Plus-Minus 2003-04

A tool used by coaches for years, plus-minus is essentially the same as the statistic used to measure player performance in hockey. It has nothing to do with individual statistics. It is tied exclusively to a team's performance. While a player is on the floor, we record the score differential in terms of a gain (plus) or loss (minus). For example, if Player A enters the game with the score tied and leaves with the Pacers ahead by 6, he gets a Plus 6. Conversely, if he enters with the Pacers ahead by 12, and leaves with a 6-point lead, he gets a Minus-6. Those figures are compiled for every rotation of every player in every game. Presented below are the cumulative season plus-minus figures for each player as well as the team average, which makes it easier to see who is performing above - or below - the norm.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON (61-21)

PLAYER GAMES MINUTES PLUS-MINUS PER 48 MINS. PER GAME
Jamaal Tinsley 52 1,378 343 11.9 6.6
Reggie Miller 80 2,254 507 10.8 6.3
Ron Artest 73 2,714 462 8.2 6.3
Team Average 82 3,961 472 5.7 5.8
Jermaine O'Neal 78 2,788 448 7.7 5.7
Jeff Foster 82 1,961 468 11.5 5.7
Jamison Brewer* 13 160 25 7.5 1.9
Kenny Anderson 44 905 78 4.1 1.8
Al Harrington 79 2,441 73 1.4 0.9
Austin Croshere 77 1,051 32 1.5 0.4
Fred Jones 81 1,508 27 0.9 0.3
Anthony Johnson 73 1,598 -3 -0.1 -0.0
Primoz Brezec* 18 72 -9 -6.0 -0.5
Jonathan Bender 21 271 -17 -3.0 -0.8
James Jones* 6 26 -5 -9.2 -0.8
Scot Pollard 61 678 -77 -5.5 -1.3

*Injured list