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  1. World Series, Game 5: Lester Dominates & Again

    Jonah Keri

    For the second time in five games, Jon Lester annihilated the Cardinals lineup and now has the Red Sox on the brink of winning their third World Series in the past decade. As crazy as it is to say this about any Red Sox–related story, it feels ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  2. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  3. Tigers Survive, Red Sox Advance on Another Wild October Night

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers forced a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday, while the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series, as both teams eked out tight victories Tuesday. Though Anibal Sanchez did struggle in Game 3, Detroit...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. Chris Webber's Hall of Fame case

    Zach Lowe

    In praise of a complicated, transcendent, imperfect superstar.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  5. Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Reviewed

    Steven Hyden

    With Magna Carta ... Holy Grail, Jay-Z drags hip-hop into its post-youth period.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  6. Stanley Cup Final: The Five Factors of Game 5 (And Beyond!)

    Sean McIndoe

    So the Blackhawks and Bruins are down to a best-of-three for the Stanley Cup, and nobody has any idea what to expect from these teams anymore. Oh, we thought we had it figured out. After Monday's 2-0 Bruins win in Game 3, we all felt confident in ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  7. We Went There: Manu Reigns and Miami Sputters in Game 5

    Zach Lowe

    The Heat have talked openly about how facing three of the league's top five defenses over the last three rounds has taken the fast-paced style out of their offense. Great defenses, with weeks to scout a single opponent, don't fall for the whirring de...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  8. A Showdown in San Antonio: What We've Learned About Heat-Spurs So...

    Zach Lowe

    Only Game 1 of these NBA Finals has unfolded the way many of us expected the series would — with two teams leveraging their very different strengths in a tight battle of possession-by-possession tradeoffs. Miami's ultra-aggressive defense, with...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. Lockdown: How the Heat Defense Redefined the Eastern Conference F...

    Zach Lowe

    At halftime of Miami's Game 5 win, with the Pacers up 44-40 and shooting 51 percent, I tweeted that Miami was trying "some nice things defensively," but that Indiana kept manufacturing points. Indiana came into last night's game having scored at a...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  10. About Last Night: High Five to LeBron, Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local theater's lack of midnight showings of After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Miami Heat, buoyed by another vintage LeBron James performance, won a crucial Game 5, 90-79, to take...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  11. Game 5 Preview: Four Keys to the Most Important Night of the Seas...

    Zach Lowe

    There have been so many possessions in this series during which I've thought to myself, It is shocking that the Kings are in the same professional basketball league as these two teams. You could substitute a half-dozen or so teams in place of Sacram...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  12. A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the Kn...

    Zach Lowe

    Before they broke out in Game 5 and started to look like themselves again, something had been off with the San Antonio Spurs' offense. In the first four games of their series against Golden State — the first legit playoff team the Spurs had fac...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  13. We Went There: Memphis Takes Game 5 and Control From the Clippers...

    Robert Mays

    Together, they're the best frontcourt in basketball, but in last night's 103-93 Game 5 win, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph did it one at a time. It started with Gasol, just after the second half began. Memphis had a six-point lead by the end of two qua...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  14. Best B.S.: Brian Scalabrine on LeBron's 2010 Meltdown

    Grantland Channel

    Bill Simmons tells Brian Scalabrine about his experience watching LeBron James fall apart during Game 5 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals. Then they discuss how winning his first championship has changed LeBron into an entirely different player. ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  15. With the James Harden trade, Oklahoma City just handed the Wester...

    Bill Simmons

    Not only did Oklahoma City destroy something beautiful, they just handed the Western Conference to the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  16. Tweakers, Castoffs, Mystics, and Lil Waynes Unlikeliest Homie: I...

    Hua Hsu

    I spent Game 5 of the 2010 World Series lying on the floor of my apartment, staring at the ceiling and listening to the San Francisco Giants' local radio feed over the Internet. I was 3,000 miles away from the Bay Area and I wanted some connection to...

    Blog | October 29, 2012