NBA Playoffs 2012: Jazz Points per Shot not going as far as it used to

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 29: Devin Harris #5 of the Utah Jazz dribbles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Utah Jazz were the #4 best offense in the regular season, in terms of Points per Game. They were the #6 offense in terms of Offensive Rating. And as a team, they had a collective 1.19 points per shot value. Things have changed in the playoffs against a motivated and focused San Antonio Spurs defense. In the playoffs it's gone down all the way to 1.05 points per shot. That's a big drop off. Let's look at the players, and their performance so far in the playoffs:

Points per Shot Minutes per Game
Player Points Shots Playoffs Season Diff. Playoffs Season Diff.
Paul Millsap 29 25 1.16 1.23 -0.07 32.50 32.81 -0.31
Al Jefferson 26 31 0.84 1.12 -0.28 31.50 34.02 -2.52
Gordon Hayward 25 16 1.56 1.33 0.23 32.00 30.53 1.47
Derrick Favors 16 14 1.14 1.28 -0.14 23.50 21.17 2.33
Alec Burks 15 10 1.50 1.19 0.31 16.00 15.92 0.08
Jamaal Tinsley 13 14 0.93 0.97 -0.04 19.50 13.70 5.80
Devin Harris 12 16 0.75 1.32 -0.57 24.50 27.63 -3.13
DeMarre Carroll 11 11 1.00 0.96 0.04 20.00 16.35 3.65
Josh Howard 10 13 0.77 1.03 -0.26 20.00 23.05 -3.05
Enes Kanter 10 12 0.83 1.29 -0.45 13.00 13.24 -0.24
Blake Ahearn 5 3 1.67 0.71 0.95 3.50 7.50 -4.00
Jeremy Evans 2 1 2.00 1.48 0.52 3.50 7.48 -3.98

Hmm, well sir, I don't like it.

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