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  1. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  5. 32 Bold Predictions for the 2013-14 NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Who will be traded, what teams will surprise you, and more deeply trustworthy prophecies.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  6. NBA Season Preview, The X-Files - Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs

    Zach Lowe

    If the Spurs have a shot to make it back to the Finals, it will be because their most gifted young player takes the next step.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  7. Everything Matters: How to Understand (and Enjoy) Game 7 of the N...

    Zach Lowe

    If you'll allow a mini-rant: The widespread use of the word "choke" on Wednesday irritated me. The Spurs "choked," according to some talking heads and lots of fans on Twitter; even a San Antonio radio host suggested they did, and asked me whether I a...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  8. 10 Key Thoughts on the Greatest, Most Insane NBA Finals Game in Y...

    Zach Lowe

    There have been other recent Finals games that have reached a special place where you throw off the analyst hat, close the laptop, and just take it all in with a wide-eyed giddiness and a tension so profound it surprises you. A few that stand out: Bo...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  9. The Iceman Speaketh: George Gervin on the Spurs, Playing With Dr....

    Zach Lowe

    George Gervin is a true NBA and ABA legend, a four-time scoring champion, 14th all-time in total points scored between the two leagues, and the most famous practitioner of the finger roll. He played nearly his whole career in San Antonio after the Vi...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  10. We Went There: The Spurs Rain on the Cool, Ineffective Heat

    Zach Lowe

    We forgot about it because of the scary things LeBron James did in the second half of Game 2 on Sunday, but Miami's defense was strangely off for much of that win. They lost track of Danny Green on two 3-pointers, errors of miscommunication that resu...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. We Went There: The Spurs Grind Out a Sweep at the Grindhouse

    Zach Lowe

    This is normally a place for serious basketball analysis — mulling X's and O's, rotation choices, and Lionel Hollins's fantastic wardrobe. But let me step back for a second and say how cool it was watching San Antonio walk off the court, having...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. The Bonner Effect: How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stopping the San Antonio Spurs offense, one of the league's three best over the last three seasons combined, is always going to be a chore. Smart defenses can construct wonderful theoretical game plans centered on limiting the Spurs to midrange jumpe...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  13. The New Stephen Curry: How the Warriors' Super-Shooter Has Transf...

    Zach Lowe

    When the Warriors lost David Lee to what the team assumed was a season-ending injury in the team's first playoff game, I was skeptical that Golden State would be able to reconstruct its offense on the fly against an opponent devoting nearly 100 perce...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  14. Game 6 Madness: The Keys to a Killer Night of Playoff Basketball

    Zach Lowe

    Do you guys remember the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs? They're still in the playoffs, I swear! That Heat-Bucks series was actually this season. I know — it seems like it might have been Miami's first-round series last season, but it really ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. Why Matt Barnes, of All People, Could Be the Key to a Clippers Pl...

    Zach Lowe

    Two nights ago, as the Spurs and Thunder tangled in a rematch of last season's most exciting playoff series, it was easy to drool over another San Antonio–Oklahoma City conference finals. The old lion, its pinpoint system bolstered by some new ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  16. San Antonio vs. Stern: Making Sense of the Spurs' Benching Contro...

    Zach Lowe

    There are at least three competing incentives at work in David Stern's pending punishment of the Spurs for resting Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green on Thursday in Miami — a punishment that will surely top out at a fine, s...

    Blog | November 30, 2012