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  1. The challenge facing the Heat's D

    Henry Abbott

    If the Heat are going to win a third straight title, it'll require a lot more offense on defense than they showed in the regular season, explains Tom Penn in Penn Station....

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. The Mavericks' sneakily effective offense

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks aren't amazing shooters, or crazily athletic, but they're scoring very well. David Thorpe explains what the Spurs can expect to face tonight....

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Don't tell Terry Stotts this can't work

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images Portland's 3-rich offense may be untraditional, but it's also off the charts. The Blazers have just about the best record in basketball, the best offense in the game by a fair margin and egg on the faces of every pun...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. Amin Elhassan told you so

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan predicted the Pistons offense would be terrible and the Pacers would win the East. And he's sticking to his prediction Kobe Bryant won't be meaningfully back anytime soon....

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. The Warriors D up

    Henry Abbott

    Famous for their offense, the Warriors are, by the numbers, even better on defense, and there's a reason for that. As seen on ESPN TV yesterday:...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  6. When players talk like stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Martin spreads the gospel of team offensive efficiency at Timberwolves' media day: It's a proven fact, if you hit a high free-throw percentage and you hit a lot of 3-pointers, then you're going to have one of the best offenses in the league. T...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  7. Hero Ball devoured the Rockets

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Late in close games, including against the Lakers on Wednesday, the Rocket offense stagnates. The Rockets had a shot against the banged up Spurs. That's the thinking. But there's no worse West draw than opening ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. Celtics attacking the rim

    Henry Abbott

    In a very interesting post about the Celtics' surprisingly effective offense post-Rajon Rondo, Ian Levy of Hickory High notes that the Celtics are getting the ball to the rim more often. A key way they are doing that? Having the ball-handler in th...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  9. The Celtics' busted offense

    Henry Abbott

    The Celtics' offense is terminal to their title chances, and instead of death by a thousand paper cuts, but by a thousand mid-range jumpers. They have the personnel to get to the rim, especially against the likes of the Cavaliers, but they do litt...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  10. TrueHoop TV: OK in OKC

    Henry Abbott

    Four straight losses in the Finals, the trade of James Harden -- things felt a little wobbly for the Thunder faithful at the start of the 2012-2013 season. But at the halfway point? The best offense in the NBA and the popular pick as the best team in...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  11. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe on Laker offense

    Henry Abbott

    After identifying a Minnesota rookie who's a surprising joy to watch, David Thorpe explains why he likes a lot of the Lakers players, and Mike D'Antoni's offense, but not the two together....

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  12. Arron Afflalo is ready for his close up

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The UCLA formula for NBA success : Earn minutes with defense, use the time to perfect offense. "It's so crazy," says the Denver Nuggets' Arron Afflalo, who was D'ing up Kobe Bryant in Game 7 just a few weeks ago. "The ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    This is big. John Hollinger (Insider) trots out data showing that while it's hard to find evidence teams consistently perform well in crunch time on offense, there is much more evidence that their late-game defensive performances are not random. In o...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  14. Crunch time scoring is tough

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/LM Otero Jason Terry was on a short list of players who scored efficiently in crunch time Sunday. It has been shown all kinds of ways that in crunch time NBA offenses struggle. Buckets are just hard to come by. This may be because coach...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  15. David Thorpe on Laker O woes

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers have top-five offensive players at shooting guard, power forward and center, and yet have the 17th-most efficient offense to date. Something is wrong. The idea is that the Laker offense is bad either because Mike Brown changed everyt...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  16. When the Laker offense is beautiful

    Henry Abbott

    Pay special attention to the highlight above with about 2:36 left in the game. That's when Pacers David West and Paul George trap the most celebrated Laker, Kobe Bryant, against the left wing. Bryant finds his wide open teammate, Pau Gasol, in the co...

    Blog | January 23, 2012