The NBA's 10 Most Productive Five-Man Lineups

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The NBA's 10 Most Productive Five-Man Lineups
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Figuring out which NBA team is the best is easy; all you have to do is just look at the standings.

But which teams have the best lineups? 

To figure out which ones have worked best so far this season, we have looked at the net ratings of every five-man unit that has played at least 100 minutes together this season. Net rating may sound fancy, but it is just geek-speak for the difference between how many points a team scores and how many points it allows per 100 possessions. So basically, it is a team's offensive rating minus its defensive rating.

In theory, it is the amount each lineup would win by if it played all 48 minutes during a game with 100 possessions.

So now that we have all of that cleared up, here are the 10 best five-man lineups in the NBA this season.


All lineup data courtesy of

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