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  1. 2013 NBA Playoffs - LeBron James, Hakeem Olajuwon among top all-t...

    Neil Paine

    Using game stats and a variety of beyond-the-box score metrics, Neil Paine ranks the top 10 conference finals players of all time. LeBron James, Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan top the list.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  2. 2013 NBA Playoffs - The best, worst postseason players in the clu...

    Neil Paine

    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.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  3. NBA - With LeBron James around, will Kevin Durant ever win a ring...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says there's a distinct possibility Kevin Durant could end up like Karl Malone -- ringless and the perennial "bridesmaid."

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  4. NBA - Best- and worst-case scenarios for "Top 25 under 25"

    Neil Paine

    Through the prism of statistics, Neil Paine provides the best- and worst-case scenarios of our "25 Under 25"

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  5. Why Spurs want to avoid Thunder, and other tough matchups - NBA

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine takes a look at three potential postseason matchups that appear to be even on the surface, but would actually strongly favor one team over the other. For starters, the Thunder's outstanding shooting ability would cause the Spurs problems.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  6. Which players under the age of 25 could one day be Hall of Fame-w...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine takes a look at six players under the age of 25 who currently project to have Hall of Fame-worthy careers.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  7. NBA - Thabo Sefolosha and Brook Lopez amid underrated and overrat...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine identifies a list of underrated and overrated players using adjusted plus-minus statistics.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  8. NBA - Is the NBA in a golden age of basketball? Not really

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says despite extraordinary talents like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the era is rather ordinary.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  9. NBA - Projecting how Lakers, Heat, Thunder would fare against eac...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine projects how the NBA's three best teams would fare against each other in seven-game series: Lakers versus Heat, Heat versus Thunder and Thunder versus Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  10. NBA - How the Miami Heat have negated James Harden's normally eff...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says one battle Miami is winning is forcing the normally efficient James Harden into bad shots.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  11. NBA - Can Oklahoma City apply lessons learned against San Antonio...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says Oklahoma City will use a couple lessons learned from the San Antonio series to defeat the Heat.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  12. NBA - Thunder offense stacks up better than Spurs

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs' offenses rank as two of the best in playoff history.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  13. 2012 NBA Playoffs - Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs h...

    Neil Paine

    We've heard a lot about Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan and the stars in this Thunder-Spurs series. But what about the vital role players? Neil Paine writes that neither team would be in this position without great performances from some critical unsung heroes.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  14. 2012 NBA Playoffs - LeBron James has been clutch so far this post...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine examines the five biggest trends of the playoffs so far through the lens of the Heat-Pacers series. While the numbers point toward Indiana winning Game 6, LeBron James has distinguished himself as the most clutch superstar through two rounds.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  15. NBA - Thunder's overall talent outweighing Lakers' experience and...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says the Los Angeles Lakers might have experience on their side, but Oklahoma City's overall talent is outclassing them.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  16. NBA - Expect higher Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant usage rates with lowe...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant have logged the most minutes played of any two active players. What do they have left?

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012