Originally Posted by chazzy
And the East can't score. 12 out of the bottom 15 offenses in the league
this is interesting, because how much of it is due to better defensive teams being in the east or due teams sucking on offense. I think historically over the last decade the East has been short changed in the comparison because it is ignored that even low seeded East playoff teams play a style that is accustomed to playoffs success.
The Past few East champs had a harder time in the earlier rounds compared to the best the West can offer
2012 - Heat had a tougher time with Boston/Indiana
2008 - Celtics had a tougher time in the first 3 rounds
2006 - Heat/Pistons classic ECF
2004 - Pistons had tougher go vs. the bucks and pacers
The above might not mean much because there were obvious seasons where the same could be said about the West champ but I do find it interesting how consistent it has been.
Also if we want to compare across seeds i think it is more even than people think,
Miami/SA - slight edge to Mia
Indy/OKC - OKC would be the fav but i think Indy is a lot closer than people think
NY/Den - if both are healthy i think Den is better but in a playoff series I think NY star power gives them an edge
BK/LAC - not a believer in either team but I think BK can grind out more games down the stretch.
Chi/Mem - actually would be an interesting series to watch, probably the two best frontcourts
Atl/GS - I think this is the only matchup where the West has a clear advantage
Bos/Hou - Right now Hou, but I would take the C's with KG playing in a playoff series
Mil/Uta - looks pretty even if you ask me