The Cavs, Lakers, Celtics and Magic are a combined 219-63, a winning percentage of 78.7 percent. They're all on pace for at least 61 wins.
These are elite teams to say the least. But none is perfect. They all have weaknesses. And by breaking down their numbers, we can get a better idea of what goes wrong when they lose.
In general, when these teams lose, things go wrong on both ends of the floor. If it's not a good offensive night, that's going to affect the other end as well, because it's harder to get back to set up your defense. It works the other way, too. It's hard to get easy looks at the basket when you're opponent is scoring on his end and able to set up defensively.
So, for each of these teams, there's a pretty big dropoff in both offensive and defensive efficiency between wins and losses.
Edited by Junayd, March 26, 2009 - 03:12 PM.