#1 2009 vs #1 2005
Starters and Bench
|Larry Drew II
And here it is. The one match-up everyone would love to see. The one even the players themselves debate about since both have a banner in the rafters.
In terms of personnel, this is as much of a toss-up as you can get. Every position has minimal separation even down to the backup point guards. Granted one of those guys quit mid-season while the other remained loyal and ended up playing a huge role as a senior in a time of need. However in the context this season, it can't be much more even than this across the board.
|Adj. Offensive Efficiency||122.4||121.9|
|Offensive 2P FG%||51.0%||54.1%|
|Offensive 3P FG%||38.5%||40.3%|
|Offensive Rebounding Rate||38.9%||39.7%|
|Adj. Defensive Efficiency||92.9||91.7|
|Defensive 2P FG%||44.7%||43.7%|
|Defensive 3P FG%||33.6%||34.1%|
|Defensive Rebounding Rate||68.3%||68.5%|
There are no clear answers. For every perceived edge for one team can likely be negated by a deficiency somewhere else. It's a toss-up in every sense of the word.
Have at it.