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Small Ball

What is Small Ball?

A style of play where size is sacrificed in favor of speed and three-point shooting. The team typically puts out a three-guard lineup or a lineup without a center.

Sporting Charts explains Small Ball - basketball

Don Nelson's Nellie Ball and Paul Westhead's run-and-gun offense are examples of small ball basketball.

The most successful small ball lineup in the NBA in 2010-11 was the Philadelphia 76ers' five-man lineup of Jrue Holiday, Jodie Meeks, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, and Elton Brand.

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