29 37  78       8 32 40 20 19  8 12  4 107
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
J.KIDD       30   5  9  56  5  9  56  1  1 100  -4   0  2  2  6  6  1  2  0  16
J.TERRY      33   3 11  27  1  4  25  0  0     -11   0  0  0  2  2  1  1  0   7
D.NOWITZKI   29   3 15  20  0  0      9  9 100  -5   0  7  7  1  4  0  2  0  15
S.MARION     38   9 16  56  0  1   0  0  2   0   0   4  5  9  2  3  1  1  2  18
T.CHANDLER   35   7 11  64  0  0      4  5  80  -4   2  7  9  0  1  1  2  2  18
J.BAREA      28   7 12  58  2  4  50  2  2 100   7   0  3  3 10  4  0  1  0  18
B.HAYWOOD    18   1  1 100  0  0      0  0      -1   0  3  3  0  1  0  2  0   2
P.STOJAKOVIC  9   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  0      -5   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   2
I.MAHINMI     2   0  0      0  0      2  2 100  -1   1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0   2
R.FERNANDEZ  18   2  2 100  1  1 100  0  0       4   0  0  0  2  2  1  0  0   5
DALLAS       48  38 79  48  9 20  45 18 21  86       7 28 35 23 25  5 12  4 103

TEAM STATISTICS
            CHICAGO                     DALLAS
     Fast Break Pts  14          Fast Break Pts  14
  Second Chance Pts   7       Second Chance Pts   5
Points in the Paint  30     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead  10            Biggest Lead  11

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
CHI (1-0).........  PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  DAL (0-1).........  PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........75%  39%  1.28  +11 40.1  barea,jose...........58%  24%  1.67  + 7 23.5
boozer,carlos........65%  26%  0.92  + 9 16.2  kidd,jason...........63%  18%  1.82  - 4 20.7
brewer,ronnie........60%  17%  1.41  + 6 15.6  marion,shawn.........79%  22%  1.07  +   19.4
noah,joakim..........69%  16%  1.26  + 7 14.8  chandler,tyson.......73%  20%  1.18  - 4 18.1
deng,luol............85%  11%  1.01  + 7 10.7  nowitzki,dirk........60%  35%  0.63  - 5 13.6
gibson,taj...........40%  22%  0.77  - 4  7.2  terry,jason..........69%  17%  0.66  -11  7.9
korver,kyle..........19%  15%  2.25  + 5  6.8  fernandez,rudy.......38%   4%  3.88  + 4  6.9
watson,c.j...........25%  11%  1.55  - 7  4.5  haywood,brendan......38%   7%  0.83  - 1  2.2
asik,omer............27%  13%  1.02  - 4  3.9  mahinmi,ian.......... 4%  21%  1.86  - 1  1.7
butler,jimmy.........13%   8%  0.46  - 4  0.5  stojakovic,peja......19%  15%  0.56  - 5  1.7
bogans,keith.........23%   7%  0.00  - 6  0.0  beaubois,rodrigue....(DNP)  
pargo,jannero........(DNP)                     jones,dominique......(DNP)  
PACE: 89.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 89.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bulls............  120.2 .542  .222 .135 .183  Mavericks........  115.7 .538  .179 .135 .104

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JAZZ 115, ROCKETS 94: The Jazz dominated the glass and the paint, spoiling the Rockets debut of new coach Kevin McHale. Alec Burks scored 14 points in his first NBA game for Utah and fellow newcomer Enes Kantner added 12 of 4-for-5 shooting. Marcus Morris scored just two points in 19 minutes for Houston.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
HOUSTON                     24 23 12 35   94
UTAH                        25 36 23 31  115

