While starters in the NBA usually get most of the credit for their team's success, it's often the play by the reserves that determine just how far a team can go.
Whether it is one or two key players off the bench for a certain team, the importance of having these types of reserves cannot be overlooked.
In a game often decided by runs, teams must not only have a great core of starters, but also one or two key reserves.
With the NBA season almost two-thirds of the way through, here are the top five reserves at each position this season.
*All player stats are up to date as of 2/11/13.