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Re: [APBR_analysis] Scores vs. Shot Clock

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  • NYFan@aol.com
    A reason why teams may score fairly effeciently with so little time left may be human nature. Often you will see that when instincts are in control, people
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 13, 2001
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      A reason why teams may score fairly effeciently with so little time left may
      be human nature. Often you will see that when instincts are in control,
      people play/work better. This rule may come to rear its head here. If players
      are forced to concentrate, and thus "lose themselves" to their instincts when
      the clock is winding down, the chances of hitting the shot would rise, even
      if the difficulty increases. Just a theory.

      ~Ray


      My general thoughts, though, are that NBA teams can score comfortably with
      3 seconds to set up.  Scoring with 1 second on the clock isn't unusual.
      NBA teams could conceivable have a 15 second clock and not really see a
      big drop in offensive efficiency.  These numbers could help justify these
      thoughts if indeed offensive ratings don't really change with time left on
      the clock.


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