Right, but to make the argument (and I'm not saying you or Hicks is doing this but I think others are) that because we were able to build a huge lead over different versions of the Detroit and Jersey teams in the past that we *must* be better than (or *shouldn't* worry about) the current version of those teams is foolish.Well, we have the cushion, and it's certainly meaningful. And teams make adjustments all the time. They don't change the standings based on what the team's record should or might be.I think we're trying to say the same thing. Which is simply that the cushion the Pacers appear to have when looking at full-season records and standings isn't as meaningful because the Nets have no longer quit on their coach and the Pistons might be going somewhere as presently configured. I guess I just don't get the "not really." part of your post - maybe it isn't directed at me.
Said another way, and I'm not saying they'll beat us, but we aren't 3-0 against the current Pistons.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.