NBA.com has produced a fascinating list of the league’s best trios. It doesn’t just take the three leading scorers off a team. The study looked at the top three-man lineups scored when playing together and adjusted it for 36 minutes per game.
Four of the top 10 trios are from the Thunder. Four more are from the Heat.
1. OKC’s Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Martin: 85.5 points per game. In other words, when KD, Westbrook and Circle K average 85.5 points per 36 minutes played together.
2. Miami’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier: 85.4 points per game.
3. OKC’s Durant, Martin, Nick Collison: 83.9 points per game.
4. Miami’s LeBron, Chris Bosh, Battier: 83.0 points per game.