Seble, my problem in the inconsistency comes when far superior team in every statistical category, completely rested from a bye while his opponent went 6 or 7 games, loses a game 7 series.
The primary reason for that particular case was FTAs/PFs. I'll look up the numbers real quick.
okay here it is:
Quote: Originally posted by ashamael on 4/25/2009Team one has:
2,779 ftas and 1,621 pfs over 19,948 minutes.
(roughly 33.4 and 19.5 per 48min with 5 on floor)
Team two has:
3,242 ftas and 1,288 pfs over 20,260 minutes.
(roughly 38.4 and 15.3 per 48min with 5 on floor)
Here's their playoff series (7 games):
161 ftas 109 pf
137 ftas 114 pf
Guess which is which.
I should also mention that 4 out of Team One's starters were sub 100% fatigue (one of them at 91%) by series end, while all of Team Two's starters were 100% throughout.
This is a seven game series. Not only were the two teams far apart in RL pf vs ftas, the team with that should have had the edge (we're talking 7 game series, where advantages tend to average out to truth) was much much much more rested, with the other team not (so in essence should have been performing slightly worse than their RL stats in this regard).
I can take a loss when there are reasons for it. Hell, I can take a loss when there aren't - I'll congratulate my opponent and tell them gl in the next round. But it's pretty ridiculous to spend money on players with low foul tendencies and many ftas only to get way outperformed in a 7-game-series by a team who didn't spend the money in either place that is already pretty severely fatigued.
That's some of the inconsistency Trevor's talking about.