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Big data now rules pro sports, but is it changing our favorite games for the better?

This season, the NBA installed the SportsVU tracking system in all arenas, including Sleep Train Arena.

The system of six cameras is actually derived from Israeli missile-tracking technology and records a players every dribble, pass and off-ball movement 72,000 times per game.

The big picture:  Motion-capturing software sophisticated enough to defend against an incoming SCUD should be able to distinguish between a lethal Jimmer Fredette three-point bomb, and just another errant Kobe Bryant long-range brick.

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