Generating shot, foul, and assist charts
This repo contains a notebook (
location_data.ipynb) that explores the
playbyplayv2 endpoint of the stats.nba.com API. With the
PlayByPlay classes of the
py_ball package, the notebook walks through generating shot, foul, and assist charts.
These shot charts are from a 1/21/19 contest between the 76ers and Rockets.
The Rockets played to their strengths by shooting three-point and restricted area field goals almost exclusively. However, the 76ers blew out the Rockets, 121-93, in part due to their ability to get good looks at the rim.
The Sixers also won the assist battle 21-14. The charts show that the Sixers were able to create more assisted three-point field goals than the Rockets.
Joel Embiid and James Harden have a reputation for drawing fouls. This game does not refute that notion, with the foul charts showing six trips to the line for Joel Embiid and four for James Harden.