Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthIntegral
, Jan 16, 2013.
No surprises on the MVP there, I think.
I would hope that all the games aren't just played at MSG.
Don't worry. They won't be.
Inty, studies show some severe home team bias in simulations. Is there any foundation to these reports, or is it just pure happenstance that when our team of highly trained experts ran tests the home teams were crushing people as opposed to only winning a slight majority when they played "away"? The difference has been something like ~.600 when away and ~.800 when home(using the same two teams in ~100 sims). Does the simulator account for some kind of home field advantage? Could this explain both home teams winning here tonight?
No. My team won because I had better arguments.
You need to spend a little more time on your first round pick, I think.
My team put up a good fight, I'd say. Coach Jackie Moon is happy.
I hope my home game is
Speaking of home games, the L.A. Courtsiders play at*:
*= if only these mattered in the simulation.
Don't care where I play, but this is my coach. If he tamed Bill Walton's hair, Iverson and Rodman should be no problem.
I've seen home court matter when using historical teams. Especially those with dramatic road/home splits. I've not seen it, however, with custom/"dream" teams in the simulation. But, just in case there is some of that, that's why I built in the double-round robin with every team home and away.
I'll get to some fresh sims here in a bit.
From the United Center, in Chicago Illinois ...
Midland City Gutless Wonders 113, We Talkin' Bout Practice 95
The Gutless Wonders proved to be the masters of closing out, as they eased to a victory over the band of unrepentant gunners.
Elvin Hayes rejected three straight shots from We Talkin' Bout Practice during a one-minute, twenty-second stretch with three minutes left in the first half. These swats keyed eight points for the Gutless Wonders on fast break shots from four different players, as they built their halftime lead. After We Talkin' Bout Practice pulled within four points early in the fourth quarter, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul keyed a 12-0 run to remove doubt from the game. In the run, Paul had four points, two assists, and two steals, and Wade had four points and an assist.
Wilt Chamberlain was named player of the game, putting up a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds. He got key contributions from Paul (19 points, 8 assists, 3 steals), Wade (12 points 11 assists), and Larry Bird (12 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists).
The game started with wild momentum swings. After each team made their first four shots to put us at 8-8, The Gutless Wonders threatened to put the game away early with a 10-0 run. That, naturally, was matched by We Talkin' Bout Practice with an 8-0 run.
From the United Center, in Chicago, Illinois ...
Bruce Willis 107, Game...Blouses 99
LeBron James as a do-it-all Super Star operating within a "Big Three". Sounds Familiar, right? And scary for defenses.
Well, Game...Blouses found out just how scary it can be with the other two in the "Big Three" are Tracey McGrady and David Robinson. James had 21 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks on his way to a player of the game recognition. But, McGrady added 25 points, and Robinson poured in 23 while grabbing nine rebounds.
James keyed an 10-3 first quarter run for Bruce Willis. First, he hit a jumper to put the team up five, then fed Russel Westbook in the corner for a three. James stole the ball from Derrick Rose and fed Amare Stoudamire for a dunk, and after Reggie Miller hit a three to give some hope to Game...Blouses, James fed McGrady in the corner for a three.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored six straight in the middle of the second quarter, and Game...Blouses ended the half on a 6-0 run keyed by jumpers for Jerry West, Gary Payton and Gary Payton again to pull within 3 at intermission. Payton scored again with 3:46 to go in the third to bring Game...Blouses all the way back to a tie game at 66. Game...Blouses could never take the lead, however, As Lebron James hit a jumper, fed Steve Nash, and then Amare Stoudamire finished a sweet jam for a 6-0 run, before a Derrick Rose three at the buzzer brought the game to within three.
David Robinson owned the start of the 4th on both ends of the court. He drew an early charge on Abdul-Jabbar, scored four points, and made a clutch shot later in the quarter to stop a Game...Blouses run. When Lebron made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch, the game was sealed.
Good team effort. I'm surprised at our points leader.
Sahara Heatwave 1-0 (+7)
Honey Nut Cheerios 1-0 (+6)
L.A. Courtsiders (0-1) (-6)
Blue Screen of Death 0-1 (-7)
Midland City Gutless Wonders 1-0 (+18)
Bruce Willis 1-0 (+8)
Game...Blouses 0-1 (-8)
We Talkin' Bout Practice? 0-1 (-18)
Next set of games:
L.A. Courtsiders @ Blue Screen of Death
Honey Nut Cheerios @ Sahara Heatwave
Midland City Gutless Wonders @ Game...Blouses
We Talkin' Bout Practice? @ Bruce Willis
Get me lineup strategies in the next 24 hours. If I don't hear from you, I will assume no changes.
Apparently Gary Payton thought he was Russell Westbrook or something
C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38 min) Bill Walton (6 min) Dave Cowens (4 min)
PF: Karl Malone (38 min) Bill Walton (10 min)
SF: John Havlicek (34 min) Bernard King (10 min) Reggie Miller (4 min)
SG: Jerry West (30 min) Reggie Miller (10 min) Sam Jones (8 min)
PG: Gary Payton (24 min) Derrick Rose (24 min)
I'm so disappointed... not only did my team failed to complete a furious comeback, but Robert Horry didn't contribute at all offensively. He was drafted for one specific purpose: to score in close, late game situations.
Also - in between games, some feedback for me. On the recaps - is that enough info? Too much? Not enough? Something else you want to see? (Other than me figuring out how to get you the full play-by-play)
I think you're summing up the games nicely. More is always better, but I like them anyway.
P.S. we'll let the depth chart ride.
Nice win, EF. We'll bounce back!
And I think those recaps are great, DI. Will have my lineup up tomorrow AM.
You're doing a fine job with the recaps/game info, Inty.
i just want to say that this is awesome, and not just because i won. love the game recaps.
thinking about playing dirk less minutes since he seems like a bit of a 5th wheel and kemp can do more intangible things, but i'm going to stick with the same depth chart for at least one more game and see what happens.
i'd like a little more, but they're good.
I just wish there was a way to see how defense was played besides just steals. My opponents had a poor shooting% which may mean we forced hard shots, but other than that I have no way of knowing and that played significantly into my strategy. Recaps are spot-on. I'm always for more but I'm not the one who has to take time doing recaps.
In the play-by-play it says whether or not shots were contested.