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Questions related to the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Where can I find NBA technical commentaries?

In what TV show or the like can I find technical commentaries of NBA games? I mean comments like "Gold State Warriors used this scheme where the power forward set a screen on the opponent and so the ...
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Resource for pulling NBA On/Off Stats for a single game? [closed]

I was wondering if there was a resource that allowed me to see On/Off statistics for a single player, in a unique game. For example -- Can I see the effect of On/Off of LeBron James (FG%, 3PT%...) ...
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Where do I find the most updated NBA rulebook?

What is the official link of the most updated NBA rulebook? I connected to a section of the NBA website and it does contain a link for the NBA rulebook, but that link redirects to the "Media" seciton ...
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What is the definition for second chance points in the NBA?

I have been reading this, but the details still feel unclear. https://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/nba/second-chance-points.aspx Short question: Will any shooting miss activate the possibility ...
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Why would a team trade for then waive a player?

Why would the Atlanta Hawks trade for Carmelo Anthony to immediately put him on waivers? Is it just to clear cap space?
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Most number of game 7s played in a single playoffs

In 2003, the NBA playoffs format was changed to have every single round played to a best-of-7 series, a format that is still used in today's NBA. From the 2003 Playoffs up to 2018, which season had ...
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Basketball “climbing” foul

If an attacking player sees a defender slip for example and fall to one knee. Can the offensive player use the defenders knee as a platform to jump, like running up n jumping off the defender? Or a ...
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Why do NBA players avoid touching the ball after a made basket?

I notice this a lot in the NBA, where after a team scores a field goal, the players of that team that are positioned near or directly under the basket for an offensive rebound avoid touching the ball. ...
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Has a team ever had five all-stars from the previous season on its roster?

Since they signed Boogie Cousins, the Golden State Warriors will have five all-stars from the previous season on their roster. Has this happened before? If not, has a team ever had 5 all-stars on ...
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Tampering with players

When a team executive apparently influences a player from another team to join them without prior knowledge or permission to that player's current team, it's considered tampering, and teams have been ...
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Why are players in soccer allowed to get away with so much argument with the ref, especially compared to the NBA? [duplicate]

In the NBA, players get technical fouls if they argue with a ref. Why don't they make the same rule in soccer? Do fans like this? Is it good for the game in some sense? What is the upside to allowing ...
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NBA mandatory timeout rules

From the NBA rule book, on pg. 22, there are the rules for mandatory timeouts, which state: If neither team has taken a timeout prior to 6:59 of the period, it shall be mandatory for the Official ...
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Full text of 1964 NBA Heinsohn Agreement

Where is the text of the 1964 NBA Heinsohn agreement? I have searched around for it online, but cannot find it. I assume it is not kept at a local library. Where is the text preserved? Is there a ...
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2017 cba question on NBA Pension [duplicate]

According to the newest (2017) nba cba: What is considered a 'credited season' toward the 3 seasons required as qualification to be included in the nba Pension Plan. ?
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What is the record for most consecutive shots made to start NBA finals?

Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors started the 2017 - 2018 NBA finals with 11 straight field goals. His first miss came in the first half of the third game of the finals against the ...
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What was the cutoff date for being credited with a full NBA season in 1972-73?

For the 1972-73 NBA season, was there a cutoff date (to be on the roster by) in order to receive a full seasons credit for the season with regard to the three seasons needed to qualify for the NBA ...
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Best scoring performances in an NBA finals loss

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored 51 points in a losing effort against the Golden State Warriors in game 1 of 2017 - 2018 NBA finals. That made James the 6th player ever to score 50+ ...
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Most consecutive NBA finals appearances by a player

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the 2017 - 2018 NBA finals. This is LeBron James' 8th consecutive trip to the finals, from 2011 to 2014 with the Miami Heats, and 2015 to 2018 with the Cleveland ...
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How many times both conference finals series made it to game 7 in NBA history?

In the 2017 - 2018 playoffs, both the Eastern and the Western Conference finals have made it to game 7. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are playing in the eastern conference, meanwhile the ...
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NBA 7 game playoff series where every game was won by the home team?

I'm looking for a list of all 7 game playoff series in the NBA history where the home team won every game. So far I know: 2017-2018 First Round: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) 2016-2017 ...
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Why do NBA stars keep playing in playoff blowouts?

The 2017 - 2018 NBA conference finals have had several blowouts where by the start of the 4th quarter one team is clearly going to win; yet stars are playing many of these garbage minutes. To put an ...
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Why did NBA coach of the year Dwane Casey get fired?

On Friday, May 11th, the Toronto Raptors fired their head coach of seven years, Dwane Casey after getting swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The decision came ...
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How many times in the NBA history was the Coach of the year fired?

The Toronto Raptors fired their head coach Dwane Casey on 11 May 2018 after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round playoffs of 2017-2018 season. This happened only days after Dwane ...
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Recovering previous NBA headshot photos

I'm looking to get NBA headshot photos from a few years ago, but it appears that NBA.com only keeps about the past 3 years. For example, there is James Harden's 2017 photo, James Harden's 2016 photo, ...
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Playing after buzzer beater with almost no time left

In LeBron James's buzzer beater against the Raptors the ball passes through the net with 0.3 seconds left. There are buzzer beaters with plays starting with 0.3s left, such as this one. I thought the ...
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What do NBA owners Do?

