They don't have free throws in here, but @ Basketball Reference, you can break down field goals by quarter per year. Here is Lopez's field goal made breakdown. 1st: 76 2nd: 29 3rd: 43 4th: 26 It also lists 3 pointers, but obviously, Lopez isn't taking those. So Lopez is hitting 43.68% of his field goals in the first quarter. *Lopez is 0/4 in OT
They do not have free throws, unfortunately. Here is the link. You can access any player's by going to his page and looking under the shooting section. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lopezro01/shooting/2013/
Thank you for this- great job. Did they have free throws too? Either way, it looks like about 70% of his offense comes in the 1st and 3rd. Nice
Right. I should've actually included the FGA numbers, because it was the observation that we go to Lopez early that prompted the stat lookup. Wish I could find his field goal rate per minute per quarter, but I don't know any database that does that or that does all of the individual components.
Are you asking what % of his total minutes occur in each quarter? I don't believe Basketball Reference has a stat for that. Are we trying to gauge his rates of scoring per quarter, or just asking what percent of his total offense occurs in each? I thought the latter, but you're right, taking his numbers at face value without factoring in his minutes distribution seems like it'd skew the data
Yes. Stated another way: which does the scoring output by quarter reflect more, the effort-ability-obstacles related to scoring in each quarter or the amount of time allowed to try to score. Since scoring and time-played both never decrease as the game progresses, there is a natural correlation between them in many cases. Since playing time is necessary for scoring, but not the other way around, it is a necessary condition and has to be controlled for. Thus, some things that try to measure the former actually end up measuring the latter.