Kevin Pelton writes whether depth or star power is more important in the NBA finals. He looks back at history and what it means for the 2014 series.
Kevin Pelton says the Miami Heat bumped up their defense by putting LeBron James on Tony Parker, which forced Spurs role players to create their own shots.
Kevin Pelton takes a look at the numbers to explain why the San Antonio Spurs are at their most efficient when Boris Diaw is on the floor.
Kevin Pelton analyzes three decades' worth of NBA Finals trends to determine what matters, what doesn't and who will win when the San Antonio Spurs take on the Miami Heat.
Kevin Pelton examines Roy Hibbert's Game 2 performance, writing that the Pacers would be best served by feeding their big man often, and on the low block.
Kevin Pelton offers three proposals to fix the foul out rule, in an effort to keep the game's best players in play rather than on the bench.
With Roy Hibbert playing inefficiently on defense, Kevin Pelton examines both the case for and against the Pacers benching Hibbert in the playoffs.
With all eight NBA playoff Game 1s in the books, Kevin Pelton ranks the five series underdogs with the best odds to score a first-round upset. The Brooklyn Nets, which have a 60 percent chance of defeating the Toronto Raptors, come in No. 1.
Kevin Pelton examines how the Spurs won -- and the Heat lost -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Their chances are slim, but the Bulls have a few factors in their favor against the Heat, writes Kevin Pelton.
Which teams had the best performances of the opening weekend? Kevin Pelton examines.
Advanced stats show Sixers star deserves more attention.
West All-Star Grades -- NBA All-Star Game 2014
Kevin Pelton discusses Kevin Durant's historic scoring spree and the factors that have allowed him to do it.
The Pacers are tied with the Heat in the East finals. Kevin Pelton examines how Indiana has gotten it done.
Kevin Pelton previews the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers.