Controversial Endings, Heart Stopping Finishes Top Thuuz Sports Most Exciting Rankings For April

Virginia's Last Second Win, Clippers Record NBA Playoff Comeback, Late NHL Goals Top The Leaderboard As Measured By Thuuz Proprietary Excitement Measurement System
By: Thuuz
PALO ALTO, Calif. - May 2, 2019 - PRLog -- Thuuz Sports, the most powerful automated video highlights production platform for worldwide sports, today announced their April Top 10 most exciting games, with the NBA and the Stanley Cup Playoffs taking most of the attention of fans around the country. Topping the list however was The University of Virginia's controversial last second win to take home the NCAA title, as well as the LA Clipper's record NBA Playoff comeback and two NHL Game seven heart stopping finishes. The first MLB game of the season also made the list.

Using their custom designed algorithms to measure real-time event excitement, Thuuz will provide a unique look into what games have gotten fans the most excited and engaged as 2019 rolls along.

The game excitement ratings are measured on a 0 to 100 scale and take into consideration game pace, team parity, play novelty, momentum shifts, social buzz, and historical context. The algorithms behind the excitement ratings are statistically calibrated to insure the appropriate distribution of ratings across the duration of a season or course of a tournament.

Using the Thuuz excitement measurement platform, the top ten most exciting games were:

1) Virgina 63 Auburn 62 (NCAA): 4/6/19-  A highly competitive and thrilling Final Four matchup resulted in one of the most controversial endings in March Madness history. Seeking their first ever National Championship appearance, Auburn thought they had the game won after a missed Virginia 3-pointer in the corner. As Auburn started to celebrate, they began to realize that a foul was called on Virginia's Kyle Guy. Kyle Guy went to the free throw line, drained all 3 pressure-packed FT's, and helped UVA advance to the National Championship game, that they would go on to win.

2) San Jose 5 Las Vegas 4 (NHL): 4/23/19 San Jose defeated Vegas in a winner-take-all Game 7. Down 3-0 in the 3rd period, the Sharks made their comeback, racking up 4 power play goals on a controversial 5-min major penalty. Sharks forward Kevin LaBanc had a hand in all 4 goals, including the 4th goal as the PP came through in the clutch for San Jose.

3) Los Angeles Clippers 135, Golden State 131 (NBA): 4/15/19 Up 94-63 with 7:31 remaining in the 3rd quarter, the Warriors looked to be in full juggernaut cruise control. But the Clippers' belief never wavered, and they clawed their way back into the game. After tying the game with a minute left, it looked like the Warriors would still be victorious after a Steph Curry 3-pointer with 55.8 seconds remaining. Those would be the last points Golden State scored as a Landry Shamet 3-pointer gave the Clips a lead with 15.9 seconds left that they wouldn't relinquish, completing the greatest comeback in NBA postseason history.

4) Carolina 4, Washington 3 (NHL): 4/24/19 Carolina's Brock McGinn scored the double OT goal in Game 7 off an assist from "Mr. Game 7" Justin Williams as the Hurricanes knocked the defending champs out of the playoffs. The home team had won all previous 6 games of the series, and looked as if the home team would win again after Washington led 2-0 at the end of the 1st and 3-2 at the end of the 2nd. But a 3rd period goal from Jordan Staal and an excellent overtime save on Alex Ovechkin from Petr Mrazek gave the Canes the opportunity to shock the Caps in the 2nd overtime and move on to the 2nd round.

5) Seattle 11, Los Angeles Angels 10 (MLB): 4/18/19 The first MLB entry of the season saw the Angels stage a thrilling 8-run comeback over the surprising Seattle Mariners, only to have the Mariners score the game-winning run in the 9th. The Angels rallied for 7 runs in the 7th inning, and collected 16 hits overall with Angels' superstar Mike Trout only going 1-5 in the game. It wasn't enough as the Mariners continued their streak of hitting a HR in every game to start the season.

6) Columbus 3, Boston 2 (NHL): 4/27/19 After the Bruins won 3-2 in overtime in Game 1, Columbus turned the tables on Bruins by winning 3-2 in double overtime in Boston to even the series at 1 apiece. Artemi Panarin was the star for the Blue Jackets, scoring both goals in regulation before assisting on Matt Duchene's PP goal in overtime.

7) Boston 6, Toronto 4 (NHL): 4/17/19 The Bruins scored 2 goals in each period as they secured a much-needed road victory to head back to Boston with the series tied at 2-2. Boston held off a furious Toronto rally as the Maple Leafs scored 2 goals in less than 2 minutes to make the score 5-4 and get their crowd roaring. Zdeno Chara, Boston's 42 year old captain, ended up with the game-winning goal.

8) Montreal 6 Toronto 5 (NHL): 4/6/19 For a regular season NHL game to make the Top 10 list, this game had to be incredibly exciting. And it was. 98 shots on goal, 10 goals, a hat trick, and 3 shootout goals that ended with the Habs winning their final regular season game. Habs rookie Ryan Poehling recorded a hat trick in his NHL debut, and then scored the SO winner for Montreal to cap it off.

9) Oklahoma City 112 Houston 111 (NBA): 4/9/19 A game with big playoff seeding implications came down to the wire as OKC pulled off  a 14-point 4th quarter comeback.

10) Orlando 104, Toronto 101 (NBA): 4/13/19 The Toronto Raptors have a storied history of Game 1 struggles, and it continued into this series.

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Leveraging its automation platform, Thuuz Sports enables Personalized Clips, Highlight Reels, and Condensed Games: any duration, any perspective, involving any set of plays, players, fantasy rosters, narratives, and themes. Thuuz Sports also offers a Subjective Sports Metadata Service that enables its customers to deliver sports apps and guides that deliver a true personalized experience to their fans based on leveraging Thuuz Sports excitement ratings, dynamic headlines, and real-time notifications. Thuuz Sports customers reach well over 150 million sports fans worldwide and include some of the biggest names in the industry.

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