I used play-by-play data to visualize minute-by-minute plus-minus stats for individual games and seasons. I looked at Stephen Curry’s crazy third quarters from the 2016-17 season as a test case for this type of chart for Nylon Calculus, here.
Below are some individual games from Steph’s season, starting with Dec 5, 2015,
December 8th 2015,
January 16th, 2016,
and finally, January 11th, 2016.
Here’s the incremental plus-minus for Stephen Curry for an average game in 2015-16.
Here’s the same chart, discretized into blocks of 1, 3, 6, and 12 minutes.
Now, on to the 2016-17 season.
And here is the 2016-17 chart broken down by blocks of time.
And, finally, here’s the comparison of 2015-16 vs. 2016-17.