Someone (Tom Ziller) finally analized that problem a bit and came with the result we all already knew. Still, it's nice that someone finally talked a bit about tougher opponents and trips to the Finals.
For instance, last year the Heat and Spurs won their conferences. The Heat's number is an average of scoring margins of the teams they beat to get to the Finals (the Bobcats, Nets and Pacers) and the Spurs' number is an average of scoring margins of the teamsthey beat to get to the Finals (the Thunder, Blazers and Mavericks). The Heat's average East playoff opponent strength was +1.06. The Spurs' average West playoff opponent strength was +4.24.
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