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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 the former producer of Hot Takedown.

Sara Ziegler is the sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.