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  1. Conference Finals Preview: Miami-Indiana, a Year in the Making

    Zach Lowe

    The Heat are just 11-9 in their last 20 games against Indiana, dating to the 2012 playoff series between these two juggernauts, when an injury to Chris Bosh forced the Heat to reinvent themselves as a small-ball 3-point shooting machine - a...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Zaza Pachulia Is Buying the Bucks' Court. No, Seriously.

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a weird start to the season for the perpetually funky Milwaukee Bucks. Five rotation players are dealing with injuries, including Brandon Knight, the team's most important offseason acquisition. One of those players, LARRY SANDERS!, is un...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  9. Tyson Knocked Out: What the Big Man's Injury Means for the Knicks...

    Zach Lowe

    Here is a timeline of things the Knicks have done, and things that have happened to them, over the past four years • New York stripped its roster and dealt away future assets in a naked and rational attempt to sign LeBron James during the su...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 Preview: How We Got Here, and Wh...

    Zach Lowe

    A few league executives mentioned to me during the preseason what an interesting position the Pacers were in — a very good team, with a star player (Danny Granger) struggling through an unknown injury, in the same conference as a juggernaut. Sh...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Houston's Hope: The Thunder's Unspeakably Bad Defense

    Zach Lowe

    The Thunder offense has been tough to watch since Russell Westbrook's injury, mostly because it's less an "offense" than a series of predictable, slow-moving sets designed to maximize the talent of two individual superstars. Take one of those superst...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Golden State of Emergency: How David Lee's Injury Turns the Warri...

    Zach Lowe

    David Lee is a punch line, mostly because of his poor defense, but his ability to do just about everything on offense has made him a core part of a Warriors team that has won by scoring like hell, surviving on defense, and cleaning the glass. Now he'...

    Blog | April 22, 2013