My own supposition is that the Mavs will have the best record, but if
the Kings had been in one piece they would have at least matched it;
my playoff prediction assumes equal health by both clubs.
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, "Dean Oliver <deano@r...>"
> I guess one of the underlying questions of why people (7/11,
> according to the poll) think the Kings are likely to win the title
> is: Do we think the Kings will end up with the best regular season
> record over the Mavs?
> I'll set up a poll for that, too. Clearly, most people pick one
> at the start of the season to have the best regular season record
> win the title. It's cases where we don't think that will happen
> require some understanding.
> More informally, do we think the Mavs D -- if it's a gimmick -- is
> going to get worse as the season progresses? I think I see
> indications of that.