I know the Nuggets are fast-paced, but after last night's game I wanted to see exactly how fast-paced. What I saw here on ESPN.com reads like a mistake. Median league pace is 95.15 possessions per 48 minutes. The second-fastest team, Golden State, plays 4.55 more possessions than that -- 99.7 per 48 minutes. But Denver plays 104.3 -- making the gap between the number one team and the number two team bigger than the gap between the number two team and the league median. Is that really true? If it is, then no wonder Carmelo's leading the league in scoring.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.