Shane Battier's hot hand is no theory
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:
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