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Top 5-Man Units

We list the top twenty most used units for each team on the respective team page (see for example the Boston Celtics 5-Man Units page), although recently in response to some league insider feedback, we have changed the format slightly. Instead of displaying things on a per 48 minute basis, we are now showing the raw minutes, points scored, points allowed, and plus/minus net.

An easy analysis then is to sort the units by plus/minus to see which 5-man groups have been posting the best results.

Most Productive Five-Man Floor Units (as of 1/03/05, sorted by +/- rating)
#
Team
Unit
Min
Off
Def
+/-
W
L
W%
1
PHO
 Nash-Richardson-Johnson-Marion-Stoudemire 590  1432  1232  +200   23 6
79 %
2
SAS
 Parker-Ginobili-Bowen-Duncan-Nesterovic 348  706  565  +141   22 9
70 %
3
SAC
 Bibby-Christie-Stojakovic-Webber-Miller 527  1160  1055  +105   15 9
62 %
4
WAS
 Arenas-Hughes-Jeffries-Jamison-Haywood 373  802  730  +72   13 10
56 %
5
CLE
 McInnis-Newble-James-Gooden-Ilgauskas 401  807  741  +66   13 11
54 %
6
CLE
 McInnis-Snow-James-Gooden-Ilgauskas 124  281  218  +63   14 6
70 %
7
DAL
 Terry-Finley-Howard-Nowitzki-Dampier 97  241  192  +49   7 2
77 %
8
SEA
 Daniels-Allen-Lewis-Radmanovic-Evans 80  195  147  +48   14 3
82 %
9
MIA
 D.Jones-Wade-E.Jones-Laettner-O'Neal 88  206  160  +46   10 6
62 %
10
DAL
 Terry-Stackhouse-Howard-Nowitzki-Dampier 93  211  165  +46   8 6
57 %
11
IND
 Tinsley-Jackson-Artest-Croshere-O'Neal 106  244  198  +46   4 1
80 %
12
SEA
 Daniels-Allen-Lewis-Radmanovic-Fortson 106  256  212  +44   15 5
75 %
13
SAS
 Parker-Ginobili-Bowen-Rose-Duncan 44  104  61  +43   8 3
72 %
14
DET
 Billups-Hamilton-Prince-R.Wallace-B.Wallace 438  798  755  +43   11 8
57 %
15
MIA
 D.Jones-Wade-E.Jones-Haslem-O'Neal 232  530  488  +42   12 7
63 %
16
SEA
 Daniels-Allen-Radmanovic-Collison-Fortson 77  173  134  +39   11 9
55 %
17
MEM
 Watson-Battier-Miller-Gasol-Wright 89  193  155  +38   7 2
77 %
18
ORL
 Francis-Hill-Turkoglu-Howard-Cato 46  111  75  +36   7 1
87 %
19
SAS
 Udrih-Brown-Ginobili-Duncan-Nesterovic 19  63  28  +35   6 2
75 %
20
LAL
 Atkins-Bryant-Jones-Odom-Cook 54  126  91  +35   9 3
75 %
21
WAS
 Arenas-Hughes-Hayes-Jamison-Haywood 145  338  305  +33   10 8
55 %
22
ORL
 Francis-Hill-Turkoglu-Howard-Battie 64  144  112  +32   8 4
66 %
23
MIN
 Cassell-Sprewell-Szczerbiak-Griffin-Garnett 74  161  129  +32   8 5
61 %
24
CHI
 Duhon-Hinrich-Deng-Davis-Curry 189  340  308  +32   9 7
56 %
25
MIA
 D.Jones-Wade-Butler-Haslem-Doleac 32  84  54  +30   7 2
77 %
26
HOU
 Ward-McGrady-Jackson-Taylor-Ming 167  323  293  +30   6 5
54 %
27
DEN
 Miller-Buckner-Anthony-Martin-Nene 40  92  63  +29   5 2
71 %
28
DET
 Billups-Hamilton-Prince-McDyess-B.Wallace 57  143  115  +28   6 5
54 %
29
NYK
 Marbury-Houston-T.Thomas-K.Thomas-Mohammed 95  205  177  +28   4 4
50 %
30
PHI
 Iverson-Salmons-Korver-Williamson-Jackson 44  108  82  +26   5 2
71 %

The Phoenix Suns continue to lead the pack with "highest grossing" plus/minus five man unit. The main five of the Spurs and Kings are definite contenders though should the top group falter.

