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Stat School: From Box Scores To RAPTOR

Hot Takedown is bringing back one of its favorite segments from Hot Takedown 1.0 — STAT SCHOOL!

We talk a lot about statistics on the show, and we think it’s worthwhile every so often to offer a refresher on where these stats come from, what exactly they’re measuring and why they matter.

On today’s show, we break down basketball statistics: where they started, how the stats evolved and where they’re at now.

Grace Lynch is Hot Takedown’s producer.

Sara Ziegler is the sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.