April 26, 2011

Exclusive playoff ratings

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 6:43 am

We want to know who has been the most impressive team in the playoffs so far. Our playoff (Jeff Sagarin and myself) have the answer. We adjust for ability of players faced and home court to tell you how many points better or worse than an average NBA team each team has played. Here are the results (listed by series). For example Boston has played 11.6 points per game better than an average NBA team. To win the title you usually need to play 13-15 points better than average.

  • Boston +11.6
  • Knicks -.2
  • Bulls +2.3
  • Pacers +4.6
  • Dallas +11.5
  • Port +5.8
  • LAL +5.8
  • NOH +7.4
  • MIA +11.8
  • PHI +4.6
  • OKC +13.7
  • DEN +4.5
  • ORL -.6
  • ATL 12.8
  • MEM +13.5
  • SAS +3.3

Looks like Thunder, Hawks and Grizzlies  have been best so far and Boston Miami is shaping up as a really close series.

1 Comment »

  1. So Atlanta is legitimately playing well – its not just Orlando missing shots?

    I’m trying to figure out wether to root for Orlando or Atlanta as the bigger threat to the Bulls.

    Comment by Bobby — April 28, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

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