The Numbers On The West Playoffs

HANG TIME NEW JERSEY – The playoffs are here. And to get you ready, we’ve got statistical nuggets for each series, courtesy of NBA.com/Stats.

Western Conference basketball was faster and more efficient than Eastern Conference hoops. We’re sure to see three high-paced series in the first round, because six of the eight West playoff teams ranked in the top 10 in pace, with the only exceptions being the Clippers and Grizzlies, who will face each other.

Pace won’t be the only reason scoring will be higher in the West. Seven of the eight West playoff teams ranked in the top 10 in offensive efficiency.

Pace: Possessions per 48 minutes (League Rank)
OffRtg: Points scored per 100 possessions (League Rank)
DefRtg: Points allowed per 100 possessions (League Rank)
NetRtg: Point differential per 100 possessions (League Rank)
The league averaged 94.4 possessions (per team) per 48 minutes and 103.1 points scored per 100 possessions.

Oklahoma City (1) vs. Houston (8)

Oklahoma City Thunder (60-22)
Pace: 95.9 (10)
OffRtg: 110.2 (2)
DefRtg: 99.2 (4)
NetRtg: +11.0 (1)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. Houston: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Houston Rockets (45-37)
Pace: 98.6 (1)
OffRtg: 106.7 (6)
DefRtg: 103.5 (16)
NetRtg: +3.3 (9)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. Oklahoma City: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Five notes:

San Antonio (2) vs. L.A. Lakers (7)

San Antonio Spurs (58-24)
Pace: 96.4 (6)
OffRtg: 105.9 (7)
DefRtg: 99.2 (3)
NetRtg: +6.8 (3)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. L.A. Lakers: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers (45-37)
Pace: 96.8 (5)
OffRtg: 105.6 (8)
DefRtg: 103.6 (19)
NetRtg: +2.0 (10)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. San Antonio: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Five notes:

Denver (3) vs. Golden State (6)

Denver Nuggets (57-25)
Pace: 97.8 (2)
OffRtg: 107.6 (5)
DefRtg: 102.0 (11)
NetRtg: +5.6 (5)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. Golden State: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Golden State Warriors (47-35)
Pace: 96.7 (4)
OffRtg: 104.2 (10)
DefRtg: 102.6 (13)
NetRtg: +1.7 (11)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. Denver: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Five notes:

L.A. Clippers (4) vs. Memphis (5)

Los Angeles Clippers (56-26)
Pace: 93.6 (19)
OffRtg: 107.7 (4)
DefRtg: 101.0 (9)
NetRtg: +6.7 (4)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. Memphis: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies (56-26)
Pace: 91.1 (29)
OffRtg: 101.7 (18)
DefRtg: 97.4 (2)
NetRtg: +4.2 (8)

Overall: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups
vs. L.A. Clippers: Team stats | Player stats | Lineups

Five notes:

8 Comments

  1. vince says:

    Thunder-Rockets : 4-1.

    Spurs-Lakers : 4-2.

    Nuggets-Warriors : 4-3.

    Clippers-Grizzlies : 4-3.

  2. Warriors over Nuggets, Lakers over Spurs.

    #UpsetAlert

  3. Kosta1991 says:

    Men sure? Chicago in the finals? No way.
    Nets in 6

  4. Willy says:

    The only stat that makes any sense is the Lakers allowed free throw attempts. Just goes to show Kobe gets all the calls! The Refs allowed them to make the playoffs!,

  5. PatAloysius says:

    Here is my Western Conference preview :

    Thunder-Rockets : 4-0. The Thunder are just too good for the Rockets, don’t think htown can even win one game against them.

    Spurs-Lakers : 4-2. With Kobe the Lakers could have beaten the banged up Spurs, without him they can only win 2 games IMO.

    Nuggets-Warriors : 4-3. Curry is so amazing that the Warriors stand a good chance. But the Nuggets’ chemistry is too good IMO.

    Grizzlies-Clippers : 4-3. It can go either way but the Grizzlies D and half court offense is too far superior for them to lose IMO.

  6. According to this site I found, Heat only have a 23% chance of winning it all, although who will make them fail is up for grabs!

    http://statisticator.blogspot.com/2013/04/2013-nba-playoffs-predictions.html

  7. mee(a)t says:

    Denver v. Warriors series seems the most interesting one imo

    • Oakley34BLAM says:

      We got lucky this year…6 out of 8 series (and all 4 in the West) should be very interesting and fun. Ind-Atl is probably only interesting to fans of either team, and Mia-Mil likely only interesting to people who enjoy watching big guys pick on little kids, but all the rest are pretty compelling.

      Den-Gsw- High flying and fast paced ball vs some of the great young shooters in the game today plus my man david lee

      SA-Lal- a test of the aging trio and their young capable supporting cast vs a big man trying to crawl out of his own shadow now that the sun is shining squarely on him.

      Hou-Okc- Harden returns…what more is there to say? That and maybe some vintage lin pick and roll mayhem…maybe.

      Lac-Mem- WAR

      Nyk-Bos- My Knicks couldn’t have drawn a more fitting first round test than the Cs.

      Chi-Bkn- If (big if) Noah is healthy the Bulls should be looked at as a dark horse (a very dark horse) to reach the East finals (and if they make it that far the finals are of course not out the realm of the possible).

      I am too excited.