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.MARTIN     35   6 17  35  4 11  36  9 10  90 -13   0  0  0  2  4  0  1  0  25
K.LOWRY      35   2  8  25  1  5  20  1  1 100  -3   0  1  1  7  3  1  0  1   6
L.SCOLA      28   4 12  33  0  0      5  6  83  -5   4 11 15  1  5  0  1  2  13
C.HAYES      30   4  8  50  0  0      1  2  50  -9   1  4  5  1  3  1  2  2   9
C.BUDINGER   34   4 11  36  3  8  38  4  4 100 -16   0  0  0  2  0  2  1  1  15
C.LEE        15   1  5  20  0  2   0  0  0      -5   0  5  5  0  4  0  1  0   2
G.DRAGIC     13   2  6  33  1  3  33  0  0     -18   3  0  3  0  2  0  0  0   5
J.HILL       12   5  7  71  0  0      0  0      -6   2  3  5  0  4  0  2  1  10
P.PATTERSON  16   3  6  50  0  0      1  2  50  -6   1  3  4  0  2  0  0  1   7
H.THABEET     3   0  0      0  0      0  0      -7   0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0   0
M.MORRIS     19   1  3  33  0  1   0  0  0     -17   0  0  0  1  1  0  3  0   2
HOUSTON      48  32 83  39  9 30  30 21 25  84      11 28 39 14 29  4 11  8  94
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
A.JEFFERSON  35  12 24  50  0  0      1  2  50   4   5 11 16  2  3  0  3  0  25
P.MILLSAP    26   2  5  40  0  0      0  2   0   1   2  5  7  2  5  0  0  0   4
D.HARRIS     27   5  8  62  2  2 100 10 11  91  12   0  3  3  8  5  0  0  1  22
G.HAYWARD    33   4  6  67  0  1   0  0  0       8   1  1  2  6  2  0  1  0   8
A.BURKS      23   5 12  42  0  0      4  4 100  10   0  3  3  2  5  1  2  0  14
R.BELL        3   0  0      0  0      0  0       7   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   0
A.KIRILENKO  14   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100  20   0  4  4  2  0  1  1  1   2
C.MILES      16   6 13  46  1  4  25  2  2 100   1   1  1  2  1  0  0  0  0  15
E.WATSON     21   1  5  20  0  3   0  4  4 100   9   0  1  1  4  3  0  1  0   6
D.FAVORS     17   3  6  50  0  0      0  1   0  10   3  5  8  0  1  0  1  1   6
M.OKUR       14   0  2   0  0  0      1  2  50  11   1  2  3  0  1  1  1  0   1
E.KANTER     11   4  5  80  0  0      4  6  67  12   2  2  4  0  2  0  0  0  12
UTAH         48  42 88  48  3 10  30 28 36  78      15 39 54 28 27  3 10  3 115

TEAM STATISTICS
            HOUSTON                        UTAH
     Fast Break Pts  18          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts  14       Second Chance Pts  15
Points in the Paint  26     Points In the Paint  40
       Biggest Lead   5            Biggest Lead  28

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
HOU (0-1).........  PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  UTA (1-0).........  PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
martin,kevin.........73%  29%  1.04  -13 23.9  jefferson,al.........73%  35%  0.98  + 4 25.6
budinger,chase.......71%  18%  1.27  -16 17.1  harris,devin.........56%  19%  2.14  +12 24.2
scola,luis...........58%  25%  0.94  - 5 14.9  miles,c.j............33%  38%  1.09  + 1 14.2
lowry,kyle...........73%   9%  1.45  - 3 10.9  burks,alec...........48%  29%  0.85  +10 12.3
hayes,chuck..........63%  15%  0.92  - 9  9.6  hayward,gordon.......69%   7%  2.17  + 8 10.8
hill,jordan..........25%  35%  0.96  - 6  9.0  kanter,enes..........23%  30%  1.45  +12 10.2
patterson,patrick....33%  19%  0.98  - 6  6.7  favors,derrick.......35%  17%  1.12  +10  7.4
dragic,goran.........27%  20%  0.92  -18  5.5  watson,earl..........44%  14%  1.06  + 9  6.9
morris,marcus........40%  13%  0.37  -17  2.1  millsap,paul.........54%   7%  1.23  + 1  5.3
lee,courtney.........31%  17%  0.32  - 5  1.9  kirilenko,andrei.....29%  10%  1.52  +20  4.6
thabeet,hasheem...... 6%  17%  0.00  - 7  0.0  okur,mehmet..........29%  10%  0.57  +11  1.7
flynn,jonny..........(DNP)                     bell,raja............ 6%  16%  0.95  + 7  1.0
PACE: 92.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 92.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Rockets..........  101.6 .440  .220 .119 .119  Jazz.............  124.2 .494  .349 .108 .171

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LAKERS 107, THUNDER 104: The contrast of styles was on full display as the Lakers outscored Oklahoma City 38-20 in the paint under new coach Mike Brown, but the high-flying Thunder had a 30-10 edge in transition. The game was decided at the line, where OKC uncharacteristically missed eight times. Russell Westbrook picked up where he left off in last year's playoffs by hoisting up 27 shots, making just seven. Kobe Bryant was 5-of-19 for LA, but Andrew Bynum scored 19 points off the bench for the Lakers. The Thunder led 90-88 with 6:46 to go before an eight-point Lakers run that featured back-to-back threes from Matt Barnes and Steve Blake and a layup from Bynum.

