Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn’t a fan of NBA’s advanced statistics

PLAYA VISTA — Coach Doc Rivers said Friday he likes the Clippers’ pace of play so far this season. He’s not sure about the true value of’s pace statistic, which is something entirely different from the actual speed of the game, although there are elements of that in determining a team’s number.

Pace, as defined by Rivers, is moving bodies and the ball around the court as efficiently as possible. Pace, as defined by, is the number of possessions per game.


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