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Kevin	  Durant	  When	  Could	  I	  Beat	  Kevin	  Durant	            One-­‐on-­‐One?	  
Kevin	  Durant	  •    Leading	  Scorer	  in	  NBA	  for	  past	  2	  seasons	  •    Has	  been	  called	  “unstoppable”	  ...
Kevin	  Durant	  •  QuesLons	  to	  be	  answered.	  	      –  When	  is	  the	  best	  day	  that	  Kevin	  Durant	  perf...
Overall	  Scoring	  •    27.9	  PPG 	   	   	   	  	  •    0	  Day	  Rest-­‐27.2	  PPG	  •    1	  Day	  Rest-­‐	  27.3	  P...
Scoring	  by	  Month	  •    October-­‐29.3	  PPG	  •    November-­‐26.8	  PPG	  •    December-­‐29.4	  PPG	  •    January-...
Scoring	  by	  Day	  •    Sunday-­‐24.9	  PPG	  •    Monday-­‐26.9	  PPG	  •    Tuesday-­‐25.8	  PPG	  •    Wednesday-­‐29...
Kevin	  Durant	  •  Kevin	  Durant	  bobblehead	  giveaway	     should	  occur	  on	      –  2	  Days	  rest	  in	  Januar...
Kevin	  Durant-­‐Bobblehead	  Night	  •    75%	  win	  percentage	  on	  3	  Days	  Rest	  •    82	  %	  win	  percentage	...
Kevin	  Durant-­‐Bobblehead	  Night	  •  Next	  season—the	  OKC	  Thunder	  should	  do	  a	  Kevin	  Durant	     bobble	...
When	  I	  Could	  Beat	  Kevin	  Durant	  •    45%	  win	  percentage	  on	  0	  Days	  Rest	  •    54%	  win	  percentag...
When	  I	  Could	  Beat	  Kevin	  Durant	  •    My	  best	  possible	  chance	  of	  beaLng	       Kevin	  Durant	  would	...
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When Could I Beat Kevin Durant One-on-One?

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By using statistical analysis of Kevin Durant's season I was able to determine which day he plays his best and which day he plays his worst.

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When Could I Beat Kevin Durant One-on-One?

  1. 1. Kevin  Durant  When  Could  I  Beat  Kevin  Durant   One-­‐on-­‐One?  
  2. 2. Kevin  Durant  •  Leading  Scorer  in  NBA  for  past  2  seasons  •  Has  been  called  “unstoppable”  •  6’11’’  with  a  7’3’’  wingspan—and  he’s  a  shooLng  guard   –  In  NBA  history  only  10%  of  shooLng  guards  have  been  this  size  and  few  have  been   successful.   –  Michael  Jordan  was  6’6”    
  3. 3. Kevin  Durant  •  QuesLons  to  be  answered.     –  When  is  the  best  day  that  Kevin  Durant  performs?   •  When  should  the  OKC  Thunder  do  a  Kevin  Durant  bobblehead   night?   –  When  is  the  worst  day  he  performs?   •  When  is  the  best  chance  I  have  of  beaLng  KD  one-­‐on-­‐one?  
  4. 4. Overall  Scoring  •  27.9  PPG          •  0  Day  Rest-­‐27.2  PPG  •  1  Day  Rest-­‐  27.3  PPG  •  2  Day  Rest-­‐31.0  PPG  •  3+  Day  Rest-­‐  27.7  •  Home:  27.3  PPG  •  Away:  25.3  •  If  you  dig  a  li^le  deeper….  
  5. 5. Scoring  by  Month  •  October-­‐29.3  PPG  •  November-­‐26.8  PPG  •  December-­‐29.4  PPG  •  January-­‐  30.5  PPG  •  February-­‐26.8  PPG  •  March-­‐24.9  PPG  •  If  you  dig  a  li^le  deeper….  
  6. 6. Scoring  by  Day  •  Sunday-­‐24.9  PPG  •  Monday-­‐26.9  PPG  •  Tuesday-­‐25.8  PPG  •  Wednesday-­‐29.6  PPG  •  Thursday-­‐30.7  PPG  •  Friday-­‐28  PPG  •  Saturday-­‐31  PPG  •  So,  based  on  this  data…  
  7. 7. Kevin  Durant  •  Kevin  Durant  bobblehead  giveaway   should  occur  on   –  2  Days  rest  in  January  on  a  Saturday.   •  My  best  chance  of  beaLng  KD  is   –  0  Days  Rest  in  November  on  a   Sunday   •  But…if  you  dig  a  li^le  deeper  
  8. 8. Kevin  Durant-­‐Bobblehead  Night  •  75%  win  percentage  on  3  Days  Rest  •  82  %  win  percentage  in  March  •  83%  win  percentage  on  even  numbered  days  •  65%  win  percentage  in  games  played  in  Central  Standard   Time  Zone  •  54%  win  percentage  when  outside  temperature  is  over  70   degrees  •  93  %  win  percentage  on  Fridays   –  100  %  win  percentage  in  home  games  on  Fridays   –  31.2  PPG  at  home  on  Friday   So,  based  on  this  data…  
  9. 9. Kevin  Durant-­‐Bobblehead  Night  •  Next  season—the  OKC  Thunder  should  do  a  Kevin  Durant   bobble  night  on   –  Friday  March  23rd  2012  at  7pm  in  Oklahoma  City.  With  at  least  3  days  off.   –  When  the  weather  is  projected  to  be  72  degrees.  
  10. 10. When  I  Could  Beat  Kevin  Durant  •  45%  win  percentage  on  0  Days  Rest  •  54%  win  percentage  in  January    •  59%  win  percentage  on  odd  numbered  days  •  19%  win  percentage  in  games  played  in   Eastern  Standard  Time  Zone  •  46%  win  percentage  when  outside   temperature  is  below  70  degrees  •  30  %  win  percentage  on  Fridays   –  33  %  win  percentage  in  away  games  on   Sundays   –  18.8  PPG  away  on  Sunday  •  So,  based  on  this  data…  
  11. 11. When  I  Could  Beat  Kevin  Durant  •  My  best  possible  chance  of  beaLng   Kevin  Durant  would  be  on…   –  Sunday  January  22nd  2012  at  6pm  in  New   Jersey  with  0  days  off.   –  Where  the  weather  is  projected  to  be  34   degrees.  
  12. 12. •  I  be^er  start  training…  

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