Monday, September 29, 2008

Round 1, Game 2: 2008 WNBA Playoffs Storm vs. Sparks

I have been really delinquent getting things posted. I had a crazy week with depositions, my boss taking a new job, and data on game 2 that I simply couldn't get to jive. Fortunately Paul Swanson was able to help me find the bad piece of data and I was able to move on.

Since the Storm have already been eliminated, I will skip to the numbers and avoid useless commentary.


Storm
Most Effective Shooters

Player

True Shooting Percentage

Effective FG%

Floor Percentage

Points

Ashley Robinson

80%

100%

91%

3

Camille Little

75%

58%

38%

13

Sheryl Swoopes

68%

60%

50%

16

Katie Gearlds

50%

50%

53%

2





It is really amazing how low scoring this game was.


Top Ratings


PlayerOffensive RatingIndividual Rating
Ashley Robinson184.71166.48
Sheryl Swoopes121.02110.30
Katie Gearlds106.1388.10


Looking at these numbers it is now clear to me why LA won Game 3. Defensively all they had to do was put some added focus of Sheryl Swoopes, because no one else was offensively productive.



Raw Plus Minus
Tanisha Wright: +22
Sue Bird: +18
Sheryl Swoopes: +15
Yolanda Griffith: +14
Camille Little: +10
Katie Gearlds: +8
Ashley Robinson: +3
Shyra Ely: -1
Kimberly Beck: -6
Swin Cash: -11


Most Effective Lineups
Bird-Wright-Swoopes-Little-Griffith: +19
Bird-Wright-Gearlds-Little-Robinson: +9
Bird-Wright-Cash-Robinson-Griffith: +3

Sparks

Most Effective Shooters

Player

True Shooting Percentage

Effective FG%Floor PercentagePoints
Shannon Bobbitt

63%

63%

27%

5

Delisha Milton-Jones

51%

44%

37%

10




It is clear that this game was won by the Storm on the defensive end of the floor.

Top Ratings



PlayerOffensive RatingIndividual Rating
Candace Parker96.9480.42
Marie Ferdinand-Harris93.1075.70



Normally players don't make this table with offensive ratings below 100, but I had to lower my standards for this game.

Raw Plus Minus
Jessica Moore: +4
Rafaella Masciadri: +1
Marie Ferdinand-Harris: -2
Sidney Spencer: -3
Temecka Johnson: -4
Muriel Page: -4
Candace Parker: -10
Shannon Bobbitt: -11
Kiesha Brown: -12
Delisha Milton-Jones: -13
Lisa Leslie: -16

Most Effective Lineups
Bobbitt-Masciadri-Milton-Parker-Leslie: +5
Johnson-Ferdinand-Milton-Parker-Moore: +4
Johnson-Ferdinand-Parker-Moore-Leslie: +3

2 comments:

pt said...

Whew. I thought you had given up the blog!

Patrick said...

nah, but I do slow down in the offseason...