the best team does not always win in a 7-game series in the sim.
it usually does, but not always.
The difference between the sim & real life when it comes to not knowing the outcome, jkaye, is that in real life, stats are determined by what happens on the court. The sim is supposed to be determined by the stats. You pay for a guy that shoots 60% from the field... you expect him to shoot 60% from the field... not 80% one game, 40% the next, 90%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 60%, 10%, 100% (etc).
The trick is (and always has been as far as I can tell) not to build teams with an expectancy of results but to build teams to minimize the chance of a bad dice roll beating you.