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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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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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How can a journalist know so much information on athletes?

How can a journalist find so much information and statistics about athletes during the competition, in sports like tennis/athletics/swimming in World Champions or the Olympic Games or other events? ...
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Tie breakers to decide league position in football (soccer)?

In the English Premier League, the league standing is decided using total points scored over the season, then goal difference and then goals scored - in that order. 1) Does anyone know what happens ...
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What does data about kWh in the French Open “shots of the day” videos mean?

The French Open publishes on its YouTube videos with "shots of the day" - the most impressive plays from a particular day at the tournament. At the end of the point, an information about kWh is shown....
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How are football players objectively rated?

Football (soccer) by comparison to many other sports has very little in the way of personal player statistics. This is particularly true for defenders, who don't even have the number of goals scored ...
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Leagues which count for two assists?

In the FIFA Mexico 1986 World Cup technical report, it is said that up to two players may receive assist points if their passes were decisive to scoring a goal. In most top level leagues, the assist ...
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Who is awarded the assist when a receiving player deliberately leaves the ball for another player, who scores?

Who is assisting the goal, if a player[1] passes the ball to a teammate[2], who is missing the ball on purpose and is leaving it for a third player, who scores? For example, who is assisting the forth ...
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Highest score in an international field hockey match

At the 1932 Summer Olympics, India defeated the USA with a score of 24-1. Is this match the highest scoring match ever at international level (no domestics)? Has any other country defeated their ...
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In tennis, how much is the server's advantage diminished if the game goes to “deuce?”

In tennis, the person with the serve has a clear advantage. This is is certainly true at love-love, where four points are needed to win a game. A server who lets the game go to "deuce" has squandered ...
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How often does extra time change the outcome of a game?

I am not an avid fan of football, but whenever I happen to watch a game that goes to extra time, the score doesn't change, and the game has to be decided by a shootout. How often does extra time ...
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Which soccer players have more goals than games at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...
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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently had his 50 goals milestone (also a national record for Sweden) prior to with 100 appearance for the team. With 50 goals in 100 games he's averaging a goal in every second ...
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How often has a major league team hit only a home run and a triple in a single game?

On June 26, 2015, the Mets had two hits, a home run (Granderon) and a triple (Hererra), but no singles or doubles, and they won the game (2-1 over the Reds). Did the Mets pull off a baseball first? ...
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What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in MLB history?

Don't know if the wording of the title makes sense, but I want to know what team had the longest losing streak that was the shortest in MLB history (or at least the live ball era) A completely made ...
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How is 'distance covered' tracked in football (soccer) at the World Cup and during other official competitions?

In most football leagues, and now the World Cup, distance covered is now a commonly-shared statistic. Are there trackers in the boots? Do the players have chips implanted in their brains? How is '...
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Heaviest loss of last four teams remaining in history of World Cup

Brazil just lost 1-7 to Germany in 2014 World Cup. What is the biggest loss ever among the top 4 teams in a world cup (that is biggest lost in the semifinals, 3rd place match or the final match)? Did ...
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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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Additional time stats in football

Are there any statistics about the additional time that European referees give at the end of both the first and second half of a football game? I mean for example ,what is the percentage of 1' added ...
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How did Hollinger come up with the formula he did for PER?

Here is the Wikipedia article for John Hollinger's player efficiency rating (PER) statistic, which is commonly used as an "all-in-one" for (mostly offensive) performance in basketball. I would like to ...
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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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In the event of a tie, how are FedExCup points distributed among tied golfers?

Looking at the FedExCup point distribution, point values are assigned to golfers finishing in the 1st through 85th positions of a PGA Tour sanctioned tournament. However, in the event of a tie, how ...
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What determines the coefficients in the definition of slugging percentage?

When calculating slugging percentage, why do the numbers of singles, doubles, and triples get multiplied by 2, 3 and 4, respectively, in the numerator? And, perhaps related, why does the HR count ...
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How are shorter power-plays counted in power play percentage?

One of the team statics in ice-hockey is power play percentage. From example, you can see it here for the currently played World Chapmionship or here for this year's NHL season. I understand that ...
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In which part of ice hockey game most goals are scored?