For the extra details on why units are working, look at the following numbers:

Top Five-Man Floor Units, Details
#
Unit
eFG
eFGA
FTA
Close
dClose
Reb
T/O
1
 Nash-Richardson-Johnson-Marion-Stoudemire .566  .487  +88  34%  36%   93%  +4% 
2
 Parker-Ginobili-Bowen-Duncan-Nesterovic .510  .413  +25  39%  36%   107%  +3% 
3
 Bibby-Christie-Stojakovic-Webber-Miller .525  .478  +28  35%  37%   91%  +3% 
4
 Arenas-Hughes-Jeffries-Jamison-Haywood .480  .487  +77  33%  28%   106%  +5% 
5
 McInnis-Newble-James-Gooden-Ilgauskas .493  .457  +24  40%  34%   104%  -1% 
6
 McInnis-Snow-James-Gooden-Ilgauskas .518  .439  +30  36%  27%   107%  +3% 
7
 Terry-Finley-Howard-Nowitzki-Dampier .609  .464  -4  35%  34%   97%  +4% 
8
 Daniels-Allen-Lewis-Radmanovic-Evans .606  .477  +22  25%  39%   110%  -2% 
9
 D.Jones-Wade-E.Jones-Laettner-O'Neal .531  .370  +25  44%  33%   93%  +4% 
10
 Terry-Stackhouse-Howard-Nowitzki-Dampier .459  .429  +21  31%  29%   119%  +4% 
11
 Tinsley-Jackson-Artest-Croshere-O'Neal .600  .429  +3  37%  37%   87%  -4% 
12
 Daniels-Allen-Lewis-Radmanovic-Fortson .550  .465  +28  35%  29%   101%  +1% 
13
 Parker-Ginobili-Bowen-Rose-Duncan .474  .366  +26  42%  27%   119%  +7% 
14
 Billups-Hamilton-Prince-R.Wallace-B.Wallace .439  .420  +26  36%  38%   101%  +1% 
15
 D.Jones-Wade-E.Jones-Haslem-O'Neal .575  .508  +13  46%  30%   97%  +1% 
16
 Daniels-Allen-Radmanovic-Collison-Fortson .543  .416  -13  29%  21%   104%  +7% 
17
 Watson-Battier-Miller-Gasol-Wright .503  .496  +13  46%  31%   119%  +4% 
18
 Francis-Hill-Turkoglu-Howard-Cato .545  .420  +18  38%  47%   97%  +8% 
19
 Udrih-Brown-Ginobili-Duncan-Nesterovic .706  .286  +9  53%  17%   95%  +17% 
20
 Atkins-Bryant-Jones-Odom-Cook .560  .397  +10  27%  34%   108%  -3% 
21
 Arenas-Hughes-Hayes-Jamison-Haywood .484  .472  +7  30%  27%   104%  +6% 
22
 Francis-Hill-Turkoglu-Howard-Battie .486  .436  +25  35%  37%   117%  +1% 
23
 Cassell-Sprewell-Szczerbiak-Griffin-Garnett .470  .386  24%  39%   100%  +4% 
24
 Duhon-Hinrich-Deng-Davis-Curry .487  .402  -14  41%  29%   97%  -4% 
25
 D.Jones-Wade-Butler-Haslem-Doleac .582  .400  -10  31%  36%   121%  +2% 
26
 Ward-McGrady-Jackson-Taylor-Ming .511  .456  -4  32%  25%   95%  0% 
27
 Miller-Buckner-Anthony-Martin-Nene .575  .425  +13  57%  33%   106%  +6% 
28
 Billups-Hamilton-Prince-McDyess-B.Wallace .560  .476  -14  36%  38%   121%  +3% 
29
 Marbury-Houston-T.Thomas-K.Thomas-Mohammed .537  .462  -3  28%  28%   96%  +3% 
30
 Iverson-Salmons-Korver-Williamson-Jackson .577  .457  +7  29%  28%   105%  +9% 

    Legend:
  • Min = the percentage of the team's total minutes the unit was on the floor.

  • +/- = the team net points for the unit.

  • W = number of games a unit outscored its opponents while on the court.

  • L = number of games a unit was outscored by its opponents while on the court.

  • Win% = the winning percentage for the unit based on Wins versus Losses.
  • eFG = the effective shooting percentage, adjusted for the value of 3-point shots.
  • eFGA = the effective shooting percentage allowed to opponents.
  • FTA = net free throw attempts per 48 minutes.
  • Close = the percentage of shots taken from close range.
  • dClose = the percentage of opponents' shots taken from close range.
  • Reb = the rebound percentage for the unit, based on off. reb% + def. reb%
  • T/O = the net turnover percentage for the unit based on opponent turnovers minus unit turnovers.


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