|1||Portland Trail Blazers||51-31|
|2||Oklahoma City Thunder||45-37|
Portland Trail Blazers Front Office
Trail Blazers Analysis
Looking at the percentile rankings for every team in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate.
The problem for NBA coaches is they let short-term outcomes skew what is a smart, long-term approach. This is especially true since the threat of a dominant scorer on the low block is actually more valuable than his individual production out of the action.
Thereís a maturity that goes with a top-tier game for Damian Lillard. He understands that his success is attached to the team and anything spectacular that he does needs to be in the framework of the teamís plans.