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  1. Houston's improbable midrange winner

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Houston Rockets use an offensive formula they've been cultivating for years under their current regime: 3-pointers and rim shots. Everything in between is for suckers. The Rockets attempted 35 field goals in the first half of t...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. Killer Lineup: Houston's rim squad

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Lineup: Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard Minutes Played: 180 Offensive Rating: 114.6 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 97.8 points per 100 possessions How it works offensively For years...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    There is an Israeli track called "Popovich" by an Israeli rap duo named Arik Henig and X, and the Spurs head coach has made good use of the video. From Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News relays the story from Stephen Jackson and other Spurs...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  4. Holiday NBA thank-you notes

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A few thank-you notes for gifts bestowed on Christmas Day: To the Boston Celtics' defense: Poor Brooklyn, which looked like a passenger on a long-haul flight trapped in a middle seat between two offensive tackles. The Nets, who couldn't generate a...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  5. Christmas primer: 10 questions for 10 teams

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty ImagesWorking on Christmas: Deron Williams, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. A third of the NBA will be in action on Christmas Day, as fans will be treated to 14 consecutive hours of basketball featuring the league's top four teams and seven ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tim Frank of the NBA: "Tonight's NBA games will be played. We are still assessing the situation with regards to the rest of the week." Andray Blatche got an assist from some first responders. What's going to replace James Harden's beard as the ic...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Why was Kevin Durant on the bench?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images All Kevin Durant could do was watch as the Thunder coughed up a lead in the third quarter. When Kevin Durant picked up a fifth foul early in the fourth quarter of Game 2, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks did...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  8. The Miami Heat's cold new reality

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Only two post-ups per game won't cut it for Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in their new world. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ever since the circus opened in Miami in October 2010, we've heard a zillion reasons the Heat can't wi...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  9. Scott Brooks' on-time arrival

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty ImagesScott Brooks understands the feeding and caring responsibilities of an NBA head coach. On a Monday morning last January, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks fielded an easy volley of questions at Santa Monica ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  10. The Thunder's closing call

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Brett Deering/Getty Images Most have envisioned this night, but it arrived ahead of schedule for the young Thunder. Very few have doubted that we would witness Kevin Durant in an NBA Finals tee and lid, raising a trophy to a rousing ovation at Ches...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. How close are the Thunder?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images James Harden's four-point play was one of those revealing postseason moments we hear about. We often put too fine a point on identifying the singular moment a team realized its full potential. That process isn't li...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  12. OKC's familiar -- and unfamiliar -- attack

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant are making shots for a team that looks nothing like it did 72 hours ago. Before Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Thunder and the Lakers, Metta World Peace was ask...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  13. The night the Thunder evolved

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images Thabo Sefolosha had the game of his life. Did Kevin Durant have a game that will redefine him? We tend to see the shutdown defender as a luxury rather than a necessity, an accessory that can make life easier for th...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  14. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Quickish releases its list of What's Out for 2011 and What's In for 2012. In the cuddly, telegenic collegiate sharpshooter category, Jimmer Fredette gives way to Creighton's Doug McDermott. In the rookie sensation division, Ricky Rubio takes the seat...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  15. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In a parallel universe last night, NBA fans were treated to a Bulls-Thunder/Spurs-Trail Blazers doubleheader. Basketball Prospectus' Bradford Doolittle ran the simulation and found that Derrick Rose went off for 34 points. For those tracking the Kevi...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  16. What they're thinking at Drew-Goodman

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- If there's one guy who isn't sweating the prospect of a missed paycheck, it's Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams. "I'm good," Williams said. "I don't have any money yet anyway." Williams is one of more than a d...

    Blog | October 09, 2011