Friday, May 4, 2007
Only one other player in NBA history has taken at least 10 shots in a game in which his team was eliminated from the playoffs and made as low a ......
"Dirk Nowitzki, who averaged 24.6 points per game and was an All-Star this season, made only 2-of-13 shots (15 percent) in the Mavericks' loss.
Only one other player in NBA history has taken at least 10 shots in a game in which his team was eliminated from the playoffs and made as low a percentage as Nowitzki after being an All-Star and averaging at least 20 points per game that season: Michael Finley was 1-for-17 (6 percent) in the Mavericks' 2001 series-ending loss to the Spurs."
Yes, that on ESPN.com this morning. You would not think that such a historic victory would require such ridiculous statistical analysis to make it sounds interesting, but I guess the "Daily Dime" couldn't come up with ten interesting points on the conclusion of the series.
Matt and I thought we'd help out with some more statistical insight into this series, just in case ESPN runs out of material (as they apparently have already)
"This is the first time a 7 footer who who led all western conference centers in 4th quarter assists has failed to to get more than 10 rebounds in an opening round game 6"
"This is surprisingly, only the 3rd time in NBA history that Kate Hudson has been to an NBA game with a boy who she was previously thought to have broken up with."
"The first occasion on which a hirsute man named for a nobleman with body like a Michaelangelo sculpture in a dream has consistently shot over 50% in a series despite battling a porcine-related injury"