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September 2017

CDAR Co-Director Lisa Goldberg to give lecture: “Do Steph Curry and Klay Thompson Have Hot Hands?”

September 1 @ 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
190 Doe Library, 190 Doe Library
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Abstract: The Splash Brothers, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson, are great shooters but they are not streak shooters. Only rarely do they show signs of a hot hand. This counter-intuitive result is based on an empirical analysis of field goal and free throw data from the 82 regular season games and 17 post season games played by the Golden State Warriors in 2016–2017. Inspired by the iconic but flawed 1985 hot-hand study by Thomas Gilovich, Robert Vallone and Amos Tversky,…

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