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  1. How the NBA Is Using the D-League to Experiment With Shorter Game...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA is concerned about the length of games, which is why I proposed over the summer that the league should cut the game time from 48 minutes to 40 — an idea incoming commissioner Adam Silver is said to be interested in. (Silver informally p...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  2. We Went There: Arizona Is Terrifying, But UCLA Gave the Cats a Sc...

    Danny Chau

    My ears started stinging with about two minutes left in the game. That's around the time when Jordan Adams, who was having a miserable shooting night, drilled a 3 that brought UCLA all the way back to a tie with no. 1 Arizona, 68-68. Ryan Hollins's f...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. The NBA's Winter of Discontent: All the Drama You Might Have Miss...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, the holiday hangover hit the NBA with a force this week. After a quintupleheader of games on Christmas, you might have thought it was safe to turn your back on the league and spend some time with your family or your Xbox One. You would be wrong....

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  4. How to Survive Bad Basketball

    netw3rk

    The NBA season is 82 games long, and for fans of many teams, to watch those games is to enter an endless, Kafkaesque hellscape that lives outside of time. Non-fans simply avoid the sight of such teams unless some other interest-inducing factor compel...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. CourtVision: Kobe Bryant and the Elbow Test

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Imagine you are dropped into a random NBA game and a teammate throws you the ball at the elbow with three or four seconds left on the shot clock; there's no time to make another pass, you must somehow generate a field goal attempt, and everyone in th...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  6. A Fate Worse Than Death: Nuggets vs. Jazz

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Connoisseurs of basketball misery, pour out a sip of your MD 20/20: For the first time in history, Grantland's Fate Worse than Death column will not open a new NBA season with a Washington Wizards game. This year, Randy Wittman and the Verizon Center...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  7. Blow the Whistle: The NBA's Precarious Officiating Issues

    Zach Lowe

    You've noticed, if you've been watching the NBA's overlong preseason, that it is dreaded "point of emphasis" time — the phase of preseason in which officials go crazy calling all sorts of things they haven't generally called much when the games...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  8. The struggles of former lottery pick Jonny Flynn

    Jonathan Abrams

    The quick destruction and slow rehabilitation of a forgotten lottery pick.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  9. Six Degrees of Summer League

    Andrew Sharp

    "We call it the Sundance of basketball. People from top to bottom in the industry will be in Las Vegas. It's one of the few times besides the All-Star Game when lots of people and decision-makers are looking to make an impression or move relationship...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  10. The Gregg Popovich Hunger Games and 9 More Last-Minute Notes on t...

    Zach Lowe

    Game 1 of any series, and especially of the NBA Finals, can be a little funky. LeBron James began last season's Finals guarding Kendrick Perkins, and Game 1 featured so much switching and so many weird matchups it became difficult to track at times. ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  11. The spiritual connection between the '70s Knicks champs and Tim D...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The spiritual connection between the '70s Knicks and the 2013 Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  12. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Tony Allen Is Y...

    Danny Chau and Andrew Sharp and Brett Koremenos

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Tony Allen Danny Chau: I've replayed Tony Allen's game-clinching steal in Game 4 a hundred times and it doesn't get any less awesome. Kevin Martin fakes a pick for ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  13. CourtVision: James Harden Pumps Up the Volume

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The October trade that sent James Harden from Oklahoma to Texas has been dissected a thousand times by a thousand people. However, the trade is particularly relevant again today; 87 games later, Harden is leading his Rockets squad to a potential upse...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  14. Paul George's success, Chris Paul's clutch play, and more from we...

    Zach Lowe

    After an all-chalk weekend, we look at the rise of Paul George, the importance of shooters, and Chris Paul's clutch play.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  15. Anatomy of an Upset: Michigan's Run to the Final Four

    Brett Koremenos

    At this time of year, the fervor of the college-versus-the-NBA debate typically reaches its peak. The professional game may lack a certain emotional draw, but there is no denying that the quality of strategy at basketball's highest level is substanti...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  16. The New York Knicks, Jason Kidd, and Amar'e Stoudemire

    Charles P. Pierce

    Checking in with Jason Kidd, Amar'e Stoudemire, and the New York Knicks.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013