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  1. How Mavs' style swap beat the Heat

    Dean Oliver

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Dribble attacks like this were essential to the Mavericks' title. Right before the conference finals, I wrote about how the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat represented contrasting styles in how the game is pl...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  2. Analyzing the closeness of the NBA Finals

    Henry Abbott

    By Dean Oliver and Alok Pattani ESPN Stats & Info As the 2011 NBA Finals come to a close with Game 6 on Sunday and a possible Game 7 on Tuesday, basketball fans everywhere are bemoaning the fact that such a competitive and compelling series must c...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  3. Three ways to stop Dirk Nowitzki

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    How do you defend a player who has averaged 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for his playoff career? That's the question the Oklahoma City Thunder will ask as they face Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. Nowitzki...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  4. Not a passing fad?

    Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats&Info

    In Monday night's victory, the Oklahoma City Thunder did something that had been done just twice in the last 25 years of regular season and playoff games: They scored 133 points and had just 16 assists. 133+ Points, 16 Assists or Fewer Team...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  5. Mavericks height neutralizing Lakers

    Dean Oliver & Pete Newmann

    The Los Angeles Lakers length was supposed to be a problem for opponents in the playoffs. But people forget about the length of the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers (Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol) and Mavericks (Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki) we...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  6. Wall Street Journal: geeks are winners

    Henry Abbott

    The other day the Nuggets' director of quantitative analysis, Dean Oliver, told me that he'd found teams with "quants" integrated into their decision process had won about 60% of their games. David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal has checked o...

    Blog | March 12, 2010