I'm not sure why people keep harping on about the for and against points scored (percentage) in a season that is so tight with wins and losses!? Remember, still 9 games to go for the Sixers, so that percentage (which means nothing in the scheme of things) can change so much over this time. Yes, it could be used as an indicator to a degree of certain strengths and weaknesses defensively and offensively, however...
Adelaide's percentage has been a bit lower than most other teams due to two early season blow out losses - Hawks and NZ from memory? Given that many of their wins has been by single digits, surely you want to be focused on the larger sample size of this as opposed to a few "outliers"? Especially when the form has consistently turned around with 9 of the last 10 games being wins.
Tonight's big win evens up the for and against pts scored a fair way, but more importantly, closes the gap on the series split with the Hawks if we win the last game against them, and if we were to tie with them after 28 games, which at this point, looks unlikely IMO...
Here is the points differential and how it averages out per team to see how inconsequential and close it actually is. Take from it what you will:
36ers, -9 total, -0.47pts per game diff
United, +72 total, +3.79pts "
Kings, +32 total, +1.52pts "
Hawks, -7 total, -0.35pts "
Bullets, -22 total, -1.16pts "
Cats, -16 total, -0.94pts "
NZ, -26 total, -1.44pts "
Taipans, -24 total, -1.41pts "