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  1. Make-or-Break NBA Playoffs Weekend

    Zach Lowe

    We have a monster weekend of games in what has become a shockingly unpredictable and wild first round. Let's take a quick spin around each series, focusing on some of the key questions - starting with the most intriguing series....

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Winners and Losers, So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The first 72 hours of the NBA playoffs have been wild compared with last season's early chalk-fest. We've had nine competitive games out of 10, crazy finishes, a GM giving an ECW-style promo, massive scoring totals, and lots of other fun st...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Q&A: Mike Conley on Being Tricky and the ‘Why Not Us?&r...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a disjointed season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite making the Western Conference finals in 2013, the team made the semi-surprising decision to let Lionel Hollins walk and replace him with Dave Joerger. The new coach has revamped the o...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NBA Free Agency: On John Wall Getting Paid and Mike Miller's Move...

    Zach Lowe

    The Wizards, always Wizarding around, are on the verge of signing John Wall to the maximum-allowable contract extension — a five-year, $80 million mega-deal that precludes the Wizards from signing any of their other current players, including B...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  7. Paying to Play in Memphis? The Strange Case of Tennessee's Jock T...

    Zach Lowe

    When I first asked Chris Johnson, the lefty shooter from Dayton who signed two 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies last season, about his tax issues in Tennessee, he went into a stock answer about the luxury tax — how he understood Memphis had ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. A Brief History of George: Why Karl Is Out in Denver and Where He...

    Zach Lowe

    Earlier today the Denver Nuggets announced that head coach George Karl, reportedly seeking a contract extension, would part ways with the team with one year left on his deal. There are at least three big themes that have followed Karl through his ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. We Went There: The Spurs Grind Out a Sweep at the Grindhouse

    Zach Lowe

    This is normally a place for serious basketball analysis — mulling X's and O's, rotation choices, and Lionel Hollins's fantastic wardrobe. But let me step back for a second and say how cool it was watching San Antonio walk off the court, having...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. Conference Finals Weekend Preview: Examining the Grizzlies' D and...

    Zach Lowe

    We're going to get into the meat of each conference finals series over the weekend. Each team by now has rewatched every possession of every game, trying to suss out what an opponent has done, how that opponent might adjust going forward, and how to ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  11. The Bonner Effect: How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stopping the San Antonio Spurs offense, one of the league's three best over the last three seasons combined, is always going to be a chore. Smart defenses can construct wonderful theoretical game plans centered on limiting the Spurs to midrange jumpe...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  12. No One Is Saying Kevin Durant Isn't Clutch, Plus 11 More Takeaway...

    Zach Lowe

    1. It's almost refreshing how little "maybe Kevin Durant isn't clutch!!??!" idiocy we've been hearing over the last three days, after Durant's shaky shooting performances down the stretch of the last three Thunder losses. Durant has shot 2-of-14 in t...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  13. The evolution of Mike Conley Jr., Memphis Grizzlies point guard

    Zach Lowe

    How Mike Conley Jr., Memphis's ambidextrous point guard, has grown up and led his team deep into the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  14. Big Questions for a Day Off: Can the Knicks and Thunder Overcome ...

    Zach Lowe

    The first round started as a boring chalk-fest, with six of eight series going to 2-0, and only Nuggets-Warriors promising to double as both competitive and aesthetically pleasing. It transformed into madness, of course, with four Game 6s on a single...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. Game 6 Madness: The Keys to a Killer Night of Playoff Basketball

    Zach Lowe

    Do you guys remember the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs? They're still in the playoffs, I swear! That Heat-Bucks series was actually this season. I know — it seems like it might have been Miami's first-round series last season, but it really ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  16. The Z-Bo Issue: The Grizzlies Are a Threat to Emerge From the Wes...

    Zach Lowe

    As others have noted recently, there's been a lot of hand-wringing over Oklahoma City's alleged vulnerability as we finally, mercifully approach the playoffs. The Thunder have lost three of their last four games against their brethren in the West's t...

    Blog | April 11, 2013