fourfactors

In his 2004 book Basketball on Paper (which you should all read), Dean Oliver writes about the ‘Four Factors’ of basketball success. He identifies these four key  indicators as to how a basketball team wins game. Oliver states that shooting is the most important of the factors, followed by turnovers, offensive rebounds and free throws, in that order.

Above are the boxscore derived metrics from game one of the 2o12/13 NBL Grand Finals showing the Four Factors

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