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  1. Killer Lineup: OKC's Jackson Five

    Kevin Arnovitz

    "Killer Lineup" is a recurring feature that highlights the workings of one of the NBA's most efficient five-man units. Today, we look at the Oklahoma City Thunder's starters without Russell Westbrook. Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. Killer Lineup: OKC's keep-the-faith starters

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Russell Westbrook | Thabo Sefolosha | Kevin Durant | Serge Ibaka | Kendrick Perkins Minutes Played: 1,024 Offensive Rating: 110.1 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 96.6 points per 100 possessions How it works offensively At some poi...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    From Pablo S. Torre's ESPN The Magazine feature on Kyrie Irving, what every eager young basketball player should have in the drawers of his nightstand: pork rinds and Sour Patch Kids. At BallerBall, an expanded visual of Russell Westbrook's legs at...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Spurs' good looks

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tom Pennington/NBAE/Getty ImagesIn Game 2, Tony Parker gave Russell Westbrook a full-service workout. It must have been a cruel irony for Russell Westbrook that a game won largely on the effectiveness of San Antonio's high picks for Tony Parker aime...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  10. Takeaways from Clippers-Thunder

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images The Clippers and Thunder tangled for the second time in six nights -- to the same result. The first half was an eyesore, as the Thunder led nearly the whole way despite a bevy of turnovers by both teams. Then t...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  11. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    J.A. Adande joined Baron Davis on the campus of UCLA, where the Cavs point guard will try to maintain a GPA, not a PER. At Hardwood Paroxysm, Holly MacKenzie shares a story about how, several seasons back, Davis blew her off in a locker room in Seatt...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  12. Monday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    We outlined the Heat's final possession at Heat Index, and Sebastian Pruiti offers a nice pictorial account at NBA Playbook. LeBron James is taking criticism again for passing the ball out of the double-team into the hands of a prolific -- and wide-o...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  13. 7 curious things about the upcoming season

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Sport Forget about the hoopla in Miami, and let's talk about the basketball. The basketball in Miami The concentration of talent in Miami has created a dramatic storyline the NBA hasn't seen in years. In late October, ...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If Chris Paul demands his way out of New Orleans, should he be subject to the same vitriol LeBron James has received? Should the fact that Chris Paul is a point guard color our perception of his desire to play with a better supporting cast? Should Pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  15. Kendrick Perkins pushes the envelope

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Perkins spoke with me about the craft of setting screens last December before the Celtics faced off against the Bulls in Chicago. I asked him how much a screener should try to get away with: That's why 29 other teams and their fans would love ...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    What should you reasonably expect of a draft pick? What constitutes a bust? Is it fair to expect a rotation player if you're drafting in the latter half of the first round? All great questions that Tim Donahue of Eight Points, Nine Seconds seeks to a...

    Blog | May 18, 2010