The Pacers and the Four Factors
For a while now, Hoopdata, which has quickly become an indispensable site for basketball fans, has been looking at the “four factors of winning” for every team in the league in comparison to one another. And today Tom Haberstroh posted their fifth edition, which had and interesting note about Indiana.
Here’s the chart (and for reference, green is good and red is bad):
And here are Haberstroh’s quick thoughts on the Pacers:
Indiana’s defense fouls way too much, so much so that their defense is merely average despite their excellent ability to keep opponent effective field goal percentage down.
We’ve been beating these efficiency stats into the ground all year, so I’m not going to go into any more detail. Those of you who are into this type of stuff can see where all the red is clear as day: It’s the offense.