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Team Shot Clock Usage

We will be presenting a number of different views showing the statistics for all teams at once. This article will focus on how teams have performed in the different shot clock segments for both offense and defense. We have elected to break the 24 seconds down into four categories:

  • 0-10 seconds - "Quick" possessions coming from fast breaks, putbacks, turnovers and other events.

  • 11-15 seconds - "Early" resolution to a possession.

  • 16-20 seconds - "Structured" possession.

  • 21+ seconds - "Late" possession activity, often rushing to beat the shot clock buzzer.
  • While there are many different stats we could present, including such things as the turnover percentage within a time segment, fouls drawn, the offensive rebounding, etc, we will simplify to three main numbers:

  • Use
  • - the percentage of possessions that were concluded in that shot clock window
  • eFG
  • - the effective field goal percentage (adjusted for 3-pointers) of FGA's
  • RTG
  • - the points per 100 possessions in the given shot clock segment, encompassing field goal shooting, free throw shooting, turnovers and rebounds.

    In addition to the tables below, we have accompanying analysis in the Using the Shot Clock wisely article.

    For comparison purposes, here are the "Pts per 100 Poss" NBA league wide averages:
    0-10 Secs: 112.3
    11-15 Secs: 102.3
    16-20 Secs: 100.6
    21+ Secs: 91.8
    ...it gets tough in the waning seconds of the shot clock!

    The following tables are sortable. Click on a column header to sort by that stat.

    Offensive Shot Clock Statistics

    '03-04
    0-10 Secs.
    11-15 Secs.
    16-20 Secs.
    21+ Secs.
    Team
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    ATL
    43%
    .486
    111.1
    23%
    .417
    95.9
    21%
    .423
    99.4
    11%
    .328
    85.5
    BOS
    46%
    .480
    111.5
    26%
    .445
    103.3
    19%
    .395
    93.7
    8%
    .373
    90.4
    CHI
    44%
    .454
    106.5
    24%
    .405
    94.3
    20%
    .381
    89.9
    9%
    .358
    90.5
    CLE
    43%
    .483
    113.8
    22%
    .409
    95.1
    21%
    .409
    99.2
    12%
    .369
    90.0
    DAL
    47%
    .498
    123.3
    24%
    .466
    110.2
    18%
    .405
    102.3
    9%
    .385
    100.2
    DEN
    47%
    .493
    114.9
    22%
    .422
    100.4
    18%
    .423
    102.5
    10%
    .346
    86.9
    DET
    43%
    .471
    107.4
    22%
    .424
    106.6
    22%
    .425
    100.2
    12%
    .376
    96.0
    GSW
    39%
    .483
    112.3
    23%
    .430
    100.1
    22%
    .428
    104.3
    13%
    .388
    94.7
    HOU
    37%
    .474
    105.3
    25%
    .435
    104.5
    24%
    .443
    102.3
    12%
    .393
    98.0
    IND
    38%
    .501
    114.5
    24%
    .422
    103.6
    23%
    .413
    101.8
    13%
    .361
    93.5
    LAC
    44%
    .492
    115.4
    24%
    .410
    101.8
    22%
    .388
    95.8
    9%
    .345
    91.1
    LAL
    42%
    .501
    116.6
    24%
    .436
    103.4
    21%
    .423
    101.4
    10%
    .407
    97.7
    MEM
    46%
    .498
    117.4
    22%
    .431
    101.5
    20%
    .418
    100.5
    10%
    .336
    85.6
    MIA
    42%
    .476
    113.6
    20%
    .409
    98.9
    21%
    .393
    99.7
    15%
    .377
    94.2
    MIL
    43%
    .479
    114.2
    23%
    .457
    108.7
    22%
    .424
    105.7
    11%
    .369
    93.2
    MIN
    41%
    .486
    113.9
    25%
    .439
    104.3
    21%
    .456
    105.1
    11%
    .448
    104.3
    NJN
    42%
    .479
    107.6
    24%
    .446
    102.4
    22%
    .421
    99.7
    10%
    .365
    91.1
    NOH
    45%
    .466
    109.1
    21%
    .395
    99.9
    21%
    .424
    106.8
    12%
    .332
    90.3
    NYK
    41%
    .470
    106.2
    25%
    .451
    105.1
    21%
    .435
    102.7
    10%
    .358
    88.3
    ORL
    42%
    .470
    112.4
    24%
    .428
    105.0
    21%
    .414
    98.4
    10%
    .337
    86.4
    PHI
    41%
    .474
    110.2
    20%
    .405
    97.8
    22%
    .408
    94.9
    15%
    .386
    89.7
    PHO
    45%
    .494
    111.1
    25%
    .431
    99.4
    19%
    .406
    99.1
    9%
    .350
    87.6
    POR
    38%
    .512
    116.7
    20%
    .422
    100.2
    23%
    .442
    104.4
    17%
    .375
    90.8
    SAC
    44%
    .494
    115.8
    26%
    .462
    114.1
    21%
    .454
    109.8
    8%
    .363
    92.0
    SAS
    39%
    .484
    111.3
    26%
    .448
    104.4
    23%
    .418
    99.4
    10%
    .375
    94.8
    SEA
    44%
    .496
    115.7
    23%
    .441
    109.0
    21%
    .413
    103.6
    11%
    .370
    95.9
    TOR
    35%
    .475
    106.0
    24%
    .408
    95.7
    25%
    .398
    97.6
    15%
    .369
    90.3
    UTA
    36%
    .501
    114.8
    18%
    .423
    104.4
    27%
    .437
    101.3
    17%
    .347
    84.6
    WAS
    45%
    .460
    108.0
    22%
    .410
    96.8
    21%
    .396
    95.3
    10%
    .353
    87.1


