Which five man lineups have been dominant since the All-Star break?
Here are the top three lineups, given at least 120 minutes played (I know, relatively small sample size).
Data from here.
Some quick thoughts:
- The best Heat lineup since the All-Star break was only 11th best overall. This Heat lineup had a net rating of 7.3 points — in comparison, the Golden State Warriors had a net rating of 19.4.
- That Memphis lineup can play some serious defense. They only allow opponents to score 85 points every 100 possessions, which is just a ridiculously good defensive rating.
- The Atlanta Hawks lineup might pose some problems for the Miami Heat in the East, especially with Kyle Korver, one of the best three point shooters in the NBA.
- The fourth-best lineup was the San Antonio Spurs lineup of Duncan, Green, Leonard, Parker, Splitter and the fifth-best lineup was the Los Angeles Lakers lineup of Bryant, Clark, Howard, Nash, World Peace.