STRAT-O-MATIC BOX SCORE
OKLAHOMA CITY               36 12 34 22  104
LOS ANGELES L               24 30 21 32  107

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     42  12 19  63  5  7  71  7  8  88   1   0  6  6  5  2  0  2  0  36
R.WESTBROOK  37   7 27  26  1  2  50  6 10  60   8   4  2  6 12  1  2  0  0  21
S.IBAKA      34   2  7  29  0  0      2  2 100  18   5  4  9  1  3  2  1  4   6
T.SEFOLOSHA  13   4  4 100  1  1 100  0  0       6   0  1  1  0  6  0  0  0   9
K.PERKINS    23   4  6  67  0  0      0  0      11   1  6  7  1  3  0  1  3   8
J.HARDEN     27   5  6  83  0  0      0  1   0   1   2  5  7  1  3  1  3  1  10
N.COLLISON   20   1  2  50  0  0      1  2  50 -27   1  1  2  2  3  0  1  1   3
N.MOHAMMED   18   3 10  30  0  0      1  2  50  -4   3  6  9  2  0  0  0  0   7
E.MAYNOR     10   1  4  25  0  1   0  0  0     -12   0  0  0  1  2  1  3  0   2
D.COOK       14   0  3   0  0  2   0  0  0     -14   0  1  1  1  1  0  1  0   0
C.ALDRICH     1   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON     1   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2
OKLAHOMA CI  48  40 89  45  7 13  54 17 25  68      16 32 48 26 24  6 12  9 104
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
P.GASOL      36   8 18  44  0  0      9 12  75  18   2  7  9  2  1  0  2  0  25
K.BRYANT     31   5 19  26  1  4  25  6  8  75  -9   0  1  1  4  4  1  1  0  17
L.ODOM       33   5 14  36  0  3   0  0  0     -15   5  8 13  2  3  1  1  0  10
R.ARTEST     24   4  8  50  2  4  50  0  0     -22   2  1  3  1  3  0  0  0  10
D.FISHER     24   4  8  50  1  2  50  3  3 100  -8   0  3  3  1  3  1  1  0  12
S.BLAKE      19   1  3  33  1  2  50  0  0       3   0  4  4  6  2  0  3  0   3
S.BROWN      19   1  3  33  0  0      0  0      11   1  2  3  3  0  2  0  0   2
A.BYNUM      29   7 10  70  0  0      5  7  71   9   4  5  9  1  4  1  0  2  19
M.BARNES     19   3  4  75  2  2 100  1  2  50  11   1  2  3  1  0  0  0  0   9
D.CARACTER    1   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.EBANKS      4   0  0      0  0      0  0       9   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
T.RATLIFF     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       4   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
LOS ANGELES  48  38 87  44  7 17  41 24 32  75      15 34 49 21 20  6  8  2 107

TEAM STATISTICS
      OKLAHOMA CITY               LOS ANGELES L
     Fast Break Pts  30          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  12       Second Chance Pts  18
Points in the Paint  20     Points In the Paint  38
       Biggest Lead  16            Biggest Lead  11

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS BOX SCORE
OKC (0-1).........  PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR  LAL (1-0).........  PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
durant,kevin.........88%  25%  1.67  + 1 35.7  gasol,pau............75%  31%  1.00  +18 23.6
westbrook,russell....77%  38%  0.96  + 8 27.3  bynum,andrew.........60%  19%  1.59  + 9 18.3
harden,james.........56%  13%  1.35  + 1 10.2  bryant,kobe..........65%  34%  0.75  - 9 16.6
mohammed,nazr........38%  26%  0.98  - 4  9.4  odom,lamar...........69%  19%  0.98  -15 13.0
ibaka,serge..........71%   9%  1.33  +18  8.7  fisher,derek.........50%  18%  1.25  - 8 11.3
perkins,kendrick.....48%  11%  1.60  +11  8.6  artest,ron...........50%  13%  1.56  -22 10.4
sefolosha,thabo......27%  11%  2.03  + 6  6.3  barnes,matt..........40%   9%  2.74  +11 10.4
collison,nick........42%   6%  1.45  -27  3.6  blake,steve..........40%  12%  1.62  + 3  8.0
maynor,eric..........21%  31%  0.32  -12  2.0  brown,shannon........40%   4%  2.90  +11  5.4
jackson,reggie....... 2%  46%  1.69  + 1  1.6  ratliff,theo......... 2%  50%  0.26  + 4  0.3
cook,daequan.........29%  10%  0.22  -14  0.7  caracter,derrick..... 2%  50%  0.00  + 4  0.0
aldrich,cole......... 2%  50%  0.00  - 4  0.0  ratliff,theo.........(DNP)  
PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%  PACE: 91.2          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Thunder..........  114.0 .489  .320 .132 .121  Lakers...........  117.3 .477  .319 .088 .154

