The most obvious way to evaluate a team’s basketball performance is by looking at how well it plays.
But there are many other metrics that can also be used to evaluate the team.
The best basketball shoe is not the best basketball, nor the best player.
What matters is how the team plays.
In order to get an idea of how well a team is playing, the ESPN Stats & Information service breaks down each game against an opponent and then compares those numbers against the average of the team’s four best performances.
The data for this study is based on the 2017-18 season, so the data comes from a season that ended last month.
The results: The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA.
They’re led by one of the best players in the league in Steph Curry, who is averaging 26.8 points per game on 52.1 percent shooting, including a 55.4 percent clip from three-point range.
The Warriors are second in the conference in three-pointers made per game (35.4), with an average of 5.8 per game.
The Warriors are also second in points per 100 possessions (16.9), per NBA.com, thanks to Curry’s stellar offensive production.
And the Warriors are first in field goal percentage (.472), with their 53.4 mark a perfect 10 points above the league average.
In other words, the Warriors play with a lot of rhythm.
They take good care of the ball, attack the rim and make shots, even when they’re down.
They score a lot, and they’re not afraid to take bad shots.
The biggest reason why they’re playing so well is because of Curry, whose shooting and playmaking ability has been the highlight of this Warriors team.
They have the best three-pointer percentage in the Eastern Conference, at 49.9 percent, and Curry is second in free throw percentage (56.5).
Curry is averaging 17.2 points per night, fourth in the entire NBA, and he’s shooting 61.4% from the line.
Curry’s game has improved significantly over the past few years, but the Warriors don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Curry’s scoring has increased every season, but it’s been especially notable this season.
Last season, Curry’s scoring average dropped from 23.9 points per contest in 2015-16 to 22.6 points per play this season, the first time in a decade that he’s averaged more than 20 points per scoring attempt.
The big reason for that is Curry has been playing on a team that’s ranked in the top 10 in scoring efficiency the past three seasons.
In that time, the Golden State team has posted the best scoring margin in the East, allowing the opposition to shoot 43.5 percent and take a career-low 32.4 field goals per game, according to Synergy Sports.
In addition to Curry, the biggest reason that Curry has improved is because he’s playing with a team who’s had a lot more success.
The Cavaliers led the league with a .939 winning percentage, according the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Golden States had a .975 winning percentage and were eighth in the West with a 1.977.
And Cleveland’s success this season has been driven by its playmaking.
LeBron James has had a career season averaging 24.5 points per games on 54.7 percent shooting.
He’s led the Cavaliers to the best record in the Western Conference, with a 41-18 record.
This year’s Cavaliers have a chance to repeat that success with James and Kyrie Irving, who’s averaging 25.7 points per contests on 48.6 percent shooting and is fourth in assists per game at 4.6.
Curry is playing with two of the top three scorers in the League, but he’s also starting to see his minutes decrease, as the Cavs are averaging just over 12 minutes per game per player.
That’s not to say that Curry’s production has dropped off a cliff.
Curry leads the NBA in scoring, rebounds and assists, as well as steals and blocks per game this season (he’s fourth in steals per game).
Curry and James are tied for third in the MVP voting, and the Cavs have an excellent record of playing with great players.
It’s a different story for Cleveland, which has the worst record in basketball, and has lost five of its past six games.
But Curry’s continued improvement has been enough to convince the Warriors to change their philosophy, which was a change of emphasis last season.
The Cavs were one of only five teams in the first round of the playoffs last season to make the playoffs, and it was Curry’s play that led the team to a playoff berth.
This season, they’ll play without their MVP, and their bench will be bolstered by veteran talents who will play with the team this year.
That means the Warriors’ frontcourt is not going to be the same.