Re: [APBR_analysis] Scores vs. Shot Clock
- 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.
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