All good things have to come to an end at some point in life. 4 Penn Plaza started the season with a loss to The Flight Attendants before finishing out the first chunk of the schedule on a four-game winning streak.
As the top two teams locked horns in week seven, the Attendants improved to 5-1 on the season with their second win over the Plaza. Initially, the experts projected that the Attendants would secure a 380.36 point win yet finish with a 333.70 point victory.
During the four-game win streak, The Plaza never trailed for a single day, meaning they went a total of 16 straight days without following behind an opponent. The only blemish on their record is week one, where the Attendants dismantled the Plaza and led every day. The same thing occurred in week seven as the top team in the league rolled without any real threat.
The closest the boys got to the victors was on Monday when the Attendants started out 36.20 points ahead 426.90-390.70. The two teams had solid days on Tuesday before the Plaza cut the deficit in half down to 52.50 points. That was the closest they would get as the lead only slipped away day after day, ending at 333.70 points.
The Attendants largest lead occurred on Saturday (443.20), while the average daily deficit was close to 196.13 points. Overall the Plaza boys averaged 320.70 points a day.
Every week we examine how the team is doing in overall statistics. After the loss in week seven, not much has changed. 4 Penn Plaza remains the top team in the most valuable categories, while most players stay near the top in double-doubles, free throws, and points scored.
Three teams managed to eclipse 2000 points this past week, with the Attendants securing another league-high with 2578.60 points. Everyone scored over 1000 points, with Smith’s Genius team coming in last with 1203.90. As most teams battle for a decent spot in the standings, the Genius Team is still searching for their first win.
The Attendants gave themselves some room at the top with a 5-1 record while Jam Y’all are right behind the Plaza with a 4-2 record. After those two teams, the Smith team and Manager-less Team battle for lower seeds.
In just seven days, Jae’Sean Tate (Houston) went from the team’s worse player to the best. Last week he had a low of just 44.10 points and then fired off 188.30 points in this loss. His stat line read like this: 11/12 at the free-throw line, 4/12 from downtown, 73 points, 37 total rebounds, 26 assists, five steals, six blocks, and one double-double.
RJ Barrett (New York) had a very unusual subpar week collecting just 33.30 points, a team low. The Broadway star was perfect at the line (2/2) but shot 1/7 beyond the arc. He finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Barrett chipped in two assists and blocked one shot.
On the winner side, Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans) had an impressive week with 187.70 points, coming in just 0.60 points from being the matchup’s highest scorer. The Attendants got a boatload of points from everyone, but Valanciunas led the way with 76 points. He was 13/19 at the line and 7/15 from downtown. He collected 55 rebounds, 10 assists, five steals, three blocks, and three double-doubles.
4 Penn Plaza made no roster adjustments during their recent matchup. Through seven weeks, team management has only executed five moves as the team has stayed healthy and competitive.
Weekly Move Total: 0/25
Season Move Total: 5