Heading into the playoffs there are a list of teams battling to move up the playoff bracket. There are fans that say their team is better than the next but who is really the team that will take it all?
Looking at all the teams season stat leaders coming out of the regular season and into the playoffs to see who statistically reigns supreme.
The top five teams in each category will be tallied then sats expressed throughout comparisons of the team.
Taking into consideration Points Per Game, Rebounds Per Game, Assists Per Game, Blocks Per Game, Steals Per Game, Field Goal Percentages, Three-Point Percentage and Free Throw Percentage.
Starting with Points Per Game there is no more than a three point increase within the scores between teams. Starting with the Milwaukee Bucks who are ranked first with 118.1 points followed closely by the defending champions the Golden State Warriors with a close 117.7 points per game.
Following third the New Orleans Pelicans with 115.4 and closely after with a point two deficit is the Philadelphia 76ers with 115.2 and point one behind them is the Los Angeles Clippers with 115.1.
Points scored in a game is a great way to determine the offensive drive a team has but other facts such as defense, injuries, off game and fatigue. Ultimately Points Per Game is not necessarily what tells who will win but does show who has players that can score.
Rebounds Per Game is a way to tell who will retain possession after a missed shot or who will gain possession after a missed shot. The league leader in Rebounds Per Game is the Milwaukee Bucks with 49.7 rebounds, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder with 48.1 Rebounds Per Game.
Following closely behind Oklahoma by point one rebounds is the Portland Trailblazers with 48.0. Fourth is the Philadelphia 76ers with 47.8 and the New Orleans Pelicans coming in fifth with 47.3.
Assists Per Game show that a team is not scared to pass the ball and not play one on one all game long. Sharing the ball and ball movement to get the highest percentage of a spot is how games are won and these teams if they keep up the assists would be the teams to watch this playoffs.
Coming in first with Assists Per Game is the Golden State Warriors with 29.4 assists followed by the Denver Nuggets with 27.4 assists.
The New Orleans Pelicans in third with 27.0 assists. Fourth is the Philadelphia 76ers with 26.9 and the Boston Celtics in fifth with 26.3.
Blocks Per Game is related to well can a team protect the paint and block shots coming from high percentage areas on the court. The league leader in blocks is the Golden State Warriors with 6.4 blocks per game, following in second is the Milwaukee Bucks with 5.9 blocks.
The Utah Jazz are in fourth with 5.9 and the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat tied for fourth with 5.5 blocks per game.
Steals Per Game is how well defense can turn themselves into an offensive it has been said the best defense is the best offense.
Leading the league in Steals per game is the Oklahoma City Thunder with 9.3 steals per game and the Phoenix Suns point three points behind with 9.0 and in third is the Indiana Pacers with 8.7 steals.
In the fourth and fifth spot are the Boston Celtics with 8.6 steals and the Houston Rockets with 8.5 steals per game in fifth.
One of the most important statistic in basketball to look at is the Field Goal Percentage which shows what teams are shooting the best. Leading the league are the Golden State Warriors with 49.2 and following them is the San Antonio Spurs with 47.8.
Topping off the Field Goal Percentage statistic are the Milwaukee Bucks in third with 47.6, Indiana Pacers in fourth with 47.5 and in fifth with 47.4 is the Toronto Raptors with 47.4.
An aspect and statistic of the game to take off in recent years is the Three Point Percentage which shows what teams can hit the deep ball and are a force to be recon with from the three point line.
Leading the league are the San Antonio Spurs with 39.9 and the Los Angeles Clippers trailing with a38.8%. The defending champions with one of the greatest shooters of all time are nestled in the third spot with 38.5%.
The rest of the teams are filled with the Sacramento Kings wich average a 37.8 % from the three point line and the Houston Rockets in fifth with an 8.5 % from the three point line.
One way a teams can either lose games or win games are at the free throw line in wich give a player two free shots from the free throw line and they have two free attempts at shooting the ball without being guarded.
The leaders are the San Antonio Spurs with 81.9% and followed closely by the Portland Trailblazers who follow the Spurs by point five percent with a 81.4%. Rounding out the final three spots are the Toronto Raptors with an 80.4%, the Boston Celtics with 80.2% and the fifth spot going to the Golden State Warriors with an 80.1%.
Putting all these stats together and comparing who leads the most statistical charts are the Golden State Warriors leading in three categories and the Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs following with two, leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets tied with leading one statistical category.