Far be it from me to be the wet blanket, but look at the opponents in the first 3 games. A 2nd tier team out west (Dallas), a playoff team in the east and one of the most balanced attacks (Milwaukee), and a team that should be contending for the 8th spot if they stay healthy (Indy). In the second set of three it was a two lottery teams and a Magic team that was missing their starting PG. Not saying that the D hasn't improved some, but the schedule may have helped. Looking at the stats, DET and NJ were right at their season averages from the field, only the Magic were lower (by 4%).