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The Story of a Loss in 24 Fouls and 19 Turnovers (Videos)

INTRODUCTION

In a mistake-riddled performance on March 4, 2021, SAS lost to OKC 102-107. The primary causes appearing on the boxscore were fouls and turnovers. Some mention has been made of rebounds and 3-pointers. SAS, however, had 46 (6+40) rebounds and OKC 45 (9+36), and SAS went 10 for 31 for threes and OKC 12 for 40. (For Twos, SAS was 30 for 54 and OKC 25 for 45.)

FOULS

SAS committed 24 fouls resulting in OKC making 21 of 26 free throws while OKC committed 15 with SAS going 12 for 12 at the line. Despite SAS shooting perfectly, this resulted in a -9 point difference. The most fouls were committed by Jakob Poeltl (5), Keldon Johnson (4), Patty Mills (3), and Luka Samanic (3).

TURNOVERS

If you wish to start by viewing videos of all turnovers, click: NBA.com/Stats | Video TO. SAS committed 19 turnovers well above their league-leading average of 11.2 per game. Of these 6 occurred in the first half and 13 in the second half with 7 in the third quarter and 6 in the fourth. The most turnovers were made by Murray, 5 (video), DeRozan, 4 (video), and Poeltl, 3 (video). The high Turnover Ratios (the number of turnovers a player averages per 100 possessions used [i.e., ended]) were Poeltl (37.5%), Walker (22.2%), Murray (18.5%), and Eubanks (16.7%). While not a highly meaningful statistic, OKC scored 26 points immediately following SAS turnovers. Possibly more significant was that SAS lost 19 opportunities to attempt to score.

OKC committed 16 turnovers close to their average of 14.6 per game. SAS scored 20 points immediately after these OKC turnovers.

SCORING

SAS took 85 shots and had a true shooting percentage (TS%) of 50.5 while OKC also took 85 shots but had a TS% of 55.5. The key here was the difference in points made from free throws, SAS 12 for 12 and OKC 21 for 26. SAS went 10 for 31 for threes and OKC 12 for 40. For Twos, SAS was 30 for 54 and OKC 25 for 45.

CONCLUSION

From a combination of SAS having more turnovers, fewer offensive rebounds, and more fouls; OKC had roughly six more opportunities to score and about an equal number of more 2 or 3 shot opportunities at the line.

ANNEX: List of turnovers

Q

PLR

Type OF Turnover

DESCRIPTION

1

KJ

Offensive

Johnson Offensive Foul Turnover (P1.T1)

1

JP

Bad Pass Out of Bounds

Poeltl Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover Turnover (P1.T2)

1

JP

Offensive

Poeltl Offensive Foul Turnover (P2.T3)

2

DJM

Bad Pass w. STL

Murray Bad Pass Turnover (P1.T4)#@#Jackson STEAL (1 STL)

2

DDR

Lost Ball Out of Bounds

DeRozan Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (P1.T5)

2

DDR

Lost Ball w. STL

DeRozan Lost Ball Turnover (P2.T6)#@#Williams STEAL (1 STL)

3

DDR

Lost Ball w. STL

DeRozan Lost Ball Turnover (P3.T7)#@#Dort STEAL (1 STL)

3

LWIV

Bad Pass w. STL

Walker IV Bad Pass Turnover (P1.T8)#@#Roby STEAL (1 STL)

3

LWIV

Bad Pass w. STL

Walker IV Bad Pass Turnover (P2.T9)#@#Dort STEAL (2 STL)

3

DJM

Bad Pass w. STL

Murray Bad Pass Turnover (P2.T10)#@#Bazley STEAL (1 STL)

3

DJM

Lost Ball w. STL

Murray Lost Ball Turnover (P3.T11)#@#Dort STEAL (3 STL)

3

DDR

Lost Ball w. STL

DeRozan Lost Ball Turnover (P4.T12)#@#Dort STEAL (4 STL)

3

DE

Offensive

Eubanks Offensive Foul Turnover (P1.T13)

4

DJM

Bad Pass Out of Bounds

Murray Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover Turnover (P4.T14)

4

LS

Traveling

Samanic Traveling Turnover (P1.T15)

4

PM

Bad Pass Out of Bounds

Mills Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover Turnover (P1.T16)

4

B-D

Traveling

Bates-Diop Traveling Turnover (P1.T17)

4

JP

Offensive

Poeltl Offensive Foul Turnover (P3.T18)

4

DJM

Lost Ball w. STL

Murray Lost Ball Turnover (P5.T19)#@#Roby STEAL (2 STL)

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