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  1. Sprinting to the Finish Line

    Zach Lowe

    We're coming down the stretch of the NBA season, when contenders jell ahead of the playoffs and the tankers hit an extra gear that features fake injuries, weird rotations, and guys like Mark Madsen chucking 3-pointers. The league separates into ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. The status of the NBA's Western Conference teams

    Zach Lowe

    It's time to try to figure out where everyone stands out West as we head toward the midpoint of the NBA season.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  4. Kobe's Latest Ailment Puts the Lakers in an Awkward Holding Patte...

    Zach Lowe

    Kobe Bryant's knee injury is a major NBA event, because he is a transcendent modern superstar, he plays for the Lakers, and it was wonderful to see him hit some big shots against Memphis — even after suffering the injury, it turned out. But it ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. Anthony Davis's Fracture May Break the Pellies

    Zach Lowe

    The harsh reality of the Western Conference: If your team's internal projections have them settling around the 45-win mark, a medium-term injury to your best or second-best player could make the difference between a playoff spot and a trip to New Yor...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  6. Deja Vu in Chicago, Plus a Trip Through the NBA's Emergency Room

    Zach Lowe

    Some thoughts after a very depressing weekend of NBA basketball has left the league feeling unusually unsettled for this time of season, with scads of injuries and so many (Eastern Conference) teams with high internal expectations floundering horribl...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  7. Ten burning questions for the upcoming Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers ...

    Zach Lowe

    Do the Pacers have a shot to unseat the Heat? It won't be easy, that's for sure.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  8. The New Stephen Curry: How the Warriors' Super-Shooter Has Transf...

    Zach Lowe

    When the Warriors lost David Lee to what the team assumed was a season-ending injury in the team's first playoff game, I was skeptical that Golden State would be able to reconstruct its offense on the fly against an opponent devoting nearly 100 perce...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  9. Option No. 1: The Burden on Kevin Durant After Russell Westbrook'...

    Zach Lowe

    Rarely have so many non-involved NBA people watched a playoff game out of sheer curiosity as was the case Saturday night, when the NBA world tuned in to see how the Thunder would function without Russell Westbrook. Things went well in many basic sens...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  10. Thunder Struck: Russell Westbrook's Injury and What It Means for ...

    Zach Lowe

    The first thought is one of genuine sadness, just as it has been with Derrick Rose, Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, Andrew Bynum, Rajon Rondo, Danny Granger, Kobe Bryant, and every other important player on a playoff team who has suffered a season-endin...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. The Mega NBA Season-Ending Things I Like and Don't Like

    Zach Lowe

    1. JaVale McGee and Anthony Randolph, Together Injuries to Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried have George Karl understandably scrambling for healthy rotation parts, but I'm not sure the world is ready to watch the Wild Child front line play heavy...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  12. A World Without Gallo: Can George Karl's Nuggets Survive?

    Zach Lowe

    Predicting the impact of Danilo Gallinari's season-ending knee injury on Denver's playoff hopes is one of the trickiest bits of analysis the NBA's roulette wheel of injury luck has given us this season. The Nuggets might be one of the league's deepes...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  13. Stray Shots: Examining the Lakers in a Post-Kobe World, the Knick...

    Zach Lowe

    After a crazy night of NBA injuries, wild finishes, and resounding wins, a smorgasbord of random thoughts that don't merit their own posts: * The Lakers' defense has been a disaster over the last 20 games whenever Dwight Howard sits, mostly b...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. The Big Sieve: Analyzing Dwight Howard's Defensive Woes This Seas...

    Zach Lowe

    The Thunder are still two and a half games behind the Spurs in the standings, but they're favorites to make the Finals again, regardless of whether Tony Parker's injury allows them to slide into the no. 1 spot — where there's about a 50-50 chan...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  15. Q&A: Kevin Love on the T-Wolves' Future, Returning From Injury, a...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a rough year for Kevin Love and the Timberwolves in basketball terms. Love broke his right hand twice, first doing knuckle push-ups, and then during a game shortly after returning. Love wasn't himself in those 18 games, shooting just 35 p...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  16. With Anderson Varejao Injured, the Cavaliers Will Contend & for t...

    Zach Lowe

    People realize this is happening, right? That the Cavaliers have a real chance of finishing with the league's worst record this season, after finishing with the second-worst record in Year 1 of the Post-LeBron Era and the third-worst record in Year 2...

    Blog | January 09, 2013