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  1. Bulls' chances of a comeback from 3-1

    Neil Paine

    After the first four games of a best-of-seven series, the only way a matchup can be more lopsided than 3-1 is for the winner to have finished their opponents off in a sweep. The 3-1 margin carries the lowest series leverage index of any active situat...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference has numbers showing that a few years ago, Gilbert Arenas was an MVP candidate, and the most efficient high-usage player in the NBA. Now? "If Arenas was still the Gilbert of old, this would have been just the kicksta...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  3. Tuesday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Neil Paine of Basketball Reference examines whether the Heat's inability to win close games against quality opponents says more about the team's long-term prospects than their capacity to destroy bad teams. One morsel: "In the NBA, dominating good te...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On the day the Lakers hold their parade, here's an amazing collection of Laker title celebration videos. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference on Kobe Bryant as Finals MVP: "I definitely don't think it's fair to say Kobe was 'bad' in the Finals. He di...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  5. Best defensive performance of the season?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How exceptional was the Lakers' defensive performance on Tuesday night? The Celtics were posted an offensive rating of 77.1 points per 100 possessions -- anything under 80 is pretty rare. To measure how rare, I got in touch with Neil Paine of Basketb...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  6. Wednesday bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference is looking into teams that are better in the playoffs than they were in the regular season: "The 2010 Celtics are the second-most improved playoff team ever, having tacked on +7.8 points of estimated efficiency diff...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Some grumbling about the Team USA role earned by the Raptors head coach. Jay Triano works for Bryan Colangelo, whose dad is Jerry Colangelo, who runs ... Team USA. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference digs deep into the numbers on new Spur Richard Jef...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference with a humbling thought for Shaquille O'Neal: "Coincidentally enough, 37 just happens to be the magic number at which some of history's greatest big men -- Ewing, Olajuwon, Wilt, Robinson, Moses, etc. -...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  9. The Heart Condition that Forced Cuttino Mobley into Retirement

    Henry Abbott

    This is a few days old, but I'm seeing it for the first time today (via Neil Paine). Very interesting indeed:...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Wow. Wow. Wow. 40.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10 assists per game. According to Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference, that's what LeBron James would be averaging if he played at the same pace (possessions per 48 minutes) that Oscar Robertson d...

    Blog | February 24, 2009
  11. The Ol' Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan Debate

    Henry Abbott

    Who's better, Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference.com navigated numbers like points produced per 100 possessions used, the percentage of team possessions used when on the court, points allowed per 100 opponent posse...

    Blog | December 09, 2008