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.

{tab= NBA LEAGUE AVERAGES}

 

rest

 

 

{tab= 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

 

{tab= 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

{tab= 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

 

{tab= 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

{tab= 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

{tab= 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

{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

 

{/tabs}