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DAILY STRAT RECAP
               SCORING AVERAGE     REBOUNDS⁄GAME       FIELD GOAL PCT
TEAM WON LOST  ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
TOR    0   0   D.ROSE    CHI 41.0  A.JEFFERS UTA 16.0  T.SEFOLOS OKC1.000 
PHI    0   0   K.DURANT  OKC 36.0  L.SCOLA   HOU 15.0  R.BREWER  CHI .857 
NYK    0   0   A.JEFFERS UTA 25.0  L.ODOM    LAL 13.0  J.HARDEN  OKC .833 
NJN    0   0   K.MARTIN  HOU 25.0  A.BYNUM   LAL  9.0  E.KANTER  UTA .800 
BOS    0   0   P.GASOL   LAL 25.0  N.MOHAMME OKC  9.0  J.HILL    HOU .714 
TEAM WON LOST
CHI    1   0   FREE THROW PCT      THREE POINT PCT     ASSISTS⁄GAME
MIL    0   0   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
IND    0   0   A.BURKS   UTA1.000  D.HARRIS  UTA1.000  R.WESTBRO OKC 12.0 
DET    0   0   A.KIRILEN UTA1.000  K.KORVER  CHI1.000  J.BAREA   DAL 10.0 
CLE    0   0   C.MILES   UTA1.000  M.BARNES  LAL1.000  D.HARRIS  UTA  8.0 
TEAM WON LOST  C.BUDINGE HOU1.000  R.FERNAND DAL1.000  K.LOWRY   HOU  7.0 
WAS    0   0   D.FISHER  LAL1.000  T.SEFOLOS OKC1.000  D.ROSE    CHI  6.0 
ORL    0   0
MIA    0   0   STEALS⁄GAME         TURNOVERS⁄GAME      BLOCKS⁄GAME
CHA    0   0   ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
ATL    0   0   J.NOAH    CHI  3.0  D.ROSE    CHI  4.0  S.IBAKA   OKC  4.0 
TEAM WON LOST  C.BUDINGE HOU  2.0  A.JEFFERS UTA  3.0  K.PERKINS OKC  3.0 
SAS    0   0   L.DENG    CHI  2.0  E.MAYNOR  OKC  3.0  A.BYNUM   LAL  2.0 
NOH    0   0   R.WESTBRO OKC  2.0  J.HARDEN  OKC  3.0  C.HAYES   HOU  2.0 
MEM    0   0   S.IBAKA   OKC  2.0  M.MORRIS  HOU  3.0  J.NOAH    CHI  2.0 
HOU    0   1
DAL    0   1
TEAM WON LOST
UTA    1   0
POR    0   0
MIN    0   0
DEN    0   0
OKC    0   1
TEAM WON LOST
LAL    1   0
SAC    0   0
PHX    0   0
LAC    0   0
GSW    0   0

DATE  YESTERDAY'S SCORES        HIGH POINTS      HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS
----  ------------------------  ---------------  --------------  ------------
11⁄1  CHI 107  @ DAL 103        D.ROSE 41        Multiple 9      J.BAREA 10
11⁄1  UTA 115 vs HOU  94        Multiple 25      A.JEFFERSON 16  D.HARRIS 8
11⁄1  LAL 107 vs OKC 104        K.DURANT 36      L.ODOM 13       R.WESTBROOK 12

TODAY'S SCHEDULED GAMES
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ATLANTA (0-0) at MINNESOTA (0-0)
CHARLOTTE (0-0) at ORLANDO (0-0)
CHICAGO (1-0) at NEW ORLEANS (0-0)
CLEVELAND (0-0) at BOSTON (0-0)
HOUSTON (0-1) at SACRAMENTO (0-0)
INDIANA (0-0) at DETROIT (0-0)
LOS ANGELES L (1-0) at GOLDEN STATE (0-0)
MEMPHIS (0-0) at LOS ANGELES C (0-0)
MIAMI (0-0) at NEW YORK (0-0)
MILWAUKEE (0-0) at SAN ANTONIO (0-0)
NEW JERSEY (0-0) at WASHINGTON (0-0)
OKLAHOMA CITY (0-1) at PHOENIX (0-0)
PHILADELPHIA (0-0) at TORONTO (0-0)

GLOSSARY
+/- (Plus-Minus) Raw data is from official box scores from NBA.com.
GR (Game Rating) Reflects a player's Points Created total, or the portion of his team's offense for which he gets credit based on his box score line. This number is then adjusted for estimated defensive performance based on box score counterpart productivity. GR is pace-adjusted so you can compare players from game to game.
PCP (Points Created Per Possession Used) An estimate of each player's points created per possession used, a measure of offensive efficiency. The stat accounts for a player's entire box score line, not just the scoring categories.
PLY% (Play percentage) An estimate of the percentage of a team's possessions on which the player was on the court.
USG An estimate of how many of those plays a player used by shooting, going to the line or committing a turnover, with a portion the team's offensive rebound total subtracted.
TEAM STATS
PACE: Estimated possessions in the game.
ORTG: A team's points per 100 possessions.
eFG%: Team's shooting percentage with an extra half-point added for each made three-point field goal.
oRB%: Percentage of a team's misses that they retrieved off the offensive glass.
TO%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a turnover.
FTA%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a trip to the foul line.

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