The Pacers Bulls and Grizzlies Spurs series can be summed up in a couple of sentences. All numbers on lineups are per48 minutes, adjusted for strength of players faced.
- When the Bulls have Korver, Boozer, Deng and Rose on court with Noah or Gibson they are great; play at 40 points better than average per 48 minutes in 39 minutes. Rest of time Bulls play 10 points worse than average.
- Pacers would have won this series if they realized that when Foster and or Dunleavy are in they are great: 87 minutes playing 19 points better than average. Rest of time Pacers play 5 points worse than average.
- The Griz are awesome with Mayo, Gasol Randolph and Battier or Tony Allen on court. 33 minutes 42 points better than average. Rest of time Griz are average.
- Spurs are horrible when at least one of two subs are on court. If they figure this out they will win the series. If they don’t they will not.