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  1. The Memphis Grizzlies' inside job

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesThis is the way the Memphis Grizzlies will win basketball games -- at close range. LOS ANGELES -- On Feb. 6 in Atlanta, the Memphis Grizzlies hit rock bottom. The team was still smarting from the Rudy Gay trade a...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  2. Bosh, Wade and deception

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak reminds us that, on the basketball court, falsehoods help you win basketball games. He explains: My high school basketball coach, John Wiley, used to tell us that on the basketball court, "you should by lying constantly." ...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  3. 2013 NBA playoffs: Do you care about San Antonio Spurs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Some call them boring; others applaud their genius. Kevin Arnovitz examines the Spurs way of life.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  4. Spurs-Heat Game 1 takeaways

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat did basketball proud on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series opener was a nice composite of the most likeable qualities of two really good basketball teams. Neither San Antonio nor Miami was the ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  5. John Hollinger's new view

    Kevin Arnovitz

    ATLANTA -- Watching a basketball game is very much a pursuit in perspective. From a $1,000 floor seat, the action is unimaginably fast, but if you want to see game strategy unfold, walk a dozen rows up where you can view the full chessboard. Want ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  6. Olympic semifinals big-game performers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    International basketball can be a graceful exhibition of contrasting styles, a competition of national identities that have been crafted over decades. Spain plays a game predicated on finesse and marksmanship. Russia deploys its versatile, deceptive ...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  7. Olympic quarterfinals big-game performers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to the knockout phase of the Olympic basketball event. The NBA game affords teams a two-week chess match in each playoff round, during which a team can slip up, adjust, then eventually figure it out. That's not the case in London, where o...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  8. NBA -- Team USA showed its prowess on offense and defense in its ...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kevin Durant stepped back into his Team USA form and led the U.S. past the Dominican Republic.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  9. Award-winning NBA writing

    Kevin Arnovitz

    At All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Professional Basketball Writers Association president Doug Smith of the Toronto Star announced the winners of the organization's annual writing awards. Winners were announced in three categories: Game story 1....

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  10. Chris Bosh's gaffe

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Prior to the Heat's game last Saturday against Toronto, the Professional Basketball Writers Association presented Chris Bosh with its annual Magic Johnson Award, which is given to the player who combines on-court performance with steady cooperation w...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  11. Tuesday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Neil Paine of Basketball Reference examines whether the Heat's inability to win close games against quality opponents says more about the team's long-term prospects than their capacity to destroy bad teams. One morsel: "In the NBA, dominating good te...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  12. Thursday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk on Chris Bosh: "I've compared Bosh to Pau Gasol before because I think it's apt - not directly in terms of game, they are different in style and Gasol is far more polished; but in terms of situation. These are not gu...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How many of the Celtics' "Big 4" need to produce in order for the Celtics to be successful? Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus breaks down the Celtics' postseason results by examining single game scores for Garnett, Allen, Pierce and Rondo and mea...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  14. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus notes that Nate Robinson provided a nice jolt for the Celtics during his stints off the bench in Game 1: "While Robinson was not a major factor statistically (he was scoreless and missed all three of his shot at...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  15. Nuggets-Jazz: notes from practice

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SALT LAKE CITY -- A few themes that emerged Saturday as the Jazz and Nuggets practiced for Game 4: System vs. Soloists The Jazz play a very programmatic brand of basketball. "We run a great system that Coach Sloan and Coach Johnson put in...uhhh...30...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  16. Life on Paper

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The proliferation of advanced statistics in basketball has taught us that many of the assumptions we have about the game are verifiable. Which player combinations are most effective on the floor together? Does the presence of a prolific rebounder in ...

    Blog | March 05, 2010