For example, what role does Mark Cuban have as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks? Is it the same across all sports?
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Winning a playoff game without ever leading in regulation in the NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors in overtime of opening game of the second round series of 2017-2018 season playoffs. The Cavs won the game despite never leading in regulation time, ...
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Team scoring more total points but lost the series

During the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, the Indiana Pacers scored 704 total points while their opponents, the Cleveland Cavaliers, scored 664 total points. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers ...
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Why is music played during NBA games?

Music is often played at sports events. In North America, music is regularly played in MLB, NHL, and NBA games. However, only in basketball games music is played while the game is in live action. In ...
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What percentage of NBA games had at least 2 guards from the same team post at least 10 rebounds each?

Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz had 11 rebounds each during Game 3 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rubio and Mitchell are guards (Rubio ...
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Are the NBA teams globally better in East or West conference?

I am new to NBA and I would like to know if teams in Western Conference are globally better than those in Eastern Conference or if it is the opposite ?
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Blocked shot on a foul by another player

In the NBA, if PlayerA fouls ShooterA on a shot attempt and PlayerB cleanly blocks the shot (no foul called on PlayerB), does the block count in the stat sheet? If the answer is no, is there a stat ...
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How much of a season must be played for it to count under an NBA pension?

To qualify for an NBA retirement pension you need to have played at least three seasons in the league. What is the last date a player can join a team during the season, and still get credit for that ...
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In NBA, why praising an opponent's player an offense?

Lakers fined $50k after Johnson praises Antetokounmpo Johnson was quoted as saying. “In his understanding of the game, his basketball IQ, his creativity of shots for his teammates. That’s where ...
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How can one team “own” another team's first-round pick?

For instance, the byline to this Bleacher Report article reads "The Cleveland Cavaliers own the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft." How can one team own another team's first-round ...
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Was Lilliard's shot in 2014 Game 6 against the Rockets released in time?

In the game 6 of 2014 playoff series between the Trail Blazers and the Rockets, Damian Lilliard took an inbounds pass with 0.9s remaining and took what turned out to be the game-winning shot. Was his ...
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Why isn't there an advantage rule for fouls in basketball (similar to soccer)?

Consider a scenario where team A is ahead of team B with a score of 101-100 with ball possession and 15 seconds remaining in the game. Now team B can commit fouls intentionally to come back into the ...
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Which team is mentioned first in the score in NBA games?

Most sports I know of (e.g. soccer) will mention the home team first; e.g. if Barcelona plays Real Madrid in Barcelona, the scoreboard will show Barcelona - Real Madrid   1 - 0 both in the ...
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Does the 2-2-1-1-1 format get used in 7-game series anymore?

I can't remember the last time I saw a playoff series in the NBA, NHL or MLB use the 2-2-1-1-1 format (as opposed to the 2-3-2). I understand the motivation. Usually the travel distances are so great,...
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Calculate Assist Percentage in basketball

On Basketball Reference they state that Assist Percentage; the formula is 100 * AST / (((MP / (Team MP / 5)) * Team FG) - FG). Assist percentage is an estimate of the percentage of teammate field ...
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Double-double and triple-double with at least 40 points

Although a double-double is not a rare achievement in the NBA, it would be nice to know how rare it is that someone had a double-double and scored at least 40 points. I would like to know how often ...
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Is spreading arms foul

Is spreading arms wide and preventing the other team player behind you to move a foul? Is that some kind of illegal screen?
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NBA Player with Retired Jersey Number in Multiple Teams

Has there been an NBA player who has had the jersey number retired in multiple Teams/Franchises?
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NBA Draft - Are there any restrictions on signing an undrafted player?

If a played goes undrafted, are there any restrictions on where he can sign? Can any team sign him without penalty? Example scenario: Lonzo Ball wants to sign with the Golden State Warriors But ...
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Can a basketball player refuse to be chosen in a particular team? [duplicate]

Is it possible that during the annual draft a basketball player do not accept the proposal from the team? I mean, e.g. if during draft 2017 there are more teams that would like to choose Markelle ...
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Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games?

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers started the 2016-2017 postseason by winning their first 10 playoff games. Given their dominance, I'm wondering if there has ever been an NBA or NHL ...
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What Is the Ted Stepien Rule?

I was reading the Wikipedia page of the Cleveland Caveliers. It stated that former owner Ted Stepien was famous for always trading away the cavs' first round picks. It also stated that because of ...
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NBA game 4 home winners after trailing 0-3

How many home teams have won game 4 after being down 0-3? A friend is saying it never happens. I disagree, it must happen sometimes.
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How does one team “enter the bonus” in an NBA game

In the NBA a team enters the bonus when the opposing team commits 5 fouls. Seems simple, but the more games I watch the more different scenario's I see for a team to get into the bonus. Are there any ...
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How many NBA teams have won a playoff game starting 2 or more rookies?

After the Bucks win on Saturday, starting Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon, I am wondering if another team in NBA history has ever won a playoff game starting 2+ rookie players.