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The Impact Of Rest Days On Team Efficiency & Pace

Check out more detailed rest days stats in the NBA
2009-2010 NBA Regular Season Rest Days Stats (Also includes a chart)
2009-2010 NBA Regular Season Rest Days Stats.

The information provided below belongs to 2007-2008 NBA regular season.

B2B

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5 ∆* TOP 5 ∆*
New Orleans 9.4 Toronto -12.4
San Antonio 8.0 Seattle -9.0
New Jersey 5.1 Portland -4.9
Charlotte 4.2 Washington -3.6
Minnesota 3.6 Dallas -3.2
BOTTOM 5 ∆* BOTTOM 5 ∆*
Seattle -10.3 New Orleans 12.9
New York -5.6 Boston 7.3
Chicago -2.9 Charlotte 7.1
Dallas -2.7 Denver 7.1
Memphis -2.5 Utah 6.6

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

3rdIN4

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5 ∆* TOP 5 ∆*
Dallas 3.9 New Jersey -12.4
Golden State 3.1 Milwaukee -9.0
Utah 3.0 Boston -4.9
Memphis 2.6 Indiana -3.6
Phoenix 1.8 Denver -3.2
BOTTOM 5 ∆* BOTTOM 5 ∆*
Boston -3.7 Sacramento 12.9
Chicago -3.4 Atlanta 7.3
Minnesota -3.0 New York 7.1
Detroit -2.6 LA Lakers 7.1
New Jersey -2.3 Dallas 6.6

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

4thIN5

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5 ∆* TOP 5 ∆*
LA Clippers 15.7 LA Clippers -10.6
Portland 9.7 Boston -8.4
Chicago 8.8 New York -7.3
Indiana 8.4 Detroit -7.3
San Antonio 7.3 Philadelphia -6.5
BOTTOM 5 ∆* BOTTOM 5 ∆*
Seattle -19.1 Milwaukee 20.3
Detroit -13.1 Cleveland 18.1
New York -10.1 San Antonio 17.0
Golden State -8.4 Dallas 16.3
Phoenix -7.3 Houston 14.5

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

1 DAY REST

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5 ∆* TOP 5 ∆*
Detroit 4.3 Dallas -3.4
New York 3.7 Boston -3.3
Boston 2.7 New York -3.1
Seattle 2.7 Detroit -2.9
Minnesota 2.3 Philadelphia -2.1
BOTTOM 5 ∆* BOTTOM 5 ∆*
Philadelphia -2.0 Philadelphia 1.9
Toronto -1.9 Cleveland 1.5
Milwaukee -1.8 San Antonio 1.0
Cleveland -1.6 Dallas 1.0
Phoenix -1.2 Houston 0.9

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

2 DAYS REST

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5 ∆* TOP 5 ∆*
Toronto 6.5 Sacramento -5.8
Cleveland 6.3 Orlando -5.3
Houston 5.9 New York -4.6
Charlotte 5.8 Detroit -3.6
New Orleans 5.2 Washington -3.5
BOTTOM 5 ∆* BOTTOM 5 ∆*
San Antonio -7.3 Philadelphia 7.2
New York -6.4 Dallas 5.4
Seattle -3.4 Cleveland 4.6
Utah -3.3 Utah 4.1
Dallas -2.9 Minnesota 3.8

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

3+ DAYS REST

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5 ∆* TOP 5 ∆*
New York 4.1 Utah -9.8
Cleveland 2.7 Minnesota -8.3
Philadelphia 2.3 Sacramento -6.6
Toronto 2.1 LA Clippers -6.0
Phoenix 1.1 Philadelphia -5.3
BOTTOM 5 ∆* BOTTOM 5 ∆*
Detroit -6.8 Detroit 6.1
Charlotte -6.6 Boston 5.9
Sacramento -6.2 Miami 4.2
Golden State -4.1 Indiana 2.5
Indiana -3.9 New York 2.4

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

ABBREVIATIONS

  • B2B: teams playing second leg of back to back game sets
  • 3rdIN4: teams playing third game in four nights
  • 4thIN5: teams playing fourth game in 5 nights
  • 1: teams coming up the game w/ one day rest
  • 2: teams coming up the game w/ two days rest
  • 3+: teams coming up the game w/ at least three days rest

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 February 2010 )