Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NBA In Game Update Issue

I have some good news and some bad news for our fantasy NBA players. Do you want the good or the bad first? Let's just get the bad out of the way. We are having some issues with the end of quarter scoring updates this year. We are currently only getting the end of half and final box scores (2 updates per game). The first half update comes after the second half starts, and the final box is about 45 minutes to 1 hour after the game ends. We have the ability to manually score, and will be providing in-game updates prior to the end of the 1st half until this issue is resolved. After the end of half stats are in however, there will not be an update until the game is over for scoring accuracy reasons.

Now for the good news. A bunch of people have asked for progressive scoring of our Daily Fantasy Basketball leagues like we offer with Daily Fantasy Baseball and Weekly Fantasy Football. This year, for the first time a progressive feed is available through TSN, and we are looking to get that up and running in the next few days. We have no experience with the new NBA feed, and have also been cautioned that it may not be as accurate as our progressive NFL and MLB feeds are. Keep in mind that in-game scoring is informational only. We toss the progressive scoring out and replace it with the final official box scores which resolves any errors in the in-game scoring. Progressive scoring is a nice step up vs. EOQ scoring, so hopefully all will go well, and we will get that rolled out in the next few days.

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