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  1. NBA - Tony Parker's decline hurting San Antonio Spurs

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton writes that while several factors have contributed to the San Antonio Spurs' drop-off this season, no other factor looms larger than Tony Parker's struggles.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  2. NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder's surprisingly average offense reflect...

    Ben Alamar

    The NBA BPI rankings suggest Oklahoma City's chances of making the playoffs in the tough Western Conference are nearly 50/50.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  3. Manu Ginobili helps Spurs snap Hornets' 5-game winning streak

    Ginobili, Spurs snap Hornets' 5-game winning streak

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 14, 2015
  4. NBA - Washington Wizards seeking balance between offense and defe...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says the Washington Wizards are close to finding the balance on both sides of the court that could make them bona fide title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2015
  5. Derrick Favors scores 21 as Jazz top Spurs, end nine-game skid

    Derrick Favors scored 21 points, Gordon Hayward added 20 and the Utah Jazz snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 100-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  6. What's driving the San Antonio Spurs' shooting slump? -- NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton writes that while most of the NBA seeks to mimic the Spurs' offense, that hasn't been such a good thing this season. He breaks down San Antonio's shooting woes and whether the team is likely to rebound.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  7. Spurs-Celtics Preview

    Spurs-Celtics Preview

    Preview | November 29, 2014
  8. NBA - Which teams are contenders, pretenders based on early retur...

    Kevin Pelton

    Which NBA teams off to hot starts are title contenders and which are pretenders? Kevin Pelton sizes up 11 clubs in the discussion via stats and analysis.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  9. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt downplays Kevin Love's conc...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kevin Love spoke up about his role in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offense after a 92-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday dropped the Cavs' record to a pedestrian 5-5, but coach David Blatt downplayed the merit of his star forward's concerns.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  10. Mavs 'got a long way to go' on defense

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle really doesn't like to talk about offense very much. His Dallas Mavericks ranked among the NBA's elite offensive teams last season and upgraded during the offseason. Scoring points won't be a problem. For Dallas to...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  11. NBA - Five bold predictions by the numbers

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton makes five bold predictions using his SCHOENE projection system, including the Cleveland Cavaliers setting a new record for team offense and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson sinking more 3s than the entire Lakers team combined.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2014
  12. NBA - Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James and Kevin Love should...

    David Thorpe

    How should the Cleveland Cavaliers best utilize the talents of LeBron James and Kevin Love within their offense? David Thorpe suggests implementing an uptempo offense, similar to the Suns' Steve Nash-era run-and-gun show.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  13. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has long way to go bef...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that if Kevin Durant wants to finally claim his first title ring, he needs to do some soul-searching about his game.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2014
  14. NBA Finals - How the Miami Heat defense stepped up in Game 2

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton says the Miami Heat bumped up their defense by putting LeBron James on Tony Parker, which forced Spurs role players to create their own shots.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  15. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Oklahoma City Thunder plan approach sans Ser...

    J.A. Adande

    If the Thunder are going to beat the Spurs, they can't let inefficient offense turn into insufficient defense, J.A. Adande writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2014
  16. Mavs-Spurs defies predictions with classic

    Bryan Gutierrez

    DALLAS -- Everyone seemed to pencil in the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs series as a predictable snooze-fest. Instead, we've seen some incredibly beautiful basketball as two of the NBA's best offenses go toe to toe. The latest chapter of the...

    Blog | April 27, 2014