March 12, 2017

best offenses

1. 2017 WARRIORS | 115.7 offensive rating

Coach | Steve Kerr

Offense | Intricate

Points per game | 116.8

Point guard | Stephen Curry

Pace | 100.3

Leading scorers | Kevin Durant: 25.3 points and Stephen Curry: 24.9

Finisher | Kevin Durant

3-point shooters | Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green

Sixth man | Andre Iguodala

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe8zSrKhFr4[/video]



2. 1987 LAKERS | 115.6 offensive rating

Coach | Pat Riley

Offense | Showtime

Points per game | 117.8

Point guard | Magic Johnson

Pace | 101.6

Leading scorer | Magic Johnson: 23.9 points

Finisher | James Worthy

3-point shooter | Michael Cooper

Sixth (and seventh) men | Michael Cooper and Mychal Thompson

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0IIMeMWPH0[/video]



3. 1992 BULLS | 115.5 offensive rating

Coach | Phil Jackson

Offense | Triangle

Points per game | 109.9

Point guards | John Paxson and B.J. Armstrong

Point forward | Scottie Pippen

Pace | 94.4

Leading scorer | Michael Jordan: 30.1 points

Finisher | Michael Jordan

3-point shooters | none

Sixth man | B.J. Armstrong

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFwhuQk-OLc[/video]



4. 1988 CELTICS | 115.4 offensive rating

Coach | K.C. Jones

Offense | Balanced

Points per game | 113.6

Point guard | Dennis Johnson

Pace | 97.9

Leading scorer | Larry Bird: 29.9 points

Finisher | Larry Bird

3-point shooters | Bird and Danny Ainge

Sixth man | none

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiTbAijfSqk[/video]



4. 2017 ROCKETS | 115.4 offensive rating

Coach | Mike D’Antoni

Offense | 3-pointers and a cloud of dust

Points per game | 115.1

Point guard | James Harden

Pace | 99.1

Leading scorer | James Harden: 28.9 points

Finisher | James Harden

3-point shooters | Everyone: Harden, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley

Sixth (seventh and eighth) men | Eric Gordon, Lou Williams and Clint Capela

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc2N3fpEEhU/[video]



6. 2010 SUNS | 115.3 offensive rating

Coach | Alvin Gentry

Offense | Seven seconds or less

Points per game | 110.2

Point guard | Steve Nash

Pace | 95.3

Leading scorer | Amare Stoudemire: 23.1 points

Finisher | Amare Stoudemire

3-point shooters | Channing Frye, Jason Richardson, Steve Nash and Jared Dudley

Sixth man | Jared Dudley

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oiIbLM02Tc[/video]



7. 1996 BULLS | 115.2 offensive rating

Coach | Phil Jackson

Offense | Triangle

Points per game | 105.2

Point guards | Ron Harper and Steve Kerr

Point forward | Scottie Pippen

Pace | 91.1

Leading scorer | Michael Jordan: 30.4 points

Finisher | Michael Jordan

3-point shooters | Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, and Toni Kukoc

Sixth (and seventh) men | Toni Kukoc and Steve Kerr

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQpdz_98Blc&t=50s[/video]



8. 1995 MAGIC | 115.1 offensive rating

Coach | Brian Hill

Offense | Young

Points per game | 110.9

Point guard | Anfernee Hardaway

Pace | 95.1

Leading scorer | Shaquille O’Neal: 29.3 points

Finisher | Shaquille O’Neal

3-point shooters | Nick Anderson, Dennis Scott and Anfernee Hardaway

Sixth (and seventh) men | Dennis Scott and Brian Shaw

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkrPBAhVFn0[/video]

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