So let's say you assemble an NBA starting five with C Ben Wallace, PF Dennis Rodman, SF Bruce Bowen, SG Doug Christie, PG Fat Lever (I'm old).
Your opponent may score 60 and you may have an incredible defense, but are you going to defeat any team with lesser (but decent) defenders at every single position but that can score?
Maybe C Moses Malone, PF Dan Issel, SF Bob McAdoo, SG Reggie Miller, PG Pete Maravich?
I know which team I would take. One of them would not need to play much defense to stop the other.