Placeholder Picture
Members see more than history. Get today's ADI's and VMI's
Placeholder Picture
Placeholder Picture
Placeholder Picture

Did ADI Have Something To Do With Portland's Win At Denver?

Posted: 2019-05-13 09:20:07 (CT)    [ 885 views ]

We will probably never know the answer to that question, but we can speculate.  

Both teams yesterday in Denver had performance issues they would like to forget.  Denver, a dominant home team all season, shot three-pointers at a miserable 2 for 19 clip.  Portland, a quality team all season long did not fare much better at 4 for 26.  

For teams who averaged in the 35% shooting range for three-pointers all season long, 10.5% and 15.4% was totally unexpected.   Could it have been predicted?  I doubt it.  So, is there an explanation?  

Just speculating here, but most likely they just over-thought the Air Density issue in shooting.  Let's re-capture the scene...

All season long, Denver had been dominant at home.  Home for Denver is very light air allowing the basketball to fly a half dozen or so, inches more freely than at sea level.  This we know from physics studies. 

A team in the NBA typically plays no more than 3 games at home before moving on to other road venues, but by the end of the season they are pretty secure as they shoot in their home court.  So, one could imagine that Portland noticed the difference in shooting at sea level vs. Denver by or before the first game of this seven game series.   Ditto...Denver. 

So after two games at Denver; then, two in Portland and one back in Denver and a game in Portland, both teams knew what to expect in Denver as related to the "shooter's touch."   Sounds to me like a recipe for over-thinking the softer touch required in Denver.   There were a large number of shots that hit the "front" of the rim, which is opposite what normally happens in the thin air of Denver.  Did both teams over-think the issue?  Extremely possible.  

If so, then the shooters may have been "pulling-the-string," so to speak and just struggled all game long.  Congratulations to the Portland Trail Blazers for moving on. 


Enter comments below:

Your Email:
Validation Code from Graphic:
Enter these characters in the field above.

(Comments subject to review before being published.)


Article Summary

PostedArticle TitlePopularity
2023-11-24 OUTSIDE THE BOX: by Clifton Neeley
2023-11-07 The VMI for Games in D-1 College Basketball

2023-09-17 The NBA Cup

2023-08-16 The NBA Cup

2023-06-03 Congratulations To The Denver Nuggets, Team and Organization

2023-04-10 Segmented VMI Range - NBA Shooting Percentages From Previous Seasons

2023-04-04 Congrats to Uconn!!


2023-02-10 Division 1 Bracket Busters NCAAM & NCAAW Basketball and the VMI

2023-01-10 Division 1 Bracket Busters NCAAM & NCAAW Basketball and the VMI

2022-12-24 College Students: Undergrad, Graduate and Doctoral Projects--Thesis?

2022-12-17 New Unique Index for College Basketball - - Visual Memory

2022-11-15 Unique College Basketball Power Index - Modifier

2022-11-05 Ok-We have the Schedule, ADI's, VMI's Done-Now Finishing the Publicati...

2022-10-22 We Need to Hear From a Larger Number of you!

2022-10-10 Segmented VMI Range - NBA Shooting Percentages From Previous Seasons

2022-03-26 Shooting Percentages of The Atlanta Hawks, Over Past Three Seasons

2022-02-23 Shooting Percentages of The Chicago Bulls, Over Past Three Seasons

2022-01-22 Shooting Percentages of Toronto Raptors, Over Past Three Seasons

2022-01-18 February's Win% and 3 PT%

2021-12-17 Overall 3 Season Data for VMI Ranges - Win% and 3 PT %

2021-12-13 Accumulated Data on Monthly Win% and 3 PT %

2021-11-11 Past Three Seasons' Monthly 3-pt Shooting and Monthly Win Percent + De...

2021-10-25 What Has Basketball VMI Shown in Data Thus Far?

2021-10-20 New Season for NBA 2021-2022

2021-07-21 Congrats to Milwaukee

2021-07-09 VMI Power Index

2021-05-15 Best Kept Secrets

2021-04-25 Second Half of Season = Power Index Good

2021-03-06 At All Star Break - Without All Fans Back

2021-02-04 Approx. 90 days Without Fans...

2021-01-11 Three Weeks Into The NBA Season

2020-12-30 One Week Into The NBA Season

2020-12-05 2021 NBA Season to Begin Dec. 22nd

2020-07-31 NBA is here!

2020-06-30 NBA - Planning to Continue Season July 30 in Orlando

2020-03-07 Basketball ADI--VMI Outlook for 2020

2020-02-23 Current data back to normal for NBA

2020-01-28 Current Data Not Showing on Daily Match-Ups

2020-01-13 Why is the Power Index Opposite the VMI?

Placeholder Picture
© 2021 Air Resistance Technologies, Inc., All Rights Reserved., 1326 51st Avenue,  Greeley, CO. 80634