Pistons-Bucks series as seen by 82games.com
I just checked out 82games.com's playoff coverage. For those uninitiated, 82games is best known for featuring the "On/Off Court" statistic. This tracks how a team does with each individual player On the Court vs. when that player is Off the Court.
Well, their numbers were eye-opening. Just as I suspected (and stated in one of my live blogs), the Bucks are doing much better with Redd on the bench. The difference is -33 points. Guess who else is killing Milwaukee. Bogut! His On/Off numbers are just as bad as Redd's. The best among the Bucks who have had significant minutes is Charlie Bell (+25) followed by TJ Ford (+16).
For the Pistons, the best "On/Off" numbers belong to Rasheed Wallace with a whopping +51. Let's face it, he's eating Bogut's lunch for him and then stealing his lunch money to boot. Its such a mismatch. The second best is the self-appointed MVP Chauncey Billups. He's at +43. Maybe he is the catalyst.
FOOTNOTE: If you asked me beforehand who I thought the best Piston would be, I would have bet the farm on McDyess. He has impressed the shit out of me. I was stunned to learn he had a -9 score. In my mind this calls into question somewhat the probative value of the "On/Off" statistic.