does defense still win championships? I think the answer is yes. When it comes down to the biggest leverage moments in the MBA playoffs, teams have to be able to get stops. Does that mean offense isn't important? No offense is very, very important in the regular season and in the postseason. But when it comes down to those high leverage moments, the teams that end up winning titles are teams that can stop what the other team does. Well, you think about how the Heat beat the Bucks last year and got to the finals and then how the Lakers won the title.