Which is more telling of who the superior team is?
Head to head or match-ups?
For example. 2004 New Jersey Nets took the Detroit Pistons to game 7 and it took a game winning shot by Rip Hamilton to win the series for them.
Everybody knows they went on to whoop the LA Lakers. Now, there is no way on God's green earth the Nets were winning more than 1 game against the Lakers. Shaq would have eaten them alive himself.
So which is the better way to determine the superior team?
Team A is almost equal to Team B when they are playing each other. Team B beats Team C but Team C would obliterate Team A.
So who's better? Team A or Team B?
BTW, I do think both the Pistons and Lakers were better than the Nets. This isn't about the Nets, it was the only example I could think of.