If plays, players, and personalities are the shiny surface of sports, statistics are the structural steel. You need to be able to identify team and individual performances by the numbers to explain why games turned out the way they did. Oftentimes a game comes down to a single play or sequence of plays. Much like statistics, you need to be able to track play-by-play throughout the game because a play or a run or a rally may become significant only in retrospect. We’ll develop the skills to use both stats and PBP to determine key reasons why games came out the way they did.
Watch an NBA game and keep stats on the sheet above. Post a picture of your stat sheet to the channel for your instructor. In a comment on that picture, explain the key stat that you think determined the outcome of the game.
Then, write a short story (300 words) describing the stat that determined the game outcome. Submit to your instructor by Slack DM within 60 minutes of game ending. Write your own story; this is not with a partner.
Create an infographic that uses key stats that tell a story from the game. Save as .jpg or get an online link. and send by Slack DM to your instructor within 24 hours of the game ending. Also not with your partner