Diaw crucial to Spurs' success

Numbers show San Antonio's best lineups include Diaw on the floor

Updated: June 6, 2014, 12:52 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

Boris Diaw Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesBoris Diaw's 33 minutes of action in Game 1 were some of the Spurs' most efficient.

The key player on the floor for the San Antonio Spurs in Thursday's Game 1 NBA Finals win scored two points on 1-of-5 shooting. In this case, a different number is a better indicator of Boris Diaw's importance to San Antonio in Game 1: 30, as in plus-30, the amount by which the Spurs outscored the Miami Heat during his 33 minutes of action.