Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Looking at the games of Ateneo & La Salle heading into today's match-up

Here's looking at the stats of the first three matches of Ateneo and La Salle:

68.6 ppg
44.0 rpg
15.3 apg
6.3 spg
4.3 bpg
12.5 tpg

Stats to look at:
- Ateneo outscores its opponents by an average of 4.0
- 7 of 44 in 3-point shooting for 15.9% THE WORST IN THE LEAGUE SO FAR
- 14.3 fastbreak points per game (2nd to DLSU)
- 17.0 points in the fourth quarter. Yep, we scored 17 against FEU, 17 against Adamson, and 17 against UST.
- In every game they've played, they average around 9 lead changes meaning the team always has a run in them.

La Salle:
71.6 ppg
44.3 rpg
15.3 apg
5.6 spg
4.6 bpg

Stats to look at:
- DLSU outscores their opponent by an average of 10.2 in their two victories
- They are tops in fastbreaks so far with 15.0 per game
- They average 18.3 free throws per game.
- In their two wins -- they led every quarter of the way.
- In their two wins, the Green Archers averaged 80 points. So we know that they can score some. High-scoring games favor them. Suddenly I'm thinking of Pido Jarencio's "swerte number eight" here.

So what does this all mean? Both teams are almost evenly matched (though you can pretty much throw out the stats when the two teams play) and the team that scores that the decisive run in the mid-fourth quarter can pull it off.

1 comment:

  1. well i thought it was us with a 9-point lead with 3 mins left in the game... nice seeing you after the game and i cannot wait for your post-defeat analysis :)