Thursday, April 5, 2012

LeBron James and Mario Chalmers Led Miami HEAT to Back-to-Back Wins over Sixers and Thunder


As expected, LeBron James and Mario Chalmers were the two most productive players in the Miami HEAT's back-to-back wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder.

This article uses the Estimated Wins Produced stat. An average player produces 0.100 estimated wins per 48 minutes (est.WP48), star players produce 0.200 est.WP48 and great players produce 0.300 est.WP48. See the HEAT Produced Page for more details.

HEAT 99, 76ers 93


As expected, LeBron and Chalmers were the two most productive players vs. the 76ers. The spreadsheet below lists the Wins Produced estimated from the box score of the HEAT-76ers game.

LeBron James stepped in at shooting guard and was the most productive HEAT player vs. the Sixers with an estimated 0.4 wins produced in 38 minutes (0.477 est.WP48) from 41 points, 62% shooting efficiency, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists and 4 turnovers. Evan Turner kept up with LeBron in the 1st half (0.331 est.WP48) but couldn't sustain it in the 2nd half (-0.217 est.WP48).

Mario Chalmers was the second-most productive HEAT player with an estimated 0.2 wins produced in 32 minutes (0.314 est.WP48) from 18 points, 50% shooting efficiency, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists and 4 turnovers. He dominated Jrue Holiday (-0.115 est.WP48) as usual.

Chalmers' most important contribution was giving Andre Iguodala a left eye contusion in the third quarter that forced him to miss the rest of the game. Iguodala was the most productive Sixer with an estimated 0.2 wins produced in 26 minutes (0.392 est.WP48) from 11 points, 79% shooting efficiency, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.


HEAT 98, Thunder 93


The spreadsheet below lists the Wins Produced stats estimated from the HEAT-Thunder box score.

LeBron was the most productive HEAT player vs. the Thunder with an estimated 0.5 wins produced in 41.5 minutes (0.538 est.WP48) from 34 points, 58% shooting efficiency, 10 assists, 4 steals, 7 rebounds and 2 turnovers. He also limited to Kevin Durant to -0.1 est. wins produced in 43 minutes (-0.070 est.WP48). It was LeBron's fourth-most productive game this season.

LEBRON'S TOP PERFORMANCES IN 2012
WHEN PLAYER MINS WP48 WP OPP LOC RESULT
12/28/2011 L James 38.8 0.604 0.489 CHA AWAY W
2/14/2012 L James 33.4 0.676 0.47 IND AWAY W
1/4/2012 L James 37.7 0.599 0.47 IND HOME W
4/4/2012 L James 41.5 0.538 0.465 OKC HOME W
3/1/2012 L James 41 0.544 0.464 POR AWAY W

Once again, Chalmers was the second-most productive HEAT player vs. the Thunder with an estimated 0.2 wins produced in 34.6 minutes (0.269 est.WP48) from 13 points, 50% shooting efficiency, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 turnover. Chalmers' counterpart, Russell Westbrook was limited to 0 est. wins produced in 40 minutes (-0.011 est.WP48).



See the HEAT Produced Page for more stats from the Miami HEAT's 2012 season and box scores of every game.

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