Nov 8 2008

Now Updated Daily: 2008-2009 Play-By-Play Data

Tweet Play-by-play data for the 2008-2009 regular season is now available and will be updated on a daily basis. For more details, visit the data page. To go straight to the data where you can download a ZIP archive or data from an individual game, visit the 2008-2009 download page. The Format This data is [...]

Sep 30 2008

Getting Defensive for the 2008-2009 Regular Season

Tweet Now that I have a theoretical model for the probability of winning a basketball game, my goal is to collect data that will help make a useful practical model for the probability of winning a basketball game. Existing Data There is a lot of existing data to examine for contribution to a useful practical [...]

Aug 30 2008

Tracking the 2008 NBA Playoffs: What the Data Represents

Tweet In my post where I detail my data collection goals for the 2008 NBA playoffs, I spell out the sort of data that I’m tracking and adding to the play-by-play. This post will expand on that and describe exactly what you’ll see in the data. First, a quick reminder of the four types of [...]

Aug 18 2008

Tracking Data from the 2008 NBA Playoffs

Tweet After writing roughly 4,000 lines of perl code to get the existing play-by-play data into the format I want to work with, I’m finally ready to track data from the 2008 NBA playoffs. This data collection project (along with the motivation to perform this data collection on a larger scale for the regular season) [...]