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  1. 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
  2. Can LeBron James and the Miami Heat win a third NBA title?

    Zach Lowe

    Breaking down Miami's quest for a third consecutive NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  3. Why the Heat's Big Three Are Champions and the NBA's Star System ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stars win or lose basketball games in the postseason. That's what everyone says, anyway. They play more minutes as the stakes rise and coaches shrink their rotations. Tim Duncan, ageless freaking Tim Duncan, just played 44:26 and 43:10 in back-to-bac...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  4. Everything Matters: How to Understand (and Enjoy) Game 7 of the N...

    Zach Lowe

    If you'll allow a mini-rant: The widespread use of the word "choke" on Wednesday irritated me. The Spurs "choked," according to some talking heads and lots of fans on Twitter; even a San Antonio radio host suggested they did, and asked me whether I a...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. 10 Key Thoughts on the Greatest, Most Insane NBA Finals Game in Y...

    Zach Lowe

    There have been other recent Finals games that have reached a special place where you throw off the analyst hat, close the laptop, and just take it all in with a wide-eyed giddiness and a tension so profound it surprises you. A few that stand out: Bo...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  6. Could Game 6 be the end of LeBron James and the Miami Heat's magi...

    Zach Lowe

    Is this the end of the Heat's magical season? Their defense will be the deciding factor of Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  7. We Went There: Manu Reigns and Miami Sputters in Game 5

    Zach Lowe

    The Heat have talked openly about how facing three of the league's top five defenses over the last three rounds has taken the fast-paced style out of their offense. Great defenses, with weeks to scout a single opponent, don't fall for the whirring de...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  8. A Showdown in San Antonio: What We've Learned About Heat-Spurs So...

    Zach Lowe

    Only Game 1 of these NBA Finals has unfolded the way many of us expected the series would — with two teams leveraging their very different strengths in a tight battle of possession-by-possession tradeoffs. Miami's ultra-aggressive defense, with...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. The Game 4 Questions: Why the Heat's Defense Wilted and How They'...

    Zach Lowe

    Game 4 of a series in any 2-1 state has always been my favorite playoff game. If the trailing team wins and ties things at 2-2, each of the following games obviously takes on its own sort of hyper-drama. But for this moment, at 2-1, a single game det...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  10. We Went There: The Spurs Rain on the Cool, Ineffective Heat

    Zach Lowe

    We forgot about it because of the scary things LeBron James did in the second half of Game 2 on Sunday, but Miami's defense was strangely off for much of that win. They lost track of Danny Green on two 3-pointers, errors of miscommunication that resu...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. A Story of Refinement: How the Spurs' Elevated Playmaking Triumph...

    Zach Lowe

    If there's a possession that neatly tied together every major story line, real and fabricated, emanating from San Antonio's stirring Game 1 win in Miami, it was this one with about 6:30 left: Look at all the interesting stuff going on here, ju...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Previewing the Heat-Spurs 2013 NBA Finals

    Zach Lowe

    Plus six more crucial issues for the Heat-Spurs showdown, and a series prediction.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Lockdown: How the Heat Defense Redefined the Eastern Conference F...

    Zach Lowe

    At halftime of Miami's Game 5 win, with the Pacers up 44-40 and shooting 51 percent, I tweeted that Miami was trying "some nice things defensively," but that Indiana kept manufacturing points. Indiana came into last night's game having scored at a...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  16. Game 5 Preview: Four Keys to the Most Important Night of the Seas...

    Zach Lowe

    There have been so many possessions in this series during which I've thought to myself, It is shocking that the Kings are in the same professional basketball league as these two teams. You could substitute a half-dozen or so teams in place of Sacram...

    Blog | May 30, 2013