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Game 30 Differential Production Stats

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It's been a while since I compiled full Differential Production (DP) stats for a Sixers game, so vacation week plus a good performance made this game a good candidate.  If you don't remember (or never knew), click here for the full explanation.  Briefly, DP measures individual contributions to a team's offensive and defensive ratings for a given game.


Here are the results for this game.  Comments follow below.


tables
OFFENSE
Pos.
Shots
Neg.
Shots
Off.
Reb
Asst. TO Off.
Tot
Iguodala 9 -14.5 1.25 3 -1 -2.25
Brand 6.25 -6.5 3.5 0 -2 1.25
Hawes 1.5 -4 1 1 0 -0.5
Holiday 12.5 -5.5 0 1.25 -1 7.25
Meeks 7.5 -8 0 0.5 0 0
Young 7 -6.5 2 0.75 -2 1.25
Turner 5 -6.5 0.5 1.25 0 0.25
Nocioni 0 -4 0.25 0.5 -1 -4.25
Battie 0 -0.5 0 0 0 -0.5
Team 0 0 0.5 0 -1 -0.5
Totals 48.75 -56 9 8.25 -8 2
(95/93)



DEFENSE TOT
Scored
On
Stops Def
Reb
ORA TO
Forced
Def
Tot
AI -5 2.75 2.75 -0.75 4 3.75 1.5
EB -4.25 3.5 5 -1.5 1 3.75 5
SH -4.5 2 2 -0.5 1.5 0.5 0
JH -9.5 1.5 1.5 0 1 -5.5 1.75
JM -3 2.25 1 -0.5 1 0.75 0.75
TY -3 5 1 0 1.75 4.75 6
ET -12.75 2.5 1.5 -1 1.5 -8.25 -8
AN -4 0.5 2.25 0 0.25 -1 -5.25
TB -3 0.5 0.5 -0.25 0 -2.25 -2.75
Team 0 3 1.5 0 1 5.5 5
Tot -49 23.5 19 -4.5 13 2 4
(89/91)


Comments:
  • The first thing I noticed that the Sixers did well was to hold the Nuggets to 91 possessions, well below their average 98.5 possessions per game (3rd in the NBA).  Not having Carmelo probably had something to do with that, but the Sixers did play good defense, especially in the 4th quarter.
  • Iguodala, not surprisingly, achieved the worst "Negative Shots" total in any of the games I've tracked.  But he was still a net positive for the game.  It won't show up in the boxscore, but his defense on consecutive possessions late in the 4th was crucial (defense on Afflalo to force a 24-second violation, almost 10 seconds of defense on Billups to force a rushed Afflalo 3 with 2 seconds on the shot clock).
  • Turner had an encouraging game offensively, but he was horrendous on defense.  He isn't going to be even an average defensive player until he learns to play defense without fouling.  (It reminds me of how Greg Buckner was thought of as a good defensive player, but constantly sending your guy to the line isn't good defense!)
  • Jrue struggled on defense but was a net positive because of his great offense.  He showed a variety of good moves, but his best were the floaters in the lane (including the one that turned a 1-point lead into a 3-point lead with 2:23 left).
  • Thad accumulated a team-high +6 DP, but surprisingly it was his defense that contributed the most (team-high +4.75, including a team-high +5 on "Stops").  On re-watching, I found that he challenged a lot of shots on help defense, and it helped that Denver didn't have any bigs who could exploit his lack of lateral footspeed.
  • I thought Brand held his own against Nene, which was an important ingredient in the win.  Good game by Brand overall (+5 DP).
  • Nocioni and Battie played very poorly in limited minutes.
  • Not a game-analysis comment, but I find Chris "Birdman" Andersen hard to even look at now (see photo).

I've sent the full spreadsheet to Brian with breakdowns by quarter and half, for those interested. (Download the full spreadsheet here)