The correlation between statistics and winning an NBA Championship

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Title
The correlation between statistics and winning an NBA Championship
Author
Joseph Badege
Ben Coté
Date
29 May 2021
Type
Text; Image; MovingImage; StillImage
Identifier
aes/302
Language
eng
Abstract
<p>The evolution of the game of basketball motivates fans and statisticians to ask questions such as what championship winning teams have in common, statistically. In this presentation, we compare and contrast the correlation of specific statistical categories of NBA championship teams from the 2009-10 season through the 2019-20 season. Using the programming language R, we manipulate and analyze the data using the Pearson correlation test. Analyzing the correlations between the statistical categories (e.g. points, rebounds, assists), we attempt to relate the findings to the rules and structure of basketball and investigate how the correlations vary for championship teams.</p>
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Department
Mathematics
Faculty Sponsor
Ben Cote