GameChangers (04/22/14)

John Ewing, Director of Research and Analytics, @johnewing
A look at highlights from the most recent game from each NBA Playoff series utilizing Live ScoreCaster.



Live ScoreCaster allows you to view current scores and play-by-play as well as live, updating projections from 50,000 simulations of the remaining time in each NBA game. Live ScoreCaster is totally free and available at PredictionMachine.com and for download on iTunes.

It's been an exciting and dramatic last two days in the NBA Playoffs. Here are some highlights from the Live projections throughout each game. Click each matchup to view Live ScoreCaster chart that tells the story of that game.

Grizzlies vs. Thunder

Memphis defeated Oklahoma City in overtime to even the series at one game apiece but not before weathering a furious comeback bid by the Thunder.

Impossible Shot
Down by five points and with 0:18 left to play, Kevin Durant hit a fadeaway three-pointer while being fouled by Marc Gasol. The four-point play pulled the Thunder within one and made Oklahoma City a slight favorite to win (50.6 percent). Prior to this play Memphis was 80% likely to win leading by five points.

Kendrick Perkins' putback as time expired forced overtime. OKC was 58% likely to win at the start of the extra period.

Clippers vs. Warriors

Los Angeles dominated Game 2. The Clippers never trailed, shot 57 percent from the floor, forced 26 turnovers and hit 32 of 35 free throws setting a playoff record for accuracy - 91 percent.

The Clippers were never less than 70 percent likely to win.

The Clippers were 99 percent likely to win for nearly half the game (46 percent).

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