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Anatomy of a 20-point deficit

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Three of them were more garden variety blowouts where the team at least got it under 20.

Here’s the thing though: a whopping 5 of the games were decided by single digits and of course 1 game ended up as an overtime victory. Four of them were 1:00 pm start times and the other was 5 pm on Christmas Day.

Back-to-backs contributed

Three of the games were on the second game of a back-to-back.

Location didn’t matter

Six of the games were at home and 7 were on the road.

Months didn’t matter

There was one game in December, 2 in January, 2 in February, 3 in March, 3 in April, and 2 in May.

Team stats

The team’s averages were down across the board compared to regular season results.

It makes me wonder: How often would these games have been closer in a “Normal” year? How many losses could have been wins?

Next year should be closer to “Normal,” with fewer back-to-backs, more practice time, and hopefully no games lost due to COVID or protocols.

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