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Cleveland Cavaliers championship bonus

Do the Cavs players get some sort of bonus compensation from the team and / or the NBA? What about the coaching staff and owners? If so, do you know how much this bonus is? As a data point, way ...
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What is a “go-ahead three-pointer” in basketball?

I've seen this term used often when I read about the NBA in the USA. What is a "go-ahead three-pointer"? https://www.facebook.com/nba/videos/10154111733793463/
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Is there a stat for number of missed “open look” shots in an NBA basketball game?

After watching the NBA finals tonight, I started wondering which team would have won if every player who missed an "open look" shot had made it. I can't find any stats on this. I'm guessing that it's ...
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Has there ever been an NBA game in which one team did not score a single three-pointer?

Does someone know of an example of an NBA game in which one team did not score a single three-pointer? Did this ever happen?
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When is a dribble completed in the NBA

I recently watched the shaqting uncalled travels, and was wondering why some of those were travels. In the NBA rulebook, it states that a dribble is complete when the ball comes to a rest. However in ...
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How often does this achievement happen in basketball?

We have 5 categories in basketball which we take into account when triple-double or quadruple-double is achieved. They are: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. The achievement of ...
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How many teams have forced a game 7 after being down 3-1 in the series?

I know 9 teams in NBA history have come back to win a series after being down 3-1 in the playoffs, but how many managed to take it to 7, regardless of whether they won the series or not?
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What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game?

What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game? Although it sounds simple, I couldn't find this stat in the internet.
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Were Kobe Bryant's 60 points in his last game authentic? [closed]

On 13th April 2016, Kobe Bryant played his last professional game against Utah scoring 60 points. I was wondering if there was any evidence to show that those 60 points were a tribute reserved for ...
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Whose record did the Chicago Bulls team of 1995-96 break?

The Chicago Bulls broke the NBA record for most victories in a season during the 1995-96 season. The question is, whose record did they break?
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NBA Team Scoring Averages 2015 vs 2014 [duplicate]

What is the NBA's average team score from season to season; 2014 season vs 2015 season?
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Are the NBA champions called World champions? Why is that?

When an NBA team wins the championship, they are called world champions. How did that come about?
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Points per NBA game

I wonder whether there's a source that shows the trend of points per game (of both teams) throughout the years? To illustrate my point, what I mean is something like: 2000/01 average points per NBA ...
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Typical daily/weekly in-season training schedule of an NBA team

I am interested in the typical daily and weekly training schedules of an NBA team (or any other professional sport team) during the season. I did some research, but this seems not too easy to find. I ...
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What are reaching fouls in the NBA?

When a player tries to steal the ball from a dribbling player, the referees sometimes award a "reaching foul". I just can't see any difference between a steal and a foul
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Where can I find NBA stats for shots made or missed after a foul?

I am looking for the names of websites that show NBA team season percentages of 2 point and 3 point shots that were made and missed after a foul. Thanks to all for your help.
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What happens if an NBA team is reduced to less than five players by fouling out?

If an NBA team has 5 players left, and one player gets fouled out, do you keep the player in or let the team play with 4 players?
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Criteria to play for NBA all star game?

What are the criteria to play in one of the two teams of NBA all star game? And what about to take part to other speciality games (smash/3 points)?
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Offensive Rebound Rate correlation to wins [closed]

How many more games should a team expect to win if its offensive rebound rate increases from 25% to 27%, all else equal?
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NBA rule - how far does the ball have to go in the hoop to count for points?

Say the ball goes in halfway past the rim, and an opponent knocks the ball back upwards and out. Does this count for points? How far does the ball have to pass the rim to count as a successful score?
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What is the highest two-man stat line from teammates in NBA history or how would I find that

For example, in 12-13 Kevin durant averaged 28.1/4.6/7.9 and Russell Westbrook averaged 23.2/7.4/5.2. Does anyone know what the best two person line has been in history? Or how I might go about ...
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How to collect stats in NBA?

In NBA there are a lot of available stats: Points Rebounds (def/off) Assist Blocks Steals % of free throw/2p/3p Minutes played and maybe many more that I do not remember. How does all the stats ...
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Is header allowed in basketball?

I know kicking ball in NBA is not allowed, how about header? is header like football allowed in basketball?
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Can a NBA team buy a draft pick?

Can a NBA team buy a draft pick for cash from another nba team?
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Offensive Player Injured on Foul

Watching the NBA Finals game 4 last night, LeBron was injured on a shooting attempt where he was fouled. The announcers said that if he didn't shoot the free throws, that he would not be able to come ...
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How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games?

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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Does the precision of NBA timekeeping go beyond tenths of a second?

