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Thunder Find Effective Lineup With Collison-Adams Combo

Scott Brooks stumbled across an effective lineup in their Game 6 win with Nick Collison and Steven Adams playing in the frontcourt with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson.

The five-man unit played six minutes together during the regular season and seven minutes in the playoffs.

Over the next 15 minutes in the second half of Game 6, the Oklahoma City Thunder scored 42 points while allowing just 24.

Neither Collison nor Adams are particularly good offensive players, but both are good offensive rebounders and can also set screens and roll hard to the bucket to allow the Thunder to spread the defense even without a stretch-big.

Durant's highest true shooting percentage this season has been with the Collison-Adams pairing.

Via Ian Levy/FiveThirtyEight
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