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    He's on Fire! or is he?

    If a player took another three-pointer after making one, their success rate was 6 percent lower than if they took it after having missed one. In other words, you were more likely to make a three pointer if you'd missed on the previous one. In contrast, there was little difference in the success rates of ensuing two-point shots.
    NBA players wrong about "hot hands" from three-point land

    Reinforcement learning in professional basketball players : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group


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    Re: He's on Fire! or is he?

    Study is flawed.

    Everybody knows it takes three shots in a row to get on fire.



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    Re: He's on Fire! or is he?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7dFMbubxr4&feature=related]NBA JAM ON FIRE - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: He's on Fire! or is he?

    People have done the same study, reaching the same conclusions, on free-throws as well. There is no such thing as having a "hot hand."


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    Re: He's on Fire! or is he?

    The problem with the study is that there baseline for a player being "on fire" is making one three point shot.


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    Re: He's on Fire! or is he?

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Study is flawed.Everybody knows it takes three shots in a row to get on fire.
    And 3 alley-oops in a row for the team to be on fire...



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