This study examines the game logs of professional basketball players to determine whether they exhibit elevated performance during the postseason. In a survey of 10 players who were awarded the Most Valuable Player Award during the NBA Finals for the seasons 2001-02 thru 2010- 11, performance was found to be stable throughout the entire season. Implications for why player performance remains stable and why it believed that player performance increases during the postseason are discussed.
"Does Player Performance Increase During the Postseason? A Look at Professional Basketball,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol9/iss1/2