These metrics, sent over by former Pounding the Rock manager Wane Vore, show what we've known all along:
The Spurs have been the NBA's best team since December 3rd. Sure, they had a somewhat slow start to the season as they incorporated LaMarcus Aldridge and David West into the fold, but since 12/3, their play has been eye-opening.
Check it out:
Since Dec. 3rd, inclusive. Dec 2nd is the last time the Spurs won a game with under 100 points (they won that one by 25).
Spurs lead the league in offensive efficiency with 114.3
Spurs lead the league in defensive efficiency with 94.1
Lead in net, obviously, at 20.2
Lead in TS%
Lead in eFG%
Lead in rebound percentage at 55.1
Lead in defensive rebound at 81.1
8th in offensive rebound percentage
Lead in 3p% at 41.1
Lead in FG% at 51.1
Tied for 2nd in points