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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author: Tom V.

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Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs SEA, 12/12/07)

Knicks lose to Sonics, 117 – 110 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr SEA 95.0 123.2 61.1% 22.2 22.2 12.6 NYK 115.8 50.5% 14.7 40.4 14.7 The Knicks finally got their act together on offense. Unfortunately, they also had perhaps their worst defensive performance of the season as well, considering the competition. Seattle had been 29th in offensive efficiency coming into the game, scoring less than 100 points per 100 possessions. And yet they came onto the Knicks home turf and blew the doors off, scoring 7 points per 100 possessions more than the average offensive output of the NBA-leading …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs DAL, 12/10/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Mavericks, 99 – 89 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr DAL 84.0 117.9 59.7% 28.4 21.9 10.7 NYK 106.0 43.9% 20.7 34.1 14.3 All things considered, the defense wasn’t too bad tonight. Not great or even good, but not awful either. The Knicks surrendered a high number to Dallas– 117.9 points per 100 …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs PHI, 12/8/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Sixers, 105 – 77 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr PHI 91.0 115.4 57.4% 14.8 42.4 17.6 NYK 84.6 39.3% 31.4 19.5 19.8 Unfortunately I find myself agreeing with Mike Breen’s assessment. It’s worse to get blown out by 28 points at home by one of the league’s worst, than to get blown …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (@ PHI, 12/7/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Sixers, 101 – 90 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr NYK 90.0 100.0 47.7% 9.3 31.3 13.3 PHI 112.2 51.2% 15.1 31.6 13.3 Subpar effort on both ends of the court tonight. A good offensive rebounding and ball handling effort was sabotaged by bad eFG% and a horrendous showing at the line (only …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (@ NJN, 12/5/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks defeat Nets, 100 – 93 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr NYK 87.0 114.9 53.0% 45.5 10.3 11.5 NJN 106.9 45.7% 41.4 31.4 14.9 Another Knick win powered mainly by the offense, but in a bit of an unusual way this time. The offensive rebounding, usually powerful, was almost non-existent. The shooting from the field …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs PHO, 12/2/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Suns, 104 – 115 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr PHO 93.0 123.7 62.5% 11.9 20.0 11.8 NYK 111.8 50.0% 20.9 32.6 11.8 Going into the 4th quarter, the Knicks were matching Phoenix basket for basket. The score was 85 – 84 Phoenix, with both clubs featuring an offensive efficiency north of 120 …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs MIL, 11/30/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks defeat Bucks, 91 – 88 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr MIL 87.0 101.1 49.4% 14.1 21.6 13.8 NYK 104.6 51.3% 17.1 21.6 14.9 The formula for tonight’s win was a lukewarm offense combined with a solid defensive effort. The offense was underwhelming given that the Bucks are defensive slouches, allowing 111.1 points per 100 …continue reading