It is quite natural that various part of hockey game have different dynamics and also different likelihood of scoring a goal. There are several factors. Players get more tired with time. In second ...
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Does “Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green” objectify tee-to-green performance?

In short, "Strokes Gained" is a value of a golfer's performance compared to the average performance of other golfers. In 2011, the PGA Tour announced Strokes Gained: Putting. For example, the ...
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Sabermetrics and statistics, why so fitting for baseball?

I am looking into defining my own simple metrics for a video game to evaluate how well a player is performing. To that regard I have been reading about Sabermetrics and the general impression I get ...
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What percent of shots on goal hit the crossbar in hockey?

It seems like a lot of shots hit the crossbar in hockey. Is this just my mind playing tricks on me, or do more shots hit the crossbar than might be expected for a bar a few inches wide set above a ...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Statistically, who is the worst NFL team in history?

I know there are a lot of bad NFL teams but I want to know who the worst franchise in NFL history is.. (ie: least playoff appearances/wins/win percentage etc.)
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Were there any Moneyball-like instances in history of cricket?

Moneyball was an instance in Baseball where the Oakland contingent have used statistics and data science for buying-selling as well as team selection. So, was there any such instance in the history ...
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Which player scored the most points in one game in each season?

I would like to see a statistic showing which player has scored the most points in one basketball game every season. I know Wilt Chamberlain holds the general record, but it would be nice to see who ...
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Which is more likely to result in a goal: a penalty shot or a power play?

Statistically speaking, is a hockey team (in the NHL) more likely to score on a power play or with a penalty shot? Often times this is something I wonder when a player is tripped on a near breakaway ...
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American football yards after contact stats

I'm trying to find a breakdown of passing plays that takes into account yards after contact so I can subtract it out of a quarterbacks throwing yards to give a better picture of QB versus receiver ...
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How does retired hurt and absent hurt affect career average?

If a batsman has retired hurt while batting, will this inning be added as an inning in his statistics (Does it affect his career batting average)? What about the innings count in the case of absent ...
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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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How to calculate run rate in cricket?

Basically the one thing which i know about run rate is,it is calculated by dividing runs scored to number of overs.But my question is How to calculate the run rate midway through an ...
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How do NFL teams do in their last game if they have already clinched a playoff spot?

Do they tend to rest their good players so they don't have as many injuries going into the playoffs? Basically, I'm wondering if I should bet against teams with playoff locks if the matchup is close......
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Most number of extra-time Goals

On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time. Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-...
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Why is the QB passing yards count for the distance the receiver runs after completing the pass?

A recent question made me think of this peculiarity (in my eyes at least) of american football. I get the logic behind crediting a TD to both the receiver and the QB. But the QB gets credited for ...
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Does the penalty shoot out goal count as the person goal for a player?

I just want to know if the goal scored by a player during shoot out is counted as goal scored in the tournament or not. For example: the goal scored by Messi will be counted or not to become the ...
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What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the 2015 NFL regular season?

What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the 2015 NFL regular season? In what percentage of onside kicks did the kicking team regain possession of the ball?
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Download baseball reference data with player IDs

Is there a simple way to download a season of player data from Baseball-Reference.com that includes their player ID? I can download data with the player names, but I need the player ID they use to ...
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What percent of corner kicks turn into goals?

I have looked around for this statistic without luck. I just wondered what percentage of corner kicks actually result in a goal? Not necessarily straight in, but from the same passage of play. I have ...
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Do the laws of cricket allow running on the last ball, even after winning?

Say, teamA score is 368 (369 to win), and teamB is batting at 368 (or 366). One run (or 3 runs) will make them win. The batsman hits the ball for a six, so score is 374 (or 372) which is more than the ...
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Is MLB Statcast data permanently archived somewhere?

Major League Baseball has begun collecting a set of physics data under the name "Statcast", including such information as the exit velocity of notable home runs. I would like to know if this data is ...
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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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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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Sabermetrics Applied to American Football, Specifically the NFL

Sabermetrics and advanced stats have become a big part of baseball in the recent years. Defensive shifts are growing rapidly. "Old School" stats are becoming less relevant compare to "New School" ...