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Jazz vs Clippers Dashboard (Preseason - 10/23/13)

Here's the dashboard for the preseason game against the Clippers on October 23, 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 starters were fairly evenly matched. Note that the size of the dot on the "effectiveness" graphs is related to the players' estimated PER value, the bigger the dot the higher the players' PER value; whereas the size of the dot on the "value" graphs is related to the players' Approximate Value score (a stat counter type number), and the bigger the dot the higher the players' Approximate Value score.

One more thing on these "wonder bread" style charts. Yes, Favors' Approximate Value dot is the dot that ate all other dots - he had a good game is a little understated.

Starter Effectiveness

Starter Value

The next series shows the ten players with the most minutes from each team and their effectiveness and value.

<a class='sbn-auto-link' href='http://www.sbnation.com/nba/teams/utah-jazz'>Jazz</a> Effectiveness

Clipper Effectiveness

Jazz Value

Clipper Value

Now the four factors.

The Jazz took more shots and made more shots than the Clippers for the game (shots: 87 to 83; makes 37 to 32). The Jazz also made the same number of threes as the Clippers (5).

Shooting

Free throws were a different story. The Jazz took 25 free throws and made a good clip of them (80%), but the Clippers took 47 while converting 34. For the Jazz, they improved their free throw percentage from the previous games (65% against the Lakers and 56.3% against the Thunder); however, the rate that the Clippers got to the line was inconceivable, costly, and proved to be the difference in the game.

If I was an NBA conspiracy theorist, this game would be part of my wall of weird.

Free Throws

The next graphic shows that the Jazz out rebounded the Clippers; with the Jazz having a higher rate of offensive rebounds on the Clippers' side of the floor than the Clippers had on the Jazz' side.

The Jazz grabbed 81.5% of the boards on their side versus 71.7% that the Clippers grabbed on their side. Again, if I were an NBA conspiracy theorist, I'd point out that when you win the shooting war and the rebounding war you tend to win the ball game. Not this game.

Rebounds

The Clippers held on to the ball significantly better than the Jazz (turnover rate of 10.3% to 16.9%). No doubt having Chris Paul as your point guard helps in this area.

Turnovers

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