January 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34, left) dribbles the ball against Golden State Warriors shooting guard Kent Bazemore (20, right) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Heat defeated the Warriors 92-75. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Best Lineup Since The All-Star Break

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.



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