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NBA.com/Stats Launches as Most Comprehensive Official NBA Statistical Site

  NBA.com/Stats Launches as Most Comprehensive Official NBA Statistical Site

New Destination on NBA.com Powered by SAP HANA® Offers Fans Access to
Unlimited Official NBA Statistics Including Every Box Score in NBA History

PR Newswire

HOUSTON and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 15, 2013

HOUSTON and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National
Basketball Association (NBA) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch
of NBA.com/Stats, a new unprecedented statistical destination on NBA.com
providing fans with interactive access to unlimited amounts of official NBA
statistics and analysis.

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Powered by the real-time SAP HANA® platform and free to all fans and media,
the NBA's unparalleled statistical offering will feature the league's entire
official statistics history, previously only available to league and NBA team
personnel, including:

  oEvery NBA Box Score: Dating back to the inaugural 1946-47 season, every
    NBA box score will be available including memorable games such as Wilt
    Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962 and Kobe Bryant's 81-point game in
    2006.
  oAdvanced Shooting Charts: Comprehensive shooting charts for offensive and
    defensive performance providing visual shot displays, "hot spots," and
    more.
  oTop Lineup Combinations: The best two through five man lineup combinations
    over the last six seasons. Combinations can be sorted based on a variety
    of statistical breakdowns.
  oIn-depth Statistical Breakdowns: Per possession, clutch, efficiency,
    player/team comparisons and additional in-depth statistics with many
    breakdown options.
  oPlayer Pages for Every NBA Player: Complete individual statistical pages
    for every player in NBA history.

NBA.com/Stats will allow users to interact and analyze official league, team,
and player statistics in real-time via an intuitive, highly visual interface.
In addition, content from NBA.com/Stats can be easily shared with others via
social networks Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

"NBA.com/Stats provides our fans and media with the definitive tool for
accessing our entire up-to-the-minute history ofofficial NBA statistical
information," said NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. "Working together with
SAP, a global leader in providing innovative software solutions, this
groundbreaking offering brings big data to the NBA allowing fans, broadcasters
and the media to run unlimited statistical breakdowns of NBA players and
teams, past or present."

"Sports fans have a passion for statistics because it brings them closer to
the game, their favorite teams and players," said Steve Peck, senior vice
president, Global Strategic Initiatives, SAP. "The new NBA.com/Stats goes
beyond the numbers by offering a dynamic, comprehensive and statistical
experience like never before. As a proven business platform, SAP HANA will
help the NBA provide an experience that allows millions of fans to find
insights in the numbers that had previously only been available to NBA teams
and selected members of the media."

SAP will be the presenting partner of the new NBA.com/Stats destination. In
July 2012, the NBA and SAP announced a new multiyear marketing partnership
that made SAP the Official Business Analytics Software Partner of the NBA. The
partnership includes the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and
the NBA Development League (NBA D-League).

Along with SAP HANA, the NBA will utilize SAP® BusinessObjects™ business
intelligence (BI) solutions for advanced analysis with SAP BusinessObjects
Explorer® and SAP® Landscape Transformation software to power official NBA
statistics on NBA.com/Stats.

In addition to unlimited statistics, NBA.com/Stats will provide special
editorial features that highlight innovative NBA.com/Stats findings, in-depth
analysis on historical box scores, a look "Behind The Numbers" and regular
contributions from NBA.com's statistical expert John Schuhmann. A special
"Glossary" section will provide a complete breakdown and explanation of
innovative and new statistics.

NBA.com
NBA.com, launched in 1995, is the official destination for the National
Basketball Association and averages more than 42 million page views per day,
more than half of which originate from outside of North America. Consistently
ranked among the top sports Internet sites, NBA.com is a part of NBA Digital,
the NBA's extensive cross-platform of digital assets jointly managed by the
NBA and Turner Sports. Along with NBA.com, the robust offering includes NBA
TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile,
NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business
insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications
and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt
continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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