NBA Analysis: Impact of Lockout on How Players are Shooting

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With the compressed schedule of the 2012 season, teams must battle hectic travel schedules and grueling fatigue. In theory, it should take a toll, similar to what we see in back-to-back road games when rest is short and plane flights are long. After more than 50 compressed games in the shortened, 2012 NBA season, the league’s shooting numbers have finally started to…increase.

Wait, what?

Yes, instead of fatigue settling in and legs growing tired, the evidence is precisely the opposite. Practice, it seems, actually might be important. Here are the league-wide shooting numbers broken down into 10-game segments this season...

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