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  1. Is basketball really a global game?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Team USA has been squashing the competition at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, and with Spain knocked off, Mike Krzyzewski's squad has an easy road to the title. Really, I should be celebrating on behalf of my countrymen, praising Tom Thibodeau's d...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. San Antonio Spurs' grinding halt

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    The San Antonio Spurs are great at exploiting an advantage that was hiding in plain sight. Sometimes it's a simple discovery, like how 3-pointers from the corner are just a bit easier than other shots from behind the arc. Sometimes there's more nuanc...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. How the Spurs can make stars go dark

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    LeBron James could have played better, but even if he had, it likely wouldn't have mattered. Nobody was beating the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, not on an evening when they scored 71 points on 33 shots in the first half. The Spurs started thei...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. Tony Parker making point with postseason run

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    It's a fair argument to tout Tony Parker as the best player on the best team. You can quibble over San Antonio's exact status versus Miami's or point to Tim Duncan's two-way impact, but Parker plays the most on a Finals team that just eviscerated the...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. Appreciating the Spurs' achievements

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    If you ask someone to explain what was so great about Michael Jordan, you're likely to get "competitor," "winner," "killer instinct," or some other psychologically-based adjective that does little to convey the tangible skills he demonstrated on the ...

    Blog | June 15, 2013
  6. 2013 NBA playoffs -- Is it time to reduce Tony Allen's minutes ag...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    The Spurs' approach renders the superb one-on-one defensive skills of Tony Allen not as vital

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  7. Warriors magic runs out in Game 6

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    After losing to the San Antonio Spurs 94-82 in Game 6, the Golden State Warriors just couldn't let go. Neither could the fans, most of which were standing well after the final buzzer, possibly waiting for some kind of release. The waiting was rew...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. Spurs' demise greatly exaggerated

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- After Friday night's 102-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry trudged across the locker room in his blue flip-flops, limping only slightly on his twisted left ankle. What might have been a hopeful sign turned grim when t...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  9. Tony Parker has something to prove in NBA playoffs

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss explains why the pressure should be on the Spurs point guard this postseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  10. Who's the fourth-best player in the NBA?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant finished fourth in #NBArank, but did Dwayne Wade deserve the pewter medal? We know who the three best players are. We know the order of their ranking. By broad consensus, the gold medal goes to LeBron...

    Blog | April 10, 2013