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    Team/year/Opponents FG%

    1. San Antonio Spurs 1998-99 .402
    2. New York Knicks 1998-99 .403
    3. San Antonio Spurs 2003-04 .409
    4. Miami Heat 1998-99 .411
    5. San Antonio Spurs 1997-98 .411
    6. Indiana Pacers 2012-13 .412
    7. Houston Rockets 2003-04 .412
    7. Detroit Pistons 2003-04 .413

    I've noticed a lot of people here doubting our ability to be a championship contender this year. Look at some of those teams; that is good company.

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    The Houston thing is throwing me. Who played for them at that time?
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    still a lot of basketball left but, good chance we finish in the top ten.
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    Doesn't matter cause our offense isn't #1 too. No one wins anything with the best defense.

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    The Houston thing is throwing me. Who played for them at that time?
    Pretty sure that's still Stevey Franchise Era Rockets.

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    Pretty sure that's still Stevey Franchise Era Rockets.
    + JVG was the coach and he always expected his teams to defend. Not surprisingly, another JVG-coached team is on the list at #2.

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    The Houston thing is throwing me. Who played for them at that time?
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    The Houston thing is throwing me. Who played for them at that time?
    Yao, Stevie franchise, and a certain back-up pg named mark jackson

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    Wasn't 98-99 a lockout season too? It's interesting that everyone on that list is either the 98-99 season or the 03-04 season, with the exception of us and a 97-98 Spurs season. Damn good company. I don't suspect we will hold that number all season, but it shows we really do have an elite defensive team.

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    Wow! Whats amazing is the fact that these pacers are doing it in an era of basketball where offense is king...im sure david stern lets his referees know that offense gets the ratings

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    Team/year/Opponents FG%

    1. San Antonio Spurs 1998-99 .402
    2. New York Knicks 1998-99 .403
    3. San Antonio Spurs 2003-04 .409
    4. Miami Heat 1998-99 .411
    5. San Antonio Spurs 1997-98 .411
    6. Indiana Pacers 2012-13 .412
    7. Houston Rockets 2003-04 .412
    7. Detroit Pistons 2003-04 .413

    I've noticed a lot of people here doubting our ability to be a championship contender this year. Look at some of those teams; that is good company.
    I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons number needs a giant 48 point font asterisk. When you're talking about ranking the best defensive teams, please remember this:

    The 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, after they acquired Rasheed Wallace, was the best defensive team of ALL TIME.

    The defensive numbers for the Pistons over the full season really do a major disservice to just how good that team was defensively once Sheed came aboard.

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    Yao, Stevie franchise, and a certain back-up pg named mark jackson
    Don't forget the then healthy not unlike our Roy 7'5 lumber of a health Yao. I think what you see is that a lot of these teams have big men that can help and defend the paint well. That way, the parameter players could stay up tight on a shooter because he knows he has someone to back him up on a drive. Roy's value as a defender is more than just blocking shot but also a mental boost to our wings.

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    I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons number needs a giant 48 point font asterisk. When you're talking about ranking the best defensive teams, please remember this:

    The 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, after they acquired Rasheed Wallace, was the best defensive team of ALL TIME.

    The defensive numbers for the Pistons over the full season really do a major disservice to just how good that team was defensively once Sheed came aboard.
    Im still pissed about that trade

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    Wasn't 98-99 a lockout season too? It's interesting that everyone on that list is either the 98-99 season or the 03-04 season, with the exception of us and a 97-98 Spurs season. Damn good company. I don't suspect we will hold that number all season, but it shows we really do have an elite defensive team.
    The 3 teams from 1998-99 stuck out to me first thing when I looked at this list. While those were solid teams, you can't help but think people just weren't making a lot of shots. I seem to remember Simmons talking extensively about this in his book as well (could've been an article but I think it was the book). Still nice to see Indy on the list.

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    The Houston thing is throwing me. Who played for them at that time?
    That Houston team was awesome, if a bit dysfunctional and frustrating to watch. They had Yao in his prime, Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley. Jeff Van Gundy was the coach who did a fantastic job, but I think he hated that team! They played amazing defense, but the level of selfish play on offense was hard to watch. At least that's how I remember them through the haze of the years.

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    Where are the 03-04 Pacers on that list? I imagine they would be in the top 15.

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    Wasn't 98-99 a lockout season too? It's interesting that everyone on that list is either the 98-99 season or the 03-04 season, with the exception of us and a 97-98 Spurs season. Damn good company. I don't suspect we will hold that number all season, but it shows we really do have an elite defensive team.
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    The 3 teams from 1998-99 stuck out to me first thing when I looked at this list. While those were solid teams, you can't help but think people just weren't making a lot of shots. I seem to remember Simmons talking extensively about this in his book as well (could've been an article but I think it was the book). Still nice to see Indy on the list.
    Yeah, it was a bad shooting year, league-wide. Hard to say where those teams would fare under more normal circumstances.
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    Yeah, it was a bad shooting year, league-wide. Hard to say where those teams would fare under more normal circumstances.
    That seems to make what Indy is doing in this season seem a little more impressive then I think.

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    WOW!
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    I'm pretty sure everyone understands that already...
    I didn't.

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    I didn't.
    Same, that's a special team to me, with the whole beating the Lakers thing, but I didn't realize they were best defense of all time good.

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    I didn't.
    Me either.
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    I'm pretty sure everyone understands that already...
    I didn't know that as I wasn't following the NBA back then. So, I certainly appreciated his post
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    I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons number needs a giant 48 point font asterisk. When you're talking about ranking the best defensive teams, please remember this:

    The 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, after they acquired Rasheed Wallace, was the best defensive team of ALL TIME.

    The defensive numbers for the Pistons over the full season really do a major disservice to just how good that team was defensively once Sheed came aboard.
    It's a bit off to compare a 22-game stretch to rankings of full seasons.
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