Defense wins championships. Trying to rely on offense pits you against two opponents and those odds will catch up to you eventually,
You are not only playing against the other team but yourself.
I think there are parallels between the Colts and the Pacers in this regard. That is why I am happy to see the Pacers' emphassis on defense this season. Game in and game out the offense isn't always going to be there either thru what the other team is doing, your own team being out of sync, or both. Defense is something that can be consistent.