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Shane Battier's hot hand is no theory

Originally Published: June 21, 2013
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Shane Battier is the numbers guy, the statistics specialist, the percentages guru.

You talk about basketball as a game, he can make it sound like a science. Every movement has a purpose. Every basket happened because of a minor detail that occurred before it.

He made the term "regression to the mean" almost cool.

So, of course, that guy explains his perfectly timed, slump-busting, championship-snatching shooting performance in Thursday's Game 7 this way:

"The ...

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