A fellow BP'er alerted me to this interesting use of performance analysis in the NBA from the Fort-Worth Star Telegram:
Del Harris said no one on the staff raised an eyebrow when Johnson said Devin Harris would start.
"We had some pretty good statistical evidence from Mark [Cuban's] people to back up the decision," Del Harris said.
"We felt like we at least needed a 95-point game to win. They're difficult to beat in an 80-point game. We can push the ball better with Devin because he gives us two guards who can really get out and run."
Very interesting and logical approach.