Once the regular season ends, it's usually pretty easy to determine how each NBA team wins basketball games. The team numbers pile up, and 82 games are ample enough of a sample size to figure out a team's identity.
The Indiana Pacers win with defense, for example, while the Miami Heat spread you out and kill you with uncanny three-point accuracy.
We know who these teams are.
That is why it is so strange when the playoffs arrive and those trends are turned on their head.
The following numbers may not be the ones that have sparked the most debate throughout the playoffs, but they help explain why some teams have already started their summer vacations and why one is still in contention to win an NBA title.
Note: All stats courtesy of NBA.com's advanced stats tool.