If two teams have an equal number of wins but different numbers of losses or vice versa, then statisticians use half-game stats in the GB category. So, if division-leading Team A has 10 wins and three losses and Team B has 10 wins and four losses, Team B is a half-game behind Team A represented by GB: 1/2.

## What is a half game in basketball?

A **longer break from** play called halftime happens halfway through every basketball game. In the NBA, halftime happens after the 2nd quarter. … During halftime, play is suspended. Players and coaches go into the locker rooms to strategize for the next half of the game. Halftime usually lasts 15 minutes.

## How do half games work in basketball?

A team with a lower winning percentage may lead (in terms of games behind) a team with a higher winning percentage. For example, Team A at 6–4 would lead Team B at **2–**1 by a half-game when calculating games behind.

## What is half a game?

A half game in the standings is basically **one team’s “share” of the difference between two teams**. … If Team A wins its game, it moves ahead of Team B by half a game because it has one more win than Team B at that point, but the same number of losses.

## What does .5 mean in NBA?

So “**lakers in 5**” means that in a series (whether that’s 5 games or 7) they will play exactly 5 games with the lakers winning the amount of games it takes to win the series. So for a 5 game series they would win 3 (4 for a 7 game series).

## Where does the NBA go for half time?

Half time in an NBA game is 15 minutes long, which seems like a long period of time but it really isn’t. Firstly, NBA players need to get **from the court to the locker room** which in itself can take a couple of minutes each way. NBA players spend about 5 minutes of half time going to and from the locker room.

## What is the 500 mark in basketball?

**500** is a measure of how many games they would need to lose (if above) or win (if below) to reach the . **500 mark**. When we say a team is 10 games above . **500**, that means losing 10 games would bring them to .

## How do you calculate games back?

Games Back = **the Team Differential of the best team minus the Team Differential of each team in the Standings, divided by 2**. In other words, Games Back = (Team Differential – Team Differenial ) / 2.

## What does it mean to be half a game back?

Basically **if a team has 4 wins and 3 losses and the other has 3 wins and 3 losses the second team** will be considered a half game back. This is because there is theoretically a 50% chance that a team will win or lose a game.

## How can you be a half game back?

**One win more and one loss less puts a team one game behind**. If a team has played more or less games, each game different is figured as a half game. It is one of the simpler stats in baseball that are not understood if you don’t follow the game closely.

## What L10 means in NBA?

L10: **Last 10 games**. MIN: Minutes. MPG: Minutes per game.