Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby Basketball Fan on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:33 am

http://regressing.deadspin.com/the-n...809075/+kylenw

Occasionally, from week to week, a league will go back and adjust the statline in a game. Yu Darvish gives up a hit, or LeBron loses a rebound, or Jamaal Charles loses three yards and everyone in your fantasy league ends up in last place. This is more or less like that, except 20 years after the fact.

A while back, Basketball Reference was told that there was something up with Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals. After doing some digging, it turned out that Antonio Davis was getting the short end. Here's how BBRef explained what happened:

It recently came to our attention that there are some conflicting scores listed by various sources for Game 6 of the 1994 Pacers/Hawks Eastern Conference Semifinals series. This prompted some digging here. As a result, we have changed our score, from 97-79, to a 98-79 final. The extra point has been awarded to Antonio Davis for making 1 of 2 FTA in the 4th quarter.

However, this also led to our discovery that some of the "official" playoff totals for the 1993-94 Pacers are not correct. They are "officially" credited with 1,444 points in the 1994 Playoffs, but if you add up all of their scores, you will get 1,445. Similarly, Antonio Davis is "officially" credited with 134 points in the 1994 Playoffs, but if you add up his game logs, you will get 135.

It is our belief that the 98th point we were missing from our Game 6 score has gone unaccounted for in NBA stat totals for the last 20 years. As such, we are adjusting the Playoff scoring totals for the 1994 Pacers. The team will now be credited with 1,445 Playoff points (rather than 1,444) and Antonio Davis with 135 Playoff points (rather than 134). Additionally, 1 FTM and 2 FTA have been added to the Pacers' total (all credited to Davis).

Thanks to this correction, Davis has moved past Larry Foust for sole possession of 219th place on our NBA all-time Playoff scoring list. Congratulations, Antonio!

Because the point was already in the box score, this isn't a radical shift—it isn't going back to look at the Duncan quadruple-double that wasn't, or prying away some of those 23 Nick Van Exel assists—but this is fun all the same.

[Basketball Reference]
Basketball Fan

 
Posts: 11483
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:45 am

Re: Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:36 am

i had Antonio Davis in my team that year...i lost the final by 1 point...i'm calling the old commish of our league
.
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore
User avatar
pound4pound1

 
Posts: 6347
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:47 am
Location: 818 LAKER NATION

Re: Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:38 am

:man10:
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40357
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby shoe on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:28 pm

More exciting news than LeBron opting out :jam2:
Image
User avatar
shoe

 
Posts: 5884
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:53 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York

Re: Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby 432J on Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:17 pm

:man10:

definitely the most random story i've read in a while
Image
User avatar
432J

 
Posts: 4797
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:54 pm
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Re: Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby JSM on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Christmas come late for Davis, I suppose. I expect many other retired players who are only 1 point/rebound/assist/steal/block from a record to go back and hover over all their old box scores.
User avatar
JSM
ClubLakers.com Administrator
 
Posts: 94034
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:40 pm
Location: Atlanta

Re: Antonio Davis awarded 1 playoff point 20 years later

Postby laakers on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:39 pm

JSM wrote:Christmas come late for Davis, I suppose. I expect many other retired players who are only 1 point/rebound/assist/steal/block from a record to go back and hover over all their old box scores.


And what better day than half-Christmas?
User avatar
laakers

 
Posts: 2877
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: My home


Return to NBA Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 29 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.