Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 1

Introduction

Dear TalkBasket fans, Vilius our co-owner and Arkadios our editor-in-chief here at Talk Basket has graced me with an opportunity to share my insights as a data scientist and basketball analytics expert with you. I do highly apologize being dormant for the last couple of weeks with this summer having worked over time, following the Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila where Turkey had been eliminated, the transfer season in Europe going full blast and tracking and recommending several international and domestic players to teams in Turkey, along side working with youth development players in İstanbul and having shared stuff on the workouts on social media, I am back yet again with you all.

This series of postings will cover as pointed out in its title the Mens basketball tournament being played out during the 2016 Rio Olympics. I will be sharing simple stats as well as lineup analysis about the games played out on a daily basis and some brief short notes.

Day 1

Australia – France 87 – 66

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for France: KIM TILLIE

Surprise player for Australia: RYAN BROEKHOFF

Turning Point of the game: The 12 -2 run that occurred after the alley-oop by Delly to Bogut with a great dunk!

The base stats that stood out: The Boomers recording 29 assists and 35% Made FG%

The APB MVP: Andrew Bogut, returning in style after his injury that took him out of the NBA finals was great to see.

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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China – USA 62-119

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for China: JIANLIAN YI

Surprise player for USA: DEMAR DEROZAN

Turning Point of the game: The 21 – 6 rampage that was started by Kyrie Irving a.k.a. Uncle Drew’s alley-oop to Demarcus Cousins. Additionally the 4-4 three point shots recorded yet again by “Uncle Drew”!

The base stats that stood out: The 24 turnovers that China had and the 2 steals per player by Team USA.

The APB MVP: Demarcus Cousins with 17 points and 5 rebounds a force to be reckoned with.

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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Venzuela – Serbia 62 – 84

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for Venezuela: G.VARGAS

Surprise player for Serbia: N.KALINIC

Turning Point of the game: Playing the most of the first quarter head to head the breaking point that came after 14-14 tied game, Serbia went on a scoring spree of 26-9 dominating the game.

The base stats that stood out: Serbia out rebounding Venezuela 41-25

The APB MVP: M.Raduljica, being a dominant big man proved his worth yet again at international level! I do also have to give big props to B.Bogdanovic whom scored 19 critical points and led the Serbian side with poise.

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis: 

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MSc. Ermay Duran

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