Very interesting data on 82games.com. A couple of questions:
1) What is the source of the raw data from which the +/-
summaries were generated?
2) Apparently I am misunderstanding the +/- definition in the
tables. By my way of thinking when you take the +/- for a given
player when ON the court and multiply it by his fraction of playing
time and then add the +/- for the same player when OFF the court
and muliply it by his fraction of non-playing time, what you should
get is the team plus minus, no? In doing a loose check on Paul
Pierce, I find the implication that the '03-'03 Celtics were
outscored (which may be the case) but also that the team
implied figure based on Mr. Battie's +/- differed, which cannot be,
according to my conception of the stat. Please advise.