Sunday, June 15, 2008

Game Twelve: Storm @ Comets 14 June, 2008

The Storm really gave this road trip away. Houston gets its second win of the season by simply outplaying the Storm. A few bad calls may have sealed the deal, but their poor play put them in a position to lose.


Storm
Most Effective Shooters




Player

True Shooting Percentage

Effective FG%

Floor Percentage

Points

Tanisha Wright

74%

72%

71%

14

Lauren Jackson

54%

47%

44%

18

Sue Bird

42%

33%

30%

9

Sheryl Swoopes

34%

30%

45%

8

Shyra Ely

32%

17%

32%

5



It looks like Tanisha has bounced back, but what is going on with Swin, Sheryl and Katie?



Top Ratings

PlayerOffensive RatingIndividual Rating
Tanisha Wright154.37150.31
Lauren Jackson103.5192.09

The rest of the team was so bad, I couldn't even list them.


Raw Plus/Minus

Katie Gearlds: +3
Tanisha Wright: +2
Kimberly Beck: -1
Florina Pascalau: 0
Shyra Ely: -2
Lauren Jackson: -5
Ashley Robinson: -8
Sheryl Swoopes:-9
Sue Bird: -9
Swin Cash: -13

Most Effective Lineups

Beck-Wright-Cash-Ely-Jackson: +2
Bird-Wright-Gearlds-Jackson-Pascalau: +2
Bird-Swoopes-Ely-Jackson-Robinson: +2
Bird-Wright-Gearlds-Swoopes-Jackson: +2


Comets
Most Effective Shooters

Player

True Shooting Percentage

Effective FG%

Floor Percentage

Points

Mistie Williams

77%

67%

45%

6

Shannon Johnson

73%

79%

39%

14

Hamchétou Maiga-Ba

58%

50%

64%

9

Tina Thompson

52%

47%

45%

10

Sancho Lyttle

50%

50%

38%

2



The Storm were outclassed in the post with Griffith out of the lineup.



Top Ratings

PlayerOffensive RatingIndividual Rating
Hamchétou Maiga-Ba128.95108.16
Tina Thompson102.0193.52
Mistie Williams97.6392.40
Shannon Johnson91.3297.29

Houston was not much better than Seattle offensively, but they were good enough to win. The Comets controlled the offensive and defensive glass with a +16 rebounding edge.


Raw Plus/Minus

Hamchétou Maiga-Ba: +13
Michelle Snow: +12
Tina Thompson: +10
Shannon Johnson: +6
Mwadi Mabika: +6
Erica White: +2
Matee Ajavon: -2
Sancho Lyttle: -3
Mistie Williams: -4

Most Effective Lineups


Johnson-Mabika-Maiga^Ba-Thompson-Snow: +9
White-Ajavon-Maiga^Ba-Williams-Snow: +3
Johnson-Ajavon-Mabika-Maiga^Ba-Thompson: +3

7 comments:

Crow said...

Bird playing the biggest minutes of her WNBA career- this early in the regular season. Will it bite the team at playoff time?

No other playoff seeded team is below average on both 3 pointers made and 3 pt FG%, while Storm are 3rd worst and worst respectively. Really going against grain and compounded by Jackson's lesser season so far.

Maybe it is dream list of players but I am not sure it is a dream team. Swoopes or Cash, fine. But both? I don't know. I'd have taken a stronger 3 point shooter instead of one.

Crow said...

Bird by far worst FG%s of career. The big minutes probably aren't helping.



I'd give a thorough look to trade opportunities and / or minutes shift- to bolster 3 pt production.

Crow said...

Swoopes had a modest 3 pt game in 2006. And she is close to that now. If they expected more that was unwise but it really isn't her or Cash's fault.

If Jackson / Bird shot the 3 like last season they would be close to average of 3 pointers made and 3 pt FG%.

They aren't, yet, after the Russian season and in this offense.

Crow said...

Patrick do you plan mid-season summaries on player ratings and player & lineup +/-?

Patrick said...

I don't blame Bird, Swoopes, Cash or Gearlds for their three point shooting. Neither Swoopes nor Cash have ever been shooters, more scorers. Swoopes has a history of hitting clutch threes, however. Bird and Gearlds are in slumps, it happens. However, the offense is stagnant right now, and no one is hitting midrange or long shots outside of Jackson. She isn't really having a lesser season, it is simply that everyone sags in on her in the paint since no other player is scoring.

Patrick said...

As far as mid-season updates, I will be doing updates for individual, player pairs and 5 person lineups. If you have interest in particular +/- data let me know. It is fairly easy for me to look at things like +/- for a player by position (though, like they say at 84games.com, that is more of a best guess since you can't track what position the swing players are playing exactly) or three player combos. I have thought about "clutch" value measurement as well since I now log all the play by play data in my game sheets as well. That one would take some time...maybe during the olympic break.

Crow said...

Look forward to your advance stat roll-ups and learning more about the team from them.