Neil Paine writes that a large part of the Pacers' recent playoff success -- and the team's overall success over the last two seasons -- can be attributed to head coach Frank Vogel, who is among the NBA's best in terms of maximizing talent.
Using the Championship Leverage Index -- a metric that quantifies the importance of individual playoff games -- Neil Paine examines the best and worst active NBA players when it comes to performing in the "clutch." Tyson Chandler tops the list.
Through the prism of statistics, Neil Paine examines which NBA team -- the L.A. Lakers, San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat -- has had the most postseason success since the league last expanded in 2004-05.
Neil Paine writes that just because the Memphis Grizzlies have gotten off to a fast start fueled by great defense doesn't mean they're this season's version of the 76ers. In the Grizzlies' case, their offense is just as good.
Neil Paine looks inside the numbers to reveal that NBA players with top defensive reputations -- including Kobe Bryant, Joakim Noah, Rajon Rondo, Arron Afflalo and Tayshaun Prince -- are not the defensive stalwarts they appear (or used) to be.