When the Spurs lost to the Thunder on Wednesday, the Pacers became the last 0ne-loss team left in the league. Once that happened, it could be reasonably argued that Indiana could claim undisputed rights to the title of NBA’s best team. Still, by one important metric, San Antonio still held pole position.
When it comes to predicting playoff and future success, point differential is widely seen as the best piece of data. Not wins. And even after they dropped their second game, the Spurs still had a slim lead on the Pacers.
But after Indiana blew out WashingtonΒ last night, they took over first place in that category, too. The team’s 11.44 average margin of victory now outshines San Antonio’s 11.31 number, according to ESPN.
Still, reasonable humans can look to the two teams’ strength of schedule and continue to believe that the Spurs are the superior team.
But by the numbers, there is no more debate: No NBA team is beating down its opponents by a larger margin than the Indiana Pacers.
Topics: Stat Talk