Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 4

Introduction

After the Day 4 games played yesterday the current scoreboard for the Mens basketball tournament and general statistics are shaped as below:

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Day 4

Spain – Brazil 65 – 66 (Is this the end for the golden generation of Spain?)

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for Spain: N. MIROTIC

Surprise player for Brazil: A. LIMA 

Turning Point of the game: Gasol’s missed free-throws with 23 seconds to play helped Brazil, who then went ahead when Nikola Mirotic failed to box out Marquinhos as he snuck in from the baseline and the veteran got the game-winning tap.

The base stats that stood out: Gasol was just 5 of 12 at the free throw line.

The APB MVP: M. HUERTAS, +16 PER

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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Lithuania- Nigeria 89 – 80

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for Lithuania: J. MACIULIS

Surprise player for Nigeria: M. UMEH

Turning Point of the game: Lithuania battled hard and took the lead for good midway through the third quarter when Maciulis hit one of his three 3-pointers on the night. The basket started a 12-0 run with Maciulis scoring 7 points in that stretch.

The base stats that stood out: Either Mantas Kalnietis, who turned on the style for the second game in a row, scoring 21 points and dishing out 12 assists, or Maciulis, who did most of his damage in the 3rd Quarter when Lithuania landed the telling blows.

The APB MVP: M. KALNIETIS, +32 PER

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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Argentina – Croatia 90 – 82

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for Argentina: N. LAPROVITTOLA

Surprise player for Croatia: B. BOGDANOVIC

Turning Point of the game: With Croatia down 85-81, Krunoslav Simon missed a three-pointer and Luis Scola was fouled by Hezonja as he grabbed the rebound. Croatia head coach Aleksandar Petrovic and Babic argued the call and both were assessed technical fouls. Petrovic, who had earlier picked up a first technical, was ejected. Scola hit 2-of-3 free-throws while Ginobili made good on the foul shot for Babic’s transgression, putting Argentina up 88-81 and that about did it.

The base stats that stood out: Croatia were just 13-of-21 (62 percent) and 9-of-31 (29 percent) from three-point range.

The APB MVP: LUIS SCOLA, +18 PER

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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