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Surprise stats: Perception versus reality

Updated: January 26, 2011, 10:48 AM ET
By Seth Landman | Special to ESPN.com

Quite often, numbers can tell us things we wouldn't otherwise be able to see. Granted, you probably are aware of this already; after all, that's why we play fantasy basketball. We devote at least a partial section of our fandom to analyzing the numbers that NBA players produce, and there can be a sizable gap between what we believe to be true about a player's statistics and what actually is true.

We believe, for example, that Stephen Curry is great at shooting the basketball. It is said ...

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