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One Team, One Stat: The Heat Were Historically Clutch | Hang Time Blog

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VIDEO:Heat excelled in the clutch last season
From Media Day until opening night,’s John Schuhmann will provide a key stat for each team in the league and show you, with film and analysis, why it matters. Up next are the Miami Heat, who are looking for a third straight championship.

The basics
MIA Rank
W-L 66-16 1
Pace 93.0 23
OffRtg 110.3 1
DefRtg 100.5 7
NetRtg +9.9 2

The stat

1 – Rank of the Heat in both clutch offense and clutch defense last season.

Clutch = Last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime with a score differential of five points or less.

The context

Miami is the first team to pull off that feat since we could start tracking clutch stats in 1996-97. And it helped them go 32-8 in games that were within five points in the last five minutes…

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One Team, One Stat: No Howard = No Defense In L.A. | Hang Time Blog

From Media Day until opening night,’s John Schuhmann will provide a key stat for each team in the league and show you, with film and analysis, why it matters. Up next are the Los Angeles Lakers, who could be in danger of missing the playoffs for just the third time in the last 38 years.

The basics
LAL Rank
W-L 45-37 t-11
Pace 96.8 5
OffRtg 105.6 8
DefRtg 103.6 19
NetRtg +2.0 10

The stat

107.8 percent – Points per 100 possessions allowed by the Lakers in 1,229 minutes with Dwight Howard off the floor last season.

The context

That number would have ranked 28th in the league over the full season. But when Howard was on the floor, the Lakers allowed just 101.7 points per 100 possessions, which would have ranked 10th in the league.

Though Howard was recovering from back surgery and dealing with a shoulder…

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Johns Hopkins reacts to Carson’s homosexuality comments

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(CNN) — The dean overseeing Johns Hopkins University Medical School said Friday that controversial comments made by faculty member Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and outspoken conservative, went against the “core values” of the school.

This follows remarks last week by Carson which some saw as equating homosexuality with criminal acts of pedophilia and bestiality. He would later say he apologized “if he offended anyone.” The Johns Hopkins Dean said a Monday meeting with students would be held regarding whether to keep Carson as this year’s commencement speaker.

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Your chances of being audited by the IRS are one in 175. Your chances of becoming president of the U.S. are one in 10,000,000. Your chances of winning the Megabucks Slot Machine Jackpot are one in 50 million. Your chances of giving birth to two sets of identical twins at once?

Seventy million to one, which is right up there with, well…someone has to win the lottery, right?

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A woman in Houston, Texas has four baby boys to crow about, which for just about any parent would be an event unto itself. But now 36-year-old Tressa Montalvo can add “had two sets of identical twins” to her bucket list.

Montalvo and her husband, Manuel Montalvo, Jr., say they weren’t using fertility drugs, and that the planned pregnancy “just succeeded a little too much,” reports Reuters. At 10 weeks, doctors told her…

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