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    Question How many points is a blowout?

    Back before the adoption of the 3-point field goal in 1986, we considered a margin of defeat of 20 points or more a 'blowout'.

    My question for us fans: Is 20 points still considered the threshold for a blowout?

    My opinion is its still the same. (Blowout>=20 pts.)



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    Re: How many points is a blowout?

    blowout starts between 20-25



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    Re: How many points is a blowout?

    agreed 20+ is a blowout



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    Re: How many points is a blowout?

    20+ = blowout


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    Re: How many points is a blowout?

    1-5 = coulda/woulda/shoulda game
    5-10 = close game
    10-15 = still in reach
    15-20 = bad game
    20+ BlowOut!

    This grading scale should be taken into consideration at the end of the game and also 2-5 min. before the end (I've seen several close games where the score turned into a "blowout" when teams broke down to fouling in order to make the other team shoot FT)



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    Re: How many points is a blowout?

    It depends on how and when the 20 is scored. If a team is down 10 with a couple of minutes to go and starts to foul, the lead can quickly escalate, especially if the team that is down starts to look for the 3-ball. I think 20 is a good place to start but won't always say that is an automatic whoopin'.



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