Originally Posted by SoCalMike
i was not referring to the regular season. i was referring to a winning forumula... yes, the playoffs/finals are different in format, but they are also the same. leveraging the assets a team has makes sense no matter what time of the season it is and depth does matter, regardless.
I would argue and many other would argue playoff games individually are much more important than regular season games. So the timing does matter.
I understand the "winning formula" should supercede all strategies. I believe Playing your starters more minutes increases the probability of winning. I can't back this up with numbers. My gut and brain know it.
The only numbers I can come up with are...
All starters minutes increase on every single playoff team across the board. While the overall bench minutes diminish.
Anybody know how we can look this up?