By Dean Oliver

Dean Oliver is the Vice President of Data Science for TruMedia, a firm that delivers sports analytics platforms and analysis to teams and media. He is also the author of Basketball on Paper.

The Truth About NBA Playoff Lineups

The Hamptons Five—Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green—is the most prominently named lineup in NBA history, if not the only one that really deserved a name. Most five-man lineup combinations live anonymously and then die the same way, their fate sealed because there really was nothing special about the combination.…

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