April 18, 2011

Deconstructing the Spurs and Hornets Upsets

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 4:13 pm

Wow! Spurs and Lakers lose on same day. Who would have thought it? Let’s analyze each of these games, looking at key lineups and Adjusted +/- ratingsof key players for the game.

Lakers Hornets

Rose was great on Saturday but CP3 was “otherwordly.”  The lineup with Gray and Jack replacing Okafor and Bellenelli was +14 points in 7 minutes while Hornets starting lineup was -10 points in 16 minutes. Hopefully Gray is healthy because he was awesome. CP3 had Adjusted +/- of +31, Green +15, Gray +74!!! and Jack +38.

     For the Lakers the bench and Bynum were disasters.  Adjusted +/-  for Brown -46, Johnson -51, Odom -16 and Bynum -31, show that the Lakers have major isuues.

Spurs Grizzlies

We predicted on this website that with Manu out the Grizzlies would give the Spurs fits. When Mayo replaced Young the Grizzlies were +10 points in 9 minutes. Randolph  +15, Allen +16 and Mayo +11 keyed the Grizzlies win. For the Spurs Bonner -16 and Neal -28 really hurt them. Without a full strength Manu the Spurs will have their hands full.


  1. [...] Winston of Mathletics breaks down the +/- from Game 1. Link Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 5:59 pm, Category: Basketball, Tags: mathletics, nba, [...]

    Pingback by Deconstructing the Spurs and Hornets Upset » Stathead » Blog Archive — April 18, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

  2. Good call on the Grizzlies.

    Comment by Italian Stallion — April 19, 2011 @ 10:48 am

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