Home-Court Advantage: Ranking the Top 10 Loudest NBA Arenas in 2013

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Home-Court Advantage: Ranking the Top 10 Loudest NBA Arenas in 2013
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NBA analysts can break down anything when it comes to a player. 

They can study a spot on the floor a player loves to get to. Whether they're most likely to drive left or right.  Nowadays, they can even take into account how many average dribbles a player takes on every possession.

But you don't often hear how well a player reacts to a home crowd. You don't hear how a player reacts when 18,000-plus fans are screaming down your neck every time you touch the ball (Derek Fisher in Houston last night).

Nate Robinson, for example, is fueled by fans' energy. The louder an arena is, the better the chance he's going to hit a big shot and then do a cartwheel just to let you know he hears you. Crowd noise can make players do anything. If somebody hits a big shot and the entire arena lights up, why not do the Bernie (Ty Lawson)?

On the flip side, these arenas have the ability to get into opposing players' heads. How about James Harden's first return to Chesapeake Energy Arena in the regular season?

Here are the top 10 loudest arenas in the NBA this year.

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