NBA.com/Stats Launches as Most Comprehensive Official NBA Statistical Site

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New Destination on NBA.com Powered by SAP HANA® Offers Fans Access to Unlimited
Official NBA Statistics Including Every Box Score in NBA History
HOUSTON  and  NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.,  Feb. 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The  National
Basketball Association (NBA)  and  SAP AG  (NYSE: SAP) today announced the
launch of NBA.com/Stats, a new unprecedented statistical destination on NBA.com
providing fans with interactive access to unlimited amounts of official NBA
statistics and analysis.

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Powered by the real-time  SAP HANA  platform and free to all fans and media, the
NBA's unparalleled statistical offering will feature the league's entire
official statistics history, previously only available to league and NBA team
personnel, including:

* Every NBA Box Score:  Dating back to the inaugural 1946-47 season, every NBA
box score will be available including memorable games such as  Wilt
Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962 and  Kobe Bryant's 81-point game in 2006.  

* Advanced Shooting Charts:  Comprehensive shooting charts for offensive and
defensive performance providing visual shot displays, "hot spots," and more.  
* Top Lineup Combinations:  The best two through five man lineup combinations
over the last six seasons.  Combinations can be sorted based on a variety of
statistical breakdowns.  
* In-depth Statistical Breakdowns:  Per possession, clutch, efficiency,
player/team comparisons and additional in-depth statistics with many breakdown
options.  
* Player Pages for Every NBA Player:  Complete individual statistical pages for
every player in NBA history.

NBA.com/Stats will allow users to interact and analyze official league, team,
and player statistics in real-time via an intuitive, highly visual interface. In
addition, content from NBA.com/Stats can be easily shared with others via social
networks Twitter, Facebook and Google+.   

"NBA.com/Stats provides our fans and media with the definitive tool for
accessing our entire up-to-the-minute history of official NBA statistical
information," said NBA Deputy Commissioner  Adam Silver. "Working together with
SAP, a global leader in providing innovative software solutions, this
groundbreaking offering brings big data to the NBA allowing fans, broadcasters
and the media to run unlimited statistical breakdowns of NBA players and teams,
past or present."   

"Sports fans have a passion for statistics because it brings them closer to the
game, their favorite teams and players," said  Steve Peck, senior vice
president, Global Strategic Initiatives, SAP. "The new NBA.com/Stats goes beyond
the numbers by offering a dynamic, comprehensive and statistical experience like
never before. As a proven business platform, SAP HANA will help the NBA provide
an experience that allows millions of fans to find insights in the numbers that
had previously only been available to NBA teams and selected members of the
media."

SAP will be the presenting partner of the new NBA.com/Stats destination. In 
July 2012, the NBA and SAP announced a new multiyear marketing partnership that
made SAP the Official Business Analytics Software Partner of the NBA. The
partnership includes the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the
NBA Development League (NBA D-League).  

Along with SAP HANA, the NBA will utilize  SAP BusinessObjects business
intelligence (BI)  solutions for advanced analysis with  SAP BusinessObjects
Explorer  and  SAP Landscape Transformation  software to power official NBA
statistics on NBA.com/Stats.

In addition to unlimited statistics, NBA.com/Stats will provide special
editorial features that highlight innovative NBA.com/Stats findings, in-depth
analysis on historical box scores, a look "Behind The Numbers" and regular
contributions from NBA.com's statistical expert  John Schuhmann. A special
"Glossary" section will provide a complete breakdown and explanation of
innovative and new statistics.  

NBA.com
NBA.com, launched in 1995, is the official destination for the National
Basketball Association and averages more than 42 million page views per day,
more than half of which originate from outside of  North America. Consistently
ranked among the top sports Internet sites, NBA.com is a part of NBA Digital,
the NBA's extensive cross-platform of digital assets jointly managed by the NBA
and  Turner Sports. Along with NBA.com, the robust offering includes NBA TV,
NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com
and WNBA.com.

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