Posts tagged "bbr power rankings"

Bulls Mathematical Favorites to Win Championship

Bulls Mathematical Favorites to Win Championship
All studies show the best indicator of a team’s playoff success isn’t their record in close games, but a team’s ability to blow other teams out while avoiding getting blow out — moreso than beating elite teams. People who say otherwise are actively lying to you. That said, the Bulls (53-19) are continuing to spank... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 17, 2010

This week’s BBR Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings are out. Through Thursday’s games: (1) Celtics, (2) Heat, (3) Spurs, (4) Lakers, (5) Mavericks, (6) Bulls, (7) Jazz, (8) Magic, (9) Nuggets, (10) Thunder. Of course, the Knicks are with the other mediocre teams at #16. J.R. Smith’s receives “Everything of the Year” award from Trey... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 10, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 10, 2010
Kobe Bryant is 21 points behind John Havlicek for 11th all-time going into Friday’s game in Chicago. I didn’t post a preview. Just about everything I’d write would be repeated from my preview and recap of their last meeting in L.A. Also: Is tonight Phil Jackson’s last night coaching at the United Center 20 seasons... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: December 4, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 4, 2010
The Heat’s actual gameplay is much better than their 12-8 record. They’ve gone to the top of BBR’s algorithmic Power Rankings. The Bulls have fallen from 9th to 11th and the Lakers from 1st to 7th. I’ve said it a million times: close games are won by better team over the long haul, but the... Read more »