Philly, Chic, Char, Mil, LAC, NJ, Mem, and GS. Win four out of the eight and you're looking at a 18-21 record, which would be a lot more respectable.
Good teams beat bad teams. Bad teams compete with good teams, and lose to other bad teams.
And you're seriously going to follow everything up with "we're the 23rd best defense in the league?" Seriously. Wow what an amazing accomplishment, the Pacers are better than 7 teams defensively.