Box Score Data

NBA Box Score Datasets in Excel
Access to historical NBA box score stats that are exportable to Excel.

A box score is a structured summary of the results from a sports competition. The box score lists the game score as well as individual and team achievements in the game.

1986-87 season is the earliest season available with complete box score stats.

In basketball, we need to account for intangible things such as setting the pick, making the right pass, positioning in the corner to spread the floor, clearing space by moving down the lane and etc. These kind of data are not available in the box scores, that’s why it’s often been misleading. Metrics derived from play-by-play (PBP) data, not 100% perfect though, might help more than box score stats.