- Jun 26, 2006
Here’s something sort of related but worth thinking about in the context of postseason game planning. Who shot a higher 3 pt % in last years’ finals? Boston. Who took more free throws? Boston. Who forced more turnovers? GSW. Who had more FGA? GSW, they took 5 additional shots per game. They shot six more 3’s per game. And the average score was GSW +4. If shooting variance is much larger game to game and series to series than we think it is, then maybe defense, especially focusing on turnovers, is a much “safer” strategy in small, 7 game (or fewer) samples.