by CF00 Currently the C's have the best home and away record in the league. What I don't understand is why is there so much disparity in the league, when it comes to the top teams and how they play. San Antonio for example has the 2nd best home record, but they are 6-7 on the road. Orlando on the other hand is 7-8 at home, and 15-5 on the road. Detroit has both a great home record and away record. Same with Phoenix. Dallas is like San Antonio and has a great home record but they are under .500 on the road. GS and New Orleans, NJ are better on the road. I guess if you play in Orlando, GS, NO, NJ you can't wait to get out? Denver, Portland, Cleveland, Utah great at home, terrible on the road. Out of all the top teams, the only 3 teams where there is consistency is Boston, Phoenix and Detroit.
Currently teams that are protecting their homecourt are Boston, Phoenix, Utah, Detroit, SA, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Cleveland, LA. But only 4 of those teams have a winning record on the road. The Lakers are 8-6 on the road.
Need mom's chicken soup apparently-
SAn--17-2 at home, 6-8 on the road Dal--16-3 at home, 7-8 on the road Por--16-3 at home, 5-10 on the road Den--14-5 at home, 7-8 on the road Uta--12-3 at home, 6-14 on the road Cle-10-6 at home, 7-11 on the road
NJ-8-11 at home, 9-5 on the road Orl-- 7-8 at home, 15-5 on the road NO- 9-6 at home, 14-5 on the road
Doesn't matter we will beat you-
Boston--16-1 at home, 13-2 on the road Detroit--13-3 at home, 13-5 on the road Phoenix 11-4 at home, 13-6 on the road
Somewhere in between
LA-13-5 at home, 8-6 on the road GS-9-7 at home, 11-8 on the road Tor-8-8 at home, 9-9 on the road
Anyways I guess if you look around the league, and even the lesser teams and all the way down the majority of the league struggles on the road. Sac is 8-8 at home 4-12 on the road. Milwaukee 9-5 at home, 4-12 on the road. Washington 10-7 at home, 7-8 on the road. Houston 8-6 at home, 7-11 on the road. In the entire league, there are 8 teams that have a winning on the road and 4 teams actually have a better away record than a home record which makes no sense to me when I look at all the other teams that are completely horrible on the road. The 8 teams aren't even the teams you would think. It's Boston, Phoenix Detroit and then NJ, NO, LA, Orlando, GS. All the other top teams are terrible on the road. Take our next opponent for example. Charlotte is 10-10 at home and can't buy a victory on the road. They are 1-11 on the road. Home court does matter and this is going to play a large factor come playoff time considering we can win at home and on the road. There is a lot of parity among the playoff teams and we are at an advantage because we can do both.
A Boston vs Phoenix final isn't out of the question either.... Neither side has an easy road, but hopefully the west will beat up on each other a bit. It seems to me like Detroit, Boston, SA and Phoenix are the best teams right now with the west having a bit more power, but both conferences are just as strong at the top.. Phoenix quietly has their team together for the first time and has added Hill. It's going to be a good playoff and finals. There are a lot of good teams. There could be some upsets especially out west, but it's going to be tough for some of the upstart teams to make it all the way to the finals out there. the top teams are very strong this year.