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Via True Hoop, Kevin Pelton on wins lost to injury this season

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Things that leap out immediately: The Clippers have been no worse or better off than the Lakers or Celtics. It seems to me one would have to be incredibly dishonest to compare this in any way with losing Brand for a season, but I know that hasn't stopped everyone. Milwaukee is near the top and has lost over 8 wins due to injury which would put them square in the playoff hunt as I noted against the silly Simmons piece. I'd call them in second since it doesn't feel honest to consider Yao lost for the season if he really isn't a basketball player anymore. Despite being in an identical place before the season, the Bulls have lost more wins to injury than the Clippers and look poised to easily capture the first seed in the East. The healthy third is actually a clump of bad teams. Perfect health doesn't seem to have much to do with overall season performance so whining about smaller injury losses seems out of place.

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