The One Stat Killing Your Favorite NBA Team

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The One Stat Killing Your Favorite NBA Team
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Even the best NBA teams have flaws.

In a way, that's what makes basketball such a dynamic game. Because it's impossible for any team to be totally stout in every area, there's always a weakness for opponents to exploit. That leads to exciting strategic decisions and, occasionally, thrilling upsets.

A number of this season's most noteworthy teams possess glaring shortcomings.

In some cases, those problems have contributed to massively disappointing early-season efforts—like the one we've seen from the New York Knicks.

In other instances, isolated statistical deficiencies haven't gotten in the way of overall success. But for teams like the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, things that seem like small speed bumps now could wind up being season-altering obstacles down the stretch.

Get out your scuba gear; we're diving deep into the numbers to figure out which stats are killing your favorite squad.

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