Dallas Mavericks: Analysis of shots for the first quarter of the season

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Fourth quarter shooting

It is still worth paying attention to the accuracy of the shots in the fourth quarter. The accuracy of shots in the last two minutes is not pretty for the Mavericks and falls below 40 percent in the final minute. This is one of the reasons for the problems winning games in clutch situations.

Shot types

In conclusion, let’s see what percentage, where and how much Dallas Mavericks take shots of different types.

In this graph, of course, you can look out for patterns (for example, dunks have the best field goal percentage and the lowest average distance), but it is difficult to perceive because of the large number of types of shots. Therefore, it is logical to combine these types in the category of the main feature, omitting the differences in the movements of the bodies and hands of the players before the attempts.

It’s already much clearer here that more than half of Dallas’ attempts are jump shots. The Mavs also shoot their best field goal percentage on dunks and layups. Their jump shots have an average distance of more than 20 feet, which suggests that most of their jumpers are 3-point attempts.

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What is here is just a small part of what can be seen in the data on shots, but I hope that many will find in this information something interesting for themselves. It will be interesting to monitor how the Dallas Mavericks improve and change their shot attempts throughout the season.