    Defensive Shot Clock Statistics

    '03-04
    0-10 Secs.
    11-15 Secs.
    16-20 Secs.
    21+ Secs.
    Team
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    Use
    eFG
    RTG
    ATL
    43%
    .486
    115.7
    21%
    .446
    106.2
    22%
    .414
    102.2
    12%
    .345
    89.3
    BOS
    43%
    .475
    112.5
    22%
    .415
    100.0
    21%
    .422
    101.6
    12%
    .390
    99.4
    CHI
    44%
    .484
    112.2
    23%
    .439
    106.9
    21%
    .406
    100.4
    11%
    .349
    90.3
    CLE
    42%
    .480
    114.6
    23%
    .425
    102.5
    21%
    .433
    106.3
    11%
    .347
    87.0
    DAL
    42%
    .503
    116.6
    22%
    .461
    107.2
    22%
    .439
    103.7
    12%
    .373
    96.2
    DEN
    44%
    .494
    112.0
    24%
    .446
    101.8
    20%
    .431
    101.1
    10%
    .384
    92.5
    DET
    42%
    .449
    99.8
    23%
    .401
    95.3
    21%
    .410
    99.7
    12%
    .348
    87.5
    GSW
    44%
    .482
    111.4
    24%
    .444
    106.7
    21%
    .419
    100.5
    10%
    .373
    90.2
    HOU
    41%
    .445
    107.9
    24%
    .412
    101.5
    22%
    .390
    94.0
    10%
    .363
    95.7
    IND
    41%
    .476
    105.7
    25%
    .433
    97.1
    22%
    .412
    96.3
    11%
    .344
    84.6
    LAC
    42%
    .529
    121.7
    24%
    .449
    105.7
    21%
    .402
    100.4
    11%
    .382
    100.0
    LAL
    42%
    .484
    111.7
    24%
    .416
    97.2
    21%
    .415
    99.1
    10%
    .397
    95.0
    MEM
    44%
    .498
    114.6
    22%
    .427
    100.7
    20%
    .386
    95.0
    12%
    .358
    87.9
    MIA
    41%
    .447
    107.7
    24%
    .431
    100.4
    21%
    .427
    103.7
    11%
    .383
    96.0
    MIL
    42%
    .489
    114.0
    23%
    .442
    104.5
    22%
    .437
    104.6
    11%
    .390
    94.3
    MIN
    41%
    .467
    108.8
    23%
    .397
    99.2
    22%
    .379
    96.0
    12%
    .362
    91.5
    NJN
    40%
    .464
    104.0
    23%
    .423
    100.6
    21%
    .432
    100.7
    14%
    .351
    84.3
    NOH
    43%
    .483
    109.4
    22%
    .439
    103.4
    22%
    .432
    104.0
    12%
    .363
    92.0
    NYK
    41%
    .469
    113.7
    23%
    .410
    103.3
    23%
    .426
    99.9
    11%
    .359
    88.0
    ORL
    43%
    .519
    121.8
    22%
    .439
    108.7
    22%
    .442
    105.8
    11%
    .400
    101.2
    PHI
    42%
    .471
    111.7
    23%
    .441
    103.3
    21%
    .398
    96.5
    12%
    .369
    90.9
    PHO
    41%
    .501
    118.2
    24%
    .423
    102.7
    21%
    .427
    102.3
    12%
    .383
    94.2
    POR
    43%
    .498
    116.4
    23%
    .442
    102.5
    22%
    .437
    102.9
    11%
    .349
    89.8
    SAC
    41%
    .504
    117.2
    23%
    .437
    101.7
    22%
    .443
    101.2
    12%
    .369
    90.4
    SAS
    41%
    .454
    103.0
    25%
    .401
    95.8
    21%
    .383
    91.2
    11%
    .354
    85.7
    SEA
    43%
    .502
    117.2
    22%
    .440
    109.4
    21%
    .418
    106.2
    12%
    .378
    93.6
    TOR
    43%
    .467
    109.0
    23%
    .407
    97.9
    21%
    .423
    100.5
    11%
    .369
    93.4
    UTA
    44%
    .470
    112.2
    25%
    .429
    106.1
    20%
    .405
    99.6
    10%
    .373
    90.5
    WAS
    44%
    .513
    116.1
    23%
    .438
    102.9
    21%
    .428
    100.5
    10%
    .343
    87.5


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