Analysis: Amid pandemic, NBA blowout epidemic also happening
January 13, 2021
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is also seeing a blowout epidemic.
One can only wonder if the two are related.
Games are turning into runaways far more than usual throughout the first three weeks of this NBA season. Maybe it's because there are no fans in most arenas, maybe it's because teams are tired from playing with a bit less rest than they've gotten in recent years or maybe it's because the strains of a COVID-19 world are weighing heavily on players.
It's probably a combination of all that and more.
But the numbers are also quite a bit overwhelming: The average margin of victor...