The Lenovo Stat shows the power of teamwork. It's a way of showing the best-engineered/best combination of players on the court. The Lenovo Stat is a plus/minus statistic that looks at the point differential when players are both in and out of the game, to see how the team performs with various combinations. The Lenovo Stat can look at a variety of combinations – including the best two-player, three-player and even five-player combinations for each game.
The Celtics starting five of Pierce, Wally, Perk, Gomes and Telfair tops the list followed by the Rockets and the Nuggets. Here is what they had to say:
The Celtics have won three games in a row and the Lenovo Stat points to the five-man combination that has counted most for that success. Paul Pierce, who is averaging a career-high 9.4 rebounds per game in his 10th season, teamed with veteran twine tickler Wally Szczerbiak and the young trio of Kendrick Perkins, Sebastian Telfair and Ryan Gomes to jump to the head of the pack. Houston's top five dropped from first place to second but the Rockets haven't skipped a beat as they are 7-4. Denver also is new to the leaderboard as Carmelo Anthony and Co. have won four out of five games after starting the season 0-3.
The Celtics also top the four player rotations with Perk, Pierce, Telfair and Gomes and comes in 4th with Wally, Pierce, Telfair and Gomes. Interesting stats.