So what's so great about the West?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by coynejeremy, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    What is with this legend that the East is awful and the West is so great? I understand that there are more elite teams in the West than in the East, but (basing this on the standings), there is only one team currently in the top 8 in the East that wouldn't be in the top 8 in the West (the Magic). The worst team in the league is in the West (Grizzlies). The Lakers have the same record as the Raptors. True, there are 4 teams in the West (Mavs, Suns, Spurs, Jazz) who have a better record than the Pistons (the East leader), but the top ten list in the league standings is:

    Mavs
    Suns
    Spurs
    Jazz
    Pistons
    Rockets
    Cavs
    Wiz
    Bulls
    tie - Raptors/Lakers

    I count 6 West teams, 5 East teams. So what is all the hype about the abysmal East?
     
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    That's because the West plays against the West more than they play against the East.

    When you look at the head to head West vs. East games, the West has a clear advantage.

    If you put the Lakers in the East, they'd probably be a favorite to get to the ECF.

    If you put the Knicks in the West, they would not be fighting for a playoff spot right now.
     

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