NBA Playoffs – Maxi Kleber as a Symbol of the Fluctuations of the Dallas Mavericks: The Team’s Pulse

In three games, Maxi Kleber did not do much for the Dallas Mavericks. In Game 4 of the West Finals, however, the knot broke and the Mavs immediately won over the Golden State Warriors. If Kleber confirms his warm hand, Dallas still has a chance in this series.

Friday night, the Mavs are once again fighting for survival in the West Finals. After 1-3 in the series against the Warriors, Dallas is doomed to victory. Game 5 is live tonight at 03.00 DAZN!

They have not given up hope in Dallas, why should they? Hardly anyone had expected the Texans in the conference final, after the three defeats in the start against the Warriors to be pushed away anyway. “We take it match by match,” Luka Doncic said of the approach to the upcoming match (s).

Mavs are now 1-3 in the West Finals against the Dubs, who comfortably won the first three games on paper. But it could also be argued that Dallas itself should lead 3-1 in this series, judging by the website data Shot quality want to trust.

The creators have developed an analysis tool that uses the thrower and the position on the court to determine a percentage of the probability of a throw going through the trap. Based on this, the ShotQuality Score and the probability of winning the game are calculated. This is very similar to the method of expected goals in football.

Mavs achieved a better ShotQuality Score in every game and should have won every other game except Game 1 (50:50) if they had hit their shots as expected. So it’s not an empty sentence from coach Jason Kidd, as he repeatedly emphasized in his PKs that the team would play good throws.

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