Numbers Game: Scores rising
Numbers Game: Scores rising

This article is part of our Numbers Game series.

The NBA is in a scoring bonanza. But another critical scoring trend lurks unnoticed beneath the surface. Where there are unappreciated trends, there is fantasy opportunity. This … Is Numbers Game.

Sorry, I decided it might be fun to start the article like it was the lead in to a TV news story. But seriously, there is an important scoring trend that demands our attention. Let's dive in.

Scoring is up, bigly.

NBA scores are rising, and fast. This season, teams are averaging 105.5 points per game. In 2015-16, NBA teams averaged 102.7 points per game. That, too, was up from 2014-15 when they averaged only 100.0. Before that, scores had been somewhat stable since the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. That's a roughly five points per game per team ...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.
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