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|Play by Play|
Historical play-by-play data sets are available for download in CSV format. Data sets include a separate CSV file for each game, and a season file where all games combined in a CSV file.
Traditional box score shows per-game totals for players and for teams and reveals only a fraction of what happens in a game and that the information therein is often misleading, especially at defensive stats. At this point, Play-by-Play (PBP) data has been the main source of many advanced stats such as adjusted plus-minus.
Play-by-play provides a transcript of the game in a format of individual events.
Play-by-play data is being tracked since the 1996-1997 season.
|Pro Basketball Forecast|
With the Pro Basketball Forecast, John Hollinger takes an in-depth and insightful look at the game. Downplayed are all the per-game statistics; in their place are points, rebounds, and assists per forty minutes. Hollinger also examines how many possessions each player uses and what percentage of his team's rebounds he collects.