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Where the NBA’s Leading Scorers Score

This is a really cool thing that Matt Walks made. It’s an info graphic that breaks down how the NBA’s leading scorers score. It splits it up into four different areas: free throws, mid-range, three-pointers, and points in the paint. Each player has a circle graph that breaks up into each section. You can toggle over each section and the percentage of points scored by the player in that area will pop up.

Here’s a sample of what Kevin Durant’s graph looks like. His biggest area is in the paint, where he scores 32.3 percent of his points. Mid-range shots, meanwhile, are his lowest area. He scores just 18.6 percent of his points from there.

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If you go to Matt’s page, you can see the rest of the charts. He did one for Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love and Steph Curry.

This is a really cool and simple way to see where the best guys get their buckets.

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