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, "roland_beech" <roland@t...> wrote:
> ...and the winner is Nash-Finley-Jamison-Walker-Nowitzki!
> When these guys have played together they've been amazing: scoring
> 131 points per 48 minutes, and allowing 79 for a +52 "per game" net.
> They shoot 60% effective FG%, to 35% allowed, and while they don't
> rebound well, are much better on the turnover front than their
> victims ~ I mean opponents. On a consistency basis they've
> also "won" (had a positive plus/minus) nine of ten games.
What is interesting to me is that +52 per game translates only to 9-1
record. That implies a _significant_ amount of variability from game
to game. What is the std dev of their O, D, and Net per 48? These
guys don't play good enough D to maintain 35% allowed. The 60% may be
I'd ask the same of the other groups.
> Of course they are only #3 on the team in most minutes played
> together, and it's likely they've been facing lineups without the
> top big men on the floor. Still, it bodes well for the Mavs I would
> think given they've played together for a matter of weeks.
> The #2 lineup is the Lakers....but without Kobe!
> Payton-Fisher-George-Malone-O'Neal are +42 points per 48 minutes of
> playing time, while Payton-Bryant-George-Malone-O'Neal is #19 at +14
> points per 48 minutes.
Distribution offense and defense?
> DeanO's sonics check in at #3 with Murray-Barry-Lewis-Radmanovic-
> James and a +28 "per game"
Too bad James gets in foul trouble after 3 minutes.
> Minnesota's Cassell-Hassell-Sprewell-Garnett-Olowokandi are also
> +28, and then Detroit has the #5 and #6 units...
The Minnesota result surprises me a little.