The Impact Of Rest Days On Team Efficiency & Pace

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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.

{tab= NBA LEAGUE AVERAGES}

 

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{tab= B2B}

 

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY  DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5∆* TOP 5∆*
New Orleans9.4 Toronto-12.4
San Antonio8.0 Seattle-9.0
New Jersey5.1 Portland-4.9
Charlotte4.2 Washington-3.6
Minnesota3.6 Dallas-3.2
BOTTOM 5∆* BOTTOM 5∆*
Seattle-10.3 New Orleans12.9
New York-5.6 Boston7.3
Chicago-2.9 Charlotte7.1
Dallas-2.7 Denver7.1
Memphis-2.5 Utah6.6

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

 

{tab= 3rdIN4}

 

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY  DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5∆* TOP 5∆*
Dallas3.9 New Jersey-12.4
Golden State3.1 Milwaukee-9.0
Utah3.0 Boston-4.9
Memphis2.6 Indiana-3.6
Phoenix1.8 Denver-3.2
BOTTOM 5∆* BOTTOM 5∆*
Boston-3.7 Sacramento12.9
Chicago-3.4 Atlanta7.3
Minnesota-3.0 New York7.1
Detroit-2.6 LA Lakers7.1
New Jersey-2.3 Dallas6.6

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

{tab= 4thIN5}

 

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY  DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5∆* TOP 5∆*
LA Clippers15.7 LA Clippers-10.6
Portland9.7 Boston-8.4
Chicago8.8 New York-7.3
Indiana8.4 Detroit-7.3
San Antonio7.3 Philadelphia-6.5
BOTTOM 5∆* BOTTOM 5∆*
Seattle-19.1 Milwaukee20.3
Detroit-13.1 Cleveland18.1
New York-10.1 San Antonio17.0
Golden State-8.4 Dallas16.3
Phoenix-7.3 Houston14.5

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

 

{tab= 1 DAY REST}

 

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY  DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5∆* TOP 5∆*
Detroit4.3 Dallas-3.4
New York3.7 Boston-3.3
Boston2.7 New York-3.1
Seattle2.7 Detroit-2.9
Minnesota2.3 Philadelphia-2.1
BOTTOM 5∆* BOTTOM 5∆*
Philadelphia-2.0 Philadelphia1.9
Toronto-1.9 Cleveland1.5
Milwaukee-1.8 San Antonio1.0
Cleveland-1.6 Dallas1.0
Phoenix-1.2 Houston0.9

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

{tab= 2 DAYS REST}

 

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY  DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5∆* TOP 5∆*
Toronto6.5 Sacramento-5.8
Cleveland6.3 Orlando-5.3
Houston5.9 New York-4.6
Charlotte5.8 Detroit-3.6
New Orleans5.2 Washington-3.5
BOTTOM 5∆* BOTTOM 5∆*
San Antonio-7.3 Philadelphia7.2
New York-6.4 Dallas5.4
Seattle-3.4 Cleveland4.6
Utah-3.3 Utah4.1
Dallas-2.9 Minnesota3.8

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

{tab= 3+ DAYS REST}

 

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY  DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY
TOP 5∆* TOP 5∆*
New York4.1 Utah-9.8
Cleveland2.7 Minnesota-8.3
Philadelphia2.3 Sacramento-6.6
Toronto2.1 LA Clippers-6.0
Phoenix1.1 Philadelphia-5.3
BOTTOM 5∆* BOTTOM 5∆*
Detroit-6.8 Detroit6.1
Charlotte-6.6 Boston5.9
Sacramento-6.2 Miami4.2
Golden State-4.1 Indiana2.5
Indiana-3.9 New York2.4

*: Efficiency change under the given rest day situation

{tab= 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

 

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