This year’s playoff was hot with action. Lebron James’ claim to greatness was again notably attacked as Miami Heat were crushed 4 -1 by the San Antonio Spurs, leaving his individual playoff final record at a questionable 2-3. Statistically speaking there were no major surprises. Head-to-head Spurs predictably dominate the Heat in all but a few stats. They displayed a great defensive efficiency (DEFF), with 110.8 to 104.3 and, unsurprisingly given their number of wins, showed a greater level of achievement in terms of wins (ACH). They also showed a greater CONS, however this metric denotes greater unpredictability, so a false positive. Despite Spurs domination, it is interesting to know that sports betting sites are overwhelmingly placing the Miami Heat as the favorites for the next years. Championships with a price +260, compared to +500 with Spurs.
Good teams show up in the upper right quadrant and poor teams in the lower left quadrant.
Teams with good defense and poor offense are in the upper left quadrant.
Teams with good offense and poor defense are in the lower right quadrant.