Miami Heat Take the New Jersey Nets to Lock Down City in 101-78 Blowout

November 1st, 2010 by Reservoir God Leave a reply »
LeBron James tweeted "Lock down city!" after the Miami Heat cut down the New Jersey Nets with a 101-78 win at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Sunday afternoon because that's exactly where his team took them for two-and-a-half hours.

This article will use Win Score and Estimated Wins Produced, statistical models created by Professor David Berri from the Wages of Wins Journal, to measure how much a player's boxscore statistics contributed to their team's performance. An average player produces an estimated 0.100 wins per 48 minutes (EWP48), a star player produces 0.200+ EWP48 and a superstar produces 0.300+ EWP48.

More information on these stats can be found at the following links:

Simple Models of Player Performance
Wins Produced vs. Win Score
What Wins Produced Says and What It Does Not Say
Introducing PAWSmin — and a Defense of Box Score Statistics

Game Recap

The Heat defense held the Nets below the league average offensive rating of 104.2 points per 100 possessions (according to in each quarter. The New Jersey offense completely melted down by the end of the game, with a ra ...

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