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Monday, November 24, 2014

Check this stat out…

Even though he missed the last, what, month and a half, of last season, Jamal Crawford still ended up ranked third in the league over the past four seasons (thanks, Jon!) in “game-winning” field goal attempts , defined by 82games by as shot attempts in the last 24 seconds that can tie a game or put a team ahead (the shooting team is tied or behind by one or two points) (Hollinger printed the list in his latest Insider Column)!!!

I know it SEEMED like he was always taking possible game-winning shots, but I was still taken aback to see that he attempted possible game-winning shots THIRTY-FOUR times the last four years, including a whopping FIFTEEN this past season alone!

Only Kobe and Vince Carter took more attempts (although the also oft-injured Joe Johnson was right behind Crawford with 33).

Crawford, by the by, made 9 of the 34 shots, good for 26% (higher than Kobe’s 10 for 43, for what it’s worth).

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On a separate note, the NBA really, really needs to re-seed. They’re the only major sport that does not re-seed (that can, as MLB cannot re-seed, as they only have two rounds before the World Series), and their reasons just aren’t good enough to outweigh the drawbacks.

5 comments on “Check this stat out…

  1. jon abbey

    “I know it SEEMED like he was always taking possible game-winning shots, but I was still taken aback to see that he attempted possible game-winning shots THIRTY-FOUR times this past season!”

    you should know that’s impossible, the list compiles shots from the last four seasons.

  2. brian quinnet's left nipple

    coincidentally, isiah thomas ranked last among coaches in “different types of plays called for game-winning field goal attempts” with 1.

  3. Hudson River

    Heres the Knick’s play everytime: wait till 4 seconds on the clock jamal takes a dribble to the right and pulls up, apparently hes made 26% of those.

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