We've known all year that the Blazers have a slow paced, efficient offense that ranks among the league's best. But what's really come around of late is the defense. And defense wins playoffs.
I've sorted NBA.com's team stats for the last ten games, and here is what I've found:
Blazers are #1 in opponent's points allowed.
Blazers are #1 in opponent's rebounds allowed.
Blazers are #1 in opponent's 3 point % allowed.
Blazers are #2 in opponent's assists allowed.
So we are doing a great job at preventing the other team from doing good things.
We are also #1 in points differential, #1 in rebounding differential, #1 in steals differential, and #3 in blocks differential.
Red hot and rolling into the playoffs, hope they can keep it up!