As NBA viewers, we see that they keep time up to tenths of a second. But officially do they keep track of time to hundredths (or perhaps even thousandths) of a second? Here's an example. Say there ...
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Why are the teams in NBA's Western Conference outperforming those in the Eastern Conference?

In the NBA, the West has been the stronger conference over the past decade or two as the graph below shows. The difference between the conferences is usually evident in the playoffs and in the All-...
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Finish College after NBA Draft

After a college student declares that they will enter the NBA draft, do they have to finish the school year, or do they have to un-enroll from school (unless they commit back to their school before ...
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Seasons in which all teams in a division made the playoffs

During the 2014-2015 NBA season, each team in the Southwest Division (Houston, Memphis, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans) of the Western Conference made the playoffs. Has this happened before? If so,...
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Has a college team ever played against a professional team?

This question is inspired by the recent debate[1][2][3][4] about whether the 2014-15 University of Kentucky men's basketball team (who had been undefeated until tonight's loss to Wisconsin) could ...
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Why win the jump ball?

In basketball, why win the opening jump ball if there's no advantage (possession will be rotated afterwards).
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Do basketball referees sometimes try to save players from fouling out?

While watching American college basketball games or NBA games, I'll often see players drive to the basket and get fouled. When this happens in the second half of a game, I frequently hear the ...
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Rebounding your own miss when the ball only hits the backboard [duplicate]

is it legal to dribble the ball after rebounding your own miss when the ball only hit the backboard?
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What does the “bonus” tag over the score in NBA games means? [duplicate]

Sometimes, while watching a NBA game, I see a "bonus" tag text over the telecast scoreboard. What does it means? Which rule or set of rules influence this?
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MVP Candidate not on 1st Team

Has there ever been an MVP candidate that was not on the All NBA 1st team but listed on the 2nd/3rd team? I just want to know how realistically possible would it be to finish 2nd in MVP voting for the ...
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Why didn't Michael Jordan appear in NBA Live 97?

I remember playing NBA Live 97. This was back when the Bulls were the team to beat. And every time I would go to the Bulls roster, every player was there except Michael Jordan. At the time, I was ...
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Has there ever been an NBA team with alternating starting units?

For instance, play group A, then play group B for second game in a back to back.
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Why does every American sport except Football seem to have a farm league?

Baseball (MLB) has a minor league, Hockey (NHL) has the AHL, Basketball (NBA) has the D-League, and even Soccer (MLS) has the USL and NASL although they may not be farm leagues in the same sense as ...
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Can you make a free throw off the backboard?

I understand there would be no advantage to do so but was just wondering if it's allowed. Also has it ever happened?
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Who is the oldest player who was drafted in the NBA?

I would like to know who the oldest player was that ever got drafted into the NBA?
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Where can I watch old proffesional sports games? [closed]

I was hoping to find a site where I could find old games that are available to watch, specifically NBA and NFl. Any suggestions?
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How does NBA players' salary increase during the playoffs?

In a sports column I was reading, the writer mentioned something about "win shares", that existed to provide a financial incentive to win games during the playoffs, especially since otherwise players ...
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Is an NBA team ever allowed to pay an injured player less than his contract

I was wondering about this after some of the recent high-profile injuries, such as Paul George, and before that Derrick Rose. The reason is obvious, a team doesn't want to be paying a player millions ...
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NBA: How does salary cap works? And why did the mavs sell everyone?

I'm not American, and I live in a foreign country. I have been watching NBA since about 2000. I was a New jersey fan, when Kidd went to Mavs, I became a Mavs fan and still am. As far as I know, the ...
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Has any information come out that clarifies how sick Jordan was during his famous “flu game”

Michael Jordan's flu game is one of his most famous performances as a basketball player. Yet I remember that at the time there was some question about how sick he really was: had he been acting some ...
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What dates are NBA matches guaranteed to be between?

I have a set of NBA matches (both regular and playoffs) and their dates and I need to determine which season they belong to. I was thinking of having an interval for each season that the matches are ...
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Offensive rebounding % on missed 3FG vs 2FG (NBA)

Amongst missed 3FG, what % are rebounded by the offensive team? Amongst missed 2FG, what % are rebounded by the offensive team? Is there a significant difference between these two percentages?
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Whats the maximum number of games at the playoff phase in NBA?

I was checking out the playoff bracket the other day and I realised that a significant number of the games (in the first round) went up to the 7th game. Considering that there are 15 series in total x ...
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why is a team's front office called front office?

I heard of the expression "the team's front office" in US professional sports teams like the NBA, and I would like to know what does it exactly mean and why is it called "front" office.