During a 124-95 rout of the overmatched Cleveland Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio led the way for the Minnesota Timberwolves, dishing out a career-high 16 assists.
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I don’t think that will be his career high for long! Such an unbelievable passer. As a complete aside, has anyone ever noticed how differently they view assists in the NBA compared to the rest of the world? Sometimes when I’m watching the NBA, I can’t believe what gets recorded as being an assist. (I have no qualms with any in this video btw, it’s just something I’ve observed)
home courts are notorious for being more generous. it would be interesting to see some numbers for guys like rubio, rondo, cp, etc. what they average on the road vs at home. nbk maybe?
the criterion in Europe at least, i’m not sure for leagues in other parts of the world, is that there can be no bounce between the pass and the score for there to be an assists. at least that is how it used to be, leading to some very low assist numbers. 5 a game is very good in europe
BTW, I caught this game on LP. By the end of the second quarter, TWOLVES scored 70 points and by third quarter 100. Now that’s an @$$ whoppin’…
Yeah that criteria sounds about right, it’s one of a few reasons why you can’t really compare euroleague stats with NBA stats. I think that might be the FIBA criteria, at least in the Olympics, so it may well span the rest of the world too. Whereabouts in Europe do you live, out of curiosity?
up north, in a country that sucks at basketball but has a few players in the league
stats from top 5 (and rubio) apg leaders in the 2012-2013 season
CP3 – Home 10.2 in 39 games, Away 9.1 in 31 games
Rubio – Home 7.9 in 30 games, Away 6.7 in 27 games
Rondo – Home 11.4 in 21 games, Away 10.6 in 17 games
Holiday – Home 8.3 in 40 games, Away 7.7 in 38 games
Vasquez – Home 9.2 in 38 games, Away 8.9 in 40 games
D-Will – Home 7.4 in 39 games, Away 8.1 in 39 games
FIBA doesnt include as an assist that pass that results in a made jump shot. It has to be a play towards the basket. In the NBA you can get an assist from a 3-pointer for example while in europe you can’t.
thanks, d will is the only one that didn’t follow the trend. maybe the brooklyn stat guys didn’t like him
those are interesting stats, I don’t personally think that’s enough evidence to assume the statisticians are giving them a small edge on the homecourts….. I could just simply be teams score less on a visitors’ court so there are less assist to be had….
They averaged slightly different mpg numbers home and away so I’m guessing that had something to do with it as well
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