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  1. Can the Thunder Stop LeBron James?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    During Game 4 on Tuesday night, Miami executed their plan to post up LeBron James. He essentially played point guard, with his back toward the basket. James caused havoc for the Thunder, leading to many opportunities for himself and his teammates. ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  2. How Chris Bosh Became a Threat in Game 3

    Sebastian Pruiti

    If you only look at Chris Bosh's line from Sunday night — scoring just 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting and posting a -7 — you would think that he had a bad game. But Bosh actually made a big impact both ends of the court. he played great he...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  3. Oklahoma City's Bigs Problem

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Because the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to win Game 1, their problems from that game were overlooked. They made some errors, especially with regard to their lineups. The Thunder started the game with two bigs even though Miami's center was Chris Bo...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  4. Turns Out Miami Really Missed Chris Bosh

    Sebastian Pruiti

    With one minute left to play in Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Miami Heat led by five points. They had possession of the basketball, seeking to score a game-clinching basket. They set up a Dwyane Wade–LeBron James pick-and-roll, ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. What Does Miami Need to Do to Win?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Much like their defense, the Miami Heat's offense was a tale of two halves in Game 1. In the first half, and the first quarter especially, the Heat thrived, moving off of the basketball, cutting with precision, finding the open teammate, stretching t...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  6. NBA Finals Preview: Can the Thunder Beat the Heat?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder's pick-and-roll play is integral to their offense, which you might remember from my Western Conference finals preview. Of the Thunder's 1,304 half-court possessions in the playoffs, 426 were pick-and-rolls, according to Syne...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  7. Miami's Go-To Fourth Quarter Play

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are not the only team with a damaging fourth-quarter play. In Game 7 against the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat went to their own unstoppable set that could be very problematic for the Thunder. The Heat use LeBron James off ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  8. LeBron's 'Improved' Post Game

    Sebastian Pruiti

    After LeBron James' disappointing performance in the NBA Finals, everyone from Charles Barkley to my grandmother said James needed to develop a post game. That wasn't quite true, however. Did James need to post up more often? Yes. Did he need a back-...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  9. Oklahoma City's Winning Play

    Sebastian Pruiti

    As they sought to close out the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder needed to keep scoring in the fourth quarter. To do so, they went to that play that confused the San Antonio defense and allowed Kevin Durant to score 16 ...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Ricky Rubio, Kyrie Irving, and the final NBA Rookie Rankings of t...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In the final edition of Rookie Rankings, we pick the top 10 first-year players of 2012.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  11. Sebastian Pruiti on the late-game efficiency of the Miami Heat

    Sebastian Pruiti

    A look at LeBron & Co.'s end-of-game performances this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012