• From
    • To


10 results for "dean oliver"

Page of 1
  1. Where did all the 20-10 players go?

    Steven Martinez and Dean Oliver

    Learn About Tableau As the visualization above shows, the NBA hasn't always had a problem producing 20-point, 10-rebound seasons. But this season, for the first time in since rebounds became an official statistic (1950-51), we did not see a player...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  2. Don't blame Westbrook for Game 2 loss

    Alok Pattani and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty ImagesAccording to the numbers below, Russell Westbrook should not be blamed for the Thunder's Game 2 loss.After the Oklahoma City Thunder's loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2, many people are placing the blame on Rus...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. How Celtics will defend LeBron James

    Pete Newmann & Dean Oliver

    Steve Mitchell/US Presswire Paul Pierce (right) was Boston's best option when defending LeBron James this season. Perhaps the most intriguing storyline surrounding the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will be...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  8. Heat's hired help?

    Chris Forsberg

    It doesn't draw quite as much attention as how, say, baseball teams are constructed using their minor league systems, but an interesting take from ESPN's Dean Oliver on how NBA championship squads are assembled in basketball, with a focus on the Bost...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  9. Miami Heat and their hired help

    Dean Oliver

    In 2008, the Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals by bringing in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce. By assembling a group of three future Hall of Famers, Boston became a model for this year's Miami Heat. Both teams were built from the outs...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Too much bouncing could get Heat bounced

    Dean Oliver

    The problem with the Miami Heat has been alternately described as struggling in crunch time and struggling against good teams. The struggles in close games make for good drama. The struggles against good teams make for significant worries in South Be...

    Blog | March 09, 2011