The synergy of the Pistons’ five-man second unit that’s been nothing less than spectacular for the past week is the type that screams its logic on paper but rarely translates to action quite so seamlessly.

Over the past four games – or just two games after Austin Daye replaced Corey Maggette at small forward in a bench unit that also includes Rodney Stuckey, Charlie Villanueva, Andre Drummond and Will Bynum – Lawrence Frank’s backups have averaged 62.2 points, outscoring the starters decisively in the last three games.

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