2008-2009 NBA Season End Beatpath Graph

Second try… In honor of the NBA season starting, here is the beatpath graph of the 2008-2009 season, including the LA Laker’s championship run. And, taking advantage of my earlier error, after the jump you can see how the season-end rankings changed compared to the previous season’s season-end rankings.

Anyone know of a good source of in-season parseable score data? I wouldn’t mind continuing throughout the season, but the source I use – Massey Ratings – seems to only have end-of-season data.

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Rank Team Notes Previous Season EdgePower

1

LA Lakers (Beat Orlando) Overall, kind of shows how weird it was that Orlando was playing the Lakers instead of Cleveland.

2

90.57

(357 – 0) / 440

#1 – #3

2

Cleveland (Bye)

14

84.43

(303 – 0) / 440

#1 – #5

3

Boston (Bye)

1

79.43

(260 – 1) / 440

#2 – #6

4

Denver (Bye)

7

75.68

(230 – 4) / 440

#3 – #7

5

Houston (Bye)

10

71.82

(195 – 3) / 440

#2 – #8

6

Dallas (Bye)

13

71.02

(200 – 15) / 440

#5 – #8

7

Portland (Bye)

21

64.89

(155 – 24) / 440

#7 – #10

8

Orlando (Lost to LA Lakers)

9

63.98

(123 – 0) / 440

#1 – #14

9

San Antonio (Bye)

5

57.27

(96 – 32) / 440

#9 – #15

10

Atlanta (Bye)

23

56.93

(72 – 11) / 440

#4 – #16

11

Phoenix (Bye)

8

53.07

(53 – 26) / 440

#7 – #19

12

Utah (Bye)

3

51.59

(55 – 41) / 440

#10 – #20

13

Detroit (Bye)

4

48.07

(35 – 52) / 440

#10 – #20

14

New Jersey (Bye)

19

48.07

(26 – 43) / 440

#10 – #22

15

Miami (Bye)

30

48.07

(27 – 44) / 440

#9 – #22

16

New Orleans (Bye)

6

46.25

(14 – 47) / 440

#11 – #25

17

Chicago (Bye)

18

45.68

(4 – 42) / 440

#9 – #28

18

Philadelphia (Bye)

22

44.89

(22 – 67) / 440

#12 – #23

19

Indiana (Bye)

20

43.98

(8 – 61) / 440

#12 – #26

20

Toronto (Bye)

15

43.41

(12 – 70) / 440

#11 – #25

21

Charlotte (Bye)

16

42.27

(11 – 79) / 440

#14 – #26

22

New York (Bye)

28

41.25

(6 – 83) / 440

#13 – #26

23

Golden State (Bye)

12

38.75

(1 – 100) / 440

#15 – #29

24

Minnesota (Bye)

25

37.73

(2 – 110) / 440

#14 – #28

25

Milwaukee (Bye)

26

37.27

(6 – 118) / 440

#17 – #26

26

Oklahoma City (Bye)

29

30.57

(0 – 171) / 440

#20 – #30

27

Washington (Bye)

11

25.45

(3 – 219) / 440

#23 – #28

28

Memphis (Bye)

27

25.23

(0 – 218) / 440

#22 – #30

29

Sacramento (Bye)

17

19.89

(1 – 266) / 440

#24 – #29

30

LA Clippers (Bye)

24

7.84

(0 – 371) / 440

#28 – #30

5 Responses to 2008-2009 NBA Season End Beatpath Graph

  1. Kenneth says:

    Not that it’s necessary to change it, but your “minimum possible rank” calculator is wrong–or rather, it doesn’t allow non-NFL data.

    I think. Maybe it is possible for the Clippers to rank 32nd out of 30 teams. :)

  2. ThunderThumbs says:

    ah-ha! fixed. Thanks!

  3. The MOOSE says:

    I have been looking for parseable data too, but haven’t found anything good yet. I haven’t been all that worried about it yet though since I haven’t finished my recode. If I find a new source for this, NHL, or MLB, I’ll let you know.

    Also, I submit Boston’s excuse as being KG’s injury. We may not have beaten Cleveland or the Lakers, but we probably would have finished off Orlando.

    Oh noes! I used team names and cities instead of abbreviations! There goes my calling card. :P

  4. ThunderThumbs says:

    Score! It even has CSV. Thanks, Pants! Got it moose? :)

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