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THE NBA POSTSEASON hasn’t quite gone to plan, but at least robust stat engine Synergy Sports (mysynergysports.com) can tell you why. Through the Finals, the tech site—heretofore a restricted domain—is offering free deep-geek looks at each series. Here’s one way to break down the Celts’ first-round sweep of the Knicks. GADGETRY

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Assist totals tilted heavily to the Celtics, and you probably don’t need Synergy to tell you Rajon Rondo gets the credit for that. Still, it’s cool to see his dishes consume half the pie. To see every dime he dropped—including his team-playoff record 20 in Game 3—just click on his giant slice.

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Of the eight graphic views displayed by Synergy, “Stats DNA” tells one of the best stories of Boston’s domination, by showcasing both teams’ production totals per 210 possessions in nine different categories. Want player-by-player breakdowns? Click on the respective colored bars to open a new screen.

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Synergy’s gratis offering provides three vids of Rondo slicing through the Knicks’ D. If that’s not enough Rajon for you, $29.95 gets you unlimited clips. And not just of the pass-happy PG’s playoff run. Synergy’s archives span the regular season for all 30 teams. So even Cavs fans can relive … that one time.

ESPN The Magazine

May 16, 2011

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ESPN The Mag  

Synergy Sports' new NBA stats technology.

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