Mr. Playoffs: Reggie Miller has a +4.6 postseason scoring differential.
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Which players step up their performances from the regular season to the NBA Playoffs?
Quantifying statistics to find the answer is an inexact science, but NBA.com compiled the scoring averages for every player in NBA Playoffs 2003 to determine which players had the best and worst scoring differentials between their regular and postseason career scoring averages.
Not surprisingly, NBA Playoffs 2002 stalwart Mike Bibby ranked high with a scoring differential of +5.6 and perrenial postseason hero Reggie Miller came up smelling like roses with a +4.6 differential in a whopping 109 postseason games.
On the other end of the spectrum among players with at least 30 playoff games played, New Orleans' Jamal Mashburn and Detroit's Clifford Robinson will look to improve upon their -4.8 and -4.4 differentials ... and look to become Mr. April, Mr. May or even Mr. June.
All statistics entering NBA Playoffs 2003; due to the rounding of scoring averages to one decimal place, differentials listed might apear to be off by one-tenth of a point for some players.