TaylorMonkey wrote:migya wrote:Jester_ wrote:Umm no, you just suck with basic stats. I'm not even quoting advanced stats, for all I know I'm completely off base -- I'll look into that.
Warriors are ranked 7th in points per game. Memphis is ranked 20th. In other words, Memphis scores less points than us.. And no, it's not because we play at a faster pace, we're ranked 12th I believe and they're ranked 15th in pace.
Why is it so hard to understand for you? You want to pull out legitimate statistics that disprove me, go ahead, I'll take it happily, but don't pull our BS stats you don't understand and use it to disparage stats in general. It's just dumb and has no place in a real discussion.
It has been for a few years now at least that the Warriors score alot of points due to their pace, end of story. We've got players that like to run and gun and that's what gives points. Memphis plays slower, more controlled basketball and that results in less points scored.
Our pace is much slower this year than past years. What do the other years (that had only Lee, Curry, Dorell, and Beans in common) have anything to do with this year's performance with a current roster? Stick to the current roster and their projected performance.
Yes we're better in the open court but offense is offense and you don't get to ignore points just because they happen to come on fast breaks.
If you want to say Memphis has better half court offense and you prefer a team that can operate in that situation, you would have a valid point.
What I meant was exactly how I said it, the Warriors score alot due to their pace. This team is still a run and gun one. We are still small and built to run, only when Bogut is healthy is there a chance the team will slow done, but there is no denying the way they are built and have been built for years and its fairly small and for speed.