Jazz vs Lakers Dashboard (Preseason - 10/22/13)

Here's the dashboard for preseason game against the Lakers on October 22, 2013. For information on how these charts work, see the links here and here.

First up is starter effectiveness and value. It appears from these graphs that the Jazz starters out-played their Laker counterparts.

Starter Effectiveness

Starter Value

The next series shows the ten players with the most minutes from each team and their effectiveness and value. From these graphs you can see the Laker's bench made a significant contribution to their win, specifically Famar, Meeks, and Johnson.

Jazz Effectiveness

Laker Effectiveness

Jazz Value

Laker Value

The Jazz actually took more shots than the Lakers for the game (88 to 76), but made fewer baskets (35 to 36) and three pointers (8 to 10).


The next area of analysis is free throws. Both teams took a similar number of free throws; the Jazz took 26 and the Lakers took 29. However, the Lakers capitalized on their free throws at a higher rate than the Jazz did (89.7% to 61.5%). This is the second game in a row the Jazz have shot less than 65% from the line (last game the Jazz shot 56.3%); and these missed opportunities proved costly.

Free Throws

The next graphic shows that the Jazz out rebounded the Lakers; having a higher rate of offensive rebounds on the Lakers' side of the floor than the Lakers had on the Jazz' side. The Jazz grabbed 83.3% of the boards on their side versus 66.67% that the Lakers grabbed on their side. This differential somewhat kept the Jazz in the game.


Both the Jazz and Lakers had high turnover rates (17.5% to 16.0%). Additionally, the Jazz ended up with 4 more turnovers than the Lakers, which proved to be a significant difference.


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